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Recomend a small generator

We are geared up with 12v everything and have been for years but now I need a Genny for my quad scooter. Can anyone suggest a make/model or anything to look out for?
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J have had a 1000 watt generator I bought from machine mart 15 years ago. Since then I have serviced it once and even driven over it once but it keeps on going. Their own make stuff is great
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Hi Machloop, I have a Honda 10i for sale if you are interested ,
It have had very little use' pm me if you want to ask anything.
Thanks Eddie.
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We have the same Honda (used once for the MH and twice in the garden) and it is very reliable......

They are available in e-Bay in good quality for around £500 frequently as many people buy them (for much more new than that) and then decide they don't need them....

We now have solar panels and they are excellent and silent and cheaper to install (by about £250).....

and they don't need petrol (which you have to carry as the MH uses diesel.......

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Having had to , listen to a genny drubbing away most of last weekend, they require banning. How, even the owner of the sodding thing can bear to listen to kt ks beyond me.
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afternoon folks,

I have one for sale 20 kva three phase perkins diesel silenced but you would need atrailer as it weighs about atonne but I can load it onto your vehicle. £1000


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+1 for banning gennys, we had one last weekend to contend with.
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Sometimes a necessity for those who haven't the money or technical skills to go solar.

I agree wiuth Kev about last weekend, there were two or three at Driffield, running for quite long periods as well.

We have one of the little 800W two-stroke gennys and so does our son, plus we have a new unused 2200vA genny in the stores.

I don't mind half an hour or so, but 2-3 hours is pushing it.

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What gets me is some genny user get it out just to pout their LED lights on or other ridiculous reasons, at Driffied the tugger next to us got his out of the bit over the drawer bar, farted about with leads and connectors etc for about 30 mins, eventually got the ancient pile of crap going, fumes galore, gets back in the caravan and plugs his "12v" electric razor into a ciggy lighter socket, total Muppetry, I don't have a problem with generators, just idiots who don't use them sensibly, like when they're no where near us.

Tis one of the joys of wild camping.
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I just wonder why people would choose to go for the expense of a generator (even a small Honda which is quiet and purrs at you), it is an extra 25kg to carry AND you have to carry a supply of suitable fuel for it unless you have converted it to run on LPG.......

A generator will cost about £500 to buy off e-Bay, two solar panels and a controller about £300 and they weigh less than the generator AND do not need a separate can of highly flammable petrol carried for their operation......

As I said, we have one and have had it for about 4 or 5 years and have only used it once in the MH and that was before the solar panels and when we only had a (duff) single leisure battery.......

I made the decision then to double the LB capacity AND investigate seriously the installation of solar panels;

https://www.motorhomefacts.com/ftopic...2.html#1138472

is an excellent guide to fitting them..... by Techno......

Strongly recommended by me as they are totally silent and work when you are there or not......

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