Join Date: Feb 2018
My Motorhome: I drive...
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Thanks for the replies.
I am very aware of the issues with running a generator close to other motorhome owners. That's why we try to wild camp as often as possible. We're currently parked next to Étang de Leucate. With the volume of wind howling across the water, no one can hear a generator running, not that there's anyone within sight.
Yes, all the van lights are LED. We don't have a television, so that's not the issue. I agree the heater fan is probably the biggest draw. It's one we'll have to live with. I don't want to have to run the generator all day to provide my heating.
Another solar panel is on my shopping list, beneath getting the Hymer's elektroblock repaired. We noticed a problem two days ago. The leisure batteries are only charging from either the solar panel or the alternator, but not from the generator. I've just had a call from Oaktree Motorhome's workshop. They suspect that the electroblock is to blame. Resolving the issue will mean returning to the UK to get the work done under warranty, taking the unit out and sending it away for several days for repair. That presents us with a bit of an issue as we live in the Hymer all winter.