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Old 05-22-2017, 09:44 AM   #15
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The State and County parks in my area have a simple rule
NO GENERATORS unless there is a medical need (Verified) and
, there are no sites available with electricity and the Park Ranger approves and only during limited hours.
In years back people would camp on sites without electricity to save the $5 a night charge and then subject everyone else to the joy of listening to their generator roaring away 24/ 7.
If people would be considerate of others, and not just think of themselves these restrictions would probably be unnecessary but that's never going to happen.
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:17 AM   #16
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The small, 1,000-3,000W Inverter Generators are already as quiet as current technology makes practical and are usually quiet enough they don't bother most people unless they are right next to you. If technology allowed them to be made quieter in a practical, affordable way you can bet they'd be on the market already.

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Old 05-22-2017, 10:56 AM   #17
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Quickest way to ruin a camping experience and location is someone else running a generator.
While I don't want to listen to inconsiderate people's generators, I find barking dogs just as annoying. And I would disagree, for me, the quickest way to ruin a camping experience can be attributed to Mother Nature, specifically a long rain event or very cold, windy weather.
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Old 05-22-2017, 11:51 AM   #18
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Guess the way around it is to find the campgrounds that fits your wants.
As said I can go to the National Forests and have quiet most of the time or got to others that allow generators all the time or I could go to a private campground where there will be movies and dances and rec programs going on from dawn till midnight.
We all camp for different reasons and, being a host/manager in a small campground I understand it...convincing others to have a bit of respect for others is the hardest part of the job....Add a six pack of beer (or more) and I just ask them "do you want to sleep on your site tonight or somewhere else"...99% they get the message.
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Old 05-22-2017, 12:26 PM   #19
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Quiet generator.

I Have the new generac I Q 2000. It is actually rated a little quieter than the Honda. I usually do boondocking out in the boonies. If I should get neighbors, I always respect them and only use the generator when necessary. With a propane cook stove and some solar, I hardly ever use it. A stainless steel or old corning stove top percolator makes great coffee. Also, I never take a entertainment center. I really enjoying listening to nature or talking to the neighbors. I do realize though, that there are an over abundance of extremely rude and hateful people.
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Old 05-22-2017, 01:06 PM   #20
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I've seen all kinds of generators running in campgrounds. The worst was a home made using a lawnmower engine. It was so loud that you could hear it a half mile away.
The quietest I camped alongside was a Yamaha genset that the owner kept at the far end of his trailer. I had to walk up to it to hear it. That is until he turned it off, then I knew he had been running it.
Point. Event the lest noisy produce a noise. People talk about other noises but most of those come and go. It's the steady noise that's bothersome. Many of us try to get away from city or suburb noise to relax. It's been proven that the steady noise of city life has a negative effect on your body. Again it's not the occasional noise of a siren but the steady drum of traffic. I appreciate places that restrict generator use to just few hours and those that use the quieter generators if they must use a generator.
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Old 05-22-2017, 03:30 PM   #21
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Recently went to an RV show during an inclement weather vacation day. Saw nothing we would be interested in but noticed an alarming trend in outside amenities...spelled entertainment centers. Giant screen TVs, stereos, wet bars, kitchens and so on. Wow.
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Thankfully we won't often see those in campgrounds of NFS, BLM, National or State Parks.

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Not a big fan of generators when camping but not totally opposed either. inconsiderate abusive use is another issue. But everyone that has a generator especially a built in need to run the generators to keep them alive. Old stale gas being unused is a real problem and very costly to repair. So if your generator is going unused for long periods you run into real problems if you don't use them. These newer gas formulations are really hard on fuel systems not being used regularly.
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Not a big fan of generators when camping but not totally opposed either. inconsiderate abusive use is another issue. But everyone that has a generator especially a built in need to run the generators to keep them alive. Old stale gas being unused is a real problem and very costly to repair. So if your generator is going unused for long periods you run into real problems if you don't use them. These newer gas formulations are really hard on fuel systems not being used regularly.
Just drain the gas from the tank. There is absolutely no need to keep the generator filled up.
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Recently went to an RV show during an inclement weather vacation day. Saw nothing we would be interested in but noticed an alarming trend in outside amenities...spelled entertainment centers. Giant screen TVs, stereos, wet bars, kitchens and so on. Wow.
Sounds like manufacturers are catering to the football tailgate crowd. We ran into that once. When the local college had an away game too far away for them to travel to, they drove their tailgate special to the local state park to be one with nature - and with their satellite receiver, giant screen TV and cooler full of beer.
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Having owned a Honda generator and doing lots of research prior to purchase, I found they have the lowest DB of any. Just traded in the big 3000W for the 2000W since I can lift the smaller one! Honda's are the best.
:the new smaller Yamaha's are pretty quite to.
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Not a big fan of generators when camping but not totally opposed either. inconsiderate abusive use is another issue. But everyone that has a generator especially a built in need to run the generators to keep them alive. Old stale gas being unused is a real problem and very costly to repair. So if your generator is going unused for long periods you run into real problems if you don't use them. These newer gas formulations are really hard on fuel systems not being used regularly.
That is why I use non-ethanol gas in all my small engines (lawnmower, chainsaw, etc.). I have rarely used, actually rarely even taken my EU2000i on a camping trip. And although it will run on gasoline, I converted it to run on propane so that I wouldn't have to carry a gas can. The added advantage is that propane does not have the effects on engines that ethanol laced gasoline has.
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That is why I use non-ethanol gas in all my small engines (lawnmower, chainsaw, etc.). I have rarely used, actually rarely even taken my EU2000i on a camping trip. And although it will run on gasoline, I converted it to run on propane so that I wouldn't have to carry a gas can. The added advantage is that propane does not have the effects on engines that ethanol laced gasoline has.
That's interesting Carl, what does it take to convert to LP?. I've got 2 Hondas, the 3500 I use when our house power goes out.....high desert winds take out a few poles kind of regular. Haven't had a problem as I add Sta-Bil but the LP may be the way to go with that one. The 2000 gets used here also and when camping but at least for me, carrying a gal gas can is fine, my truck bed is open .
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