No room on roof for solar pannel (1 Viewer)

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Lily savage

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Iv no room on roof for solar panels so thinking of generator can any one recamend one that will run most things
 

Theonlysue

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Gennys not very popular because of the noise. How come no room on roof?
 

Jaws

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As Sue says.. There are now available long thin panels as well as the more normal square and oblong ones.. Lord knows where from mind, but I have seen them a couple of times on vans :)
 

DanielFord

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We have a Hyundai SE1000, which we use for places like the F1 camping. It is very quiet as gennies go, but still puts out 60db. We have found it very reliable, and economical, it even powered our microwave this year when we forgot to take the sausages out of the freezer.
As others have stated, gennies annoy some people, so make sure you use it in a considerate manner, and only when needed.
 
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We have a Hyundai SE1000, which we use for places like the F1 camping. It is very quiet as gennies go, but still puts out 60db. We have found it very reliable, and economical, it even powered our microwave this year when we forgot to take the sausages out of the freezer.
As others have stated, gennies annoy some people, so make sure you use it in a considerate manner, and only when needed.

In an attempt to stop a further heated debate on gennies I would like to say:-

Thank you.(y) Very nice to see someone with a genny advising considerate use as opposed to some who have said they use them when and wherever they like and if others don't like it they should move. :)

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gozomike

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Have you thought of a portable Solar panel? I used one quite successfully with my last van, it just depends how much power you need. Mine is a 40 watt one and gives 2 to 2.5 amps on a good day.
 

oldmanriver

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we have a folding solar panel and a generator, solar panel is excellent and charged all batteries when battery charger broke down, still havnt used generator in a year
 

DBK

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As Yorick says,"Under the van",try E-Bay...Australia LOL
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Techno

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I'm not convinced you are genuine to be completely honest.
You have started three threads now and not been back to any of them.
Your profile states you have FIFTEEN years experience.
Is this a wind up?
 
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Lily savage

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I'm not convinced you are genuine to be completely honest.
You have started three threads now and not been back to any of them.
Your profile states you have FIFTEEN years experience.
Is this a wind up?
Iv always been on sites now doing wild camping so no it s not a wind up .plus am only a lady that knows nothing about sloar panneles or Gennys

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DBK

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Iv always been on sites now doing wild camping so no it s not a wind up .plus am only a lady that knows nothing about sloar panneles or Gennys
Don't worry Lils, spend your tenner here and you won't be limited by the number of posts you can make.

You question about solar panels was very relevant to me as my MH has very little space free so how to squeeze in, in my case a second panel is an intriguing problem.
 
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I had a large genny worked well. Very silent until I used the microwave So decided to change it to a Honda EU10 which I only used for charging and watching telly. Have now changed to an Efoy arm and leg to buy but silent in use still only to charge batteries. I also have solar panels. I never had anyone complain when I used the Petrol gennys just use them wisely. Some people are just genny haters.
 

Puddleduck

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One question to ask before you buy is "Do I really need a solar panel?"

If you almost always have EHU or travel every day then you probably don't need it.
If you wild or do not use EHU and stay put for a few days then it will be worth it's weight in gold when there is enough light for it to work.

Not saying one way of travelling is superior to the other, just a general observation as there seems to be an assumption that solar is a must have when it may not be.
 

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Hmmmmm.. The vernacular is painfully similar !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Its not possible, according to Lilly "she" was on a hen weekend in Benidorm last week. Now we all know Yosser is a man, so how could it be.
 

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