A Portable Vs. Installed RV Genset

Purchasing a generator for your RV is an important step toward your travel independence.  In order to keep from needing to plug-in straight to an electrical outlet during an recreational excursion, a generator will keep an air conditioner or multiple air conditioners, appliances that draw a lot of power like microwaves or large screen televisions or various combinations of lights, heaters and appliances running throughout any stay with an RV in a campground.  While some RV campers might choose to simply use an external outlet and “boondock” their trailer or motor home, sometimes it isn’t always possible to plug into a power source and that’s when prepared travelers can fall back on a generator in order to get the electricity they need to keep their vehicle’s accessories running and running smooth.  Depending on the region and the remoteness of the campground area, a plug in may not be accessible.  The availability of power can make or break an RV vacation. 

With the big advantage owning an RV generator can have on a traveler’s vacation, there are some pro’s and con’s to owning either a dedicated, installed generator for RV use or having a portable, moveable generator for your RV travels. 

Portable RV generators are good to have if you have other uses besides just camping that you want the generators to be used in as well.  For instance, if there are times when you may need a generator for work and want to haul the generator to a job site then a portable generator would be useful.  The other is if the generator is to be used as a standby for home use.  In this scenario if there is ever a major storm that causes a power outage then having a portable generator available is a good idea.  Of course, if there were a storm and there was a power outage than one could just stay in the RV with an installed generator inside, assuming the RV is stored near the home. 

Things to keep in mind when using a portable generator for camping or RV use,…

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