After the summer camping season is over here in Wisconsin, I use my TT for a trip or two to some primative, public, camping sites to bowhunt in October.
As we know, boondocking in colder weather presents extra challanges. When I had my previous TT, I did the 2 6V golf cart batteries and that worked pretty well. However, depending on how cold it got, it certainly limited us as far as length of stay.
I personally hate the sound of generators. My step-dad had the 4500 watt open frame Champion that we occasionally would use to charge the batteries or run the microwave. Where we camp, the sites are so far apart that the sound wouldn't bother anyone but us. However, the horrible noise echoed off the trees so bad that I assume all wildlife within 7 miles was running the opposite direction.
I toyed with the idea of buying a small inverter generator for these situations. However, the cost of a Honda or Yamaha was really hard to justify when I technically only need a genset for 1 or 2 trips per year. I did some searching and came across garbonz's video on youtube with his Honda running inside that metal toolbox. Quiet Generator
I decided to take a crack at building something similar and put one of the refurbished Champion 73538i from SuperGen Products inside. BTW, at $399, this is the best value available for a solid performing 2000 watt inverter generator.
Here is the video of my result: