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Old 10-06-2014, 09:39 PM   #21
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I do not. Been playing cranial ping pong with solar vs a generator. The thing about no sun, and needing to move them around when the sun moves, I do not like, but at the moment solar's leading. The issue of generators not being politically correct (I never have) makes me yawn but the hefty price-- and the hefty price, don't. Some day I may even get an air conditioner. Then what? Maybe also noise, and carrying gasoline? 140-160 watts solar sounds right, if I find the best value. Wish I could trade in that dumb microwave oven for one.

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Old 10-06-2014, 09:57 PM   #22
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Keep in mind that a generator needs maintenance. I guess solar panels do too, but solar panels don't get gummed up carburetors. That said, my Honda is several years old and I've only had to change the oil and run it every few months for the exercise.

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Old 10-06-2014, 11:33 PM   #23
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I view the generator as 50% trailer benefit and 50% emergency preparedness. Easily justified now...
Don't forget the occasional party...

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