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Sponsored vid, but a nice departure from all the usual youtube reviews. Shows gear setup, mounting the crossbars, yakima skyrise+awning, and bike hitch. Goal zero and Dometic fridge too!



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I love REI! Great brand, great company, and great people. So cool seeing them put together this adventure in a Bronco Sport!
 

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My Gas Ryobi Inverter Generator can peak @ 2200 watts, runs @ 2000.
I've ran a 6000 btu window a/c with it at a fuel rate of 1 gallon per 7.5 hours.
It was only $550.
No long recharge time, I give it a 15 minute cool down and a three minute refuel and off I go.
It's very quiet. I park it 50 feet away with a proper extension cord.
Just sayin'
 
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Ya I don't think they need 2000w to keep that fridge running, especially if they're using the bronco sport as a sag wagon and charging the station via 12v DC while following the bikers. Maybe if they were to leave the vehicle for like 5 days stationary, but even then you should be able to plug in solar panels to charge it too. Most of the overland rig videos I've seen don't go above 1000w so I think that piece is overkill, but then again we'll see if it is or isn't in the series when episodes come out.

Regardless, I'm excited for this series from REI because I love REI too. (Just got my member dividend the other day $$$)
 

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My Gas Ryobi Inverter Generator can peak @ 2200 watts, runs @ 2000.
I've ran a 6000 btu window a/c with it at a fuel rate of 1 gallon per 7.5 hours.
It was only $550.
No long recharge time, I give it a 15 minute cool down and a three minute refuel and off I go.
It's very quiet. I park it 50 feet away with a proper extension cord.
Just sayin'
You're comparing that to a battery, essentially.
 

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My Gas Ryobi Inverter Generator can peak @ 2200 watts, runs @ 2000.
I've ran a 6000 btu window a/c with it at a fuel rate of 1 gallon per 7.5 hours.
It was only $550.
No long recharge time, I give it a 15 minute cool down and a three minute refuel and off I go.
It's very quiet. I park it 50 feet away with a proper extension cord.
Just sayin'
It ain't quiet if you're at a campground, or have campers even remotely in earshot. I don't mind generators so much at home, but out in the wild, they're about as uncool as it gets. I have a 1200w battery station similar to the Goal Zero. It charges in an hour. It's not dead silent, it has a fan for cooling, but you can't hear it at about 30 feet away. I've never tried to run it off solar, not really sure how that would go. And yeah, it was pricey, but I really didn't want to deal with having to carry gas. It also weighs a hell of a lot less than a comparably sized generator, and doesn't make a mess or get greasy. Just kinda depends on priorities, I guess. They'll get cheaper eventually.
 

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It ain't quiet if you're at a campground, or have campers even remotely in earshot. I don't mind generators so much at home, but out in the wild, they're about as uncool as it gets. I have a 1200w battery station similar to the Goal Zero. It charges in an hour. It's not dead silent, it has a fan for cooling, but you can't hear it at about 30 feet away. Etc.....
Roger that. I never considered a campground environment.
My use of the Gas generator was in a place where no one would notice the sound.
 

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Ya I don't think they need 2000w to keep that fridge running, especially if they're using the bronco sport as a sag wagon and charging the station via 12v DC while following the bikers. Maybe if they were to leave the vehicle for like 5 days stationary, but even then you should be able to plug in solar panels to charge it too. Most of the overland rig videos I've seen don't go above 1000w so I think that piece is overkill, but then again we'll see if it is or isn't in the series when episodes come out.

Regardless, I'm excited for this series from REI because I love REI too. (Just got my member dividend the other day $$$)
Member dividend? I thought we were just getting credits this year because REI didn't make a profit? https://www.adventure-journal.com/2021/02/rei-didnt-make-a-profit-in-2020/
 
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