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Old 11-12-2011, 11:25 AM   #11
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Re: Opinions on kitchen outlets for a 19?

"Never occurred to me to bring a crock pot."

A crock pot is a wonderful appliance for our camping style, when we have electricity that is. Hubby loves to fill our days with touring (local sites, museums...) and it is a great convenience to return to the camper with supper 100% ready to consume. Depending on the day's plans, available power sources and the weather, we do cook indoors or out, using many options -- electric hot plate, portable propane stove, charcoal, wood fire, pie iron (love it!) and dutch oven. The dutch oven will stay home when we get our Escape because it will just be two of us, not a family of 7 as in the pop-up days. We're getting the microwave in the Escape, so that will add a new level of convenience. --Liz
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:54 AM   #12
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Re: Opinions on kitchen outlets for a 19?

As a photographer I often find myself needing to run a bunch of battery chargers when I hit a campground with electricity. They are all low current devices, but need many outlets. I added a Multi outlet replacement cover to the receptacle on my 17B closet.

A plugging strip would do the same thing, but this is neater. Might save needing to add another outlet...
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Old 11-12-2011, 01:04 PM   #13
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Re: Opinions on kitchen outlets for a 19?

I use an inverter in my tow vehicle to charge my camera, and other, batteries. One of the reasons is to try to minimize the clutter in the trailer. The other is again that I am not hooked to the grid all the time either.

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Old 11-12-2011, 03:31 PM   #14
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Re: Opinions on kitchen outlets for a 19?

I have the solar option, and although I have a 250watt inverter that I use when necessary, I also have a 12V charger for my camera batteries as well as my laptop & iPhone dock. That way I can charge in either place, the tow vehicle when traveling & the trailer when parked (and the sun is shining!)
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:36 PM   #15
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Re: Opinions on kitchen outlets for a 19?

I used to have all the 12V chargers for my electronic stuff, but ended up with way too many of them, that I never bothered with my more recent purchases. If I was on the road a lot more, I likely would.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:36 PM   #16
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Re: Opinions on kitchen outlets for a 19?

Re: charging
I bought a ChargePod about 5 years ago. 1 plug and six adapters. We took it to China for 3 weeks in 2010 and it kept 2 ipods, 2 kindles and 2 cell phones charged the entire time. Runs on 120 or 240 and the standard plug fit every receptacle except in Hong Kong. I bought that adapter for 35 cents at the outdoor market next to the hotel. It works fine in the Fiver when we have power and does not seem to draw much so I would not expect the inverter to have a problem.

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Old 11-15-2011, 08:54 PM   #17
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Re: Opinions on kitchen outlets for a 19?

On our (soon to be built) 19 I added an additional outlet between the oven and sink. Much easier to do now than later.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:59 PM   #18
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