I went with a Yamaha 3000iseb. It was @ $2900 CDN with taxes in. It is very quiet and has electric start.
I have the generator postioned between the hitch and the toolbox at the front of the box. I can load it with a 2X10 plank and I keep it locked and covered in the truck. This position keeps the weight forward and doesn't add another obstacle when hitching.
The Yamaha has a boost function and will add available watts when required. It will start a 15000 BTU AC no problem. Our Landmark was prewired for a generator in the cold storage so I just added another 50 amp power cord so I can easily reach the generator while travelling. Plus it allows me to also power the coach from the front if my rear cord will not reach the park pedestal.
This is a common set-up and the members over at our Heartland forum where excellent with set-up advice.
The Yamaha is a nice unit, it is very quiet, doesn't use a belt and I don't have to service 2 generators. It just works for us - others will have different needs.
Adam Hunter and Family.
2009 Newmar DutchAire 4330 (The only DA 4330)
2015 F150 SuperCrew Toad