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7 Best RV Generators to Power Your Adventures

This goes without saying, but I’m going to say it: The best RV generators for you are the ones that fit well with your particular lifestyle, travel style and budget. In the list below, I think you will find an RV generator option that will fit your situation well. If not, leave me a nasty comment and I’ll try to fix it!

I have no regrets about our first round of full-time RVing.

Nope, wait. That’s a lie.

Actually, there is one regret that comes up in my conversations with people about our 1.5 years on the road: I wish we had been able to do more boondocking and dry camping instead of always being tied to RV parks and campgrounds with electric (shore power) connections.

Basically, I wish we had chosen to bring an RV generator (or other power source) along for the ride.

No, I’m not complaining, believe me! I have absolutely fantastic memories about the time my family spent together on the road in our travel trailer. But in hindsight, our horizons would have expanded significantly with some power generation options on board.

If you’re getting ready to hit the open road for a full-time (or part-time) RV adventure, or if you’re already out there on the road and feeling a bit frustrated with your limited choices for overnight stays, I truly hope this post will open your eyes to the possibilities.

With one of these top RV generators along for the ride, whether you have a travel trailer, fifth wheel or a drivable option, I believe you will maximize your opportunity to experience absolutely everything our amazing continent has to offer! And that’s what it’s all about.

**By the way, none of us wants to be ‘that’ guy or gal who brings obnoxiously loud equipment into otherwise serene outdoor spaces. So for us, one major consideration is finding a quiet generator for camping that will not make enemies with your neighbors along the way or disturb your natural surroundings unnecessarily. We will highlight those generators that meet federal guidelines for noise generation in national parks and other public lands.**

Best RV Generators 2021 – The “Low Down” Chart

We understand that sometimes you’re just in a hurry and don’t have time to read a complete description and breakdown of every feature on each of these picks for best generator.

You will find that complete coverage in this in-depth post, but we will start this off with a handy comparison chart to give you a snap shot of how they all stack up.

rv generator comparison chart

What are the 7 Best Portable Inverter Generators for RVers?

Now that you’ve seen the chart that gives you an overview of where we’re headed, let’s jump into all of the down and dirty details and discover what is truly the best portable generator for your current needs.

You’ll notice in the headline above that we chose to limit the scope of this list to those that fall in the “portable inverter generator” category. Simply put, no matter how you look at it, portable inverter generators make the most sense for RVers and campers for so many reasons. And they are capable of providing enough power for your RV excursions.

We will discuss the differences between conventional generators and inverter generators below. But trust us, if you are RVing or camping, a portable inverter generator is absolutely the way to go!

1. Champion 2500W Dual Fuel Portable Inverter Generator

We deliberated long and hard before deciding to put this Champion inverter generator at the “top of the heap” for use with your RV. Champion Power Equipment’s longevity in the market (established 2003) didn’t hurt.

But what put this Champion 2500-Watt Dual Fuel option over the top in our evaluation of the best RV generators? I’m glad you asked:

  • Compact and Light Weight – 17.3L x 12W x 17.7H inches, only 39 lbs (dry weight)!
  • Dual Fuel – Runs on gasoline (1.1 gal capacity) or propane for ultimate flexibility and extended usage
  • Run Time – 11.5 hrs (gasoline) or 34 hrs (propane)
  • Parallel-Ready – Realize you need more power after purchase? Add another Champion generator to the mix!
  • Engine Displacement – 79cc
  • Warranty and Support – 3-year product warranty PLUS Lifetime technical support on your product
  • Noise Level – Remarkably quiet 53 dBA at 23 ft distance, meeting National Park Service requirements
  • Price – About 1/2 the price of comparable “top of the line” inverter generator options
  • Track Record – Not a “new to market” product; you can see hundreds of reviews online. Company established 2003.

Basically, this powerful generator checks all of the boxes for us as we evaluate what would be most important to us out on the open road with a generator on board for boondocking and dry camping opportunities. It provides as much power as you could need for nearly all of your RVing activities and will keep things humming right along in the event of power outages at an RV park or campground.


You get all of this at a cost that is drastically lower than the “high end” options out there on the market. Now, is it possible that overall reliability is going to be higher to match that higher price on some manufacturers? Yes, that is absolutely possible.

Will the higher end products have a few more bells and whistles which might tip the scales for you? Very possible, and you should take a close look at features for each individual product. Then determine for yourself whether that apparent increase in overall reliability and added features justify that higher price for you.


I should also point out, as you will see in our comparison chart above, that this is one of only three portable inverter generators that made our list that offers a dual fuel option (gas and propane generators). For my money, this feature is outstanding and offers additional peace of mind and overall ease of use.

As a bonus, when you choose to use propane (LPG) as your fuel type, your running time is greatly increased! You can get up to 34 hours of running time on a single 20-lb tank of propane, although you do give up a few running amps with propane as your fuel source. Not sure about you, but I love the idea of fewer fill-ups to keep the power flowing.

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To be honest, the reviews are mixed on this generator’s ability to run an air conditioner unit in a travel trailer (normally 13,500 BTU). Some folks clearly report that it has successfully run their A/C, while others say that has not been the case for them.

In at least one review, the person stated that they have an “easy start” or “soft start” device installed which helps to reduce the load on the generator at startup and when the A/C compressor kicks on. We will discuss these types of devices in more depth down below, but keep it in mind as an effective “side kick” to your portable generator if that air conditioner is a must-have for you.

A 2200-2500 watt generator coupled with one of these “soft start” devices could be a match made in heaven for your off grid comfort in your recreational vehicle. (Note: Overall effectiveness will depend on several factors, including ambient temperature and elevation.)

But if you’re still uncertain about this 2500-watt option, you can also take a closer look at the Champion 3400-watt duel fuel inverter generator option as well. Maybe that’s the perfect one for you and your A/C needs!

Bottom line? When we are ready to make an RV inverter generator purchase later in 2021, this Champion 2500-watt dual fuel beauty is most likely the option we will go with to power our adventure capsule!

2. Westinghouse iGEN2200 Lightweight Inverter Generator

Next up on our list of the best RV generators for you to take a close look at is a brand name that you will no doubt recognize. After all, the brand has been around since 1886!

Let’s give you a quick rundown of everything this little workhorse offers you for your RV adventures:

  • Dimensions and Weight – 19.8L x 11.4W x 17.9H inches, 46 lbs (dry weight)
  • Fuel Source – Gasoline (1.14 gal capacity)
  • Run Time @ 25% Load – 12 hours
  • Parallel-Ready – Realize you need more power after purchase? Add another Westinghouse generator to the mix!
  • Engine Displacement – 80cc
  • Warranty and Support – 3-year limited product warranty plus Lifetime technical support
  • Noise Level – Slightly quieter than Champion: 52 dBA at 23 ft, exceeding National Park Service requirements
  • Price – About 1/3-1/2 the price of a comparable “top of the line” inverter generator options
  • Track Record – The brand has been around since 1886; hundreds of online reviews

You might be interested to know that this particular RV generator is available in a Camo-colored body as well, if that’s more your groove.

Other than the dual fuel feature that we saw on the Champion generator, this Westinghouse option brings just about everything to the table that many RVers will be looking for. With nearly 140 years of history and a wealth of online reviews to boost your confidence level, you can’t count out this well-priced and feature-rich inverter generator option.


Let’s make sure you understand what parallel-ready means for your situation and decision-making process.

Assuming you choose to go with this 2200-watt unit and give it a go with your travel trailer, you may find that you are not able to consistently run your air conditioner because of the heavy load the compressor places on the generator.

At that point, you would have three options:

  1. Purchase a second 2200-watt unit, along with a Westinghouse parallel-cable for 30-amp RVs or for 50-amp RVs, and run them in parallel for double power that should handle all of your RV electrical needs. (Note: we are talking about 30-amp needs here, to run only one A/C unit.)
  2. Purchase and install a “soft start” system for your A/C unit, at least potentially allowing you to run your A/C with the 2200-watt unit. (NO promises on this since I have not personally tested it, but others claim it has worked for them with similar generators.)
  3. Get rid of your 2200-watt unit and purchase a larger and more powerful unit, possible the Westinghouse 2600-watt portable inverter generator option, or something even larger if you really want to make sure to get the job done! (As a bonus, this beefier 2600-watt option comes with LED readout for increased ease of use.)

Knowing this is what your post-purchase options look like, you may decide to level-up from the beginning and go with a beefier model with increased amp output.


I don’t think you can overstate the importance of purchasing a product with a decent track record, from a brand that didn’t show up yesterday. If you’re interested in peace of mind about your purchase, this is a must.

With the history of Westinghouse and the reviews available online for their inverter generator line of products, you should have all of the info you need to make an educated decision about what you want to power your RV and your adventures.

3. Generac GP2500i Portable Inverter

Coming in at the #3 spot is a brand you’re probably not quite as familiar with, but don’t discount it just yet. But believe it or not, Generac has been active in the “power solutions” space for more than 60 years, since 1959!

So this one isn’t a recent arrival in the generator space by any stretch, but let’s see what’s hiding “under the hood” of this black and orange beauty:

  • Dimensions and Weight – 19.7L x 11.4W x 17.9H inches, 46.6 lbs (dry weight)
  • Fuel Source – Gasoline (1.2 gal capacity)
  • Run Time @ 25% Load – 10.75 hours
  • Engine Displacement – 80cc
  • Parallel-Ready – Run two Generac inverter generators in parallel (with separate kit) for added power
  • Warranty and Support – 2-year limited product warranty
  • Noise Level – Not provided…so please be sure and contact manufacturer before purchasing to check
  • Price – About 1/2 the price of comparable “top of the line” inverter generator options
  • Track Record – Brand has over 60 years operating in the power generation space; many online reviews

Now, I’m going to be completely honest with you here: I am a bit frustrated with the less-than-stellar job that Generac has done to ensure all relevant information for their products is available online. I’ve been digging, but it just doesn’t seem to be there.


For instance, as you can see in the table above, I was not able to find the noise level (dBA) listed on Amazon nor on the company’s website or in its product brochure. I tried, honest! But all I could get was references to “quiet operation”. Not that helpful.

This fact does give me a bit of hesitation about this particular model. I mean, nobody wants a loud and obnoxious surprise after purchasing an inverter generator for their RV. But don’t rule it out completely without doing a bit of your own checking around if this generator looks pretty attractive to you. Maybe you’re a better sleuth than I am.

4. DuroMax XP2300iH Dual Fuel Portable Inverter Generator

Similar to Champion Power Equipment (manufacturer of our #1 RV generator choice), DuroMax was also established in 2003. The company is headquartered in California.

One of the first things you might notice about this inverter generator that sets it apart from the models we have covered so far: It provides an LED digital display! Normally, you will only find this feature on the larger models in the 3400-watt range and up.

This handy digital control center will allow you to track voltage output, gasoline level, and maintenance hours on your generator. Knowledge is power, my friend, so this feature definitely got my attention.

Aside from that feature, it has plenty more to offer as well, not the least of which is the beautiful dual fuel feature.

  • Dimensions and Weight – 22L x 14W x 20H inches, 58 lbs (dry weight)
  • Fuel Source – Gasoline (1.1 gal capacity) or Propane
  • Run Time @ 50% Load – 6.5 hours (gas) or 18.1 hours (propane)
  • Engine Displacement – 80cc
  • Parallel-Ready – Run two DuroMax inverter generators in parallel (with separate kit) for added power
  • Warranty and Support – 3-year residential limited product warranty
  • Noise Level – 52 dBA @ 25% load
  • Price – About 1/2 the price of comparable “top of the line” inverter generator options
  • Track Record – Brand has over 18 years on the market; hundreds of online generator reviews


I’m not sure about you, but I find it pretty fascinating that this DuroMax XP2300iH dual fuel option outweighs our top choice (Champion 2500-watt Dual Fuel) by about 19 pounds! On top of that, it provides lower wattage than the Champion while also being a bit pricier.

Having said that, this unit does have wheels and an extension handle to allow you to wheel it around without breaking your back. So they have definitely compensated for some of that extra weight at least.

But at the end of the day, you can probably see a bit more justification for our #1 choice now.

5. WEN 56225i Portable Inverter Generator

Alright, three more RV generator options to go! Hang in there and we will help you find the option that’s right for you.

Headquartered in Elgin, Illinois, WEN has been around a lot longer than I initially suspected: 70 years and going strong (founded in 1951). They are a major manufacturer of all kinds of power tools and lawn & garden equipment as well.

And now to the nitty gritty to see how this option stacks up:

  • Compact and Light Weight – 17.3L x 11.5W x 17.5H inches, 39 lbs (dry weight)
  • Fuel Source – Gasoline (1 gal capacity)
  • Run Time @ 50% Load – 7 hours
  • Engine Displacement – 79cc
  • Parallel-Ready – Run two WEN inverter generators in parallel (with separate kit) for added power
  • Warranty and Support – 2-year limited product warranty
  • Noise Level – 51 dBA @ 25% load
  • Price – About 1/2-1/3 of the price of “top of the line” inverter generator options
  • Track Record – For 70 years, WEN has been producing power tools and equipment

After seeing so many heavier units in a row, I was pleasantly surprised to see another truly lightweight generator option with WEN. Just like our top pick, this WEN inverter generator is only 39 lbs! With comparable dimensions as well, this compact unit should not be quickly overlooked.

In addition, this WEN generator appears to be slightly quieter than the Champion model at the #1 spot. However, this can be a bit confusing as some manufacturers report the dBA level “@ 25% load” while others report it “@ 23 ft”. So be sure you are comparing apples to apples when it comes to your noise levels, because it’s not necessarily straight forward.


We should also note that you are giving up a year of warranty coverage if you choose to go with WEN over Champion. And while WEN may indeed offer lifetime technical support, they do not make a point of letting you know that like Champion does. I like a brand that stands behind their products and is not afraid to tell you about it!

6. Honda EU2200i Portable Inverter Generator

Last but not least in the “2500-watt and under” category (before we take a look at one beefier option) is what many consider the Gold Standard in portable RV generators: yes, it’s time for Honda.

And honestly, it makes sense to call it the Gold Standard generator based on how much “gold” you will part with for one of these bad boys!

Now, don’t get me wrong here. I LOVE Honda. Well, I love the cars at least. I have owned five of them over the past 15 years or so, including one right now, and some would say I have a bit of an addiction. (They’re wrong. I can stop anytime I want to. Probably.)

And why do I love Hondas? For quite a few reasons, honestly, but one of the biggest factors is their overall reliability and low cost of ownership.

Based on the feedback I am seeing from current Honda generator owners, the ease of use and reliability of these units is the major selling point for RVers and power-seekers alike. It clearly leads the pack in overall customer satisfaction based on everything I have seen.

Let’s look at the nuts and bolts of how they match up with the rest of our lineup:

  • Compact and Light Weight – 20L x 11.4W x 16.7H inches, 47.4 lbs (dry weight)
  • Fuel Source – Gasoline (0.95 gal capacity)
  • Run Time @ 25% Load – 8.1 hours (3.2 hours at rated load)
  • Engine Displacement – 121cc
  • Parallel-Ready – Run two Honda inverter generators in parallel (with separate cable) for added power
  • Warranty and Support – 3-year “top to bottom” product warranty
  • Noise Level – 48 dBA @ 25% load
  • Price – Large discrepancy between MSRP on Honda website and higher prices found elsewhere online
  • Track Record – Well, this is pretty obvious…it’s about as strong as it gets.


Just looking at the data, the Honda is heavier than most other models we have covered, less fuel efficient and has the smallest fuel capacity.

On the other hand, it is possibly the quietest generator that we have examined and has the highest engine displacement by far. It packs quite a punch for its small size, which makes that low noise level even more impressive.


What is missing on the Honda Generator that we have become accustomed to on previous brands? Additional power ports. With Honda, you have two (2) 120V, 15A outlets….and that’s it. No 12V. No USB. I find this pretty odd, honestly, as it requires you to bring your own additional adapters and charging devices to experience the full convenience that you find included with other brands.

It’s possible that these power outlet features carry little importance for you. Only you can decide the right combo.


What it lacks in power ports, Honda attempts to make up for in other ways.

The most desirable added feature for most folks will probably be the Bluetooth capability and Honda My Generator app. This combo allows you to wirelessly stop your generator as well as monitor its performance from your mobile phone, although there is no remote start. The app will also provide you with important maintenance reminders to keep your generator running smoothly for years. So yeah, that’s some cool points for sure.

In addition, this Honda generator is equipped with a built-in carbon monoxide (CO) detection system. If CO levels rise to unsafe levels, the generator will shut itself down. You can never overdo the safety features, so am definitely a fan of this one.


Prices are going to fluctuate online pretty regularly for any of the best RV generators we’ve covered, so we don’t list specifics here. Having said that, there seems to be a large discrepancy between the MSRP of this generator listed on the Honda Power Equipment site (lower) and prices we are seeing on other platforms (higher). This could be because they are in very high demand.

So the bottom line is to be sure and conduct your own research and due diligence before throwing money at someone. A little shopping around could make a big difference when it comes to this particular inverter generator.

Wow! We had a lot to say about that Honda. (I have a lot to say about any Honda, I guess.) I hope that it helped equip you to make an informed decision about the “power companion” that will best power your adventures.

7. Champion 3400-Watt Dual Fuel “RV Ready” Inverter Generator

And last but not least, we find ourselves right back in the neighborhood where we started: a beefier and “RV ready” option from the same manufacturer as our #1 pick.

Yes, this is the first RV generator with 30 amp plug that we have covered in this list. While this type of “RV ready” inverter generator is great for its power output and likely ability to power your RV’s air conditioner, it may be overkill for many RVers who are just looking for power to “the basics” (lights, coffee pot, microwave, charging devices, etc.).

And with added convenience does come a few drawbacks with this option:

  • Heavier – More than 50 lbs heavier than the Champion 2500-watt option
  • Larger – It will take up an extra cubic foot (approx.) of your precious RV storage space.
  • Louder – Adds about 6 dBA to your noise level, but still within National Park Service requirements


That’s a quick overview of the major differences you should be aware of as we step into this new category, but let’s dive in to all of the specs so you can really get a handle on what this Champion RV ready generator has to offer:

  • Size and Weight – 25.1L x 17.3W x 18.3H inches, under 96 lbs
  • Dual Fuel – Runs on gasoline (1.6 gal capacity) or propane for ultimate flexibility and extended usage
  • Run Time @ 25% Load – 7.5 hrs (gasoline) or 14.5 hrs (propane)
  • Parallel-Ready – Realize you need more power after purchase? Add another Champion generator to the mix!
  • Engine Displacement – 192cc
  • Warranty and Support – 3-year product warranty PLUS Lifetime technical support on your product
  • Noise Level – Very reasonable 59 dBA at 23 ft distance, meeting National Park Service requirements
  • Price – Still less expensive than much smaller “top of the line” inverter generators
  • Track Record – Not a “new to market” product; you can see hundreds of reviews online. Company established 2003.
  • Electric Start – The only inverter generator on our list with this feature!

I want to reiterate here that this RV inverter generator is capable of powering your 30 amp RV, complete with air conditioner. But you must be aware that its performance will be impacted by the actual load that AC unit is putting on it (higher with extreme temperatures) and by the elevation at which you are operating the generator.

Also, technically speaking, this is not a 30 amp generator, even though it has a 30 amp plug for your RV’s power cord. Here is the actual output of this generator with both gasoline and propane:

  • Gasoline Starting Amps at 120V – 28.3
  • Gasoline Running Amps at 120V – 25.8
  • Propane Starting Amps at 120V – 25.5
  • Propane Running Amps at 120V – 23.3

Essentially, this means that if you are running multiple RV appliances or electrical devices in your RV at the same time that you are running your AC unit, it could overload this generator and cause it to shut down. But that’s far less likely to happen with this generator than with the others we have highlighted.

Bottom line? Even with the additional power that this unit offers, you have to pay attention and be smart with your power choices. This is especially true when you find yourself in locations with extreme temps and/or at higher elevation.

One con for me on this generator is simply that it doesn’t offer an LCD control panel display to improve overall user experience. But in the grand scheme of things, that’s a pretty small con when you look at all of the pros here. This one is definitely made for easy RV use, no doubt about it.

Best RV Generator FAQs

Alright, we have made our way through 7 very strong contenders for Best RV Generator. But as I said at the beginning of this looooong post, you’re the only one that can decide what “best” actually looks like for your RVing scenario.

With that in mind, we wanted to cover some of the most common FAQs related to RV generators and inverter generators. If you haven’t gotten through the “fog of choosing” yet, maybe these questions and answers will help you finally find the destination you’ve been looking for.

Inverter vs Generator: What’s the difference?

Let’s start off by clarifying one point: All of the products we have covered above are inverter generators, which are hybrids of a conventional generator and power inverters.

Before this golden age that we live in, your only choice for a generator was a conventional generator which ran on gasoline or diesel and produced a steady stream of power at its rated output. Typically, they were louder, heavier and not as safe for today’s sensitive electronics.

Inverter generators, on the other hand, are a fairly recent advancement in technology. They marry the power-producing capabilities of the conventional generator with the power inverting capabilities of a standard inverter (which draws from a DC source and inverts the power from DC to AC using a built-in microprocessor).

The result is a more efficient, lighter weight and quieter power-generating device which is truly smarter and able to protect your electronic devices (like cell phones) by avoiding “overpowering” them and potentially damaging them.

And if you have any experience with the hefty diesel generators out there, an inverter generator will truly be a light and quiet treat.

What if the Inverter Generator I want doesn’t have a 30 Amp plug for my RV?

Good question! These were the kind of issues that really stumped me a few years back as an RV newbie. But the good news is that the answer to the question (and problem) about your RV power needs is very simple…and also very inexpensive.

If you’ve decided that one of the generators above in the 2200-2500 Watt range is going to be enough to power your critical electrical components, all you need is a power adapter (sometimes called a “dogbone” or “pigtail”). This adapter will plug into the 15 Amp outlet on your generator on one end, and the other end has a female 30 Amp outlet to plug your RV’s power cord into.

And problem solved! Probably…

The only other possible item you might need, if you want your generator further away from your RV than your power cord will allow (for a quieter experience), is a Heavy Duty 12-Gauge Extension Cord.

Should I add a “Soft Start” device to my air conditioner unit right away to reduce load on the generator?

As I mentioned above, the introduction of a “soft start” device into your life may be the best news you get all year. For some folks, it has allowed them to run their RV’s A/C unit with just a 2200-2500 Watt inverter generator! In at least one instance, it also allowed them to run their AC unit off of their lithium battery bank as well, which I find fascinating.

But the truth is, there are far too many variables involved in each person’s RV setup and typical use for me to be able to say for sure whether it will work for you. I am not an electrician and I don’t even play one on TV. So this question about a Soft Start Device will have to be left a bit open-ended.

I think you have to assume, based on the output numbers, that you will not be able to use your AC unit running a 2500 Watt or lower generator. There could be unique circumstances that might make it possible, but don’t count on it.

I will say this: With the added cost of the device and the hassle of installing it (I’ve heard it can be a bit complicated), you might want to test things in your driveway without it first and see how things go. Try out different electrical loads by turning devices and appliances off and on and see how your inverter generator performs. Then make your decision before heading out on your first RV trip with your new generator along for the ride.

Here is a YouTube video that shows you how to install one of these devices on a travel trailer:

If you do decide to add a Soft Start device after thinking all of this through, you will be able to enjoy ongoing benefits of both reduced fuel consumption and extended generator running times! Both are huge pluses in my book.

How do I properly maintain my RV inverter generator?

Once you have decided to spend several hundred dollars on an inverter generator, the best thing you can do is properly care for and maintain it so that it can serve you for many RVing and camping seasons to come.


When you first receive your generator, you have to be sure not to just throw it in the RV and head out to put it to work. Every generator has a “breaking in” procedure that will be detailed in your manufacturer’s user manual. Yes fellas, you need to read the manual and follow directions, no matter how much it hurts your soul.

Normally, these procedures are fairly quick and easy to follow, but it will take a little bit of your time and attention. In the end, I guarantee it will pay off in terms of extended generator life.


Probably one of the worst things you could for your inverter generator is to use old gasoline that has been sitting in the generator for more than 30 days. (You can add fuel stabilizer to the fuel tank which will extend the service life of the fuel and help you avoid having to empty the fuel tank for extended storage.)

Some generators are equipped to run the fuel tank dry and also dry out the carburetor as well, extending the life of your generator and reducing potential repair costs. Keep your eye out for that handy feature!


As with any internal combustion engine, it is absolutely imperative that you pay attention to the level and quality of your engine oil. The oil level should be checked with every use of your generator.

In addition, the oil (and filter) should be changed approximately every 100 hours of use, or every season, whichever is shorter. It will take you an extra 15-20 minutes at the most and will save you plenty of money and headache in the long run.


Whatever you do, please do not simply leave your generator sitting in your RV’s storage area at the end of your RVing season without taking any steps to properly store it long-term. You will have yourself a frustrating start to your next season is you choose to go this route.

Instead, follow these best practices to be sure your inverter generator is ready to roll when the open road beckons:

  • Start and run your generator for 30 minutes every 30 days when in storage to keep all components if top working order.
  • Store in a dry, safe place away from sources of moisture to avoid corrosion of generator components.
  • Add fuel stabilizer prior to storage if you are keeping fuel in the fuel tank; run engine for 10-15 minutes to circulate stabilizer through the engine for proper protection.
  • If you choose not to add fuel stabilizer, completely drain fuel from the generator, including from the carburetor.


At least once per season, clean generator components with engine degreaser and remove any battery acid build-up from batter posts (if accessible). Keeping the generator clean will help you more easily detect any leaks (fuel, oil) which have developed before these leaks become a major threat to the life of your generator.

Which of these Best RV Generators is the perfect fit for your RV lifestyle?

Believe it or not, I think we’ve covered everything we possibly can to help you find, purchase and properly care for your next RV inverter generator! But I will say that your first source of information regarding care and maintenance should be your manufacturer’s user manual. Don’t be scared of it!

The only thing that remains is for you to consider all of this information and decide which of these options is going to serve you best in your RV adventures. This may not be the easiest decision you’ve ever made, but don’t allow yourself to get stuck in “paralysis from analysis” mode! This is a mode I know well, and it doesn’t accomplish anything.

Take all of the info, look at customer reviews, consider your expected electrical needs and then make the choice that’s right for right now. As we mentioned several times, if you end up needing more power you can always run a second generator in parallel with your first purchase and provide for all of your electrical needs.

The most important thing is to get out there and live the good life as soon as possible! Only you can make that happen.

Happy camping, my friend!

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