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Old 11-11-2012, 01:00 PM   #101
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Don the one thing that needs to be considered is that as the temperature falls batterys become much less efficient, so if you will be camping when the temperatures are lower ( closer to freezing) the batterys will be much less efficient and the other loads like furnace go up as well. Also the solar output reduces in these situations as well. So I suspect you will get good use of the generator during the spring and fall.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:34 PM   #102
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OK - way out there camping coffee question - has anyone tried the new Starbucks coffee machine (puck style)? I am a bit crazy about having espresso each day (4-6 a day) and was thinking the multi-drink options might be fun to have for campfire guests.
I know what you are thinking, but I have already gone overboard on this trailer. Why not have an espresso machine. Really - why can't I have one? 4 boon docking nights instead of a RV park and it is paid for....
AND the generator is making more sense now!
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:16 PM   #103
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Don't know about the Starbucks, but the Nespresso is top rated ( with 19 bars of pressure ) for convenience machines. I have one and was tempted to bring it to the Escape Rally. You can find all the machines on-line at Nespresso.com
You can't buy the pods just anywhere though. I get them on line and delivered. Placed my order on Monday at 10 am and got them the next day at 11:30 am. If a machine needs repair, you call and they pick it up and leave a loaner. The one I have has the milk frother. Takes maybe three minutes to make a latte and no mess.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:05 AM   #104
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Completely agree. We have one too. She makes decaf expresso with it. I have two Saeco's.... One at home and one at our cottage.
I like my expresso.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:09 AM   #105
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We had the outside storage box added, and what a difference it has made!
I read in another thread that the front storage box has only a 100-lb capacity? Given that the two 6v batteries take up the bulk of that, it wouldn't leave much weight for anything else. Is that true about a 100 lb. capacity?
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:31 AM   #106
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As far as I could find, the batteries are 66 lbs. each. What did you find? I think ours are 75ah batteries. I wonder if that is what everyone has for the 6Vs.

Reace told me that the 100-lb. capacity is the weight allowed above and beyond that of the batteries.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:13 PM   #107
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no view, Don??
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:17 PM   #108
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:20 PM   #109
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Gee, I like your boom box they installed over the refer for you!!
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:58 PM   #110
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Reace told me that the 100-lb. capacity is the weight allowed above and beyond that of the batteries.
Aha, 100 lb. above and beyond the batteries' weight. Good to know, thanks Cathy!
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