Originally Posted by Uptightto
I thinking of purchasing a generator that weighs close to 200lbs and wonder how I could get it off the ground and into the pick up bed solo...Hand crank? Winch?
I sold my 3500 watt generator because it was getting difficult for me to lift by myself. My replacement choice was Honda 2000, because they weigh around 60 lbs each with a full tank of fuel. One regular with one companion will run your trailer under full load. If you don't need the AC, one will work to run the fridge, charge the battery, and run the microwave all at the same time. You can buy the pair with the wiring harness for around $2,100 to $2,200+tax, if you find them on sale. I have had mine for 2 years and I am extremely happy. Not one problem since I purchased! They are extremely quite. I waited till they were on sale, and found mine for around $800 at Northern Tool. I saw a companion at Camper World this week on sale, if I remember they had $900+ on the sale tag. And the wiring harness was $60 +/-.
When you do buy a generator, make sure you buy one that will not damage your equipment. If the equipment you will operate has circuit boards, computer chips, etc... make sure you get the right kind, or you will be replacing the generator and buying new or repairing the old equipment. Study up on "sine wave patterns".
edit: Saw you later post #3. That Yamaha will safely work.