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Old 10-07-2017, 06:40 PM   #41
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Another reminder: that Onan is much louder than a Honda inverter generator. Motor home generator loud. Yikes.
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Old 10-07-2017, 06:49 PM   #42
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I read these forums every day. I find your responses to be very informational. I enjoy reading your writings. Thanks for being a voice of reason and knowledge on this forum.
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Old 10-07-2017, 06:53 PM   #43
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Apparently none of you need oxygen at night - I do. I sleep with my generator running all night when boondocking. Its a Honda 2000i and run on quiet so no one has complained, ever. Its quiet and you can have a conversation standing next to it. So, I run it, I breath and, since no one has complained, it works for me. Just remember, those of you who swear it has to be quiet so we can sleep - you live in the city - most of you - and, since we are on the farm, just being in the city is noisy!!!

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Old 10-07-2017, 06:58 PM   #44
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I was at a state park not too long ago and a 5er that had been running a loud commercial generator all day and night woke up to cut fuel lines. After the cops left he packed up and departed the area. The park had quite hours from 10 to 10. The management had little sympathy for him. Some have zero consideration for others and occasionally need a strong reminder to do the right thing.
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Old 10-07-2017, 07:34 PM   #45
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I was at a state park not too long ago and a 5er that had been running a loud commercial generator all day and night woke up to cut fuel lines. After the cops left he packed up and departed the area. The park had quite hours from 10 to 10. The management had little sympathy for him. Some have zero consideration for others and occasionally need a strong reminder to do the right thing.
Must've been a brave soul to cut those lines. Too bad he wasn't brave enough to knock on the door. Do that to the wrong person and it might end up badly.

That's why I have cameras on my stuff.
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Old 10-07-2017, 07:42 PM   #46
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Old 10-07-2017, 07:55 PM   #47
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Nothing worse than a vandal....
Nope, where I live they're caught and prosecuted. If they're lucky.
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Reminder to all, the OP has a 2011 Airstream Avenue class B motorhome, with an on-board gasoline-fueled generator tucked up underneath. It's a little bit different having an on-board generator throbbing away under the bed when compared to setting a portable generator away from the vehicle at the limit of a shore power cable, both in terms of noise values and in terms of safety.
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Old 10-07-2017, 09:17 PM   #49
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If “that guy” is about everyone getting the most from their day, being polite and flexible in reasonable two way street accommodation, while not embracing unreasonable demands then count me as “that guy”.

Sorry, but lying down is sweat soaked sheets is not my idea of enjoyable camping....

Yeah, there are caveats, quiet generator, not right on top of neighbors, but blanket demands for no overnight generator use is not a reasonable position in my view, and not as cut and dry as a few posters here would like it to be.

We should all strive to be reasonable and prudent in dealing with our neighbors at home an on the road, while knowing full well that the squeakiest wheel is not always right.

Genaratorialy, speaking when you need to run your generator so are others. So there will be a bunch of bees humming. So what's the beef ? I run my generator when I need it and in places and times it's allowed. That's elementary and I don't need to be lectured on the subject.
As to safety as the OP asked if you run it outside no problem. Let it rip.
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Old 10-07-2017, 09:25 PM   #50
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That's elementary and I don't need to be lectured on the subject.
I do not believe that anybody on this thread is trying to lecture you. I personally never had you in mind when I made any of my posts so far.
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Reminder to all, the OP has a 2011 Airstream Avenue class B motorhome, with an on-board gasoline-fueled generator tucked up underneath. It's a little bit different having an on-board generator throbbing away under the bed when compared to setting a portable generator away from the vehicle at the limit of a shore power cable, both in terms of noise values and in terms of safety.


A person who owns one of these motorhomes with onboard generators could buy and use a portable generator if they wanted.
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Old 10-08-2017, 05:31 AM   #52
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So, is a generator at night at Walmart acceptable or offensive?
Everything is permissible in or near a Walmart. The normal rules and standards that define "offensive" are waived there. For proof, visit http://www.peopleofwalmart.com
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Well this is a lively conversation, ha!

I don't carry a generator and I rarely have neighbors but if I do end up with a neighbor and they also have a generator.... it usually ain't fun. Just sayin.

Course, I am apparently one of the few humans that was blessed with the ability to remain comfortable in temps over 75.
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A person who owns one of these motorhomes with onboard generators could buy and use a portable generator if they wanted.
Carrying it around without a pickup bed to put it in could be problematic, especially since carrying either gas cans or portable propane cylinders inside the van to fuel it would not be a good idea…
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Well this is a lively conversation, ha!

I don't carry a generator and I rarely have neighbors but if I do end up with a neighbor and they also have a generator.... it usually ain't fun. Just sayin.

Course, I am apparently one of the few humans that was blessed with the ability to remain comfortable in temps over 75.


If you have a neighbor over 100 feet away with a quiet generator, you might have to work at hearing it running.

How much over 75?
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IF you must run a generator, then take reasonable measures to help your neighbors.
First, don't bring the construction generator from the job site. period.
Then, using your inverter generator, you'll be amazed how little things make a big difference. Place the generator so your trailer is between you and your neighbor. I was always amazed how generator people put the generator as far as their cord would go ..from themselves!
Barrier. Even leaning a sheet of plywood against the generator makes a big difference. Take the time to make a three sided baffle that you can put around the generator. Put sound absorbing materials on it. You don't need to be an engineer, anything is better than nothing.
Lastly, if you feel you must have it cold, ask for the farthest spot in the campground. Get yourself away from people who may not like your choice.
I must say, if you have an inverter generator like a Honda or (?) I can't believe it offends people INSIDE their RV if reasonable steps are taken.
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If you have a neighbor over 100 feet away with a quiet generator, you might have to work at hearing it running.

How much over 75?


I'm good up to about 100-105. I needed ac when it hit 118 in Kansas but I just found a quiet park with electric.

I grew up in Virginia without ac and spent many summers near Tucson Arizona in a trailer with just a swamp cooler. Apparently, I adapted. Who knows, maybe without all that ac y'all would too! Course maybe not.

But I personally will take heat over cold any day!
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I do not believe that anybody on this thread is trying to lecture you. I personally never had you in mind when I made any of my posts so far.

I must have a comprehension issue . The majority of the posts here were lecturing at large. Don't do this or that, you better not offend, you should, I suggest, not safe, if the fumes don't kill you your neighbor will on and on.etc.etc. If that is not lecturing I don't know what is ?

I have a large construction generator at home because at time the electricity will go out for several days at a time. I run that sucker around the clock for days. Reading some of posts here makes me scared just looking at that thing now. It isn't a quite Honda inverter generator, it is gasoline driven and I run it between my and the neighbors house. All the things I shouldn't be doing according to most of the posts here. I used to run our diesel dewatering generators on our constructions sites 24/7 for 30 days sometimes and no one ever died being around it.
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I thought we established that a while ago.
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I have a large construction generator at home because at time the electricity will go out for several days at a time. I run that sucker around the clock for days.
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