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RE: TC Oven use - baking bread

Since in our experience, bread tends to mold quickly in the TC, the vacuum sealing seems like the real bonus idea here. Agree, hard to find great Sour Dough bread on the road. We like SD bread with spaghetti... On the road, boond docking for 6+ weeks it can be difficult to find... This SD bread was very good packaged like this when we found it in AK... We would buy it again on another trip... San Franciso extra SDough is wonderful.. Guess it an acquired taste for some... Being out here on the L coast we do like our SF style SD bread with our Crab and Spaghetti... Jim
bigfootford 11/16/15 10:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Kudos to Rogue Power Technologies

Yes, it is too bad. Just when I was hoping he would expand his offerings he cuts them back. Sad. I'd gladly pay more for American built quality. Ditto this! Jim
bigfootford 11/16/15 10:33am Tech Issues
RE: TC Oven use - baking bread

We saw these at the Costco in Fairbanks AK. Got a couple of packages for our trip... Very good, warmed up for 10 min or so in the oven! Wow the Sdough is great! Jim
bigfootford 11/16/15 10:10am Truck Campers
RE: Headed Home

We did a big Alaska trip last year. We saw so many Adventurer Campers I thought that I was going crazy. Had not seen any in the states. Looks like excellent campers. Enjoy! Jim
bigfootford 11/16/15 10:06am Truck Campers
RE: Devil's Lake

We love Mo's for sure, next week we'll be in Florance for some riding amd will hit the chowder! This our first time at Devil's Lake...usually boondock but can't really do that on the coast. We love Florence. Like to camp at the marina, dry camp down on the far end, quiet with a great view of the river... Have fun! Jim
bigfootford 11/13/15 10:49am Truck Campers
RE: adding solar before trip

Your 'basic' load on the camper is 35 amp hours a day to run the refrigerator, CO detector and propane leak detector. This is about what your 100 watt solar panel will make on a good day. So don't be to surprised if the solar barely keeps up with the loads placed on it. Yes the second panel will come in handy to keep it full. Yet even the 100 watt system will keep the battery full all the time if you have the Propane detector off, and refrigerator off. This really helps out and keeps the battery at it's full amp hour rating all it's lifetime. . Fred. That is some big draw, 35 ah.... My camper parasitic draw with the fridge running off of propane is an average of... 8ah... during hot weather. But if I add up all the other stuff here would be my average/day My tv pulls 4a when playing with a DVD. 2 hrs a day= 8ah LED lights .2 amps each ... 2 on at night for 6 hrs = 2.5ah Charge laptop and phones if needed... 2-4 ah. X 1 hr.. avg 3 ah Heat would be the hog if you needed it... 7amps x 15 min run an hour. 4 hrs with heat = 7ah.. which I do not run because I have a Wave 3 heater. So if I use all those things then I usually see between 15-25 ah/day. 100 watts from that Renology system is going to be right on the edge for my usage and probably yours. It can work very well if you do not do TV and no Heater. I have 200watts of solar... Jim
bigfootford 11/10/15 04:25pm Truck Campers
RE: A short and not-so-sweet trip report

Well for many of us MURPHY lurks..... Bummer that the outing was spoiled by a bunch of Narsissitic fools..... We sure have ran into our share. Loved the story about the Alone in Aborega! Jim
bigfootford 11/07/15 11:40am Truck Campers
RE: frame flex with anti sway bar

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bigfootford 11/07/15 11:28am Truck Campers
RE: Tales From the Trypt, And Assorted Short Sorties

Wow, this is one of your bests! A beautiful presentation and inspiration! Jim
bigfootford 10/31/15 01:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Propane quick disconnect fittings

I ordered this kit to install my wave. I can disconnect it easily and take it outside or use it elsewhere. A bit expensive but It is all quality parts. http://www.rvsolarelectric.com/image/cache/data/hookup_kit_pub-250x250.jpg http://www.rvsolarelectric.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=28&product_id=61 So it looks like this. http://lh5.ggpht.com/_lAsuwHaXHEs/S0K_hmIkWPI/AAAAAAAAAc0/8ME6z3BwOK0/s800/100_2814.JPG width=640 Here is a link to my install.. http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/23544764.cfm Jim
bigfootford 10/30/15 10:39am Tech Issues
RE: Wave 3 heater and propane tank

A wave3 is an excellent alternative for heat. Here is how long it will run on propane. 1 lb of propane is 21,000 btu's A wave3 running on high = 3200btu's/hr A Wave3 running on low= 1600btu's/hr A 20lb propane bottle = 92,000btu's... You can do the math. Jim
bigfootford 10/29/15 11:15am Truck Campers
RE: PD Converters and Water Usage

And the "lame amperage of a PD charger" ?? Strange there is no complaints out in the real world,... that when its all totaled up at the end, it still one of the fastest chargers out there. Very true and is the only multi stage converter that will stay in boost mode with inadequate wire size or long charge wires. Jim
bigfootford 10/26/15 09:22am Tech Issues
RE: Battery Leads Arcing

A friend of mine has the same model as mine only a year older has the same situation so I just assumed all N/L's with factory disconnect were wired the same. Other than a slow draw I don't see a problem. Being in the electronics world for over 50 years I know that Murphy lurks! My jack controller hung 1 time and I was glad that I had the main disconnect cutoff switch. That is when I installed the 75 amp switch. I can reach it from outside the camper. Just inside the door low enough to get at it. Also electronic devices for the most part will last almost forever if there is no power applied. Our Bfoot camper is 15 years old now. Jim
bigfootford 10/26/15 09:04am Truck Campers
RE: Battery Leads Arcing

Thanks to all who posted. I'm going with the capacitor charging/discharging theory. BTW my camper is a 2000 model and does not have a battery disconnect switch. I just disconnect the battery leads when not in use. Thinking of installing one that isolates the battery from EVERYTHING. For you who have a battery switch, is it on the positive or negative side of the battery? Interesting that a 2000 camper does not have a battery disconnect but some MFG do not build in the interest of the consumer or how the rig will be used eh? As for the Capacitor charge/discharge that is a correct statement, no theory. The circuitry in the converter comes alive via the battery voltage when shore power is absent. Not a big deal except for the fella that does not expect the SNAP of electrons all excited to go somewhere and party.... Actually the converter will draw a small amount of amps just sitting there watching the battery with no shore power applied.... Draining away the battery! Jim
bigfootford 10/25/15 11:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Battery Leads Arcing

Thanks to all who posted. I'm going with the capacitor charging/discharging theory. BTW my camper is a 2000 model and does not have a battery disconnect switch. I just disconnect the battery leads when not in use. Thinking of installing one that isolates the battery from EVERYTHING. For you who have a battery switch, is it on the positive or negative side of the battery? Never saw a camper with neg disconnect...No harm in doing that though from a technical point of view... My Austin Healy 3000 had neg disconnect from the factory...hahahaaaa Jt
bigfootford 10/25/15 11:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Battery Leads Arcing

What would happen if the jack controller malfunctioned and kept one or more jacks running? I was about to say something similar about it not being good to leave the power outlets HOT but.....unless you were dense enough to leave something plugged in AND turned on, then why not ? It would give you a convenient place to plug in a battery tender without any additional wiring. It would be a good idea for everyone to know how theirs actually work. The ones in my coach go OFF with the battery disconnect switch (EVERYTHING does). The ones in the truck cab, however, stay hot even when the ingnition is OFF. Uh? You said " A controller" for 12 V power outlets ???? Never heard of such a thing; nor can I figure a reason for having one. I assumed all would be "hard wired" with a fuse." Best read what I said! CONTROLLER for the JACKS! Your post makes no sense to me. When you say Coach... I would assume it is not a camper with 4 electric jacks that are individually controlled with a remote via a Jack controller. Jim
bigfootford 10/25/15 07:12pm Truck Campers
RE: 6GA wire for 56 cents a foot!

When I need wire for rv electric 12 vdc I go to a local Solar Supply business. They will have the colors you need and the gauge. Also many auto parts have cable to make any length you want. Not sure what their biggest ga is. Got 2ga for a friends new converter install a couple of years ago. Jim
bigfootford 10/25/15 11:41am Tech Issues
RE: Battery Leads Arcing

I think you will find that the battery disconnect on the N/L does not affect the elec. jacks, but it does shut off the gas detector. You should check that. Never seen any campers disconnect that did not disconnect everything. What would happen if the jack controller malfunctioned and kept one or more jacks running? That is not a good scenario if you can not quickly disconnect. If you find that the controller is hardwired to the battery I would promptly fix that! I installed a jack kill switch so I can remove the power from the jacks when I do not use them. I do not like the idea of the jack controller having power all the time..... Would you? Like this one, 75 amp: http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server500/55923/products/60/images/153/5522x1__33115.1262126858.380.500.jpg?c=2 width=640 http://www.repairconnector.com/products/Heavy-Duty-Push-Pull-75-Amp-Switch-SPST.html Jim
bigfootford 10/25/15 10:49am Truck Campers
RE: Invitation for repairing delamination Bulge on NL Camper

There are a few subjects on delam in the NL forum: http://www.northern-lite.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1095 Here's the forum: http://www.northern-lite.org/forum/index.php Jim
bigfootford 10/24/15 12:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Battery Leads Arcing

The brunt of the arching is caused by the converter... This will happen regardless if you are hooked to shore power or not. What is happening is part of the converter is always alive as long as the battery is connected! The current from normal parasitics will not draw a SNAPPING arc. If you do not like the arc you should turn off your battery disconnect switch if you have one.
bigfootford 10/24/15 10:42am Truck Campers
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