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How Much Does a Generator for an RV Cost?(13 examples)


On average you can expect to pay $484 for a new portable generator. The actual range in prices is actually a lot larger. Some generators are better for a tight budget at $300 and there are some that are range as high as $3000. However, the majority of people won’t need a thousand-dollar generator and the type of generator that you can get for $300 won’t have the quality that you need; so, if you’re looking for a reliable and quiet generator you can expect to pay between $350 and $700.


Generator Power Cost

Champion 3800-Watt Dual Fuel RV Ready

3800 watts $660.00

Westinghouse WGen3600 Portable Generator

3600 watts $309.00

DuroMax XP4000S

4000 watts $329.00

Rainier R2200i Super Quiet Portable Power

1800 watts $470.00

Mech Marvels 1500 Watt Portable

1500 $285.00

Mech Marvels 4000 Watt Dual Fuel Portable

4k $490.00

TACKLIFE Power Inverter Generator 2000W

2k $460.00

Pulsar PG2300iS 2,300W Portable Gas-Powered

2300 $430.00

A-iPower SUA2000iV

2000 $400.00

Duracell PowerSource Quiet Gasless Portable Power

1800 $600.00

Honda EU1000i Inverter Generator

1k $860.00

Generac 7117 GP2200i 2200

2200 $675.00

WEN 56125i

1250 $330.00



What factors change the price of your RV generator?

There are numerous factors that affect the price of an RV generator including the brand that you chose, the generator’s power and the type of fuel that the generator uses.


Generators come in various brands. Although you can get a no-name brand you want your generator to be reliable so it’s worth paying the extra money for a brand name that you can trust if that’s an option. Some reliable brands of generators include Generac, Briggs and Stratton, Energizer, Winco, Westinghouse, DuroMax, DuroStar, ATIMA, Caterpillar, Champion Power Equipment and Firman Power Equipment.


The wattage of your generator will determine the price as well. Generally, the higher the wattage the higher the price. If you’re in search of a generator that can produce 5000 watts or more then you’re also looking at a price tag in the thousands. If you only need 3000-4000 watts then you’ll probably end up paying between $500 and $800 dollars. If you don’t need very much power and you can get away with a generator that only produces 2000 watts then you’ll be able to lower the price to around $300.

How many watts do you need?

The power you need in your generator will be determined by what you need to power. Look at the electrical load that you need your RV generator to power. Do you have a fridge and freezer in your RV? What about an A/C or heating system? Do you plan on running a microwave, TV or oven off of your generator? Calculate the energy needs of your RV and you’ll be able to figure out how many watts your generator needs to produce.

Fuel Source

Your generator can run on gasoline, diesel, natural gas, solar power, propane or even a hybrid combination of two of these. Hybrid generators and diesel generators tend to cost the most upfront while gasoline and solar tend to be the cheapest options. Propane and natural gas can vary in price but are often middle of the pack in terms of cost.

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