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Old 05-14-2016, 07:58 PM   #71
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I just ordered some 3000k ones $24 for 10, I wanted to get the warmer ones. We shall see how they look. Thank you for your help.
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:36 AM   #72
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Glad to help. BTW I also replaced our trailer lights with LEDs to get brighter turn signals and stop lights. The original and LED bulb number is 1157.
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Old 05-19-2016, 11:55 PM   #73
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Power options?

Great info on this thread. We also just bought our first TT. 2016 195 BH. Can't wait to use it! We'll actually be between houses this summer and will end up living on the road with myself, the wife, and 3 kids under 4! Sound like fun??

Anyway, we'll be traveling all over Utah. Some time we'll be at sites with hook ups, other plugged into houses of family, but some time will be dry camping. I have seen some affordable used 4000W champion generaters online. Any thoughts? Will that be enough to run the AC? Also came across a 60 watt solar panel system to keep the batteries charged for $150. Worth the money?

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Old 05-21-2016, 11:48 AM   #74
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Congratulations on your new 2016 195BH and welcome to this forum. You and your family surely have some adventures ahead of you. Utah is a great state for camping.

Generators: We thought about it and decided the cost/weight/fuel to carry/Park restrictions on the times you can use them/some noise outweighed using solar panel(s) and a power inverter. But for your family of 5 it may be a good choice to run your appliances when dry camping, especially for several days.

Solar Panel(s)/inverter: We have yet to buy solar panels or an inverter. My research and talking with my trailer friends has us thinking about a Renogy 100w Foldable Solar Suitecase and a Go Power or Micro Solar pure sine 1000w inverter. We have two Group 27 deep cycle batteries.

Wife and I have not dry camped (yet) more than 4 consecutive days and just one of our two batteries worked fine for that period (we did not need to use our A/C, microwave or furnace). We have decided if we are going to need our A/C we will use hookups.

Hope this helps. Also, lots of great info in this forum on generators and solar systems and just about everything else.
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Old 05-28-2016, 12:03 PM   #75
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2016 195BH Update Report

DW and I bought our 195BH last February.

We just completed a 2K mile trip through NV, UT, CO, NM and AZ. We camped 11 nights both with hookups and dry camping. We had no issues with our trailer. Only negative was the 40 MPH sustained cross winds from the Grand Canyon to Kingman, AZ for about two hours. Got poor MPG but our WDH worked beautifully. It towed great, hardly any sway.

We dry camped 4 days at the Grand Canyon. Our fresh water tank was full at arrival. It would have needed a refill on the 4th day but we did not have to do it (we returned home). We learned to conserve our fresh water tank by using a water bottle to flush our toilet after a pee. Our 27 Group battery went from 12.8 to 12.4 volts over the 4 days. We used only the water pump, water heater and interior lights. We never used the furnace (the blower is the biggest battery drain). Instead, I installed a propane Camco Olympian Wave 3 catalytic converter. Kept it on the low setting and it worked great. Our Grand Canyon temps was mid 70s and low 40s.

In summary, this has been a GREAT trailer for us two. Many more trips planned this summer. Will keep updating this thread as we continue our journeys in our 195BH.
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Camp4two, just curious what do you use the bunk space for if its just two of you?


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We use the bunks for storage, primarily our clothes. DW has the bottom one, I use the top one. When we travel with our bikes we put one on the lower bunk (front wheel off) on old towels and one secured on the floor (front wheel off).

We have also used the two bunks as beds when family visited. We both thought this bunkhouse floorplan offered the most flexibility/options (for two) of all the FR trailers of this size.
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We are a family of 3, we use the top bunk for storage too. Mainly dirty laundry.
When our daughter gets older we have the bunks for a friend to come along, if we haven't upgraded by then.
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Old 06-18-2016, 12:34 PM   #79
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We have a WW X-Lite FS 195BH and took it to an RV park for the first time last weekend. One thing my wife and I noticed was the overhead A/C (upgrade over the window unit) is VERY loud! We can barely hear the TV with the A/C on. Is this normal?

Also, we are finding out real quick that this trailer is too small for our family of 4. We really wish our RV dealer wouldn't have suggested this one to us. She hates it so much that she wants us to sell it. I like the RV lifestyle but if my wife isn't happy no one is.

Also is there a way to install stabilizer jacks on the front? We noticed how easily the trailer shakes up near the bed due to not having stabilizers there.
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Also saw an old thread where someone replaced the dinette with a loveseat and cabinet. How easy is it to do this?


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