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Old 10-26-2010, 12:19 PM   #1
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Re: What will i need to bring in my camper bus

Most items that produce substantial heat or cold will draw too much power to be run on batteries. You will certainly need a generator for the AC and probably the heat and blow dryer too unless you only plan to use these when plugged in to shore power.

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Old 10-26-2010, 10:39 PM   #2
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Re: What will i need to bring in my camper bus

I wouldn't bother with the fridge-I've gone 4 or 5 days using coolers. A good modern Coleman cooler keeps ice for a long time. And no power drain.
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:43 AM   #3
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Re: What will i need to bring in my camper bus

It's easier to plan for a bigger load than to not plan for it and find that you need it!

We have discovered that we need to plan to be able to run a commercial pour over coffeemaker in the bus. Its a 110VAC unit but the heating element flat sucks the power. I will have to be able to make coffee by the liter! I now have a nice collection of 3 liter airpots! I don't drink it, but the auction folks do like to buy coffee on a cold morning!
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