Sorry for the post and run. I know zimm and myself appreciate the info.
Flybob, the Honda 2000 in series will work but the fuel tanks are tiny and would need to be filled every 3-5 hours I'm guessing. And for the money I can get close to that with one single unit (see below).
RubyDually, thanks for the clarification on the invert-er. That will be foremost in my model selection. And yes, you are correct the dealer did mention a Yamaha 5000 they had in stock at the dealership. I checked it out and the unit is too tall and pricey.
My search has narrowed down to this unit:
Electric Generator Depot - Powerhouse PH3100Ri 3100 Watt Inverter Portable Camping Power Generator
I'm hoping this will fill the order for running my AC , TV and some lights. If I need the microwave, that will happen without the AC on. This unit is not too heavy (129 lbs.) and not too tall (20.5"). And the price is reasonable. I think we have a winner! The dealer did recommend running the refer and water heater on propane. Makes sense.
Am I on the right track here?