Good questions, no, I do not use these (at least not in the last few trips we had in our pop up that we just bought this summer). I guess, for me, it more of a 'want' than 'need' at this point . I asked my DW and was trying to pitch that we may use it at home if the power goes out - like an emergency - then I added, we can also use it for camping. She laughed and realized I am actually thinking of buying it mostly for the camping. She reminded me that there are other things at home we need at this time, which should take priority over a generator that we probably will not use it right away .