buying a gunny for them long nights

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  1. BONZO

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    Dose anyon know witch gunny is the quietis one to run M.H. The winter is not doing it for my sola panels so when off the grid we tened to run out of power as the heating runs off batt as well (blow. Air ) tv. Lights. Not a problem in summer.
    Ps and is there a good output to look out for.
     
  2. Teddyj

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    What's a gunny?

    Thanks
     
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    I think all Gunnies make a loud bangy :xrofl::xrofl::xrofl:
     
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    Just for basic running of electrics, ie charging , Low voltage Micro wave ...

    A Honda 1L.... Economical reasonable to run and tucked up in the right place (And Chained to M.Home) about the best for reliability...
     
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    If thats a genuine question...its a generator.

    If its having a dig at poor spelling....thats contravening forum rule #1.

    As a new member you maybe dont know rule #1 but its in the forum rules.



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    I also wondered what a "gunny" was. Please don't berate me to the same degree.
     
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    Ok, cross my palm with silver and ill cross you off the list.

    I wasnt berating teddyj....just pointing out the rules as a new member.
    maybe it came over a little harsh....my apologies to teddyj.
     
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    could be a kipor
     
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    Bonzo in answer to your question there seems to be general dislike of generators purely for the reasons you outlined. They are really unpopular at sites and many think they spoil wild camping and increase your chance of being moved on.

    Honda do some good machines that are quieter than the rest and small too but they are on the pricy side.

    What sort of time are you planning to be off grid? Could you boost your battery capacity enough to charge when you are on MHU?
     
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    I think the reply was probably intended to be humorous given that it's obvious that that the OP was referring to a generator, at least it was to me, so reading the riot act is well over the top and I don't remember anyone being given a policing role, thats up to Jim. On the other hand, I expect the OP is capable or reporting the post if upset by it.
     
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    Yes I thought it was a generator,but had never heard one called a "gunny" so I just asked the question, not having a dig at the O P
    Your reply I feel was rather unnecessary, but thanks for the apology.
     
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    To answer the OP.. Honda make the quietest petrol generators.. the 1kva, Model EU1000i,being the smallest and quietest.. however.. noise is relative.. on a quiet night, even a whisper quiet Honda can be heard miles away and apart from annoying neighbours.. the constant drone will do your head in..

    At almost £1,000, to buy plus running costs, that would pay for a lot of nights on a CL with an EHU ..

    IMO Winter in a van is best spent 'on grid'. You can then enjoy all the toys, watch TV , run the heater blower or an electric heater.. without fear of a flat battery and a freezing cold van..
     
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    A kipor is a type of smoked fish. And a gunny is an Australian toilet built for a ventriloquist.

    But as for gennys, Honda I think are generally considered the gold standard.
     
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    We have a kippor 750 watt not the most powerful thing in the world but it will charge up battery's and run a very small 500 watt fan heator
    But it is a little :xrofl: more noisy than a Honda
    And would take a long time to charge up batterys to any where near full
    We can go off grid for about 3 days in winter on leisure battery's before getting into trouble 2 batterys 100 amp each
    I would look at increasing your battery size or fitting 2 or more if you have space
    Or do a little research on B to B or A to B chargers that way you can run van engine to charge up your leisure batterys very quick this will be my next project for our van
    And don't worry about spelling on here their not a bad old lot and there are some on here who are just as bad
    me included at times spellchecker rules I would be lost without it :)
     
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    actually a gunny sack is what soldiers put bodies in........... if it gets cold enough, hee hee
     
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    WRONG !

    FUN survives because we all police it. That's why we have a REPORT button to tell Jim because he has not the time to read every post.
     
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    Also an American military rank....
    Gunnery sergeant.... Gunny (or gunnie) for short.
     
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    Quietest is in fact a fuel cell. Converts alcohol to electricity with almost no noise and no horrible exhaust.

    Pity about the price though.
     
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    Nicely put boss
     
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    A Gunny is a slang American military rank ! Nuff sed !:moon2::moon2::notworthy2:
     
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