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Old 06-13-2013, 03:36 PM   #1
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Dead wall outlets

Can anybody tell the reason for having the wall outlets not work with battery power only on? I mean how can I watch Opra when boondocking Pff
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:37 PM   #2
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The wall outlets are 120v. Batteries are 12v.

You MAY have an optional inverter that provides AC power to some outlets when running on battery power, but it's only recently become a common thing.
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you should have 2 kinds of wall outlets. Those that look like the ones in your house. These are 120v and will only have power when the trailer is plugged in ( that is unless you have an inverter as mentioned above). You should also find a few, 2 or 3, round plug outlets. These are 12v and should be powered all the time. That is as long as you have battery power OR are plugged in. These are like the lighter plug in your car and will take a plug of that type. Useful for cell phone chargers or a 12v television.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:16 PM   #5
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Well I can forfeit Opra, but I'll get pretty cranky if I am not able to get my coffee pot a brewing. I do imagine that I will need to get a gas generator, and plug in. Then I will have outlets working, right?
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Well I can forfeit Opra, but I'll get pretty cranky if I am not able to get my coffee pot a brewing. I do imagine that I will need to get a gas generator, and plug in. Then I will have outlets working, right?
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However you can you must PLUG it in to power those 120v outlets. If you're out in the boonies roughing it a generator will do the trick. If your travels have you in places cool enough there are some smaller generators out there that will do the trick nicely. If you plan to be places hot enough to want AC your choices are reduced to the larger ones capable of enough power for the AC units. We've managed 4 days with careful usage on our batteries. No AC and No heat though.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:26 PM   #8
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Mgap - your profile doesn't say what year/kind of trailer you have. In my 2012 Flying Cloud there are a few outlets with blue labels on them. They look like regular household plugs but are meant for your flat screens so long as your inverter is on. In my trailer, that's done with a push button under the tank meters near the kitchen sink.

Good luck!
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Ok, so I have a 2004 Safari 25'. As far as I can tell I don't have any 12v outlets or inverter. This week I did get 2 new batteries, the 2 that came with it we all but completely dead.
If I buy the 12v coffee maker it looks like I will need to brew in my truck cab.
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Boil water on the stove and use a Melitta coffee maker.

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Ok, so I have a 2004 Safari 25'. As far as I can tell I don't have any 12v outlets or inverter. This week I did get 2 new batteries, the 2 that came with it we all but completely dead.
If I buy the 12v coffee maker it looks like I will need to brew in my truck cab.
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Ok, so I have a 2004 Safari 25'. As far as I can tell I don't have any 12v outlets or inverter. This week I did get 2 new batteries, the 2 that came with it we all but completely dead.
If I buy the 12v coffee maker it looks like I will need to brew in my truck cab.
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Hang in there now. Do you have a user manual?

If not, do any of your wall outlets have a small blue label on them? Especially near your television(s)?
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When we don't have a power hook up I have a back up solution going back to our backpacking set up and use a long time invention dating back centuries with our modern manual version being a percolator on the gas stove-works great although we do have to carry two different grinds-the price we pay
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Hang in there now. Do you have a user manual?
Right, "Stay Calm and Carry On" Thanks for all the input. My wife bought a french press coffee maker, we will see how it works out, no electricity needed.
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Use a Melita #6 cone filter. Get the one with the long neck, and you can make coffee directly into a Stanley thermos. No messy French press to clean.

Edit: just saw Bill's post. Same idea...
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