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Old 11-21-2010, 05:49 AM   #15
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Try a french press. I have used one camping and in the Airstream and it makes wonderful coffee(if you put good coffee in it). Just boil water. Only downside I have ever found it that it takes a few minutes to clean it up.
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:57 AM   #16
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Try a french press. I have used one camping and in the Airstream and it makes wonderful coffee(if you put good coffee in it). Just boil water. Only downside I have ever found it that it takes a few minutes to clean it up.
Us too, we've been using a French Press for several years now. Sure beats percolator coffee.
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:58 AM   #17
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What exactly does the built-in inverters power in the newer trailers (2006)?
had heard that the Sony TVs were 12 V but mine plugged into a 110v outlet
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:45 AM   #18
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One solution used by many truckers is to buy a 12V coffee maker - though I know it doesn't help you in your current situation. A stop at the next Flyin' J truck stop will yield some possibilities and if you have time you can do even better online. One advantage to doing it this way is that you don't lose the power that goes into heating the inverter - all the power drained from your batteries goes into making the coffee.
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:54 AM   #19
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boiling the water and pouring will make better coffee than the elec. coffee maker. have done it many times because the coffee maker took a c***.
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:28 AM   #20
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Not enough and too many, would be my guess. The inverter seems happy to charge the phones and run small stuff, but the coffee maker switch doesn't light up like it should and after about 15 seconds the inverter stops buzzing. I guess maybe I need a smaller coffee machine....or a pot.
Looks like you answered your own question here.

Unless you have a 2000 watt inverter, you will have problems perking a 10-12 cup coffee pot. Battery capacity is then the next limiting factor.

The gas is you only solution. You just have to get up a little earlier. Any other options just don't give you fresh perked coffee!

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Old 11-21-2010, 10:33 AM   #21
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I'm the only coffee drinker and have started using a french press.
Heat the water on the stove and in a couple of minutes you have hot coffee.
Found mine on Amazon and another cheaper one at Ikea.
I discovered that the large "6 cup" size is 2 cups by my standards.
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:34 AM   #22
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I have been using the Aero Press for over a year and love it.

Cleans up with less water than a French Press
and just as fast.

You'll thank me

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Old 11-21-2010, 10:38 AM   #23
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And don't forget to sprinkle a little cinnamon on top of the coffee grounds before pouring the hot water through.

Once it's finished, simply add Bailey's (a lot!) and it should be ready to drink...
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:48 AM   #24
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I have been using the Aero Press for over a year and love it.

Cleans up with less water than a French Press
and just as fast.

You'll thank me

Thanks Artstream! I just ordered one off of Amazon for $28.90 with free two day shipping, and it came with 350 extra filters (also free!)... We will use this in our Airstream, as well as our cabin an our boat.

GREAT idea!
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I have been using the Aero Press for over a year and love it.

Cleans up with less water than a French Press
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You'll thank me

Always something new!!!

This looks interesting. I am going to look for one. Should be better when running/drinking solo than making a pot and drinking old coffee.
Thanks for the info.
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What exactly does the built-in inverters power in the newer trailers (2006)?
had heard that the Sony TVs were 12 V but mine plugged into a 110v outlet
I believe the 110 cord to the TV leads to a transformer to reduce the volts...
We can run our TV from the factory inverter...or 110 when on shore power... The inverter will power items that don't draw too much and are plugged into the inverter outlets in our rig.
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:35 AM   #27
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Check out the Bodum stainless steel, French press: Amazon.com: Bodum 1308-16 Columbia 8-Cup Stainless-Steel Thermal Press Pot: Kitchen & Dining

You can search for a better price, then just pick the size that works for you. We have been using one of these for several years, and they make great coffee.
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Don't mean to take this off topic but I have an old stovetop perculator - school me on how do you actually cook the coffee with a perculator?
We got rid of our automatic drip for a regular electric perculator a few years ago but I would like to know how to use the backup stovetop just in case.
Do you just boil the water for awhile?
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