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Old 03-05-2011, 10:00 AM   #11
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:19 AM   #12
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You have certainly answered my question. I'm going to pick up my camper this Wednesday in Ohio. For that trip I'm going to pick up a 400 amp inverter to plug into the cigarette lighter. For the longer term I'm going to look into a 1500 amp inverter that I would wire to my battery in the RV. Thanks so much for your help.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:51 AM   #13
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Totally not true; but thanks for the thought. There are many awesome contributors here. Most FAR more knowledgeable than me. I just have "availability" since I have no other life.

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Old 03-05-2011, 11:01 AM   #14
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I use the Sears Die Hard 1150 booster/power pack. It has 12v and 120 volt outlets, keeps our laptops and cell phones fully charged, and has battery booster in case your truck battery goes dead.
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:19 PM   #15
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you could simply buy the dc chargers for each. there is (guess they still do it) have a dc outlet by the tv. why waste the energy up converting to ac then down converting to dc? the computer, u may have to. my laptop power supply is capable of ~80 watts out (19 V and 4.3 A). i have a 17" screen. the one from a few yrs ago required much more (abt 2X+) and a 15" screen

carrying water, i'll give u a left field answer that actually happened to me. i always ran dry or near dry. one day i pulled into a full hook up rv park in Nebraska (there were aliens on the water tower...should have tipped me off) and they lost the water well abt an hr later. i carry abt 10 or so gal of water now. i use it more to flush the toilet while on the road.
the weight consideration, if ur close to a limit, is a valid one. don't ever believe u will see it on ur gas millage.
as already stated, watts=volts X amps. that balance will exist on each side of the inverter. you will also get a small loss that will be consumed by the inverter.
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I'll look for that DC outlet when I pick it up. Does it look like a cigarette lighter outlet?
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I'll look for that DC outlet when I pick it up. Does it look like a cigarette lighter outlet?

Yes it does, ours is located next to the queen bed in front (passenger side), kind of hard to see unless you bend down to look under the shirt closet
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the only one that i have is part of the tv ant outlet.
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They like to hide these things don't they. I can't wait to see if I can find my water filter.
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