I live full time in a small 6X10 utility trailer (see my avatar below) and have been parked in my company parking lot for the past two years. I am totally on my own power as in I only use a 2000 Honda gen. I can use at the same time a hot plate, toaster and the fridge (which is always on). I usually shut the gen off when I go to work but upon returning I turn it back on. I paid $900.00 I truly am testing the extent of the generator. I don't really change the oil unless it shuts off automatically due to oil calling to be changed. And by now when it does shut off is when I am confident that it did because it knows when it is time to do so. I just change it and it starts right up. It is truly dependable.