Champion 3800-Watt Dual Fuel RV Ready Portable Generator Review

Editor rating

0/5 on December 12, 2017

User's rating

188 reviews

PROS

  • Easy to set up
  • Dual fuel option
  • Highly portable
  • Durable and Reliable
  • Good customer service
  • User manual with instructions
  • Friendly customer service

CONS

  • Limited warranty
  • Slightly expensive

VERDICT

The Champion 3800-watt dual fuel RV ready portable generator is a well-built equipment that delivers high quality performance at a reasonable rate.

The Champion RV Ready Portable Generator comes from the house of Champion Power Equipment, a company that was founded in 2003. Since its inception, the company has been providing durable and dependable power products that are designed and engineered to be used in the US and world markets.

Champion products have established their brand name with consistent quality and dedication. They are known for their high standards of performance.

In this review, we will look at the features of the Champion 3800-Watt and find out whether it meets the expectations customers have from this world-class brand.

Features

When we looked at the portable generator, we were impressed by its solid build and intricate design. There are two metal protective guards on the sides. The brand name Champion Global Power Equipment shines bright in yellow. The equipment has product details and instructions printed clearly on the body.

On the top it says to run this generator on propane or gasoline. Just below that you will find information on how much running and starting watts they can produce. There are two black wheels at the bottom which makes it easy to carry the device wherever you want.

As this is a dual fuel portable generator with an electric start, it operates using two energy sources – gas and propane. The generator works with gasoline and produces 3800 running watts and 4750 starting watts.

When it works with propane gas, it produces 3420 running watts and 4275 starting watts. We liked the fact that the equipment needs no additional set up when you receive it. You can simply add fuel and use the generator straight out of the box.

The generator comes fitted with a battery that has an easy Touch Start (push-button electric start) functionality. The internal battery charger is designed in a way to charge the battery while the generator runs. This makes the product a useful and cost effective solution for power outages and emergency situations.

We appreciate the fact that the manufacturer has taken safety measures to provide extra protection for users. This dual-fuel generator comes with a Volt Guard, which is a surge protector integrated into the panel of the equipment. The benefit of this guard is that in case of a sudden voltage spike or surge, your devices running on the generator will not be damaged.

The generator stands true to the ‘portable’ in its name as it comes with a travel-ready 30A RV outlet. It produces adequate power to start and operate an air conditioner (15,000 BTU RV).

It works as an effective power backup for emergency situations to power a sump pump, essential lights, modem/router, computer, fan, refrigerator, TV/DVD, tablet/smartphone charger, furnace blower etc.

Specifications

  • Measures 22.8 x 22 x 30.7 inches
  • Weighs 122 pounds
  • Gas and Propane
  • 3,800 watts
  • 1 Non-standard Battery – needed
  • User manual
  • Pull start
  • 50 State Compliant
  • Noise level – 68 dBA from 23 feet
  • Propane hose
  • Gasoline Tank (3.4 Gallon) and Propane Inlet

Advantages

  • Easy to assemble and works almost out of the box
  • The dual fuel option is great, especially for emergency situations
  • It can power a lot of household appliances with ease
  • It comes with an electric start but also has a pull cord just in case you need it
  • The customer service is friendly and helpful
  • It does not make a lot of noise and is quieter than expected
  • It comes with a user manual with clear instructions
  • With a full tank, the generator can run up to 9 hrs
  • The folding handles and never-flat wheels make it easier to move the generator

Disadvantages

  • Warranty is limited
  • Slightly more expensive than competitor products

Verdict

The Champion 3800-watt dual fuel RV ready portable generator looks robust and performs as expected. It is highly portable so you can take it with you while camping outdoors. The product stands true to the reputation of its brand.

The generator not only boasts a great design but also incorporates the latest technology to deliver incredible results. The generator’s ability to work with two types of fuel, along with the provision of both electric start and pull start, makes it perfect for all situations.

The manufacturer offers a three-year warranty; however, it is limited to only selected services which slightly disappointed us. However, this is more than compensated with their free lifetime technical support. Overall, we feel this is a safe and reliable generator that offers good value for money.

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