by Lydia Blanco – Our family recently embarked on a one-month Boondocking Challenge. Boondocking is essentially parking your RV or camper in a spot that doesn’t have access to electrical or water connections.
A somewhat derogatory term from way back when, boondocking is now becoming more popular as a means to off-grid living for minimalist wanderlusters. But, boondocking in our travel trailer, without electricity, in the height of the sweltering Texas summer, was more like camping in a tin oven.
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Yes, we had our creature comforts – mattresses and pillows – but in the end we realized one very important thing. If we wanted to do this successfully, for any prolonged period of time, without the kids turning on us, we needed a generator, stat. So, needless to say, when we were given the opportunity to review the A-iPower SUA2000i RV Inverter Generator, we were all jumping for joy.
What We Love About The Inverter RV Generator
There are many things we love about this RV inverter generator. The fact that it came equipped with all the tools and adapters needed to successfully power our 38-foot travel trailer was appealing and made our lives easier. There is nothing I hate more than opening a new toy and realizing I have to head to the store for batteries or a missing part. They take care of all that for you.
This is an RV inverter generator, as opposed to your basic generator, which means it is a lot quieter. We were looking for something relatively quiet, that we wouldn’t need to shout over in order to hold a conversation. We also didn’t want to disturb any neighbors if we chose to use it at a park or lake. When using an appliance that requires more power, the generator will speed up to power it, and slow back down when done. This feature saves us a lot of money on gas.
We also loved how easy the RV inverter generator was to use and its ultra light weight. The convenient and easy to read multi switch gives us the clear option of START, RUN, or OFF. The built in fuel gauge helps remind us when we are running low on gas. Although we weren’t looking for two separate units, we love having the option to tether two units together for more power, or use just one to conserve energy and gas. We prefer this to a much larger and heavier generator option.
What We Disliked About The RV Inverter Generator
It would’ve been convenient to have a duel fuel generator on board so we wouldn’t have to travel with two fuel sources. We already are tasked with filling up propane tanks for our travel trailer and now we have the added duty of filling gas containers for our generators. I’m always worrying about gas spills.
Even with both RV inverter generator units tethered, it seems like we have just enough power to run the air conditioner and outlets – and not much else. If we need to use another appliance like our microwave or toaster, then we have to turn the ac off or our generator will overload.
The Basics About the SUA2000i RV Inverter Generator
We felt the price was competitive with other inverter generators that have similar specifications. You can purchase this RV inverter generator at several different retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Home Depot, and Target for around $400.
Visit the A-iPower website for valuable information on this RV inverter generator and their other products.
A-Ipower RV Inverter Generator Video Review
Note: OFM contributor Lydia Blanco received two SUA2000i RV Inverter Generators in return for her review.
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Lydia Blanco Garza is a former actress and owner of The Blanco Agency, a talent agency in South Texas. She and her husband Ceasar moved out of their house, sold most of their possessions and bought a travel trailer. They are currently traveling all over the United States with their two small kids Nicolas and Ivy. Follow their journey on their YouTube channel and blog: Lights Camper Action.