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    Thought y'all might find this product review interesting. The generator is made by Engel (known for their fridge/freezers for Jeep and off-highway vehicles). It's a very nice product and one many of us can definitely use to power our stuff up after a day of wheeling:

    http://online.jpfreek.com/2011/06/06...max-generator/

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    Powering your stuff at basecamp

    I use a 1500 watt inverter and a deep cycle car battery...

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    • #3
      Yeah, there are a number of good options out there including yours. Some people use solar panels, others batteries, etc. Either way, this particular option is a good one but not any better/worse than others out there.

      With that said, what do y'all use in general? Generators? Solar? Battery setup? Hamster spinning a wheel?

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      • #4
        I decided on a renewable, green energy source, marriage. I say, "Hey babe, help me set up this tent", tent done. "Hey babe, can you help me start dinner?", dinner ready. "Hey babe, can you hand me a beer?", she says, "Get it your self!! You got two legs!!", so I'm still working on that one. Maybe a hamsterball with a coozy/trailer attachemnt? I'm kinda afraid of a generator or large battery or for that matter anything that could in anyway cause bodily injury. One day I fear that during a little cat nap, I will wake up with these items being thrown at me, or on top of me, or just gone because she left me at some camp ground that I told her was really nice and cozy and clean. Maybe I should just take the hampster camping instead of the wife? Things to think about I guess.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JPFreek View Post
          Hamster spinning a wheel?

          Why didn't I think of this sooner!! In less than a year I will have a toddler, and we all know how much energy toddler's have. A toddler wheel/generator/accessory charger, talking about killing several birds with one stone. Thanks for the idea! :notworthy:

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          • #6
            @ Jeepkevin: Ha! I'm not even sure how else to respond as that was classic!

            @x2elite: Now that sounds like a great idea!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jeepkevin View Post
              .,... "Hey babe, can you hand me a beer?", she says, "Get it your self!! You got two legs!!", so I'm still working on that one. ...

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              • #8
                **** they are expensive generators. What I want to know is are they just a rebadged honda? Or do they actually have some quality improvements, or differences?

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                • #9
                  whoa whoa... whats wrong with Honda? i have a 98 accord and it has 165K miles on it and still get 28 MPG+ and no issues besides the normal wear and tear.... they make some of the best mowers on the market... sure they are not an offroad manufacturer but they hold their own...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by KawiMonsterSahara View Post
                    whoa whoa... whats wrong with Honda? i have a 98 accord and it has 165K miles on it and still get 28 MPG+ and no issues besides the normal wear and tear.... they make some of the best mowers on the market... sure they are not an offroad manufacturer but they hold their own...
                    I know, I'm not saying that at all. What I'm saying is why I should I pay more for this Engel if it has a honda at it's core. Is it any better than a honda - that's what I'm asking.
                    Last edited by pyrex; 06-09-2011, 02:05 PM.

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                    • #11
                      I think what Pyrex was saying is that Honda stuff is junk, and he would never want to own one!

































                      j/k

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                      • #12
                        ah i withdraw... as you were :pop:

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                        • #13
                          yea for the price you pay might as well buy a pure Honda Gen and be done with it!!
                          1998 Jeep Cherokee,183K 4.0,D30 Aussie locked,Chry 8.25,4.88 gears,AJ's OffRoad Armor Super Suckrails,C4x4 Winch Bumper with Warn XD9000I , 6.5" RE lift., TNT longarms 33x12.50x15 Mud Rovers , If it moves and shouldn't, use Duct Tape & Zip Ties... If it doesn't move and should, use WD-40 & aHammer SOLD!!!
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