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Champion Power Equipment 3100/3400 Watt Portable Dual Fuel-Powered Electric Start Inverter Generator

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The Champion Power Equipment 100263 is a gasoline-powered, push-button electric start portable inverter generator with parallel capability (pair it with a second unit for increased power). It is power... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Champion Power Equipment 100263 is a gasoline-powered, push-button electric start portable inverter generator with parallel capability (pair it with a second unit for increased power). It is powered by a 192cc Champion single cylinder, 4-stroke OHV engine that produces 3,400 max Watts and 3,100 running Watts.

With a 1.6 Gal. fuel tank this unit can run up to 8 hours at 25% load. The OHV engine is equipped with a low oil shut-off sensor and designed for long life and easy maintenance. This unit also contains true sine wave inverter technology making it safe to power all of your sensitive electronic devices.

This unit includes an RV outlet and is ideal for camping trips, hunting, traveling, tailgating, and light jobs around the house. The built-in handle and wheel kit make it easily portable. Fully assembled and CARB approved for all 50 states.

Features

  • 3100 running watts/3400 starting watts (Gasoline)
  • 2790 running watts/3060 starting watts (Propane)
  • RV Ready - TT-30R outlet
  • 120V AC load
  • 12V DC outlet - Automotive Style
  • Up to 7.5 hour run time at 25% load (Gasoline)
  • Up to 14.5 hour run time at 25% load (20 lb./5 gal. standard Propane tank)
  • 59 dBA at 23 ft.
  • Push button electric and easy pull recoil start
  • Low oil shut-off sensor
  • USDA approved spark arrestor
  • Integrated mobility kit
  • Built in carrying handles
  • Parallel capability (Kit sold separately)
  • 50 state compliant (EPA+CARB certified)
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Champion Power Equipment3100/3400 Watt Portable Dual Fuel-Powered Electric Start Inverter Generator
 
4.7

(based on 154 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (127)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to start (51)
  • Quiet (48)
  • Dependable (32)
  • Good power output (26)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Camping (49)
  • Power outages (26)
  • Construction sites (11)
  • Ranches (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (34), Casual do-it-yourselfer (14), Professional (4), Beginner (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very good generator, good value, easy to service.

Single unit should be enough to power essential components in the house during summer (No AC). I am thinking about buying second unit to parrallell the load to power house during winter outages...Read complete review

Single unit should be enough to power essential components in the house during summer (No AC). I am thinking about buying second unit to parrallell the load to power house during winter outages (+ NG furnace). It also may come handy if there is a need to run small portable AC unit during summer as it would require +2kW to start. As I use the generator infrequently, the propane option was the most important to me to help avoid dealing with gasoline. It holds rated power output with ease. Two of these would be still 4 times quieter than open frame 6000/7500W generators and 4 times more efficient. The AC sine is perfect, no difference from power grid one (see pictures: left - generator, right - grid). This generator has floating neutral, that is good option for majority of RVs and Home backup emergency use.

Parallel kit (#100319 $74 to $99) provides 50A (14-50R) receptacle that is easy to integrate with common 30A twist lock cables L14-30R with adapter (Conntek 14335) and provides 2x120V (not 240V), so both phases are wired, just could not run any 240V equipment (honestly you need way bigger generator (>12.5KW) to handle any 240V equipment as 120V apparently was not enough power).

Also, you may connect only one generator to the kit just to utilize specific receptacle when you do not need two units on light load (one wire harness end has plugs). If you need to handle more load, stop first generator, remove plugs and connect second unit, start both; now you have twice more power.

You will be hard pressed to find better generator, besides CPE is the only company offering inverter generators running on LP from the factory.

PS, I did not realize I was overloading this generator a bit. I guess running on LP gives a little slack as I was for sure above rated 2790W with 2 heaters with known power draw measured with Kill-a-Watt meter, but only did it for a few minutes ~3000W. Also, now that I have two of them, inspect the generator before starting it: My fist one had air filter cover unclipped, easy to correct.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Issues on arrival

Did not work out of the box. First customer service tech walked me through tearing it apart. He was asking me to do things which did not make sense. We were disconnected. I...Read complete review

Did not work out of the box. First customer service tech walked me through tearing it apart. He was asking me to do things which did not make sense. We were disconnected. I called back the next day. Second tech assisted me very well. I explained what the first tech was attempting. Explained why I believed he was incorrect in his thought process for what was wrong with it. Second tech agreed and we looked into different items. This fixed the issues. I am not real impressed with using starting fluid to get it to run the first time in order to get it to run. The battery required a charge almost immediately. I have an extra hour or two in tech support and my own diagnosis of the issues. This is frustrating. I do get it though. Stuff happens. The second customer service tech was very good. Were I not well versed in small engines I believe I would have been pretty livid. If I took it out of town on a trip without trying it first, I would have been livid if it didn't work. The second tech did tell me he would send a free cover to compensate my time. This was after I prompted him for one. It never did show up.

I did install an hour meter after doing the initial 5hr break in period. I would recommend this to anyone running small engines. It is nice to track hours for maintenance. Since we got it running right, it has worked well. It is not quite as quiet as a 3000w Honda, but easy to talk over. I did not use a meter to measure the decibels. Just going by ear. It may be similar noise level but maybe a different pitch? Different tone? Maybe just my ear?

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very good generator, good value, easy to service.

By bluelight

from Philadelphia, PA, United States

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3100/3400 Watt Portable Dual Fuel-Powered Electric Start Inverter Generator:

Single unit should be enough to power essential components in the house during summer (No AC). I am thinking about buying second unit to parrallell the load to power house during winter outages (+ NG furnace). It also may come handy if there is a need to run small portable AC unit during summer as it would require +2kW to start. As I use the generator infrequently, the propane option was the most important to me to help avoid dealing with gasoline. It holds rated power output with ease. Two of these would be still 4 times quieter than open frame 6000/7500W generators and 4 times more efficient. The AC sine is perfect, no difference from power grid one (see pictures: left - generator, right - grid). This generator has floating neutral, that is good option for majority of RVs and Home backup emergency use.

Parallel kit (#100319 $74 to $99) provides 50A (14-50R) receptacle that is easy to integrate with common 30A twist lock cables L14-30R with adapter (Conntek 14335) and provides 2x120V (not 240V), so both phases are wired, just could not run any 240V equipment (honestly you need way bigger generator (>12.5KW) to handle any 240V equipment as 120V apparently was not enough power).

Also, you may connect only one generator to the kit just to utilize specific receptacle when you do not need two units on light load (one wire harness end has plugs). If you need to handle more load, stop first generator, remove plugs and connect second unit, start both; now you have twice more power.

You will be hard pressed to find better generator, besides CPE is the only company offering inverter generators running on LP from the factory.

PS, I did not realize I was overloading this generator a bit. I guess running on LP gives a little slack as I was for sure above rated 2790W with 2 heaters with known power draw measured with Kill-a-Watt meter, but only did it for a few minutes ~3000W. Also, now that I have two of them, inspect the generator before starting it: My fist one had air filter cover unclipped, easy to correct.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It is a good product but

By Mr.Cruz

from San Juan, PR

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Start
  • Quiet

Cons

  • No DC outlet and cables to recharge batteries

Best Uses

  • Day to day domestics

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3100/3400 Watt Portable Dual Fuel-Powered Electric Start Inverter Generator:

I am using this portable generator to provide stability and increase the quality of life to my family as result of Huricane Maria throughout Puerto Rico. It is powerful, easy to handle, quiet and very fuel efficient (8-10 hours/tank). The only reason I gave 4 stars is because the unit did not have a DC outlet and cables to recharge batteries; something that other portable inverter generators that I have had brings from the box. That is something very handy in my situation because I have 12v & 24v deep cycle batteries and inverters that I could alternate with the generator in night time. Now I have to buy online a battery charger and wait a few more weeks or buy a solar panel to recharge the batteries. Also, it would be better if includes both a L5-30R and a TT-30R outlets.

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • Online
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Ease of Use, Noise, Performance, Portability

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very, very nice!

By mikep

from Augusta, GA, United States

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3100/3400 Watt Portable Dual Fuel-Powered Electric Start Inverter Generator:

The ice storm that hit Augusta in 2014 taught us some lessons. Although we personally had a relatively short outage compared to many others who went several days without power, it was enough to cause us to get a little more serious about being prepared. We lost power sometime after dark, I don't recall the time, but it was late enough that I deferred doing anything until morning if we were still without power, the

fridge and freezer would be fine until then, and we could bundle up with an extra blanket or 2. What do you do when it's not time for sleep and it's pitch dark? Hold a flashlight so we can read? I actually brought in 4 6-volt golf cart batteries (trolling motor batteries) and a 300 watt pure sine wave inverter to plug the bedside lamps into (with LED bulbs). Those 2 LED bulbs were the only ones in the house, this

was before LED bulbs were very common and cheap. Those batteries and inverter would power the lights indefinitely. Wa-lah, we had lights! Thank goodness for LED.

Early the next morning, I left a warm bed to a cold house, to get some power up and heat running. First was the fact that I no easy way to get power to our natural gas heater to power the electronics and blower. I ended up finding an old power cord that I could splice into the heater and then running extension cords around the house and out the back door to our small generator. We only had a 2000 watt inverter generator (h-o-n-d-a clone) that was bought 9 years ago. Although it has always run for me, I

realized that we would be in trouble if it had a problem and we had to endure several days of a power outage. We also have a 4000W/3500W traditional Champion generator that has worked everytime for well over 8 years, but it is not inverter nor propane capable, and it was in the storage lot on the back of our trailer, not easily accessible due to the road conditions. It is also not very fuel efficient compared to

inverter generators.

That storm taught us to consider fuel availability and storage, equipment redundancy, as well as being able to get up and running with minor effort. Since then, we've installed a 6-circuit transfer switch adjacent to the main panel, have a generator inlet

on the outside of the house, and wired in the essential circuits (heater, fridge, freezer, and selected outlets). We also evaluated the actual loads of the essential devices and found that the upright freezer in the garage (part of a freezer plan from 17 years ago) was not energy efficient (average of 115 watts). Gave that freezer away and bought 2 smaller 10cf energy efficient chest freezers that each draws 21 watts on average. I measured using kill-a-watt meters for several consecutive days. The main fridge pulls 80 watts.

We did purchase another Champion 4000/3500 watt to keep at the house (on sale for < $300), have only run it to test it, however, wouldn't run it for extended times due to fuel limitations, unless we could refill from local gas stations. If I had any doubts for fuel replenishment, I would not plan to run a generator 24x7, it's not necessary to keep the refrigerators and freezers cold, nor the house heat. Could fire up every few hours for 30 minutes or so, we would want to conserve every ounce of fuel.

So, this is the basis for buying the 3400W dual fuel Champion inverter generator (100263). I've never had any issues with Champion generators, Champions are popular the the RV community and the company has always been very responsive to any questions and emails. So, when this went on sale, we decided it was a small

price to pay to have redundancy, an alternate fuel source, and some extra wattage available. We've only run it on propane so far, not sure that I will ever use gas, if we have another extended power failure, then if need be we could switch to gasoline. We've just finished the initial 5-hour break-in and changed to synthetic oil. As others have noted, this is very quiet, has started very quickly and purrs like a kitten. During break-in, it was powering the essential loads in the house, and during the last hour I

switched in the bathroom outlets as my wife would be blow drying her hair as well as using electric rollers (not at the same time). The generator was on econ mode and ramped up very easily on the load demands. I also had an electric heater plugged directly into the generator outside during break-in that I could switch between low and high, as well as switch econ mode on or off to vary the rpm's and the loads.

This is a very nice generator, and if it lasts like our other generators, we'll be very happy. Electric start is nice! If you are on the fence about this, just get it.

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • Online
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Brand, Customer Service, Features, Noise, Performance, Portability, Power Autonomy, Wattage

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

perfect for my needs

By Carl 936

from Jasper, GA, United States

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3100/3400 Watt Portable Dual Fuel-Powered Electric Start Inverter Generator:

This generator is great and customer service is first class! I have a 38' coastal cruiser houseboat . my generator on the boat is 27 years old I don't feel comfortable running it though the night anymore. The 3400 I can put on deck or on land . I first ran it on propane, turned the economy control switch off before I turned on the A/C, then turn the economy switch on after it the A/C unit was running. the 3400 will run my 13500 btu A/C unit 2 fans lights, battery charger, and refrigerator. i did turn on the microwave oven and the gen idled up but it ran it ..figured i would try my luck with the hot water heater, that was to much for it on propane. I then switched it over to gas and it had no problem with the same test. it also ran the hot water heater and the coffee machine but not at the same time.

My plan is when we need hot water or coffee with the A/C on i will switch it to gasoline, at night when i only need A/C, light, refrigerator and battery charger i'll run propane. with it on propane I wont be doing the 3;00 am feeding of the generator stumble like my friends do..

I would like to add that it wasn't the price of the generator that made my mind up to purchase a champion product, I work at a dealership that sells Honda generators and can buy one at a fair price, but they don't compare to the to the options you get with the champion.

I hope this helps.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dual Fuel is a nice option to have!

By Gary S

from SE Michigan

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Start
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Camping
    • Power Outages

    Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3100/3400 Watt Portable Dual Fuel-Powered Electric Start Inverter Generator:

    Picked up the dual fuel as a replacement for a shipping damaged unit. Decided the dual fuel was a nice option to have for real emergency options. I broke the engine in on propane and have decided NOT to use gasoline unless absolutely necessary just to avoid any bad gas problems. Unit is quiet on ecomode and fairly quiet with a load. I do plan to build a generator box but this unit will be my main backup night time generator rather than using the loud 6.5k generac. Being in my late 50s, I wanted something fairly portable and light enough to place in the pickup truck for ecom use as well. Starts very easy even in COLD weather. One note is that you only need to pull the choke out 1/2 way on propane starts and easy to turn off using the propane bottle. I purchased a 12 foot propane extension for use with 30# bottles.

    • Where did you purchase the product?:
    • Online
    • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
    • Dual fuel is a nice option, Noise, Portability

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Quite Satisfied

    By Les

    from Naples, Fl

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dependable
    • Easy to Start
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3100/3400 Watt Portable Dual Fuel-Powered Electric Start Inverter Generator:

        Ordered a pair of the generators because of the ability to link them together. They arrived as promised in excellent condition. A simple assembly and they started immediately. I plan to use the propane function primarily because of the advantage of long term storage abilities. They are extremely quiet and powerful enough to provide basic use of our facilities .

        • Where did you purchase the product?:
        • Online
        • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
        • Brand, Ease of Hookup, Ease of Use, Features, Noise, Performance, Portability, Power Autonomy, Price, Safety, Wattage

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        My wife was skeptical...

        By Paul the RV Enthusiast

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Pros

        • Easy to Start
        • Powerful
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Camping

          Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3100/3400 Watt Portable Dual Fuel-Powered Electric Start Inverter Generator:

          My wife was skeptical about having this at our campsite given noise restrictions at a lot of RV lots, but this isn't noisy at all. We would buy it again.

          • Where did you purchase the product?:
          • Online
          • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
          • Ease of Hookup, Ease of Use, Features, Noise, Performance, Portability, Power Autonomy, Price, Safety, Wattage

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good bang for the buck

          By Gary

          from Georgia

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

          • Easy to Start
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Camping
            • Power Outages

            Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3100/3400 Watt Portable Dual Fuel-Powered Electric Start Inverter Generator:

            I have only used this generator for the 5 hour break-in period over several months. Kept battery charger connected between uses. Only used LP during this time. Never had any trouble starting or running it. Only used electric start. Could have run smoother at low rpm with no load, but not so rough to be a problem. Oil change was easy at the end of break-in. Only slightly louder than an eu2000 in my opinion, but much quieter than two eu2000 generators which we needed to handle our load (2 refrigerators, 6000 btu AC, desktop PC, led tv, led lights). If Champion Power Equipment builds a 5500w/7000w 240v inverter dual fuel generator I would buy it!

            • Where did you purchase the product?:
            • Online
            • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
            • Features, Noise, Portability, Wattage

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very Pleased With Ease of Setup and Operation

            By David

            from Langston, Alabama

            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Easy to Start
            • Powerful
            • Quiet

            Cons

            • Price
            • Requires after market tent for operation in rain

            Best Uses

            • Camping

            Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3100/3400 Watt Portable Dual Fuel-Powered Electric Start Inverter Generator:

            Our Toy Hauler camper did not come with an onboard generator so we wanted to add one that would meet certain requirements: portable, run on propane (do not want to haul gasoline), powerful to run air conditioner in camper, quiet, and be small enough to fit under the tunneau cover on our Chevy Silverado Crew Cab pick up truck. I felt like we had won the lottery when a friend pointed this unit out to us. Initial set up went well with easy to follow start up guide. All packed and ready to hit the road!

            • Where did you purchase the product?:
            • Online
            • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
            • Features, Portability, Size - fits under my tunneau cover on my truck, Wattage

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            As represented - Just one thing.

            By Coastal Eddie

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3100/3400 Watt Portable Dual Fuel-Powered Electric Start Inverter Generator:

            Bought through Amazon and delivery went smoothly. Have had for a few days for the purpose of using during power outage(s). I am going to have a exterior standard RV / Boat 30 AMP input put into the side of the house connected to interior standard 110. This should be grounded or at least a CFI breaker. THIS MUST BE A SEGREGATED AND DESCRITE OUTLET / NOT CONECTED TO YOUR REGULAR POWER. I'll use extension cords from there.

            Unit is quiet and portable and has a useful fold out handle along with the wheels, so it can be moved around easily by almost anyone. Weighs about 100 lbs but has user friendly handles for lifting vertically.

            ONLY ONE IRRITATION on what is probably an outsourced product. The BATTERY TERMINALS - Terrible - Shipped unhooked, the terminals are a real pain to deal with - overly complex design for no reason..and on the side of the battery so you have to bend the leads to get them around .almost anything would be better and a simple thumbscrew would work fine. My advice to Champion: Have your supplier modify them or get a new supplier.

            Hope to have many years of dependable service from the 100263.

            • Where did you purchase the product?:
            • Online
            • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
            • ease of hook up, Ease of Use, Features, Noise, Portability, Power Autonomy, safety, Wattage

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A+ Customer Service

            By MrMagoo

            from Endicott, NY, United States

            Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3100/3400 Watt Portable Dual Fuel-Powered Electric Start Inverter Generator:

            I purchased this generator to use with my 5th wheel RV. When I received the generator, I did the setup -- connected the Battery, added oil, filled it with gas. It started the second I touched the electric start. I know I have the 5 hr break-in period, and had no intention of trying to run much of anything in my RV, but I wanted to plug in the RV to 'see' if it worked.... well... it did not... I have a monitor on my RV that monitors the electric supply and will not let the electric into the camper if a problem is detected. The monitor was indicating an 'open ground' error. We tried connecting to a friends RV which had a different monitor, and got errors there as well. Needless to say, I was discouraged. (The story gets better).

            I called Customer service, and was connected with Chris. Although he is not a technician, when I described what I had done and experienced, he was able to put my mind at ease and assured me this 'issue' was easy to overcome. He connected me with a technician (James) who walked me through a procedure to fix the 'open ground' problem... and stayed on the line while I dragged the Generator to my RV and tried it out -- to confirm the 'open ground' error was gone. Additionally, James gave me very explicit suggestions on how to perform the 5 hour break in. Oh... I forgot to mention, Chris and James were working with me after their normal work hours... they called me at home after I got out of work to help me resolve this issue. After James and I completed the test, Chris called me back to make sure everything went ok and I was satisfied.

            This is customer service of which Champion should be very proud!

            As for the Generator, I have gone through most of the break-in... and I will be using it soon... for what little I have used it, it has worked well.

            • Where did you purchase the product?:
            • Online
            • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
            • ease of hook up, Features, Noise, Performance, Portability, Price, Wattage

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great everything Love it!

            By N6CZX

            from California, United States

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3100/3400 Watt Portable Dual Fuel-Powered Electric Start Inverter Generator:

            Love this generator easy to run, also love

            The push button start. Also I can use propane

            • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
            • Brand, Customer Service, ease of hook up, Ease of Use, Features, Noise, Performance, Portability, Power Autonomy, Price, safety, Wattage

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Works so far, But too Loud

            By RigzinDdds

            from Undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3100/3400 Watt Portable Dual Fuel-Powered Electric Start Inverter Generator:

            I bought this generator mostly because it advertised 59 Decibles, but it is definitely not that. Annoyingly loud. Otherwise, works great in the 5 first hours. Wish it came in 240v.

            • Where did you purchase the product?:
            • Online

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This generator was made with the RV'er in mind

            By Wallace63

            from White Springs, FL, United States

            Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3100/3400 Watt Portable Dual Fuel-Powered Electric Start Inverter Generator:

            I spent several weeks researching inverter generators for my RV. I was looking for the most powerful, cost effective and lightest inverter that I can lift on my own in and out of my truck. I think the deal breaker was the fact I can use either propane or gas to run this unit. This unit also has a push button starter for quick and easy start when at a rest area to prepare a quick meal and coffee in the RV. I can start and run this unit in a walmart parking lot without attracting attention, this generator runs quieter than I ever expected. My RV has a 13500 btu air condioner and this generator has no problem when it starts up.

            • Where did you purchase the product?:
            • Online
            • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
            • Brand, Features, Noise, Portability, Price, Wattage

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Quiet and compact.

            By Mark the Traveler.

            from Houston, Texas

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Easy to Start
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Camping
              • Power Outages

              Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3100/3400 Watt Portable Dual Fuel-Powered Electric Start Inverter Generator:

              I purchased this generator for use on a small travel trailer for boon docking. I wanted something lighter and quieter than a conventional portable generator. This fits the bill nicely. Also the great feature of having the built in duel fuel capability. If the gas can runs empty, you almost always have a spare bottle of propane. And the built in 30 am RV plug is nice. I have never trusted those adapters.

              • Where did you purchase the product?:
              • In-Store
              • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
              • Ease of Use, Features, Portability, Price

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love the features good price nice inverter for the money

              By Silverado101980

              from Nebraska City,NE

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

              • Easy to Start
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • Maybe a little better sound insulating

              Best Uses

              • Camping
              • Power Outages
              • Tailgating

              Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3100/3400 Watt Portable Dual Fuel-Powered Electric Start Inverter Generator:

              I work at a business that sells the "BIG RED" brand I debated buying one of their 3000w models but at my price was about $600 more than this Champion inverter. I kicked around many other brands that were cheaper in the 3000W class but decided on the Champion 100263 3400/3100 watt dual fuel. Having the Dual fuel option was a key point for me. It's clean burning longer running on a 30lb bottle and cheaper for me to fill than a gas can since I have a 1000 gallon tank at home to transfer from. Also the almost 500 more peak watts running on gasoline was another big factor along with a lower price. I bought this for my 5th Wheel RV for a power source when there was no power around. I have used it and can tell you using propane runs my 13,500k A/C on the high setting ,my fridge on electric, another 60 watts of 110v lights and fans and oh yeah my 900 watt microwave all at the same time. All with the eco switch on and not trip the overload. But I would guess that having the A/C compressor kick on while using the microwave that It will hit the overload due to the starting watts the A/C needs. I will add it was about 85 degrees out and I live at about 1000 feet above sea level. I am rather impressed with its power to size ratio so far. I would say it's not super noisy but it's louder than a 3000w BIG RED model more so just a different pitch or tone in the sound from the exhaust. It's not really loud or overbearing by any means. Just an FYI "RED" rates sound on all their inverters and generators standing on the side panel at 9 feet from the unit at full load. Over all I really like this unit and anyone looking for one with the quality and features like this one has rank right up there with the "RED AND BLUE" brands. I am looking forward to putting it through its paces this fall using the camper and tailgating.

              • Where did you purchase the product?:
              • Online
              • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
              • Ease of Hookup, Ease of Use, Features, Performance, Portability, Price, PROPANE !!!!, Wattage

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              4.0

              Travel Trailer Generator

              By Ortizfam

              from Brentwood, CA

              About Me Beginner

              Pros

              • Easy to Start
              • Quiet

              Cons

              • Had to get a replacement part for it to work.

              Best Uses

              • Camping

              Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3100/3400 Watt Portable Dual Fuel-Powered Electric Start Inverter Generator:

              Purchased our first travel trailer and was looking for a powerful ad quiet generator to power our 15000btu air conditioner. Did a lot of research and to be quiet honest didn't want to spend thousands on a generator. The dual fuel is great for when it's not so hot and we want to just run on propane. We followed the instructions step by step. It started right up and we ran it for the suggested 5 hours and changed the oil. We powered it up and turned on the AC and it would run about 10 seconds and shut off. This happened several times. Of course it was Friday night and customer support closed till Monday. We called on Monday and spoke with James in Canada. He was so helpful and told us not to worry he would get us out a new board and it would fix our problem. It was here the very next day. We were able to switch it out and it started up and ran the air a good hour till WE turned it off.
              Leaving for our camping trip tomorrow. Wanted to thank James and customer support. Hope we never have to speak again!!

              • Where did you purchase the product?:
              • Online
              • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
              • Customer Reviews, Features, Noise, Portability, Wattage
               
              5.0

              as advertised

              By Rich n Kath

              from Tallmadge,Ohio

              About Me Beginner

              Pros

              • Easy to Start

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Camping

                Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3100/3400 Watt Portable Dual Fuel-Powered Electric Start Inverter Generator:

                This product was exactly what the reviews and videos said it was. The 30amp outlet makes RV hookup easy and it is even more quiet than I expected. After putting in the motor oil and connecting the on board battery, the unit started right up with no delay or long cranking. We are looking forward to many years of boondocking in style with our dual fuel generator that gives us even more versatility off the grid.

                • Where did you purchase the product?:
                • Online
                • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
                • Ease of Hookup, Noise, Wattage
                 
                5.0

                Love this generator!

                By LouieII

                from Bueche, LA

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Pros

                • Easy to Start
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Camping
                  • Power Outages

                  Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3100/3400 Watt Portable Dual Fuel-Powered Electric Start Inverter Generator:

                  Bought this unit to power my RV. Very quiet and runs everything including the AC. Lightweight and easy to load/unload/move. Love the electric start feature.

                  • Where did you purchase the product?:
                  • Online
                  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
                  • Brand, Ease of Hookup, Ease of Use, Noise, Portability, Price, Wattage
                   
                  5.0

                  Highly recommend this generator!

                  By LouieII

                  from Bueche, LA

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Start
                  • For RV power usage
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Camping
                    • Power Outages

                    Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3100/3400 Watt Portable Dual Fuel-Powered Electric Start Inverter Generator:

                    Bought this unit and after adding oil and connecting battery, it started right up out of the box! Very very quiet operation and runs everything in my RV. EXCELLENT BUY!

                    • Where did you purchase the product?:
                    • Online
                    • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
                    • Brand, Ease of Hookup, Features, Noise, Portability, Price, Wattage

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