Choosing a generator for your motorhome

Choosing a generator

If you’re like most motorhome owners, you probably want to take the comforts of home with you wherever you go. And that means having power whenever and wherever you need it. A portable generator is an ideal solution for keeping the appliances in your motorhome running whether you’ve set up camp in a caravan park or out on the open road.

But not all generators are created equally, so how do you choose the right one for your needs?

Well, here are four key factors to consider when choosing a portable generator for your motorhome.

Consider the size of your motorhome and how much power you need

The first thing you need to consider is the size of your motorhome. How many appliances do you want to run at once? If you only need to power a few small appliances, then a small generator should do the trick. But if you want to run an air conditioner or microwave, you’ll need a bigger generator with more power.

Check the wattage rating

Once you’ve determined how much power you need, you’ll need to find a generator that has a wattage rating that matches or exceeds that amount. Be sure to also factor in any extra power requirements for running an inverter, which is necessary for powering most electronic devices.

Think about the most appropriate and convenient fuel type

Not all generators run on the same fuel type. Some use gasoline, others propane. And some newer generators run on diesel. Each fuel type has its own benefits and drawbacks. Gasoline is usually the most affordable option, but it can be difficult to find in some remote areas. Propane is a popular choice for use in motorhomes because it’s easy to find and doesn’t go bad over time like gasoline. But it can be more expensive than gasoline. Diesel is usually easy to find and relatively inexpensive, but it can be more difficult to start in cold weather.

Consider the operating noise level

The last thing you want when you’re enjoying the peace and quiet of nature is a loud generator disturbing the silence. Fortunately, there are now many generators on the market that are designed to be extremely quiet. Some even have special sound-dampening enclosures. If noise is a concern for you, be sure to look for a generator that is specifically designed to be quiet.

After you’ve determined the fundamental needs for a generator to be taken on trips in your motorhome, it’s time to think about your budget. Generators can be expensive, so it’s important to do your research before making a purchase. An even better idea is taking time to speak to the experts and you can always get friendly and reliable information from us at The Generator Place. We’ll also be around to support you in years to come with servicing and on-hand advice. Call us today on 1800 442 447 and we’ll be happy to help you choose the perfect generator for keeping your appliances running while on the road.

Comprehensive Range of Generators & Accessories

We also sell all accessories required to operate your generator accurately and safely. We also have jump starters, and service kits available to purchase.

11 Stores/Service Centres Nationwide

Our Generator Place stores are located right across the country with more new stores on the way. We currently have 11 stores to choose from, each with all products listed on our website in stock.

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For your convenience, you can also purchase every product we have in stock online via our website. Our online store is user-friendly and all shipments are made nationwide. Wherever you are located across Australia, you can take advantage of our amazing deals!

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