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RE: DIY storm shield / cover for inverter generator?

I thought old retired guys were more chill than this. But men tend to bicker endlessly on most hobby forums I visit. I still can extract a tiny nugget of helpful information if I read between the distractions. Do folks get this way at actual RV parks?
tonyclifton 01/28/22 05:12am Tech Issues
DIY storm shield / cover for inverter generator?

Anybody got a low-buck DIY solution to keep rain/sleet/snow off the generator while it is running? One time I set a piece of plywood on top which sufficed for some heavy snow but that wouldn't do if there was any wind. Curious what quick and easy ideas others have used.
tonyclifton 01/27/22 05:34am Tech Issues
Source for magnetic dipstick for Champion C46540 3500W gen?

Interested in picking up a magnetic oil dipstick for my C46540 but can't seem to find one anywhere. Any suggestions?
tonyclifton 01/12/22 05:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Why won’t my Champion C46540 generator run the microwave?

It was mentioned the 3 wire RV outlet could power both 120v legs with an adapter. What is this adapter? Sounds like this will provide more wattage. My microwave is an inverter style, or at least says so on the front. I’ll lug it out to the 46540 tomorrow and hook up to the RV outlet (i have a pigtail to 2 120v outlets in a box) and see if it has same issues. I suspect it will run better.
tonyclifton 01/04/22 09:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Why won’t my Champion C46540 generator run the microwave?

Yes, tho is a C46540. I went back and corrected my original post. Thanks for catching that! I am using the 4-prong connector and apparently was not sufficiently aware of the specs! The diagram in the manual identifies it as a L14-30R. I was not aware that the AVR was only on one phase. I have a kill-a-watt. Low load voltage was 129v. Seems high. One circuit (with the coffee maker) only dropped somewhere between 120 - 125v when I made coffee. The other leg with the microwave dropped to 96v (coffee maker was not running). Is this related to the AVR only functioning on one phase? That leg really drops and has no other major draws on it. My goal; is to power both legs of the building circuit, although selectively powering certain breakers to manage load. I turn off high draw circuits like heat pump, water heater, sewage pump, range. What type of generator output / receptacle will do this as I shop for a replacement generator? I know this unit is getting old although has been a rock solid runner ever since I bought it based upon extensive reviews here. Love this site and it’s well informed users!
tonyclifton 01/04/22 08:12pm Tech Issues
Why won’t my Champion C46540 generator run the microwave?

I have a 1300W microwave (120v) I’m trying to run using my Champion C46540 but the microwave shuts down about 5 to 10 seconds after I turn it on. I know the generator isn’t overloaded running other stuff. It is lightly loaded running a few led and cfl lightbulbs. It runs a fridge and more lights and coffee maker just fine, although was not running any of these when the microwave kept shutting down. I’m using the 4-prong 30R receptacle to power the breaker panel. At only 1300W the microwave should run just fine. What’s going on?
tonyclifton 01/04/22 05:10pm Tech Issues
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