I suppose I could call or e-mail ETI, but does anyone know what the the draw/load of the 12V heat pads is? I'm calculating my "on the grid/off the grid" DC power demands and this would be a key component of the calculation... If push comes to shove, I'll fire up the Honda EU2000i, but it would be nice to know how long I have before that happens.
Charlie and Susan
2017 5.0TA with a pick-up date of Feb. 17
2014 Chevy Silverado 1/2ton
Trailer: Escape#4, 2019 Escape21 DejaView pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
I had the 12v pads on my other Escape and never used them, because of the battery draw, unless you have hookups and then I'd operate my electric heater which kept me warm as well as the plug in water hose which kept the water flowing. When it was time to dump, everything was still liquid and this was at 5 degrees in February.
Due to the pandemic, my life now exists of only 3 days, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Everything else has been forgotten!
It's only $200 more for the 12 volt heating pads if you are getting the spray foam insulation, $800 versus $1,000.
As usual lots of different opinions, wants and needs. While we don't use them as frequently as I thought we would, due to the battery draw, on the occasions we do I'm glad that we have them.
On the rare occasions camping when the temps don't get above freezing for a extended period of time it's a welcome addition and peace of mind for avoiding possible tank freezing issues. Boondocking during the early spring and late fall shoulder seasons with a very low sun angle, we use a small Yamaha 1000 inverter generator for recharging the batteries and running the heating pads a couple of hours a day.
If you have hookups, BONUS. Scott
Scott and Lori
I like Fat Bikes!
Scott and Lori
2014 5.0 TA