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PostSubject: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:50 pm

We're moving our annual show to a new location this year and consequently there will be no electric hook-ups available for connecting the campers to.

There will be power for the marquee and toilet/shower blocks that we're hiring in, but you may want to think about getting your own portable generator, just in case you want to top up your leisure battery, run any low wattage mains items from, etc.

There's a variety out there and many of us have the cheap and cheerful 720W type that can often be picked up in places such as Lidl for around £60.

Have a look through this selection from Machine Mart and give it some consideration.  I'm not suggesting this is something you definitely require, but you may want to consider.

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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:32 pm

Scooby has not entered the 'generator game' yet, but might be tempted for the right offer Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:33 pm

Are they not noisy
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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:43 pm

@Als wrote:
Are they not noisy

Plenty of quiet ones out there.
The Lidl version usually goes on sale in May. Just in time for the sleepover!
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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:14 pm

We'll have our Aldi one with us at the sleepover.

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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:04 pm

Mine wouldn't start the last time I tried it. Might have a look tomorrow.

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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:47 pm

@AbsintheKombi wrote:
Mine wouldn't start the last time I tried it. Might have a look tomorrow.

Good point, mines been in the shed for almost 2 years without being started, I'll give a test drive when the weather warms up a bit.

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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:03 am

Has anyone considered hiring solar panels?
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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:43 am

Hi All ... We did a special offer to all registered owners on our newsletter last month.


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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:59 am

What kind of output do people use?

And how about organising a group hire of generators that could be delivered? Hss seem to have a selection at reasonable?? Prices
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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:10 am

What about one of these?

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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:17 am

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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:25 am

@Voyager wrote:
What about one of these?


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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:36 am

Does anyone actually use their generator regularly? I get the impression that they tend to sit in garages gathering dust.
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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:45 am

We agree - sounds a good idea, but rarely used.

Here for reference are some details of the Honda eu10i in the link below (available for £742.00 incl. vat, plus free service kit & free delivery).

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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:47 am

We rarely use ours but it's good to know it's there when we need it (or it will be, when I get it going again).

We usually book sites with EHU but occasionally don't, when it comes into its own. Having said that we're going to Foxholes Castle for May Day and they don't have EHU and also don't allow generators.

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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:47 am

I bought a second hand Honda off Ebay - it's pretty quiet but I'm still glad when it's switched off.

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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:56 am

This one looks pretty good on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wolf-Portable-4-Stroke-Inverter-Generator/dp/B00LJ17JVC
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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:03 am

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This one looks pretty good on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wolf-Portable-4-Stroke-Inverter-Generator/dp/B00LJ17JVC

Yep looks the business - you need to weigh up the amount of use you're going to get out of something like this versus how much you spend.

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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:04 am

Do you think that would have enough output, i think i would go for a 2kw if possible.

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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:17 am

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@Voyager wrote:
This one looks pretty good on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wolf-Portable-4-Stroke-Inverter-Generator/dp/B00LJ17JVC

Yep looks the business - you need to weigh up the amount of use you're going to get out of something like this versus how much you spend.

You're dead right. Judging by the amount of use members who own one have had from theirs there seems very little point in spending £700 + on a model unless, of course, you're into a bit of wild camping.
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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:36 pm

I dont use mine too often but when I do it's a great addition to have ...
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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:40 pm

I've used ours at home - and on our allotment when we had one - more than when out in Tallulah, but it is a useful option occasionally.

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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:53 am

Would anyone be interested in a phone charging or leisure battery 'topup' service at the sleepover in exchange for a charity donation?

If there is enough interest then we can look at putting a plan together.

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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:09 am

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