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Champion Power Equipment 3500/4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Generator Generator

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The Champion Power Equipment model 42436 is a gasoline-powered portable generator that is powered by a 196cc Champion single cylinder, 4-stroke OHV engine that produces 3500 running watts and 4000 sta... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Champion Power Equipment model 42436 is a gasoline-powered portable generator that is powered by a 196cc Champion single cylinder, 4-stroke OHV engine that produces 3500 running watts and 4000 starting watts. Ideal for powering a trailer or an RV. Start and run 15,000 BTU RV AC. It will easily run your essential items in a power outage – lights, sump pump, refrigerator, modem/router, fan, TV/DVD, or one or two small power tools. It is comfortable running a small PA system and a couple of amplified instruments.

Included with the 42436 generator is a mobility kit, oil funnel and spark plug socket.

Features

  • 3500 running watts/4000 starting watts
  • RV Ready - TT-30R outlet
  • 120V AC load
  • Up to 12 hour run time at 50% load
  • 68 dBA at 23 ft.
  • Easy pull recoil start
  • Low oil shut-off sensor
  • USDA approved spark arrestor
  • Durable steel frame
  • Voltmeter
  • 49 state compliant (EPA certified)
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Champion Power Equipment3500/4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Generator Generator
 
4.7

(based on 121 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (97)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to start (12)
  • Dependable (9)
  • Good power output (8)
  • Quiet (5)

Cons

  • No wheels (6)

Best Uses

  • Camping (10)
  • Power outages (8)
  • Construction sites (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (5), Beginner (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Does what it advertises it will do.

I purchased this unit last year after a storm caused us to be without power for 7 days. I set my home up so this generator would power, one refrigerator, one freezer, the...Read complete review

I purchased this unit last year after a storm caused us to be without power for 7 days. I set my home up so this generator would power, one refrigerator, one freezer, the water pump for the house and a few lights. It was several months until I had to use the unit and it gave us the necessary power for about 18 hours. The large capacity fuel tank allowed it to run under load for at least 10 hours. That was enough to get a good nights sleep without worrying about running out of fuel. It did what I expected it to do and at a much less cost than a large residential fixed unit. I did purchase the wheels and handle kit to make it easier to move and set up.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pretty good generator

Unit did good. Did find it difficult to fuel with the fill opening below the end rail. Better buy a good funnel. Also do not rely on the fuel gauge for anything other...Read complete review

Unit did good. Did find it difficult to fuel with the fill opening below the end rail. Better buy a good funnel. Also do not rely on the fuel gauge for anything other hand a rough idea.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

46956 Generator

By BillH

from Middle TN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Generator Generator:

Bought this a year ago for use with my 5th wheel dry camping, Easy start. Supplies enough power for my A/C, TV, satellite, and microwave.

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

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Generator!

By MccBob50

from Canastota, NY, United States

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Generator Generator:

I love because I can plug my camper right in with no adapters. It runs everything in the camper with no issues.

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

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product!

By Lenny

from South Carolina

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Generator Generator:

Generator proved to be better than anticipated. It starts easily, runs great and is quieter than expected. Although it is lighter than some of the generators, decided to order the wheel kit to assist with portability.

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

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hurricane saver

By Dougie Refresh

from Charleston, SC, United States

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Generator Generator:

Bought generator 3 days before Matthew hit Charleston. We were without power for 3 days and used our new generator as our only power source Starts easily and runs with minimal fuel consumption Ran refrigerator ,coffee maker, microwave,TV, and lights with no problems Ran extension cord to neighbors house for their refrigerator and 3 other neighbors came over to charge cell phones Great but from Field and Stream also bought wheel kit and 25 ft cord

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • In-Store
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Brand, ease of hook up, Portability, Price

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good beginning

By cev6610

from Conn.

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Generator Generator:

Just fueled it up and it started immediately - did a test run and it worked fine. The separate wheel kit was a different matter. Very disappointed - the instructions were wrong (had to remove existing vibration fitting to install the support leg) and the brackets on the axle were so far out of alignment I had to bend them and still used oversized bolts. The generator looks fine - the accessories not so much.

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

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Generator

By FXLopz

from Los Fresnos, TX, United States

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Generator Generator:

I've had this genset for a few months now & have used it several times. I have a 30 amp RV travel trailer & it runs the 15,000 btu

a/c just fine. It even drizzled a bit on onse of our overnight stays at a WalMart, but it kept going through the night. It's a great product for the price. I strongly recommend this genset for any rver looking to have power when not connected to shore power.

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

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Does what it advertises it will do.

By Woody

from New Jersey

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Generator Generator:

I purchased this unit last year after a storm caused us to be without power for 7 days. I set my home up so this generator would power, one refrigerator, one freezer, the water pump for the house and a few lights. It was several months until I had to use the unit and it gave us the necessary power for about 18 hours. The large capacity fuel tank allowed it to run under load for at least 10 hours. That was enough to get a good nights sleep without worrying about running out of fuel. It did what I expected it to do and at a much less cost than a large residential fixed unit. I did purchase the wheels and handle kit to make it easier to move and set up.

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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best generator out there!!

By Cousin

from Culver, Indiana

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Generator Generator:

This is my second champion...I burned up the first one...and I mean that! I maybe changed the oil twice in 7 or 8 years...the last 2 living off grid and using it as the only power source. That made me wonder how long it would run if I had taken care of it. I bought my new one 3 months ago...I have been maintaining it properly since I brought it home...of course I love it...first or second pull every time. Never and issue. Great price...powers everything I need and a few things I don't...runs my small refrigerator and ac at the same time along with t.v. and lights...great as backup or full time!

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • In-Store

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome RV Generator!

By Boozerdad

from Columbia, MO, United States

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Generator Generator:

I've owned this generator for three years and it has never let me down! I purchased it for use with my RV but it saves the day two years ago when a tornado took out the power in my neighborhood for three days. It ran my refrigerator, deep freeze, microwave and and portable A/C wit no problems. It starts on the first pull even after sitting for three months. Love it!

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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

So far so good

By Pacman71

from Wisconsin

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Generator Generator:

Bought this for emergencies and running tools in the woods. Luckily haven't had an emergency, but runs my saws and other tools great. Starts right up and runs smooth. Hopefully this will continue for years to come.

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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Quality generator.

By trhis is stupid

from Utah, United States

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Generator Generator:

Runs very well and is very reliable. This generator fulfills all my needs while dry camping. I added the wheel kit to mine and am very glad to have done so, as it makes moving the generator very easy and effortless.

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • In-Store
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Brand, Performance, Price, Wattage

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best ever!

By chrislan

from West, TX, United States

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Generator Generator:

Its the best generator ive ever had. And I have gone through more than my fair share being I pratically live in my camper. I have had it for 4 months now. And it runs pretty constant. Still runs great not one problem. Thanks Champion.

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • In-Store
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Noise, Price, Wattage

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Pretty good generator

By Mikea77

from Undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Generator Generator:

Unit did good. Did find it difficult to fuel with the fill opening below the end rail. Better buy a good funnel. Also do not rely on the fuel gauge for anything other hand a rough idea.

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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

THE CABINET GUYS

By RILEY

from Tampa, FL, United States

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Generator Generator:

NEEDED NEW GENERATOR FOR WORK. THIS ONE IS PORTABLE AND PERFECT

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • Online
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Price

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very good quality generator for the price.

By gtrousil

from Burlington, MA, United States

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Generator Generator:

I bought this generator for emergency power if we have a snow storm that knocks out power. Especially to run the furnace, the refrigerator, the TV and DVD player and a couple lights. It is to replace a ETQ TG3000 generator that broke. Portability (weight) was important too me as I need to move it to a ventilated area when in use. I added wheels to the generator for that purpose. I was quite easy to get started and started up on the second pull. The pull was very easy as described. Everything seem to work as specified although I have not run it under a heavy load as yet. Looking at the generator, it seems to be sturdier and better built than the ETQ TG3000. Also, I believe it is quieter than my old one. I was surprised how quiet this generator was. The customer service is definitely better that my old one as there is a number to call displayed in a number of places but I did not have to use it. Also, I believe ETQ went out of business shortly after bought it.

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • In-Store
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • ease of hook up, Noise, Portability, Power Autonomy, Price, Wattage

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great deal

By denny

from Cape Coral, FL, United States

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Generator Generator:

Looking for an emergency back up power source where we have very limited storage space. This unit seems to fit the need and it was available at a very competitive price. I purchased the optional wheel kit, which was very each to install. started for the first time on only the fourth pull.

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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

reliable power when you need it.

By madduck

from Garfield, ks

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Generator Generator:

Bought mine in 2012, june. use synthetic 30wt oil. Runs 1/2hp submersible water well pump for our pond. To date, we have run over 1000+ GALS of gas through it. seafoam gas aditive regularly to fuel and change oil every 10 to15 fuel ups since there is no filter. Had to add fuel filter after bad batch of gas.Cleaned needle jet out if it starts getting sluggish running. My fault with dirty gas. can not praise this generator enough, always starts 1or 2 pulls with choke closed. Good oil, change as required, clean gas are a must. I will run pump for 17hrs per tank full. I finally had to order parts ( choke lever and throttle spring today) Customer service was sharp and knowlagable to my parts needs. Parts were very affordable also. 5stars to service dept. Thank you for building a strong generator we all can afford.

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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Boone docks power!

By Stevex09

from Bolivia, NC, United States

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Generator Generator:

I own Walker's Landscaping, a contruction landscape company based out of coastal NC, and I do a lot of new construction jobsites In and around our swamps finishing properties for cabins and hunting lodge sites. I run my Champion gennie 8 to 11 hrs a day, and she hasn't given me a second of grief! awesome piece of equipment. Worth every penny!

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • In-Store
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Brand, Price, Wattage

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

LOUD!

By Redd

from Cold Lake, AB, Canada

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Generator Generator:

This machine is great and runs everything I need it to including the a/c! But on the other hand...... It is so loud you can't hear yourself think haha

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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Did the job!

By Wally

from Seattle, WA, United States

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Generator Generator:

Thankfully we've only needed to use it once due to power outage. First time generator owners and loved that we had power as needed during the outage. Nice knowing we have it for when we need it.

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

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