Originally Posted by Chris N.
...a smaller generator that I could mount behind the propane tanks. Am I nuts or would this work?...
hi chris and welcome to the forums...
sure it can work.
IF you have 2 typical deep cycle batteries that are 80-100 amp/hours each...
expect to run the genset every 2-3 days when using the furnace much.
a used 1000w honda is a good starting place, and an inexpensive way to try life with a small generator.
IF you are committed to using a genset, consider the 2000w honda instead.
more power for not much more money or space or mass.
opting for the 2k allows running some a/c gadgets on a/c (blender, microwave, vacuum cleaner...)
there are several folks here who have mounted a 2000 on the tongue...
either behind the lp tanks or on a tray that extends laterally from the tongue...
and there are some virtually air-tight storage containers that completely contain fuel odors...
should u wanna carry it in the 4runner.