And I mean above and beyond just slapping a inverter on the battery. I was looking at the prices of generator, they are kinda high- While smalle 2kw-2.5kw units can be had for under 500, it seems rediculous to run such a thing when their use is limited to only "certain occassions". The larger 10kw units all require about 20hp engines to drive them. So.. i was thinking... have they ever made a PTO generator? Not that I have a PTO mount, but I can think of a few possibilities to drive a generator head. I dont think Belts could handle 20hp worth of strain. Unless they were geared like supercharger belts. I thought drive shaft, which would make sense, except that I dont like the idea of having to deal with taking on and off a shaft, and deal with impending u-joint angle issues. Thought of using a drive wheel, but if you use the rear , and you have limited slip/locker, your just waisting energy, and if you use the front, then you still wasting the rear. So if you happen to be lucky enough to have a PTO, I guess this idea might work. Anyone have any ideas how much HP can be used through a serpentine or V-belt? Anyone have any other ideas?