Pros of the Champion 100263 Generator
Cons of the Champion 100263 Generator
This dual fuel inverter generator is priced quite attractively. It is common to pay more for dual fuel ovens for your home, but in that case, electric versus gas is a nice option to have and rarely worth it. Conversely, RV owners need backup options, such as when they cannot get to a propane dealer and can keep the appliances in their home running off a tank of gas instead.
Champion offers a two to three year limited warranty, depending on where you buy it. The downside is that it may take weeks to get the generator repaired under warranty. The manufacturer promises free lifetime technical support.
The battery on the generator typically causes it to start quickly. The battery must be mostly charged to run it on gasoline; this means you need to start the generator and run it perhaps once a week to keep the battery charged so it will quickly start when you want to power it with gas. Another result of this issue is that the battery will likely be dead on first startup, though it will charge after the unit runs for a while. The generator comes with a manual pull as a backup.
Sometimes the generator is shipped missing items like propane regulators or power cords, but the manufacturer sends replacements almost as soon as they are notified.
This eco-friendly dual fuel power inverter generator will run multiple small appliances or at least one big one while supplying your lights and recharging your phone. Its relatively high price and bulk are offset by excellent power quality, reliability and the flexibility of charging your home or powering your cabin when there isn’t power from the grid. The manufacturer offers decent service, but the warranty depends on who you buy it from.