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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-23-2012, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Powering your camp...?

How do you guys power your camps that don't have electric available? What do you use and what all do you run off it?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-23-2012, 04:51 PM
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Re: Powering your camp...?

We had a 5500 Gen. and we were in 12x65 mobile,we ran lights,small water heater and demand pmp for showers, coffee pot in morning( 2 coffeepots was a load),refrig,We also ran a dvd TV set for movies...... we also had gas lights on the walls..Plenty enough power, we took it home after every trip....
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We have gas lights, fridge, stove, heat, hot water, and a big open fireplace. No electricity needed or wanted. We've recently replaced our old servel fridge with a new model that works superbly. We replaced a lot of our old Humphreys lights with new low pressure models that give off three times the light and our old vented gas heater has been replaced with a non-vented wall model. All work extremely well. The only downside I can think of is that the gas lights give off a lot of heat which is a problem on warm summer nights. We don't use our place that much in the summertime anyhow.

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Lights and stove are propane.I replaced 5 Humphrey gas lights with 2 Midstate's this summer, great improvement.
We use ice chest to keep food and drinks cold.
I have a 40 gal aluminum tank that sits atop the the wood stove to supply the shower and kitchen sink with hot water. It also has a propane burner/ thermostat controlled for summer use when someone wants to take a shower. The water is distributed by a 12 volt on demand pump. The TV/DVD unit is also a 12 volt unit. We only receive the three PSU channels so the DVD is used a lot when ever there's no card game going.
I don't miss the electric at all. My one buddy is talking about getting a Dish for his RV that he will then bring to camp. If that happens I will bring my Generator to power it, but I could care less if it happens, Football games would be nice thought.

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we got propane lights and stove,propane heater and wood stove,for showering we use a battery powered unit by Zodi.Over the summer we light with LED lights and use a 2650 watt honda generator for A/C and for running the vaccum cleaner.We use coolers for our food and drinks.

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I have propane fridge ,solor power runs lights, shower 12 volt pump,compost fan,tv and direct tv dish .i have backup propane lights from original owners ..
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We have a stationary bike hooked up. Needs peddled for about an hour at a time and will hold power for approximately 8 hours. The youngest in camp gets the short straw to do the peddling...or the wives if they are there.

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I went to Q's camp one time and refused to ride a stupid bike, that night i had to sleep in the bed of my truck and to this day havent been invited back.

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I went to Q's camp one time and refused to ride a stupid bike, that night i had to sleep in the bed of my truck and to this day havent been invited back.
And you are wondering why?? You gotta put your time in kid...

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We have propane lights and 2 propane refrigerators. We have a Honda 6000 generator that runs our well pump, lights, and a microwave at mealtimes or when we clean up at the end of a trip. Some of the guys use deep cycle batteries and a power inverter to run fans at night in the summer. Our setup works well for us.

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