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Old 04-20-2011, 07:02 PM   #1
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We are getting ready to pick up a new trailer and keep getting conflicting advice from others that have trailers. For appliances, like hair dryer, coffee pot etc, can we just buy ones like we use in the house and use them in the trailer off the batteries or do we need a generator? We would perfer not to have to buy 12v appliances. The trailer we are getting is a 2011 Jayflight 26RLS. We would like to take it out next weekend for our madien trip and want to head off most issues before we go out. We are headed to a campground that is only 30 miles from the house. There are no services there.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:14 PM   #2
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You will need a generator to run anything that plugs into the standard 110 volt outlets such as coffee pots or hair dryers. The batteries will run the furnace and frig and hot water heater (along with the required gas), water pump, lights. The microwave, A/C also need a generator to run them. -Lee
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:15 PM   #3
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well your house uses 110Volt AC your camper DC 12 volt when not hooked up to 30 amp service...so using your household items like you mentioned would need either a generator or a 110 power source, they make great small quiet gen sets that can provide plenty of power for such things including your fridge..your AC will need proper amperage and 110 to run that....hope this helps some smart guys on here that can explain to you about inverters as well that will run off your batteries ( need at least 2)...and run those things as well and less expensive then a gen set and no noise at all......
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:02 PM   #4
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Yes there is the inverter deal, but then you still need to keep up the battery(s) if your drawing all these amps with hair dryers and coffee pots, so back to a genny to charge the batteries. I think with no genny power conservation would be at a premium, limiting you to what you could use. BTW The frig will work on gas and battery.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:09 PM   #5
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Thanks for the fast replies. Going gen shopping this weekend.
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:19 PM   #6
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Just my opinion DBx2 - but before you run out and buy a generator - take it out and see what you can and can not live without. If you decide to go with a generator, there are a LOT of options (and costs) out there so take a little time to research.

Make sure your 7 pin is providing power to the camper in case you run out of power too early, you can do a little charging from your vehicle.

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Old 04-20-2011, 10:52 PM   #7
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Also you may want to take into consideration that most campgrounds won't let you run a generator due to noise issues. Just my opinion
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:54 PM   #8
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FDSD,

We thought of the noise issue and are going to get one of the quiet models. We went fishing the other day and had to listen to someone's non-quiet gen ruin the peaceful time while fishing. LOL
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Get a solar system + inverter.. yeah it cost more than a generator but it is always QUIET and you never need to buy fuel for it... esp if you camp without hookups much it will pay for itself
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For a visual of wiring diagram, surf:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthread.php?t=2503

I agree with Seann45. re: Connect Power Inverter to the onboard 12V battery. To keep battery "juiced up", connect a Solar Charging system to it. Super quiet system. Especially in parks that ask for "super quiet" campers.

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