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Posted: 07/09/20 05:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

#A Generators are standard items in toyhaulers.


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Options ~ Propane or Gas?

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Generator. Easiest way to make coffee in the morning. Also gets a head start on re-charging the batteries after running the heater quite a bit overnight, solar charges them back up the rest of the day. Once and awhile use the generator for AC.

Propane or gasoline? I've heard nothing but bad things about propane generators. Gasoline, I've had no issues with it.

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IMO

Its better to have a built in generator and not need it than to need generator and not have it.

Toyhauler and dry camping go hand-in-hand as most good off-roading areas don't have hook-ups.

I don't need solar. Put gas in the tank and use the generator. Fast, simple and uncomplicated. Never a problem save for a carb clean now and then.

This assumes your not full timing.


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You didn’t say how you camp and how often. We full-time in our TH, but don’t boondocks a lot. However, our generator has come in handy in several parks where their power failed. We spent 40 years living in tornado alley.......no home of mine would not have a back-up power system. YMMV


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Based on your follow up comment, if you really don't think you'll ever boondock and need AC, then what you have right now will work just fine. Or add solar. I personally wouldn't want to be limited on where I camp based on the equipment I have (other than rig size of course).


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As my son gets older and we get a different camper, it will open us up to more places to camp, including bookdocking as an option. I survived as a kid doing it, and so will the rest of my family.

From what I gather, 1Kw of generator = +/- $1000. For less than $800, I can get a second generator, parallel kit and be ahead of the game. I guess I was really trying to see if people feel that a built in generator is worth it if they don't already have something.


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mrw8i ~ Generator. Easiest way to make coffee / I still use an old stovetop coffee percolator.

Most of my buddies have propane generators And No issues at all.

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Dirtclods wrote:

mrw8i ~ Generator. Easiest way to make coffee / I still use an old stovetop coffee percolator.

Most of my buddies have propane generators And No issues at all.

No problem. Differing ideas, thoughts, opinions, observations, and "what I've heard" are all good.

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Answer=(A) Not into hauling around/setting up a portable.


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