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Old 03-12-2015, 03:55 PM   #1
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Ryobi 2200 watt generator

Has anyone used the Ryobi generator from Home Depot?
I saw a man using one at a job site today and he loves it. He has two of them in parallel for his RV and he says he's never had a problem. The unit was very quiet, he said it comes with a 3 year warranty. Any thoughts?
And I know Honda is the best. But for the cost of one Honda you can get two of these with the parallel kit.
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:50 PM   #2
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They have a 3100 Champion inverter generator that is about 400 cheaper than the two Ryobi's. It is also 58 db compared to 63 with longer run times. Something to think about.
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:53 PM   #3
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My thoughts are -- 58 to 63 db is getting pretty loud for a campground.
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Old 03-12-2015, 08:21 PM   #4
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Lloyd's right..heres an excerpt from the NPS.gov. I've heard most campgrounds use the federal regulation as guidance.

AUDIO DISTURBANCES
• Operating motorized equipment or machinery such as an electric generating plant, motor vehicle, motorized toy, musical instrument, or an audio device such as a radio or stereo, in a manner that exceeds a noise level of 60 decibels at 50 feet or, if below that level, makes noise which is unreasonable for the time and place, or impact on others is prohibited.


I have the Champion 75531i inverter. It is really quiet on the lowest setting, but I'd be peeved if the site next to me was running it all night.
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Old 03-13-2015, 06:56 AM   #5
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I have the Champion 75531i inverter. It is really quiet on the lowest setting, but I'd be peeved if the site next to me was running it all night.

I agree, I have the same Champion and it's not a quiet as I expected even running in eco mode. It's no honda but I'd rather keep the extra $1500 bucks in my pocket for the 2 weekends a year I use it.
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Old 03-14-2015, 07:52 AM   #6
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I looked at the champion and it's seems good. Costco has it on sale for $699.00 with a rebate. They claim it will start a 15000 btu AC. That's all we really nd it to run. I want it for the nights that we just sleep at a rest stop or the once a year boondock.
Has anyone run a 15k AC with it?
http://www.costco.com/.product.10013...lrSearchToView
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:19 AM   #7
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I have been looking at this for the same purpose you have planned. Not sure what the real difference is other than color, but the yellow one says 3100 peak on it. The black one says 2800 on it but states 3100 peak. db level is comparable to the high dollar Honda and Yamaha. All my research says the 3100 will run a 13,500 just fine but not the 15,000. For that you may need to parallel two 2100 machines.
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3100 Champion

I have the 3100 Champion, it handles the A/C, which is used very seldom. No issues with it. Quiet and relatively light - I can manhandle it into the bed of my truck. Looked at Yamaha and Honda - did a bunch of research - now after personal use - I recommend the Champion.
With respect to noise - yes it does make noise. But, in the campgrounds where we are crammed in, they generally come with power. If you dry camp - more often than not, you are not that close. However, there are exceptions to every camping circumstance!!!!

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I looked at the champion and it's seems good. Costco has it on sale for $699.00 with a rebate. They claim it will start a 15000 btu AC. That's all we really nd it to run. I want it for the nights that we just sleep at a rest stop or the once a year boondock.
Has anyone run a 15k AC with it?
http://www.costco.com/.product.10013...lrSearchToView

I've tested it with different combinations of running appliances. Only issue is running combinations of the microwave, AC , and water heater.
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I pulled the trigger on the Champion. It should be here tomorrow. Costco says if I don't like it just to return it to my local store. Hopefully this weekend I can break it in and then I'll see how it powers the TT. Once I have time to run it a bit, I'll post a review.
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