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Old 10-26-2011, 07:54 PM   #15
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Honda Champion
59 db 68db 9db difference

32# 110#

Both can run computers and tv's

Champion can run an A/C plus, Honda can't

Honda $999 Champ $299

For my $$ I'd go with the champ and be cool....
Almost a quiet....NO WAY.

For each 3 dB increase in sound level, the sound power level doubles...so 9 dB is double...double... double . No way you can say that it is almost as quiet.

I'd not subject my fellow campers to the Champion. And the difference in quality is almost as bad.

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Yes, I'm sure it was a Champion 4000W generator. If you look at the specs on the Camping World sight or on the Champion site they both say the same thing...68db and it only runs at full power. That's a HUGE difference as noted in the JimM68 post above. If you run the champion at home or out on some land by yourself it might not sound so loud to you. But run one in a normal campground and you won't be running it very long. Also, you won't be running it in a National Park. It' a good generator but if you are a camper you won't be using it much!!! Why do you suppose that they don't allow it in a National Park...because it's too loud and disturbes campers.

Honda and others in the same price range or so are very quiet. Mine runs less than 54db when charging my trailer batteries. If I turn on a bunch of lights the CD player AND run the microwave it gets up close to it's max of 58db. How do I know this? Because the specs indicate this and a ranger had a db meter at a National Park and we tested it.

About the statement that the Champion will run a computer and a TV. Well, sure it will...but is it safe for the equipment? I know the answer, I suggest you don't beleive me, it's important to you... look it up. Try looking up why these generator companies went to all the expence to make inverter generators.

For camping I feel the smart way to go is to go with the quiet generators. Bring $$$ and if you can't afford it and go with a Champion.. just watch where you camp and expect complaints and/or to be asked to turn it off, don't start it again or leave the campground.
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