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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Sun 28 Feb 2016 - 21:46

Definitely interested. We'd use it pump up the air bed, charge phones etc and happy to donate to the charity.
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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Mon 29 Feb 2016 - 19:24

If you don't want to go down the generator route, I found that my solar panel worked really well last year despite it not being the sunniest of English summers. I was away for three weeks and start off with a fully charged leasure battery giving an output of 12.8v, the panel on average topped up at 13v and up to 14.5v on really sunny days.
We were using our fridge set in low, charging phones, and minimal use of lights inside the van at night, we used the electric water pump sparingly as this really draws heavily on the battery.
Hope this helps, had to post something to feel involved as I can't attend this year
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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Mon 29 Feb 2016 - 20:28

What solar panel do you have Irishman?
As you say it is a viable alternative.

Scrap that I found it here -

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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Mon 29 Feb 2016 - 21:43

@harryhornet wrote:
What solar panel do you have Irishman?
As you say it is a viable alternative.

Scrap that I found it here -

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That's the one, as I say very impressed with performance.
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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Mon 29 Feb 2016 - 22:44

This company (Photonic Universe) currently have this model on their Ebay site for £109.99 - 21% cheaper than the regular price.

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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Tue 1 Mar 2016 - 0:51

I've been keeping an eye on the price of the latest flexible panel kits with a view to having a perminently installed panel on T's roof. It's getting close to being reasonably cost effective now so it might be time to start investigating it again.

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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Tue 19 Apr 2016 - 6:42

Lidl's Parkside 1200W Portable Generator on sale from next Monday. £129.
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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Tue 19 Apr 2016 - 7:57

I dug out my 800w geni bought from Aldi a few years back - £60 or so from memory - it has been hiding in the back of my shed for at least two years. A quick clean up and it started first time! I left it running for 10 mins or so to get everything lubricated and put it away again.

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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Tue 19 Apr 2016 - 21:47

I've serviced my Honda. Well, changed the oil and spark plug.
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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Thu 21 Apr 2016 - 5:22

Scooby has joined the generator game  Shocked

We now have the Wolf generator highlighted earlier in this thread - link: Wolf Generator

Have had no issues with it at all, compact and light weight, not too loud (can hold a conversation standing next to it).
Just need to buy and fill with oil and fuel - starts OK - one happy little camper. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Fri 22 Apr 2016 - 6:48

@Scooby wrote:
Scooby has joined the generator game  Shocked

We now have the Wolf generator highlighted earlier in this thread - link: Wolf Generator

Have had no issues with it at all, compact and light weight, not too loud (can hold a conversation standing next to it).
Just need to buy and fill with oil and fuel - starts OK - one happy little camper. Smile
Dug mine out the garage pulled the chord till I had Popeyes muscles and still did not start Sad
Need to probably drain and change fuel ....next job !
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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Mon 25 Apr 2016 - 3:46

200w of solar panels just commissioned on the roof. They're currently topping up the leisure and starter battery, even in the over cast skies!!! Happy days!
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PostSubject: Hi we would be interested in that , good idea for charity donation as well    Fri 20 May 2016 - 5:12

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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!   Fri 20 May 2016 - 7:58

@Feliz wrote:
@Scooby wrote:
Scooby has joined the generator game  Shocked

We now have the Wolf generator highlighted earlier in this thread - link: Wolf Generator

Have had no issues with it at all, compact and light weight, not too loud (can hold a conversation standing next to it).
Just need to buy and fill with oil and fuel - starts OK - one happy little camper. Smile
Dug mine out the garage pulled the chord till I had Popeyes muscles and still did not start Sad
Need to probably drain and change fuel ....next job !
Fuel tank drained and refilled and gene now up running and ready for action !
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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Fri 20 May 2016 - 8:19

I reckon it'll be Sunday morning that we get the mini-generator dawn chorus!

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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Fri 20 May 2016 - 8:31

@TimV wrote:
I reckon it'll be Sunday morning that we get the mini-generator dawn chorus!
......Or sooner if we want to use our electric kettle because it's quicker than boiling on the gas hob
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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Sat 21 May 2016 - 4:07

We have all got an on board generators in our bays
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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Sat 21 May 2016 - 6:16

We do?
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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Sat 21 May 2016 - 7:11

@Als wrote:
We do?
yes your engine when you start it your battery is charged Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Sat 21 May 2016 - 7:50

Ah
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PostSubject: Re: Sleepover on its way - think about generators!   Sat 21 May 2016 - 18:49

@dazdub wrote:
@Als wrote:
We do?
yes your engine when you start it your battery is charged Smile

That's what I call lateral thinking!
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