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Old 05-25-2012, 10:15 AM
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I am in agreement with some others regarding the generator. PLEASE DO NOT!! The noise is very annoying!! I remember last year we were at one of our favorite spots -- in the "lower" grounds where this is no electricity. One of the campers had a generator which ran for hours every night. They're trailer was lit-up like a christmas tree! Wow!!! Turn-off your lights, be conservative! Shut-off the generator! Everyone will be happier!
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:19 AM
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But, beyond my last post, I am considering some options for myself. At that same campgound (our favorite), we discovered this year that the fridge in our new camper will drain the battery quite quickly (within 2 days). Coleman sells a 15w (basically 1 amp) solar panels with controller for about $100. I'm wondering if this is enough to keep the battery charged during these times. Seems to me it wouldn't take much. You're not trying to "power" the camper (the battery is for that). You are simply trying to charge the battery during the day in order to get it through the night.

Also, I recently discovered that there are LED replacement bulbs available for the internal lighting (LED bulbs take a LOT less power). So, maybe replacing all of the bulbs with LED would allow use to get through our week of "unconnected" camping.

Anyone have any experience with any of this??

-bruce
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