Portable Generator

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by tom taylor, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. tom taylor

    tom taylor Junior Member

    My wife and I are buying a new travel trailer after the start of the new year. I also want to purchase a portable generator to carry with us. Any suggestions as which make/model works best for camping would be greatly appreciated.

    TAT
     
  2. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Morning TOM, I suggest you call Ken at Grand view trailers sales. I know he has some great trailers for sell and also has generators also. I bought a generator from him back in Sept. It has a key start, a remote and pull start features. I also have a generator on my MH. but got this one as a back up to the house. You can find him here on the forum, just look for GTS. Good luck, and happy camping next year.
     
  3. try2findus

    try2findus Senior Member

    Welcome Tom! Hollis is right, if you want an honest person to buy from, if it is RV related, Ken is your guy. We have bought several things from Grandview Trailer Sales and have been happy with every purchase!
     
  4. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Well, Honda is always a good choice, but you can save money with the Kipor or Powerhouse generators. A 3,000 will power your camper and all three makers have quiet models.
     
  5. tom taylor

    tom taylor Junior Member

    Thanks to all of you who responded to my inquiry regarding the most efficient portable generator for our new travel trailer. I will follow up on your suggestions.
    Thanks,

    TAT
     
  6. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Geon, your nothing but a SPAMMER!
     
  7. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Tom if you really wanting a generator then as Ken said, Honda make a good one but it will take alot of your money. I bought a powerhouse 3000 from Ken and I love it. I also have a genset on my motor home also, but the powerhouse is so much quieter. I also like the starting features, remote, key or pull. I suggest you contact Ken and see what kind of a deal you can get.
     
  8. krsmitty

    krsmitty Senior Member

    Yep. Champion is highly recommended.
     
  9. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Champion generators make power, but they dont do it quietly....
     
  10. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    Yup you can always tell the guy with the Champion in a camping area. He has the 100' cord so he can get it away from his own rig. Get a QUIET gen or get a contractors license. Yamaha Kipor Honda or a few others.

    LEN
     
  11. dontexas

    dontexas Junior Member

    Ken, you are not quite correct on you statement that CPI generators are not quiet. I have the CPI 2000 inverter/generator and it is as quiet as any around....
     
  12. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Don,
    Send me a link as to what you are talking about. I did not even know that Champion made inverter style generators...(always want to learn something new.) I went to Champion Power Equipments website and they don't show a 2,000. They show a 1,700 and a 1,600. They say a 1,700 has a db of 53. That is the same as a Honda 2,000. IN MY OPINION, the Honda 2,000 is very quiet when at idle... but when it kicks up to really run...it is not quite at all. We camp with several folks who use them and dang those things can make some noise.
     
  13. dontexas

    dontexas Junior Member

  14. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    OK, that is the one I saw.
     
  15. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    But PLEASE park at the other end of the camp ground with the Champion they are noisy.

    LEN
     
  16. bigboss

    bigboss Junior Member

    Like other people said, the noise on a Champion is almost unbearable. Especially those who use them at night, really no consideration for the neighbors. Best to use a GEN during the day and a Power Inverter at night. I use a 5000watt gen during the day, and a 5000 watt Royal Power inverter at night on some 8ds.
     
  17. krsmitty

    krsmitty Senior Member

    I would not say ALL Champions are unbearable.
     
  18. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Well I will have to say that a camper is right next to me and he has just bought a 3500 champion from Lowes. He has it mounted in a c class. Not loud at all. Dont think it's any louder than my 5500 Onan but dont know that Onan is very quit LOL
     
  19. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    well my 5500 Onan isn't that quite, that why I bought a power house from ken to take to the races. iT IS BETTER ON GAS ALSO
     
  20. bamaRVservice

    bamaRVservice Junior Member

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