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Subject Topic: do we need an inverter? Post Reply Post New Topic
15/6/2009 at 6:02pm
 Location: east midlands
 Outfit: sunncamp oasis 700
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hi all, just joined the forum and we busy buying all the neccessries for our first camping trip. after our dummy run (just a couple of miles from home!) then we are planning to spend a couple of nights in france as we drive through on our way to spain, a week in spain then a couple more nights in france on our way back.

my question is would it be worth buying an inverter (for the laptop, mobile phones etc) or do they do electric hook ups on the continent? and if its worth buying one what is a good one to buy? or whats the cost of electric hook up abroad (roughly)

thanks in advance



15/6/2009 at 6:35pm
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I do not use ehu mainly because I prefer to camp where it is quiet which is usually away from the ehu points. I have a power inverter which I keep in the car the only thing I use it for these days is to boil my travel kettle if I am on a long journey or even sometimes if I am just out for the day.

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15/6/2009 at 8:15pm
 Location: Stourbridge
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Mailong

The majority of sites we have stayed on in France & Spain have Electric hook up. The sites seem better equiped than many in the UK. Just check the voltage, that can vary.

Les D



16/6/2009 at 6:17am
 Location: east midlands
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thank you, its quite hard trying to decide what to get especially when money is tight. weve got all the major stuff now eg tent, cooker, sleeping bags and we're almost ready to do a dummy run. really looking forward to trying everything out.


16/6/2009 at 6:42am
 Location: north-east-lincolnshire
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hi mailong and welcome to UKCS 17

we are staying in france germany and belgium and the campsites seem to vary in how electric is paid for, in germany for eg some of the sites say 2 euros per night or .50c pkw but i dont know if you get a choice of how you pay for your electric, and i have no idea how much a kilowat of electric is. i think the norm is to pay for electric with the pitch like you do here.

have a look on the camping abroad forum it is very informative 17



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