The Champion 3500-watt generator comes with a dual fuel function that enables the 224-cc engine to run on propane or gasoline.
Since 2013, Champion has been a leading manufacturer of a wide range of power equipment. The company has made a name in the manufacture of quality generators. The company produces both open frame and inverter generators. One of their most popular generators is the Champion Power Equipment 100307 4375/3500-Watt Dual Fuel RV Ready Portable Generator.
This generator is marketed as one of the best RV ready generators. It is also sold as a portable and dual fuel generator. But like any other generator, this Champion dual fuel generator also comes with some downsides. Read this Champion 100307 generator review before making a buying decision.
Design and build
The Champion 100307 generator comes in the traditional open-frame generator providing stability and making it possible for the generator to be raised above the ground. This design has been built for rough terrains and heavy use in the outdoors. At a weight of 104.9 lbs., the generator is on the heavy side. However, it compensates for this with its wheel kit that makes the generator portable. It is started using the traditional pull-start mechanism.
The generator produces a noise level of 68 dBA, which is a low hum like that of a vacuum. This can be considered an average noise rating for a device that produces a power of 3500 watts. The unit comes with a Volt Guard power surge protector that ensures the generator is protected from overload and keeps the equipment safe. The generator comes with a warranty of 3 years.
The tank of the generator is made of steel and has a capacity of 3.4 gallons. The Champion dual fuel generator comes with a fast-charging battery that will be fully charged in less than one hour. This generator has a wide range of features such as spark arrestor, Cold start technology, and intelligauge Volt Guard. It also comes with several accessories, such as a 3.3 feet propane hose.
The unit comes with an RV outlet, ensuring that you can easily power an air conditioner in an RV. The spark protector feature makes it safe for use in forests. This Champion 100307 generator is carbon compliant and EPA-approved, making it the right choice for reducing the carbon footprint.
Power and Performance
The Champion 3500-watt generator comes with a dual fuel function that enables the 224-cc engine to run on propane or gasoline. The Champion generator’s dual-fuel technology allows it to have an output of 120 V. When powered by gasoline, the generatorhas a running wattage of 3500 W and 4375 watts for the peak wattage.The generator will provide a run-time of 9 hours on 50% load time as long as the three to the four-gallon fuel tank is full.
If running on propane, the Champion Power Equipment 100307 4375/3500-Watt Dual Fuel RV Ready Portable Generator begins by producing watts of 3950 W. It has a run-time of 10.5 hours when running on a 50% load time with a tank of 20 pounds. Therefore, while propane will deliver everything you need, gasoline will provide more power, making it an excellent choice for heavy loads.
The Champion generator produces enough power to run a 15,000 BTU RV air conditioner. But it can also power all the essentials in your home. Switching between fuels in this generator is easy, and there are no special tools required. This is because it comes with a patented fuel selector feature that allows you to switch between fuels effortlessly. All you need to do is to flip the switch selectingthe desired fuel type before starting.
While run-time is definitely important, this will vary depending on fuel capacity. Unfortunately, the Champion 100307 generator isn’t fuel-efficient as it has a rated fuel consumption of 038 GPH while at a 50% load.
Here are some of the key features of the Champion Power Equipment 100307 4375/3500-Watt Dual Fuel RV Ready Portable Generator.
• Cold Start technology. This feature ensures you can start the generator fast in the cold winter weather.
• Intelligauge meter. This feature allows you to track the hertz, voltage, run-time hours, and status of the generator and, therefore, keep track of the power output. This feature will also enable you to keep track of the maintenance intervals.
• Outlets. The Champion 100307 generator comes with 1 120 volts 30A outlet for an RV and 2 120 volts 20A outlets for a household.
• Low oil shut-off. This Champion generator comes with a VoltGuard and low oil shut off that helps to protect against overload. This offers you peace of mind when using the unit. The oil capacity of the unit is 0.6 quartz.
The Champion open frame generator comes with a powerful engine that can prove useful for powering your RV. We also like the many great features such as the intelligauge, the cold start technology, and the low oil shut off that comes with this Champion dual fuel generator.
Our primary concern regarding the generator is that it’s not fuel-efficient. However, this may be understood considering its big and powerful engine. With a wattage range of 3000 to 4000 watts, this generator is a preferred choice for heavy-duty use. The noise level of 68 dBA is within the acceptable range.
The generator’s weight of 104.9 pounds is also a concern, especially if you are searching for a lightweight and portable generator. However, as you may guess, many of the generators made for heavy-duty use are usually heavy. The fact that it comes with wheels also enhances its portability. Therefore, these downsides aren’t a deal-breaker, and we recommend this generator.