Originally Posted by Darwin Maring
Yikes, that Champion is 96 lbs?? I'd need ramps to get that on and off the tailgate of my truck.
Leave it in the bed of the truck and run an extension cord.
Unfortunately, we tow with a SUV. There is no way we can transport a generator
. It has to be mounted on the trailer.
@ HGHSL: Older ACs do not always work with soft start kits, as with my BF 19 (and my current trailer). I travel with dogs want enough watts to be able to start
my AC in an emergency. So, a Honda 3000i did not meet my needs and was expensive.
The Champion 3400 was my first generator
. It could start my AC, weighed less than the Honda, and was within my budget. It weighed 103 lbs & thank goodness I was able to safely mount it on the back of my trailer. It proved to be a reliable work horse, and I have no qualms purchasing another Champion product.
But it was LOUD & thank goodness I camped in dog training areas, many times alone. When others trailers were present, I could usually park away from them. Even so, they were usually owned by people who more than naught also had loud generators. But ... I did feel guilty.
Unfortunately, Champion did not manufacture a inverter generator
12 years ago. Now they do, and their generators get great reviews. I have my sites on a Champion 2000 Inverter Generator. It has a 53 dBA rating, which will ease my guilt. And ... the Champion weighs 46 Lbs!
@ HGHSL: I have also learned that a knowledgeable RV service professional can rewire my AC to start with 2000 Watts. (Take that Manufacturer!). So, I now have the option to use my AC. Yay technology.
BTW, I have heard good things about Harbor Freight Predator Inverter Generators. But based on my positive experience with Champion, I recommend their 2000 Inverter.