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Old 05-22-2003, 07:34 AM   #15
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Thanks Raymond, I'll try to remember. a few hours are okay, but over night is a no no. maybe if I take the jumpit with me, just in case, I'll try it. :lol
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Old 05-22-2003, 12:01 PM   #16
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* * * * * * Thanks Raymond, I'll try to remember. *a few hours are okay, but over night is a no no. *maybe if I take the jumpit with me, just in case, I'll try it. :lol
I would like you give feedback on your experience when it's done
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Old 05-22-2003, 12:51 PM   #17
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Janifer - revise your "a few hours" to "an hour or so". The manual on mine recommends not running it for more than an hour without the engine running.
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Old 05-22-2003, 01:27 PM   #18
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revise your "a few hours" to "an hour or so". Good idea. I tried to figure out how long I could just sit with car off and still get the car started. in my house a few means 2 to three. It could be 5 or 6 to some. so one hr huh? that's pretty close when I'm really shopping it could be two hrs easy. :wak
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Old 05-22-2003, 01:44 PM   #19
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They have a gadget that shuts the Koolatron off before it drains your battery too much to start the vehicle. I think you plug it in then the Koolatron into it??? Not sure though as we don't have one but a friend does.

Ours has been plugged in for 2-3 hours many times with no problems. Now that I've said that, the next time it will kill the battery.

Has anyone seen one of these three-way coolers. Looks like a good idea, not very big though.

http://www.campingworld.com/browse/skus/in...c=SRCH&tcode=37

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Old 05-22-2003, 04:22 PM   #20
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Nanct, do you think it uses those little tanks that attach direct? I'm not sure I would like the opeining on top, but I think they cool better. at least in home freezers, chest are suppose to. and it's on sale :)

was on sale.:(
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Old 05-22-2003, 05:50 PM   #21
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Read the review on it. The person said he went through two of the small canisters in a week depending on how low you set it. Sounds good to me. I would love to see one but they don't have them up here.
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Old 05-22-2003, 06:13 PM   #22
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Nancy; I checked one of those little jobs from camping world over pretty close last year when I was in Michigan. They look like they'd be the real deal. Yes they take the little green cylinders, and they can be adapted to a large tank with a longer hose.I wish I would have had the money when I was there last year to pick one up.
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Old 05-22-2003, 08:44 PM   #23
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12 Volt Appliances

Someone on the Casita Club site posted the following link for 12 Volt appliances. They have all kinds of stuff

http://safetruckers.com/page24v.htmlhttp:/...om/page24v.html

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Old 05-22-2003, 09:17 PM   #24
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I took a Roadpro 5-cup coffee maker to Alaska last year. It took forever to make a pot and it was never hot enough. I ended up making coffee on the camp stove the old-fashioned way. Save your money on this one.

The Truck Air 275 12 volt air compressor that I got from Auto Barn, saved a long walk several times while driving on the gravel roads in the Yukon, but the lighter socket could not take the heat. I put clamps on the wires so that it could be hooked directly to my truck battery.
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Old 05-22-2003, 11:24 PM   #25
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speaking sockets :) I have a 12v impact wrench that works sooo good at getting those flats changed.
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Old 05-23-2003, 07:29 AM   #26
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Hi Joe
They've been out for a few years as I noticed they been in the last two Camping World catalogues. Soon they should be coming to Canada and hopefully at a reasonable price.
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Old 05-23-2003, 10:08 AM   #27
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Wow!

I had no idea you could get a 12v electric blanket (see the safetrucker URL posted earlier). With a good strong system (and hundreds of extra pounds) you could have almost anything on the road. Can't say I'd use one, but it is good to know htey exist if I ever have the need!

So, it sounds like the upshot here is to be very careful about using the car battery and wiring, most 12v appliances are more of a pain than anything, but there are a few that are worth their weight in gold. A compressor and an impact wrench sound pretty darn useful.
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Old 05-23-2003, 01:41 PM   #28
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Oh, yeh - I love my 12V impact wrench. It's a real back saver. I've only used it a couple times (got it on sale for $19.99 from Harbor Freight), but it's super for busting those bolts loose. It doesn't work like a standard air impact wrench, with the rat-a-tat-tat impact. The motor spins up with a whine and then WHAM! it gives one mighty hit, and it's loose! With it, I know my wife can change a flat if she's ever in a position to need to, and I can do it without breaking a sweat.
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