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Old 07-26-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
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How many always take a generator when traveling?

I am curious as to how many take a generator such as the Honda 2000, when traveling to a site even if it has electric.

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Old 07-26-2012, 06:08 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:09 PM   #3
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Hi, when we travel, we make several stops and sometimes there are no hook-ups. This is a good time to have a generator with you. On one trip we left it at home, not knowing that we would end up boondocking because the full hook up campground was closed. We brought our generator and five gallons of gas with us to Alaska and never used it or the gas.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:51 PM   #4
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We always carry our Yamaha 2400ishc under the locked tonneau cover of the truck. It's really nice to be able to have power if needed when plans change or the unexpected comes up.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:52 PM   #5
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We have two Honda 2000i generators. We always take one or both with us.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:54 PM   #6
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When I have the Yamaha in the truck I never need it. When I leave it at home, I always need it.
Funny how that works.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:21 PM   #7
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We only bring ours when we know we won't have electric.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:49 PM   #8
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Only if I don't have reservations for all nights on a trip. If we're roaming, we don't know where we'll land and if there will be power.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:22 AM   #9
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We always take at least one.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:27 AM   #10
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Wouldn't leave home without it...Our 2K Honda, that is...

The Honda is Kinda' the same shape as our AS...wonder if I could aluminum plate it to match...?
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:44 AM   #11
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If we know we will need the air conditioning we bring our 2400. Otherwise we carry a 1000 to top off the batteries if needed, but we've never needed to. We tend to boondock for a few days and then go with hookups for a day to charge, fill and dump tanks. It works for us.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:06 AM   #12
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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.
Ditto and it has saved the day more than once.

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With our battery setup and the high-capacity charge line from the tow vehicle we don't find that a generator would be of any use for anything other than running the air conditioning. We carry a small inverter to run the curling iron and the kitchen mixer and that's it.
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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.
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