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Sportsman 4,000-Watt Clean Burning LPG Propane Gas Powered Portable Generator with RV Outlet
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Sportsman

4,000-Watt Clean Burning LPG Propane Gas Powered Portable Generator with RV Outlet

  • Runs on clean, quiet and efficient Liquid Propane Gas (LPG)
  • 3250 running watts/4,000 surge watts
  • 10 hour run time at 50% load on a common 20 lb. LPG cylinder

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The Sportsman Propane 3,250/4,000-Watt Portable Generator can power common household appliances and power tools. RV ready, it is equipped with one 120-Volt RV plug, two 120-Volt outlets and a 12-Volt DC outlet for battery charging. A generator of this size is ideal for small camping or tailgating parties or to have on hand in case you need some temporary power in an emergency situation. It has a 7 HP 4-Stroke OHV recoil start engine. It's affordable but well thought out, with full featured options such as automatic low oil shutdown and automatic voltage regulator. It boasts an engine run time of 10 hours at 50% on a common 20 lb. (gas grill type) cylinder (LPG cylinder not included). A 5 ft. propane fuel hose with a regulator is included for your added convenience. The engine is surprisingly quiet; it runs at less than 68 dB. This is a great generator for anyone who needs affordable power. Propane has several distinct advantages over gasoline generators. Propane burns cleaner than gas engines. Carbon monoxide emissions run up to 40% lower. Propane will not degrade, so you can keep several propane tanks on hand for emergencies and store them for an unlimited amount of time. Since this generator runs on propane you never have to worry about the fuel going bad or having the carburetor getting fouled due to degenerated gasoline - a common problem with gasoline powered small engines.

  • Uses a standard gas grill style LPG tank like the ones sold and refilled at The Home Depot
  • 120-Volt 27 Amp/240-Volt 15 Amp operation
  • 7-HP, 4-stroke OHV, recoil start engine, delivers maximum performance
  • Generator runs on clean, quiet and efficient liquid propane gas (LPG), so you never have to worry about bad gasoline fouling the engine
  • 3250 running Watt/4,000 surge Watt
  • 5 ft. regulator hose is included in box
  • LPG propane tank is not included
  • Air cooled, AVR automatic voltage regulation, recoil start, low oil shut off, spark arrestor, full power panel, engine shut off switch, overload protected outlets
  • One 120-Volt RV plug, two 120-Volt outlets and one 12-Volt DC outlet
  • Run time equal to 10 hours at 50% load per 20 lb. of LPG fuel
  • Decibel rating: less than 68 dB
  • EPA approved
  • Liquid Propane Gas Generator

    Sportsman 4,000-Watt Clean Burning LPG Portable Propane Generator

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How much noise does it make?

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During a power outage today, I was running a 30 amp connection to my camper with the heat pump on cool and my house refrigerator, I got 68 decibels right at the exhaust. Stepping back to the standard 21 feet, it was at 55 decibels. Not too bad. Still not something I'd fire up in a campground if I can avoid it though.
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Decibel Rating < 68 db
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May 23, 2016
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Check the manual on your specific Model but this is not a quiet model, Its on the loud to very loud side.
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May 22, 2016
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its the quietest one ive ever had
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Mine is quieter than other generators I have used. My lawn mower is louder.
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will this generator run the a/c along with the fridge and lights on my camper

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its important that I have this information before I buy
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(This assumes you're in North America)
If your Camper/RV is wired with a 30amp RV plug and everything works correctly when you are connected to a pedestal hookup, this Genset will work fine.
Here is the math: 120 volts X 30 amps = 3600 watts maximum draw. RVs that use this plug can have a fridge, 1 AC unit, and even a small microwave. This genset will power everything up to the rating of the Read More
(This assumes you're in North America)
If your Camper/RV is wired with a 30amp RV plug and everything works correctly when you are connected to a pedestal hookup, this Genset will work fine.
Here is the math: 120 volts X 30 amps = 3600 watts maximum draw. RVs that use this plug can have a fridge, 1 AC unit, and even a small microwave. This genset will power everything up to the rating of the service.
It will not power an RV that is wired with a 50 amp system. First, 50 amp systems are set up for 240v which isn't an option on this genset. Secondly, the potential wattage draw is much higher: 240 volts X 50 amps = 12000 watts maximum draw. This is obviously a huge difference. In practice most 50 Amp RVs don't draw anywhere near maximum power but, having 2 or 3 AC units will push the draw well past what a 30 amp service can handle. Read Less
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June 26, 2015
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I don't know the draw of your A/C unit, but it may be tight! The a/c on my boat draws about 23 amps so guessing the refrigerator at 6 amps suggests that all will work -- or at least my boat systems would work. But like I said it seem close using these calculations. However, your a/c may use less since it does not use a water pump for cooling itself.
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yes it should run AC as well as other small items
if you have a dual air RV I would only run one not both it would be too much of a load on the generator and could harm you unit
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May 21, 2015
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Well, the short answer would be probably but you need to provide some additional information. This is a 3500 watt generator that will provide 4000 watts peak. You don't specify what type of fridge you are running but you need to find out how many watts it draws. The same with the A/C unit, they come in all different sizes. For example, a Coleman 13500 btu A/C draws approx. 15 amps at 120 volts so that is Read More
Well, the short answer would be probably but you need to provide some additional information. This is a 3500 watt generator that will provide 4000 watts peak. You don't specify what type of fridge you are running but you need to find out how many watts it draws. The same with the A/C unit, they come in all different sizes. For example, a Coleman 13500 btu A/C draws approx. 15 amps at 120 volts so that is roughly 1800 watts. Well within the limits of the generator.
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The GEN4000LP has a running wattage of 3250 and a surge wattage of 4000. Refrigerators have a running and surge wattage, and the surge wattage is larger than the running wattage. You would need to calculate the total running and surge wattage of everything you plan on connecting to the generator to make sure it doesn't go over what the generator is designed to handle. Thank you.
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Can this particular type of generator be brought indoors or does it emit carbon monoxide rendering it unsafe?

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October 25, 2016
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DON'T use indoors.
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All generators that burn fuel emit some soft of gas, and should be outdoors only. This cannot be used indoors.
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This item cannot be used indoors.
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This generator cannot be brought indoors. It emits carbon monoxide.
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Will this power a standard home refrigerator?

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yes it will just check the wattage the fridge pulls and as long as its not over the rated wattage you will be fine.. mine runs mine and some lights at the same time with no trouble but i dont try to run everything at the same time
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yes, no problem with powering something like a fridge, it can also power other things at the same time but depends on the draw of all the appliances together
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Yes. I bought this unit for two fridges, two TV's and a little light throughout the house, in emergency.
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April 26, 2016
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Yes. Used it last week when we lost power after a transformer went down. Bought it when I lived in New Jersey after a unexpected snow storm in 2011. Have used it to run the fridge, couple lights and tv's at the same time...a bunch of times during power outages.
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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 297 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Product I purchased this generator to use on our houseboat. I did a lot of research on safety and feel that I have a a safe set-up. I couldn't believe the price but it was the reviews that sold me on the product. Most negative reviews came from some issues with shipping damage. I was fortunate not to have any. The generator started on the second pull. It runs great. The sound was louder than anticipated (68 dB). I built a sound suppressing box with fan and exhaust ports that has greatly reduced the noise to the range of a Honda EU2000 inverter generator (53 dB) and it is a far cheaper system. I purchased a Fairview RV Camper LP / Propane 2 Stage Gas Regulator, that automatically changes over from an empty to full tank. I can run the generator the entire weekend without having to change out my propane tanks (10 hour run time at 50% load on a common 20 lb. LPG cylinder). I like the benefits of using propane over gas (Propane burns cleaner than gas engines and carbon monoxide emissions run up to 40% lower). Be sure to have your propane tanks filled instead of exchanging tanks (Exchange tanks are not filled to the maximum legal limit, 20lb tanks often contain only 15lb of fuel). I love having the 120-Volt RV plug. I purchased a Marine 30 amp female to 30 amp male 125v Shore Power Pigtail Boat & RV Adapter that allows me to connect to my 30 amp shore power cord. There are two additional 120-Volt and one 12-Volt DC outlet that allows me to even charge a spare battery. This unit powers our A/C unit on our houseboat and refrigerator along with my boat systems with no problems. August 30, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by I gave this a midline rating and a 'yes' recommendation because I'm sure it is a fine generator. But, because I wanted an LP generator for use during inclement weather while camping it won't work for me. Unfortunately, after picking up this generator, I found there is no wheel kit for this model, and the outlets are NOT covered. Therefore, using it outdoors in inclement weather ( what I wanted it for ) is not advisable. Shame on me for not doing more research on this particular model, but when I saw the price drop under $300 I jumped on it. If you don't need portability and would use this in a covered area it would be great. But I would suggest a model with the built-in LP tank carrier AND wheels if you plan to use it outdoors. October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good Purchase Generator works as advertised. Starts on second pull (very first time took 5 or 6 pulls to get propane in the line). Runs my 30 amp rated RV. Ran A/C and micro - did not try both at same time though. Really like the propane idea as we always have it with the RV, and this way I don't have to worry about fouled carberators or storing gas (both long term or while camping). Good buy. Seems about as loud as a normal generator. I'm going to build one of those sound boxes when I get around to it. October 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by My Favorite I've had a few gens and I'll admit I may get a couple of weird looks but it's worth it if I don't have to add fuel saver. Had the gen in the back of my truck for a week as I slowly moved down the boulevard repairing all the street signs. Never failed me once and barely used any fuel. Up next...RV'ing in the wild. October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A Purchase that had been looked forward too The Propane powered portable generator is not large enough to run the whole house, but this one wasn't intended for that purpose. The price was great and this unit can set aside until I need some additional power in an emergency and it definitely will replace having to run a "long" extension cord to do work outside of the house. Less than a 100 pounds (Home Depot does not have a wheel kit for this unit available-the purchase of a wheel kit for another generator and adapting to this generator cost less than $20). Imagine having over 3,000 watts of clean power available, ease of handling, no gasoline to deal with and its associated storage problems. (Gunk in carburetor and old fuel). Might end up wishing I had purchase two. August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Overall, the best generator I have found for my travel trailer The generator arrived exactly when it was promised and was in perfect condition. I hooked up a propane tank and it started and ran on the second pull. It is light enough for even a heart patient, like me, to load it into my truck and just performs as it was intended. I started it in a quiet campground and immediately had two neighbor campers come and marvel at how quiet it was. I am very pleased with it. September 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great buy Bought this as a back up for storms in Florida. Put oil in it and attached lpg tank and it fired up right away. I mane a wheeled dolly to move it as it is heavy. Also installed an hour meter sold on line. Have now run it 0.7 hours and so far it's great. Lpg is better as it does not clog carburetor and last longer on a tank of gas. Great buy at great ptrce September 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great generatir I purchased this generator to use as a back up for our living quarters horse trail. When I receive it, filled it with oil, connected propane tank and it cranked on the third pull. Have not used for an extended period yet, but tested on my LQ and powered 13,500 btu AC just fine. September 10, 2016
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