I'm back with more info. Getting back to my Generator search, I just read a little more on the Champion 3400 Inverter Generator which claims the 3400 surge, 3100 running watts in the same size as the 3100/2800 package. I think to be on the safe side that the 3400/3100 model would meet my needs with the ability to run my 15K btu AC with out any mods.. and, the weight is actually only a few pounds difference than the 3100. I have now found this for about $865.00 No Tax, free shipping. They list the noise at 59db which is louder than the 2000 watt models, but it would eliminate the need to buy 2ea 2000 units (at $499 ea) and the parallel cable for another $75.00
It seems like the 3400 is beginning to come down in price, I was looking at them a couple of weeks ago and they were over $1000.00
My argument to myself is with 2ea 2,000 watt I end up with a 3,000 watt running when tied together, but if I do not plan to run my AC I could carry just 1 of the units to run on the TT. Others have mentioned the 2nd one would be a great back up if something happened to the first one, but looking at how good the reliability report have been I am not sure if these things die that much.
With 1 I only have to deal with 1 unit, maintenance and fuel-ups and when not using the AC I'd probably be closer to the 25% /50% capacity there for running in the Eco mode more often.
So, I"ll throw this on the forum and see what you folks think and if there is anyone has bought the 3400 yet?
Here is the Champion page on the 3400 3400W Inverter Generator - Champion Power Equipment
One down side I have found, Over the last 2 weeks I have sent email inquires to both sales and tech support from Champion and I have received no response at all.. have any of you ever conversed with them on issues?