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valhalla360

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Posted: 04/20/22 06:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just a heads up for those looking.

Amazon has the above generator on sale for a really good price.

No I'm not selling or affiliated but have been keeping an eye on them as a replacement for the old 2400w Yamaha.


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This one?

Clicky for Genny





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Posted: 04/20/22 07:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LittleBill wrote:

This one?

Clicky for Genny


Yep, but keep in mind, the prices seem to change every few days.

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Ninth-seven pounds seems competitive too.


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Posted: 04/20/22 10:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

61 dB vs 57dB for an eU2200, seems competitive. Although Honda drops their spec to 48dB at 1/4 load, assume the Champ is similar

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BurbMan wrote:

61 dB vs 57dB for an eU2200, seems competitive. Although Honda drops their spec to 48dB at 1/4 load, assume the Champ is similar


I couldn't find detailed info on the Champion but we helped friends pick out a 3400w champion a couple years back and it's pretty good on noise level.

Particularly for inverter generators, you have to consider the loading. At idle our old Yamaha 2400 is super quiet but load it up to max and it's much louder (though still pretty good).

Problem comparing a 2200w vs a 4500w generator is a load that won't push the bigger 4500w generator off idle may be 50% load on the smaller generator and throttled up it will make a lot more noise than the low out put measurement. So you almost have to create a table of loads vs dB if you want to do a fair comparison between generators of significantly different power outputs (really even with similar rated generators).

For us, we don't typically break out the generator unless there is a significant load, so 1/4load on a 2200w unit is pretty meaningless for us.

Update: Found a youtube video where they tested it at 25ft with the exhaust pointing away...seems pretty reasonable:
- Idle: 54dB
- Eco mode off: 58dB
- 1500w hair dryer 60dB

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I have the open frame model of this generator and like it, but haven't put a lot of hours on it yet, only about 50 hours.

The open frame model is a bit louder and doesn't have electric start, but it's about $200 cheaper. The noise isn't bad for a 4500W generator. I've only run it on Propane so far, but it's worked well, I get around 18 hours on a tank of propane (not running at full load).

But if you get this one and aren't going to leave it in once place, I recommend getting the optional wheel kit, it's not super heavy (80 lbs), but is awkward for one person to move around.

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Posted: 04/20/22 11:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That is the best deal I seen in a long time.

I have the 3500 model dual fuel. If I didn't, I would be all over that.

Excellent generator.


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Posted: 04/20/22 11:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Definitely a good buy at that price, we love our Champion inverter genny and it has been a real workhorse for over 5 years. We did not get the dual fuel model, we primarily use our Champion inverter genny with our toyhauler which has a 30 gallon fuel station nullifying any need to utilize propane. Champion customer service was excellent when I needed a high elevation jet, otherwise genny has been bulletproof thus far.

My only caveat is that this unit does not appear to have remote start, when I was looking for a genny to tackle smaller loads where our Onan was simply overkill, I wanted to find an inverter genny that mimics the single button start/stop of our our onboard from within our rig. Not having to go outside when it's really hot or very cold, or early in the morning or overnight when I am too sleepy or don't want to get dressed is priceless.

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Posted: 04/20/22 12:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have been looking too but would have to buy one more expensive
because I live in the great state of Calif. and they won't
ship it here. I would have to have it shipped to my brothers
house in Vegas and drive to get it which would cost a 100.00
in fuel to get it so I would have to order from someone who will
ship it here.I found one site that will ship it here but 100.00 more.
Was checking out the difference from the 200991 and 200998 and 200998 has slightly higher running amps and 200991 has automotive 12v plug. I did a comparison on champion site.


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