I have the Honda 2000 and have had it for some 10 years now. I love it. I purchased it solely to enable me to use the Air Conditioner when dry camping
. Until recently I rarely used the generator
as I found myself in campgrounds with a minimum of water and electric hookups.
There were several occasions when I wanted to use the generator
while dry camping
but I wasn't about to set it out in the rain. I couldn't leave it in the back of the Jeep and run it, it had to come out so I never used in rainy conditions.
My solution a couple of years ago was to finally modify the tongue of the Scamp
by making a box that holds the generator and propane
tank with the battery
forward of it. I was only able to do this when I saw that the factory was putting a center jack on the 13 footers no longer the side folding jack. While at the factory I purchased a center jack and immediately did my mod.
I now have put roughly 64 hours on the generator in the past 2 years. That's far
more than I had put on it in the prior 8 years when I barely cranked it up once a year just for fun.
With the generator so easy to use now, I'm more apt to dry camp and use the generator for other things than just the A/C as I did in February while dry camping
in the desert for 2 weeks at the Quartzsite, AZ gathering.
Oh, and not only is the generator on the tongue in a box but I have a 30 amp extension cord plugged into one of the outlets on the generator and then run under the trailer to the electric compartment. I cut the female end off and ran it into the compartment adding an outlet to it. So all I have to do is reach into the compartment and plug the trailer cord into the outlet and crank the gen. up. Nothing is out in the weather. I don't have to lift the gen. in and out of the Jeep. You folks might consider this mod. it's great.