Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-31-2011, 04:56 PM   #99
Rivet Master
 
Gene's Avatar
 
2008 25' Safari FB SE
Grand Junction , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 10,840
I thought this thread was about skunks.

Gene
__________________

__________________
Gene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 11:19 PM   #100
4 Rivet Member
 
ddstech's Avatar
 
1958 22' Flying Cloud
Folsom , California
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 467
Images: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by polarlyse
Hey ddstech, you mention campers envying the " good life". Long before my AS days we had a pop up camper. We never bothered with hook ups. We carried our own water and had a gas lantern for light. But once we were just south of Ft. Belvior, Va during the HEAT of summer. We stayed at a campground that charged an extra $3 for electric hookup. I chose to get the electric so we didn't need to use the gas lantern. Cut down on the excess heat. So I paid the $3. During the night the SOB camper next to us had his AC on. We were suffering over the hot, humid night and I had to listen to this guy's AC cycle on and off. I paid $3 just to run a lousey 3w electric light and he paid the same $3 and had the AC. Where's the justice.

So, ask me if I care. If I have a generator and want to run it during OK times. That's my business. But I still will be a good neighbor. Come on in and join me for a cold one.
I guess my sense of humor is not translating very well thru my post. I am very concerned about getting along with other campers and being respectful. Sorry if I ruffled any feathers.
__________________

__________________
ddstech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 06:06 AM   #101
one of those
 
Gringo's Avatar
 
2011 27 FB International
'03 F250 PSD , Airstream summers, Catalac winters
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,090
You should be drawn and quartered. The very nerve.
__________________
A Blog from the Devil's Triangle
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Gringo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 08:53 AM   #102
retired USA/USAF

 
2001 30' Excella
Somerset , New Jersey
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,154
ddstech. No feathers ruffled here. I'm with you all the way. Yeah, I've heard the generators from time to time. But they all seem to be very considerate and non-offensive. At least to me. I have a generator but have yet to take it with us. It's quiet but not one of the super quiet ones so I'm curious to try it out and hopefully find it's quiet enough for limited usage. If I'm dry camping I try to be in " AC not needed" country so I'm only interested in keeping the batteries up.

PS: the previous post about the AC was not about the noise. Just simply the thought of his having AC for the same cost I had a silly light. While we suffered in the heat of night.

See ya'll on the road one of these days.
__________________
Roger in NJ

" Democracy is the worst form of government. Except for all the rest"
Winston Churchill 1948

TAC - NJ 18

polarlyse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 09:05 AM   #103
one of those
 
Gringo's Avatar
 
2011 27 FB International
'03 F250 PSD , Airstream summers, Catalac winters
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,090
I don't have a generator yet, but I recorded the noise of a couple of foreign made, 10 kw. open frame diesel emergency backups and I play that through the FBs sound system all night long. Does that qualify us?


Man, that sub woofer under the front dinette is pretty neat, eh?
__________________
A Blog from the Devil's Triangle
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Gringo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 08:36 AM   #104
WBCCI 8562
 
Jim in Pima's Avatar
 
1975 31' Sovereign
Pelzer , South Carolina
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 225
Images: 5
We boondock most of the time, and no Solar (I wish) so I bought a 3000 Watt inverter
and mounted it in the truck bed. I also have a little old 500 Watt Honda and it is really quiet. Have found out that Honda is all I need to charge the battery, and try to run it when no neighbors are around. I have had some awful experience with people coming in with a big construction generator, putting it far away from their camper, going in, turn on AC and TV and let it run all day. But finding more and more campground are stopping this. PS fire restrictions in AZ forests, no generators....
__________________
Jim in Pima Az, enjoying our 1975 31 ft Airstream Sovereign
Jim in Pima is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 09:34 AM   #105
2 Rivet Member
 
benjisgal's Avatar
 
2010 23' FB Flying Cloud
Fayetteville , Georgia
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 96
Images: 16
OK. I have two generators, Yamaha EF2000is. If and when my batteries get low, do I charge them via my 30 amp cord or do I use the DC charging cords that come with my generator and hook directly to the batteries. And, when the batteries are in parallel, do I place the positive/negative cords on the positive of one battery and the negative of the other. I'm being lazy since you guys are so terrific...rather than searching for the answer on the internet.
__________________
Benjisgal
WBCCI #1122
Top of Georgia Unit #52
“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it; I want to have lived the width of it as well.”
---Diane Ackerman (Author, poet, essayist, naturalist)
benjisgal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 10:25 AM   #106
Chief Chili Cook
 
newroswell's Avatar
 
2010 30' Flying Cloud
Bakersfield , California
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 738
We went to the RV show in Quartzsite, AZ this last January. Some areas in the desert after 10pm still sounded like a Fifa World Cup in South Africa with all the construction grade generators running, who knows what. Temps where in the low 60's as soon as the sun went down.

YouTube - ‪World Cup 2010 - Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzz‬‏
__________________
newroswell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 10:30 AM   #107
CLOUDSPLITTER "Tahawas"
 
ROBERT CROSS's Avatar

 
2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , WNY
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 11,153
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by benjisgal View Post
OK. I have two generators, Yamaha EF2000is. If and when my batteries get low, do I charge them via my 30 amp cord or do I use the DC charging cords that come with my generator and hook directly to the batteries. And, when the batteries are in parallel, do I place the positive/negative cords on the positive of one battery and the negative of the other. I'm being lazy since you guys are so terrific...rather than searching for the answer on the internet.

I always let the AS three stage converter do the charging, safer for the batts.
__________________
PFC.....

“After all these years the reason I continue to love Thanksgiving.....I still sit at the kids table.”
RLC

Sandra wanted to go to Cleveland on vacation,
but I’m the Husband, so we went to Cleveland.
RLC
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 02:49 PM   #108
Rivet Master
 
TBRich's Avatar

 
2006 19' Safari SE
Tucson , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,483
Images: 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim in Pima View Post
....>snip<.... PS fire restrictions in AZ forests, no generators....
Not so in all AZ forests...there are currently fire restrictions in effect in the national forests, but read the details for each....they vary.
__________________
TB & Greg and Abbey Schnauzer
AirForums #21900 . Membership Chair, 4C
Unit #3954
Travel Log: AZBambi...On the Road Again
TBRich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 01:57 PM   #109
Rivet Master
 
webspinner's Avatar
 
1971 25' Tradewind
Menlo Park , California
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,269
Images: 15
Sometimes the tent campers can't pick their sites. When you have to book in advance, you can't pick your neighbors. Still, I assume that everyone is there because they enjoy some aspect of the outdoors.

I got stuck next to an RV when I was tent camping (floppy hat and all) and was irritated when they fired up the generator an hour before the allowed time in the morning. Rather than grump at them, I knocked on the door and took the "You might not be aware and I wouldn't want you getting in trouble with the rangers" tack. The man was very sweet and apologetic and turned it off right away.

He said he needed his morning coffee and his high maintenance (my observations, not his words), manicured wife had run the batteries down the previous night using her blow dryer. Watching them camp, it looked like he and the kids were having a blast and she was barely tolerating the uncivil conditions.

I felt sorry for the guy.

We had no further out of hours generator issues.
__________________
Barbie
Our travel and renovation blog: http://tinpickle.blogspot.com/
webspinner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 02:06 PM   #110
one of those
 
Gringo's Avatar
 
2011 27 FB International
'03 F250 PSD , Airstream summers, Catalac winters
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,090
My first ex-wife was kinda like that.
__________________
A Blog from the Devil's Triangle
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Gringo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 02:21 PM   #111
2 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Hillsboro , North Carolina
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 26
ZZ Top / Better than skunk

You are on to it.

You do not actually need to crank it up.

Just display some ZZ Top stickers, Marine or Marine Parent's stickers, Bush/Cheney or McCain/Palin stickers, and the "floppy hats" will give you wider berth.

You don't even have to subscribe to the above to do this.
__________________
TinCanLand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 02:50 PM   #112
one of those
 
Gringo's Avatar
 
2011 27 FB International
'03 F250 PSD , Airstream summers, Catalac winters
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,090
NRA, Pry my cold dead fingers, etc. there are some great bumper stickers out there.
__________________

__________________
A Blog from the Devil's Triangle
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Gringo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
explain numbers frederic.c01 WBCCI Forum 8 07-11-2004 12:06 PM
please explain Weight Distribution pinkflamingoes Hitches, Couplers & Balls 13 05-30-2004 02:55 PM
Dear Santa...I can explain! KY Girl Off Topic Forum 6 12-22-2002 11:32 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.