What do you use your inverter for? - Page 3 - Escape Trailer Owners Community
Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Me | General Topics > General Escape
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-02-2018, 03:42 PM   #41
Tin
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: NA, Arizona
Trailer: 2017 5.0TA
Posts: 531
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Walter View Post
Don't you watch any good shows!
, Dave I never even noticed what was on the telly pics. I swear it was my wife's doing! I will be right back (ripping tv out ).
__________________

Tin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2018, 03:49 PM   #42
Tin
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: NA, Arizona
Trailer: 2017 5.0TA
Posts: 531
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fox hunt View Post
i have the same upholstery! and yes TV is for rainy days/nights
Hi Fox hunt,
You obviously have great taste! actually this to was my wife's doing.
__________________

Tin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2018, 03:54 PM   #43
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central, Pennsylvania
Trailer: Escape#4, 2019 Escape21 DejaView pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 23,778
Ironically, that tv is probably DC powered, so you are converting DC to AC back to DC.....another reason to purchase a 12v tv...
__________________
Jim
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals....
Goethe
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2018, 04:12 PM   #44
Senior Member
 
alanmalk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Arvada, Colorado
Trailer: 2015 E'21 - 'Velocity'. Tow: Toyota Tacoma V6, 4X4, manual.
Posts: 1,109
Quote:
Originally Posted by Loren & Cathy View Post
The inverter is one of many accessories on our trailer that has yet to be used. But it is there when wanted. Loren.
My 1000 watt sine wave inverter lives in my basement, year after year feeling neglected.

But now I am considering something in the range of 300 watts to power our electric mattress pad in the winter. There will be a tendency to suck down the battery power so that will have to be factored in each night we use it. The portable 150 watt panel aimed at the sun combined with meager output from the roof panel, should be enough to replace the power on a sunny day. Fortunately, the mattress pad duty cycle is fairly low once two warm bodies are snuggled under the down comforter.

--
Alan
alanmalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2018, 04:14 PM   #45
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central, Pennsylvania
Trailer: Escape#4, 2019 Escape21 DejaView pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 23,778
We use a 12v blanket under our Travasak- makes for a nice set up. I'm having extra 12v outlets put in around the bed.
__________________
Jim
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals....
Goethe
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2018, 04:15 PM   #46
Senior Member
 
Vermilye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oswego, New York
Trailer: 2017 Escape 21C, 2018 Ford F150
Posts: 4,540
Quote:
Originally Posted by alanmalk View Post
My 1000 watt sine wave inverter lives in my basement, year after year feeling neglected.

But now I am considering something in the range of 300 watts to power our electric mattress pad in the winter. There will be a tendency to suck down the battery power so that will have to be factored in each night we use it. The portable 150 watt panel aimed at the sun combined with meager output from the roof panel, should be enough to replace the power on a sunny day. Fortunately, the mattress pad duty cycle is fairly low once two warm bodies are snuggled under the down comforter.

--
Alan
Just a suggestion - make sure your new 300 watt inverter is a pure sine wave. Most heating pads/blankets/mattress pads don't get along well with modified sine wave inverters unless they are old enough to have mechanical thermostats...
__________________
Jon Vermilye My Travel Blog
Travel and Photo Web Page ... My Collection of RV Blogs 2018 F150 3.5EB, 2017 21
Vermilye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2018, 04:15 PM   #47
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Southwick, Massachusetts
Trailer: None, sold my 2014 5.0TA
Posts: 7,118
Your probably already aware of it but if not, I tried a MSW inverter on our electric blanket, no go, needed to be a PSW.

Jon beat me to it.
__________________
Happy Motoring
Bob
padlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2018, 04:18 PM   #48
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Olympia wa, Washington
Trailer: 5.0TA 2017
Posts: 2,108
OK now you have me looking at hand coffee mills on Amazon ! Amazon should pay for this forum- i spend a lot of money on Amazon based on reading this forum!
Fox hunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2018, 04:22 PM   #49
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central, Pennsylvania
Trailer: Escape#4, 2019 Escape21 DejaView pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 23,778
Just a heads up for Amazon, you can designate a charity if your use their smile function....a % of the proceeds goes to your charity of choice.
__________________
Jim
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals....
Goethe
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2018, 06:49 PM   #50
Site Team
 
John in Santa Cruz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Mid Left Coast, California
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21
Posts: 2,790
btw, re that Handground hand grinder... its much easier to grind dark roasts, but I prefer light to medium roasts, generally single origin arabicas such as Tanzania peaberry, Kenya AA, Ethiopian Harrar
John in Santa Cruz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2018, 07:29 PM   #51
Tin
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: NA, Arizona
Trailer: 2017 5.0TA
Posts: 531
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpaharley2008 View Post
Ironically, that tv is probably DC powered, so you are converting DC to AC back to DC.....another reason to purchase a 12v tv...
Ahh come on Jim, your no fun! Ironically, like propane tanks, you do know their removable and can be refilled? .....not another reason to purchase a new trailer.
Tin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2018, 07:33 PM   #52
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 15,070
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpaharley2008 View Post
Ironically, that tv is probably DC powered, so you are converting DC to AC back to DC.....another reason to purchase a 12v tv...
But when you have ample solar charging that is no longer an issue. Then you can buy any TV you like.
__________________

__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×