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Champion Vs DuroMax Portable Generators

Old 05-28-2018, 08:19 PM
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Default Champion Vs DuroMax Portable Generators

Living in the sunshine state and the new normal is hurricanes and power outages I am upgrading my generator and associated transfer switch and wiring. I have for years used my old reliable Troy built 5500 gas generator. It has got me through 4 major storms and weeks without power. The old girl is a little long in the tooth and I am looking to upgrade. I am looking for some comparisons between the DuroMax XP10000EH and the Champion 100297. I am really looking for some input as to what is the better brand in terms of reliability and quality. To look on any reviews or comparisons it does not give much insight. The fact they both have duel fuel and the range of 8 to 11.5 kw is what I want. Some people have indicated dirty power on some with fluctuating hertz levels and some have had issues with noise? What say you&#128077
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:59 PM
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Ive got a Honda 2000, a Chanpion 3000 inverter, and a Chanpion 9000. I’ve been very impressed with the two Champs. They have a very large following in the RV world. The company seems strong and very good support. I’d pitch my nickel toward the Champion
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Old 05-29-2018, 04:50 AM
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Thanks for the input
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:33 AM
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I've got the Duromax unit you mention. Had it for 3 years, and use for the intermittent power outage in Michigan winters, etc. Have not run it more than about 12 hours continuously, but it did just fine. Powers all critical aspects of the house including well. While I liked the dual fuel option, the reality is I use the gas option as first choice (I have availability of non-ethanol). Run the carb dry after using. The LP option is nice, and my house is already on LP, so I can tap into the existing connection for the grill if I need to. It's heavy and fairly loud, but has been dependable. I run it a few times/year for a few minutes to make sure it's ready if I need it. I don't need the Honda/Yamaha reliability for the little I use it.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:57 AM
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I bought a 7500 watt Champion last year on a crazy deal sale ($950 genny for $300). Even at such a cheap price I still did a bunch of research and found that they are pretty well respected and their customer service out of CA was excellent. It is nice having a remote start and stop key fob.

I recall them being manufactured in Canada but may also have a US facility.
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:05 AM
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Harbor freight has awesome generators,better than either brand you mentioned.I owned a Champion 4000 watt and now have Harbor freight.The HF is better.
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