quote:Originally posted by boat391
I would only buy new you don't need someone else's problem. I also use a inverter system and 4 6volt golf cart batteries so I don't need to run the generator at nite and can watch tv till I head off to bed. Solar is in the future plans also. The inverter is big enough to run the microwave if the DW wants to use it but for the most part it just runs the satalite and tv never use it to run hot water heater use propane for that. Hope this helps.
I'm right here with you. I've got the batteries AND the solar, but also a Onan Marquis Gold 6500-watt LP vapor generator - no ***** footing around for me.
We only run the generator when we we're either stopping for lunch on the road and need the AC and/or microwave, or if we're boondocking and need AC. Otherwise the 4 - 6-volt batteries and the solar system do the trick.
And yes, I watch satellite TV late nights - all on battery power. We've got LED lights in every light fixture so their draw is minimal.
Your budget and/or power requirements will determine your generator choice.