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RE: 12 volt blanket?

Supposedly it run for 8 hours on low using a 10000 amp bank. I think you're missing a decimal point. Yep - missing an m. Should be 10000mah. Good info everyone. Thanks for your advice.
mtnbbud 11/14/20 11:15am General RVing Issues
RE: 12 volt blanket?

Thanks for all the replies. Even if my wife doesn't use it much, it could be a fun gift for her. (I have a tough time finding fun Christmas presents for her.) If I got one with a automatic shut off, we shouldn't need to worry about running down the battery too much. I do have a small 400 watt inverter I could plug into the outlet I added to my trailer. I included a 15 amp fuse in my wiring, but the wiring I used was a bit thin as I only put it in to charge phones and tablets. Do you guys think a 120 volt AC blanket would draw too many amps? Would I need to replace the wiring on my DC plug to something thicker? I'm thinking a blanket as she could wrap it around her as she's reading or lounging as much as for sleeping. She's a little more cold blooded than me and we've been avoiding using our furnace as it needs to be replaced. (I have a Little Buddy Heater I use to taker the chill off before turning in or when waking up.) Along with the typical 12 volt blankets, I've found there's a new one out there that's being marketed for backpacking that will run off a portable power pack or USB. Supposedly it run for 8 hours on low using a 10000 amp bank. I can't imagine it getting very warm, but the ability to pack it along when away from the RV is pretty neat. It's too new to have any reviews yet though...
mtnbbud 11/13/20 06:33pm General RVing Issues
12 volt blanket?

I'm thinking about buying a 12 volt heated blanket as a Christmas present for my wife for our camping trailer. I have two 6 volt Trojan T105 batteries. 225ah. Most 12v blankets claim they draw something from 4.5 to 6.5 amps. Some turn off after 30, 45, or 60 minutes. Some stay on until you turn them off. Some have different heat settings. Does anyone have experience using a 12v heated blanket? I think my wife would enjoy using it if it works well enough. Would I risk drawing down my battery too low when dry camping for 3 or so days? (We're pretty frugal with our battery since we don't have a generator or solar) Anyone else using one? Any positive or negative experiences? Brand recommendations?
mtnbbud 11/13/20 08:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Is there a brass replacement for the Camco drain valve?

I have seen them, though not lately. You can just spray paint the plastic one and it will last forever, same with most plastic items. Thanks Chris! I've never thought of painting it. I'd hate to have it fail in the middle of nowhere...
mtnbbud 08/05/20 11:27am Tech Issues
Is there a brass replacement for the Camco drain valve?

My trailer is stored outside and I've had to replace my Camco drain valve approximately every 5 years or so. I'd assume the plastic degrades due to UV damage? Is there a brass valve out there so I won't have to replace the valve every 5 years? (I've already replaced all my plastic roof vents with aluminum vents so I no longer have to deal with my roof vents disintegrating)
mtnbbud 08/04/20 11:53am Tech Issues
RE: Water freeze risk?

[email protected] Thst exactly what I am thinking. I just want to be sure. I also figure there won't be any water in the lines until I run the pump and I'd assume water freezing in the lines would be my biggest worry. I'd expect even if a little water freexes in the tank, it have to freeze fairly solid to damage the tank?
mtnbbud 03/13/20 09:33am General RVing Issues
Water freeze risk?

I am thinking of filling my water tank on my 1989 Terry Resort though I probably won't end up camping for a few weeks. I had winterized the trailer so all the lines are currently clear. The low temps in my area for the next four days are 32, 29, 29, then 36. Would I risk damage by freezing water, or would the likelihood of such a large volume of water freezing at that temperature be unlikely? I figure at 32 degrees, I'd be fine if I was camping. I'm not sure though if the trailer isn't being used.
mtnbbud 03/13/20 08:54am General RVing Issues
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