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Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-23-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By Jane P.
Thanks for all your responses. In addition...

Thanks for all your responses.

In addition to posted responses, I received several PMs.

I have not yet purchased a backup camera, and will do more research.

We do have an older Garmin, and...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-23-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,019
Posted By Jane P.
Thumbs up :iagree: This particular thread addresses...

:iagree:

This particular thread addresses the following questions:


Lithium vs 2 deep cell lead acids
If Lithium, where to locate.
Optional electronic equipment that can support Lithium...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-21-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,019
Posted By Jane P.
Hi Jon, Used Sikaflex 21 to seal that hole....

Hi Jon,
Used Sikaflex 21 to seal that hole. The cost for using a professional was extremely reasonable, and I highly recommend going that route.

Looking at the picture of your trailerís dinette...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-21-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Jane P.
Congradulations on you new trailer. Use it in the...

Congradulations on you new trailer. Use it in the Best of Health!

Bigfoots are my fiberglass trailers of choice.

I'm assuming you will be renting space in a RV storage facility.

What's of...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-21-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,985
Posted By Jane P.
Thanks Jon, This is very helpful. I'm...

Thanks Jon,
This is very helpful.

I'm learning about Lithium Batteries as I go along. I naively assumed that, given enough drive time, I would arrive at a new camp site with a fully charged...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-21-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,019
Posted By Jane P.
Here are pictures of my Battle Born 100v Li...

Here are pictures of my Battle Born 100v Li Battery drop.

I decided to put the battery in the cabin. It is located in the street side cubby hole, under the dinnette seat. I'll be locating the BVM...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-21-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,019
Posted By Jane P.
Hi Doug, I am curious. How does this 3 amp...

Hi Doug,

I am curious. How does this 3 amp charger complement or add an additional element to a multi-stage replacement to the lower section of the converter? (For Instance, I got a Pacific...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-19-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,985
Posted By Jane P.
Hi Jon, I dropped a new BB 100v lithium last...

Hi Jon,
I dropped a new BB 100v lithium last week, along with a Pacific Dynamics replacement to my controllerís lower section. After reading the various posts to this thread, I decided to locate the...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 02-15-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,691
Posted By Jane P.
Hi Bob, Interesting post. I actually...

Hi Bob,

Interesting post.

I actually get a kick out of everyone's projects. The trailers are their hobbies, and they love experimenting.

Regarding CPAP. You can go up to 4 days without...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 02-15-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,691
Posted By Jane P.
I have heard good things about Victron. :pth

I have heard good things about Victron. :pth
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 02-15-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,691
Posted By Jane P.
Hi Wolf, You should check your insusrance...

Hi Wolf,
You should check your insusrance policy or contact your provider.

I am eligible for a brand new machine every 3 or 4 years. It may even be California law. If you CPAP is so old it does...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 02-13-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,691
Posted By Jane P.
My eyes are glazing over. Obviously need to look...

My eyes are glazing over. Obviously need to look into battery readers ... and redbull. :eek:

Seriously ... this is a timely thread for me.

I camp off grid and have been using a CPAP for 5 or 6...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 02-13-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,691
Posted By Jane P.
Franswa, Looking at your pictures. Did you get...

Franswa,
Looking at your pictures. Did you get a new Bigfoot?
If not, your dinette and roof looks immaculate. ;)
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-13-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By Jane P.
I spoke with Maxx a few months ago about the...

I spoke with Maxx a few months ago about the MaxxWindow Vent. First of all Maxx is under new ownership. The previous owner stopped producing the MaxxWindowvent several years before they sold the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-13-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,085
Posted By Jane P.
:goodposting:

:goodposting:
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-13-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,085
Posted By Jane P.
Seriously consider Champion Inverter 2000...

Seriously consider Champion Inverter 2000 generator. It costs $499 at Cabelas vs cost of a Honda. I've seen it on sale for much less. The Champion weighs about 45 LBS, and has a great reputation....
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-11-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By Jane P.
Ahh ... we have a Tahoe. Thanks for the...

Ahh ... we have a Tahoe.

Thanks for the clarification
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-11-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By Jane P.
Hi Steve, Good question! There is a big...

Hi Steve,

Good question!

There is a big advantage to hardwiring the RVS-2CAM monitor:

grid marks become visible
the audio works, so you can hear your helper
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-11-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By Jane P.
Thanks Jann, Great post! I am confused:...

Thanks Jann,
Great post!

I am confused: what you mean by the engine cover?

Now that heís retired, my husband is usually available to help me back up. But I still solo and need to backup myself...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-11-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By Jane P.
Hi Tom, My stereo system does notsupport a...

Hi Tom,
My stereo system does notsupport a front view camera. Being able to use that screen would be the best of all worlds.

Where did you mount the 2nd camera on the trailer?

What sort of...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-11-2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By Jane P.
Thanks for your reply. Honestly, i hadnít...

Thanks for your reply.

Honestly, i hadnít thought of placing a 7Ē monitor directly behind the steering wheel, and iíd need to give that serious thought. My initial concern is safely reaching over...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-10-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By Jane P.
Thumbs up Backup Camera System Quandary

Hi Everyone,

So, Iím customizing our new-to-us Bigfoot 21 in time for late Winter/early Spring camping. Most everything needed for off grid camping has been addressed.

Now itís time for those...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-10-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By Jane P.
I also want to know where you got them! ...

I also want to know where you got them!

Definitely put one at your bed window where you can reach out & close the window if it gets cold. I am assuming that the arms of your awning will not...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 12-03-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,219
Posted By Jane P.
An older auto I owned did not have bluetooth...

An older auto I owned did not have bluetooth capabilities. So I bought a JABRA Bluetooth Car Speakerphone. This gave me hands free capabilities while driving. It wasn't the best quality sound, but I...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 12-03-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,219
Posted By Jane P.
Hi Walt I did the same exact thing last year....

Hi Walt
I did the same exact thing last year. I upgreaded the radio in my TV and installed a new auto stereo system in my BF 19.

I went to a auto stereo shop that was recommended by the owner of...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 11-08-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By Jane P.
I AGREE That is my experience in our...

I AGREE



That is my experience in our BF 21. It was much less worry for me taking a shower in my BF 19's marine bath.



I think that is something you have to consider with your potential...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 11-06-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By Jane P.
I just moved “up” from a Bigfoot 19, with a very...

I just moved “up” from a Bigfoot 19, with a very comfortable marine bath to a Bigfoot 21 with a separate shower stall.

I have to say that I truly loved the Bigfoot 19’s marine bath. That’s mainly...
Forum: General Chat 10-30-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,276
Posted By Jane P.
Good post, Jim I am a big fan of dog training....

Good post, Jim
I am a big fan of dog training. To me that is the hallmark of responsible dog ownership. A well trained dog can accompany you to a variety of places and events. It's not easy to train...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 08-16-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,249
Posted By Jane P.
Just wanted to update everyone. I sold my BF...

Just wanted to update everyone.

I sold my BF 19 last month to a Southern California couple with a young daughter. They are very excited & are planning for their first camping trip.

We bought a...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 07-10-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,249
Posted By Jane P.
Maria, weíre located in Southern California.

Maria, weíre located in Southern California.
Forum: General Chat 07-07-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,132
Posted By Jane P.
Hi Laura, Let me state out front that I have...

Hi Laura,

Let me state out front that I have a BF 19 for sale, which may or may not meet your needs. But it is an awesome trailer that has served me very well for several years.

Having said...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 07-03-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,249
Posted By Jane P.
You misunderstood me. I was addressing the lack...

You misunderstood me. I was addressing the lack of a specific category for Solo campers. Because topics focusing on solo camping is usually found in the Full Timing section of this forum, I decided...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 07-02-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,249
Posted By Jane P.
Dry camping is camping without "hookups" for...

Dry camping is camping without "hookups" for drinking water, electricity, or sewage. Most trailers have duel power for refrigerators & heaters. So if you are "off the grid", your refrigerator/freezer...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 07-01-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,249
Posted By Jane P.
Attention Solo Fiberglassers: Selling my '92 Bigfoot 19

There doesn't seem to be a good place for people, especially women, who are interested in going solo with a Fiberglass trailer.

I am selling my Bigfoot 19. The reason: we are getting a BF21RB. My...
Forum: NEW Fiberglass RV Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Trade 06-29-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,105
Posted By Jane P.
1992 BIGFOOT Bigfoot 19 Fiberglass

FULFILL YOUR SUMMER CAMPING DREAMS AND SENSE OF ADVENTURE



This is a very special travel trailer. Significantly lighter than a Bigfoot 21, it combines the Bigfoot 17RB s dynamic floor plan...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-23-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,661
Posted By Jane P.
Let me update you all. My need to move to...

Let me update you all.

My need to move to solar has not changed. However, we are purchasing a Bigfoot 21RB, which comes with a fan, microwave & stereo.
Unfortunately, no solar (or generator)....
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-23-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,661
Posted By Jane P.
I totally agree. Thatís what Iíve been doing....

I totally agree. Thatís what Iíve been doing. Started our with a generator (sorry JIM), added all LED lights, after a couple of years began to think about deep cell batteries (to delay need for the...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 06-21-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,587
Posted By Jane P.
Let me pass on a lesson l learned the hard way:...

Let me pass on a lesson l learned the hard way: pack enough for 6-10 days. Use only one travel case. Bring lots of quarters & laundry soap-I highly recommend tide pods. Plan to go to the laundromat...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-15-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,661
Posted By Jane P.
Fake ?!! :omy It's an Amazon.com product. ...

Fake ?!! :omy

It's an Amazon.com product.

I think it is even an "Amazon's Choice"

Thanks for the head's up, Glen. I'm tossing it from my shopping cart. As far as I'm concerned this thing is...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-15-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,661
Posted By Jane P.
[QUOTE=Jim Bennett;745316]Hey, give me a break, I...

[QUOTE=Jim Bennett;745316]Hey, give me a break, I can be tactful just as much as obnoxious. :D

Jim, you are a true gentleman and sweetheart - as long as you're not discussing generators.

Here...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-15-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,661
Posted By Jane P.
:floor Worth the price of starting the thread!

:floor Worth the price of starting the thread!
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-13-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,661
Posted By Jane P.
Jim, I never tire of seeing this picture. ...

Jim, I never tire of seeing this picture.

For me, this is a process. My initial goal is to figure out my needs. Then I can think about the system hardware.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-12-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,661
Posted By Jane P.
Ummm ... between noisy generator and cooking...

Ummm ... between noisy generator and cooking stories, this thread is heading off the grid.;)

Last year, I bought a stovetop pressure cooker, which has replaced the microwave for most dishes....
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-12-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,661
Posted By Jane P.
LOL. Before I added that second battery, I...

LOL.

Before I added that second battery, I did fire up the generator daily. I made it a point to run the generator as I prepared dinner. I usually used the microwave for vegetables, microwaveable...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-12-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,661
Posted By Jane P.
Responding to recommendations regarding...

Responding to recommendations regarding installing portable vs rooftop panels, I started a thread last year asking about this very decision.

...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-12-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,661
Posted By Jane P.
So, I hope you learned a lesson: always take your...

So, I hope you learned a lesson: always take your generator. ^_^

I really appreciate the ability to use my microwave. Also, Iíve stopped at campgrounds that are out electricity.

Itís king of...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-12-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,661
Posted By Jane P.
My camping situation changes with each trip....

My camping situation changes with each trip. Sometimes I stay in the same place for a couple of weeks. Sometimes I’m there for just a couple of days.

However, fresh water and my grey water tank...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-12-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,661
Posted By Jane P.
Wired in parallel Theyíre 12 volt batteries.

Wired in parallel

Theyíre 12 volt batteries.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-12-2019, 02:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,661
Posted By Jane P.
I can go several days without having to recharge....

I can go several days without having to recharge. I added the second battery to run the CPAP machine. The ceiling fan is new, and I donít know how it will effect the batteries. Iíd like to expand my...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-12-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,661
Posted By Jane P.
Some Basic Questions Re Solar

Hi all.
It’s time to go solar. I’ve done everything I can to conserve energy: I have 2 deep cycle batteries which support all LED light bulbs, a 12 volt stereo system, a 12 volt ceiling fan. The...
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