Originally Posted by jxnbbl
I bought the same 2500 Dual Fuel generator during covid when you couldn't pic and choose what to buy. I additionally bought and installed a softstart for the AC. Where we use to run the generator to watch TV, brew coffee in addition to run the AC we now have a 2000W inverter/solar setup. So in general we ONLY use the generator to run one AC or we turn off the AC and run the microwave (rarely). We use the inverter for everything else.
The real solution if you boondock would be have 600 watts solar on the roof, a portable solar panel on the ground to chase the sun with, a Victron MPPT charge controller, 400AH of Li batteries. Use the Champion to recharge the batteries after cloudy or rainy days. Run everything except the A.C.
If you want to go a step further: 600AH Li, a Victron 3000 Multi Plus, Victron MPPT charge controller, proper installation, wire sizing, fuses etc. Would be able to even run the AC on a very limited basis. Of course it takes a healthy bank account to do that.