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 was one of the best buy's I have ever made. I never have to worry about my generator stopping and my wife not being able to pull the rope hard enough to start it. Electric start is the way to go. Starts every time.
Let me start by telling you that I did a lot of research on portable generators before I decided to purchase this 3500 Watt Champion. I was searching for something that would fit all of my needs as I have a 30 foot travel trailer with 6 people staying in it pretty regularly. I just purchased and received this generator last week and used it all night Friday, all day and night Saturday, and half the day Sunday. The first great thing about it is that it started up right away with the remote start. (Once done assembling it and filing it with gas and oil. Which was a total time of 20 minutes to do absolutely everything) I was extremely happy about that since we were in the middle of some pretty bad weather at the time. I plugged in the 30amp RV cord and then started to use the camper as if I had a regular hookup. We put out the slide outs, turned on the furnace because it was only 30 degrees out, turned on the refrigerator and hot water heater, all the lights and tv's. This generator never skipped a beat. It ran the entire 3 days (all day and night) and we never had 1 problem! (I did however shut the generator off and drain the oil and put in new oil after the first 8hrs of runtime. I heard that it is good to do that.) The noise level is not bad at all either. We had it sitting about 20 feet to the side of the camper bedroom and we couldn't even hear it run. It has all of the nice features like Remote Start and Stop, Electric Start, Includes the battery, has digital voltage meter, and includes the handle and wheels. I can't see a better purchase out there!
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