The old Onan from the 70's is still running well mechanically but has a ongoing, intermittent fuel delivery issue that I just can't fix and a new carb or kit is unobtainium.
I have been tossing it around for a while and instead of putting more money into the old, it's time for state of the art new.
Got a new Yamaha EF2000is and mounted it under the bus in the same spot previously occupied by Mr. Onan.
I have to bend over and grab the pull start but no big deal. Bend over again and hit the kill switch. This thing starts very easily and sooooo quiet!
It's fueled by an extension hose and modded cap from the onboard 10g tank, giving it 11g and a run time of 105 hrs. at 1/4 load.
It will run everything on smart throttle but the water heater, the space heater and the toaster oven, those need full throttle.
It weighs 44 lbs. (vs. 214) making it easy enough to pull out to change oil.
I did shield it from the elements on 3 sides, time will tell if I need to cover it while driving. The Onan wasn't covered on the sides and did just fine.
I still need to devise an exhaust extension to reach the stack, doesn't look too hard to do.
I blacked out the blue to help keep it stealth.