Marine / Motorhome wind turbines.

mark e

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Anybody ever considered wind turbines. I know it's not practical for travelling, but just looking at different ideas. The product i was looking at was the 'rutland 913' at 500 pounds.
 

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Anybody ever considered wind turbines. I know it's not practical for travelling, but just looking at different ideas. The product i was looking at was the 'rutland 913' at 500 pounds.
Hi Mark,

I'm very interested in this form of power generation.

PS Your link doesn't work.
 

American Dream

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Marks link it to his dogs site:roflmto:


£500 get a genny £39.95 at Makro (bit noisy and smokey) but how much are you really going to need your turbine?

Here John

That's not very environmentally friendly.:ROFLMAO::Doh:

You could buy 12 of your gennys for £500.

They must be real high quality items.:RollEyes:
 

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Here John

That's not very environmentally friendly.:ROFLMAO::Doh:

You could buy 12 of your gennys for £500.

They must be real high quality items.:RollEyes:

Dont ask where they come from:winky:

:roflmto::roflmto::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:


You save the planet I'll save £460:ROFLMAO:
 
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scotjimland

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I've looked at wind turbines and came to the conclusion that they are not a practical proposition for a tourer, better suited to a static van and used in conjunction with a solar array.
They are heavy, bulky, noisy and require a heavy duty mast, .. sorry, not for me.

I'm with John ... a suitcase genny for charging is more practical.
 

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Nah these must be brlliant for people who are on the move a lot think of how much power you could generate travelling down the motorway at 70 mph with your turbine whizzing round :Eeek::Eeek:
 
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mark e

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I know there are pitfalls !

I REALLY WANT A 250 POUND KIPOR GENNY....

I've looked inti solar for weeks now, and spending 600 pounds for a system, only to run out of power as soon as eastenders starts bugs me :ROFLMAO:

There is nothing that compares to a genny is there. ? Not for that instant POWER. But petrol is sooooo expensive :cry::cry:

Im really torn, and my head hurts :Angry:
 
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mark e

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Went to a main B&Q and those 32 pound genny were 50 pounds reduced from 70 pounds.

What that all about ?
 

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Nah these must be brlliant for people who are on the move a lot think of how much power you could generate travelling down the motorway at 70 mph with your turbine whizzing round :Eeek::Eeek:
Funny, that thought went through my mind.

I was thinking of maybe half a dozen though, and electric motors to replace that b....dy gas-guzzling V8 in there at the moment.

Virtual wind farm on the roof.:ROFLMAO:
 

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I have a 6KW Onan on the bus but use my Kipor 2KW generally as supplies all i need including AC if i need it.

If your set on saving the planet dig deep and go into solar (helps to camp in Spain too:roflmto:)
 
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Hi 500 quid would get you a nice 150w -- 200w solar panel no noise or hassle other than giving it a clean now and then.. once fitted. i am very imprest with the solar power and a 800w inverter i have spoken to a few with wind power and they say that the money would had been better spent on solar, not to say if i had the chance of a cheep wind gen i would get it to add to the solar then if the wind blows at night it would put a bit more power in to the battery's :Smile:

FORDY:Smile:
 

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Hi 500 quid would get you a nice 150w -- 200w solar panel no noise or hassle other than giving it a clean now and then.. once fitted. i am very imprest with the solar power and a 800w inverter i have spoken to a few with wind power and they say that the money would had been better spent on solar, not to say if i had the chance of a cheep wind gen i would get it to add to the solar then if the wind blows at night it would put a bit more power in to the battery's :Smile:

FORDY:Smile:
Have a word with Geo.

The wind always blows at night.:Doh:


OOOOeerr here comes Pammy.

 

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If your set on saving the planet dig deep and go into solar (helps to camp in Spain too:roflmto:)
Dig VERY deep.. and it's still not reliable in northern europe in the winter.. when you need it most :RollEyes:

Forget saving the planet .. it's too late.. buy a genny :thumb:
 

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:Cool: There used to be a chappy (years ago) driving around the Benidorm area with what was effectly a converted Yank Day van. On the back he had a 6 foot Propellor that I assumed was coupled to an Alternator charging his batteries. Cheap as chips? :RollEyes:
 
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fordy

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Dig VERY deep.. and it's still not reliable in northern europe in the winter.. when you need it most :RollEyes:

Forget saving the planet .. it's too late.. buy a genny :thumb:

Yes still have the gen set of 5kva built in for the times its needed another good bit of kit in an RV plus you can start/stop them from inside the van no setting up in the rain:winky:


FORDY:Cool:
 

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:Cool: The SUN has been shining for the last 4 days. Did a Karaoke in the bar last Friday and they want us to do another one this Friday too. We have also been too busy wining and dining. Can't wait to get away for Xmas. :ROFLMAO:
And you're trying to make me jealous eh?

Well its Bl...y well working.:Eeek:
 

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I know there are pitfalls !

I REALLY WANT A 250 POUND KIPOR GENNY....

I've looked inti solar for weeks now, and spending 600 pounds for a system, only to run out of power as soon as eastenders starts bugs me :ROFLMAO:

There is nothing that compares to a genny is there. ? Not for that instant POWER. But petrol is sooooo expensive :cry::cry:

Im really torn, and my head hurts :Angry:
Buy an already converted LPG one. Mark.:thumb:

I'm sure I've seen them advertised in one of the mags.
 
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