This generator compares very favorably with a Yamaha 3000 that I had a few years ago. The noise level seems to be about the same, very quiet for this size unit. It is also lighter by about 40 pounds. It powers my trailer A/C very nicely. The remote start/stop, which the Yamaha did not have, is a very nice feature. The best and last comment is this unit cost about half of the Yamaha.
I bought this for our 40' fifth wheel. I recieved generator with no issues, I used it for first time this past weekend. It worked great. It idled up on load demand as it should.The romote is the best option out there! The only con's I have at this point are; it's a little louder than I'd like but it's really not bad. The other is; no fuel gauge. All in all, I would recommend this generator.
Ordered this from Overstock.com as they had the best price and it arrived in less than a week. Great job by Champion as the generator was well packaged and protected. This is my second Champion generator and my experience with the first one is very favorable. I added 10W-30 oil as directed and about one gallon of 9 month old gasoline that was initially treated with a fuel stabilizer. The generator fired right up and I put different size loads on it (600, 900, 1500 watts) as was suggested for the initial 5 hour break in period. I had no problems restarting the generator after shutting it down. After the 5 hour break in period, I changed oil as recommended. Break in oil was very clean! Going to give it a real test soon on my travel trailer and fire up the 13,500 btu AC unit. After break in period, I hooked up generator to my 2012 travel trailer with a 13,500 btu Dometic AC unit and it started & ran the AC almost effortlessly, drawing 11 amps & maintaining 125 volts. I bet it would run my trailers microwave at the same time! Should have tried it! Great gen set!
This generator powers our A/C with no problems. It's a little louder than a Honda, but for the price you can't beat it. This powered our 3 day camping trip with only one gas refill. This is a great little generator for the price and I highly recommend it.
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