Originally Posted by dutch99
Ok we agree on 5000 watts or more...
what about the portable ones, they are a lot cheeper
they make PL ones.
can i run the exhaust out side?
just run the line to the gen ?
If it were me and there was a generator prep kit available, I would be going with a permanent installation. Less chance of theft, less lugging around of heavy objects. You have some that will remote start with a fob or key/switch, built in transfer switch.
Sure, you could save a grand or more with a cheapie Home Depot genny but then, you could have saved it with a cheaper 5thh wheel as well. Why go cheap on such a nice rig?
If I were you it'd be a 5500w permanent install. If you intend to use it only occasionally, go for propane. If it's for more intensive and regular use, gas, or even diesel in some cases.
If you do go for gas/diesel don't let the thing sit unused for 6-12 months on end without proper inspections and maintenance. Propane is more forgivng of that, no fuel gunking or algae growth in the tank or carb.