I was about to start a new thread, but read this this and....my choice is no clearer now
Anyhow, I'm in the market for a inverter generator, I have solar, but camping the winter the batteries don't get a full charge due to shorter length of days and the fact that I'm using a portable kit which I put away when we aren't at the campsite. Moving the panels to the roof will help with that of course.
The other issue is that living in the desert it can be kind of hot when we boondock, even in the spring and fall and it would be nice to run the A/C for an a couple hours in the hottest part of the day or after returning from a hike.
I'm sold on the Champion brand due to the reviews I've read and the videos I've watched. I thought for sure I would get a 3100, maybe the one with remote start. Then I figured maybe I should go a bit higher so I looked at the 3400 and then I was sold on the 3400 dual fuel. But after some more research on price and noise levels, as of last night I'm leaning towards getting two 2000s with the parallel kit. I'm subscribed to Love Your RV on YouTube and he is a full timer that has been using a pair of the 2000s for 5 years now without issues. Camping in the winter it would be nice to just bring one lighter unit along to charge the batteries than one bigger unit, since there is no chance of needing the AC.
I see there are plenty of other generator threads on JOF, so I'll probably go read some more before I hit that "place order" button.
Also, I priced out the same setup with a pair of Honda units and it was $1200-$1400 more. I know Honda's are THE generator to get, and would probably go that route if I was a full timer. But that's a huge difference to someone who will only use them every couple of weekends and doesn't have money to just throw around. Besides, I'll have 6 total years of warranty where I'm ordering the champion(s) from.