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by mattbrown
Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Please can I keep my old motor ?
Replies: 22
Views: 9991

Re: Please can I keep my old motor ?

i have a w reg'd astra van that i'm in the proccess of swapping for either a landrover discovery v8 petrol with lpg or a 3.1 diesel isuzu trooper, i do about 60 miles a day. there is no question of me using public transport as i run my own garden maintenance business so cant take the mower strimmer ...
by mattbrown
Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: solar setup for my caravan
Replies: 9
Views: 3875

Re: solar setup for my caravan

would you think a setup like the one below would be suitable?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400W-4x100W-S ... 2c5f4d1053
by mattbrown
Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: solar setup for my caravan
Replies: 9
Views: 3875

Re: solar setup for my caravan

one of my chargers is a 12v 750ma halfords trickle charger/maintainer the other charger is a halfords 1800cc upwards charger borrowed from my dad i'm unsure what the output of the onboard charger is. the batteries are 12v lorry batteries, at the minute i have the onboard charger running on one batte...
by mattbrown
Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: solar setup for my caravan
Replies: 9
Views: 3875

Re: solar setup for my caravan

hi zech, ive only got the tv as its the one from the bedroom back at the house. i have a mobile internet stick that is ok but they impose limits sometimes if i use it a lot. i dont currently have an inverter so to use the laptops or the tv i need the generator running but with the money we are savin...
by mattbrown
Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: solar setup for my caravan
Replies: 9
Views: 3875

Re: solar setup for my caravan

hi solarwind and trappa many thanks for your helpful replies, i dont mind running the generator to charging the batteries but the generator is smelly, its a suitcase generator but isnt very quiet and i find that even though i have 2 trickle chargers running on one battery and a large car battery cha...
by mattbrown
Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: solar setup for my caravan
Replies: 9
Views: 3875

solar setup for my caravan

hi everyone, me and my partner have just moved into a caravan and we have no mains electricity. we are currently using a 700watt generator that runs a battery charger that charges 2 batteries, the tv and a lamp. i would like to use some sort of solar panel setup or maybe a small wind turbine to keep...
by mattbrown
Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 15
Views: 2182

Re: Composty questions

the trouble with shredded paper is it goes soggy and creates a mass that will not compost, loosely screwed up newspaper creates better air pockets and will compost readily. a way to speed the proccess up would be to add a bucket of horse manure before starting a new heap (the worms just cant resist ...
by mattbrown
Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I prepare for winter ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

Re: How do I prepare for winter ?

me and my partner have given up the 3 bed detached house and moved into a caravan, our biggest concern was winter but weve monitored our gas usage and we average 13kg every 2 and a half weeks so weve got 3 19kg gas bottles and each time one is emptied we have it exchanged so we will always have a co...

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