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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 20-07-2014, 18:41 Thread Starter
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Do we need one??

Hey Guys,
we have a generator, the clarke 1000i one i think its called,
Any how we use to use it when we had the self build and at first used it once with molly,
We have now got two 100 watt solar panels and have not used hook up since,
do we need to carry one around with us? do you guys carry one,
we are off to france in sept and was wondering if we need to take it,
the only power we would need is for Mrs T's hairdryer, i have convinced her that some aires have showers and would have a socket too for her hair dryer!!
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We have one and have for four years....

we have used it twice for the MH (and once for cutting brambles with the hedgetrimmer ), and the two times we did use it was before we had the solar panels....

so IMO, for us NO.

my wife uses straighteners which work via an inverter and consume a whole 18w.

BUT I have "mislayed" the inverter at present.....

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No I would say you do not need it, leaves more room for the goodies you want to bring home. make sure you have an adaptor for the plug/socket.

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No!

and if she wants to dry her hair, get her to stick her head out of the window......

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No - we've just returned from 7 weeks in Stellplatz in Germany using only solar power, no hookup at all. No problems, used microwave at time for 5-8 min, used hair dryer every day, charged iPads, iPhones, camera batteries whenever needed. We didn't drive every day, probably moved on an average of every 3 or 4 days.
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Thanks Guys,
looks like there might be a gene for sale then
so question is, i also have a 1000 watt inverter in the shed (well i have two a brand new works one Mercury pure sine wave and a silverline one)
do i install one, again it was in the self build for the microwave which we hardly used, and as we dont have one in molly never put it in,
what do you reckon????
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Good one for convincing the Mrs That Aires have showers and plugins for hair dryers. Even I wouldnt want to grow my Pinoccihio nose any longer with that one!

We did find an Aire at Brougeues in Aveyron that had a complete wet room, hot shower and free hook up in a lovely location and a similar Sosta in the Alps in Italy at Sauris but they are few and far between.

Our 100w panel in summer has the battery fully charged by 12am if not before. Fill your boots and get rid of the Genny


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Good one for convincing the Mrs That Aires have showers and plugins for hair dryers. Even I wouldnt want to grow my Pinoccihio nose any longer with that one!

We did find an Aire at Brougeues in Aveyron that had a complete wet room, hot shower and free hook up in a lovely location and a similar Sosta in the Alps in Italy at Sauris but they are few and far between.

Our 100w panel in summer has the battery fully charged by 12am if not before. Fill your boots and get rid of the Genny
What am I mistaken Love,
those dam people on that forum told me there was,,,
oh well we will know better for next time, you can borrow my towel darling, I wouldn't stick you head out of the window like Bognormike says your on the wrong side of the road don't forget
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Thanks Guys,
looks like there might be a gene for sale then
so question is, i also have a 1000 watt inverter in the shed (well i have two a brand new works one Mercury pure sine wave and a silverline one)
do i install one, again it was in the self build for the microwave which we hardly used, and as we dont have one in molly never put it in,
what do you reckon????
thanks again
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inverters are always useful; I have a decent one which I use to charge up various devices.

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No!

and if she wants to dry her hair, get her to stick her head out of the window......
Liz actually did this last time away, her 12v dryer eventually packed up after 7 years, it worked really well, but it was a nice hot sunny day on empty roads.

As for the Genny, we let ours go with the Laika when we sold it, I only ever used it in the garage before I put power in, I did consider keeping it, but I have enough junk already I'm told.

Fit the full sine wave inverter though or give it to me, our 600w keep packing up
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