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RE: 4 season camping

I have an older Bigfoot (2000), 27 foot. It is 4 season, built in Canada where it is cold. It has a big 35,000 BTU furnace that 2/3 of the heat goes to the enclosed tanks. Those enclosed tanks include the pull valves being enclosed. Dual pane windows. The water tank is under the bed on top of the insulated floor. The water lines are run through the heater ducts. Two 30 pound propane tanks with room to add 2 more 30 pounders in the compartment if you really want to stay in sub zero for a few days. As long as you have propane and you run the furnace, there should be no problem. On the flip side I can keep my trailer at 64 degrees in 115 AZ heat in the full sun.
marcsbigfoot20b27 01/23/20 12:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Carlisle Radial Trail HD tires?

I have the Carlisle Radial Trail RH tires. They've been great over the last 4 years and a lot of miles. No issues at all and good wear. 2 years ago I had one RH (not HD) lose the tread on the way north to a campsite. Very small amount of damage. On the way back on the same trip another one lost 3/4 of the tread with 1/4 slapping and blowing a hole in the bottom of my trailer. All 4 tires were only 4 years old and less than 7000 miles. Both that came apart still had 80 psi in them....LRE tires. After inspection, the last 2 were also showing separation and Carlisle did nothing about any of it. Will never deal with that company again. Of course Im only complaining because I had a negative experience. Ordered GY endurance and no issues after 2 years and 5000 miles.
marcsbigfoot20b27 01/17/20 11:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Coast on the uphills accelerate on the downhills

I had a 99 Tahoe 4L60E with both OEM computer and then upgraded to 0411 LS style computer.....so I could tune it and the trans plus add tow haul which the old GMT 400 PCM didnt have. I found 2nd gear does NOT have lock up at all...(the reason is you can manually put shifter into 2nd and it will start there from a dead stop, and if you were to do that stopped or come to a stop, you would stall the engine). My problem was my highly modified 99 would only pull 45 mph max going up the rim past Payson AZ, nice big 10 mile 7-8% mountain. I was stuck wide open at 4000 rpm in second with my ~7400 lb trailer and the trans temps would start cooking. Brought my laptop with and tuned the trans with EFI Live to lock up in 2nd gear after 3000 rpms/at certain throttle position/speed. But it only works if you have it in D or 3. I could also change if I wanted it to stay locked up during shifts or not....I cant remember how the OEM tune was anymore. 3rd will lock up as well as 4th and using T/H it will stay locked longer/load. My guess is your converter clutch may be going, or the pressure to it is too low.
marcsbigfoot20b27 01/11/20 12:39pm Towing
RE: Microwaves on inverters.

I have a unit with 1500 watt microwave and would like to be able to use it occasionally when dry camping (10 min or less at a time). I plan to use a 2000 watt pure sine wave inverter. Also plan using it on a 900 watt coffee maker (about 15 min a pot). Anyone have any experience with this setup? Thanks, Doug run our microwave quite often on an inverter. you will need enough battery and big short cables from battery to inverter. Now one thing to consider, which we did was to toss the original microwave in the donate pile and buy a panasonic true inverter microwave. It's operation is much different than traditional microwaves. when in partial power mode it doesn't cycle between 0% and 100%, it actually runs at the % set. So.... if you set it to 50% that's what it runs at continually. Ours is a 1500watt microwave and I run it easily on a 1000W inverter if power is set to 50% or less. At 50% power it does NOT take twice as long to heat something, more like 25% longer. I also have a hotel type keurig that draws 900W and we run it off the 1000W inverter with no problems either. for this type of draw I'd recomend either 4 GC2s or a bank of 12V. GC2's aren't great for large current draw and have high internal resistance compared to a 12V jar. So with only 2 GC2's your inverter may shut down when batteries are below 75%ish SOC. With 4 GC2's it should work down to 50%. I run 4GC2's, with only 2 it only worked with batteries charged above 75% or so. A few others have had similar experiences. Same here....ditched the OEM microwave and got an inverter microwave. Cooks more evenly at 40-50% and uses less peak power with no cycling from 100% to 0 to 100 and irritating my psw inverter, even though with 3 AGM deep cycle 100 ah batteries and 360 watts of solar it never made a peep anyway. Would work with two 6 volts also at level 5 without the low voltage alarms.
marcsbigfoot20b27 11/12/19 10:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacing 12-volt batteries with 6-volt

Yup kinda and I hated it. Had one 12 volt from the factory. Added two 6 volt GC2 batteries to power my inverter. . Maybe you should have removed the 12v. 2 -6v batteries are not enough for any big draw inverters. 4 minimum, 6 is better, but incredibly heavy. At the time (years ago) I had added the two 6 volt stand alone portable sitting under the trailer hooked to the inverter, recharging with 100 watts portable solar. Now it’s 3 AGM group 31 Dekka deep cycle in parallel powering everything Including inverter with 360 watts of mounted solar with MPPT. With the solar I am recharged full every afternoon all 10 days in a row boondocking. This year I finally junked the small microwave and got an inverter microwave. For you guys with two 6 volts it would work well cooking at 30-50% power or whatever you want and only drawing that much.......cooks more even and your inverter won’t complain.
marcsbigfoot20b27 11/04/19 08:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacing 12-volt batteries with 6-volt

Yup kinda and I hated it. Had one 12 volt from the factory. Added two 6 volt GC2 batteries to power my inverter. . They constantly needed water and could not handle the draw from my 2000 watt psw inverter. Swapped the whole thing to 3 AGM 12 volt deep cycle batteries in parallel and couldn’t be happier. My solar charges them faster also.
marcsbigfoot20b27 11/03/19 09:56pm Tech Issues
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