Dual Fuel RV Ready Porta-Potties For Winter
The easiest way to get your RV ready for you and your travel plans is to find a good quality RV ready portable inverter generator. An inverter generator changes the way that your RV runs by allowing you to power it from the batteries that are installed in your RV. This is done through an alternator. An alternator is a DC device that works against a battery to recharge it. Batteries are expensive, so it makes sense to use them to power your generator instead of having to add more expense to your RV purchase.
Some generators can be set up to provide both AC (alternating current) and DC (direct current). This type of RV ready portable inverter is referred to as a “dual fuel” generator. One of the best advantages to this is the reduction in voltage that occurs because only one engine is operating instead of two. Also, with the reduction in voltage there is a much smaller footprint. So it will take up less space in your RV and will power larger items such as electronics and even a hair dryer.
With dual fuel generators you have the ability to store enough gas in the fuel tank to operate for 12 hours or more when needed. The 12 hours of operation is called a “burn time”. Many people will actually bring their own fuel supply to operate this unit without bringing extra gas. A small amount of gas is added to the tank to keep the unit running smoothly.
Many of these units are portable, but some are stationary. Which type of unit you need depends upon how much RVing you plan to do. If you just want to travel around on camping trips with your RV and your sleeping bag then a small portable generator will work great for you. However, if you plan on hitting the highway and going to places like Las Vegas or Atlantic City then a bigger and stationary dual-fuel generator will be necessary.
The best generator to use will depend upon your needs. The size and the power will all play a big part in what generator you will need. Also, you will need to make sure the unit has a carb compliant fuel source. This means that the unit will only run on natural oil or propane fuel sources. Dual fuel generators that do not have a carb compliant fuel source will not run properly and could potentially explode.
One thing you need to know about these portable generators is that they can come in both economy and full economy modes. The economy mode runs on natural gas, while the full economy mode uses diesel fuel. Both of these options will provide you with some starting power but not as much as a nitro system would. The diesel fuel source is very affordable, so most people would opt for it when purchasing this type of RV ready generator. The fuel source can be changed easily just by switching out the gas tank from time to time. In addition, you should note that the full economy mode usually costs more than the economy mode since it uses a bit more power at startup.
The size of the generator needed will also depend upon whether you are using it in a cold weather environment or not. In cold weather climates, a portable generator that uses propane can be helpful. You should note that it may take longer to start up in a cold weather environment but that it will be worth it in the end. The generator is better suited for use in cold weather climates.
Gasoline powered generators can be nice to have in the event you are short on cash but you want something that can run up your bill. This generator is much cheaper and can give you the power you need in case you run out of gas. Since there are two fuel sources you can use with this generator, gasoline and diesel, you can get a bit of versatility from it. Most RV owners who use this generator prefer to use gasoline but if you want to use diesel you can. The only thing to keep in mind is that it does use a bit more gas than a regular generator would so it will cost you a bit more.