I considered a crane, or a pulley system, ramps, etc...
In the end I knew that although I am strong enough to lift it, my back would ultimately pay the price...
The sound of the 2000's is indeed "different" than the 3000is, a bit buzzy... I used them today while working on the trailer to run the heater strip, with the a/c on (heat today), the sound of the generators is easily masked by the sound of the air inside the Bambi. It's my fellow campers who will hear them!
On the plus side, they start incredibly easily and moving them around is effortless! I think my spine will thank me.