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How to Choose a Generator for Your Used Travel Trailers

If you’re planning to dry camp (sometimes known as “boondocking”), you need a generator. There are a number of different generators from which to choose for use with your used travel trailer.

Where do you begin when you look for a generator?

  • One thing you need to consider is what size generator you need or have room for, and the kind of fuel you will need to use with your diesel pusher. A generator should produce enough electricity to run all of your appliances when you park. You will need to consider how you will transport and store your generator.
  • Make a chart that lists the amperage that each of your appliance draws, and think about how many of them you need to use at one time. This will give you a round figure of how much wattage you need to generate.
  • Look for something that is fuel efficient, easy to start, has easy access for repairs, and clearly visible gauges.
  • Another consideration is the amount of noise a generator makes. A number of campgrounds where you might park your Class C motorhome have regulations about how much noise a generator can make, and the hours during which generators may run. Even when dry camping there may be other campers nearby who will be disturbed by the noise of your electricity-in-the-making, so be aware.

Care tips for your generator

Even when you are not out with your toy hauler trailer, you should start your generator up occasionally to keep it running well. Always warm it up for about 20 minutes before using. Plan to provide regular maintenance.

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