Updated: December 22, 2020

Champion 4000-Watt RV Ready DH Series with Quiet Technology Review

by Charles Jasper

Product Overview

You will love the performance of this Champion 4000-Watt RV Ready DH Series generator. It is capable of handling your power needs for your next camping adventure or tailgating event. With 3500 running watts and 4000 starting watts, it provides plenty of power to run everything you need for game day.

Champion’s new open frame inverter system is also 50% quieter and 20% lighter than the standard 3500 series generator. As if that is not good enough, the new design on this model also decreased the overall footprint of the unit by 20%. These features make this the best small generator that you can have around your home.

This generator is also equipped with Champion’s Cold Start Technology. This allows the engine to crank reliably each and every time you pull the cord. When you need power, you can count on this device to start up and operate just the way you need it!

Champion 4000-Watt RV Ready DH Series Inverter

Champion 4000-Watt RV Ready DH Series Inverter
  • 4000 starting watts
  • 3500 running watts
  • Up to 17 hours run time on gasoline
  • 81.6 pounds weight
  • 3-year limited warranty

Perfect for Camping

If you’re ready to load up and go camping, then this generator is the choice for you. It comes ready with a 30 Amp RV plug so that you can easily plug in your RV. It’s powerful enough to run the appliances inside your RV, including the all-important air conditioner during the summer months.

Don’t have an RV, but still need power at your campsite? That is no problem for this unit, as you still have access to two 20 Amp standard plugs so that you can plug in lights or any other devices you may need to power on your adventure.

Not only is this unit powerful enough for your camping trip, but it’s also lightweight and quiet. You will not disturb your neighbors in the next campsite with this unit as it operates at a quiet 64dB. That’s not much louder than a normal spoken conversation. This is one super quiet generator!

Important Features

You don’t want a generator that constantly needs re-fueling. You want to be able to start it up, and have it run for hours on a single tank. While this generator only has a 2.9 gallon fuel tank, it can run for up to 17 hours at a 25% load. That certainly makes this unit easy to start up and use!

You can also be confident that your sensitive electronics will not be harmed by this generator. It produces Clean Power with less than 3% THD. Speaking of electronics, the unit comes equipped with a 12V DC outlet and a dual USB adapter. You can plug your USB electronics directly in with peace of mind that they are safely charging.

Should you forget to check the oil before you start up the generator, there is also a built-in safety feature for that. The low-oil shutoff will automatically shut off the engine should the oil level become too low. That feature is great for ensuring that no damage is done to the engine simply because you forgot to check the oil before you cranked it.

Outlet Configuration

This generator comes equipped with outlets to accommodate almost anything that you may need to plug in.

  • 120V 30A RV outlet
  • Two 120V 20A household outlets
  • 12V DC automotive-style outlet
  • Dual USB adapter
  • Battery charging cables

Should you need to power more than this single unit can accommodate, Champion makes it easy by offering an optional Parallel Kit. The parallel kit allows you to connect two units together to further increase the output. This kit also includes a 50 Amp RV outlet that allows you to plug in your large RV to the parallel setup.

Generator Safety

You should always make sure that you are using this generator in accordance with the operating manual. Failure to do so could result in electrical shock and even death. Electricity is not something that you should take lightly, so make sure that you know how to operate this unit appropriately before attempting to use it.

This generator is fully CARB compliant, so you can feel good knowing that it meets all rules and regulations related to emissions.


  • Portable – At only 81.6 pounds, this generator is light enough to carry it anywhere you need to go.
  • Long Run Time – This unit will run for 17 hours at 25% load on a single tank of gas.
  • Cold Start Technology – When you pull the cord, this unit is going to crank up and run.
  • Quiet – Operating at only 64dB, this is a great choice if you need a quiet generator.


  • Power – At only 3500 running watts, you may have to decide which appliances to run as you may not be able to run them all at once.
  • GFCI Protection – This unit does not provide GFCI protection on the 20 Amp household plugs.
  • No Electric Start – You will have to manually start this unit using the pull cord. It is not equipped with an electric start, and remote start is also not an option.


This generator is a great option for a weekend warrior looking to go on a camping trip or host a tailgating event. This unit will provide plenty of power to run your 30 Amp RV or all of your electronics on game day. In addition, it is super quiet and will not disturb the rest of the campground or tailgate area. You definitely can’t go wrong with the Champion 4000-Watt RV Ready DH Series generator!

About the author

Charles Jasper is the owner and main author of Generator Guider. He has a degree Engineering and 20 years experience on using generators on various projects, around the house, and while traveling and camping. He has a passion for everything related to home improvemen and loves to travel on his RV. When he is not working, you might find Jasper working on projects around the house or organizing a camping trip.