The "capacitor" may have been a thermal fuse. My hood fan quit working and I discovered that the thermal fuse had blown. It looked like a capacitor.
The fan in my 2000 Bigfoot never worked from day one. The original owner never used the stove anyway, so he never tried fixing it. I took it apart and used a jumper to get past the thermal fuse and the motor ran as it should, so, I just cut the fuse out.
It looks to me like the previous owner done some "adjusting". My 25C has the steps mounted above the basement door, right below the entry door, the same location as the OP's. What appears to be different is the top step has been removed, and, the attachment points look different. Mine has 2 hooks with a binding bolt, and a bar that goes across, joining the 2 sides of the steps. This bar sets in the hooks. I hope that makes sense.
..I took off all the wheels, and smeared Nevr Seez on the mating surface. I never had any problem getting them off again.
The term "smear" sounds as if a liberal amount was used. it does not need a whole lot of film coating.
I use only a very, very light coat just barely enough to prevent the chemical interaction of 2 dissimilar metals.
Yes, I smeared it on. Probably more than I needed, but, oh well, I've never had that problem since.
Sorry this is kinda late. The first time I had this problem was about 3 am in a small S.E. Minnesota town, thanks to a 4 inch long lag bolt going through. Every time I hit that tire, it sounded like a 20ga going off. I had some woman yell out her second story window to knock it off. I yelled back I was trying. 5 minutes later, the cops showed up.
I ended up putting the nuts back on, not quite finger tight, and lowering the jack so the weight of the truck basically forced it off. When I went to get the tire fixed, I had them rotate the rest of them. They were all stuck. I told them how I got the flat off, and, that's what they ended up doing to all of them.
When I got back home, I went to a buddy with a lift. I took off all the wheels, and smeared Nevr Seez on the mating surface. I never had any problem getting them off again.
I need some clarification. For those of you who keep mentioning storing big things in your generator compartment, I take it you dont have a built in generator in there?
I can't speak for the others, but I think, like me, this is the case. If I'd carry a gen set in there, there'd be no room for anything else.
To the OP, my vote goes to the Weber Go anywhere grill. First, I want to say I used to travel for work. I got tired of the restaurants 300 days a year, and, most hotel rooms don't have kitchens, so, I started tailgating in the parking lots. I went through 4 different grills in less than 2 years, until I got the Weber. It has been with me for over 11 years. 5 of which saw use 250+ days per year, going 400,000 miles, covering 35 states. Although it's a little dirty, it still works just as good now as when new. I got a hose and started using the regular grill 20 pound cylinders some time ago. Due to this little grills performance, I, and my family, only have Weber's. IMO, I will never own anything but a Weber. The Q may be better, but, I have no experience with it, as, at the present I'm still using my 11 year old Go Anywhere.
Did I mention my grill is a Weber? I think I did, but, I forgot to mention they are basically the first mass produced grill in the world, and, as they have always been, AMERICAN MADE!!!
Fantastic design and workmanship!
You should patent it quickly, and sell the design to BF.
X2!But, keep rights to build one for me! I bet shipping to Ohio would be high, though. I wonder where you're now putting the stinky slinky?
I've just got a cheapy Peak brand wireless. I got the bigger screened one on sale for $69. I used suction cups to mount it inside the top window. I get power from inside also, so I didn't have to drill any holes. It looks down at the boat and everything behind. If it quit working today, I'd buy another. I've read people having trouble with interference with the wireless setup, and I do get a little occasionally, but not enough to worry about. Good luck!
Hmmm. Well, I'm laid-off right now, and really have been feeling guilty, with the wife still working and all, but, with reading this thread, I'm thinking maybe this could be a, kinda, well, lifestyle? I mean, since women's lib and all, what's the difference between a man working and a woman staying home, or, a woman working and a man staying home, right?
a third measurement is the bed opening...the tailgate opening on late model trucks is around 60". this was my issue on my '87 pilgrim on my '03 chevy
I think that's going to be the problem. I don't remember for sure, but I think it was along the lines of '99 and earlier camper wouldn't fit in '99 and later trucks, if that makes sense.
It might sound a little strange, but you could look at ads, with pictures of the inside, and look for a radio, to see where they are located. I remember seeing some BF's with a radio mounted in the center of the cabinets over the dinette. Between there, and the place I mentioned earlier, I don't know where else it might be. Good luck!
As far as adjusting-yes you could easily overadjust the T/Ls'. With the cam over action of handle gives you the leverage to lock down when to tight.
Watching the 'o-ring'-telltale works but Ive found easier to just flip handle over (no tension) stick my thumb under body and then lock over handle. Can see the 1/4" required without playing with orings. Least ours I usually have to readjust, camper just never in same place. Or if its travled 1/4" and handle still not locked over, pull and add a turn or two. Gotten pretty good though with judging tension required on handle after awhile. I err on the light side.
IMO, NADA prices are OK for common items, like cars and trucks. I often found NADA's list of options didn't fit the vehicle either. Things like air shocks, washer and dryer, brakes, etc. Things that don't relate to a TC, leading me to think they don't really know what they are giving a price for. Just try to find a Bigfoot TC for NADA pricing. Good luck on that. What I did when I was looking for mine, I compared any I was interested in with the pricing of other units of the same brand and years with comparable options/features. They are usually way off on boats too. Good luck!
I don't know. Not exactly an apples to apples comparison, but, with 3 vehicles, all 3 with a 7.3 PSD, auto tranny, 4x4, SRW, all stock, all 3 with a topper, adult driven, one a 96 F250 extended cab with 3.55's = 18.5 to 19.5 mpg, a 2000 F350 with 4.10's = 11.9 to 12.4 mpg, a 2002 F250 with 3.73's = 17.5 to 18.5 mpg. I know the 97 had different aerodynamics, and a different turbo, but the '00 and '02 are basically the same truck. The higher side of mpgs are when we drive north or west on basically rolling to flat terrain, the lower numbers are from driving east or south into the hills and mountains, and all at highway speeds, basically 55 to 70 mph. These are hand calculated, not lie-o-meter numbers. We've never checked the mileage at an average 48 mph, and I don't know anybody that would, so maybe at that speed it's closer.
I would think, aerodynamically, if that truly has the biggest effect, the '97 would be the worst, but, it consistantly got better mileage.