Looking to get into boondocking and I need small generator advice

what’s the best small generator for boondocking in my class C

It depends. Do you have a lot of electronics? Do you need to run A/C?

A lot of the folks that I have boondocked with have recommended this one, but usually the 3500 watt one (this one is the 2000 watt):

For ourselves, with an almost 40’ Class A with a power draining desktop tower (it has a 750 watt power supply), we have a generator for backup should we have “non sunny” days. We bought a dual fuel generator, because we’d rather run ours on propane:


Hope this helps!

We also have 1300 watts of solar panels on the top of our Class A, and 400 amp hours of lithium batteries (BattleBorn). We rarely need the generator once we upgraded to lithium batteries.

Go with the 3500w Predator Inverter from Harbor Freight. It’ll do just about everything you need to do. You will have to manage your power though. Such as watch when you use the microwave, coffee pot, air conditioner, etc at the same time. Otherwise, you should be good to go.

if you need a small generator this is a very helpful guide for you.

Good day evening night…wherever you are!
I am new to this, so the questions that may seem to have easy answers are not yet on my radar!
I am starting out in my 30 amp airstream next month. I would like to buy a generator to power if needed AC, space heater and possibly microwave. I don’t necessarily need all of these but want to be prepared for all possibilities for short or long term living in the camper.
Everyone rates and raves about Honda generator, rated quieter.
Any advice welcome.

RVers looking to use a generator for 15,000 BTU air conditioner units should consider DuroMax’s 12000 Watt Electric RV Generator. Its staggering 12,000 start-up wattage and 9,500 running wattage won’t have any issues working with those larger RV AC units.

Anything larger than a 2200W is going to be heavy. If you can afford it, the Honda 2200i is the way to go. You’ll never look back and never have to worry about breakdowns or parts. Plus, it’s EASY to start, and really the best out there.

Take a look at this sight. https://www.generatormag.com/ They have all the information you will need on generators. The DuoMax 12000 is a very large and heavy unit and very noisy also. If you plan on boondocking with other people around, a small quiet unit would be a better choice. For a 13500 btu AC, a 3500 watt generator would work. You can also power the other items you mentioned but not all at the same time. There are website’s out there that will help you calculate how much power you may need. Good luck in your research.