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Post by CC on Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:27 pm

Camped at both the Malvern and Newark shows recently and was shocked at the number of people around us using generators... What is wrong with people?

We can easily go two or three days including watching TV and not have a problem yet we were witnessing people starting up generators within 30 mins of arriving and setting up...

One Motorhomer in a Hymer in front of us would come out and start the generator in order to watch the TV and it'd be running for 3 or 4 hrs until they switched the TV off hugegrins Am I missing something?

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Post by Paulmold on Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:35 pm

Pretty normal at shows I'm sorry to say.  Worst offenders are American RV owners but plenty of others also.

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Post by BobK on Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:38 am

Is it the case that they have purchased all these "essentials " so have to be seen to be using them.    It's like these wheel clamps, tyre covers  etc.      Oneupmanship  scratch head
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Post by Jaytee on Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:16 am

I suppose it's like 'I must have EHU' to be able to motorhome. shrugg

As CruisingComet says we can operate without any 'electrical load shedding' for several days without any problems. We must save quite a stash over the course of a year not paying for EHU's other than for recharges or deepest coldest winter.

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Post by ajrm on Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:31 pm

Yes, your are missing peace and quiet. Like others, we can go for days without EHU, in over 1100 miles touring France in the last year or so, we have used an EHU about 4 times, but only because it was free and we could make porridge in the microwave!
We also have a generator that we thought we might need for a trip to the Midi Pyrenees last January. We haven't needed to use it yet.
We don't have a tv in the van either, we can stay at home to watch that....

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Post by CC on Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:47 pm

We watch very little TV while away, it's just at the shows we don't do the night time entertainment due to having the dog and not wanting to leave her alone so a little TV helps pass the evening away.

I think the show organisers should have a separate camping area where those with generators can share their noise and fumes with one another while the rest of us motorhomers enjoy a bit of peace that we usually get to enjoy. hugegrins

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Post by Paulmold on Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:11 pm

We are at Lincoln now and one van away in the next row is a nice shiny N reg Executive with full width back box, solar panel on roof and a genny plugged in although not yet running. Maybe so he can run his fairy lights on his fishing pole.

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Post by kenj on Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:49 pm

Where do they put them petrol smells? no room for a jenny in my motorhome  and I could not lift one in and out of the van.
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Post by Dutto on Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:53 pm

Hi there,

As far as I can see, generators are just an extension of the "I need a bigger battery" situation that seems to arrive as a Post on this Forum on a regular basis.

In reality, if you are a bit canny with the use of battery power, an ordinary 65Ah lead-acid traction battery will last three or more days; even in winter! allthumbz

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