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Generator for cook offs?

Postby RWBTEX » Tue May 28, 2013 7:51 pm

Ok need to buy a small one just for night lights and a small portable ac, not needed to power and rv or anything else.
Saw that tractor suplly has a small Champion on sale for like 300 bucks and Sams has the Blackmax honda powered GC190 for 399.00, any feed back on either is welcome. Let me also add I want it to be quiet too, never mind the neighbors, I want to get some sleep myself, lol.
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Postby NPayne1 » Tue May 28, 2013 9:18 pm

Got a Honda myself, amazingly quiet and runs everything I need.
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Postby 3 star redneck » Tue May 28, 2013 10:06 pm

Arnie...that Champion 3500 is the best on the market for the money..Ive had 2 in the last 5 yrs.....they are very quiet and have an RV 30 amp plug built in and the Warranty is second to none....the first one had well over 5000 hrs on it running my big Rv before finally going down......You wont be disappionted with one I promise....
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Postby DirtyBBQ » Wed May 29, 2013 7:34 am

We had a honda 1000 and man that thing was quiet and work great for lights and fans or what not. I have been around them Champions and they are louder but do not know about how good they run.
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Postby RWBTEX » Wed May 29, 2013 8:07 am

Thanks everybody
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Postby TXLNGHRN » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:29 am

Sears had a Champion 3500 /4000 watt amp with wheels for $319 last month. Not sure if they still do, but it was the cheapest I could find. I'm breaking it in this weekend in Lockhart.
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Postby RWBTEX » Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:54 pm

Let me know what your neighbors think on the noise level, have not bought one just yet.
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Postby TXLNGHRN » Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:07 pm

I ran it in the drive way for an hour when I unboxed it. It doesn't compare to a honda, but it seemed quieter then some of the bigger construction grade ones we've used in the past. I'll let you know how it does when I hear it next to the others.
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Postby atcNick » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:05 pm

What's the etiquette on loud generators at cookoffs?
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Postby cowboydon » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:59 am

atcNick wrote:What's the etiquette on loud generators at cookoffs?


Being polite should always be the way you handle that, some times it works and sometimes you
may need to ask just a bit more politely, just will usually get the issue handled.
I have woke up a team before and said if your generator is gonna keep us awake- yall need to join the party too, they had one big bad loud generator, powering a single little lowly crock pot of beans. They got the point and we all enjoyed us some quiet time.
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Postby RLTXBBQ » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:43 am

cowboydon wrote:
atcNick wrote:What's the etiquette on loud generators at cookoffs?


Being polite should always be the way you handle that, some times it works and sometimes you
may need to ask just a bit more politely, just will usually get the issue handled.
I have woke up a team before and said if your generator is gonna keep us awake- yall need to join the party too, they had one big bad loud generator, powering a single little lowly crock pot of beans. They got the point and we all enjoyed us some quiet time.


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Postby Swamp Donkeyz BBQ » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:53 am

We have a loud generator. We usually ask the organizer to put us in a location where we can keep it away from other camps. We also made a big plywood noise deflector to help a little too.
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Postby RonH » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:44 am

the littler champion 2000 watt are very quite and are only 37 lbs
i had 2 that i linked together before i bought this big yamaha
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Postby Ranbo » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:59 am

I like the small Yamaha inverter generators. Very quiet & fuel efficient.
I guess that's why my mine wandered away while on a pit stop going to the deer lease.


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Postby jtilk » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:15 pm

I like the Honda inverters ... but those are a pretty penny. I went down awhile back and bought a Gererac 2000 watt inveter @ Lowe's, cost about $650 after taxes, not quite as quiet as the Honda's or Yamaha's but its not as loud as a typical generator either. Runs my lights, speakers and bbq guru with no problems.
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