Forest River will exclusively offer a new onboard inverter generator from NPS Yamaha on its products for “an undisclosed number of years,” according to a recent agreement between the companies.
The new NPS Yamaha onboard RV inverter generator is the result of years of work by NPW and Yamaha. The Yamaha-powered generator rides on decades of experience in design, manufacturing and customer support.
“Our Yamaha-powered generator brings many advantages over the competition,” said Michael Wand, president of NPS. “We sought to revolutionize the RV onboard generator market by partnering with a best-in-class engine manufacturer and combining innovative technology and all new features.”
Wand said the generator includes features that will help spur competition within the RV generator industry.
“Beyond a 3-year/2,000 hour Yamaha-backed warranty, the generator is 25% more fuel efficient than anything on the market,” Wand said. “It uses proprietary, pure sine wave inverter technology which produces cleaner, more stable power that is much safer for electronics. It has an integrated pull-start as a backup to the remote key fob start, and has other modern advantages uncommon to other brands.”
The Yamaha powered generator also comes with the largest network of service locations in the USA and Canada, the company annonuced.
“Along with a unique, innovative product it is equally important to go above and beyond for all our clients with the highest levels of customer service,” Wand said.
Forest River GMs and product managers have had their eyes on this new product since early 2019.
“We didn’t enter into this exclusive deal lightly,” said Brent Stevens, general manager of Forest River’s XLR Division. “Because it’s Yamaha-supported we were excited, however, we wanted to make sure this generator would perform better, add value, make sense for our dealer network and ultimately the end users.”
The NPS Yamaha generator will be standard and/or optional on Forest River towable products beginning early June. The ramp up will continue throughout the summer and into fall on other brands and models.
NPS offers a 4500 and 5500 series with a Yamaha engine with their proprietary pure sine wave inverter technology and all new cooling system. NPS Yamaha generators meet national park requirements and include a USDA Forest Service-approved, spark arresting muffler.