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RE: Opinions on lightweight portable inverter/generators

If I have a problem, I can go to a local Honda dealer and get my Honda generator repairedIt may sit there for 2 weeks before they can get to it regardless of brand My point was call them and they will tell you if there is a local service center near you. We have 2 local small engine shops near by that service Champions. Do they have parts on hand? I do not know. One shop also sells and services Honda products. The other is just service. That hasn't been my experience. Many years ago, we were in Richmond, VA for a NASCAR race. It was a very hot weekend and we were camped at a flea market about a mile from the track, where there was not a bit of shade. One of my Honda generators would not stay running. I took it to a local Honda dealer, where I had never been a customer. He took the part I needed (carburetor spacer) out of a brand new generator to get me going. I left with a repaired generator, and he did it under warranty)! Go into a local shop that sells generators other than Honda or Yamaha and ask about parts or service. Every one I have encountered (and I am sure there are exceptions) stocked few common parts and farmed their service out to an outside repair shop. We also have several local small engine shops that work on Champion products, along with just about every other thing that has a small engine. I don't know of any that stock anything more than parts that fit many engines (like spark plugs, starter rope, common filters, etc. Again, I'm not saying Champion, or any other product, is not a good product. What I am saying is parts and service availability is not anywhere close to what Honda or Yamaha has. Although, I have had very good service from my Hondas, I have not found any product that can't have problems and usually when you really need them.
curt12914 11/07/21 04:43am Tech Issues
RE: Opinions on lightweight portable inverter/generators

A friend of mine has a 2400 watt Champion with remote start. The generator has been really good and I would love the remote start over going out to pull start my Hondas. My biggest concern with the Champion (and many other brands) is parts and labor availability. if I have trouble with my Hondas (and I have had very little), I can always find a Honda dealer close by. To me, the dollars I could save are not worth one ruined trip. Just call 1 877-338-0999 for Champion parts and local service. They sent me a pull cord assembly free of charge. That is precisely my point. If I have a problem, I can go to a local Honda dealer and get my Honda generator repaired. Champion has no local dealers. The stores near us that sell Champion products stock no parts and have no in-store service. If I was in the middle of a camping trip and depending on my generator (which I have done many times), my trip would be ruined. My friend has had good luck with his Champion and I think they are a good product, But without a local dealer, parts and service netork, I will pay more for a Honda (or Yamaha).
curt12914 11/06/21 07:11pm Tech Issues
RE: 2019 Ford F-250 headlights

The first thing I would do is have them checked to see if they are aimed correctly.
curt12914 11/05/21 04:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Suggestions for Printer/Copier/Scanner for RV

After reading the suggestions, and using laser printers at work, I have pretty much settled on a laser printer. I was in Walmart tonight and I saw an HP MFP M28w. I was impressed with the size and price ($139). We use HP printers at work and they seem (to me) to work as well as anything we used in the past. Does anyone have any experience with this model?
curt12914 11/04/21 07:30pm Technology Corner
RE: Older Front Living Fifth Wheel

We have a 2015 Montana 3750FL and we love it, but it has 5 slides and weighs over 16,000 lbs.
curt12914 11/04/21 06:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Opinions on lightweight portable inverter/generators

A friend of mine has a 2400 watt Champion with remote start. The generator has been really good and I would love the remote start over going out to pull start my Hondas. My biggest concern with the Champion (and many other brands) is parts and labor availability. if I have trouble with my Hondas (and I have had very little), I can always find a Honda dealer close by. To me, the dollars I could save are not worth one ruined trip.
curt12914 11/04/21 06:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical issue on 50amp service

Have you tried unplugging and connecting (temporarily) through a 50 amp to 30 amp adaptor? If you have power on both legs with the adaptor, you can narrow it down to a problem before it gets to the plug. If you still have the problem with the adaptor, your problem is either in your power supply cord or in the RV.
curt12914 11/02/21 05:59am Tech Issues
Suggestions for Printer/Copier/Scanner for RV

I apologize if this has been discussed before, but I am looking for suggestions for a printer/copier/scanner for our fifth wheel. We are not anywhere near full timers, but we are planning to snowbird in Florida for about a month (mid February-March). We have reservations in two different parks for a couple weeks each, so we will be using their Wi-Fi along with using our phones as hotspots. I am not sure if we will use the printer/scanner as wireless or if we will use a cable connection. My Canon Pixma printer at home uses three color and two black ink cartridges. I like that idea rather than throwing a multi color cartridge out when one color has run out. Size is a consideration, but not a major one. We do have places we can put a mid-sized unit What are you using and why do you recommend it?
curt12914 11/01/21 05:34pm Technology Corner
RE: flex tape

I, too, have used Eternabond in the past with very good results. I, personally, would rather use the Eternabond on a rubber roof. I have never had much luck with any of the Flex Seal products.
curt12914 09/12/21 07:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Streak remover

I like the Wash Wax All, but to get the streaks and bugs off, before the Wash Wax All, I use a Magic Eraser first. I've used them for years on fifth wheels and, before that, motorhomes and have never had a problem.
curt12914 09/07/21 10:32am Tech Issues
RE: Campgrounds that are open all year

Thanks for the ideas !!!
curt12914 09/06/21 06:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ram 1500 Long Tow Experience

Do you remember what towing was like 30 years ago? It's hard to believe how far (all) the manufacturers have come. Glad you had a good experience. It would be heartbreaking after spending all that money, if you weren't happy.
curt12914 09/05/21 03:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tonneau covers that don’t leak

I had a Retrax cover ( www.retrax.com ) on my 05 and 16 F-350's (same cover on both) and never saw any moisture at all in the box. Ford offers a clone of the cover and I ordered one on my new truck. This one stays dry, also. I was very happy with my Retrax and I highly recommend them.
curt12914 09/05/21 03:28pm Tow Vehicles
Campgrounds that are open all year

We are planning to snowbird, in Florida, this winter for 4 - 6 weeks, depending on the status of COVID. What I am looking for are campgrounds, along the way, that are open year around. I have a sister-in-law in the Gettysburg PA / Frederick MD area, that we would like to visit on the way down and back. (I vaguely remember a campground in the Hagerstown area that used to be open all year.) Maybe another campground in the Carolina's to spend a few days to break up the trip. I realize the further south we go, the easier it should be to find campgrounds open. My question is, how can I find campgrounds in those areas that are open all year? Is there a website for year around campgrounds? Does anyone have recommendations? (Thanks in advance !)
curt12914 09/05/21 11:25am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Honda 2000i generator amps surging up and down

One of my EU2000i's surges under very light load. Try increasing your electrical load or taking it off Eco mode. I often use a "smart" battery charger to charge faster and increase the electrical load to eliminate the surging.
curt12914 08/18/21 07:25pm Tech Issues
RE: New Truck!!

I'm starting to remember why I stopped being as proactive on this forum, People kept getting off topic ETC. Moderator you can close this post! I agree 100%. I was inactive for years because of people that brag about their stuff being the only way to do things and belittling anyone that offered a different opinion. Thinking seriously of leaving again. It seems that little or nothing has changed. It's a shame because the majority of participants have a lot to offer !!! Also, my apologies Wills6.4 Hemi, for being part of getting this post off topic. Congratulations on the new truck !!!
curt12914 06/13/21 07:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Truck!!

I guess we should all drive Fiat trucks with a B&W hitch...
curt12914 06/13/21 07:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Truck!!

I have never had a B&W, but I hear good things about them. I had a Reese 16k slider before I bought my 2016 F-350 with the pucks. It was new in 1998 and a good hitch. The guy I sold it to is still using it. I don't know why you would say the CURT is not user friendly. I love the fact that I can pull the head off it in seconds and lift it in and out of the truck in two pieces. I also love the color coding that shows if the hitch is locked. Actually, there is nothing about it that I don't like.
curt12914 06/13/21 05:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Truck!!

I'm sure the Companion is a great hitch, but I love my 24K CURT
curt12914 06/12/21 07:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Elite Membership don't mean squat!

Have you tried a local HVAC guy? Quite a few years ago, I had a problem with an AC on my fifth wheel and I called a local guy. I told him I could take it to his shop, but he preferred to come to me. He fixed it and at a very reasonable cost.
curt12914 06/12/21 04:50am Good Sam Club
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