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Old 06-13-2015, 02:43 PM   #15
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Think twice about taping a light fixture wire. I suspect the wire is way way too small

and ifa fuse does not blow the wire might melt.
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Old 06-13-2015, 02:45 PM   #16
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MicroFiber towels

Better trick - I got a bunch of blue microfiber towels for all sorts of Airstream cleaning, then one day the power went out during a bad storm just as I was getting out of the shower with my hair soaked.

I toweled off but my hair stayed damp, so I grabbed a clean microfiber work towel, and patted my head. The thing just sucked moisture out of my hair - so then I took two and sewed them together so I could wrap my hair as I get out of the shower every day. By the time I dry off and get into clothing my hair is almost totally dry. With a round brush and an endless breeze fan I can style my hair just like it's under a dryer - and I don't heat up the Airstream or fight with the air conditioner for voltage. AND I'm ready to go a lot faster. I do have short hair with fine texture, but I showed this trick to a Cherokee friend of mine who has a horse's mane - long heavy thick hair. She has to comb it out, then wrap it, then remove the damp towels and wrap it again with dry ones - but she used to spend an hour or more with a blow dryer and now it's five minutes to touch up.

Your hair will LOVE not being fried with a dryer, too.

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Old 06-13-2015, 03:11 PM   #17
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Thanks for all the comments here guys, especially the funny ones. I do intend to purchase a Honda 2000i maybe even two depending on need. I'll definately need at least one to charge my batteries when not in use. Regarding the hairdryer, we don't do a lot of boon docking except that quick overnight stop on the road so the Honda(s) with do the job for all needs.
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Old 06-13-2015, 04:09 PM   #18
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My wife has tried several 12v hair dryers. None were adequate. I wouldn't worry about this issue as 12v just doesn't appear up to the task.
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[QUOTE=Nomad518;1636402]To solve her problem, I bought a 1000 watt Honda generator. It did a good job of keeping our battery charged when dry camping and provided the power she needed to run her hair dryer on the cold setting. But, that was still not a good solution for her. So, I upgraded to two 2000 watt Honda generators so that we can run our AC when dry camping. And now, she is able to run her blow dryer on the low heat setting with one of the generators running.[QUOTE]

A mere $2,000 for two Honda EU2000i generators. Apparently, we all need them anyway for boondocking unless we have lots of solar panels, lots of storage batteries, and lots of sunlight. But, at least they are pretty quiet. I listened today to three of them running together at a food concession truck at the Kennebunkport Festival and was pleased that even three made pretty low noise and no noticeable smell.
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I have seen 12 volt hair dryers for sale at the bigger truck stop stores , some times they have 12 volt appliances you don't see other places.
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Think twice about taping a light fixture wire. I suspect the wire is way way too small and if a fuse does not blow the wire might melt.
True, if one taps into the light fixture wire.

In an earlier post I was describing how I tapped into the circuit wire leading to the light fixture. The light fixture wires connects to the circuit wire using wire nuts. You want to add your 12V outlet at this point, possibly using a one size larger wire nut to accommodate the additional wire. The actual circuit wire is 14 gauge and is protected by a 15A fuse, which meets code for that size wire.


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PROBLEM SOLVED: While asleep last night I shave her head!
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Then this morning my wife asked me a very simple question, "does our Airstream have a 12v plug for my hairdryer when we're not hooked up".
Not unless you have the 2000 watt inverter as most are 1000-1600 watts. The 1000 watt is usually 900 watts ongoing power supply BUT as others stated, there is always a generator to get later that will do that and the AC!
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PROBLEM SOLVED: While asleep last night I shave her head!
Did you miss my previous post..."Happy wife. Happy life."

It's been nice getting to know you on these forums. Sad to see you go.
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