Why oh why didnt i try this before spending £1800 on having a hair dryer use in van (1 Viewer)

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PeterCarole29

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When fitting out our van part of the wish list for my wife was having a good hair dryer.
So 4 x trojan 105 batteries and sterling power 2500w pure signwave inverter charger later a happy wife.

In the early hours a you do i had a brain wave. Why dont i put t y joint in the ducting of the blow air heating (china diesel)
Has any one already done this .
 

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Has any one already done this .
Yes, years ago
Had a past Autotrail with the blow air heating ducts, found an old hoover pipe that went in an exact fit. Did it more as a laugh, lost the picture.. 🙄

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A few years ago I met a couple who carried a little Honda gennie just to power her hair drier, whilst he apologised... - how I met him. But a much cheaper solution!
 
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In the early hours a you do i had a brain wave. Why dont i put t y joint in the ducting of the blow air heating (china diesel)
Has any one already done this .
I remember seeing (some time ago) at a motorhome show a stall selling an adapter that fitted in the output of the Trina blown air pipe to do exactly that!
 
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I have been looking for way of attaching a pipe to a Truma vent for this.

Pity the ones suggested above are no longer available.

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I have been looking for way of attaching a pipe to a Truma vent for this.

Pity the ones suggested above are no longer available.
I suspect the volume of air blown out would be completely inadequate for the ladies that are accustomed to using a ghd appliance :(
I have to schedule a campsite when required
 

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The boss has a good hair dryer it's called a towel, she also has a Bablyss gas styler it gets used once every couple of years. Have a travel hair dryer that will run off the inverter probably been used 5 times in 15 years. The towel is the favorite. :LOL:
 

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Don’t cut your hair short, grow it long and stick it in a pony tail. No need for a hair dryer!

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I suspect the volume of air blown out would be completely inadequate for the ladies that are accustomed to using a ghd appliance :(
I have to schedule a campsite when required

I do not know what 'ghd' means, but I think that with a Truma blown air system if one put it up from setting 4 to setting 8 it would go into the blast mode as it does when one starts it up from cold.
 

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We have an inverter, but I choose to use the hot air blown from the heater. I have alopecia so do need to be able to style what hair still have. Works well.
 
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I did the same. Remember, the system you now have can power far more than just a hairdryer, you now have effectively mains voltage in your van and it can power almost anything. I wired the output of the 2500W invertor into the distribution board so all the sockets are live when it’s on. So it powers large TV, sat decoder, curling tongs, coffee grinder and coffee machine, microwave, proper 240V desk lights and fans, toaster, laptop chargers, dyson (hoover) charger and even air-conditioning, which can run about 4 hours off the 200ah lithium batteries alone or indefinitely with engine running and charging the batteries via 50A B2B. It’s great, all the comforts of home in a camper :)
 
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We have an inverter, but I choose to use the hot air blown from the heater. I have alopecia so do need to be able to style what hair still have. Works well.
I have Alopecia Totalis, it resolves the hair dryer issue entirely!

It does however create the Hat issue, there are never enough hooks for all the hats I take everywhere, as below 20c it's too cold outside for my head and above 20c it's probably too sunny!
 
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I thought when I fitted 400Ah of LiFePO4 and a Victron 1600VA (1200w) inverter a few years ago, the earache was over. Great, it runs her hairdryer perfectly. But not her straighteners.

I suggested getting different straighteners and got the "what did you say about my mother" look :rolleyes:

To make matters worse, they work fine in our friends van, who has the same system but with the 2000VA inverter (1600w). So all my fault for being cheap.

Next van. 460Ah 24v LiFePO4, Victron 5000/24 MultiPlus and a Honda EU30is generator. And we'll hear no more about bloody hair appliances :LOL:

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