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Old 09-24-2016, 02:14 PM   #1
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No power to crock pot while traveling

My wife was trying to warm up a dish in the crock pot while we were driving to our destination. Needless to say she was very disappointed after checking on her dish when we got there and it was still cold. Is there a switch we need to set when driving down the road and wanting to use a 110v outlet? We have a 2013 Thor Citation 24SR on a Mercedes Benz sprinter chassis...
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My wife was trying to warm up a dish in the crock pot while we were driving to our destination. Needless to say she was very disappointed after checking on her dish when we got there and it was still cold. Is there a switch we need to set when driving down the road and wanting to use a 110v outlet? We have a 2013 Thor Citation 24SR on a Mercedes Benz sprinter chassis...
Do you have an inverter? If so, plug into an outlet on the inverter circuit. If not, it's generator time.
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Yeap, no magic to those outlets. Either you have a very long extension cord, an inverter, or start up the generator.

From what I can see in the Citation Sprinter brochure for 2013, it does not have an inverter, at least not as standard equipment, so you probably need to crank that genset

https://thormotorcoach.com/media/doc...ch-12-2012.pdf
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Most smaller crock pots use little electricity. Get a 12 cig lighter invertor, and use that. I use a small crock pot in my semi. Uses 60 watts. A little larger one uses 110 watts. Both ok with cig lighter. If you have a bigger pot, might not work.
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Most smaller crock pots use little electricity. Get a 12 cig lighter invertor, and use that. I use a small crock pot in my semi. Uses 60 watts. A little larger one uses 110 watts. Both ok with cig lighter. If you have a bigger pot, might not work.
That is great info! we have a cig lighter inverter that we have used in our other vehicles... using the genny will be other option if we need more power.

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That is great info! we have a cig lighter inverter that we have used in our other vehicles... using the genny will be other option if we need more power.

Thanks to everyone for their input!
Before you plug into your small inverter(most cigar plug inverters are 300W or smaller), read the wattage of your crockpot and the continuous output of your inverter. You don't want to make toast out of your inverter.
I think household crockpots are around 1,200W AC. I suggest running the onboard genset or buying a 12VDC crockpot.
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My wife runs our 2 qt, Crock Pot often. It draws 240 watts so a 300 to 400 watt inverter should do it.

It works out to 20 amps DC so the cigar lighter socket may not handle it. You may have to hard wire it into the battery.

Stop at any truck stop to see the 12 volt models.
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My wife runs our 2 qt, Crock Pot often. It draws 240 watts so a 300 to 400 watt inverter should do it.

It works out to 20 amps DC so the cigar lighter socket may not handle it. You may have to hard wire it into the battery.

Stop at any truck stop to see the 12 volt models.
Need to check the draw for sure. If get bigger one, may need to run on low heat setting. Regular cig lighter good for about 120-160 watt crock pot, after invertor plugged in.

As far a 12v ones, I have tried. I find it cheaper and better to get a small 120 pot, and use a plug in inverter. The 12 v ones are low quality, and $$$.
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what I am surprise at is not reading all of the manuals on your rv.
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what I am surprise at is not reading all of the manuals on your rv.
Bought this MH used at a dealership with no manuals. This forum has been great to answer any NOOB questions. I will most likely just run the genny and to also get the cobwebs off of it...
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Bought this MH used at a dealership with no manuals. This forum has been great to answer any NOOB questions. I will most likely just run the genny and to also get the cobwebs off of it...
No worries; that's what the forum is all about... helping one another. We were all newbies once.
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Most crock pots have a light on them that glows when they are on and working.
Have your wife look for that when she turns it on next time.
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Call the manufacturer and buy the manuals from them?

After 14+ years with my rig, I still use the manuals.
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Just curious, who is going to be wearing the crock pot or its contents if you need to panic stop??

Cooking while traveling, not a good idea.
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