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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 21-07-2014, 13:10
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alternatively, tell your missus to get her hair cut short - no need for a hairdryer then.....

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ok are these 12 volt dryers any good ?
if there cheap enough I might treat Mrs T to one,
other wise the window option is looking good,
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Liz has long blonde hair to the middle of her back, the 12v dryer was only a cheapy with a folding handle, it worked fine, but I told her it could only be used while we are driving to keep the LBs full which is of course true as they do use a fair bit of power.

We had this one, I only used it for my arm pit hair
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We use the genny for the hair dryer and the coffee machine. As we often travel in winter , hair needs drying !
Ours is built in though, so I only press a button under the sink. Not sure if it would be that convenient if I had to go outside to start it up etc.
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Bought a generator over 15 years ago specifically for winter use. I dig it out just before Christmas every year and run it up to make sure that it still starts. Take it with us for 5 night New Year rally and have never yet had to connect it to the van to charge the battery.
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hairdryer

wifey had a 12 volt hairdryer.

She used it in the loo of the m/h for about 5 seconds. It blew a fuse including the loo light so I decided to investigate by searching the fusebox (in a box outside the motorhome) at night. A minute later we had no power at all, the water pump was dumping it's contents all over the floor and my torch battery failed

so would I recommend a 12 volt hairdryer????
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Only to be used in a high amperage socket, it uses lots of juice, maybe where it was plugged in was unsuitable.

There is a 180 amp ciggy socket on our dash, it is the only place to plug it in.

I don't think a bathroom is a sensible place for a 12v socket, too moist, it'd end up all rusty and could possibly cause a short if moisture connected the terminals.
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Googled the hairdryer, if I have some pocket money left over this week I think I will treat Mrs T to one, don't want her to think I have gone soft though,
Will tell her you guys advised it
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Steady lad, Steady, thoughts like that could bring down the government.
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We bought an 800W and a 2.2kVA genny, both never used except for the tiddler which we ran and the fuel tap leaked, twice, so they both sit in the workshop along with other unused devices.

Rita has longish fine hair, but she combs it out after towelling and lets it dry naturally. Winter is not when we are travelling so not a problem.

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