What kind of portable generator do I need for my RV?

Posted on: May 16th, 2022 by mitm_admin | 10 Comments


What kind of portable generator do I need for my RV?

About 10 percent of American households over the age of 55 own a recreational vehicle (RV). However, some use motorhomes and campers for occasional travel and special events while some call their RVs home. As a result, the number of fulltime RVers in the United States is about one million, according to RVing Guide. When you own an RV, you can travel almost anywhere, anytime, set your own agenda and let the open road guide you. But there’s one important thing every traveler needs and that’s a portable generator! A portable generator is ideal for charging and powering equipment and devices while traveling, as well as during recreational activities.

Camping is one of the most popular activities in the United States. More than 7 million new U.S. households have adopted the camping lifestyle since 2014. Whether you drive a grand Class A motorhome, steer a mid-sized Class C or tow a travel trailer behind you, you’ll need a reliable power source for all of your essential accessories, equipment and devices.

RV Towing Car

Let’s Generate Some Power

Buying a portable generator is well worth the initial investment. You’ll soon wonder how you ever lived without one. However, before you purchase a generator, make sure to select a model that fits your power needs.

When it comes to generators, size does matter. Make sure you get the right amount of power for the right price. Here’s a math equation you’ll want to consider: Amps x Volts = Watts.

Appliance Wattage Chart

Before considering your generator options, take a look around your RV. What accessories, equipment and devices will you need power to operate? A coffee maker, a TV, a laptop, an air conditioner? Will you need to charge or run any of these at the same time? To determine what size generator you will need, add up the total watts of all the items for which you’ll need power and select a generator model that can easily handle your anticipated needs. At Mi-T-M, we’ll be glad to help you make these calculations.

How Can Mi-T-M Help?

Mi-T-M offers an array of generators including 2000 up to 8000-watt inverter generators equipped with CO detection and auto shutdown. Opposed to a standard generator, their inverter technology allows for reduced weight, noise and fuel consumption. These inverters are quiet, yet powerful and take portability to the next level.

Our inverter generators are ideal for charging and powering equipment and devices while traveling, as well as during recreational activities.

Inverter GeneratorsYou’ll appreciate many special features of our inverters, including:

• Insulated side panels that reduce noise
• Recoil start (electric start on 4000 and 8000-watt models)
• Low-oil shutdown
• USB port for electronics
• Handles and wheels for portability (4000 and 8000-watt models)
• Commercial quality AC power for sensitive electronics

Mi-T-M knows the advantages of owning a portable generator and we’re happy to help you choose a generator and generator accessories, including our RV generator adapter, that are right for your needs.

Find the Portable Generator that’s Right for You

So, before you embark on your next travel adventure, let us help you find the answers you’re looking for.

Contact Us

10 Responses

  1. Gary says:


    Mi-T-M is new to me, even though I live fairly close in Wisconsin. Does your company distribute its products under the Mi-T-M name or as another brand?

    Also, what does “Mi-T-M” stand for?

    • mitm_admin says:

      Thanks Gary, We do distribute our products with the Mi-T-M brand but we also build specialized equipment with private labeling for our customers.

      The Mi-T-M name was created during AJ Spiegel’s (founder of Mi-T-M) days as a painting contractor. He was inspired to develop something portable and practical for contractors and his very first pressure washer, the “Mighty-1000,” a compact, portable, 1,000 PSI pressure washer, was the first self-contained, gas-powered pressure washer on the market. Spiegel used his ‘Mighty’ description and the Roman numeral “M,” for 1,000 PSI for the Mi-T-M name.

  2. Matt says:

    “The strong, silent type” – haha, I love it. I assume these models are RV-ready? Or do you need a special adapter?

  3. Karl says:

    Can a generator be used to run a 5th wheel furnace? It is 40,000 btu’s, so how many watts would I need? Thank you.

    • mitm_admin says:

      Hi Karl,
      Sorry for the delay. Yes, a generator can be used to run the furnace in the fifth wheel camper. The BTU’s really do not matter, but we need to know the VOLTAGE and AMP rating of the furnace to make the best recommendation. To get a quick response give us a call at 800-553-9053 and we’d be happy to help you out. Thanks!

  4. Will the 3000 unit supply power to a 50-amp travel trailer if two generators are connected in parallel?

    • mitm_admin says:

      Hi Eric,

      The 3000 watt inverter has a 2800 watt continues rating . 2800w/120v = 23.33 amps. Putting two units in parallel will give you 46 amps combined. If your RV is rated at 50 amps when everything is turned on you would be a little short. If you do not run all your electrical appliances at the same time it should work for you. If you have any other questions, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-553-9053.

  5. Robert L Davis says:

    Buying a 5th wheel, 50amp. What do I hook together to power it?

Leave a Reply