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Posted: 12/12/2013 7:25:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/12/2013 7:26:34 PM EST by ZMV]
Cabela's has them on sale for $319. Is this generator any good?

If I got one, it would be used for running power tools and emergency backup (refrigerator, radio, and a couple lights).

ETA link: Champion 3500 Weekender @ Cabelas
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 7:33:28 PM EST
I could be 100% wrong (per usual) but I seem to recall reading that the same Chinese company that makes the HF Predator motors also makes the Champion motors.

Take that with 100 lbs of salt though.

Which isn't a bad thing. The HF generator I have is superb for the money.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 8:24:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/12/2013 8:28:14 PM EST by Skibane]
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Originally Posted By hondaciv:
I could be 100% wrong (per usual) but I seem to recall reading that the same Chinese company that makes the HF Predator motors also makes the Champion motors.
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And you would be 100 percent wrong.

Champion Power Equipment stuff is made in China, but in their own factory, to their own specs. Typically, the engine parts have "CPE" stamped on them. They are a US-owned company, headquartered in California, with a very good reputation for customer service.

Probably the biggest disadvantage with the Cabella's "Weekender" model is that it's 120 volt only. If you occasionally also need 240 volts to operate a well pump, welder, clothesdrier, etc., you might also take a look at this model - pretty close to the same price, but the wheel kit is an extra-cost option.

Lowe's also has a nice 120 volt only version that includes a nifty "Intelligauge" digital volts/frequency/engine running hours meter.
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