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RE: P_C or Laptop

Quite a few years back I bought a laptop to take with us travelling. It quickly replaced the desktop we have. In fact, the desktop is retired since it was an XP machine.
mbopp 02/25/15 03:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: McKesh mirrors, broken mounts?

I loosen the 3 screws on the ball mount enough that I can adjust the mirror with slight resistance. Once the mirror is where I want it I tighten the screws again. No further adjustment should be necessary.
mbopp 02/22/15 05:11pm Towing
RE: Did your parents own a Ford?

Dad always had a pickup but wasn't loyal to any brand. Dodge, Ford, GMC, a few Chevy's, another Ford, a couple of Rams, and finally his Toyota. With 5 kids mom's car was a 3-seat, full size wagon, mostly Pontiacs.
mbopp 02/21/15 07:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: I am sorry.

DS lives in Louisville, KY. It was colder there than in Lake Placid, NY.
mbopp 02/19/15 03:51pm Around the Campfire
RE: Warning - Firearm Carriers - Avoid New Jersey

Per Federal law, you can transport a handgun (with restrictions) through a state on your way to your destination. However, states such as NJ and Maryland can make your life a living hell fighting for your rights.
mbopp 02/19/15 08:36am Roads and Routes
RE: experiences towing with 3.5L ecoboost

I had a 2012 F150 EcoBoost MaxTow. Had 28k miles on it when I traded it in after 5k miles or so of overheating issues I'm surprised - the MaxTow package has a bigger radiator with an extra row of tubes over the standard tow package (at least that's what Ford told me.) OK, so I have a small TT but it's never given me a hint of overheating as opposed to my Envoy.
mbopp 02/18/15 04:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: experiences towing with 3.5L ecoboost

A search will give you hours of reading on towing with a EB F150. Short story - our TT weighs 4800# empty (no idea loaded) and with my wife and I it doesn't lack for power. For your trailer and boat either the 5.0 V-8 or possibly the base V-6 would be OK.
mbopp 02/18/15 08:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone tow with a trailblazer ext 4.2 with 410 ??

Good luck finding a 410 TB / Envoy. Our HTT weighed 3800# empty, and the '04 I-6 Envoy I had was marginal with just 2 adults. Too many major repairs made me trade it early on the F150 I now have.
mbopp 02/14/15 08:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F-150 Ecoboost 3:55 vs. 3:73

My 3.55 Eco does just fine but our TT weighs 4800# empty and it's just DW & me. Actually, with the non-max tow option the 3.55 and 3.73 Eco have the same tow rating. I asked Ford about what gave the Max tow the higher tow rating and they replied that the Max tow got a bigger radiator. As soon as I see bunkhouse I have to ask - how many people, and is it a crew cab? If you can't find a max payload F150 I'd hold out for a max tow one.
mbopp 02/14/15 07:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric lift for 22 ft TT

Trailer tires seem to have more catastrophic failures than run of the mill flat tires. I carry a spare.
mbopp 02/13/15 10:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Battery Shut-Off

It'll work but it needs to be mounted in a dry location. Like ianmac23 I put a marine switch on my TT.
mbopp 02/11/15 03:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: help on battery cut off switch and volt meter

I installed a Blue Sea marine switch in the negative battery cable. It's mounted in a plastic electrical box attached to the side of the battery box: http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k530/starmaster1953/North%20Trail%2021FBS/100_1313_zpsd49e6dc9.jpg height=640 width=480
mbopp 02/08/15 02:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Axle spacing

Wide track axles are a way to spread the weight out on a lightweight frame. I have them and hate them. Way too much side scuffing on tight turns and you can see the camber change in the mirrors.
mbopp 02/05/15 05:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Reccomendation needed

We stayed at Odetah a few years back. Some sites were gray water only (garden hose adapter required) but that may have changed. We'd go there again if we were to do a repeat of Mystic.
mbopp 02/05/15 05:50pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Show Your Age!

How about the headlight hi-lo foot-stomp switch on the floor. And oil-bath air cleaners.
mbopp 02/03/15 03:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Show Your Age!

Had a '64 Dodge automatic I could push start. Push button shift, too.
mbopp 02/03/15 02:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Tundra and Windjammer 3008W - any experience?

Crewmax - how many people are you hauling, and what's the payload rating?
mbopp 02/03/15 08:23am Travel Trailers
RE: After-market mirrors

I'm using a pair of CIPA slip-on mirrors on my F150.
mbopp 01/31/15 08:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone with experience towing with a Suburban

'03 1500 5.3? Probably has a 4L60E transmission. Get the biggest, baddest transmission cooler you can fit in it.
mbopp 01/31/15 11:58am Travel Trailers
RE: toasted wheel bearing

You'll need to support the frame to unload both axles. And it's good practice to replace the "U" bolts and not re-use the old ones. Brake wire splicing connections will have to be waterproof. Having an air gun helps.
mbopp 01/31/15 07:55am Tech Issues
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