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RE: TC Bed options...

Many campers come with a North South bed so no crawling over each other. E/W beds are awful and we would not have one. Added to N/S beds are the way most camper MFG's have adapted the raised roof to provide more head room in the bed area. You can actually sit up in bed and is much easier to crawl around. Jim
bigfootford 10/18/16 10:37am Truck Campers
RE: Solar install, Adventurer 89RB

Great write up and install, congratulations. You are going to really love the advantages of Solar. We did a 8 week trip and almost 10,000 miles up to Alaska Prudhoe Bay and did not plug in to shore power. Other cross country trips the same, no shore power. When It was 20 deg and sitting in a CG in Midland Texas 2 years ago we did take advantage of the shore power and our little 1500 watt heater..hahahaaa. Jim
bigfootford 10/16/16 12:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Refrigerator ran off level

Bummer, you guys are going to run off one of the most helpful, knowledgeable contributors we have for appliances etc. Doug and Bryant's rv is all we have for help with weird problems with our appliances... http://bryantrv.com I thank both of them as often as I can... Why? At times threads like this end up in a pissing match without realizing who they are and what they have contributed and we need an answer to reach a proper resolution to an issue. Usually handled with PM's because the thread has ended just like this one is headed for. Jim
bigfootford 10/15/16 12:06pm Tech Issues
RE: 03 AF camper "mystery fan" running.

My 06 AF has a fan that circulates air into the basement to keep the tanks from freezing. I assume that it is somehow tied to the furnace circuit, but I'm not sure. Could that be it? OP needs to isolate where the fan noise is coming from, we can not help him with that... Good suggestion though.. Not sure if the earlier AF's had basement fans... OP needs to locate his converter and the make... Then he will know how that internal fan of the converters work...and will be able to listen to it next time the fan noise occurs. I am not knowledgeable about the AF basement fan and what activates it.. Maybe someone that knows can offer that answer. Jim
bigfootford 09/25/16 08:50pm Truck Campers
RE: 03 AF camper "mystery fan" running.

An 03 Arctic Fox should have either a Progressive Dynamics or a WFCO converter in it. Progressive dynamics fans run according to internal temperature created by charging. Even if load goes away and the fan has been running it will take a while for the PD to cool down enough to shut down the fan. WFCO's fan runs as current demand goes up. Sometimes you can hear the WFCO's fan start up and stop as the charge current or load gets between 5 and 10 amps.... Very annoying to folks that are sensitive to noises like fans n stuff.. Jim
bigfootford 09/25/16 05:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Ref. blowout

Years ago I went through this and ended up getting an aftermarket control board... Solved all the flame out related issues and actually have a way of adjusting the temperature on the board. http://www.dinosaurelectronics.com/Dom_boards.htm Note the retry for flame out... Spec: *Built in Ignitor. *2-way or 3-way operation. *Fuse protected. *Variable Temperature adjustment for those FIXED TEMP refrigerators. *The CHECK light comes on after each ignition try fails to sense a flame. *Repeats the 3 try ignition cycle at 30 minute intervals if no flame is sensed. ** In 3-way models, the DC element will drop out and the DC mode light will flash, if the voltage level falls too low? for more than 10 seconds. *Easy to remove cover included Jim
bigfootford 09/23/16 12:10pm Truck Campers
RE: How to join a photo to a topic

What OLDMAN said! This was provided by an RV.net member. Of all the ways to do picture posting it is the easiest. No need to resize, no need to use the image box in the post message menu. Just copy and paste the URL that the program presents after loading your picture from your computer! https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/201045551/Forums/PhotoUpload/RV.NET-Photo-Upload.html Bookmark it. Play with it. Jim
bigfootford 09/15/16 08:26am Truck Campers
RE: Bigfoot fiberglass

Gaetan sent me a couple of pictures and has more to send me... Here they are: My initial thoughts are that the rim around the bottom of the BigFoot is all the camper is supported on when sitting on plywood in the bed of the truck, at least that is what I use. The plywood has impression of the bottom inspection plate screws and only the perimeter of the camper leaves an impression. That and along with the center support for the floor and tank area. A bit of damage in one spot that I see is a non worry. The Gelcoat is cracked and some removed but the question is, is the Fiberglass around the cracks in the gelcoat mushy. Even if it was I would probably not be concerned... Gaetan can provide that information and maybe some more pictures. http://i.imgur.com/7dbB8Ccl.jpg "border=0" http://bit.ly/1CIRlV8 http://i.imgur.com/BoIAuNMl.jpg "border=0" http://bit.ly/1CIRlV8 Jim
bigfootford 09/14/16 11:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Bigfoot fiberglass

My brother just bought a 2000 bigfoot camper it is in fair condition because it was not well taken care of. When transported it was sitting on two 2X8 on in front and one at the rear, so the fiberglass on the 4 corners is craked (I have tried to include a photo but I have not succeded) What is the best solution to reinforce the corners Gaetan Are the corners mushy or is the Gelcoat just cracked? My Bigfoot leaves an imprint in the truck beds 3/4 in plywood.. The imprint is all the way around the perimeter of the camper. Thus the weight is distributed all around....not just the corners. Would be nice to see the pictures.. Use this link to post your pictures. It is very easy! Copy the link later so you have it avail... Just follow the directions on the web page after you find the picture you want and have selected it or drag/drop. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/201045551/Forums/PhotoUpload/RV.NET-Photo-Upload.html Jim
bigfootford 09/14/16 11:49am Truck Campers
RE: Bigfoot Truck Camper reviews sought

You will not regret getting a Bigfoot! Ours is 16 years old and has traveled almost 200,000 miles.... If something happened to it I would get another one or a Northerlite. Jim
bigfootford 09/14/16 11:41am Truck Campers
RE: Super excited!

This is as easy as it gets to post a picture... https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/201045551/Forums/PhotoUpload/RV.NET-Photo-Upload.html You will need to copy the above url and open another tab and paste it into the address bar. That will take you to the Picture posting site. From there it is simple. Add the Picture posting site to your favorites so it will be avail for you to post pictures. Just follow the instructions after you have selected the picture you want to post.. This quick tutorial might help: How to copy a URL and paste it in the address bar.
bigfootford 09/09/16 10:40am Truck Campers
RE: Re-seal Bigfoot roof

Running lights are important to keep sealed too! Especially the fronts! If they start leaking the water will end up in unusual places... Reason is the sections of foam that comprise the insulation/inside walls. The water will follow the seams... Water in the bed corner closets and will just be damp! You might think condensation.... Jim
bigfootford 09/02/16 12:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Re-seal Bigfoot roof

The product that Bigfoot uses is Heng's Roof Coat. It's a Alkyd - Fibered roof coating. I've used it on my camper with good results. Just clean previously coated area and remove any loose material and re-coat with a couple of thin applications,allowing dry time between coats. About $20.00 a quart but it goes along way! Bob Thanks Bob....exactly what I needed to hear. Use the same product. In the cracks I apply extra so they fill. Tape off so you get a nice line... In 16 years I inspect every year and touch up areas that are cracked. Some places it is now quite thick 1/8in... The only time I have completely removed all the orig Heng's is to install a better bathroom fan. Jim
bigfootford 09/02/16 10:09am Truck Campers
RE: Converter Running all the time

Thanks lynnmor >> The fan is controlled by the load that is on the converter, not temperature. Turn off all unnecessary 12 volt items and let the converter charge the battery, it may take all day. Turning off the breaker shuts down the converter. << makes sense. Appreciate your info. :) Not all converter fans run because of load.... Some run because the converter temperature gets above spec... Others are like you said..." Fan is controlled by the load". Example: Progressive Dynamics = thermal WFCO = Load Jim
bigfootford 08/27/16 11:56am Tech Issues
RE: New 14.8V Progressive Dynanics Converters

Just a note: PD converters don't always start in boost mode. It depends on the battery voltage (I think over a period of time)... Hmm. Good to know. Bigfootford says his always has for something like a decade now. And his is oversized for the bank. Now how would a converter with no power to it know the battery voltage over a period of time? Or do you mean more like a few seconds once you put power to it? Drew is correct... Battery voltage needs to be below 12.4 or so for the PD to drop into boost mode. Any standard converter, Iota, Parallax, Boondocker, Wfco, PD will be alive and watch the battery voltage even if shore power is not on. They all will switch to Boost when the threshold of low voltage is met. To get most of these converters to get into boost mode you need to remove the battery and shore power and wait until the capacitors bleed off or turn on a light.... PD is one of the few that you can push a button and get the converter into any mode you want. WFCO copied this idea with their most recent panel mounted 89 and 87 series converters from what I have read. Jim
bigfootford 08/26/16 10:40am Tech Issues
RE: Show me your tv's

Here's mine.. I replaced this tv with a 21 in.. Still fit. http://lh4.ggpht.com/_lAsuwHaXHEs/S1oY1UhAf_I/AAAAAAAAAeU/lualzQu9Odc/s800/100_2846.JPG width=640 http://lh5.ggpht.com/_lAsuwHaXHEs/S1oYyLDup1I/AAAAAAAAAeM/0UmJOGgARn4/s800/100_2841.JPG width=640 Here's a couple of threads where folks posted their tv installs: http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/23940917/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1.cfm http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/24274948/gotomsg/24275425.cfm#24275425 Jim
bigfootford 08/22/16 10:14am Truck Campers
RE: Camper Garage Progress Report

Very nice Dave. Going to insulate the inside? You are going to enjoy keeping your rig out of the weather. What are the dimensions? Jim Jim, the roof is insulated for condensation. I'll have to see whether I want to insulate the walls. I'm contemplating sheathing them to like 6 or 8' with plywood. 24'W X 36'L X 15.5'H Good you will like the absence of that condensation. When we had ours built, all metal, we insulated the whole thing. It's really nice! We now have the Camper cave, garage and shop all the same color. Shop has 2 roll up doors. 16x12 and 8x7.... https://goo.gl/photos/kimsVTg64MiaHSWa8 Pretty much moved in to the shop... Note the shiny insulation reflecting the overhead lights. https://goo.gl/photos/QWNMmNHmo2t3pP2k6 Jim
bigfootford 08/17/16 04:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Camper Garage Progress Report

Very nice Dave. Going to insulate the inside? You are going to enjoy keeping your rig out of the weather. What are the dimensions? Jim
bigfootford 08/17/16 09:53am Truck Campers
RE: Vision 19.5's end caps help

So I finally ponied up and got 19.5's. I had Les Schwab install them yesterday and all went well except for the center caps won't fit. My rear ones won't quite fit over the hubs and the front ones need to be open to access and turn my hubs. My questions are can I remove the center piece for the front ones? I tried to turn it and give it a little love without breaking it with no avail. I'm sure I just need new open ones for the front, but looks like they MIGHT pop out? The rears won't fit over the hub. It get's close, but won't go in all the way, rubbing on the inside, hub too big. I'm waiting to hear back from the place I bought them from online and also tried calling vision, all phone #'s disconnected. There are 2 different sizes of Vision caps. The deep ones are 5" tall. Hopefully you have the shallow ones.. I no longer have them so I can not tell you the height. I would guess they were about 4". I ordered my Visions from Les, along with my tires. The caps that came with mine were the shallow ones so Les folks ordered the deep ones for me... You might go to Les and they can get them for you. Jim
bigfootford 08/05/16 09:58am Truck Campers
RE: Honda 2000i Carb Job With Photos Must Read!!!!!

I have a Honda eu1000i generator that has been faithful for a long time. Upon starting it this year, however, it would surge and stop. The key to fixing it was near the end of your eu2000i service tips. The main jet is beneath the float chamber bolt, just as you describe. The gunk in the bowl was obvious, but that main jet was hard to find in the eu1000i tips. It was clogged solid. Cleaning it as you describe has my faithful generator purrrring again. Thank you. Excellent. Many of us have had that condition... Amazing the junk that collects in the bowl. Some of us have added inline filters to catch stuff... Amazing the water that will collect in it. That **** Ethanol will turn to molasses... Just put an oz of E10 gas in a small glass jar, leave the lid off and see what you have after it all evaporates! Jim
bigfootford 08/01/16 10:59am Tech Issues
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