Could you manage... ????

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    If you went and stayed at a site, Could you manage if only 8 amps was supplied with EHU.. ??
     
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    Yes
     
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  3. TheBig1

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    yes, just run heating and water on gas
     
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  4. Robert Clark

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    We don't use EHU - but still enjoy our little electrical luxuries
    Got 4 x 80 amp batteries
    A 2kw inverter
    2 x 100 watt solar panels and a B2B charger
    Hate being reliant on campsites, especially those with iffy power supplies
     
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    We average 7 amps ( as monitored at Zahora this year )
    When we go to Beni we intend aiming for less than 4 amps ..Will only be on mains for a few hours a day to keep it down
    The solar panels keep us well topped up even in the UK so hopefully it will be possible
     
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  6. DanielFord

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    Yes, and have done many times on the continent. Although this year we had to remember to switch off the hot water before we switched the Air Con on, otherwise the power tripped. :D
     
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    Its easy enough in the Summer to survive on 5 amps as long as you keep an eye on what is plugged in.

    If you keep tripping then get a second EHU and plug into your neighbours hook up.

    When they come out to see whats wrong tell them there is a power cut(y)
     
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    It's nice to have 16amp but if only 4/6/10 available then that's OK to keep fridge cold and beers cool. If heating needed then that goes on gas. We are on a aire at the moment at Soustons just north of Bayonne and we have EHU not sure how many amps but it's enough to boil a kettle so must be at least 10amp. All for €7 per 24 hours.
     
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    Yes, we normally use rallies anyway so off grid.
     
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    Yes, for a topup I have fitted a dynamo to Mrs Badknees bike, so just put it on blocks and away she goes, ded gud innitt. (y)
     
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    Easy. 5A would allow enough electric heating, 3A would be enough if we used gas.
     
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    How
    How long for and what time of year?
     
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    OMG..Something else I have to learn. :unsure: What should be then??
     
  14. Neckender

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    We could easily manage.

    John.
     
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  15. Ivory55

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    Sounds like you need that bit of kit van biz has. He uses electric hook up but the batteries cut in for peak demand. Remember him writing about it on here.
     
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    Yes no problem. The only thing we ever use that would draw more than that is the Alde heating and it's simple enough to switch that back to 1kW or 2kW
     
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    Takes me all my time to know my amps from my a..e:Eeek:

    So I wouldn,t know,try to keep life very simple in the van, on Site in Spain that allowed 5 kW ,I know I can use my electric ring to cook!!:Eeek:
    But just in case I stick to cold drinks:wine::cheers::drink: cannot take any chances,that's my excuse. I feel a G&T coming on,must be 6 o click somewhere.:imoutahere::lips:
     
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    Have you been to Europe ??
     
  19. JJ

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    When you live in a huge, multi-roomed, leather upholstered palace on wheels I imagine you need all the amps you can get but...

    ...for Rufty Tufty, Off Site, Freeloading, Pie Eating Motorhomers (rear wheel driven)...

    EHU = Woosies.

    If God had wanted us to hook up he would not have given us solar panels and silky smooth suitcase generators...

    JJ :cool:
     
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  20. John & Joan

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    Yes we could easily manage. If I need more I can draw from my 2kw inverter and let the battery charger top it up.
     
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