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Posted by Jim Wilkins on March 6, 2009, 12:47 am

She does rodeo stunts with Ty and then breaks bones DANCING?

Posted by Jim Wilkins on March 6, 2009, 10:34 pm


Sounds like she tried to tough it out first. My mother was like that,
fell and broke her elbow on the stairs, continued up and taught the
class before going to the hospital.

Posted by z on March 7, 2009, 4:07 am

I feel your pain

Its hard enough to find some women willing to live in the boonies of
Oregon -- yeah no indoor toilets or power but from what we can make but
at least its mostly rain in the winter and not the white stuff.

And yeah.. its only 50 miles to see a movie or go to a restaurant, not
200 odd miles it might be in some places in Alaska

Where are the boonie bunnies?


Posted by Neon John on March 4, 2009, 2:14 am

You're right, of course.  When we do VHF contests, I bring along my
5.5kw QuietPack plus the 4kw generator in the motorhome.  I don't have
any suitable radios so I provide shelter and power :-)

One other thing know-it-all neglects to note is that "legal limit"
amplifiers require 240 volts, something those little toy EUs don't
make.  Yet another thing KIA ignores is the fact that no inverter
generator, not even the 4kw one in my MH, is very happy driving a
modulated load that a powerful SSB station represents.  The electronic
governor tends to get confused with a load that varies that much that

Finally, I have to note that the OP in this thread is a 72 year old
man with health problems.  I can't believe the idiots that have
recommended generators that have to be carried out to be used.  A
fixed-mounted generator is the only way to go. Your diesel
recommendation is probably a bit overkill for occasional use.  A nice
propane powered Generac home standby unit with auto-start and
auto-transfer is just what the doctor ordered. Propane is MUCH easier
to store over the long haul than diesel.

At a bit over $000 from Home Depot or another big box store, it's
only a little over twice the price of the toy EUs and eliminates all
the hassles.

Even this advice is a bit ill-conceived since nobody has yet to ask
the OP what kind of loads he plans on operating.  Absent that info and
knowing that the use will be infrequent, I'd go with a 5kw and hope
for the best.  My 5.5kw QuietPack runs my all-electric house just


Posted by vaughn on March 4, 2009, 2:28 am

   Actually I asked the OP for more information early in the thread.  He
didn't supply any more information, but that did not stop him from berating
the group when the suggestions did not meet his expectations.


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