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Old 07-04-2012, 09:32 AM   #1
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living in the driveway

No electricity for 4+ days due to wicked strom in MD, DC VA area last Friday night. Thank goodness for our "new" 2005 Beaver Patriot Thunder and the generator. We can cook, fridge works, verizon mifi, Sat TV AND most importantly air conditioning.
Never realized the "other" bennies of having the Beav!!
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:40 AM   #2
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That is great! I suspect your neighbors are wishing they had that option.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:46 AM   #3
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Leave it to the Beaver...
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:05 AM   #4
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Did that in 2004 when 4 storms hit our area one after another. Always keep this time of the year coach set up for a quick get away or use at the house if needed.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:53 AM   #5
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we used ours as a guest room for my parents last week. worked great.
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:39 PM   #6
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The neighbors said i was roughing it when we lost power sc sitting in the driveway in the rv had lights ,ac,tv .
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:47 PM   #7
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Did offer the 2 with newborns to join me so their newborns wouldnt get over heated they declined at least i offered
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:20 PM   #8
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Ours is parked within inches of our house at the ready.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:27 PM   #9
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We spent 4th of July night in ours in the drive - AC went out and the Oklahoma heat was just too much to bear. Neighbors didn't seem to mind the generator running but if it hadn't been fixed the next day, would have gone to a nearby CG. Spoiled to the cool.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:37 PM   #10
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I guess that's what is nice about owning one of these rigs. We've been fortunate so far here in SE MI, at least with no storms in our area but if it ever called for us to have to use ours it would be here at the house in no time.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:14 PM   #11
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We had the same problem last summer with a 40 hour power outage. The Winnie's generator came in mighty handy to power the home fridge and our fish tanks. The fish were getting a little panicky with no pump circulation. I had heavy-duty extension cords running all through the house.
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:03 PM   #12
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If you guys keep having weather problems.....where are we gonna go when we're finally on the road!!! Stop it, already! (and we're sooooo close to taking off.......oh mannnnn.)

Seriously I hope and pray everyone is o k...
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We have done that with hurricanes. You can also use the generator to run your home fridge and save any losses there.
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