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Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 09-08-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,515
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Hi Donna,

If there should be an open site Oct 2-4 we'd like to come.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 12-22-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,945
Posted By Per Walthinsen
My experience with the Battleborn lithium b....

My experience with the Battleborn lithium b. parallels Jon's, except that I replaced two flooded cell batteries with one lithium, for the reasons he mentions. My old batteries were in two vented...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 12-17-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,568
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Hi Donna, Kathy and I plus our dog Finn will be...

Hi Donna,
Kathy and I plus our dog Finn will be in A52 from April 24 to the 26th. I know this is a non-hookup site, but that's OK. At least it will be close to your site, so you can expect the...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 03-10-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 21,260
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Our neighbor has a huge tree which the...

Our neighbor has a huge tree which the authorities have deemed to be of historical value and therefore we must stand there and wait for it to fall on its own. It sheds generous amounts of brown...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-10-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,392
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Greg: That is where mine was, behind the little...

Greg: That is where mine was, behind the little door.
I had a wake-up call last year when I opened the door and found a "gaggle" of ants inside the rim. So I tore out the door, filled the hole with...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-17-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,866
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Help for the aged.....

Increasingly the mods inflicted on our old Burro are dictated by age, infirmity, and senility. The goal is to make Burro-camping doable and delay the takeover by our son as long as possible.
...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 09-09-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,969
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Per and Kathy will arrive on the 2nd. O-35. ...

Per and Kathy will arrive on the 2nd. O-35.
2000 Burro 17'
See you there!
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-16-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,138
Posted By Per Walthinsen
The reason for using two Group 31 batteries is a...

The reason for using two Group 31 batteries is a bit embarrassing: I decided 14 years ago during my first intro to trailer ownership to move the batteries inside into vented boxes, one on each side...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-11-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,138
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Julie: We faced a dying 3-way Dometic, and...

Julie:
We faced a dying 3-way Dometic, and were not very impressed with its capabilities even when it was running properly. Poor cooling, wide temperature swings, etc. Only good thing was that...
Forum: General Chat 07-05-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,599
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Donna: I'm so happy for you! The new truck...

Donna: I'm so happy for you! The new truck really puts it together, too. (Although if you really want to be a YouTube sensation you might have gotten a Smart Car instead :)

It will be a while...
Forum: Classified Archives 05-21-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,449
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Kevin: Mine is from a year later. Black water...

Kevin:
Mine is from a year later. Black water tank on mine is 8 gal, fresh water about 17 gal, gray water about 17 gallons.

I hadn't heard that they could be had with an electric heater. The...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 03-27-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,557
Posted By Per Walthinsen
I've had the Tek. RF controller on our setup for...

I've had the Tek. RF controller on our setup for more than a year now, including a cross-country trip. After the initial pairing (using our old tug as the third vehicle for set-up purposes) the...
Forum: Classified Archives 02-04-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,560
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Typical on-the-road weight for ours is about 3200...

Typical on-the-road weight for ours is about 3200 lbs, give or take, depending on tank situation mostly.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-24-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,179
Posted By Per Walthinsen
I didn't find any equipment unhappy with our...

I didn't find any equipment unhappy with our non-sine wave inverter either, until my wife tried to run her little sewing machine on it. It sputtered and quit and acted sew contrary.

A 400w...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-15-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,003
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Update for anyone interested in the weird new...

Update for anyone interested in the weird new cook top I'm trying out:

As you could see in the pictures, I needed to put a spacer underneath the unit because the old Atwood was slightly wider. ...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 08-03-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,093
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Spent a night there about a month ago. Very...

Spent a night there about a month ago. Very nice, tried site #10 first but found it damp and buggy so changed to 26. Much better.

The woman in the office confirmed that no one speaks or...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 08-03-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,730
Posted By Per Walthinsen
13 years and counting.

13 years and counting.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-27-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,887
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Sorry for overlooking this topic, but I may be...

Sorry for overlooking this topic, but I may be able to add a little real life input.

Our 2013 Touareg TDI has towed approx 4500 miles in its short working life, the latest a trip halfway across...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-25-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,003
Posted By Per Walthinsen
While I haven't hooked it up yet, the plan is to...

While I haven't hooked it up yet, the plan is to hook it up to a hard-wired inverter which is switched on to supply sine-wave 120v to a light and some outlets. It should work, because the drain from...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-24-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,003
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Thanks for those kind words, all! Brian has...

Thanks for those kind words, all! Brian has pointed out what may be the other elephant in the room, however, and that is that the refrigerator enclosure should be sealed from the rest of the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-24-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,003
Posted By Per Walthinsen
A Cautionary Tale......

Less than a month ago we swung north around Williston, North Dakota, ably guided by our in-house travel nanny, Ludmilla Andropov. The place is a madhouse of drilling and related activity, so we...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-22-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,709
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Norm and Ginny: I originally started out with...

Norm and Ginny:
I originally started out with the extra transmission cooler Honda supplied, for a fee. After a cross-country trip I changed the oil in the tranny and realized it had started to...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-21-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,709
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Towed for more than a decade with a 1999 Honda...

Towed for more than a decade with a 1999 Honda Odyssey rated at 3500lbs (with two tranny coolers and temp gauge. Never a problem, but the effort put out by the poor thing was considerable, and the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-21-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,720
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Years ago I installed a 5000 Btu window-type AC...

Years ago I installed a 5000 Btu window-type AC under the bed in the rear of our Burro. Complicated duct work, holes in the floor only, 2 helper fans. (The detailed description of this install was...
Forum: General Chat 06-15-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 567,659
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Old trailer, new tow vehicle. Along the John Day...

Old trailer, new tow vehicle. Along the John Day River in N. Central Oregon.
Forum: General Chat 06-15-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By Per Walthinsen
We use it often to our children and grandchild in...

We use it often to our children and grandchild in Europe. Unfortunately they live in a rural setting with basic, rock bottom Internet speed. Our picture comes through beautifully, but theirs is...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 03-18-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,769
Posted By Per Walthinsen
I have struggled with this for a few years, but I...

I have struggled with this for a few years, but I may have hit on the answer. A system such as suggested by Jon seems to work. I purchased one some years ago and installed it in our Honda Ody,...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-26-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,083
Posted By Per Walthinsen
We changed out our propane unit to a Novacool 12v...

We changed out our propane unit to a Novacool 12v with good results. Danfoss compressor is ultra quiet and efficient and keeps the temperature much more under control. If you have a battery or a...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 01-15-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 20,194
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Per and Kathy, with Maja the furry wonder dog,...

Per and Kathy, with Maja the furry wonder dog, will be in A25 Friday through Sunday.

Fair warning: I'm bringing my Red Green cap.
Forum: General Chat 12-27-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,211
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Santa delivered a tow vehicle. Now the Burro will...

Santa delivered a tow vehicle. Now the Burro will probably gain weight with nary a thought of the consequences.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-12-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,380
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Home Depot sold a vinyl material with a little...

Home Depot sold a vinyl material with a little square pattern when I was looking for a little privacy on the glass to the bathroom. I found that one layer was fine for our purposes, but I'm sure two...
Forum: General Chat 10-12-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Inside finish

I seem to remember that the molded parts to finish the inside of the cabinets and closet were extra-cost options, so I don't think anything was removed. It was probably not put there in the first...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-25-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,666
Posted By Per Walthinsen
I's one of those little mysteries, Jack, because...

I's one of those little mysteries, Jack, because all the cabinet doors in mine hare molded fiberglass, rounded with a lip all around. Being a woodworker I have itched to replace them but they are...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-24-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,666
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Actually, Jack, I measured from the fixed wall to...

Actually, Jack, I measured from the fixed wall to the molded door, so the distance from fixed wall to fixed wall would be greater, probably about like yours.
Forum: General Chat 09-24-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,353
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Cricket: There were two major designs of...

Cricket:
There were two major designs of Burros: the regular-width ones and the wide-body ones. If I remember correctly the earlier ones (SacCity) started out regular body. The Escondido ones were...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-20-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,666
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Sure, I'll bite, Mike Magee and Vicki B.: 28...

Sure, I'll bite, Mike Magee and Vicki B.: 28 1/2" providing the hugest, most decadent and luxurious room for them knees and foots I have seen anywhere. Top that, all you "narrow-bodies." (I dare...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-09-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,100
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Ours had a twin-tube mount only when we got it. ...

Ours had a twin-tube mount only when we got it. Putting a cup of coffee on it was taking quite a risk.

I made a quick disconnect setup at two points along the front wall and reduced the tubing to...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 07-15-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,078
Posted By Per Walthinsen
I've standardized on making fixtures from IKEA...

I've standardized on making fixtures from IKEA pucks, mostly because of the ease of mounting, ready local availibility, and the somewhat cooler color temperature that I like.

To control the...
Forum: General Chat 07-06-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,532
Posted By Per Walthinsen
71 and 69. Regretting we didn't get our trailer...

71 and 69. Regretting we didn't get our trailer 30 years ago. Ours is a multi-use unit: travel trailer (up to 6 weeks at a time so far), camper (for hiking and veging) and guest suite at home (OK,...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-02-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,265
Posted By Per Walthinsen
This may not be exactly to the point, but I have...

This may not be exactly to the point, but I have a 6 gal Tote-N-Store and a 10 gal Tote-Along on those "not good for anything serious" wheels. Most of the time we go out for 2 or 3 nights without...
Forum: General Chat 06-29-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,777
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Ours has a 5000 Btu unit adapted to a location...

Ours has a 5000 Btu unit adapted to a location under the rear bed. It does a passable job in moderately high temps, but the cool down time is too long, and there seems to be no margin left for...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-29-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,602
Posted By Per Walthinsen
On my now-defunct Dometic 2333 the 12v element...

On my now-defunct Dometic 2333 the 12v element was 123 watts and the 120v element was something like 170 watts. The 12v was useless, and I ran the 120 watt element off an inverter for a while when...
Forum: General Chat 06-16-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,337
Posted By Per Walthinsen
After years of tents and rented tent trailers I...

After years of tents and rented tent trailers I found myself with a Honda Odyssey (for a long list of practical reasons) and soon realized that it had a 3500 lb tow limit and was a viable tow...
Forum: General Chat 06-13-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,353
Posted By Per Walthinsen
I'd be OK with "Ancient of Days."

I'd be OK with "Ancient of Days."
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-03-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,159
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Jen: Unscrew that lid, put it on a piece of...

Jen:

Unscrew that lid, put it on a piece of cardboard, trace the largest chip. Then cut out the cardboard, trace the chip between every screw, get a jigsaw with a fine-toothed blade and duplicate...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-30-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,678
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Jen: Our trailer was basically new when we...

Jen:
Our trailer was basically new when we got it, and the smell was strong. We are not sensitive to this but the smell was unpleasant. When I mounted a carbon monoxide detector in it it went...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-25-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,357
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Sorry, I left the picture off.

Sorry, I left the picture off.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-25-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,357
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Tina: The tail lights, stop lights, exterior...

Tina:
The tail lights, stop lights, exterior marker lights are not connected to the trailer battery but are extensions of the lights in your tow vehicle.

As has been pointed out in a different...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-24-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,357
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Tina: Three pictures. First, the original...

Tina:
Three pictures. First, the original panel front. Second, the grafted-on new converter in the back. Third, the replacement 12v fuse block.

If and when you delve into these things contact...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-24-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,357
Posted By Per Walthinsen
Tina: I've done extensive electrical work on...

Tina:
I've done extensive electrical work on our Burro so I have come to some conclusions.

If I were in your shoes I would mentally and otherwise prepare to part with most of the Newmark. The...
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