Originally Posted by garbonz
SO many questions. For one thing a 50 amp RV is actually a 100 amp RV with 50 amps on both legs from a 240 volt feed. SO you need lots of power. For a second thing you can probably rent a Honda or Yamaha Inverter generator in many places, and will need a largish one like a 4500 or larger. For a third thing the inverter generators produce a cleaner sine wave and cause less problems with sensitive electronics. For a 4th thing, I am not sure what you are talking about an "RV" generator as anything you can rent will be a portable generator and some are loud and some are quiet, but an RV generator by the standard usage of the term is a permanently mounted unit which cannot be rented.
Find a rental center that has large Honda or Yamaha inverter generators and go with that. An 4500 would be minimum and a 6500-7000 size would be better. Make sure you have the generator plug to RV 50 amp adapter for the connection.
Thank yo for your reply. As I have become more educated, I realize that I initially thought an "inverter generator" was considered an "RV" generator. But now know that an inverter generator is just much quiter and prefered for camping since it does not produce as much noise as a conventional open frame generator.
So far I can't find a rental facility in my area (Kansas) that rents this size of generator. The largest rental I have found is a Honda EU3000 which is not enough. I guess I could rent 2 and get the parallel adapter but then I am lugging around 2 units, possibly more fuel...etc. I can find them in CA and NV...LOL!
I would really like to test out / rent a Honda EU7000 to see if I really want to drop that much money on a generator. I would also use this in the event of a power outage at my home.
I am not concerned with the weight of the EU7000 and taking it with us. I would not be doing it often or maybe I would if we really liked it! I will keep searching! I am just hesitant to spend that much right now.