This is my second Champion 4000, it is a great machine for the money. I use it when camping for my RV, charging batteries, running AC, microwave. I leave in the bed of my truck and with the tail gate closed it is quieter and out of reach of potential thieves when it's off. It is heavy at dry 106 lbs, but that can help keep people from stealing it as it sits in front of my fifth wheel hitch. Has nice anti vibration rubber mounts on the feet and a bar that surrounds the whole unit. Great unit!
Absolutely more than I expected. It is more than adequate to supply the power needed for my 5th wheel RV. My home is in Illinois but I am a full time RV'er and when ever I stop in rest areas or places that don't have sufficient power the champion is activated. I carry it in the back of my truck and I find that at 107 lbs. I can handle it quite well. It starts by the second pull but not as quiet as I would like but for all the other features it has I can live with a little more noise than expected. I didn't know that Champion made Generators for RV's until I found them on the Overstock web site. Thanks for a great product.
It came on time and the box looked like it had been damaged by water at sometime. After opening the box, I found the plastic bag that held all the paper work open. The bottom had been neatly cut open. The manual and registration card were laying on the top of the generator. The manual had water damage and the preprinted registration card was for a different model. All accessories were there. After looking over the generator and finding no damaged parts, I added the oil and Fuel. It started on the first pull. The generator ran with no problems. I was able to run the AC, Microwave, water pump and Refrigerator in my trailer all at the same time easily. I checked the sound level with out a load, from three feet, 74Db, not 68Db as on the box. Overall a nice generator for the price.
Not knowing too much about generators I wish I had realized the generator only produced 120 volts and not 240 volts. At the time of purchase I also bought a cable to connect to the generator. This cable was for a 240 volt connection and could not be used. I contacted "overstock.com" and they made the return of the cable very easy. This is a great company to deal with.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? N/A
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good