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camperdave

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Posted: 08/13/12 09:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

boosTT wrote:

I had a buddy that did this and burnt out his converter. I would not do it.


how could that possibly be related? It's no different than having a few lights on inside your trailer as far as the converter/battery is concerned.

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Posted: 08/14/12 01:06am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Someone always makes up a "buddy" that did something that had bad results when they don't like the idea of someone else doing it.

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camperdave wrote:

boosTT wrote:

I had a buddy that did this and burnt out his converter. I would not do it.


how could that possibly be related? It's no different than having a few lights on inside your trailer as far as the converter/battery is concerned.


Its an extra 10 plus bulbs on that the dc converter was not designed for. Probably the best way to overload the converter. Think how many things inside run of dc...
10 more bulbs is like a 1/3 greater load maybe more.

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Posted: 08/14/12 05:18am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

boosTT wrote:

I had a buddy that did this and burnt out his converter. I would not do it.
I had a buddy that turned on his turn signal and his motor blew up. I don't use my turn signal anymore.





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Posted: 08/14/12 05:36am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Annoys the S**T out of me.

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bid_time wrote:

boosTT wrote:

I had a buddy that did this and burnt out his converter. I would not do it.
I had a buddy that turned on his turn signal and his motor blew up. I don't use my turn signal anymore.


LOL

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spadoctor wrote:

Annoys the S**T out of me.


I saw this for the first time our last trip out. A couple of RVs together and they kept all their marker lights on 24 X 7 for four days. Dumbest thing....

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Don't you just hate those non conformists?


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Posted: 08/14/12 08:53am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I love how the simplest things will get all sorts of different reactions. Luckily we are all free to enjoy camping the way WE enjoy it, even if that included a little extra light in our campsite. If my biggest concern is how my neighbor is camping, I gotta think I have it pretty good.


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I'm actually panning on trying this my next trip. I've always liked it

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