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Old 07-27-2012, 01:32 PM   #15
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We carry an old 600 watt Honda during the winter months. Rarely during the summer as the solar handles it well on longer days. Actually would do it all in the winter also if we didn't park under trees. We never go anywhere with electric unless it is a rally
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:40 PM   #16
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Yes, we always have one Honda in the tool box for emergency use. Like others, we carry a small 110v air compressor.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:12 PM   #17
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Look's like I'm in the minority. With bicycles and portable waste tank in the bed of the truck I'm not sure where I would store a generator. We always stay in private or state parks that have electricity, so I don't carry one. I guess it depends on whether or not you plan to boondock.
Last two times I camped at a state park, the electricity went out... I do occasionally plan boondocking trips, but I seem to need the generator more when I DON'T plan to boondock.

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Old 07-27-2012, 04:30 PM   #18
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Look's like I'm in the minority. With bicycles and portable waste tank in the bed of the truck I'm not sure where I would store a generator.
I mounted the 1000 on top or the battery box of our 20', behind the LP tanks. It's out of the way, but there if I need it. The bike stays in the TV.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:03 PM   #19
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I do not take mine unless we are sure we will need it. Sits in the garage most of the time. Went on a 3 week caravan with 2 nights with no hookups but felt we would not need it so it stayed home.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:30 PM   #20
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Ditto.....we carry both blues (2000i) with us and the 6 gallon siphon tank.....ya never know when they will come in handy.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:32 PM   #21
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We always carry one 2000, two if on longer trips or limited facilities. We also carry a small compressor and yes my wife always says why do we do that. Cheerz
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:33 PM   #22
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We always carry one Honda EU2000i with us in the winter, and two in the summer (for air conditioning); because you never know when you'll find a great camping spot in a national/state park or boondocking location that doesn't have power. Also, for roadside emergencies, we carry an air compressor that needs 110 VAC power.
We always carry our Honda 1000w generator, air compressor and shop light. I had to change water pump at 11 PM.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:38 PM   #23
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We always carry one Honda EU2000i with us in the winter, and two in the summer (for air conditioning); because you never know when you'll find a great camping spot in a national/state park or boondocking location that doesn't have power. Also, for roadside emergencies, we carry an air compressor that needs 110 VAC power.
We always take two generators, plus compressor, bolt cutters, and many other tools, because we have found ourselves in odd situations when that equipment meant the difference between a degree of comfort and autonomy and none of either. I used to give my husband a really hard time over all the tools, but no more: they have come in handy too often, and sometimes not just for us, but for others, too. I guess we're firm believers in "always be prepared." And since we have the space in the back of the truck and the horses to pull it, why not?

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We carry ours as well.
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Funny this comes up now... we were camping over the weekend, and friends of ours rolled in Saturday, saying the campground they'd stayed at Friday night lost power due to the storms a couple weeks ago (I guess they've been having problems since).

It made me think I should carry our generators all the time, but on the other hand, sitting around tending generators isn't really what I want to do when camping, so my first instinct would be to find another campground. But if there isn't one... hmmm...
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:54 AM   #26
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Funny this comes up now... we were camping over the weekend, and friends of ours rolled in Saturday, saying the campground they'd stayed at Friday night lost power due to the storms a couple weeks ago (I guess they've been having problems since).

It made me think I should carry our generators all the time, but on the other hand, sitting around tending generators isn't really what I want to do when camping, so my first instinct would be to find another campground. But if there isn't one... hmmm...
This is exactly why we carry ours, also as we have found out not all campgrounds have sufficient power to provide for everybody if they are full.

I don't sit around and "tend" my generators. They get fueled up, hooked up and forgotten about until they either run out of gas or we turn them off.

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