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Old 09-15-2015, 02:18 PM   #21
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Could be a sign to go live off the grid, with only wood to heat and cook with.

I heard that the wood stove will be a option soon.

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Old 09-15-2015, 02:21 PM   #22
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I heard that the wood stove will be a option soon.

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Only on the Jim Bennett Signature Limited Edition And I hear that model converts into a very large kayak, wet bar optional.
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Old 09-15-2015, 02:23 PM   #23
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A guy might be tempted to sit around inside the trailer more with a wood stove. Hmmmm..... Ideas for the dinette/lounge area,
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Old 09-15-2015, 02:43 PM   #24
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Well I was thinking you could still go with the lounge area but get one of those toy hauler opening back ends. Then you could sit in your lounge in any weather and still look at your honking big campfire.

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Old 09-15-2015, 02:45 PM   #25
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Well I was thinking you could still go with the lounge area but get one of those toy hauler opening back ends. Then you could sit in your lounge in any weather and still look at your honking big campfire.

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And with the Scotch bar and beer cooler handy, it would definitely be a popular hangout area.
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Old 09-16-2015, 02:22 AM   #26
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I guess I'm off topic, since I have nothing to add about wood stoves or scotch bars, but thought I best report back.
Since we have a power bush, I fully charged the battery ( overnight ).
Then at 3pm I unplugged the AC and went on DC. Voltmeter read 13.14 twenty minutes after I unplugged. Nothing turned on except fridge on propane.
At 4pm I got 12.96. I turned on 2 LEDs and a Tungsten light, Sirius radio is plugged in, but not on. Fridge on propane.
At 5:10 pm voltmeter read 12.81.
At 11pm having had the furnace running, a couple LEDs and a tungsten fixture on all evening, got a voltmeter reading of 12.44. Trailer monitor reads "good". Turned off the tungsten light and voltmeter reads 12.58. Turned off remaining LED and got 12.60.
I conclude that the cheapo $12.99 75 watt inverter I had used to charge my MacBook is the cause of all grief.
Thanks all for your contributions.
When asked this afternoon, what I was doing, I said I was trouble-shooting, and pondering. Which, it appears, is not an unreasonable response.
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:12 PM   #27
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[QUOTE=gbaglo;110744]

I conclude that the cheapo $12.99 75 watt inverter I had used to charge my MacBook is the cause of all grief. /QUOTE]

I agree, they can suck out quite a few amps and are better used during the day when solar charging is still going on. I have several but basically only use them in the truck while underway.

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Old 09-16-2015, 12:30 PM   #28
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I conclude that the cheapo $12.99 75 watt inverter I had used to charge my MacBook is the cause of all grief.
What is the Macbook power brick putting out? 19V?

I found that charging a slightly used/discharged laptop used very little current to recharge but if I really drained the laptop battery my small inverter wouldn't work and I had to plug in a bigger one that really sucked down the battery.
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