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Champion 7000W Dual Fuel Generator with 25' 30 Amp Cord $549.99 online or $499.99 (YMMV) In Club

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Champion 7000W Dual Fuel Generator with 25' 30 Amp Cord $549.99 at Costco.com and $499.99 In-Club (YMMV) starting June 1 - June 25.

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  • Dual Fuel - Runs on GAS or PROPANE straight out of the box
  • 9000 peak watts, 7000 running watts with up to 8 hours run time on a full tank of gas and up to 5.5 hours on a 20 lb. propane tank
  • Powered by a reliable 439cc Champion engine with Touch Start, push-button electric start (battery included) and 25 ft. generator power cord
  • Covered Outlets - 120V 30A locking, 120/240V 30A locking, four 120V 20A GFCI protected household outlets all secured by Volt Guard™, protects your appliances from power surges
  • Champion Support - 2 year limited warranty with FREE lifetime technical support

I bought this last year for $600 fortunately haven't had to use it yet (fingers crossed). I start it up every month or so to exercise it and it has started perfectly each time with the electric start. I've only used it on Propane. I'm very impressed with the machine so far and this is an even better price.

4.6 out of 5 stars on Costco.com.

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Really considering trying to pick this up during the tax free holiday next week (in Florida). Hopefully they will have plenty in stock. I know an invertor generator is cleaner electricity, but could you run electronics off this (tv, DVD player)?
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I have the same plan as you. This generator is listed to have less than 3% THD in the signal, which makes it suitable to power electronics.
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I see you get the generator cord included, which has four outlets on the end. Would it be ok to run regular extension cords off of this to the tv, window unit, etc.? I think it would reach my fridge, so that could be plugged in directly.
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Really considering trying to pick this up during the tax free holiday next week (in Florida). Hopefully they will have plenty in stock. I know an invertor generator is cleaner electricity, but could you run electronics off this (tv, DVD player)?
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I see you get the generator cord included, which has four outlets on the end. Would it be ok to run regular extension cords off of this to the tv, window unit, etc.? I think it would reach my fridge, so that could be plugged in directly.

i have the gas version of this generator and have run my electronics off it several times with no issues at all.


i strongly recommend using this with an interlock kit on your electric panel. That way you can run anything connected to your panel (Built in appliances, HVAC systems. wall plugs, recessed lighting, etc.). If you use this to plug items into directly it is overkill as a generator and a big waste of money.
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I got one just year. It's really powerful. I can even run my AC with it. The problem is that it's really loud. Sounds like a helicopter. I can't use it since I have neighbors. The entire block can hear it
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I got one just year. It's really powerful. I can even run my AC with it. The problem is that it's really loud. Sounds like a helicopter. I can't use it since I have neighbors. The entire block can hear it
I'm sure that if you have a power outage, your neighbors can deal with the noise, just run them an extension cord for their troubles...
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i strongly recommend using this with an interlock kit on your electric panel. That way you can run anything connected to your panel (Built in appliances, HVAC systems. wall plugs, recessed lighting, etc.). If you use this to plug items into directly it is overkill as a generator and a big waste of money.
^^ 100% agree. I re-did my whole panel and ran an interlock-kit. Everything to code, including the outlet outside. Makes life easy to be honest.
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I got one just year. It's really powerful. I can even run my AC with it. The problem is that it's really loud. Sounds like a helicopter. I can't use it since I have neighbors. The entire block can hear it
This is my only concern with this unit. Our neighbors are close too.

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^^ 100% agree. I re-did my whole panel and ran an interlock-kit. Everything to code, including the outlet outside. Makes life easy to be honest.
I definitely want to install this (eventually) with an interlock or manual transfer switch. Though, there seems to be more possible cons to an interlock as compared to a transfer switch.

Edit: I am debating whether I will install the generator plug-in outside or inside the garage. Again, since I am so close to my neighbors, having it outside the front of the garage is probably best. the generator being 6 feet from the neighbors window might not be a good idea, lol

Also, i just called my Costco (I know, never call), and was told there are only 4 in stock and 12 on order. looks like I'll be getting here early on the sale day, unless I can order ahead of time and still get the tax exemption.
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I got one just year. It's really powerful. I can even run my AC with it. The problem is that it's really loud. Sounds like a helicopter. I can't use it since I have neighbors. The entire block can hear it
I don't think it's much worse than your neighbor using his ride-on mower, or a pressure washer. It will all depend on your neighbors of course but mine are all using power tools or mowers all summer anyway so I don't feel too bad exercising this for a few minutes once in a while. And if it comes to an emergency usage - the sound will be justified.
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I have a backup generator that I purchased in 2011. So far it has never been run. It is a manual start model, still in the unopened original box, It runs on gasoline only. The warranty expired 4 years ago.

Now I am considering buying this Champion generator and selling my unused/untested old one. Since the Champion runs on Propane, I would plan to test run it every 3 months or so, and just before any hurricane threatened this area. Does anyone have a comment on my plan? Or, I could leave the Champion in the box and open and test run on a hurricane threat?

(Last time a hurricane hit this area <Ike in 2008> we lost power for 5 days...Immediately after that, you could buy lightly used generator sets on Craigs List for a song!)
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I have a backup generator that I purchased in 2011. So far it has never been run. It is a manual start model, still in the unopened original box, It runs on gasoline only. The warranty expired 4 years ago.

Now I am considering buying this Champion generator and selling my unused/untested old one. Since the Champion runs on Propane, I would plan to test run it every 3 months or so, and just before any hurricane threatened this area. Does anyone have a comment on my plan? Or, I could leave the Champion in the box and open and test run on a hurricane threat?

(Last time a hurricane hit this area <Ike in 2008> we lost power for 5 days...Immediately after that, you could buy lightly used generator sets on Craigs List for a song!)
I should really leave these questions to the pros on here and maybe they'll chime in but that's exactly what I've done. I've run it only on propane and test run it every 2-3 months for 10 minutes. Everything I've read/researched seemed to indicate that propane is cleaner (as far as no gummy carb etc) and stores longer than gas, but you still have the option of going to gas if you hit a real emergency. At least with this unit, Propane is the key benefit.
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This is my only concern with this unit. Our neighbors are close too.



I definitely want to install this (eventually) with an interlock or manual transfer switch. Though, there seems to be more possible cons to an interlock as compared to a transfer switch.

Edit: I am debating whether I will install the generator plug-in outside or inside the garage. Again, since I am so close to my neighbors, having it outside the front of the garage is probably best. the generator being 6 feet from the neighbors window might not be a good idea, lol

Also, i just called my Costco (I know, never call), and was told there are only 4 in stock and 12 on order. looks like I'll be getting here early on the sale day, unless I can order ahead of time and still get the tax exemption.
an interlock is better than a manual transfer switch. an interlock can run ANYTHING in your panel, a manual transfer switch only runs a few dedicated circuits. most codes require the genrator to be 6 feet (Or more) from a dwelling opening (Window, doorway etc.) to prevent CO2 from entering the dwelling. so putting the outlet inside the garage means you will need a longer cord, compared to mounting it outside (Again away from dwelling openings)
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Picked one up from my local Costco today too. Their price was even lower than online at $749.99 - $250 = $499.99. Can't beat that!
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