Hi, We're just about to take the plunge and get our very first van but still can't figure some things out. Now this may all sound very silly, as it's probably all so simple, but I just can't get my head around it at the moment, so any help would be great.....oh: Firstly, I see a lot about leisure batteries....now are these just the same as a car battery or are they different. Is there anything special about them? Is there a simple way to add addition batteries if required? Secondly invertors or generator.......what exactly does an invertor do? I'm guessing it's for wild camping (which we plan to do), and allows you to use normal 3pin plug appliances from leisure batteries??? Does an inverter need to be wired in or is it just an add on? Finally, I see that there are some silent generators (would not want to use anything which is going to disturb others, and would restrict times of use). If you run one of these do you connect it like EHU or is there some other way to connect it? Do you then use normal plugs or the 12v ones? Does the generator charge the leisure battery? Thanks for your help...I understand that until we get out there we won't know exactly what we need, but would be great to know what the options are.