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Old 05-08-2014, 04:47 AM   #1
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CrudeFest Day 0

Glad I didn't go set up at lunch today, a late afternoon thunderstorm passed and blew over a trailer. The fun starts tomorrow with Larry Joe Taylor's acoustical pickin' party and Helen's favorite... Dave Perez on accordion.

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That should be fun.
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The Sheriff's Posse patrols the crowd every year. If someone get's too rowdy, they cut them out of the crowd and escort them to the front gate, like cutting a steer from the herd.
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Have fun--we have not been to the CrudeFest but we try to make to Tommy Alverson's Family Gathering every year. We too enjoy the Tejas Bros--if you get a chance to meet Dave or John tell em Mike and Jen from Aubrey said howdy.
Nothing better than Texas Music and camping!!
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Have fun--we have not been to the CrudeFest but we try to make to Tommy Alverson's Family Gathering every year. We too enjoy the Tejas Bros--if you get a chance to meet Dave or John tell em Mike and Jen from Aubrey said howdy.
Nothing better than Texas Music and camping!!
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Dave flies solo to LJT's acoustical pickin' party that's on Thursday night to get the crowd warmed up for the weekend. (see video) The Tejas Brothers play a local club a couple of times each year and we never miss them!!!

CrudeFest is TEXAS Roadhouse Music at it's finest!!!

Josh Abbott, Lubbock, TX
Aaron Watson, Amarillo, TX
Mark McKinney, Austin, TX
Casey Donahew, Ft Worth, TX
Roger Creager, Corpus Christi, TX
Cory Morrow, Houston, TX
Plus twenty more real Texas music bands!!!
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Watch a 1000 RV's come & go to CrudeFest!!!
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How long did you stay out there?
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How long did you stay out there?
Sooner,

I took the trailer out Wednesday night to get set up ahead of the crowd. Then we stayed over from Thursday night to Sunday afternoon.

Generator tank ran out of gas Saturday... got to use my pump tank!
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Was your generator running continuously? I've wondered how long it could run on a full tank.
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Was your generator running continuously? I've wondered how long it could run on a full tank.
The 30 gallon generator tank lasted from Thursday about 4 PM until Saturday around 6 PM, about 50 hours. It averaged a 30 to 40 amp load in the day with all the AC's on and about 20 amps at night. A little over 1/2 gallon an hour.

I put 20 gallons in the 40 gallon pump tank and it only registered 1/4 full on the gauge. After I transferred this fuel over to the generator tank I fired her back up until 2 PM Sunday. So I basically ran the generator for almost 72 hours straight.

The only problem I had was I don't think the load management controls or recognizes any items not on the panel... WH & AC's.
With everything running lights, TV's, AC's (30 to 40 amps)... when I plugged in a roster oven outside the load management turned off the generator. It seems the start up draw from the roster oven on top of everything else took the generator over capacity and I guess the the exterior GFI outlet is not tied into the load management so it could not control that load. It did not trip the breakers on the panel or front of the generator... it powered off the generator.
I'm going to view this as a good thing!!!

After I lightened the load by switching the fridge & WH to propane and turned off the garage AC, I was able to use the roster oven without any other problems.

While I'm talking about what I learnt this long weekend I'll include the best set up I found on the AC's. Forget about the garage AC as it's non ducted and behind a closed door and worked well on it's own. The inside temperature between my main area and bedroom would read up to 10 degrees apart. So with all the vents open and both AC's running set three degrees apart (PDI recommendation) the bedroom was an icebox & the AC would shut off while the main area wouldn't cool down below about 80 degrees with the temps pushing 100 outside.

If I closed all the vents in the bedroom, bath & garage with only the main vents open and set the bedroom AC 10 degrees below the main it kept the bedroom AC on forcing air into the ducts and helped cool the living area better getting down in the low 70's, and the bedroom/bath was still like an icebox.
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Headliner Josh Abbott Band from Lubbock TX closes out CrudeFest... what a great excuse to go camping!!!
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