$399 is indeed the price. I found it on sale at Cabela's for $349 during the NASCAR race back in April here in DFW. They also offer a wheel kit to move the generator around... I would definitely purchase it as well.
The generator brand is Champion and is a Chinese made generator that uses a license on a Honda engine. The features I liked on it were the RV 30amp plug built in, ease of starting, and the price.
I spent a lot of time researching these on the rv.net forum. The thread may hold some kind of record, as it has over 6,000 posts on it! It was hundreds of pages long when I first stumbled upon it. I would start at the last page and work backwards. Lots of debates, discussion, and information there.
The Champion is a great in-between model... It certainly is a better unit than the budget, entry-level gensets that you can find at pep-boys, etc. And it is not as nice as an Honda or Yamaha Inverter genset.
It really is about 68db under load... We were very concerned about noise with the generator as we would be boondocking a lot in parking lots at softball tourneys. Standing next to it you can easily carry on a conversation. When we use it, I just park the pickup near the trailer, roll the generator on the other side of the pickup, and plug it in. It makes is even quieter. There are even a couple of mods I read about on the rv.net forum to take a few more dbs off the sound level, but I honestly haven't worried about it. We park about 70% with electricity at sites, so this fits our 30% of the other times.
Is it as quiet as a Yamaha or Honda? No. Is it too loud to camp with? No. Is it worth $399? Absolutely!
Weight is perfect for me. I can lift in the pickup bed by myself, but it is also light enough that Mrs. Slpybear can easily help me lift it up.
No problems running AC... plenty of Juice for our 30 amp Surveyor.
One pull starts it so far. I run Stabil in each tank and haven't had any issues.
Slpybear highly reccomends the Champion genset.