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Old 01-29-2015, 07:50 AM   #11
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Maybe one of these when traveling? Amazon.com: ALEKO® WG600 600W 600 Watt Residential Wind Generator Wind Turbine: Home Improvement 600 Watt Wind Generator?
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:39 AM   #12
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Was chatting with a fellow Quartzsite camper last week who told me he heard over the last year 18 portable generators got stolen. Just sayin'.
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:47 AM   #13
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Hi Myron, Never been there but are these generators out where it can be seen and possibly stolen?
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:29 AM   #14
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Hi Myron, Never been there but are these generators out where it can be seen and possibly stolen?
My guess is yes, they were seen, and yes, they were stolen.
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Old 01-29-2015, 12:46 PM   #15
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We have a Honda 2000W generator for two reasons. We are often camped in shade and/or under cloudy skies PLUS we need to charge the battery for our Minnkota boat motor every few days anyway so we do both at the same time. We secure it to our trailer bumper with a bike cable and a keyed lock. I guess the likelihood of it being stolen depends on where you are camping. I know of one lake where the locals are known to steal equipment and I would hesitate to leave my generator outside the truck, even with a cable and lock. Other places we camp and fish I haven't heard of any thefts. In general, near towns and cities I worry about theft more and keep it in my truck (locked canopy) when not in use.

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Thanks for your responses Glen and Bob. You probably can't find it because it's 20yrs. old but is hardly used, my wife can't stand listening to it either.
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We have a Honda 2000W generator for two reasons. We are often camped in shade and/or under cloudy skies PLUS we need to charge the battery for our Minnkota boat motor every few days anyway so we do both at the same time. We secure it to our trailer bumper with a bike cable and a keyed lock. I guess the likelihood of it being stolen depends on where you are camping. I know of one lake where the locals are known to steal equipment and I would hesitate to leave my generator outside the truck, even with a cable and lock. Other places we camp and fish I haven't heard of any thefts. In general, near towns and cities I worry about theft more and keep it in my truck (locked canopy) when not in use.

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I agree lock away everything easily moved sad isn't it.
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:17 PM   #18
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One poster from another forum "altered" his brand new gennie to look ... like a piece of garbage. He was pleased with the results and in his mind, taking the shine off made it less noticeable.
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Some people just don't like generators. I'm not one of them. OK, OK, all generator owners aren't created equal. We all know dummies who crank 'em up to watch Honey Boo Boo in crowded campgrounds. I wouldn't think of cranking mine up if it would bother others. For folks who want one, tho why not get the one that's going to really be of value.

I have a Honda 2000i. Seems like it is the optimum generator for topping batteries, running the ac, microwave, coffee pot and using at home to power my refrig and a couple lights if the power goes out. Uses very little gas and has the same db rating as the 1000 and the smaller ones. So why mess with a smaller one that really won't do much of anything besides provide cloudy days insurance for the batteries?

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Old 01-29-2015, 09:26 PM   #20
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It seems to me that people that use generators always like to put them on the far side of their trailer which essentially becomes my picnic table area. I'm for no generators unless boondocking.
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