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Old 03-26-2010, 04:42 PM   #1
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Hair drying without generator?

Although we have a Honda 2000 genset, we're always happy to avoid its use unless absolutely necessary. One recent measure we've taken is substituting LED's for some of the interior factory incandescent bulbs. My wife would like suggestions for doing without a 120-volt hair dryer (which needs a generator, at 1700-1800 watts). She's experimenting with rollers, but would prefer a battery-powered, or rechargeable low-power dryer. We tried the old Camping World 12-volt dryer, but it was totally unimpressive in power. Anyone have an approach to this that doesn't require a generator?
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:54 PM   #2
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... Anyone have an approach to this that doesn't require a generator?
yes

i installed a 3rd fantastic fan IN the lav/shower hole to replace that wimpy little oem ventline brand fan...

and the 3rd fan has an IN or OUT button for air flow.

on the high speed (3) with other vents open and directed INWARD...

the air flow is strong enough to dry hair AND body parts...

it's like standing under a GIANT blow dryer (only 12v)...

and my hair is WAY longer than your spouses.

so hold on when using it!

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Old 03-26-2010, 05:00 PM   #3
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There are several camping (12 volt) hair dryers on the market,
Hair Dryer, 12 Volt, by PowerHunt - Coffee212.com
This one is rated at 30 amps which is a very large pull. Use it long enough and you will need to fire up the generator to recharge the battery.
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:24 PM   #4
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This is going to sound really crazy, but in my experience most people who obsess over getting their hair dry do so because they have a treatable scalp condition that causes dandruff and is exacerbated by moisture. Some modern anti-dandruff shampoo, e.g. Nizoral, can make a big difference, even if only used once every few weeks. Often, after people use Nizoral a few times, they find they don't have to wash their hair nearly as often, either.

There are butane curling irons but I'm not aware of any blow-dryers that run on anything other than electricity. Even the good 12 volt ones are lame, so choices are the generator or a big inverter.
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yes

i installed a 3rd fantastic fan IN the lav/shower hole to replace that wimpy little oem ventline brand fan...

and the 3rd fan has an IN or OUT button for air flow.

on the high speed (3) with other vents open and directed INWARD...

the air flow is strong enough to dry hair AND body parts...

it's like standing under a GIANT blow dryer (only 12v)...

and my hair is WAY longer than your spouses.

so hold on when using it!

cheers
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...treatable scalp condition...
DUDE r u saying i got dandruff?

no way buster.

athletes feet mehbe, but my scalp is perfect...

and so are the fleas

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Old 03-26-2010, 07:22 PM   #8
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More suggestions: shave her head, put her out in the sun, start driving with her head out the window, give her a few shots of Everclear and she won't care, spend all your time in the Mojave Desert where it's so dry her hair won't stay wet long.

I've tried all these suggestions with my wife and she hasn't found them helpful. I don't know why.

She has a 12 v. dryer that is near useless and sucks a lot of power. It also finds ways to catch her hair in it, so it's a wonderful example of a totally awful product.

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Old 03-26-2010, 08:19 PM   #9
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Stop washing your hair? And showering? No - wait.... That's the Boy Scout method. Now before anyone gets on my case, I was a Cubmaster for 11 years, and picked up the Boy Scout Troop my son's joined several times after a week at Scout Camp. Oderous desn't begin to tell the story...

Seriously, when we don't have shore power, Kay lets her hair air dry, then uses her butane curling iron. That works quite well.

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Seriously, when we don't have shore power, Kay lets her hair air dry, then uses her butane curling iron. That works quite well.

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So far we have only camped with shore power. But plan our 1st boondocking trip in April. Don't need to do anything special with my hair, since we will not be going anywhere except the river to fish. But I do air dry my hair a lot and I do have a butane curling iron packed in the trailer.
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Hi, shower and wash hair first thing in the morning, towel dry, cook breakfast, eat breakfast, drink two cups of coffee, wash dishes, and if your hair isn't dry by then, stand outside for a while. [works for me] My wife brings a dryer from home, but we seldom use it. [and that is with full hook-ups]
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Drying my hair is how 2air and my husband talked me into letting him get a generator. Baseball caps or berets are good for bad hair days.
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Hairy animals and birds roll in sand for clothes dry cleaning.
Us bald guys have a hard time understanding the holding power of water by hair. My DW had long hair when we were almost fulltime boaters and decided to cut it shorter when HER hair stopped a bilge pump. She also made an effort to go to the aft end of the cockpit to brush, letting the wind take away to falling hair.
Solution could be cutting hair as short as yours, or fire up the generator whenever needed, as it needs to be run on a regular basis to keep it operational.
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