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Old 26 March 2013, 04:07   #31
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Mate you are at high risk of not being a ribnobber, or a caravan nobber.......you may just become a nobber?....

I bet you read it all..thought about it and are on way to just buying a genny?.....its the only sensible option that allows you run power tools away from home ;-)
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Old 26 March 2013, 06:47   #32
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Why don't you go to a different campsite that has leccy
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Old 26 March 2013, 06:54   #33
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He won't listen to reason Mick. If he'd gone to one of those Tesco's campsites, he could have hooked up to the floodlighting for free!
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Old 26 March 2013, 07:33   #34
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FWIW we used to get about 4 - 5 days out of a 110 amp leisure battery, that was running lights, water pump as required, in-built (car) radio each evening, alarm, loo flush, etc. Fridge was all gas. No TV / microwave and stuff. May have used the heater blower a bit, but likley not as much as you'll need at the moment.

Our solution was to buy a second leisure battery and leave it to charge while we are using the first. Most caravan sites have a recharge spot for batteries, and when we were just in a farmer's field etc we always managed to blag use of a socket somewhere (but remember to keep the battery well ventilated duing charging, i.e. not in the back of the car!)
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Old 26 March 2013, 07:38   #35
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problem solved - generators are so 20th century !


get one of these:

http://www.fuelcellsystems.co.uk/sho...uel_Cells.html

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Na he wont get a genny. he,ll just sneak over to a roadside lamp and tap it of that! Sneaky Beast!
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Old 26 March 2013, 08:48   #37
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He won't listen to reason Mick. If he'd gone to one of those Tesco's campsites, he could have hooked up to the floodlighting for free!
And if he had a white van he would get his propane gas cheaper as well
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Old 26 March 2013, 09:57   #38
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One very skim read later - should I worry that a supposedly degree qualified electrical engineer is talking about "amps usage".

What happened to A-Hrs - the measure of consumption over time as opposed to the flow of current at a given instant?
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Tch! You probably serviced it and did other weird arcane sh1t to it like topping off the oil and running it on a level surface. You're a bit odd Nos
Erm, no actually. It was my father's battery charger from his yacht and had been run for maybe 100 hours, but dumped in a yacht locker, unsprayed with oil, unloved and left for fuel to go off in. A quick carb strip and it's first ever oilchange and it was fine.

It was a Kawasaki GD700A by the way. They're still around 2nd hand.
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I reckon I'm gonna get a genny.......

It might be a refreshing change if I nick one off a pikey
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