Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Adria 5, Nov 26, 2007.
hi i why dont they fit generators has standard on european motorhomes ?
is it the weight?
No the noise.:thumb:
I think it's because they are generally not needed.. or wanted.
If they are not needed or wanted why do so many people have one .
We should have a poll to see how many people have one
Cos they would have to take the fridge out to fit it in
...and you can't keep much beer cold in a generator
The reason is obvious really.............
If you fitted a genny on one side of a European then you'd have to fit something equally heavy on the opposite side to stop it listing or falling over!
on the other hand they could tow one
being serious now:-
Whilst a genny really can come in handy, 99% of motorhomers just do not need one. The extra locker space and payload? 99% of motorhomers need it.
We've run our onboard genny no more than 5 hours in a year of fulltiming. And most of that was 'on exercise' to keep it functioning.
We have a 4kW built in Onan, using an entire large locker. If I could find somewhere secure to leave it in UK, I would remove it next time we're back.
This would free up a lot of extra locker room, plus allow up to 100kg of payload to go into the new locker.
In practice, I'd probably buy a 900W Kipor type suitcase genny to replace it for any battery recharging required when wildcamping. The advantage of this is that the baby genset can be run remote from the van, behind a hedge or wherever, to minimize noise; and a little genny sips fuel rather than gulping like the Onan.
I think the main reason RV's have such large gennys as standard is to run the rooftop aircons. Without this requirement, the loads are limited to a kettle or hairdryer (plus battery charging), so a much smaller genny + invertor will suffice.
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