Originally Posted by 1Brownie
I will be dry camping and cant determine how much wattage ill be using for fridge, tv, lights, a/c. I was looking at the Generac 7500.
I can't emphasize enough to NOT buy a contractor style. I don't care what others say, they are far noisier than any inverter generator at any load. You will NOT be popular when you crank it up. Plus inverters give you clean power which you will find is important when doing your research.
As mentioned earlier in the thread... lots of threads on this exact subject. I would say the same thing as Bikendan. I have had 2 Honda EU2000i generators for 10 years. My brother has had Yamahas for 6 years. No problems with either. Paralleled they run everything easily and I have the 30 amp RV plug adapter as mine are the older ones that didn't come with one. I usually only run one at a time unless I need the ac. I also have a 6 gallon extender fuel tank so I rarely have to refuel. I usually use about 8 gallons of fuel per week of dry camping unless it's really hot.
I travel with a fairly large group of RVers and we attend several NASCAR races a year. One member of the group always buys the cheapest generator he can find. He also shows up with a new one about every year due to failure. His latest was a Generac. Generacs would be my last choice.
Others in the group have gone with Champions. After about 2 years of age we seem to always be working on at least one of them each trip. Usually the carb. One fellow even carries an extra carburetor so he can just switch it out. Also Champions put out less amps than they advertise. Read the reviews. These are my real life experiences with them, I'm sure the Champion contingent will cry foul and gnash their teeth
If you can't afford Honda or Yamaha then Champion/Boliy is probably the next best.
Do your research on the real cost of cheaper generators and
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