There are many ways that people camp. One way is the old fashioned “roughing it” version. Think campfire, tents, and sleeping bags. But in recent years camping with an RV or camper van has become very commonplace. One of the most important pieces of equipment for your RV or camper will be a generator. The below will go over some of the best RV and camper generators available on the market today.
Why you need a generator for your RV
So do you really need a generator for your RV? When camping in a RV that runs off of a generator, campers experience a lot of the luxuries that they experience at home. RV generators can provide a cool breeze on a hot night, a hot plate to cook off of, a small refrigerator, and a TV. Buying the right RV generator is an extremely important part of your RVing experience. Below are some great RV generator options on the market today.
Running / Starting Wattage
Dual Fuel - Gasoline and Propane
3800 Watts / 4750 Watts (on gasoline)
10.5 hours on propane, 9 hours on gasoline
3600 Watts / 4650 Watts
1700 Watts / 2000 Watts
1700 Watts / 2200 Watts
1600 Watts / 2000 Watts
Dual Fuel - Gas and Propane
8000 Watts / 10,000 Watts
3300 Watts / 4000 Watts
RV and Camper Generator Buying Guide
If you need a generator for your RV or camper van, here are some things to consider and write down. They'll help you make the best choice for your recreational vehicle.
- Fuel Source - There are many options when it comes to fuel sources. You'll want to choose a generator that uses a fuel source that's convenient and cost effective for your family
- Portability/Weight - Depending on how often you'll need to move the generator, weight of the unit may be a sticking point.
- Wattage - Do you have a mini fridge to power or an entire slew of household appliances. This will determine how many watts you need.
- Noise level - RVs can sometimes be parked close together. So consider the noise of the generator to make sure you have a pleasant experience (as well as your neighbors).