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RE: 2013 Ford F150 3.5 V6 Ecoboost and should I tow with it??

Did we scare the OP away? Somehow his original post got way off topic.
mbopp 02/24/17 07:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: What kind of towing vehicle should I get for a 26ft bnkhs

Bunkhouse - how many kids? A crew cab 1/2-ton will be nearly max'd out with just passengers and kids. I'd opt for a 3/4 ton.
mbopp 02/23/17 03:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2013 Ford F150 3.5 V6 Ecoboost and should I tow with it??

Welcome to the forum. At 11,000# it must have the Max Tow package, have you verified that? And what's the yellow-sticker payload on it? I'm about 7200# in the TT loaded, and I'm right at the rear axle rating according to the CAT scales. This is an extended cab, standard payload, with just DW & myself. Power-wise, I'm more than satisfied with the EB F150. Handling is also good using a Reese Dual Cam. I still have the "P" tires but run them at 40PSI (44PSI rated.)
mbopp 02/23/17 01:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: new Escalade as TV

How many people are you hauling, how much gear are you carrying, and what size trailer are you looking to tow? I'll treat this as a loaded 1/2-ton crew cab - you'll probably run out of payload after it's all said and done.
mbopp 02/21/17 08:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Solar Port

Our Grand Design has a 10 AMP solar port. I consider it pretty much useless, if I ever go solar I'll connect the controller to the battery with adequate gauge wire.
mbopp 02/18/17 11:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Choosing city water or fresh water tank

If the pump is "on" and the city water pressure falls below the threshold pressure that the pump is set for then the pump will turn on.
mbopp 02/17/17 02:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: cotter pin size for 1 inch spindle?

Best guess is 1/8". Get a 2" long one, you can always clip it off.
mbopp 02/17/17 08:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Paying in full before delivery???

Maybe I got lucky..... When we purchased our last TT 5 years ago we bought it in January and the dealer held it until April with just a deposit.
mbopp 02/16/17 12:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Battery-generator-charging upgrades?

Our '05 Starcraft hybrid had a (useless) Elixir converter. The shakedown for the new TT was 2 weeks of no-hookup camping. Current mods: All LED lighting including the hood fan. 2-G29 12V batteries. To do over I'd go with 2 GC batteries. An IOTA 55A deck-mount converter in the pass-through to suppliment the factory WFCO (disconnected.) Honda 2000i generator. It runs everything except the AC. 2-gallon accumulator tank on the water system. I didn't realize the slide-mounted fridge has vent fans, an added draw. I try to run the generator an hour a day but can go 2 days on the batteries. I have a macerator pump and 30 gallon barrel mounted in the bed of the truck. Didn't want a tote, and this works for me. Also have a 15 gallon barrel for hauling fresh water. We refill it whenever we're out.
mbopp 02/16/17 07:22am Travel Trailers
RE: What brake controller

I had a time delay controller for our pop-up. POS, dumped it. I've had my old Prodigy P1 for 10 years now.
mbopp 02/16/17 05:50am Towing
RE: Walk Around Queen Bed

Why 7' wide?
mbopp 02/16/17 05:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Full time travel trailer

Over on the Grand Design forum a few people are full-timing in their Reflection TT's. And even a few in their Imagines. GD doesn't have any warranty limits for part time vs full time use.
mbopp 02/15/17 04:48pm Beginning RVing
RE: Be Afraid... Be Very Afraid...

Yeah, we had a Heartland and were satisfied with it..... Until I showed DW the floor plan for the Grand Design Imagine 2650RK. And as a whole the owners on the GD forum are happy. Guess what's in the driveway? Actually, we like the retracting shower door in the GD. No more banging into the wall or toilet. And BTW - GD is now owned by Winnebago.
mbopp 02/15/17 04:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Survey - who has had a citation for RV overweight?

Ancient history but - Eons ago dad (RIP) was pulled over in NY state in his pickup truck (IIRR he had commercial plates on it.) He had a track trencher in the bed and it did squat a bit. Weight was OK on his axles and tires but he was over on his registration weight. Seems I remember the fine was $1000 or so. He drove 10-wheelers and equipment trailers for years and this was his only overweight ticket. So yes they will pull a pickup over.
mbopp 02/15/17 10:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: pellet BBQ's

I'm a bit concerned on using a pellet BBQ. What is the "glue" suppliers use for the pellets, and what fumes do they give off?
mbopp 02/15/17 06:13am Around the Campfire
RE: When do you know....?

For me, it depends. $40 for an oil change, tire rotation, check the brakes, and top off the fluids is better than me paying $25 for oil and a filter and still have to crawl under the truck, get dirty, and take the used oil to the recycler. But being quoted almost $1000 for a brake job???!!! For $300 I bought new pads and rotors. It's bull work but not rocket science. BTW - my first engine job was a pony engine on a Cat dozer. I was 14 or so....
mbopp 02/14/17 04:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: TT n00b

Before we get into the trailers, let's re-visit your Tundra...... I'm afraid you're falling into a common trap with new RV trailer owners. You're looking at tow capacity when in reality you need to be looking at payload first. What model Tundra - crew cab? What's the payload? It should be on a yellow sticker on the drivers door pillar. Now add the weights of your passengers and "stuff" you'll be carrying. And 600# seems light for a hitch weight, it'll probably be closer to 800# and more for the Gray Wolf. And now add the weight of your hitch. Remember - the hitch weight is cantilevered over the rear axle. You'll be unloading the front axle and adding that weight to the rear axle. A WD (weight distribution) hitch will get you some, but not all, of that weight back. As far as trailers, take your pick. Having a good dealer is more important than brand.
mbopp 02/14/17 10:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Wheel Assembly Advice

The shoes look OK. Are the drums scored? If the drums are OK I'd replace the bearings on a trailer that old and put it back together.
mbopp 02/14/17 06:55am Tech Issues
RE: Airbag question about manual fill

If I ever went the airbag route I'd skip the compressor. I carry a 12V compressor to air up the tires, bicycles, air mattress,and grandkids inflatable float boat.
mbopp 02/14/17 06:48am Towing
RE: Help Needed to pair new Tahoe w/ TT

Another vote for a 3/4-ton crew cab with that trailer. Between the soft springs on the SUV and the weight of your passengers, gear, and trailer tongue you'll be over on your Tahoe gross weight. And it won't be a fun ride.
mbopp 02/14/17 06:44am Travel Trailers
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