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rvmamabel
post Jun 8 2010, 08:08 PM
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Hi folks, Hoping to stay at some national parks this summer and Walmarts on occassion. Any advice you can share about generators? Is it worth the investment? We'll be on the road for seven weeks going from eastern NY to Yellowstone Nat'l Park and around the 4 corners there and back. I'd appreciate any recommendations on a quiet generator that we can purchase and also advice on how to fuel it, run it, etc. etc. Complete newbie with this area and appreciate your experiences and good thinking.
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post Jun 12 2010, 08:19 PM
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Hi, thanks for the information.

We are in a 35' TT, a Jayco Eagle with two slides, and 2 little girls. I was hoping to be able to stay in National Parks and do a bit of boondocking, but not sure now. I'd guess that I'd like to run microwave and basic lights, and of course the most essential: the coffee pot. However, it's fifty degrees here and rainy, so it's easy to think I wouldn't need the AC. However...to those with more experience out West: will I need the AC in Yellowstone in the last week of August? Or in Utah and Colorado? I know it can get cool during the night, but can it get hot and humid as well? If so, we'd need to have the fan and AC going.

In looking at a few generators locally, they also seem really heavy. I guess I am just wondering if a generator is a cost savings? Will I save enough money at national parks and boondocking to make up for the extra gas to lug this heavy thing cross country, as well as the $1,000 investment?

p.s.---I did read up a bit in Rv.net forums before posting before posting here (but do thank you for offering another source) and learned a bit, but not as much as I'd anticipated.

Thanks for any further advice. I still need it.
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rvmamabel   Need Advice On Quiet, Efficient Generator   Jun 8 2010, 08:08 PM
dog bone   I bought a Gentron about 5 yr's ago online for...   Jun 9 2010, 09:13 AM
rvmamabel   Hi there, Thanks for the reply. Now, another qu...   Jun 10 2010, 09:27 PM
pianotuna   Hi, Four about the same money ($1000.00) a f...   Jun 10 2010, 10:24 PM
chickenpants   I think you are going to need to really assess whe...   Jun 11 2010, 06:07 PM
Lindsay Richards   We boondock a lot and AC and battery charging are ...   Jun 11 2010, 08:59 PM
Denali   When we traveled in a fifth wheel we had a Honda e...   Jun 12 2010, 06:04 PM
rvmamabel   Hi, thanks for the information. We are in a 35...   Jun 12 2010, 08:19 PM
Lindsay Richards   You will learn to conserve electricity. Like your ...   Jun 12 2010, 09:13 PM
Denali   If your decision to boondock rests on having a gen...   Jun 13 2010, 12:37 PM
rvmamabel   Hi everyone, Well, I think I'm in better sha...   Jun 13 2010, 04:28 PM
Alberta Bound   Although this thread is a little older, I thought ...   Aug 15 2013, 11:34 AM
docj   The biggest change since when this thread was ...   Aug 15 2013, 04:32 PM
dog bone   http://www.generatordepot.us/gentron3500wa...es-rv...   Jun 15 2010, 06:07 PM
harryb   The quietest generator I have heard is a Honda. My...   Jun 24 2010, 02:05 PM
pianotuna   duplicate   Aug 15 2013, 10:48 PM
PlasmaGun57   I would recommend using a inverter generator becau...   Aug 19 2014, 05:19 PM
docj   You are responding to a thread that is over a year...   Aug 19 2014, 06:39 PM


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