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Old 02-23-2013, 07:53 PM   #15
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We all take calculated risks every day, at home or on the road, balancing risk against benefit - that's life.
Calculating risk is a part of everyday life, to be certain.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:24 PM   #16
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Keep the beer cold at all cost :-)
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:39 PM   #17
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Buy an electric blanket they do come in 12volt.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:22 AM   #18
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As a safety measure part of our hitch up sequence is to turn off the propane. Though system failures are rare this simply eliminates the possibility of a failure like Jack's.
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Buy an electric blanket they do come in 12volt.
Now that's a legitimate solution, 12v heat to the bed while driving to keep the mattress foam warm. But instead of an electric blanket, I'd suggest an electric mattress pad from ElectroWarmth. I grew up with a 115v version on my bed, my parents used 'em for years on all the beds (6 kids). My trailer has a 12v outlet right by the bed, so I bought one too in 12v.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:20 PM   #20
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We just cozy up in as many blankets and duvets as req'd to keep warm. I much prefer snuggling to draining my battery.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:25 PM   #21
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We just cozy up in as many blankets and duvets as req'd to keep warm. I much prefer snuggling to draining my battery.
Agreed Jim... whats the battery draw on the 12volt electric blanket?


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Old 03-03-2013, 06:29 PM   #22
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We have a three way fridge and a propane furnace. The propane is turned off while driving, never had the fridge start to really thaw things out.

We enjoy the flexibilty of adding propane to the possibilties, though rarely find it cold enough to need the furnace. Sure is a good thing to have on those particularly cold occasions though.

I've never actually slept in a bed with an electric blanket so didn't think to add one to our packing list.
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Agreed Jim... whats the battery draw on the 12volt electric blanket?


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One Amazon review said 4 amps.
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Battery Draw on a IKEA #5 warmth quilt inside an IKEA Duvet = 0.0000 amps @ 12 VDC. Warmth under said pile at 22 degrees inside the trailer = Toasty
Total cost: $12 in the IKEA "As Is" room..... Including matching pillow cases.....
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Battery Draw on a IKEA #5 warmth quilt inside an IKEA Duvet = 0.0000 amps @ 12 VDC. Warmth under said pile at 22 degrees inside the trailer = Toasty
Bob, maybe you could harness some of this heat, and use it to actually charge the battery.
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