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RE: Adirondacks...boondocking

I don't know of any free campsites near Mt Marcy or in the High Peaks area. There are roadside sites on Floodwood Rd in the St Regis area, and Horseshoe Lake near Sabattis. The Moose River Plains used to have sites but I heard a rumor DEC was closing the road to vehicle traffic.
mbopp 08/01/14 05:43pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Weight and Truck

Depending on the cab configuration, trim, and package Ford F150 1/2-tons can have a payload from 800# to 2200#. On the door jamb there's a yellow sticker that lists the payload for that particular truck. Ignore the manufacturers brochure payload weights, they're for stripped-down models.
mbopp 07/31/14 05:37pm Beginning RVing
RE: Weight and Truck

Another question - How many people & how much gear are you hauling? Crew cab 1/2-tons run out of payload real quick with an S.O., 3 kids, a dog, and bikes / firewood in the bed.
mbopp 07/31/14 04:58pm Beginning RVing
RE: Tacoma as TV for ECON 16RB?

Does the F150 have the factory brake controller? If not, it can be added or you can fit a Prodigy in its place. And have the dealer install the fuse and relay for the trailer charge line.
mbopp 07/30/14 11:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Can I drain my hot water heater with low point drain?

I can drain mine by opening the cold low point drain and a hot sink faucet.
mbopp 07/30/14 09:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Blank Tank Ripper Comes To Elkmont

Just remember - "It's all about me." You can't fix stupid. I'd have called the ranger.
mbopp 07/30/14 03:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: thousand Islands or lake George ny

Unless you like open water I'd look into the Raquette Lake / Fulton chain area, or the Tupper Lake area. State / DEC campground, or private w/ full-hookups?
mbopp 07/29/14 06:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Battery charging

Posting the make / model of your converter would help. If it's a WFCO or Progressive Dynamics it won't hurt the battery by keeping it plugged in.
mbopp 07/29/14 06:50am Tech Issues
RE: 235SRG Antigua Repair

I broke a few of the plastic bell washers on the Starcraft HTT we had. The dealer had metal replacements. Mine were riveted in. Drilling them out was easy. For replacements I measured to the inside of the bunk and used a 1" hole saw to cut an access hole, dug out the styrofoam insulation, and used a #10 bolt, nut & washer to attach the new one. Oh - a dab of sealer on the washer & bolt before they went together. I bought some 1" plastic plugs at a big box store to cover the holes.
mbopp 07/28/14 05:25pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Chevy Trailblazer tow vehicle

My I-6 Envoy (twin to the TB) made a marginal but workable tv for the 21SSO HTT we had. IIRR the HTT came in at 3850# unloaded and it was DW & me, no kids. With a Reese Dual Cam there was no sway despite the short wheelbase. Get the biggest external transmission cooler you can along with a temp gauge.
mbopp 07/28/14 05:19pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Battery help

2 weeks w/o a generator will be tough. I haven't gone the solar route because our favorite dry campsites are shaded and I don't like the idea of having portable solar panels sitting out while we're gone. Before our first trip the new TT got LED lighting and dual G27 batteries. I supplimented the WFCO converter with a 55A Iota mounted in the front pass-through, 3' of cable to the batteries & charged with a Honda. To do it all over again I'd go with 2-6V batteries. If you're against a generator and charging off the truck I think you're only hope is solar, 100W bare minimum. If I had to charge off a vehicle I'd use a 1000W PSW inverter and an external 3-stage charger since my guess is you have a WFCO in the trailer now.
mbopp 07/28/14 04:43pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: water into trailer

I've had my Watts regulator stick from sitting over the winter and not flow water. It's not that hard to disassemble and clean.
mbopp 07/28/14 03:38pm Beginning RVing
RE: Black tank and toilet paper and chemicals

FWIW, my $.02: I switched to Quilted Northern TP, we previously used Angel Soft but that doesn't break down as well as it used to. Get yourself a flush wand if you don't want to install a tank rinser. Just be sure it's in the tank before you turn the water on! This will flush out a lot of the leftover "stuff." I made my own before I realized they were an available accessory.
mbopp 07/28/14 03:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Lowe's refund timeframe using a debit card-head's up

My son bought me a new drill at Lowes for Father's Day on his debit card. Several days later Lowes had it on sale for $50 less. My son took his reciept to Lowes and they credited his account in 2 days.
mbopp 07/28/14 07:19am Around the Campfire
RE: Brewster, Mass.

If you can't get into Nickerson SP there's Sweetwater Forest that's close by. We've stayed there several times over the years. We've gone on the Cape using Walt's directions. Avoid arriving on a Friday night or leaving Sunday evening, otherwise you'll run into all the weekend traffic. Tale your bikes - the Cape Cod Rail Trail is a nice, easy to peddle multi-use trail.
mbopp 07/28/14 06:16am Roads and Routes
RE: Gray tank capacity - two seperate tanks

I've been using a cheap HF 12V pump to off load my gray water to a 30-gallon drum in the truck bed. Never had an issue with clogging but we're careful about letting big chunks of food go down the drain. I found a NIB macerator pump on Craigslist. It has more volume and pressure than the cheap pump. The cheap way to equalize the gray tanks would be to get 2 caps w/ garden hose nipples and make a short piece of hose w/ female connectors on each end.
mbopp 07/25/14 02:34pm Tech Issues
RE: looking at a new tt

When we were shopping for a new TT we looked at the Palomino's. But the ones we looked at didn't have the kitchen fan exhausted to the outside - a deal killer for DW.
mbopp 07/25/14 02:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: New Hampshire White Mountains - Saco River Camping Area

I'm sitting in The Bluffs campground south of Conway. We came across routes 7 & 9 from Albany, NY to get here. Two lanes, but not a bad road. I'll be going back the same way. OK, granted I have a small TT and EB F150 but I didn't have any issues. How does Good Sam take you? If you want to canoe the Saco it was low on Monday this week but it rained quite a bit yesterday, so the water level should improve. Yes, the drive up Mt Washington is a white knuckle ride. A very narrow road, steep dropoffs, and no guardrails. It reminded DW of the season of Ice Road Truckers when they were in South America on the mountain roads. Add that to drivers who don't know where the edge of their vehicle is and want their half out of the middle. DW swears next time she's taking the Cog Railroad trip.
mbopp 07/24/14 03:44pm Roads and Routes
RE: How many days to fill gray and black holding tanks???

37 gallon gray and black tanks in our TT, and it's just DW & me. We use regular dishes and take daily Navy showers. The black tank will go at least a week, but we'll fill the gray tank (and empty the FW tank) in 2-3 days. But - I have a 30 gallon drum in the back of the F150 and a 12V pump. Gray water gets pumped & taken to the dump station as needed.
mbopp 07/24/14 06:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Terrace Pines in Center Ossipee, NH ????

As I write this I'm in The Bluffs, the over-50 cg part of Danforth Bay. I don't know about waterfront sites but there is water access. And if Danforth Bay is anything like The Bluffs it's an impeccable campground. Lots of staff & security, keycode gate access, and while The Bluffs is mostly seasonal campers there are no trash-looking trailers. We did a canoe trip on the Saco river but the water level was so low it was barely passable. Shopping in North Conway, a ride on the scenic railroad, and did the auto road up Mt Washington (somewhat of a white-knuckle ride!) Tomorrow I think we'll do a trip to Portland.
mbopp 07/23/14 04:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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