Can You Use A Hairdryer in an RV?

Can You Use a Hairdryer in an RV?

You’re preparing for a camping trip in your RV, but you take a look at your beauty supplies and you can’t seem to part ways with them. Especially your hairdryer. You may be out camping, but you still want to get that salon-level hairdo. But can you use a hairdryer in an RV?

The answer: Yes! It may seem impossible, but you can smuggle in your hairdryer in the RV if so long as you get a hairdryer that works for the vehicle. Here are some things to keep in mind if you want to bring a hairdryer in an RV.

Power

Power
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Though hair dryers are small, it takes a lot of energy to power them. An RV doesn’t have as much power in it compared to your house, so depending on the hairdryer, it may trip the breakers if you’re using another appliance at the same time. Kitchen appliances are not good to have in use at the same time but you can use electronics such as a TV and lights.

If you’re connected to power at the campground if you’re running on 20 amps of power or more, your normal hairdryer. However, it would be better if you just invested in a more RV-friendly dryer to prevent any complications. Normally hair dryers run on 1800 watts, but to prevent overusing the power in your RV, it’s better to get a much lower wattage hairdryer. It might not be desirable as lower wattage means less power, which is rough on thick and long hair, but tripping the breaker in your RV is a bigger problem.

Cordless Hair Dryer

Cordless Hair Dryer
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One great alternative to your normal hairdryer for the RV is a cordless dryer. A cordless hair dryer doesn’t have batteries and you don’t have to plug it into an outlet to use it, so it prevents you from sucking any additional energy from your RV and therefore doesn’t compromise your trip! Plus, they’re very lightweight and easy to store away.

If you’re stepping out of the RV and camping out in the woods for a night or so, cordless dryers are the best for this purpose. Again, they don’t require an outlet, so if you feel the need to put some extra flair in your hair or you can’t wait that long to air dry it, this is a great option. It’s also super easy to fit in your backpack and doesn’t take up too much space.

Cordless dryers aren’t just great for RV’s, they’re perfect for other occasions as well. Cordless dryers are also great for overseas travel if you can’t bother to spend more on a hairdryer that specifically plugs into those outlets internationally. A cordless dryer doesn’t bother with outlets, which is a huge convenience.

They’re also great for the gym. If you’re traveling in your RV and for some reason, you need to head to the gym, you probably use the shower at the gym to freshen up afterward. In that case, instead of bothering to find an outlet to plug in your clunky dryer, a cordless dryer eliminates that step and you can just go straight to drying your hair!

If your RV suddenly is out of power and you need to use a hairdryer, you don’t have to worry about finding an outlet. Usually, blackouts don’t last that long but sometimes they can go on for a while. No need for an outlet once again when you can just take out your cordless hairdryer!

How to Choose a Good Cordless Hairdryer

How to Choose a Good Cordless Hairdryer
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Now, if you feel that you can’t rely on your normal hairdryer in an RV and you’re convinced about buying a cordless one, here’s how you can choose a good one.

Battery Type

Battery Type
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Cordless hair dryers either have external or internal batteries. External batteries are usually your double or triple A batteries that you have to replace now and then. Internal batteries usually don’t get replaced but their energy does – hence the name – as you have to charge these.

Depending on your situation, if your RV can handle it, getting a cordless hair dryer with an internal battery may be best since all you have to do is charge it. If not, get one that has external batteries. All you need is a decent supply of the coordinating battery type.

Size

Size

Cordless dryers are usually small, but the market is quite saturated, so you may see varying sizes. Again, it all depends on what you need. Larger dryers have bigger batteries because they usually use more power than small ones, which may be desirable if you need something compact and easy to put away.

Attachments

Hairdryers usually come with extra attachments, and this is no different with cordless hair dryers. If it comes with attachments, it may be worth it. You never know if you’ll need those additional accessories on the road!

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