An RV generator is generally powered by gasoline, diesel or propane and provides 120 or 240 volts AC electrical power for use when a plugin source is not available (boondocking or dry camping). Generators are rated by their electrical output, usually in watts. A minimum generator size for a small RV might be 1500 to 2000 watts. Motorhomes often have at least one air conditioner which requires a generator with a minimum of 3,000 watts. Generators also charge the house batteries which provide the light and power when the generator off. While RV generators are very common in North America they are unusual in Europe.
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RV generator parts and manuals are available at most Cummins Onan dealer or distributor locations. If parts are not available locally or if it is more convenient, you can order parts at CumminsOnanStore.com for shipment to addresses in the United States.
Increase RV Generator Performance
Review a list of guidelines to operate and maintain your generator. Following these basic do’s and don’ts will increase the generator’s performance.
Exercising Your RV Generator
Regular “exercise” is an important part of keeping your RV generator healthy. Lack of exercise can cause moisture build-up and fuel system damage that make it run poorly.
Statement Regarding Exhaust Extensions
Cummins Power Generation, manufacturer of Cummins Onan generator products,. does not endorse the use of RV generator exhaust extensions. Read the full statement on exhaust extensions for RV generators.
Load Management Basics
To understand how battery chargers, automatic generator start systems and other baseloads affect your generator, you need to be aware of three things:
RV Generator Safety Precautions
Please read your generator Operator’s Manual carefully so you understand all the precautions for safe, efficient operation. Most accidents occur from failing to follow fundamental safety rules. Read about generator safety.