Simple answer, anything with a 120V AC plug on the end of the cord, while microwave is obvious, add in any number of other kitchen appliances, TV, hair dryer, electric blanket, as well as more practical stuff, plug in electric impact wrench, bright LED work light, chargers for drills, computers, ...
Totally agree. As Gary pointed out many of us here jump to the "do-it-yourself" maybe more complex option when all some folks want is plug and play.True enough, but it's a cost effective option if you're starting from scratch.
Ha, ha, ha...With all the need for electricity, how in the world did we all survive when we first started as tent campers? If you consider your "camper" a hard shelled tent, you won't need electricity.
Is that what you do? Mine would be a rather expensive and bulky "tent." If I wanted a tent, that's what I'd have bought. The old bod doesn't take kindly to that kind of experience any more.If you consider your "camper" a hard shelled tent, you won't need electricity.
Phone charger, laptop, coffee maker, hair dryer, air fryer, etc etc etc. Whatever the RVer feels is important to his/her lifestyle. The Jackery & the Superbase have the capability to power 120v gadgets and are a substititute for a generator, which is what the OP is discussing. Just adding more batteries cannot do that.
For anything you would run the genny for (except for charging the batteries, of course!). I have used mine for many things, hair dryers, to make coffee, to run a drill, use with a 120 VAC tire pump and much more when I didn't want to start the genny for whatever reason. Such as during the genny quiet hours at some places, such as at Organ Pipe Cactus Nat'l Monument, AZ.For what, other than a microwave?
Air conditioner, refrigeration, laptops, air fryer, coffee pot, electric hot water coil to reduce propane usage, heaters….