Planning first boondock trip

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  1. Arlyn Aronson

    Arlyn Aronson Well-Known Member

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    OK I must ask, whats a "bed heater"? Spouse? Dogs? Do let us know! [LOL]

     
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    You’ll be fine.
     
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    Depends on if girlfriend comes along or generator runs all night.
     
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    Well just read a news report that a bridge on hwy 145 (goes through Sand Hills State Forest) has washed out due to flood waters from Hurricane Florence. There is multiple ways in and out, but going to have to keep watch on the news. Hoping I don't have to change plans.
     
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    can you help me by telling me how, if you can, to charge my popup camper battery. I just bought the same one and would not be at an electric site. I would like to use this generator to charge the battery and am only interested in having lights, a little hot water. Not using air conditioning or fridge. Sure would appreciate. Thanks
     
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    Wondering also, can I plug in the entire camper to this generator with an adapter and maybe be charging the battery this way?
     
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    I have a 2000W Powerhorse generator. If your pup has the capability to charge your battery while hooked up to shore power, you can just plug your camper right into the genny and it will charge the battery while you take advantage of the rest of the power outlets to charge anything else that needs it (cell phones and such).
     
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    That's the answer I was hoping for. I have the proper adapter for this but wouldn't mind knowing what you use. Thanks
     
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    My genny has the 30amp/120volt receptacle so I just needed an RV adapter plug, but you should be able to just use an adapter on your pup's power cord to hook into the 20amp/120 receptacle. See the pic below. The amp/volt plugs are shown in the picture if you aren't sure which is which.

    If you need to use one, make sure you get a heavy duty extension cord. At least a 12 gauge, 10 gauge is best, but expensive.

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    Free tip of the day - Make sure you run your genny down wind of the pup.
     
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