Originally Posted by theoldwizard
...Is it worth the premium price ?
All portable generators are cheap junk, some are just cost more. It is all marketing.
Making electricity requires Detroit muscle , HP that is, and that is too heavy to be portable.
That is ok because it is for recreation.
My $88 HF 800 watt model will produce 1000 watts max continuous (measured by me). The model with another name was rated at $1200 watts and cost twice as much. False advertising.
It charges batteries just as good as a Honda.
Also have a 2200 watt (continuous) inverter generator that I got for $350. It will run 1 a/c with everything else turned off.
It is all I can do to lift it to put away. Portable depends on the person.
Also have a propane Onan installed in the MH that runs everything at the same time.
My TOAD is a Honda. Honda makes good cars. Honda sells expensive portable generators.