Discussion in 'American RV's' started by bigmillie, Oct 9, 2009.
Just noticed this in Aldi
ALDI - Sunday Special Buys 11th October 2009
might be useful
nice one got to be worth that .if i didnt have my diesel genny i would go for it
Makes the price of a similar output Onan,Honda,Kipor look a bit silly dosn`t it ???
A few years ago you wouldn't get an engine for that price .:thumb:
Was looking at a pair of wheels with blow up tyres the other day here in NL and they were 84 Euros, Thats now about £80 so what does the genny cost to make
i bought Aldi's powercraft 2200 genny a couple of years ago.
cant remember how much but you get what you pay for.
never used it much but after 5 or 6 hours running time the ignition coil failed.
of course, it was still in warrenty but all they do is refund, not replace, unless you return it in a day or so, as they only have a limited stock.
i found the company who make them.......a wakefield or hudderfield company......and asked about a coil.
£9.99 for a complete coil pack
in comparison, one of the two coils failed on my westwood ride-on mower.....
£69 for one coil :Angry:
and dont believe the stated noise figures......they must be taken on idle 'cos they are noisy under load.
A couple of years ago I bought a similar priced genny from Makro.
This was not for use with the van ( I don't like to be antisocial ) but to keep central heating in the house running during power cuts (overhead supply - affected by weather).
The first time I used it the heating timer started to smoke and the circuit board in the boiler burnt out.
Total cost of using a cheap genny was over £500.00!!
Its fine for power tools and lighting but not electronics.
i bet its faster then my monkey bike and cost less
Funny you should say that, I have a Robin genny which I very rarly use, but I noticed when I did use it the plug that I use to check polarity was acting very strange, giving allsorts of strange readings. Dosn`t happen with the onboard Onan though.
thats normal with standalone gennies dave.
something to do with a lack of proper earth.
connect it to a proper ground spike and the martindale will work fine:thumb:
Charles thats a big size , I have one of a similar size but 2.2 kw on wheels but to large to carry ( maybe a trailer ) but what would the other m/homers say ???????????????? but I paid more than three times that about 10 years ago...... what a good buy for somebody
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