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Old 07-26-2015, 01:07 PM   #61
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Think 12v, as everything in the trailer can operate off 12v, your pump, your heater,your refer all can use battery power. Solar and dual batteries are a good source of battery power. So now think, 12v clocks, propane or stove coffee makers, 12v chargers for phone and computers. They even have 12v televisions and radios. Hairdryer, just go outside.......
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Old 07-26-2015, 01:11 PM   #62
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Think 12v, as everything in the trailer can operate off 12v, your pump, your heater,your refer all can use battery powe.
The AC device we use most is our microwave. Not a lot, but when we want something like a bowl of soup, or anything else easily heated with the micro, it's nice to have.

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Old 07-26-2015, 01:56 PM   #63
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your stove can be used as a microwave, think what your grandparents did,,,,,,,,heated food on their stove.
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Old 07-26-2015, 02:01 PM   #64
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I too debated the addition of an inverter and when I posed the question on this Forum, Jim's (cpaharley) good advise was to buy one of the little portable units for under $50 and see if it meets our needs. After two years, I haven't used it once. And as Ron noted earlier, you can easily add one later. If I was spending your money, I'd hold off. Just my thoughts ...
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Old 07-26-2015, 02:09 PM   #65
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your stove can be used as a microwave, think what your grandparents did,,,,,,,,heated food on their stove.
Yah, and I know one old folk who protested vigorously for years that she had no use for a microwave and could use her double boiler to do the same thing. Yada, yada, yada. Then she had a mishap and we had to "temporaily" put one in her place so the care worker could quickly heat meals etc. The understanding was that we'd get rid of that unneeded applicance when it was no longer required. Well, the care workers long gone but when having dinner there the yada, yada, I don't need a microwave has been replaced with a funny beep, beep, beep sound of a microwave being turned on.

Like I said before, we don't use ours a lot but there are times that we find it very handy.

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Old 07-26-2015, 02:11 PM   #66
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We are listening quite a bit on the inverter info and Jim seems to make sense to us. We camp now in our 17B with portable solar panels and just haven't had any need for AC devices. Even use the portable battery rechargers to recharge our phones for a week+ and not come off of our trailer battery. Hadn't thought about getting a small inverter if there was something you had to have plugged in, but I doubt we'd use it as well. Think it's off the build sheet on our 19 for us.
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This is the inverter I use. Just plug into 12V outlet. I think I got it on sale for under $10.
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We are listening quite a bit on the inverter info and Jim seems to make sense to us. We camp now in our 17B with portable solar panels and just haven't had any need for AC devices. Even use the portable battery rechargers to recharge our phones for a week+ and not come off of our trailer battery. Hadn't thought about getting a small inverter if there was something you had to have plugged in, but I doubt we'd use it as well. Think it's off the build sheet on our 19 for us.
Well, you're in a warm place. Up here we get some days when it's damp and cloudy and we say, "seems like a soup day" And the microwave makes it quick and easy.

Glenn, you're right about those little inverters. I have 4 of them. But now with the USB outlets, both in the truck and the trailer, I'm using the little inverter less and less.

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Think 12v, as everything in the trailer can operate off 12v, your pump, your heater,your refer all can use battery power. Solar and dual batteries are a good source of battery power. So now think, 12v clocks, propane or stove coffee makers, 12v chargers for phone and computers. They even have 12v televisions and radios. Hairdryer, just go outside.......
Ellen good advice from Jim . We agree . Pat and Linda
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You're right Ron, you are definitely in soup country. We can't fathom soup when it's over 110 outside. :-) Brings up the best point however, each persons situation is going to be different and you have to make the decision based on what you need. If we all camped the same there would only be Scamp 13's.
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