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Old 12-14-2014, 09:37 AM   #11
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That is exactly what I did, other than the air conditioning, I'm all 12volt. I had 5 extra installed during the build and ended up adding a 7th myself. I'm now wired for 12v bed heat pad for those overnight stays in rest areas. It shuts off in one hour.
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Where did you buy your mattress pad? You think it would work through the Travasak thin side?

We got the extra 12 volts like cphaharley. Glad we did. All 12 volt and works out well.
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:12 AM   #12
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It is really just a 12v blanket which I put inside the Travasak. Amazon.com: MAXSA Innovations 20014 Comfy Cruise 12V Heated Travel Blanket, Plaid: Automotive
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:20 AM   #13
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Great discussion. I've been pondering 12v vs 120 for awhile. Not all inverters are created equal. Quality of power aside, does a cheap inverter take more energy to create 120v from 12v than a similar sized modified or full sine inverter?
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:26 PM   #14
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If anyone runs across a queen size 12v blanket let me know.
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Old 12-14-2014, 02:54 PM   #15
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If anyone runs across a queen size 12v blanket let me know.
I thought about running a modified dryer hose from the heater output to under the blanket in the bed...about 4-5 feet. The heater has a high volume of air output and I'll bet it would warm the bed very quickly...so 12 volts runs the heater fan motor.
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other 12 volt appliances

Has anyone used one of the 12 volt crockpots on the market? I think it would be nice to find a small crockpot that could fit in side the sink and be plugged into the 12volt circuit while driving. That way there could be hot stew or a roast ready when you arrive in camp.

As I recall, there was once a cookbook for making recipes that cooked a meal on one's exhaust manifold. But in the newer models, it is hard to find the exhaust manifold. I am sure it is there, somewhere under the big plastic cover I see when I open the hood. And the quality of the roadkill just isn't what it used to be. So a crockpot is the next best alternative.
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Old 12-14-2014, 04:06 PM   #17
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Rather than buy a relative expensive 12v crock pot, I'd just plug plug my 110v ac crock pot into a 12v - 110v inverter. Those inverters aren't expensive nd can allow you to use other mass marketed appliances. Just be sure to get one that can handle the required wattages.


I have done this for years as my cabin in Alaska has been off the grid for more than 15 years. A word of caution: The cooking times of many crock recipes can take the shine off your batteries without simultaneous battery charging.
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Old 12-14-2014, 04:09 PM   #18
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Not sure I would want to travel with a crock pot on. When on the road, we plan quick and easy meals for travel day. Something with just a few minutes of cooking time, like a Caesar salad with grilled chicken. 5 minutes and we are eating.
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Not sure I would want to travel with a crock pot on. When on the road, we plan quick and easy meals for travel day. Something with just a few minutes of cooking time, like a Caesar salad with grilled chicken. 5 minutes and we are eating.
Hi: Jim Bennett... Here's an easy solution. Add some Johnsonville Brats to a wide mouth thermos leaving a bit of space. Fill with boiling water, seal, and place it in the sink. Ready to eat when you are!!! Pass the mustard and relish. Alf
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I thought about running a modified dryer hose from the heater output to under the blanket in the bed...about 4-5 feet. The heater has a high volume of air output and I'll bet it would warm the bed very quickly...so 12 volts runs the heater fan motor.
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