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  1. Wheels

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    Hello,
    I'm Douglas, just retired and planning a long trek through Europe.
    Started off my campervan experience with a builders van / minibus that I adapted to experiment with different layouts and have come up with something that suits my needs. Meantime I've been travelling throughout the Uk exploring beautiful English Villages and experiencing the wildness of the North West Highlasnd. Today I take delivery of another Sprinter that is about to get windows, and go off to get fitted out . I'm a bit of an "Off Grid" character and would like to know if anyone has experience with an induction hob using an inverter . My van has 2 very large 12/24 volt batteries. The type that are supplied to ambulances and breakdown trucks. It has fitted a heavy duty alternator and will have solar charging
    I can't believe I'm a trailblazer in this field and would appreciate members expertise.
    Douglas
     
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    Welcome, hope you enjoy your new van. My OH does all the tech stuff on our MH and there are some really handy guys on this site, so if you've done it you can betya guys on here have.:)
     
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    Cooking with electric whether it's induction , ceramic hob, infrared, halogen, or solid plate, makes no odds to the power used.

    I don't know what size hob or plate you are contemplating, but at 12volts each kw uses 83 amps.. how long would your battery bank last.. and more importantly could your solar keep up with the demand? You do the maths.

    If you have an aversion to LPG , have you considered a Webasco diesel cooker ?
    Means you only have one fuel source if combined with a diesel space heater and a 12v compressor fridge.
     
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  4. Wheels

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    Thank you for your welcome Souix and to ScotJimland for the link to diesel cooking ,I'd never heard of it.
    I have an allergy to LPG so need to investigate other means . I'm going for a compressor fridge and diesel water / heating .

    Douglas
     
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    Hi Douglas and welcome to the Fun! (y):welc:
     
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    Hello and welcome new person. :welc:
     
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    :welc: Have a lot of fun...... this is the best site for motorhoming on the internet as far as I am concerned!
     
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    Hello and welcome to the Fun!
     
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    Battery electricity is not good for heat, gas is. One Gaslow tank is equivalent to many charged batteries. So look into Gaslow ( or similar ) for your heating and cooking.

    Oops, just seen allergic to LPG. Never heard of that one before. That's seriously tough luck.
     
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    Welcome to the fun (y)
     
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    Hello (y)
     
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