A new-to-boondocking RVer "confessed" to me that he'd recently bought "a Chinese generator." Well, he can't be alone. The market is seemingly flooded with these Asian imports, and all jokes about "Will it run on unleaded gas" aside, it appears they're here to stay.
If you wind up in Quartzsite during the show season, no doubt you'll run into plenty of these little watt-makers, both in the field, and along vendor row. But how do you know which to buy, which to avoid, and once you have one, how to keep it up and get the most out of it?
The "last word" in RV forums on this subject is probably the one run over on the Open Roads Forum. As of last September there were over 400 pages of information on the Chinese generator subject--over 4,000 postings. As the moderator warns, set yourself up with snacks, drinks, and plenty of no-doze if you plan on reading it all. Or check out the moderator's tips on how to narrow down the search. In any event, be sure to check back here when you're done--we'll have probably posted plenty more things to read by the time you've finished up.