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simmo70    0

Ok cheers,

what about electricity are all pitches  elec hookup ? and big enough for  large tent car and scope ?

 

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Grant    1,110

When you book you choose electric or non-electric and you also enter your tent size so that you will be allocated a suitable pitch 🙂

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SimonS    34
13 hours ago, simmo70 said:

Ok cheers,

what about electricity are all pitches  elec hookup ? and big enough for  large tent car and scope ?

 

Second to Grant, the pitches are a good size. Last year I was able to fit 2 tents (a 4 and a 3 berth) on a single pitch with plenty of room to spare for telescopes and my car on the grass in front.

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cjdawson    573
18 hours ago, simmo70 said:

Ok cheers,

what about electricity are all pitches  elec hookup ? and big enough for  large tent car and scope ?

 

The pitch that I have will be big enough for sure.  My plan is to park a Caravan, Add an awning, toilet tent, telescope and car.     Even with all of that in place.  I'm still expecting that there will be room for on the pitch.   I'm going for a hard standing on Kingfisher.   The pitches all looked to be roughly the same size.  i.e. plenty big enough :)

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Jonk    710

For anyone worried about pitch sizes, here's a couple of photos I took last year before I left. This is Kingfisher, and the lonely motorhome is pitch 15

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Anne S    71
4 hours ago, Jonk said:

For anyone worried about pitch sizes, here's a couple of photos I took last year before I left. This is Kingfisher, and the lonely motorhome is pitch 15

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The motorhome does look lonely. We've booked the whole week this year. We'll be the lonely motorhome! The weather's so rubbish at home, I've not done any decent images since the nights started drawing in. I hope it will be better there.

Anne

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cjdawson    573

Lol, you'll not be the lonely motor home.  There will be both you and Jonk.   I'll most likely by the lonely Caravan.  We're all on Kingfisher, so it should be less lonely than last year for me, everyone else who was left was on Kingfisher.   :)

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mark skelton    45

Are there still any pitches left, and is it possible to book/pay at end of month when I next get payed?

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Grant    1,110
On 9/8/2017 at 19:40, mark skelton said:

Are there still any pitches left, and is it possible to book/pay at end of month when I next get payed?

I've sent you a PM :)

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Azbec    17

Is an RCD required for the electric hookups at the site?

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DRT    4,805
33 minutes ago, Azbec said:

Is an RCD required for the electric hookups at the site?

I think recommended rather than required. I have run my observation kit without one at the site three times without a problem but if you have a pile of imaging kit attached it is probably sensible to have an RCD in there somewhere.

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cjdawson    573
13 hours ago, Azbec said:

Is an RCD required for the electric hookups at the site?

You'd be extremely well adviced to have an RCD somewhere in the system when plugging into the EHU.

If you are camping then something like this would do the job....

https://www.leisureoutlet.com/mains-hook-ups-and-inverters/electric-and-power/camping-and-outdoors/36740-maypole-230v-mobile-mains-unit?gclid=Cj0KCQjwruPNBRCKARIsAEYNXIjcce1AjcMo10YKv-90kxumkc99NWyp_IGrhbKs8iKpSCqQx8gcggQaAooAEALw_wcB

If you have a caravan/motorhome, then then should already be one inside the van.

 

Personally I think anyone that doesn't have an RCD somewhere in their setup is asking for trouble.

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Azbec    17
13 hours ago, DRT said:

I think recommended rather than required. I have run my observation kit without one at the site three times without a problem but if you have a pile of imaging kit attached it is probably sensible to have an RCD in there somewhere.

 

26 minutes ago, cjdawson said:

You'd be extremely well adviced to have an RCD somewhere in the system when plugging into the EHU.

If you are camping then something like this would do the job....

https://www.leisureoutlet.com/mains-hook-ups-and-inverters/electric-and-power/camping-and-outdoors/36740-maypole-230v-mobile-mains-unit?gclid=Cj0KCQjwruPNBRCKARIsAEYNXIjcce1AjcMo10YKv-90kxumkc99NWyp_IGrhbKs8iKpSCqQx8gcggQaAooAEALw_wcB

If you have a caravan/motorhome, then then should already be one inside the van.

 

Personally I think anyone that doesn't have an RCD somewhere in their setup is asking for trouble.

Thanks both. I'll make sure to get ahold of one!

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Grant    1,110
Just now, Starflyer said:

Hi @Grant, I didn't book food when I originally booked our pitch, how do I book some meals now?

Cheers,

Ian

You can book food anytime up until a week or so before:

https://www.firstlightoptics.com/sgl-sp-booking.html

Same as extra nights - I will join up all the bookings for the same person :)

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johnfosteruk    5,718

Can anyone who’s been before tell me if there’s EE phone signal at lucksall?

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Davey-T    9,270
17 minutes ago, johnfosteruk said:

Can anyone who’s been before tell me if there’s EE phone signal at lucksall?

Dunno but the O2 signal is crap :grin:

Dave

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Freff    454

I have been going to Lucksall  for years and have had no problems on EE.

I also use EE for my laptop hotspot. hth

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johnfosteruk    5,718
52 minutes ago, Davey-T said:

Dunno but the O2 signal is crap :grin:

Dave

 

15 minutes ago, Freff said:

I have been going to Lucksall  for years and have had no problems on EE.

I also use EE for my laptop hotspot. hth

Thanks chaps. I’ll bear it in mind Dave in. See I ever accidentally join O2! 🙂

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cjdawson    573

I've found that both EE and Three's signal is ok at Lucksall. can't remember what O2 was like.   (yep. phone on EE, Mifi on Three and ipad on O2)0 

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