For Those that love there Luxury when camping

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 11:18
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Just spotted the ultimate piece of luxury camping gear on the auction site.
But I think you would need the ultimate battery as well.
Luxury

Who wants one?

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Reply By: Member - Jack - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 12:02

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 12:02
That might be the luxury - but I think this is the dumbest camping item I have come across .... Check it out.

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Follow Up By: Moggs - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 12:10

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 12:10
No, not really, I reckon these would have their place - like if you store your metal jerries in a steel carrier (not a brace, a fully enclosed carrier - to stop the metal on metal rubbing.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 12:17

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 12:17
True - although I don't think it would take long for the canvas to rub through. I glued a bit of rubber (from an old floor mat) onto the holder for my jerries on the trailer and so far so good.
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Follow Up By: Moggs - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 12:21

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 12:21
Yep, I did the same with some 3mm rubber sheeting in my jerry holders and it seems to work ok. I reckon the canvas would work as long as there were no sharp edges in the holder.

I do however reckon the claim of keeping it cool is hogwash - why do you need to keep them cool anyway??? The steel jerries don't expand.
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Follow Up By: Member - Craig M (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 12:47

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 12:47
Just maybe,
They are using there Jerry Cans to carry something other than fuel.
Might be a good home brew carrier, then you would need the canvas to keep it cool.

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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 12:56

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 12:56
My understand is that jerry cans (especially if electrically insulated from the vehicle body) can build up a static charge which may discharge through the petrol filling nozzle (possibly causing a spark!). And I believe this situation is more likely to occur if the jerry can is filled is situ - ie. in it's rack on the vehicle. Jerry cans should always be placed on the ground before being filled or emptied. I imagine this only applies to metal cans. That's my understanding anyway - anyone know any more on the subject?

Mike Harding
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Follow Up By: Squizzy - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 12:57

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 12:57
They would be okay for protecting the white plastic jerry cans used for water.
It would stop the sunlight building up algae in the jerry.

Geoff.
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Reply By: GO_OFFROAD - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 17:24

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 17:24
I have always used a 240v electric blanket through the invertor, and a timer, 10 min on, 20 min off, doesnt run the battery down overnight.
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:13

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:13
I think you're winding us up :)

Mike Harding

PS. Although I did consider taking a hot water bottle for winter in the High Country :)
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:19

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:19
not winding at all, they only draw 85w, so when cycling, they dont draw alot over the night.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:51

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:51
Mike, the hot water bottle is the go,, works well and one is all thats needed in a double sleeping,,,, as long as your partner doesnt hog it!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 21:11

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 21:11
I think I might take one this winter - both to the HC and the deserts - no female at the moment - so nights can be a bit cold... etc :) Still, at least, that means no one else will hog it :) Although I _know_ my Cav. will find it :)

Mike (I'm not a wimp!) Harding
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Reply By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 22:18

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 22:18
My wife Jenny has used one of these 12V blankets for a long time now. She wouldn't be without it while we're down on our Cooma property. They aren't "hot", but stay nicely warm. Great to warm up the sleeping back so that you make it past the -12 degree sleeping bag shock.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 22:25

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 22:25
buy em new from here
http://www.rpc.com.au/products/appliances/small_appliances/small_appliances.html

Rainbow power company in NIMBIN!!! Just watch out for wakky tabakky...
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Follow Up By: flappa - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 12:52

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 12:52
Amazing mob at RPC. I had a bit to do with them quite a few years ago.

Place is full of rocket scientists.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 21:38

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 21:38
yea some interestign stuff on that site!!
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 01:04

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 01:04
Oh man, I want one!

:o) Melissa
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 10:16

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 10:16
I'll have a one soon forsale...
LOL
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 12:36

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 12:36
I don't know if anyone has noticed but the highest bidder is geoffnkaren would that be our geoff and karen mmmmmm!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 21:50

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 21:50
they got outbid, so I threw $39.99 on it thinking the other bidder would have put $40 on it..

Another bottle of CSH Ltd Release Shiraz costs me money... :(
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