My parents bought one just like that right before Hugo came through NC. Was that '89? We kept it going steady for 9 days while the power was out, running freezers and refrigerators at three houses. We would run a tankfull out at our house, haul it to Grandmother's, hook up, run a tank full through it, go to Aunt Lib's, and do the same.
I have another much newer generator, but I bet that one will be the one that starts when I need it.
I think you will get good service from it.
Its loud though.