wiredgeorge

wiredgeorge
Joined Oct 2015
wiredgeorge
Joined Oct 2015

As a camper myself (Have a Keystone Cougar 5ver), I bought a generator for dry camping; not keen about the solar panel life and like my A/C, etc. I have a 3500 running watt Champion generator that I also use at the house when we have one of very frequent power outage. It has a push button start and if positioned away from a bedroom (either RV or home), isn't too annoying. We live rural as you might have guessed. Champion makes a dual fuel (propane / gasoline) generator that I really like and it is ultra dependable. Only thing that could be improved is some sort of gas gauge because filling (re-filling mostly) in the dark makes it easy to slop gas all over. I have never used the generator on propane. I bought a slightly used Generac home transfer switch on craigslist and had an electrician install it. I can power up the kitchen minus electric stove and microwave, the bedroom where we have a window A/C (we cut off main A/C at night to save a couple bucks), living room, bath, office; in fact most of the house other than A/C, well pump (240V), microwave, water heater and electric stove. Anyway, when power goes out, I start the generator, plug into a supplied outside wall outlet and flip the switches on the Generac from LINE to GENERATOR and we have power. Our power can go out for a few days at a time so I keep a few 5 gallon gas cans on hand. Life goes on in the event of a power outage. I can haul the generator with us on camping trips, if needed and it is RV ready; just plug in my 30A RV power cord and I am ready to brave the wild; Bipap works fine btw as does A/C; Just can't do A/C and microwave, etc, at the same time. I put the fridge on propane and the water heater on propane only. It works. And no solar panels with inverters and being without A/C (live in Texas!).