2020 RTL-E White Diamond
I’ve used mine a few times. Went to a couple of drive-in movies and used the plug to inflate an air mattress. Powered a TV with it a few times too.
Sorry to hear that, but arent most of the "turbo"/"power" blenders these days (Ninja, Blendtec, Vitamix, et al) well over 400w, like in the 1000+w range?I tried the whole tailgate thing as Honda advertises. Brought my Ninja blender from the kitchen and all the ingredients to make some sweet Pina Coladas to the ball game. I thought I was gonna be hot stuff making blended drinks for all, but...... after about 45 seconds of blending, the smoke came out of the Ninja. The 400 watts just wasn't enough to power the ice gobbler and the poor thing is now trash. I was cool for just a little bit though. I caught "chevy guy" taking peeks.
I stalled a 2000W inverter under the pax seat on my 2005 G1. Ran a power cord thru the back window to the bed, and ran a small deep freezer all the way from Alaska to Alabama filled with salmon. Got some interesting feedback at the Canada/US border, but it worked great!!During a power outage, I tried to run the fridge with 400W engine running, and the fridge would not run...actually made it smoke! Will not try that again...
Even the Honda 2000? Amazingly quiet and powerful.Yeah just turn the truck on and run the inverter. It's wired into the charging system with appropriate gauge cable.
I did at one time consider installing a couple LiFePo4 batteries to power the inverter but the whole thing would have become too complicated and expensive. It's easier to just start the truck and let it go. Portable generator is too loud to use after dark.
For the occasional longer boondock camping, or power outage, etc, we decided to get one of these newer inverter suitcase generators. I was going to go for the ~$500 clones (Predator/Champion/Westinghouse/Firman,etc), as a genuine Honda EU2200i (the one the others are copying) is like more than double - but I found a guy selling one almost new in the box - used a few times for $800, so hopped all over it.Have you heard a Honda EU2000i/EU2200i?
They're pretty darn quiet and FAR more fuel-efficient at generating 2kW of pure sine-wave AC than idling a V6 engine plus an inverter.