I guess everybody is entitled to their own opinion, but I don’t consider the Predator generator "disposable." I got turned on to them by some friends who use a pair of them to provide power at their hunt camp, where they really run a lot. He’s got over 4000 hours on his, with no issues other than regular oil changes and spark plugs every so often. When researching them, I did find some people who had problems with them, but I also found people who had problems with their Yamaha or their Honda. Generally, the reviews from people who have actually owned and used the Predator are very positive. I do a lot of Boondocking as well, and recently returned from a 10,000 mile loop around the country. I put around 350 hours on the gennie, and it performed flawlessly. If I actually believed the Predator would prove to be unreliable, I would’ve spent the money for a Honda, probably. But so far, I think I made a good choice. Oh, and by the way, you can buy an extended warranty from Harbor freight for a relatively small amount of money, and if anything goes wrong with your gennie in the first three years, you can simply take it back and exchange it for a new one.
Here is a review of the Predator and some of its features. There is also an interesting sound test embedded in this review. They are remarkably quiet considering the power they put out.
( I'm sorry the type size is so large—I don’t know why that happened)