An RV generator is simply a generator that is designed for use with an Recreational Vehicle. For example, an RV generator is designed to draw its fuel supply from the same fuel tank the RV engine uses. WALT supplies diesel and petrol two kinds of RV generator to meet your different use purpose.
9 Things to Consider for Choosing the Right RV Generator
1. Generator Type
Generators are typically divided into classes based on the types of fuel they use. Gas generators use unleaded gasoline, while propane generators run off propane. Diesel generators use diesel fuel. A good rule of thumb is to select a generator that uses the same fuel the RV runs off of.
2. Fuel consumption
Fuel consumption is a factor too many people ignore when shopping for generators, though this has a direct impact on the logistics of running a generator. The more fuel efficient generators don’t need to be refilled as often. A more efficient generator may let you run it all night without having to lose power at 4 AM or closely monitor power usage to make it last all night.
3. Noise Level
No generator is silent. While portable generators tend to be louder than permanent ones, there is significant variability between models. Research the decibel level of each model you’re considering, and all other things being equal, pick the quieter one.
A few generators have far quieter motors, while a few add insulation to dampen the noise. The extra insulation is worth it in a portable generator, assuming it still fits in the RV.
Price is but one deciding point when you’re shopping for a generator. Before you make a decision based on the price, look at what else you need to buy.
5. Construction System
The construction system refers to how the generator is built and how it connects to everything else. You don’t want a generator that won’t fit into the space allocated for it. Nor do you want a generator designed to plug into the power grid on the right side but only fits in to the space upside down.
The ideal generator is designed to fit in the space in the electrical closet or easily plugs into the electrical system from your RV’s storage bay. The worst case scenario necessitates cutting holes into the RV’s walls and shielding so that you can connect the generator.
There are several variations of this factor. If you’re looking for a portable generator, this factor includes a protective frame and built-in wheels that make it easy to pull around. If you’re looking at a big generator, portability could include the ability to easily load it onto a trailer or even having its own trailer. This isn’t an issue with permanently installed generators.
7. Extra Features
A generator with a built-in inverter so that it provides high quality power is probably worth the extra money. You don’t want to risk the generator putting out variable power that burns out your laptop and smart phone while wearing out the motor of your air conditioner and refrigerator.
8. Power Output
Generators put out power, but they don’t all produce the same horsepower. Select a generator that puts out as much power as you expect to draw from it. This load will include both power hogs like microwaves and smaller items like fans.
9. Other Considerations
Peak power is an incredibly important factor that is not given enough consideration. When you turn on an air conditioner or other device that draws a lot of power, it may pull up to twice as much power on startup. A generator that could support a 2000 Watt constant load may not be able to support the 3000 Watt draw of an AC when it is initially turned on. You may need to turn on appliances in stages to stay within the operating limits of the generator, or you’ll want to pay more for an inverter to provide that temporary “peak” power load. Another issue you may need to consider is the number of plugs. That doesn’t matter if you have a permanent generator installed in the RV, but it matters in portable generators. A generator with two appliance plugs isn’t going to let you plug in three devices. A few generators have USB charging ports built into them, but not all do.
Our Recommended WALT 2 Top Best Cost-effective and quality RV Generators
DIG-2200 by WALT is ultra-efficient,
It puts out 2200 watts of peak power, drawing from the inverter. This generates 1600 watts of continuous power.
The WALT 2200 watts petrol inverter generator creates a steady stream of high quality power that is safe to use with
your smart devices. The generator comes with two standard 110 or 230 or 240 volt plugs, a single 12 volt plug perfect
for recharging house batteries and a single USB charging port ideal for recharging your electronics.
DIG-3600 by WALT, the biggest advantage of this model is its price. It is quite affordable
The generator is rather quiet. At a quarter power, it puts out about 58 dBA. It uses rather
little fuel because of its high efficiency. It puts out 3600 watts of peak power, drawing from
the inverter. This generates 3100 watts of continuous power. The WALT 3600 watts petrol
inverter generator creates a steady stream of high quality power that is safe to use with
your smart devices. The generator comes with two standard 110 or 230 or 240 volt plugs,
a single 12 volt plug perfect for recharging house batteries and a single USB charging port
ideal for recharging your electronics.
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