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Champion 3500 Watt Generator (Weekender Package)

pullin-gs 139 November 30, 2012 at 05:23 AM in Brick & Mortar (B&M) (5) More Cabelas Deals
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Promoted 11-30-2012 at 12:57 PM View Original Post
Cabelas has Champion 3500 Watt Generator (Weekender Package)for $310 + free shipping after applying coupon code 2WINTER. Thanks pullin-gs

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Edited November 30, 2012 at 10:26 AM by BostonGirl
Champion 3500/4000w $309 shipped.
Free ship code is 2WINTER....said it was good till Dec-12 when I used it....no longer on site though.
Here is a $20-off link good till Dec-4 (coupon-code is emaled to you) for Cabelas...so possible deal is $289 shipped if everthing lines up:

http://www.cabelas.com/custserv/r...obalBanner

Not great, but it is the best one going (I searched for weeks now).
Reviews are great on Amazon.....70+ reviews, average is 4.5 stars
Includes wheel package (normally $50).
I paid zero tax in VA.
I've been waiting for a good deal (delivered) on these for over a month.
BF had them for $297, but that deal was B&M pickup only.

http://www.cabelas.com/generators...1b2166becc

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#16
My parents have one of those Infrared Comfort Heaters. The heater says it's 1500 watts on the back. Will this generator run that heater? I have no clue about generators or anything like that.
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Quote from bluking View Post :
I have this and it comes with a cover included. Not sure if you are looking for a more heavy duty one though, but i think the one that it comes with will suffice for most conditions.

Didn't realize that it comes with a cover.

Almost ordered one.

Thanks and repped
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#18
My SIL bought one of these during a power outage in July and we used it at my FIL house. It ran great for 5 days (24hrs).

I've been looking to buy a generator for about 6 months now but everything is back-ordered until Jan/Feb due to Sandy.

This will work for now and I'll eventually upgrade to a larger unit and put in a transfer switch.

BTW. It has good reviews just about everywhere.

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/w...LjS9GfkfPo

http://www.tractorsupply.com/cham...or-4434023
Same Generator but without the wheel/handle kit.
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#19
Seems like a solid deal. I bought a Briggs one with a little more power for $700. I would grab this to provide enough to be relatively comfortable- heat, fridge, TV, some lighting.
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Quote from FoxFire View Post :
My parents have one of those Infrared Comfort Heaters. The heater says it's 1500 watts on the back. Will this generator run that heater? I have no clue about generators or anything like that.
Yes it will. It's a 3500W generator so can provide up to that amount. You could run 2 of those heaters if needed.

I think this should be enough to run a gas furnace, fridge and microwave pretty easily (and modem/router as well.)

edit to add - make sure your parents don't run this in the house though. Run it outside and then an extension cable (make sure they have a long enough one.)
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Quote from FoxFire View Post :
My parents have one of those Infrared Comfort Heaters. The heater says it's 1500 watts on the back. Will this generator run that heater? I have no clue about generators or anything like that.
It will run that heater, but take much of the generator juice to do it. If you have gas heat in the house, you would be better off hooking up the furnace to the generator and heating the whole house for less draw on the generator.

I bought a Durostar 4000 from a deal someone posted here over the summer for $229, but I think this is a better deal. Brand name unit, comes with wheels and cover, and higher running, though same peak. I used mine for sandy and by the end of the week, I had furnace, TV, cable box, x-box, modem, router, some lighting, and it ran fine. I'm still debating an upgrade though and transfer switch.
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Quote from dealorama123 View Post :
Didn't realize that it comes with a cover.

Almost ordered one.

Thanks and repped

Plus, you get even more with the Weekender Package: heavy-duty wheels, a clamp-on handle kit and polyester-lined PVC storage cover.
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#23
Quote from michi098 View Post :
I think I will bite. Good price for a seemingly good generator. Also been looking for weeks, kind of tired of it. Been contemplating cheap crappy generators, this one seems solid. Even though I would like to spend less, this is probably a fairly solid investment. Thanks op!

Anyone here have good knowledge of what it takes to tie this up to your electric box (or other ways). Would love to be able to run the furnace in the winter if the power goes out...
You would need a transfer switch. something like this:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5...ogId=10053
or this: http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5...ogId=10053

I'd strongly recommend using an electrician, but FYI, here is how it gets connected:
http://www.reliancecontrols.com/S...r_56k.aspx

NOTE: If you are planning to connect the whole house, this might not be the best generator. Looks like i can only do single phase 120V.
It won't run some of the high voltage appliances such as AC, Dryer, Stove etc. You may want to look for something that could d 120/240V
and has L14-30 connector/outlet.
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Quote from BigLan View Post :
Yes it will. It's a 3500W generator so can provide up to that amount. You could run 2 of those heaters if needed.

I think this should be enough to run a gas furnace, fridge and microwave pretty easily (and modem/router as well.)

edit to add - make sure your parents don't run this in the house though. Run it outside and then an extension cable (make sure they have a long enough one.)

We had it running 2 window AC units, a few lights and a refrigerator this past July. It was 98-105 degrees and no electricity....
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Take a look at the Amazon reviews. There are lots of good pointers about maintenance, noise reductions, types of applications, Transfer-switch-hookup into house power, etc.
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Quote from BigLan View Post :
Yes it will. It's a 3500W generator so can provide up to that amount. You could run 2 of those heaters if needed.

I think this should be enough to run a gas furnace, fridge and microwave pretty easily (and modem/router as well.)

edit to add - make sure your parents don't run this in the house though. Run it outside and then an extension cable (make sure they have a long enough one.)
How easy it is to just hookup the furnace without doing the whole house transfer switch option?

Thanks
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Quote from big_wake View Post :
It will run that heater, but take much of the generator juice to do it. If you have gas heat in the house, you would be better off hooking up the furnace to the generator and heating the whole house for less draw on the generator.

I bought a Durostar 4000 from a deal someone posted here over the summer for $229, but I think this is a better deal. Brand name unit, comes with wheels and cover, and higher running, though same peak. I used mine for sandy and by the end of the week, I had furnace, TV, cable box, x-box, modem, router, some lighting, and it ran fine. I'm still debating an upgrade though and transfer switch.
new to generators as I live in the bay area where the power hardly goes it and was wondering how easy these are to install? we have a bad heating system so might need several space heaters running to heat the house
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#28
Just fyi, I got one of these three winters ago.

Used it during 3 5 day long outages, during hurricane sandy it was running, developed a knock and left me high and dry.

Oil is grey now... I changed oil once a summer, at the end of summer.
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Quote from dealorama123 View Post :
How easy it is to just hookup the furnace without doing the whole house transfer switch option?

Thanks
If you have a furnace that plugs into the wall, just plug that into the generator.
If not, you'll have to install a power cord with plug into the furnace. You should
use probably use an electrician.
Here is a video I found: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2FDO3SVnVE
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#30
It's not the same model, but generator from the same company were recently recalled do to fire risk! May want to think twice about this deal.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_1...fire-risk/

Quote :
Two models of Champion Power Equipment portable generators are being recalled due to fire hazards, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Friday.

The announcement comes as many on the East Coast have relied on portable generators in the wake of the destruction caused by the superstorm Sandy, that struck seven days ago.

Generators pose carbon monoxide risk post-Sandy
What caused generators to fail at NYC hospitals?

The models have been recalled because fuel can leak from the generators' carburetors, posing a potential fire risk. Both models affected by the recall have a black frame with black and yellow control panels, a bar handle and two wheels. About 8,600 units in total are affected.

Model number 41332 has an open frame and contains the words "Champion Power Equipment" on the control panel and "8250 starting watts" and "6500 running watts" on the side of the fuel tank. Serial numbers of that model included in the recall range from 11NOV2600701 to 11NOV2601500.

Model number 41532 has side panels that cover the long sides of the fuel tank, the CPSC notes. The words "Champion Power Equipment" are on the side panel above the control panel, and "9000 starting watts" and "7000 running watts" are on the control panel. Serial number ranges for this particular model include 11NOV1400151 to 11NOV1400360, 11DEC0700001 to 11DEC0700720, 11DEC1301077 to 11DEC1402602, 11DEC2201801 to 11DEC2203600, 11DEC2501531 to 11DEC2503330 and 11DEC2801073 to 11DEC2801325.

The generators were sold exclusively at Costco from December 2011 through July 2012 for about $699. The CPSC urges people to stop using the recalled products immediately, and to contact Champion Power Equipment for a free repair kit that authorized dealers can install. Consumers can also choose to return the unit to Costco for a full refund.
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