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RE: Carrying kayaks on top of truck while towing 5er

Nice! But I'm curious - does the front rack sway side to side?
mbopp 04/16/15 04:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: DC Beltway on a Saturday?

Thanks for the replies. We'll be driving south on Rt 15 through Harrisburg on our way to Williamsburg, Va. No worries about Baltimore. I get nervous but not paranoid in heavy Interstate traffic. All in all I'll go the Beltway route going down but may try I81 on the return.
mbopp 04/16/15 08:52am Roads and Routes
RE: ?? 6 or 12 VOLT BATTERY ??

Welcome to the forum. Battery capacity depends on how much dry camping you do and what you want to power with the inverter. For dry or boondocker camping dual 6-volt golf cart batteries are a common setup.
mbopp 04/16/15 06:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Upgrading Trailer Brake Control & Weight Distribution Set up

I'm still using the P1 controller and Reese DC from 10 years ago.
mbopp 04/15/15 04:05pm Travel Trailers
DC Beltway on a Saturday?

Both Good Sam and Mapquest route me southbound on I270, to I495, and then I95. How bad is the Beltway traffic on a Saturday, or should I plan on Rt 15 thru Leesburg to 234?
mbopp 04/15/15 03:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best Towable Waste Water Tote for Beach Camping

I used a 30 gallon plastic drum ($10 surplus) cradled in an inverted cut-down shipping pallet (free). Gray water transfer was by a sewer cap with a garden hose nipple, some old garden hose, and Harbor Freight 12V marine pump. This years mods will be a macerator pump and converting the barrel for a 1-1/2" RV dump valve. The dump hose will be a piece of 1-1/2" sump pump discharge hose.
mbopp 04/14/15 09:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Safety Gas Cans

I've picked up a few "old style" plastic gas cans at flea markets. I shy away from old metal cans, usually they have a lot of rust on the inside.
mbopp 04/13/15 05:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Palomino Solaire 220x - need advice please

We looked at one Palomino RV that we liked until DW noticed the range vent wasn't ducted to the outside - a deal breaker for her. Can you access the 'fridge & bathroom with the slides in?
mbopp 04/13/15 05:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: WFCO 9990 Converter Amp Draw

Manufactures website says 13.8A, 1450 watts.
mbopp 04/13/15 04:14pm Tech Issues
RE: where can I find this light?

You can look in Ebay or Amazon.
mbopp 04/13/15 02:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Jumped in Feet First!

Congrats and welcome! Yeah, pics or it didn't happen. And you're required to tell us what you're towing it with.
mbopp 04/10/15 06:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Any financial advantages of buying new RV vs used?

Higher personal property tax on the new one?
mbopp 04/10/15 08:27am Beginning RVing
RE: Where do you repack your wheel bearings?

What are the HOA rules? Some allow a trailer to be parked for 24-72 hours before you have to move it.
mbopp 04/08/15 03:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: What Happens When You Don't Change the Oil

When I bought my '04 Envoy the dealer had a "get aquainted" night with the service dept. I was talking with a tech about the 4-valve VVT engine, and he took me in the back where they had one torn apart. Turns out the customer thought that when the "change oil" light came on all he had to do was pump the gas pedal 3 times to reset the oil life. Yup, 60k+ miles and never changed the oil. It was ugly.
mbopp 04/08/15 03:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 15RB lug nut size

Do the lug nuts match the ones that attach the spare? Not always the same. Something to verify before you NEED to change a tire. +1 My spare nuts were 3/4", wheel lugs were 13/16". Fortunately I found out before leaving.
mbopp 04/07/15 04:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Summer Road Trip to the North East

Remember - if you're going into Canada you'll need a passport or enhanced drivers licence to get back...... Our east coast high points would be Acadia, Boston, Mt Washington, Niagara Falls, Washington DC, and maybe NYC. We enjoy the National Seashore on Cape Cod and the private whaling museum on Nantucket but that'll eat up several days. A whale watching trip out of Boston or Bar Harbor is a novel experience.
mbopp 04/07/15 07:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Extended Warrantee... Worth it????

We had a hybrid TT for 7 years and passed on the warranty. For the few minor items I repaired it turned out it wasn't worth having the insurance.
mbopp 04/07/15 07:05am Travel Trailers
RE: battery charging

If one generator runs the converter w/o tripping the generator over current limit you're good to go, there's no need for a 2nd generator.
mbopp 04/05/15 11:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Fresh Water tanks on new RV's

My theory - RV manufacturers figure most people camp w/ full hookups so large water tanks aren't needed. Add that to the cost of big tanks and the extra bracing needed vs the small number of campers who camp w/o hookups, and you have the justification for small tanks. BTW - "36 gallon" FW tank usually includes 6 gallons for the water heater that you can't access. We've gone 10 days camping at a cg sans hookups. I've got my system for replenishing the fresh water and hauling away the gray.
mbopp 04/05/15 08:19am General RVing Issues
RE: New truck, new trailer, newbie.... Questions :-)

Keep the hitch and get a bigger trailer...... It's borderline, but I'd feel more comfortable if it had sway control. I'm running a Reese DC on the little trailer we have.
mbopp 04/03/15 08:23pm Towing
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