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Posted: 05/19/19 10:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Direct your anger at who ever allowed trailers to set up at a tent only site per post #3.


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Posted: 05/19/19 10:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Reason I have solar & batteries and also prefer Boondocking..... We also don’t have a television but do enjoy our CAMPFIRES every night....

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AutomationIsComing wrote:

Hell yeah im mad lol. Who brings a generator for a construction site to power up their rv on a tent only camp site they parked on top of? It’s a tent site ... for tents .



The same sort of idiot that brings a bug zapper to a wooded campground in the wet season, which is next to an 80 acre lake surrounded by marsh, and thinks he is killing more than he is attracting to his campsite.

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I think many are missing the point. There is no place in the public camping world for a contractor generator. If you are using the genset to camp get an inverter model. Do not use the cheap, loud contractor style.
You get the savings at the expense of the peace and quiet of those around you.
I understand an obnoxious loud genset will leave you mad....


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Lantley wrote:

I think many are missing the point. There is no place in the public camping world for a contractor generator.


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I have one of those 8500 watt contractor generators. I use it when I need big power ON CONSTRUCTION SITES. When I am off the grid camping, I sparingly use my 2000 inverter gen during generator hours and then only as needed to charge my batteries if my solar can't keep up. I agree that noisy generators don't belong in campsites.


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CFerguson wrote:

Only 2 (legal) solutions to this that I see.
1) boondock as far from people as possible and move again if you have to; or
2) camp at established sites that have electrical.


There ya go. I camp at state parks often and most have electrical and I never have had a generator sound. Picking sites that do have electric or at least sites next to those that do would be a prudent thing in minimizing the changes of running into Open Frame Genny guy.

I don't like them any more than you, they aggravate the heck out of me anywhere but at a race track or a worksite, where they are expected.


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The problem with organized campgrounds is, well, people. Some will be considerate, others not so and then others down right selfish where they're the only people in the world that matter. OP, I get your frustration and 100% agree with you but realize you're in a society so try not to get frustrated with societal problems as your time gets ruined. The main problem is the selfish, bad people who ruin it for everyone. Best thing to do is just remove yourself from the situation and get away from everyone. Then if you have a noisy neighbor, it is most likely wildlife, which is sanctuary found.

To be honest, I have a generator, it is an inverter gen so it is quieter but I HATE running the thing because of the noise. I only run it when boondocking if I have no other choice because my batteries didn't charge well enough from my solar setup. But again, I'm boondocking away from people as I understand I'm not the only person on this earth and respect other's for their wants of a peaceful time as well. I'd much rather listen to running water in a river, blowing wind through the trees, elk bugling or any other nature sounds than the clanging of a generator.


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X 512 on the use of a contractor's generator

I have a Honda and it is relatively quiet. I still am nervous using it and I always follow the hours of use posted in the campgrounds.

Last week I was up fishing and staying in a tent. There was a guy not far away in a small trailer and he cranked up his "Champion" generator. It was a new one, an inverter type and was also pretty quiet. I have seen these advertised and they are cheaper than a Honda or Yamaha. Shortly after he started it, it started to pulsate as if it had a large load applied. The problem is that this pulsating repeated at 1 or 2 second intervals and continued non stop until he shut it down. That mas more annoying than having a louder gen running. I suppose, it still is "you get what you pay for" when it comes to generators.


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