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Old 03-08-2011, 08:59 PM   #1
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Generator Ideas for my fiver

I'm looking for ideas for a economical concept for enough generator power to run one ac and keep the batteries charged. I prefer gas driven and would consider mounting the gen or gen's in the pick up (secured to keep from walking away). I would appreciate all ideas. Thank you all.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:00 PM   #2
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I would appreciate all ideas. Thank you all.
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Consider if you will a Honda portable generator solution. There are others as well from Yamaha. These products may meet your need.
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Compare the specifications for Boliy Generator Boliy Guy
with any other portable generator before you buy. I did, bought a Boliy in 2008 and have been happy with its performance ever since. I'm not the only one here satisified with a Boliy, there is an old thread about them somewhere on irv2.com.
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Wouldn't it be an exhaust under bedroom issue if the genny was mounted in the box? I notice when fifth wheels are parked overnight at Walmarts/Flying J's, they strategically place their gennys away from their rigs.
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Honda...reliable, economical, and quiet.
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Honda...reliable, economical, and quiet.
+1 I don't mind spending more for quality and reliability, plus there are Honda power centers everywhere if you ever did need service.

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I have seen quite a few of these Champion genny's on 5ers in casino dry parking lots. I was impressed with how quiet they are and they can be paralleled. The're about 40% less then the Honda genny so if budget is a concern, this may be an option. Hope someone that has one will chime in and let us know how they like it.
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Get a Honda EU3000 and a five gallon gas can and you are done

When we had our travel trailer (6 years) we had a Honda EU3000 generator. We dry camped at least four NASCAR weekends (4-5 days) and at a couple of music festivals a year. Never any issues, it still has the original battery and starts right up.

Do a search on "Honda Generators" one thing you will find is that anyone who owns one loves it.

Here is a thread in the "Boondocking" section. Click here

If you are on a budget and would like used, try looking at your local Craigslist

Good luck..
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I would go for the Honda and the idea of putting it in your truck is a good one. You not only lose a lot of the sound but all the vibrations etc.

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We love our 3500/4000 Champion, great in truck stops and it is 1/6 (one sixth) the price of a Honda or Yamaha and just a little louder.

Amazon.com: Champion Power Equipment 4,000 Watt 196cc RV Ready Gas Powered Generator 40051/46515: Patio, Lawn & Garden

It rides in the bed of the truck and runs all night on one tank.. sits about 3 feet below my sleeping head, can barley hear it running.. starts our 13.5K A/C in 100deg weather..
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I've had very good luck with Champion. I have a 3500 that is quiet and dependible. Champions service has been out standing as well. Phone is answered in the US by people that know how to help.

The last great buys on generators was Jan. 15 - July Y2K. When nothing happened but parties on New Years Eve a lot of unused generators hit the market.

Who knows what will happen on Jan. 1 2013 if the Mayans got it wrong about Dec. 21, 2012.
There could be alot of never used generators hitting the market then.
If the Mayans got it right, well we won't need any generators.
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Who knows what will happen on Jan. 1 2013 if the Mayans got it wrong about Dec. 21, 2012.
There could be alot of never used generators hitting the market then.
If the Mayans got it right, well we won't need any generators.

Yes the Mayan calendar ends Dec 21, 2012, but that only marks the end of a celestial cycle, a new celestial cycle will begin Dec 22, 2012.
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Yes the Mayan calendar ends Dec 21, 2012, but that only marks the end of a celestial cycle, a new celestial cycle will begin Dec 22, 2012.
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I will be interesting to see what happens.
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Yes the Mayan calendar ends Dec 21, 2012, but that only marks the end of a celestial cycle, a new celestial cycle will begin Dec 22, 2012.
Sorry, I know I went
I never thought anything beyond a bunch of hangovers would happen on 1/1/00.
Lot's of other folks hand a bunch of wild ideas, and many of them spent real money on generators that were never used. Bunches and bunches of them came on the used market real cheap.
One thing about history, some learn from it and others repeat it over and over again.
I think Dec. 22, 2012 will be 3 days before Christmas and the day after Dec. 21, 2012.
One thing history taught me, have some extra cash handy to pick up some great deals on generators and camping stuff from the folks that PT Barnum said were born every minute.
Not really off topic, if you are looking ahead for deals on GENERATORS and can wait a bit.
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