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Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-22-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,913
Posted By pete_britt
It would better to use a 30 amp RV extension...

It would better to use a 30 amp RV extension cord, to minimize voltage drop if you ever run the A/C. And you may need it at some campgrounds.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 08-10-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,073
Posted By pete_britt
I measured 15 amps when running my fridge on...

I measured 15 amps when running my fridge on 12vdc. So a solar system would need to be able to supply about 20 amps to keep the battery charged. So if you have excess solar and battery, you could...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 07-14-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,728
Posted By pete_britt
Ollie generator

Does anybody operate a portable generator in Oliver basket? The factory says not to, but I always run my Yamaha 2400 locked down on the front platform on my Casita.
Forum: General Chat 12-14-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,304
Posted By pete_britt
The question was {We chose the Zamp 230W portable...

The question was {We chose the Zamp 230W portable Solar (http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/tags/solar.html) system but now we're starting to wonder if this might be too large for the single battery...
Forum: General Chat 11-25-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,114
Posted By pete_britt
[it comes with a fake cermic log but am...

[it comes with a fake cermic log but am considering getting glass reflective fire beads.]
I have seen fire glass chips in use. They sure are pretty. No change in heat output, since that is...
Forum: General Chat 11-05-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,818
Posted By pete_britt
You might want to consider a 3/4 ton pickup,...

You might want to consider a 3/4 ton pickup, instead of the 1/2 ton, it would be a much more capable tow vehicle. Cost and comfort are not much different. Personally, I love my 1 ton 4x4 long bed...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 08-22-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,988
Posted By pete_britt
I kept my original 3 stage Paralax converter...

I kept my original 3 stage Paralax converter plugged in continuously for a couple of years. I checked the battery with a hydrometer every couple of months. The converter did a fine job. I never...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 08-05-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By pete_britt
It is possible to indirectly power A/C with...

It is possible to indirectly power A/C with propane. My Yamaha 2400 will run on propane and power my roof top A/C.

I am not a fan of using the A/C heat strip. A small cube heater sitting on...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-03-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,072
Posted By pete_britt
[A truly comfy chair is a must-have in my ideal...

[A truly comfy chair is a must-have in my ideal trailer.]
Comfy chairs and zero gravity chairs fit nicely in our Clam screen house.
A Clam is a slide out (to get it out of the pickup) and popup (to...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-02-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,072
Posted By pete_britt
My perfect travel accommodation would be a...

My perfect travel accommodation would be a Tardis. Small on the outside, huge on the inside, and self powered.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-27-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,773
Posted By pete_britt
As I remember, the consensus on the Casita Forum...

As I remember, the consensus on the Casita Forum for electric tongue jack is the Baker 3000 lb.
Forum: General Chat 06-27-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By pete_britt
How does a "made for auto" sunroof work on a...

How does a "made for auto" sunroof work on a Casita? Do you have any pictures?
Forum: General Chat 06-20-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,113
Posted By pete_britt
Some folks have found the 16 ft Scamp a better...

Some folks have found the 16 ft Scamp a better fit for them than the 16 ft Casita, probably because the added interior head room of the Scamp. The 17 ft Casita is almost as tall inside as the Scamp,...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-27-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By pete_britt
[We have a 16-foot Casita, not a 13.] The 16'...

[We have a 16-foot Casita, not a 13.] The 16' would use the same step as a 13'. If you send a note to Larry at Little House Customs, he may be able to provide instructions for somebody else to ...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-25-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By pete_britt
Besides adding solar panels, you need to consider...

Besides adding solar panels, you need to consider the batteries needed to avail yourself of the power you want to consume. A single battery probably won't support your listed uses.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-25-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By pete_britt
lost instructions

Does anybody have the instruction manual (small piece of paper) for the ebay meter? I misplaced mine and I need to reset % charged.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-10-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By pete_britt
Just order the proper assortment from Little...

Just order the proper assortment from Little House Customs. They know Casita's needs.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-21-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,880
Posted By pete_britt
I have that coupler on my utility trailer. It is...

I have that coupler on my utility trailer. It is not adjustable. I use a coupler pin lock something like this https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Coupler-Locks/DeadBolt/7691.html
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-10-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,027
Posted By pete_britt
The only problem I see with you employing tire...

The only problem I see with you employing tire chains, is getting them to you in time to meet your need. I have (and used tire chains on all wheels of a 4WD pickup) and have a set of chains for the...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-10-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,585
Posted By pete_britt
Quote: [A lot of today's trucks just have no...

Quote:
[A lot of today's trucks just have no payload. you put two cheeseburger eaten grown men in there and 1/2 you payload is gone.
I seen several post where $30,000 to $40,000 trucks ...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-29-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,234
Posted By pete_britt
I am using a Curt Clamp On Bike Rack (part 18013)...

I am using a Curt Clamp On Bike Rack (part 18013) that I got from etrailer.com.
I was concerned that it might restrict my turning radius. The attached picture shows no problem.
It is very...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-29-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,505
Posted By pete_britt
Back to trickle chargers: Northern Tool has a...

Back to trickle chargers: Northern Tool has a good one on sale for only about $25 BatteryMINDer Plus Charger/Maintainer/Desulfator 1.3 Amp, 12 Volt, Model# 12117 ...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-22-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,836
Posted By pete_britt
While considering and researching a rear view...

While considering and researching a rear view camera for out Casita, I saw that some backup cameras have infra red lights to provide night time illumination - real handy backing into a campsite at...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-11-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,029
Posted By pete_britt
If I pull my battery to check water levels, the...

If I pull my battery to check water levels, the hard part is done. So why not check with hygrometer. For my next battery (years away I hope) I plan to skip AGM and jump to Lithium (2x capacity, 1/2...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-19-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By pete_britt
Need fridge relay part id.

We need a replacement relay for a Dometic RM2454 (3-way fridge). I think that it is a common 12v relay available at auto parts store, but I don't know which one. I am about to tow my Casita to an...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-20-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,465
Posted By pete_britt
I have a Yamaha 2400 tri-fuel which is a bit...

I have a Yamaha 2400 tri-fuel which is a bit heavier than the 2000's, but will reliably run the A/C on propane. I start out with a full tank of gasoline, and switch to propane when that is empty.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-06-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,565
Posted By pete_britt
My wife really loves her Subaru Outback, and we...

My wife really loves her Subaru Outback, and we really love towing our Casita 17' with my K3500 long bed pickup. We will relegate the wear and tear of towing to the vehicle that was designed and...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 08-29-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,529
Posted By pete_britt
If you can make it, King of the Wild Frontier...

If you can make it, King of the Wild Frontier Fiberglass Egg Rally Come join us for a few days of relaxing camping and fellowship in beautiful eastern Tennessee. We will be meeting at David...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 08-25-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By pete_britt
If you can overlook the extra few inches in...

If you can overlook the extra few inches in height, ask Casita to install Mach 1 instead of Mach 8. Since it has a larger heat exchanger, it is more efficient and quieter. :zz
Forum: General Chat 08-09-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,686
Posted By pete_britt
I believe that the combination detectors are...

I believe that the combination detectors are propane and CO. The smoke detector needs to be mounted higher. It would be good to always have all 3 modes installed in your trailer or RV.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 08-03-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By pete_britt
For Casita specific rebuild posts, join Casita...

For Casita specific rebuild posts, join Casita Forum (casitaforum.com). Many examples of restoration projects have been posted there.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-01-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By pete_britt
RVs are built with the 120v neutral not connected...

RVs are built with the 120v neutral not connected to ground. This is to ensure that there is a single point ground when connected to shore power. If you connect your RV to a generator with floating...
Forum: General Chat 07-25-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,461
Posted By pete_britt
Yep, did all that. Phone can connect to Casita...

Yep, did all that. Phone can connect to Casita Forum when not at home. Comcast online support could not connect with Casita Forum either. Ping, using the static ip address (66.198.240.54 for...
Forum: General Chat 07-25-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,461
Posted By pete_britt
Donna, Thanks for the sympathy. I am glad for...

Donna,
Thanks for the sympathy. I am glad for you that Comcast is not causing you a problem. Maybe we are on different nodes of their service.
At this point I have tried everything that the gurus...
Forum: General Chat 07-25-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,461
Posted By pete_britt
Unhappy Only the Casita Forum is being blocked. All...

Only the Casita Forum is being blocked. All other sites work as expected.
By this time I have tried a boatload of different ways. Resetting modem, using static ip, calling Comcast, posting...
Forum: General Chat 07-24-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,461
Posted By pete_britt
Resetting modem did not help. I have contacted...

Resetting modem did not help. I have contacted Comcast and a2webhosting.com with the results of traceroute and ping. No solution yet.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-24-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,945
Posted By pete_britt
If that is what you are using, no bending is...

If that is what you are using, no bending is required. It just slips over the corners of the nut. But it is easy to check your installation. If you can unscrew the nut more than 1/12 turn with the...
Forum: General Chat 07-17-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,461
Posted By pete_britt
I thought that I should report on my progress on...

I thought that I should report on my progress on getting to the Casita Forum. When I am at home, using Comcast as my isp, I cannot reach casitaforum.com with computers or smart phone. At church...
Forum: General Chat 07-15-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,461
Posted By pete_britt
I can ping fiberglassrv.com (104.25.62.17) with...

I can ping fiberglassrv.com (104.25.62.17) with 15-20 ms response time.
But casitaforum.com (66.198.240.54) never responds to my ping.

I wonder if Comcast has a failure to communicate. :confused:
Forum: General Chat 07-15-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,461
Posted By pete_britt
Cleared browser cache and deleted cookies. Still...

Cleared browser cache and deleted cookies. Still can not connect to casitaforum.com. Please someone check the page info on the forum home page and post the actual ip address. It use to be...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-15-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,154
Posted By pete_britt
We have a 2013 Outback that looks jealously at my...

We have a 2013 Outback that looks jealously at my K3500 GMC pickup when we leave for a camping trip. While an Outback could tow a 17 ft Casita, the CVT (transmission) would suffer an early death.
Forum: General Chat 07-15-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,461
Posted By pete_britt
Just tried and success. www.casitaforum.com...

Just tried and success. www.casitaforum.com (http://www.casitaforum.com)

Well durn! It still does not work for me. Even the link you provided just times out. :confused:
Forum: General Chat 07-15-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,461
Posted By pete_britt
Casita Forum server down

I have tried several times a day for several days now and I cannot reach casitaforum.com. When I tried sending a email to webmaster@casitaforum.com, it bounced with an error message:
...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-03-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,182
Posted By pete_britt
Maybe a "clam-style" is different from a Clam...

Maybe a "clam-style" is different from a Clam Pavilion. A true Clam is easy for one short person to set-up. But you may need to attach a pull rope or use a step-stool so that you can reach the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-03-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,182
Posted By pete_britt
We opted for a Clam Pavilion instead of an...

We opted for a Clam Pavilion instead of an awning. When properly staked and guyed, It can withstand some pretty fierce wind. When the wind can't keep the bugs away, the screen sides will. With the...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-13-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,718
Posted By pete_britt
What is this about Diesel "tune up"? I have had...

What is this about Diesel "tune up"? I have had diesel since 1996 and no tune ups ever. I did have to change some glow plugs and flush the injector with Sea Foam on the '96 and replace (under...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-13-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,593
Posted By pete_britt
Larry Gamble (of Little House Customs) usually...

Larry Gamble (of Little House Customs) usually recommends the 35 amp unit. Because having only one fan makes it quieter that the 45 amp unit. Please remember to keep the 110v neutral separate from...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-28-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,509
Posted By pete_britt
When we got our Clam, Glenn's Army Navy (on line)...

When we got our Clam, Glenn's Army Navy (on line) had the best price. And good service too.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-07-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,188
Posted By pete_britt
I also have the larger Slime 12v compressor. ...

I also have the larger Slime 12v compressor. Small, not to noisy, and surprisingly quick. But it does not have an auto-shut-off, so you have to watch it so as to not over inflate a tire.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-06-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,609
Posted By pete_britt
An after market backup camera is pretty...

An after market backup camera is pretty inexpensive. And if you get a wireless version, you can have a camera on the back of the trailer to see behind you while towing.
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