How to Turn Your Truck Into a Generator

All you need is an inverter and some DIY wiring

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Cordless drill
  • Socket/ratchet set
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Drill bit set
  • Pliers
  • Safety glasses
  • Slip joint pliers
  • Utility knife

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • DC to AV Inverter
  • 200 amp fuse block/fuse kit
  • 1/0 cable (red and black)
  • 100Ah valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) absorbed glass
  • mat (AGM) battery (optional)
  • Isolation relay (for optional second battery)
  • Flexible plastic conduit
  • 1-in. chase nipples and bushings