Terte rouge - electricity?

Terte rouge - electricity?

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Some Gump

Original Poster:

10,463 posts

121 months

Thursday 25th October
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Hi all,

We've always stayed in Houx. Was thinking of TR - are there any electrical hookups there? Have read both yes and no...

Hughesie

12,539 posts

217 months

Thursday 25th October
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Yes

FredericRobinson

1,534 posts

167 months

Thursday 25th October
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But not many

Some Gump

Original Poster:

10,463 posts

121 months

Thursday 25th October
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Thanks!

gt6

1,092 posts

120 months

Friday 26th October
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The Electricity at TR is a best a heath Robinson affair, there are 2 or 3 pylons from which power can be taken and several points available at each. On Sunday you can plug straight in but by Tuesday the sockets are already a mass of connectors, plastic covers and tape and extension cables criss cross the site. By Friday the power will regularly be blow as most people piggy back off each other for power and overload things, That said there are always people who get things working again. If you want power you will need to take the correct connectors and a vast amount amount of extension cable also a relaxed attitude to safety. If anyone has a photo of the pylons taken later in the week it will make people laugh.
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Man-At-Arms

5,272 posts

114 months

Friday 26th October
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just a couple . . . . on a Wednesday evening !!!




gt6

1,092 posts

120 months

Friday 26th October
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Not surprisingly i always camp a little bit away from those pylons. So be warned if you want your own socket and reliable electricity Tertre Rouge may not be the best camp site for you. But i like it.

Printertosh

473 posts

103 months

Friday 26th October
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Cooked spaghetti wires laugh

Always connect to the thickest cable available with the thickest cable possible smile

Someone once used a French style adaptor with a 5 amp lighting cable that 50 other people connected into yikes

Edited by Printertosh on Friday 26th October 16:12

gt6

1,092 posts

120 months

Friday 26th October
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To be brutally honest, you would have to be either very think or very brave to plug anything in luck for us we are usually sorted
long before Wednesday

Some Gump

Original Poster:

10,463 posts

121 months

Saturday 27th October
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Hmm. Doesn't look _that_ much worse than Houx pre 2014 improvements..

On the other hand, le mans with warm beer would be far less fun!

Is TR lively like Houx, or all quiet and civilised?

gt6

1,092 posts

120 months

Saturday 27th October
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It is generally more civilised, most of the campers are regulars with a real mixture of nationalities with english no more than 40% large numbers of Dutch, Danish, French and German the average age is probably the highest of any campsite. There are area's that are quiet and others with more party atmosphere. Noisy for obvious reasons when cars are on track. Access to site is good until Wednesday and on Friday but very difficult on Saturday/Sunday and whilst practice is on, on Wednesday/Thursday.

joema

2,210 posts

114 months

Tuesday
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There are pre race parties but its generally fairly civilised and there are a lot of people I see from previous years. It's not easy to get tickets to but once you get them you get priority from some agents.
May try taking a cable next year for a fridge though. good reminder.