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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 20-11-2005, 20:29 Thread Starter
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Whivh? Hair Dryer for Motorhome

Mrs Woman wants a hair dryer to be always available whilst "on tour", so I guess I need to buy a 12volt.

Anyone any experience of the few 12v hair dryers that seem to be available?
One I've seen quotes a power comsuption of 160watts.

Shirley that can't be enough - even for a mouse's wig?
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Havent seen any 12v hair driers

We have a 1500W (6A) drier from ???????? a high street supermarket

We can run it on 4A without blowing the fuses by keeping the heat/speed down

Its just a matter of searching round and only washing her hair when on hook up
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Now! there's an idea. A retractable high level hose in bathroom connected to blown hot air on board heating sytem with a control valve to direct all air to the retractable hose' built in hair dryer'.
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Hi NormanB, I think 160 watts is about 13 amps, couldn't run that for long or you'd have a flat battery.
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Hi NormanB

You can buy a 12volt hairdryer from accessory dealers one of which is

Link to Road Pro <<<<<<<,click here

BUT...........IMHO do not bother, 12volt hairdryers are about as much use as a chocolate teapot . If you do buy one, maybe out of curiosity, you will find that they come with a fitted cigar lighter plug and they consume 15amps which is just about the limit for the cigar lighter connection After using it about three times you will (if the fuse has stood the strain) have managed to cook the wiring and the connectors of the cigar lighter but not much hairdrying will have been done

The options for hairdrying in the van seem to be:
1. Wait till you are on a hook up and use a low wattage 240 volt dryer
2. Use the campsite dryer...if there is one
3. Park up in a Tescos car park, wash hair, walk to the store washroom and dry hair with the hand dryers
4.Buy a high wattage invertor to power a low wattage 240 volt dryer (many friends have done this it works but expensive)
5. Talk to your wifes hairdresser and get him/her to persuade your wife that a very short cut would suit her ( worked for us )
6. Buy a generator

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Hair dryers

Many thanks for these helpful replies!

I feel I must heed the warning about (160watts) 13A draining the battery quickly and, more importantly, cooking the cigar lighter circuit wiring.

And who needs a chocolate teapot anyway? I love the elegance and ecomony of the Tesco solution! We'll do without a 12v dryer!
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Hey you wont believe how many hairdrivers management can use
220/240 volt variety
12v available most accessory shops
Gas !! yes works of cigarette lighter gas
I kid you not they can be found in our van
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Hi Dodger,

I am not sure what you have in your van ..a gas powered hairdryer...do you mean a Braun Hotbrush? that is the only gas powered one I can think of.

A while back on the old forum discussion took place about develping an attachment that fitted onto an outlet from the blown air, I cannot remember who was doing the experimenting but I think it did not come to anything...BUT if someone could invent a truly portable, maybe gas heated and 12volt powered hairdryer I am sure they would sell. NormanB is not the only motorhomer being pestered to do something about a hairdryer

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I could always lend her one of mine
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Spykal wrote;

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A while back on the old forum discussion took place about develping an attachment that fitted onto an outlet from the blown air, I cannot remember who was doing the experimenting but I think it did not come to anything
Dusted off the archives Mike and heres that 'experiment' that sadly didn't work or chuggalugs and me would be millionaires by now

https://www.motorhomefacts.com/ftopicp-20728-.html#20728

https://www.motorhomefacts.com/ftopic...rderasc-0.html

https://www.motorhomefacts.com/ftopicp-32447-.html#32447

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