Antidisestablishmentairianism

Discussion in 'Rally Planning Discussion and Chat' started by micky drip, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. micky drip

    micky drip Read Only Funster

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    I know us funsters are a friendly lot who don`t need rules and regulations telling us what is acceptable behaviour at a rally.

    MAYBE IT`S TIME TO TIGHTEN THE RULES ON NOISY GENERATORS.
     
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  2. Nirvanauk

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    What are the rules?
     
  3. simbadog

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    Good manners & thoughtfulness! :Wink:
     
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  4. Armytwowheels

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    I take it you are pitched next to someone with a noisy generator then?
     
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  6. TheBig1

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    sorry cant hear you at the moment, just running the genny so the mrs can watch the 40inch tv in the van and dry her hair. not to worry I will knock it off about 2am so I can get some sleep

    i wanted my genny to sound like a harley, so i took the silencer off the exhaust, sounds good doesn't it?
     
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  7. hilldweller

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    It's not the volume, it's the drone, Drone, DRONE. Going on forever. Drone, Drone, DRONE.

    If you carry an axe that is a good solution, just choose the owner or the generator.

    I see that you are at Chester, care to name and shame the inconsiderate, deaf, thick bar steward ?
     
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  8. Taran_Las

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    Don't the security people at Chester run generators most of the night?
     
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  9. Wildbill

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    I am sure that running of genirators is not that much of a problem sum need to run them to keep the wife's iron lung working my wife just neads to keep the battery charged in her sex toys Bothe are necessary and as long as there run when needed and not all the time it's fine by me just suck it up and enjoy the weekend :thumb:
     
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  10. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    There are people who just get used to the noise of gennys running and people that as soon as a genny starts it grates through them and people like me that are not normally bothered by the noise unless theres loads running for hours and hours all at once and in close proximity as it can get wearing after a while. Being partially deaf does however help in my case.

    At most meets there is usually a gap somewhere that people can move to if the noise nearby is particularly annoying.

    Its not just gennys, we often party and sit out chatting late into the night, others go to bed at 9 or 10pm and prefer quiet around them.

    We would rather be told to our faces if we were annoying others in some way rather than be moaned about behind our backs, I am sure many funsters prefer honesty too.

    The reality is that what annoys one person another person would not take any notice of
     
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  11. bobandjanie

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    Hi, its always difficult to please everyone, and though we have a Honda generator :Wink: we try to use it for a couple of hours say 08.00 till 10.00 or 1800 till 2000. :Smile:

    At a Warners show the rules are in between 0800 until 2200 but no one wants it 14 hours a day, but then you could be camped near toilet blocks when the generators run all night. :Eek!:

    If its a funsters generator, just have a word with your rally marshal if you don't want to speak to the offender, and I'm sure it will be sorted.
    Might be easier just to move you somewhere better for you.:thumb:
    Having done the job, I know its very hard to please everyone, and we have even had generator free areas, and hardly anyone wants to park there, they want to be near friends that sometimes have generators. :Doh:
    I always thought funsters were really loud, until the Spanish arrived on site on Thursday for their Easter holidays. :Eeek:
    Still they will be gone again Monday, :Wink: but we love the smell of all the BBQ food cooking when they come. :Rofl1:

    If its not a funster, and someone camping in the area next door, speak to the organisers.

    But its best not bottle it up, and let it spoil the weekend. Bob.
     
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    I thought you said she'd moved on to 440V 3 phase ones now.
     
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    We parked next to a van a couple of weeks ago that had an on board genny running. It was very quiet and although we could hear it, it didn't bother us.
    Personally, I wouldn't use a genny if others were nearby. I find it's easier to start the van engine, rev it a few times to clear all the black smoke, then set the hand throttle at about 2000revs.
    But we only have it running for a couple of hours at a time to charge the batteries......:Rofl1:
     
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    No problem with a genny being used sensibly, we only ever use one at rallies or sites with no hook up and it's normally the first thing out of the van so anyone can see it and then choose to park somewhere else if they want, I should add that we do try to use it when others are not about and only for around an hour and a half at the most normally sometime between 10 -12 am just to recharge the batteries,
     
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    We were already parked up, Table and chairs out , awning out etc , when a another MHF parked up along side us , Nice people , Friendly and Helpful .:thumb:

    Following morning early o'clock they fire up a generator and ran it most of the day and into the evening ,fortunately we went walking around the show , just had to put up with it during our meals .

    Next day the same . i asked them to move it from between our vans as it was about 10 feet from our door and the fumes were coming into our van as well as the fact we could not sit outside because of the constant noise ,:Sad:

    They did move it about 20 ft up wind but still on our side of their van .so not much improvement ,The Generator owner said they needed it for medical reasons , so we packed away the Table , chairs etc ,and kept the MH windows ,doors etc closed .:Sad:

    It was a 4 day event and we left 2 hours after the generator start up on the 3 rd day ,:cry:

    If people need regular recharging then , why not like a lot of us have done :-
    Fit large solar panels ,( Solar panels now are costing less than a " Quiet " Generator), and in emergency fire up the MH engine for say 10 mins , With modern alternators putting out around 70 Amps ,it will charge up the batteries in no time whereas a Generator will take hours to do the same . :thumb:

    I do accept that some people because of their needs , may at times may need to charge the batteries but they know this and should look at ways to do it without disturbing those around for hours on end or if not maybe request a parking space to minimise disruptions to others .:Smile:
     
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    What make is it :Wink:
     
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    I expect it was a "KIPPER"... smelly noisy things... :Wink::Rofl1:


    I`m not there with my "Whisper quiet "Honda"... :BigGrin:

    So cannot blame me... :Cool::BigGrin:
     
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    I didn't realise you ran on batteries Bill :Laughing:
     
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    Power to the people !!

    So that's why the street light dim then !!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Clearly no night time railway maintenance this year, or you would have no sleep at all.
     
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