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Old 10-17-2014, 06:52 PM   #15
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:13 AM   #16
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Not sure how long the sale is going on at Cabela's. I just checked and it is still on sale. I ordered mine last week and had it shipped to the nearest store to save on shipping. It's in and now I have to go pick it up.
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Old 10-22-2014, 07:25 PM   #17
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Honda has a feature none of the others have (that I am aware of). This is a fuel pump. You can put a special cap on Honda and connect an outboard motor fuel tank. Gives you very long run time with no refills.
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Old 10-24-2014, 10:35 AM   #18
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I just returned from my annual grouse hunting trip to Maine and I did take advantage of the super sale price on the Champion 3100 at the Cabelas in Scarbourgh, Maine. The guys at the store all seemed to love the Champion inverter generators. At least 4 of the employees have them and zero problems to report. Unless we loose power over the winter I will not even unpack this unit until spring camping season. Thanks to all for the great advise! I will report next year on my experiences with this generator. I am looking forward to being able to use the microwave and the A/C when remote camping....Happy-Happy-Happy!!!
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:24 PM   #19
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Cabela's has a sale going on now for the Champion generators, the 3100 for $749 and the 2000 for $559. That was the best price I have seen the the 3100 from anywhere.
About 1 year ago I bought a Champion 3100W for $800 plus shipping from an internet vendor (can't remember which one). My only use is for the air conditioner when the campsite has no electric hook-up. My total use has been about 10 hours and it has been trouble free.

One minor nuisance, if you overload, you have to stop the generator and re-start. I prefer emergency generators that have a manual reset on the circuit breaker without shutting down the engine.

$749 is a good price. Champion 3100W is a good generator.

I just came back from a 3 day camping trip on the beach at Port Aransas, TX. The generator stays in the bed of my pickup truck.
It ran like a "champ".



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Old 10-24-2014, 07:29 PM   #20
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Unless we loose power over the winter I will not even unpack this unit until spring camping season.
You might consider giving it a test run. The warranty starts the day you take delivery.

BTW, if my 13.5K BTU A/C is running, the 900W microwave overloads the 3100W.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:30 AM   #21
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btw, if my 13.5k btu a/c is running, the 900w microwave overloads the 3100w.
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Cabelas has the 3100 watt champion for 699 on their website with free shipping to any store. Too bad the closet one is 400 miles away.
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I bought a Champion 3100 for my fishing trailer on Craigslist for $200. I was a little skeptical of it as I had a Honda that I sold a few yeas back. I am very impressed with it as it starts on one pull and is as quiet as the Honda if not quieter and had wheels and a handle making it easy to move around. Best deal I have got in a long time.
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The Honda 2000 clone at Northern tool has been great for me. Less $ and all the features of the Honda.
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Good luck trying to file a warranty claim without a receipt.

If you get it cheap, you use it, and toss it when it fails, buy another. I have seen some fantastic deals on Craig's list, you take a chance, but if you know what you are looking at, you are probably fine.
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Honda has a feature none of the others have (that I am aware of). This is a fuel pump. You can put a special cap on Honda and connect an outboard motor fuel tank. Gives you very long run time with no refills.
you can make this cap yourself if you want, I found the video on you tube, looks easy enought to do. Great having the extra fuel capacity.
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I have had the 3600 for 5 years....great generator, just never ever leave the gas in the carb...run it dry before storage. My buddy bought one a couple of years ago and he is also impressed. These will run a 13.5K roof air.
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