Hurricanes and finding out power was out here for two weeks is the reason for the generator. I have two generators because I foolishly bought a good one off the net but it was inop when it got here. Doing all the warranty stuff from afar too so long I had a need for another generator. Now, I've got two. I went through Opal in the mountains, Katrina in TN without a generator. I'm done doing that now. My other pressure washer was old, really old. I bought it used before we moved here. I went to start it this year and it said, nope. I'm tired, I'm not starting.