They most certainly can be annoying while running especially to other people on the campsite
Batteries , solar panels & inverters ( plus led lighting ) should be the way to go
I do have one myself a Honda EU10i Which is ONLY used if we are wild camping at ski resprts in the European Alps
And then only for a couple of hours each evening to top up the batteries for the night to ensure the heating remains on , most of the other wild campers will also be running one around same time so at least I am not annoying other people
Sheez, why the criticism? He's a first time poster and none of us know what sort of motorhoming he does.
To the OP, something like a Honda eu10i would be fine for recharging the van battery if you get low whilst wilding.
If you want to run appliances, you need to know what power they use and size your genny accordingly. Anything more than the eu10i will be a lump to store and carry. But do remember not to run one near other people. The Honda is one of the quietest, hence the recommendation.
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