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Wildcat
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Something I find really useful for my Five Wide trips is the Jackery rechargeable power supply.  You can charge it from another generator, the car, their solar set-up, and from AC.  I have the 500.  They have various sizes, and now there is a 1000.  No gasoline involved and no noise.

Great for recharging phones, camera batteries, running my 12 volt blanket, etc.  A regular electric blanket would run it down in a hurry, but my 12 volt blanket shuts off in 30 minutes.  A heater would run it down pretty quickly also.  I'd love a 1000, but the 500 is a good size for where I have it sitting.  The solar would be nice, but I live around too much shade, and the Jackery solar is not waterproof.

One can also get cables to recharge your car or trailer battery.  It is not a jumper, but recharges in a fairly short time.  I have not tried that yet.

https://amazon.com/Jackery-Portable-Solar-Ready-Generator-Emergency/dp/B07SM5HBK1/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Jackery.&qid=1610805325&sr=8-3


   
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boynextdoor
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Hi and thank you for sharing! Can you recommend an RV generator? I've heard a lot about Honda stuff(like this) but it hits the pocket

All the best

Cheers! 


   
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Wildcat
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@boynextdoor I guess it depends on your needs.  I have a Yamaha 2000 gas generator, but I don't have space to carry it, don't like noise, and it's a bit heavy.  I use it at home when losing power.  It always starts.  I've always heard good things about Honda also.

A 1000 gas generator isn't enough to run a refrigerator and appliances, but is a nicer size.  They are all costly. 

For a Jackery and other brands that can recharge, no noise, no gas, not as heavy.   I get by with my 500 watt because I don't run a heater, coffee pot, fridge, or anything else to gobble up power. I'm trying to be a minimalist, I guess, and use the propane stove and cast iron cooking stuff.

I may get some solar panels for the Jackery. RockPals makes one that will work, cheaper and folds smaller.  They cannot be left in the rain.  Zamp is very costly.  I doubt I need solar, but might sometime...


   
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Wildcat
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I did purchase a folding RockPals solar suitcase to recharge the Jackery.  I only used it at home so far, and it worked fine.  It is smaller than the average solar suitcase, less expensive, and I like it.  It has various different plugs to use with different chargers, and you can recharge small things like a phone by plugging into it.


   
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