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Old 05-29-2019, 09:41 AM
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Its that magical time of the year, anybody here from Florida that is planning on taking advantage of this?
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Quiet room today...

I'm thinking of adding one of this portable gennys to my prep, and to my bug out camper that already has a genny, a Westinghouse that has run well.

The farm next to me has a few Cat gennys and they said that they run great, easy to work on if something goes bad, and that out of the three they have, only one gave them any issue, and they got that one used.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Cat-RP5500-...ine/1000219537

Remember, the Florida Law mandates that the Genny has to be under $750, so that automatically excludes stand-bys and Hondas.

Thoughts?
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I did a little experiment.

During Irma I had filled some 5 gallon buckets. Well I stacked one on top of another. With lids.

Left those two sit. Two weeks ago or less, the lid of the bottom one finally cracked tilting the other off. Now, admittedly I did set stuff on top of the other -- it was a handy 'table'. In fact it had a couple of pounds on it when the system finally went.

So 1 and 3/4 years it held up.

I'm planning on batteries and some tarps. Hand crank radio or flashlight if I find any. Always can use another.
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If California did this they would charge double the taxes...
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Batteries, flashlights, more batteries, otc meds, etc.
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Its that magical time of the year, anybody here from Florida that is planning on taking advantage of this?
I might pick up some rechargeable batteries to have more spares. Aside from that, I am good to go. Now, if they added portable solar panels to the list, that would change things.
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FOR a small lightweight just go forever generator try to find yourselves a Coleman 1800 or 1850 Powermate.

They are pretty much bulletproof.
I have one that has been all over North America with me and has easily well over 1000 hour run time on it and it is still going.(bought it in the 80's)
When I found another one on Craigs list a few years ago I bought it just because it was a great price and again, they simply WORK.(besides, redundancy is not a bad thing)

Not in Fla, I live in northern Mich and we lose power several times a year and it runs the entertainment system, the phone system, the internet satellite system and some lights and the pellet stove we use for heat. Run for around 6 hours on a little over a gallon of gas.

Just throwing it out there for ya.
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