Thank Glenn. You did a fine job with covering for me!
To clarify what I was saying; due to the weight of my generator it "lives" 24/7 in the bed of my truck. I pay for that with increased weight of the TV; reduced towing capacity (payload) and wear and tear on the generator when I am not actually using it.
However, since it is there; I take advantage of the benefits when I can.
1) I also carry a pancake 110AC compressor that can run my air tools, grinder, and inflate tires while at rest stops if needed.
2) At rest stops I can quickly connect power and run my microwave and air conditioner.
3) I have the ability to "boondock" on the fly if I show up unscheduled at a campground and they can't place us right away. Spent more than one night in the parking lot of a KOA that had a bunch of their sites washed out in a downpour.
4) I can charge my battery using my Ship-N-Shore charger. By disconnecting the battery bank I can use all four stages of my Ship-N-Shore to desulphate and fast charge when boondocking or if there is a power failure (or bad power) at the campground.
Since the generator is available all the time, it seems silly not to have a good quality 4 stage charger as well. When using the SnS charger you must remove the caps and watch your water levels. It can really heat up the battery when using the fast charge or desulphate feature.