I just bought an mep-003 gen. I am going to use this for back up at my house. I wanted some opinions on hook up. I'm thinking of using a 200amp transfer switch (manual) . I'd like to have a 75 ft (max) cord to get gen away from house. Is #8 copper sufficient? If I can use a smaller transfer switch or wire let me know. I don't like to chince, but stuff is so expensive. I have been reading all the gen. posts on here and the info is great. Thanks all.