Your generator helps provide you and your camping companions with all of the creature comforts associated with electricity (movie popcorn!), however, it can also be a lifeline when the unexpected happens. This is why keeping your generator in prime working condition and configured to your needs has to be an item on your pre-trip checklist.
Like with any 4-stroke combustion engine, the best preventative maintenance step you can take is to service your generator with regular oil changes. As you know, generators aren’t exactly cheap and for less than an hour of your time and under $20, you can save yourself headaches and hundreds of dollars in repair bills down the road. While you’re at it, you might want to check that air filter as well.
Take a few minutes to assess your power cords and adapters as well. Is there any fraying or damage? Are any prongs bent? Are your cables long enough? If these components are in tough shape, not only will they function poorly, but they can be dangerous as well. Investing in a new set is a small price to pay for ensuring you’ll be able to get power where you need it when you need it.
You might also consider some small tweaks to upgrade your generator’s usability and versatility. What about a wheel kit so you can easily move your unit wherever you please? Maybe a fuel conversion kit that will allow your generator to also run on propane or natural gas?
Whether you’re doing routine maintenance or looking to create the ultimate customized machine, Camping World has everything for your generator needs.