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RE: Matt Kenseth wins the Windows 10 400 at Pocono

I'm with ChopperBill - I enjoy Xfinity racing when all the Sprint Cup drivers aren't racing also. And yes, bring back the Kentucky package.
mbopp 08/02/15 06:22pm Around the Campfire
RE: Best TT for A Family of 7 w/ Nissan NV Passenger Van as TV

Be careful about "brochure" weights - most trailers come in at 400# or so over the listed weight. IIRR a Roo 233 is a 3-bed hybrid.
mbopp 08/01/15 07:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: No AC.... Deal breaker?

We spent a week in Virginia and it was in the mid to high 90's every day. Not having AC would have been unbearable. When we camp in the northern climates w/o hookups we try to get a shaded site. Most of the time that works for us. Still, not having AC would be a deal breaker for me.
mbopp 08/01/15 06:42am Travel Trailers
RE: dry camping/boondocking question

If you went to one LED on the idiot lights your battery was well past the 50% discharge level. Yes, get a voltmeter.
mbopp 07/28/15 01:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2015 Explorer

Side note - U-Haul will still not rent you a trailer if the TV is an Explorer.
mbopp 07/28/15 07:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Stripped bolt on Reese WDH

You could also slide the bracket back an inch and re-drill the holes. Me? I had the same thing happen and welded and re-drilled the holes. IIRR Reese calls for a 7/16" drill.
mbopp 07/28/15 06:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Road Trip 1 - EZ Pass?

NY does not count the axles. I have two EZ-Pass transmitters, one for towing the trailer and one for running solo. I've used it on the Mass Pike and PA turnpike besides NY.
mbopp 07/27/15 05:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Your Thoughts on Camping with a smaller Travel Trailer

My wife and I get along fine in our North Trail 21FBS. We've gone 11 days w/o hookups and this year it'll be a full 2 weeks. FHU campgrounds are easy....... Caveat - we look at the TT as "base camp." We'll eat breakfast there but then we're gone for the day and return for dinner. And the dinette's on a slide, giving us some extra room if we're rained in for a day or two.
mbopp 07/23/15 08:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Seeking advice on trailer light issues

Looks like just a bad bulb. I swapped L&R tail light bulbs and the trouble followed. Looks like I am gonna cruise to the auto parts store. Hopefully that is all it is. Thanks for the replies so far. Interesting. Apparently the stop/turn filament broke leaving a long enough piece to flip over and short to the tail light filament causing all the tail and clearance lights to light up when the turn signal was on. Never heard of that before but can see how easily it could happen. Well worth remembering. Yes, very rare but it happened to me once. Worth remembering (unless it's an LED lght.)
mbopp 07/23/15 08:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Seeking advice on trailer light issues

Three things come to mind: A bad ground Crossed wiring either in the trailer plug or junction box A bad bulb in the RH trailer turn signal
mbopp 07/23/15 02:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Traveling with Spare Fuel - Where to Store?

Even when I towed with my old Envoy(150-180 mile range) I never carried extra fuel. If we're camping w/o hookups for over a week I'll carry a 1-gallon gas can in the F150's bed for the generator.
mbopp 07/23/15 01:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Care and feeding of my ex650?

Here's a link to a manual: EX650 YMMV, but I run ethanol-free fuel in all my small engines. Any fuel over a month old goes into one of my vehicles. I don't use a stabilizer but I run the carb dry at the end of the season and haven't had any issues. This spring I had to clean the carb on SIL's string trimmer. He let it sit all winter with a load of E10 in it.
mbopp 07/22/15 05:29pm Tech Issues
RE: tall leveling blocks?

I have a 4X4 and 2X4 bolted together side by side (6" long) and permanently attached to the stabilizer base on the 4 corners.
mbopp 07/20/15 12:58pm Beginning RVing
RE: Emergency Contact Info

Also - Load ICE (In Case of Emergency) numbers into your cell phone so authorities can find who to contact if needed.
mbopp 07/19/15 11:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Need to fix leak on fresh water tank

Define "small." 1/8"? 1/2"? A 3" gash?
mbopp 07/19/15 06:46am Tech Issues
RE: How to access '91 Southwind shower diverter

Our NT looks like they mounted the diverter to the shower wall then installed the enclosure. No access, so I cut the wall around the diverter and installed a mounting box for the new diverter.
mbopp 07/18/15 06:35am Tech Issues
RE: Rude campers to the extreme

Remember - the first one who files a complaint is the victim. You should have spoken w/ campground management after the first night.
mbopp 07/18/15 06:31am General RVing Issues
RE: New to forum with towing capacity questions

Your F150 3.5L Eco Boost Super Crew 5'5" bed/145 wheel base, axle 3.55. Is limited to towing a 5,100 lb trailer. :( If you had a 3:73 then it goes up to 7,600 lb 2015 F150 Towing ratings with different engines. Page 16 The EB rating is at the bottom of the page.......
mbopp 07/17/15 08:45am Towing
RE: New to forum with towing capacity questions

The dealer is under no legal obligation to be truthful in telling you what you can tow safely, he just wants the sale. No, the numbers don't work. Look on the drivers side door jamb and tell us the payload capacity, I'll guess 1400# or so. Super Crew? How many people are you hauling? Bikes? Firewood? It all goes against your payload along with the tongue weight of the trailer.
mbopp 07/17/15 04:55am Towing
RE: Battery questions

The Parallax converter is single-stage and not suited for quick charging off a generator. And the 6A charger is woefully inadequate for even a single 12V battery. 70W of solar will help but it won't supply all your power needs. If you're serious about being off the grid for 2 weeks at a time and plan on keeping the trailer a while I'd consider upgrading the converter to a PD, IOTA, or maybe a Boondocker from Bestconverters. Second choice would be to buy a 40A (minimum) battery charger. I installed an IOTA 55A deck-mount converter, mounting it to the ceiling of the front pass-through. It's a 3' wire run to the batteries and the factory WFCO converter is only used as a DC power distribution center. I run the genny an hour a day and my batteries are typically at 12.3V before I start a charge. I don't let them go below 12.00V before recharging them. And converting to all LED lights cuts the lighting power needed by over 80%. Pics are here
mbopp 07/16/15 12:56pm Travel Trailers
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