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Old 12-13-2017, 07:18 AM   #1
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Will the Champion 2000watt generator run the AC in my 2016 21' Escape? Will use to charge battery and maybe run AC when temps are uncomfortable. I'm not interested in the Honda or Yamaha brands or prices. Rural King has the Champion on sale for $399. What say ye?
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:39 AM   #2
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Will the Champion 2000watt generator run the AC in my 2016 21' Escape? Will use to charge battery and maybe run AC when temps are uncomfortable. I'm not interested in the Honda or Yamaha brands or prices. Rural King has the Champion on sale for $399. What say ye?
Our Honda 2000i seems barely up to the task so I’d be doubtful the Champion would do the job. Honda are pricey, but for something as important as AC, we bit the bullet and paid the premium.
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What's the surge and running wattage?
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2000watts peak power; 1700watts running.
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:41 AM   #5
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Since you appear not to be concerned with noise levels and price is the motivating factor , check out Menards . They recently had a 4000 watt open frame , contractors generator on sale for $189.99.
You may not be the hit of the campgrounds but it is cheap and it will run your A/C
I also would not spend the money for a Honda or Yamaha generator, mainly because I am cheap and believe generators are better suited for construction sites then campsites.
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2000watts peak power; 1700watts running.
Going just by the numbers, you should be okay. My honda 2k is 1600 watts.

Fwiw, running the a/c had nothing to do with me getting a 2000, if it were I would have gone with the Yamaha 2300, I think it's 2300. I'd rather have a little extra then just enough, kind of like my truck.
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:13 AM   #7
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Steve, let me educate you on the finer points of the Champion 2000watt. I'm not cheap, nor am I a contractor. I do not need a 4000 watt, open frame contractor grade generator that weighs much more than the 49lbs. the Champion does and sure to make way more noise than the 52dbs the Champion does. Although the $189 Menards bargain would surely power the AC, I'm not interested. But if and when I have the opportunity to camp next to you, I may have to make an exception. Thanks for the opportunity.
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:23 AM   #8
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I got the WEN 2000 for $370 on a woot deal. Having run both the Honda and Wen they are comparable in every way except price is ridiculously better for the WEN. Used it for a year now and it’s a workhorse.
The specs on the Champion seem good, but I’d be suspicious of the 52dbs as the Champions I’ve heard running are usually pretty loud. If you could hear it run first and it appears to be legit then sounds like it would be good. Is the Champion an inverter generator?
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Will the Champion 2000watt generator run the AC in my 2016 21' Escape? Will use to charge battery and maybe run AC when temps are uncomfortable. I'm not interested in the Honda or Yamaha brands or prices. Rural King has the Champion on sale for $399. What say ye?
We went ahead and bit the bullet and bought the Honda. It is pricey but as a retired mechanic I know I will always be able to find parts and service for it. As little as we have used our Honda though $399 would be tempting.
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If noise is not a factor then the 2000 watts should be adequate but not great for the AC. On both my power boat and my 5 TA I run two Honda 2000 generators wired in parallel. I just transfer the units between the 2.
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