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    Tailgating generators

    Who uses them, what size do you use, and what are your thoughts on it?

    I'm looking at getting this:
    Product Reviews: 1000-watt 2-stroke Portable Generator | Overstock.com

    as its on sale for $120 at the Alco in my town. I've been using an inverter connected to a car or boat battery to power my stereo, and crock pot and other stuff like that over the past year. This doesn't really cost much more than the battery and seems like its easier/more efficient. I think the noise would be mitigated by all the stereos around, and by moving the generator away from the tailgate and using longer chords.

    Will 1000 watts be enough to power standard tailgating items? It just seems like one could do alot with this to enhance the tailgate experience.


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    Re: Tailgating generators

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Who uses them, what size do you use, and what are your thoughts on it?

    I'm looking at getting this:
    Product Reviews: 1000-watt 2-stroke Portable Generator | Overstock.com

    as its on sale for $120 at the Alco in my town. I've been using an inverter connected to a car or boat battery to power my stereo, and crock pot and other stuff like that over the past year. This doesn't really cost much more than the battery and seems like its easier/more efficient. I think the noise would be mitigated by all the stereos around, and by moving the generator away from the tailgate and using longer chords.

    Will 1000 watts be enough to power standard tailgating items? It just seems like one could do alot with this to enhance the tailgate experience.
    I just got the 2000 watt Honda EU2000i. We'll be busting that bad boy out the first time this year. Expensive, but I hear it can't be beat.



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    Re: Tailgating generators

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Who uses them, what size do you use, and what are your thoughts on it?

    I'm looking at getting this:
    Product Reviews: 1000-watt 2-stroke Portable Generator | Overstock.com

    as its on sale for $120 at the Alco in my town. I've been using an inverter connected to a car or boat battery to power my stereo, and crock pot and other stuff like that over the past year. This doesn't really cost much more than the battery and seems like its easier/more efficient. I think the noise would be mitigated by all the stereos around, and by moving the generator away from the tailgate and using longer chords.

    Will 1000 watts be enough to power standard tailgating items? It just seems like one could do alot with this to enhance the tailgate experience.
    too loud .... think of those around you



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    Re: Tailgating generators

    Quote Originally Posted by rebecacy View Post
    too loud .... think of those around you
    Agreed....especially since I'm often times right around you!!



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    Re: Tailgating generators

    Quote Originally Posted by rebecacy View Post
    too loud .... think of those around you
    Most of the time the people around me have generators and/or stereos.


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    Re: Tailgating generators

    Quote Originally Posted by mizouse87 View Post
    I just got the 2000 watt Honda EU2000i. We'll be busting that bad boy out the first time this year. Expensive, but I hear it can't be beat.
    sweet



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    Re: Tailgating generators

    Quote Originally Posted by mizouse87 View Post
    I just got the 2000 watt Honda EU2000i. We'll be busting that bad boy out the first time this year. Expensive, but I hear it can't be beat.
    Quote Originally Posted by mizouse87 View Post
    Agreed....especially since I'm often times right around you!!
    Mooch electricity off mizouse87's Honda




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    Re: Tailgating generators

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    Mooch electricity off mizouse87's Honda
    As long as he isn't parking all screwed-ways facing the fence, this might not be a bad idea.


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    Re: Tailgating generators

    We have a cheapo 1200 Watt that pretty much does the trick for us, powers 3 crock pots and whatever else needs power usually. Sort of noisy but we got it at Menards on sale for something like $200 so I don't mind.



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    Re: Tailgating generators

    Quote Originally Posted by PabloDiablo View Post
    We have a cheapo 1200 Watt that pretty much does the trick for us, powers 3 crock pots and whatever else needs power usually. Sort of noisy but we got it at Menards on sale for something like $200 so I don't mind.
    Do you really notice the noise over the stereos and general crowd noise?

    We park in G7, and usually get their early enough to be in the first row, next to the gravel road. I would probably position it in front of our van, and it wouldn't be very close to any actual tailgating.


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    Re: Tailgating generators

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Do you really notice the noise over the stereos and general crowd noise?

    We park in G7, and usually get their early enough to be in the first row, next to the gravel road. I would probably position it in front of our van, and it wouldn't be very close to any actual tailgating.
    Not really at all unless you are sitting right next to it. We usually move it to the front of our truck and use longer extension cords, you can hear a low hum when there isn't music going, which isn't very often.



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    Re: Tailgating generators

    I didn't know Alco's still existed..



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    Re: Tailgating generators

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Do you really notice the noise over the stereos and general crowd noise?

    We park in G7, and usually get their early enough to be in the first row, next to the gravel road. I would probably position it in front of our van, and it wouldn't be very close to any actual tailgating.
    Others have done this in G7 as well. Since our tailgate is a good 10-15 feet away from it with barriers such as cars and the noise from people I think it'll be ok.



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    Re: Tailgating generators

    Just don't be that guy.. We usually run into one that sets his generator about 50 feet from his own tailgate site and on the other side of his camper. Just so happens, that particular spot is right next to where we are set up.

    I'm sure he's sitting over there thinking "Wow this is great, can't even hear that generator!" While we sit over there and draw straws for who gets to go take a leak in the gas tank.



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    Re: Tailgating generators

    Quote Originally Posted by mizouse87 View Post
    I just got the 2000 watt Honda EU2000i. We'll be busting that bad boy out the first time this year. Expensive, but I hear it can't be beat.
    This is what I have as well. Awesome generator and very quiet. The ones in your link are way to loud for tailgating, in my opinion. They would definitely tick off your neighbors.



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