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    Re: Tailgate Generator

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    If you buy anything beside Honda or Yamaha, you deserve the dirty looks you'll receive from those around you.

    This. We can't justify the cost of a good on, so we don't have one. Don't be that guy. And if you think your neighbors aren't bothered by your cheap *** generator, that you probably put away from you and near them, you are wrong.



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    Re: Tailgate Generator

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum05 View Post
    This. We can't justify the cost of a good on, so we don't have one. Don't be that guy. And if you think your neighbors aren't bothered by your cheap *** generator, that you probably put away from you and near them, you are wrong.
    We have that problem where we park. Kind of annoying but whatever. I just run a power inverter off my truck, cost was only 50 bucks and I can run my TV, 2 crockpots, Satelite dish and rope lights if needed. For most long tailgates I leave my honda truck idling, which is esentially dead quiet and barely burns any more gas than a generator. Plus I can run the music through my truck sound system.


    That is my cheap solution to buying a generator.



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    Re: Tailgate Generator

    Honda's are great but expensive. I bought the same one you did, and it worked great last year. Invest in television speakers for the tv, and get a cheaper generator. I have only used my for tailgating, so spending over 1k on a generator seemed stupid.



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    Re: Tailgate Generator

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum05 View Post
    This. We can't justify the cost of a good on, so we don't have one. Don't be that guy. And if you think your neighbors aren't bothered by your cheap *** generator, that you probably put away from you and near them, you are wrong.
    I assume that's on the first page of any crappy generator manual?

    Step 1: Get your longest extension cord, and place as far away from yourself as necessary. Bonus points if it's right beside your neighbors tent.




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    Re: Tailgate Generator

    Quote Originally Posted by NickTheGreat View Post
    I assume that's on the first page of any crappy generator manual?

    Step 1: Get your longest extension cord, and place as far away from yourself as necessary. Bonus points if it's right beside your neighbors tent.

    Every freakin time! Oh, it's too loud to have next to you? By all means, put it next to me then! Aholes.



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    Re: Tailgate Generator

    Get a deep cycle group 27 marine rv battery from Walmart and a 400 watt inverter. It will run a 32" LCD TV for several hours. The engineers on here could do the math but its at least 8 hours run time in my experience. The newer lcd tv s are very low watt usage so might even be good for longer. We did this at jack trice before we moved. Only downside was I didn't have a lock on my direct tv account and my buddy rented some porn while we went into the game. Needless to say we had quite a crowd at our tailgate when we returned at half time. Apparently the porn was more interesting than the game which was the Utah debacle.



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    Re: Tailgate Generator

    Quote Originally Posted by justcynn View Post
    Get a deep cycle group 27 marine rv battery from Walmart and a 400 watt inverter. It will run a 32" LCD TV for several hours. The engineers on here could do the math but its at least 8 hours run time in my experience. The newer lcd tv s are very low watt usage so might even be good for longer. We did this at jack trice before we moved. Only downside was I didn't have a lock on my direct tv account and my buddy rented some porn while we went into the game. Needless to say we had quite a crowd at our tailgate when we returned at half time. Apparently the porn was more interesting than the game which was the Utah debacle.
    Thinking you should replace that with "obviously"!



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    Re: Tailgate Generator

    So the decision comes down to:
    1. Get a quiet generator that costs a bit more
    2. Get a cheaper generator that is loud and annoying to you and your neighbors
    3. Use a deep cell battery knowing you'll be very limited on how long you can run things (a matter of 4-6 hours at best).

    i actually use a combination of he three so I know how well they work. We are so tired of the deep cell limitations weare going to buy a Honda generator to run at night. Our onboard generator is louder and you can't talk around it. We have a big enough tailgate we pretty much stay away from it. Our 2nd loud generator goes in the ditch and gives us the extra juice we need. In the end, if you can save the bucks the Honda is the best choice and will make you happy you went that direction.



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    Re: Tailgate Generator

    You can borrow my Prius if you want. It can do 1000 watts and is really quiet.



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    Re: Tailgate Generator

    but then youd be seen in a prius....soooooo....no.



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    Re: Tailgate Generator

    Quote Originally Posted by fatkid1974 View Post
    This. Inverters are the way to go. 100% chance of not ******* your neighbors off with noise. Plus a 4000 watt weigh about 2 pounds.
    That's fine, but don't go dragging an extension cord over to your neighbor when your battery is dead. Generator=all day tailgate



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    Re: Tailgate Generator

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    Dear god, if noise is an issue do not buy that. One word. Honda
    I personally like having one that ROARs. It's bad ***.


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    Re: Tailgate Generator

    Don't cheap out. We've had one of these at our tailgate for the last 5 years and it runs like a champ and is quiet.
    Yamaha Portable Generator 2400W EF2400iSHC


    Yamaha Portable Generator 2400W EF2400iSHC - $1,249.10

    We run a ton of things off of it. Cell phone plug in, directv receiver, TV, laptop, multiple crock pots, margaritaville mixer, boom box, etc. Just don't forget to bring along a power strip.


    Last edited by dmclone; 06-27-2013 at 01:24 PM.

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