Originally Posted by Courtney
Great we are going camping and there is no where for us to plug it up so i was really hoping buying a generator would work
It sounds like you are starting to boondock, off the grid. Great! Many of us have done this with and without a small generator.
Converting the lights to LED's saves a boatload of power. Running the fridge and hot water heater on gas saves a lot of power too.
The microwave and the roof top AC unit are power hogs and there really is not a very efficient way to power them off the grid.
We converted to LED's a long time ago and shut down any other not necessarily power needs. We have 2 group 27 lead acid batteries and can go up to 4 days if needed and not recharge. We do have the a Honda 2,000 watt generator and use it to recharge the batteries a few hours a day or to microwave. We can go pretty much non stop for weeks on end if needed this way.
Some have gone solar on the battery recharging and they just about eliminates the generator if they have ito setup well.
Just passing along there are other options that can be very efficient as opposed to generating all your power. And try and get one that is very quiet. The Honda's, Yamaha's and now others are in that league. The cheaper ones with what we would call an open frame, and very little exhaust muffler can be really loud and get really old quick if they have to run for hours on end out in the pristine wilderness.
Lots of choices, just wanting to pass along some other options to pick from. We have a lot on forum here about boondocking, LED's, generators and solar. All are always good topics to read and sort out which is best for you.
Have fun camping
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