What kind of generators do you use? I just bought a 25ft Travel Trailer and expect to go "Dry" camping maybe 3x a year and for those rare times when shore power fails. I have both LPG and 30amp service to my trailer as well as 2-large deep cycle marine batteries. I like the quietness and durability of Honda what do you all use?
The Honda 3500 wat or bigger to for A/C unit when it starts.
You don't say how much juice you are looking to sustain in the dry (or power outage). Personally, since weight isn't a so much a concern, I'd get a smaller generator (I have the EU2000) and add battery capacity (most marine cells aren't true deep, so I'd swap with golf carts or similar true deep capacity (trojans)), then put on 200W + of solar (2 or 3 panels to allow for panel failure). The generator can have the multi-fuel option (for gas, plus lp).
You need to calculate how many watts your going to need. This is based on running all items that would be needed during your specific time frame. Once you figure that out, it will be easy to figure the size of your generator.
I have a 40ft MH Diesel pusher. So what I use would be way over kill for your needs. Mine is an Onan 7500 watt diesel generator. Honda is the best out there. The EU2000 is a great little unit that runs quiet and uses very little fuel. If your watt usage falls in with the EU2000, I would get one of those. You can even hook up 2 together and get 4000 watts.
I run my 30' off a honeywell 2000 watt inverter when dry camping.
2k will do well if your not running the a/c.
I carry a 2000 watt Honda. It's good for everything except the microwave and ac. A friend of mine carries 2 which you can link together to get 4kw. Use 1 for everyday useage, 2 when you need more power. It's an expensive way to go but the larger units are really heavy.
I run a Honda 2K for a 23 foot RV trailer. It WILL run the a/c and microwave but not at the same time if the trailer power cord is connected directly to the genset (no extension cord) and the refrig is running on propane. Also, my genset is trifuel so I can use gasoline or RV propane.
The genset will usually charge batts at only 2 amps when connected to the trailer. A 140W solar panel and wired controller will charge up 2 12v deepcycle batts at 6-8 amps but you'll need at least 4-5 hours of direct & bright sun.