12v iron please? Help.

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  1. movan

    movan Funster Life Member

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    Sick of buying 12v stuff that doesn't seem to work but finally bought an air pump that did so hopeful there are some good things out there.

    I can't put it off any longer ................ I need a 12v iron. Can anyone recommend one THAT WORKS .... loads on market but if like my hairdryer can't blow seeds off a dandelion.

    Thank you.
     
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    You are wasting your time as it will EAT your batteries in minutes........... heat = energy = ++++amps. Your better getting an old cast iron one and heating it on the gas and using that.
     
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    I am sure I am not imagining it, but I have a memory of a butane powered iron, works in a similar way to those portable hair thingies that ladies have. Pretty sure a 12v iron would be as much use as a chocolate fire guard. I will do a search.
     
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    Thank you... but don't spend too much time Daniel .. it looks like I am wasting my time doesn't it... So may I apologise to everyone in advance for looking scruffy and unkempt after doing my washing in the mh.. :) :)
     
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    Look for an antique flat iron, heat on the gas ring.. that's what my mum used when we went camping..

    or a Tilley paraffin iron, I have one I bought at a boot sale, but they only have two heats .., hot and blazing hot :LOL:

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    charcoal ones they use in India ..weigh a ton though!:)

    one of our main problems touring is lack 230v for wife's hairdryer...any ideas plse?
     
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    Eddie, I believe that's the main reason people go for a generator :)
     
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    I cannot recommend enough the mod that @Techno100 did ( how to do is on here ) we now can use hairdryer, toaster, hair straighteners etc - plugging into any 230Volt socket on MH via inverter and solar replaces what we take it.
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    really? They sound very popular! and cheaper then a divorce:censored:
     
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    No generator required, if you have enough solar - good inverter - good batteries....... enough said.
     
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    That sounds good. :)
     
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    Put your clothes under the mattress before you go to bed
     
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    movan Funster Life Member

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    Yep do that but it has wooden slats and I look like I've been run over by a tractor.. :(
     
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    Or you could drive over them for a different pattern
     
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    It would appear I am dreaming it, can't find anything about them on the internet!
     
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    This might not be all that helpful but we usually go to a campsite to use washing facilities and do what little ironing we need to do when hooked up . To be honest most of our MH gear does not need ironing and can be worn or hung up straight off the washing line or drier . I did have a butane iron years ago on our sailboat but it was difficult to get the temperature right .....it was either scorching hot or too cool .
     
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    Yeah you recon...I'll introduce her to you at meet and you can suggest it:D
     
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    Head out the window maybe? :whistle:

    (sorry, someone had to say it.........)
     
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    I usually iron my shirts with a wok, on the gas hob to warm it up, but you look too slim for that. x :LOL:
     
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