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Old 01-31-2013, 11:30 AM   #1
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Question going to the races

hi everyone my partner and I are going to sebring,FL. in march and whial we are there we are going to the sebring 12hr, at sebring international raceway, we all ready have our spot and have things taken care of as of water, sewage and plan on running on the batteries/ generator. and wanted to aske a couple of questions.

1- can we set on top of the coach with our foling chair, we saw people doing that last year.

2- how long will my fuel last for the genorator? plane on using batteries ( inverter) and the gen. so i dont think i will have to use the gen. except to keep batteries charged.

3- how long has anyone boondocked/ dry camped in their unit?

thanks for reading and the replies hope to figure thing out or at least have a heads up on some things, there is a company down there that will come empty my wast tanks and also bring in fresh water for the water tank we just have to call them and they will give us a 2 hour window of time when they will be there.
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Have not been to Sebring for the last couple years. Before that we used to go every year. We started in the main area with the party crowd, but after that reserved one of the expensive rv spots along the back straightaway. We were normally there from the first day they opened until the day after the race. We would fill up with fuel right before getting to the track and run the generator as needed. Ours uses about 1/2 gallon per hour. We would flag the tank pumper down as he drove through and have tanks pumped and water filled, normally once but once in a while twice. I do not remember the fees but do not remember thinking they were unreasonable.

I would not sit on top of our motorhome with lawn chairs. IMO, it is not safe, and the stress of all the weight on the small chair legs cannot be good for the roof. You will have to decide that for yourself. Once in a while we will stand or sit on the roof for a few minutes, but most of the time the best race viewing is on the television sets inside. Being at the track allows access to the garage areas early in the morning, but race day is kind of like watching cars go by on an interstate since you can only see a small portion of the track.

Enjoy your trip.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:39 AM   #3
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I have dry camped for a full week in my 29.2. Use the port-a-let as much as possible to reduce black water tank usage. Quick showers are a must. Use paper/plastic throw away plates, cups, bowls, utensils as much as possible to reduce washing dishes. Those gray and black water tanks are small. You will be flagging down that pumper truck a bunch otherwise.

I've been on top of my MH to install vent covers and work on my satellite tracking dish many times. I don't see a problem sitting in a chair up there, but might use a board or something under the chair legs to spread out the load? My MH has a bunch of stuff randomly mounted up there, so there are patches of wide open spaces for a chair. Seemed sturdy enough to me, but i'm sure you would be taking a chance either way with safety or with damaging your roof water proofing.

I run my generator all the time at a race. Lots of people do. Nobody complains about the noise, they just join in or go inside their home. Summer races are hot and require AC and dry camping means running that generator. During a race, you can't hear anything anyways . . . race cars don't use mufflers. If you want quiet, don't go to a race. Drunk people, loud music, generators, etc. Some if not most tracks require the use of an exhaust stack to get the fumes above the motor homes so people don't die. Might throw a kink into your roof top viewing with generator exhaust floating by your chair and face.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:58 AM   #4
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So far we made the decision to stay off the roof not much space up there anyhow, as far as runny the generator no specifics were giving about when we could or couldn't and nothing about the exhaust either, will be trying out the whole inverter thing see how we'll that plays out so far have only used it furring travel to keep the fridge on not sure what else we can do with it. As far as seating if need be we can sit in the back of our jeep since the top will be down and the back open just have to turn back seat around.
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So far we made the decision to stay off the roof not much space up there anyhow, as far as runny the generator no specifics were giving about when we could or couldn't and nothing about the exhaust either, will be trying out the whole inverter thing see how we'll that plays out so far have only used it furring travel to keep the fridge on not sure what else we can do with it. As far as seating if need be we can sit in the back of our jeep since the top will be down and the back open just have to turn back seat around.
I would buy a genturi to get the generator exhaust above the roof.
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