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That is when the little 900w, $99 harbor freight generator comes in handy. For less than $300 you can have a 3500w generator. Neither is fancy but they work for what they are meant for, emergencies. Because I live in a rural area, it is necessary for me to be prepared for outages which would also effect my water supply. I dont think living in the city is any guarantee of better utility services any longer. The utility companies are not investing in updates because of cooperate structures bleeding off too much money to put in the ceo's pockets. They dont care about you anymore. Rely on yourself for your own security sake !
I don't really go to Harbor Freight usually the only way I find out what they have that is not going t break is through forum posts; so this is interesting. Sadly I wont be in the Family homestead next time we get enough snow to take out power. But I will have the BatteryBank solar generator for the car I will be overlanding in full time.
 

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I don't really go to Harbor Freight usually the only way I find out what they have that is not going t break is through forum posts; so this is interesting. Sadly I wont be in the Family homestead next time we get enough snow to take out power. But I will have the BatteryBank solar generator for the car I will be overlanding in full time.
I agree that IF you overland full time the only way to go is solar combined with your auto and a battery bank of some sort. There is a big difference between living on the road and being stationary. To build a solar system for a home is a huge expense over a simple system for your traveling rig. I Guess it comes down to what you can afford, always the big decision for all of us who work for a living.
 

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I just bought everything for on-board air last, ARB Compressor, Pressure Control Module, Air Up kit & Vehicle Mount. Next up I'm kinda undecided.. I'm between a new Fridge (Dometic CFX3 75DZ) and an Awning room for my ARB Awning or Annex Room for my Tent and the Awning Room as well as a controller and ditch lights.
 
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Have been on the look out for a great kinetic rope. About all that is missing from the recovery setup.
 
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Bought another Ham radio for my home, also a Kenwood TM-V71A. I can rotate it from my home to my other daily driver.
What did you end up getting...

My next radio purchase is going to be a FTDX10 by Yaesu to replace my Icom IC7100 in the shack... then looking for a simple 2 band 70cm/2m radio for the shack as well.
 

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What did you end up getting...

My next radio purchase is going to be a FTDX10 by Yaesu to replace my Icom IC7100 in the shack... then looking for a simple 2 band 70cm/2m radio for the shack as well.
I'm getting the same Kenwood TM-V71A radio that's in my rig. Since I like the simplicity of the menus and features I just got the same. The home shack radios are very pricy and I don't have the desk real estate for all that.
 
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After posting the tires I realized I had to buy a bed step to get in the back now so I guess that is my last purchase. Also not sure why my thumbnails are working.

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Picked up a 459 Krawler adventure trailer!!!!!

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It looks tiny on the RV-pad, lol. It'll probably go in the garage, but my brother-in-law had to pick it up for me as I'm down in the bay for work. I have power on the RV-pad, so if I do keep it out here I'll hook it up and get a good cover for it. I suppose once it goes on the matching wheels and 35"s it might not fit in the garage anyway.

-TJ
 
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Picked up a 459 Krawler adventure trailer!!!!!

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It looks tiny on the RV-pad, lol. It'll probably go in the garage, but my brother-in-law had to pick it up for me as I'm down in the bay for work. I have power on the RV-pad, so if I do keep it out here I'll hook it up and get a good cover for it. I suppose once it goes on the matching wheels and 35"s it might not fit in the garage anyway.

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I like it but I have bad knees. LOL
 

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Yeah, with the height of my WJ a RTT wasn't really an option. I know I've said before I'm perfectly happy with a ground tent, but then this happened. ;) BTW it did come with a Max Coupler and all sorts of other good accessories too.

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I think having a trailer would be nice, but I feel it would be used in only 25% of my adventures, which is fine as those times would be with my wife and our travels would be a lot more tame then when I go out with the guys to explore deeper into the back country. (By myself I just sleep inside my rig).
We like ground tenting but there is something to be said about having more room in my rig and a trailer that packed and 80% ready to hitch up and go. Only needing a few things instead of loading up your intire rig.

Some day I'll get my trailer done, (when? maybe when I run out of projects on my rig).
 
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I think having a trailer would be nice, but I feel it would be used in only 25% of my adventures, which is fine as those times would be with my wife and our travels would be a lot more tame then when I go out with the guys to explore deeper into the back country. (By myself I just sleep inside my rig).
We like ground tenting but there is something to be said about having more room in my rig and a trailer that packed and 80% ready to hitch up and go. Only needing a few things instead of loading up your intire rig.

Some day I'll get my trailer done, (when? maybe when I run out of projects on my rig).
That's definitely my concern/question at this point: will I be able to use it on enough trips to justify the cost. I have sort of two different groups of friends that wheel/camp/Overland/whatever. One group will never do anything I can't take this trailer on. The other group, I don't even know if my Jeep by itself is "enough." I want to go run the Rubicon, mostly because it's been a life-long dream and I live ~1.5 hours from it - but overall I'm sort of done with that type of wheeling at this stage of my life. It's more about getting out in the woods, away from tons of people etc. than it is spending all day to go 2 miles. Back in our more hardcore wheelin' days it wasn't a trip until we spent the better part of a day fixing a broken rig, getting something back on its wheels, and generally MacGyver'in some sort of mess back together.

Now, that just sounds like stress. Will we make it out before dark? Will we even get the broken rig out at all? WTF are we going to do with this rig that is all the way down the hardest trail and totally broken? Etc. Etc. Etc.

My hope is that this trailer means I go out on "simple" Overland type trips way more. Like you said, leave it 80% (or more) packed all the time. There's really no reason I can't have it 100% ready for a trip at all times. It has plenty of room for everything we need to stay in it all times (yes, that means buying dedicated clothes to leave in it - but that's way worth it IMHO). I could leave some jugs of drinking water in it and enough dry goods/food to make it a weekend without even shopping if we really wanted. Sure, most trips we'd stop off and get some groceries to throw in the fridge/freezer for better meals - but it won't be required.

-TJ