Originally Posted by 700hauler
I have also ordered a full set of LED replacement bulbs to help alleviate battery draw and generator load.
Good move! We have done the same thing. Big power savings; especially as it gets later in the year and you use your lights more.
The Yammer will also be nice if DW wants to use a hair dryer in the morning.
During extended dry camping stays, we typically run the genny about 30 minutes in the morning during breakfast and about 60 minutes during dinner. Seems to keep us adequately topped off for days. Exception: If it gets really cold and the furnace needs to run; then we need a little more time on the genny in the morning. Usually by the time it is really cold, there are very few campers around.
To minimize impact on other campers, we often camp on the outer circle so that we can point the exhaust out and away from everyone; and we try to manage length of time and time of day. I really don't want to hear the darn thing either! 100 feet away, you cannot hear our genny.
I've also seen people build little "boxes" for their genny that bounce the sound out into the woods and away from the campground. It works. Have to confess I've not taken that step yet though.
Anyway, miscellaneous ramblings I guess. Enjoy your new genny!
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