Generators for RVing


Generators for RVing

AKA Stay Calm, Cool, and Connected

For some of us camping means going off the grid, disconnecting from the world, and being one with nature.  In other words roughing it.  However, not everyone can or wants to be completely disconnected or subject to all of Mother Nature’s temperature whims. In fact some people, maybe you, need to stay connected with work or family while enjoying the wilderness, maybe you even depend upon connectivity to fund your natural excursions. And just because it’s hot doesn’t mean you have to be. And for those of us with children or health issues it just might not be a good idea to grin and bear it when it comes to unpleasant weather. Relax don’t overheat trying to figure out a solution to this dilemma. (Please pardon the play on words). The fact is that you don’t have to change your plans, you just need to come prepared and find the right Generators for RVing.

Luckily for you, here at Campers and Gear, we’ve got all the answers so that you can get a good dose of all things wild. (Note this includes all manner of flora and fauna from towering redwoods in California to majestic moose in the North Woods. Ah yes, all things truly wild like snowcapped mountains, hidden beaches, and raccoons who will try to eat the lava soap you left out when you went to bed. Here I go again reminiscing about my own experiences when what I should be doing is telling you about the products that can help you stay calm, cool, and connected, like the quiet and clean generators that both Honda and Yamaha make. Trust me if you have neighbors on your camping adventure they will appreciate you using a quiet generator so that they may hear the sounds of nature.  I promise you will appreciate it too!


Honda EU1000I

The Honda Eu1000I is a great quiet generator and one of our favorites. From 6 feet away you can barely hear it. This generator will keep you powered up while only setting you back around a thousand dollars. Below are the product specifications.

  • 1000 watts, 120V
  • Perfect for TV, lights, fans, small power tools and more
  • Extremely quiet
  • Less than 29 lbs.
  • Fuel efficient – up to 8.3 hours on 0.6 gal of gas
  • Inverter – stable power for computers and more

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Honda EU2000I Companion

Here at Campers and Gear, we also like Honda’s EU2000I Companion because it has the ability to be conjoined with the EU2000I for parallel power coupling. It will set you back less than $1100.00 or the equivalent of ten nights in a roadside franchise hotel. We prefer to make our own breakfast rather than stand in line at a messy waffle station. I mean come on, there is nothing Continental about that. Below are the specifications.

  • 2000 watts, 120V
  • Built in 30A outlet for easy parallel capability with another EU2000i
  • Great for TV/DVD, satellite, fridge, coffee pot, and more
  • Perfect for RV applications
  • Extremely quiet
  • Inverter – stable power for computers and more

There are many other great options manufactured by Honda including a camouflage version of the EU2000I.

Check it out today!


Yamaha EF2000iS

You don’t have to be off the map boondocking it to appreciate the quiet and efficient generators made by Yamaha either.

When it comes to Yamaha, we like the charging power of the Yamaha 2000 Watt EF2000iS. It is simply one of the quietest portable generators in its class. It will deliver enough power to handle almost all of your needs without breaking the bank. It has an affordable up front cost and is very fuel efficient, so while your sipping the coffee that you made it will be sipping fuel. Below are the specifications.

Yamaha 2000 Watt EF2000is

  • Featuring smart throttle for greater fuel efficiency and noise reduction
  • Visible fuel gauge
  • Parallel function
  • Oil warning system
  • Perfect for RV’s
  • 3600 Watts maximum power when combined with another Yamaha 2000 EF2000iS

Check them out today!


Cummins Onan QG 5500 Propane RV Generator

Cummins also offers great generators for RV’s with their Onan series.  They are a little pricier than Honda or Yamaha but very reliable and they have a good reputation.  You can find more information here.

The model we like is the Cummins Onan QG 5500 Propane RV Generator 5.5HGJAB-1270. This model will set you back around $4000.00 but has some serious credentials. The specifications are below.

  • Quietest in its class
  • Easy troubleshooting with self-diagnostic capability
  • Three year limited warranty, Lifetime drive warranty
  • Very low vibration levels
  • Stable digital voltage regulation
  • Capable of running multiple a/c’s with power to spare
  • Designed with enclosed muffler for easy installation

Check them out today!

So whether you choose a Honda, a Yamaha, or an Onan or whether it’s run on diesel, gasoline, or propane, we do recommend that you put some effort and thought into securing your generator. We recommend that you use more than one cable lock and don’t rely solely on the handle as handles can be cut. For about $20.00 you can purchase an 8ft. Python cable lock by Masterlock online or at your local Walmart or big box hardware store. There are also many options for surveillance cameras.

Next time that you are on a camping adventure of a lifetime or even just a weekend getaway, take our advice, go prepared, and we promise you’ll stay calm, cool, and connected.

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