Originally Posted by CamperTim
I have a 2019 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 7 195RB TT
What would be the best generator I could purchase for it?
Yesterday my 17 year old daughter ďhelped meĒ by using my remote start to warm up my truck so I could take her to work at the local Tim Hortons (coffee/donut shop) at 6:30 am. She had a teenage attitude attack because she couldnít figure out the combination (lock - then start 2x) to get it to start so she started mashing all of the buttons in a fit. Unknown to me she released my tailgate and since I have a tonneau cover the tailgate didnít immediately open.
So some where over the six miles (round trip) to drop her off My yamaha 2400is and my 8 month old iGen4500, my hunting bow, 5 gallon (full) gas can, electric chain saw, and who knows what else flew out of my bed never to be seen by me again (at least so far).
Mentoring notes are welcome - What would you have done, What would you do to prevent it, and if you were in the same situation what should be the repercussions to the daughter - Does she survive ; )
Anyway so I suddenly find my self in the market for a Generator for my RV.
Westinghouse just release a new version of the iGen4500 - the iGen4500DF (dual fuel) and in my opinion they did it properly they are using the standard RV propane connector so you can just use the propane grill connector on your RV without a regulator. Or you can use the supplied hose with the regulator at the propane tank connector end of the hose if you want to use a propane tank directly.
By using the RV connector you get the advantage of using your RVís auto tank switch over to get extended runtimes. Iím estimating I could get upto 72 hours of continous running from my dual 30lb tanks. Plus I already installed the propeka bluetooth propane tank sensors that will beep when needing to be re-filled.
We have a dog so in my mind the extended runtimes provide some options, so that the A/C can be run keeping everything comfortable (including the dog) if we head out for the day.
It will also run upto 18hours (on gas it has 3.4 gallons built in) at 25% load at 52db or one of the quietest models out there
This generator also comes with a built in hour meter now, and remote start, wheel kit, and it fits under my locked tonneau cover or where I plan on keeping it on a cargo carrier locked to my camper with a custom built cover to protect it from the elements but provide good airflow.
This generator includes the 30amp RV plug and has enough capacity to supply 31 amps of power continously.
This can be purchased for $1050 delivered.
If anyone has a better suggestion please share.