Originally Posted by jmoney7269
He would have 70 hrs in 2 weeks in a Moble kitchen on that generator. I was not dogging your generator or anyone else's. The Jap and china machines have small oil reservoirs which in turn the oil breaks down quicker and the machine runs with more heat, oil has to be changed more often, which results in pump cavitation, dry starts, premature wear etc. my little 5500 onan holds almost 4 qts of oil and how many hrs to cars run with the same capacity of oil? I have owned generators from $200 all the way up to this onan and it has far been the best and I'm sure it would fit nice stationary into his mobile kitchen. A tractor PTO generator is silly to bring into the equation for a food trailer.
Also who wants to have a loud vibrating generator around their trailer. I know at comps, loud azzzzz generators suck!! Thankfully promoters have it written into the rules that no overly loud generators are allowed.
What is the DB on your 5500 onan?
Thanks to everyone for your responses!