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Old 07-28-2018, 06:32 AM   #11
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I wish they would have included the Harbor Freight Predator. My buddies and I are all running them when we primitive camp and love them. And the cost comparison is insane.

https://www.harborfreight.com/3500-w...tor-63584.html

Any one else use one especially in comparison to the Honda?
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Old 07-28-2018, 06:41 AM   #12
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That's great! I run a pair of Yamaha 2400's but that's a lot more to lug around than your Champion 3100!

As an aside, where are you camping? It looks like a whole lot of nothing around you. Just curious.
We at the Mountain Home Country Music Festival. 2o,oooh people in middle of the desert.
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Old 07-28-2018, 07:15 AM   #13
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I recently purchased a 04 3670RL fifth wheel. Can anyone tell me what or where I can find weight limits for the front compartment to install a generator? Home Depot has their Sportsman brand 7500 watt, dual fuel, electric start on sale right now for $699. The published weight is 194 lbs.
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Old 07-28-2018, 07:54 AM   #14
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I recently purchased a 04 3670RL fifth wheel. Can anyone tell me what or where I can find weight limits for the front compartment to install a generator? Home Depot has their Sportsman brand 7500 watt, dual fuel, electric start on sale right now for $699. The published weight is 194 lbs.
That model generator is a "construction/open frame" style. It is loud, vibrates and doesn't produce "clean power". While it's OK for running your RV systems, you won't be able to stay inside the trailer with the generator running and you certainly won't be a "good neighbor" in any campground. Specs for that model indicate it must run at 3600 RPM (to produce 60Hz power) and is rated "<80dB" which is extremely loud.

While it might "fit the space and connect to the existing propane system" it's really not a suitable "permanent mounted RV generator".... I'd be very reluctant to install that type generator inside any RV.
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Old 07-28-2018, 01:25 PM   #15
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One of my critical requirements is weight. Wheels do not help when lifting into the exterior storage of the 5er.

I will likely end up with a pair of Honda 2200s because of that.

Thanks for the report.
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Old 07-28-2018, 01:32 PM   #16
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One of my critical requirements is weight. Wheels do not help when lifting into the exterior storage of the 5er.

I will likely end up with a pair of Honda 2200s because of that.

Thanks for the report.
I can lift my Champion 3100 into the bed of the truck by myself, I think a bag of cement weighs more (and does not have a handle).

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Old 07-28-2018, 03:52 PM   #17
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Thanks for all the response. My intent is to remove it from the "construction" frame and mount it on shock mounts in the front compartment. I was just inquiring if anyone knew the weight limitations on the front compartment? thx, Kit
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Old 08-02-2018, 08:12 AM   #18
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we are very happy with our Predator 3500 watt inverter generator which has a listed sound rating of 57 dB. It runs smoothly under a load and is very quiet just one campsite away so I don't feel bad when it's running.
I'll second this. We're very happy with ours and have gotten numerous comments about how quiet it is.
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