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Old 08-20-2020, 12:32 AM   #41
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Wow. Slight modification and you got a small still! Just call it Irish coffee.


My dad used to make coffee by boiling water in a pot, dumping the grinds in, stir for five seconds, and poor through a filter.
Made coffee ALMOST that way in the military at times. Almost as no filters so you would take a swig, chew and swallow. The preferred way was to find the guy with the cleanest shirt and cut a piece to filter. Should say least filthy shirt. Not a T-shirt as after the TP in the C-rats was gone T-shirt became TP.
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Old 08-20-2020, 02:11 AM   #42
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So after all that, YES, there is power inside. One plug in the front berth for the TV...guess I missed that one, and one inside the cabinet above the couch for the DVD player/HDMI wireless device. So it can be done inside as advised, but sure would have been nice to have one on the kitchen counter. Going to see where they run and if I can swap wires from the one in the cabinet to the one under the kitchen cabinet.


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Old 08-20-2020, 02:52 AM   #43
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Made coffee ALMOST that way in the military at times. Almost as no filters so you would take a swig, chew and swallow. The preferred way was to find the guy with the cleanest shirt and cut a piece to filter. Should say least filthy shirt. Not a T-shirt as after the TP in the C-rats was gone T-shirt became TP.
Gee... You guys had flavored coffees back then.
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Old 08-20-2020, 03:14 AM   #44
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No problem dropping a K cup in the 5er connected or not. Found the best coffee ever at Black Rifle Coffee Company.
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Old 08-20-2020, 03:41 AM   #45
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Old 08-20-2020, 07:56 AM   #46
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Being the the inverter is supposedly 1800 watts, it "should" be able to run a coffee maker while boondocking yes? Seems the only things on said inverter are the refrigerator, lights, water pump, heater, and outside TV, but no inside TV's or any plug in the kitchen...weird
Amp management in an RV is critical. Many things run on 120 that you may forget about. If your running the A/C you can usually run only one other high draw appliance. Think hairdryers, the electric water heater always gets me, toaster, fridge is a very low amp but does use some! If you use a lot of 120 things in your coach it can add up fast. I bought a voltage reader that plugs into the recepticale and you plug a toaster or coffee maker in and it tells you what the amp draw is. May be good to make a list what they all need for power...Bob Trice
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Old 08-20-2020, 11:58 AM   #47
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No problem dropping a K cup in the 5er connected or not. Found the best coffee ever at Black Rifle Coffee Company.
+1 for Black Rifle coffee.
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Old 08-20-2020, 07:43 PM   #48
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I, also, tried making coffee with our electric coffee maker using our onboard inverter. Nope.

Long about then we got a Keurig for the house. OMG, who knew!!! So THAT's what all the fuss is about. We're ruined for life. No more brewing pots of coffee for us.

So.... we buy a Keurig for the motor home. Tried it on the inverter. Nope. Grrrr.... Remember, we're ruined for life and MUST have our K-cup fresh coffee in the am.

A couple of years ago, I bought one of these gizmos at Costco. It's a Goal Zero, Yeti 1000 Lithium battery with built in inverter, set up to be recharged using solar or 110 house current.

My wife gets the bright idea to plug the Keurig into the 110v receptacle on the front of the Goal Zero. EUREKA!! That thing loses all of 2% of available power to brew a cup of Starbucks finest dark roast in complete silence, and without touching the house battery storage.

This Yeti thing probably saved my marriage... just say'n

Excuse me.... I'm going to go brew another cup of coffee now....
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Old 08-20-2020, 07:53 PM   #49
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Do you have a link to here we can get one of those Yeti batteries? They sound pretty dang neat!
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Old 08-20-2020, 07:57 PM   #50
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link to Yeti battery:

https://www.goalzero.com/shop/power-...power-station/

This model is no longer available, but I wanted to show the actual model I use.

Newer models have the same features.

We like the bank of ISB receptacles to charge all of our phones, camera, etc.

When we're traveling, we turn on the inverter, plug the Yeti into one of the hot 110 receptacles so it's 100% when we get where we're going. Then we plug it into the solar panels.

It's made boondocking quite civilized. My wife can plug in her hair dryer and curling irons using only the Yeti no problem.
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Old 08-20-2020, 08:13 PM   #51
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Old 08-21-2020, 04:54 PM   #52
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Done it for years

The 23U didn’t come with an inverter, and I added a $40 Candy Store (Harbor Freight Tools) 750 watt inverter and connected it directly to the two FLA house batteries (200 Ah total or about 100 Ah usable) with an 80A fusible link on the positive post. I have a five-cup coffee maker (Wal-Mart) that draws 600 watts. The draw from the batteries is 60 amps for 10 minutes, or so. That, and managing the 12VDC budget, gets us 2-3 days before charging is required. The inverter is wired in-circuit with negligible parasitic draw, as long as, I REMEMBER to switch it off after use.
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Old 08-22-2020, 12:25 PM   #53
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Get a stove top percolator from a local Army - Navy Surplus store or camping store.
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Old 08-22-2020, 02:17 PM   #54
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Get a stove top percolator from a local Army - Navy Surplus store or camping store.
Well... we are supposed to be camping: right?
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Old 08-22-2020, 04:22 PM   #55
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Get a stove top percolator from a local Army - Navy Surplus store or camping store.
That doesn't work when you only have an induction cook top. I guess I could go outside and use the Blackstone.
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Old 08-22-2020, 06:41 PM   #56
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Old 08-25-2020, 06:35 PM   #57
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That's what I have now...Old fashioned stove top stainless steel perculator. If I turn on the inverter to have power to the fridge and overcab TV, my 2 house batteries are run down in about 10 minutes unless I start the engine. Batteries are brand new also, so I just use the propane stove and the perculator.
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Old 08-25-2020, 06:55 PM   #58
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... sure would have been nice to have one on the kitchen counter. Going to see where they run and if I can swap wires from the one in the cabinet to the one under the kitchen cabinet.


Thanks for the advice and banter all
Post #144 in the thread in my signature below.

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Post 145 is a follow up and more detailed.
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Old 08-25-2020, 07:31 PM   #59
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That's what I have now...Old fashioned stove top stainless steel perculator. If I turn on the inverter to have power to the fridge and overcab TV, my 2 house batteries are run down in about 10 minutes unless I start the engine. Batteries are brand new also, so I just use the propane stove and the perculator.


You've got something else going on. I can run a residential fridge and a college dorm fridge in the outdoor kitchen all night long on my inverter and have no issues. That is also while charging a couple iPhones overnight as well.

I have four 6V batteries but I have them connected with a Disconnect Switch so I can switch between the two banks, have both banks connected or disconnect them all. I was boondocking last week for one night and had the original two 6v house batteries running the two fridges overnight without a problem. The coach was built in April 2019 so the batteries are ~18 months old.

Your batteries should not be dying in 10 minutes being on the Inverter running a fridge and a TV. You could have a loose cable / bad connection or the cable run between the Inverter and the batteries is too long / the wiring is not the right gauge and causing a large voltage drop.
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Old 08-25-2020, 08:25 PM   #60
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Agree with Judge, we have 4 T105 AGM's which I added to be able to make coffee after an overnight with everything on
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