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Old 06-09-2015, 01:35 PM   #21
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Hummm, not sure I can exist without my flat iron. May have to plan my routes around slipping into fast food restaurants with outlets in their washrooms!
Or, yeah, a hat!
My wife's hair is quite heavy and curly/wavy, and just lets it dry naturally. I love the look, myself, no hat needed. Plus, a lot of the best camping spots are a few hours away from any restaurant, and the closest 120V outlet.
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Old 06-09-2015, 03:09 PM   #22
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pics of first mod . I found the cord tangled under center of bed . Using construction adhesive glued blocks to floor - my water tank is under there - did not want to put a hole through it The blocks gave me something to support wall from caving in , put few screws on framing for bed to hold panel also . left a little bit opening in front to let air in or to look . My water pump is in front . The cord is now confined in it"s only space , wipe cord as I put in never a problem since . I have left things behind so I would rather my cord is attached to trailer . Also have a little round rubber with a slit in it to go on cord at opening - no mice or problems -it closes up the opening to trailer . Pat
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Old 06-09-2015, 03:11 PM   #23
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I did the exact same thing and have never had the cord tangle once. Great minds; huh, Pat?
Thankyou for the compliment! Pat
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Old 06-09-2015, 05:37 PM   #24
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The thing is, I love curly/wavy hair on other people -- I just don't like it on myself.
I think it goes back to 5th grade when my mother gave me this horrendous permanent wave job. Shudder. May just wind up cutting it to 1/4" or . . . wear the hat!!!

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My wife's hair is quite heavy and curly/wavy, and just lets it dry naturally. I love the look, myself, no hat needed. Plus, a lot of the best camping spots are a few hours away from any restaurant, and the closest 120V outlet.
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Old 06-09-2015, 05:39 PM   #25
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The thing is, I love curly/wavy hair on other people -- I just don't like it on myself.
I think it goes back to 5th grade when my mother gave me this horrendous permanent wave job. Shudder. May just wind up cutting it to 1/4" or . . . wear the hat!!!
Kinda sounds like my wife. She has this gorgeous head of hair that many women are jealous of, yet complains sometimes she would like it straight.

I love the shaved head myself. Pretty easy maintenance.
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Old 06-09-2015, 05:48 PM   #26
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I may not get as extreme as you (though it would be cool [pun intended]) but am seriously considering the 1/4". Would have to keep the bangs though -- need some bangs -- they're my security blanket! I could Scotch Tape them down, like we did in high school, to keep them straight until they dry!!!


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Kinda sounds like my wife. She has this gorgeous head of hair that many women are jealous of, yet complains sometimes she would like it straight.

I love the shaved head myself. Pretty easy maintenance.
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I guess one advantage of having the attached cord is that it won't disappear. If they will steal a sewer hose, the power cord would be fair game. Loren
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As Jim B. mentions, having more 12v sources is helpful as practically all electronics, as Glenn mentions, are 12v and easily charged used 12v. Seems illogical to convert 12v to 120v to then convert back to 12v to recharge your computer.

It does seem illogical, but that depends on the computer. A 12v "airline" type adapter usually only provides a max of 70 or 80 watts for charging/power and some laptops require more to run at full speed. This is particularly true for laptops with a large screen, and the faster Core i7 processors. What happens is that the pc senses the input voltage and "steps down" the processor frequency if it's not adequate to power the processor at full speed. This means a perceptibly slower computer and a dimmer screen. Won't hurt it, since it's designed to do that, but I like my laptop as fast as it can go. By using the factory power transformer/supply and an AC outlet, it does that.
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I had the exterior shower put on the door side approximately over the rear wheel. That way I can set up a small table and wash dishes under the awning. I use color coded tubs (black for soaking dirty dishes, white for wash water, and red for rinse water. I have found that the sink in just about every small camper is not appropriate for washing dishes. The outside shower is also useful for rinsing sand off of wet feet. And frankly, if off grid camping, less confining and less wiping down afterward if the inside shower is used. We just wear a bathing suit and biodegradable soap.
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I had the exterior shower put on the door side approximately over the rear wheel. That way I can set up a small table and wash dishes under the awning. I use color coded tubs (black for soaking dirty dishes, white for wash water, and red for rinse water. I have found that the sink in just about every small camper is not appropriate for washing dishes. The outside shower is also useful for rinsing sand off of wet feet. And frankly, if off grid camping, less confining and less wiping down afterward if the inside shower is used. We just wear a bathing suit and biodegradable soap.
That is something I have had in the plans for years now, just have to get to it. We each dishes outside almost all the time, and would love to have a tap handy to the table.

We just use one pan though. No presoak in a separate plan, and dishes are dried immediately eliminating any need to rinse. Gotta keep it simple.
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