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Old 12-22-2014, 06:28 AM   #1
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Generac 7550 EXL

Good morning to you all, and Merry Christmas. Some of you know I am an airbrush sign painter/artist/illustrator. I have a remote billboard to paint out by the highway here in N Mexico. I pulled up to a thrift store yesterday eve, and saw this Generac 7550 power generator on the front porch. They cranked it up and it does work as I plugged my 20 gallon compressor into it and it powered it! I am putting link in here of the best video I can find. I am not sure if the battery (that helps to start it button) is any good. This is the very first generator I will own if I purchase it today. They wanted 350 dollars firm. So they are holding it for 100 dollar bill.
It does have two 30 amp outlets on it but they do not look anything like what an Airstream would plug into. Can some of you tell me the pros and cons of this machine if you have ever had one.

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Old 12-22-2014, 07:16 AM   #2
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Biggest issues are noise and weight. You need two people to lug that beast around and it sounds like a 14 hp lawn mower.
What do you need the generator for? Unless you plan to run your air or use heavy amp drawing machinery, you don't need one that big.
I like a Honda EU 2000, it is quiet, reliable and only weights 52 pounds, but a new one costs 1k. It will make coffee in the morning, run the hair dryer or microwave and all the time charging the batteries that's all I need when boondocking.

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The billboard for a business (carpet company) is a few miles outside of town...and there is no electricity out there so I have to go this route. The carpet people have a generator too, so I will probably bring the one I got on home and use theirs.
No I was just curious as to whether it would power an Airstream or such and wondered about the outlets.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:03 AM   #4
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The outlets can be dealt wit via adapters, not a problem.

My brother in law had one of those that I used in an emergency at my parents house in a power failure, it immediately blew up and took the refrigerator with it.

I was going to repair it but parts to fix it were high, and my internet searches regarding its repair indicated that the failure of its generator section is common on this model.

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