I mistyped the hours on my generator! When I got my Argosy/ Airstream
motorhome, the Onan gen only had "100 hours" on it! It has never had "in
field use", since I have owned it...but the 4500 watt gen has seen us thru
about 30 hours of power outages! I would reccomend that wattage as a
minnimum even though it was enough to power the freezer full of game meat,
the fridge, entertainment center & the a/c in a summer outage. To doing the
same in a winter situation, with a "lesser load" by providing power to the gas
fireplace blower instead of the a/c! AND not to forget a pair of table lamps in
both situations, as well!
My next home will feature a natural gas fired gen,
(but for now) the r/v gen gets the job done! (Hope this info helps)!
must run individual power cords to prevent "backfeed" to each appliance so
that you will not kill a utility worker trying to restore your power outage!