Generator Selection

RV Clinic

March 21, 2013

Q: We are owners of a 2004 Northern Lite 9-foot, 6-inch camper that we bought used. The camper has two 12-volt batteries and no generator. We are looking for generator recommendations on size and manufacturer. We assume an inverter generator is appropriate, and that 2,000 watts is sufficient, but 3,000... Read more »

The Cummins Onan newly redesigned RV QG 2800 generator

Cummins Onan RV QG 2800 generator

Tom Kaiser, Managing Editor
January 17, 2013

The Cummins Onan newly redesigned RV QG 2800 generator replaces the previous KV and KVD product families while meeting stricter EPA Phase II standards for spark-ignited engines. The new models have a larger, 217cc engine that is said to produce more power. It also has on-board diagnostics, claimed easier... Read more »

Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator

Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator

Tom Kaiser, Managing Editor
October 15, 2012

Billed as an alternative to gasoline or LP-powered generators, the Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator provides AC, DC and USB power using internal components and solar panels for recharging. The Yeti 1250 puts out 1,200 watts of continuous pure sine-wave, 120-volt AC power and up to 30 amps of 12-volt... Read more »

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