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RE: f150 versus f250

What's the gross weight on the trailer?
mbopp 06/29/15 03:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer Towing Help!

That 5620# dry weight - is that actual, or manufacturers brochure weight? "Real" weights are about 400# over the posted weights.
mbopp 06/29/15 02:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: chaining a yamaha and honda generator?

Can you rent a 3KW generator for the weekend? Unless you have $2K if you fry them.
mbopp 06/28/15 02:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Trailer disconnect switch

I use a Blue Sea marine switch. It's mounted in a plastic electrical box attached to the side of one of the battery boxes and disconnects the negative cable.http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k530/starmaster1953/North%20Trail%2021FBS/100_1313_zpsd49e6dc9.jpg height=640 width=480
mbopp 06/28/15 02:04pm Tech Issues
RE: what batteries??

If you're not dry camping a G24 12V should be fine. For the incrimental increase in cost you can also put in a G27 or G29.
mbopp 06/28/15 01:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Power Converter questions

If you find the converter is in fact defunct, now would be a good time to upgrade it.
mbopp 06/28/15 12:07am Tech Issues
RE: 2015 Ford V-6 Ecoboost vs V8

You need to drive an EB to see how much low-end grunt it has. Super crew? How many people are you hauling? I'd opt for the Max Payload package since the limiting factor on 1/2-tons is payload, not tow capacity.
mbopp 06/28/15 12:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Downsize my tow vehicle

Our TT weighs 4800# empty and I'm towing it with a standard-payload F150 EB (my daily driver.) NO PROBLEMS, NO REGRETS. The EB has adequate low-end torque and coupled with the 6-speed it accelerates nicely. Mileage is 9.5-10 MPG. If you're worried about payload order the Max Payload package or at least the Max Tow. Side note - if we're taking a trip w/o the TT my F150 rides nicer than DW's Toyota.
mbopp 06/27/15 10:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Removing Dining table

I removed the pedistal mounts and made the table free standing for more options in moving it. Since the mounts were screwed through carpeting on the slide you can't even tell where they were mounted.
mbopp 06/27/15 12:53pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Thetford SmartTote2 LX usefullness

I use a surplus 30-gallon plastic drum mounted in the truck bed. It's semi-transparent so you can see how full it's getting. My first gray water offload was into a 5-gallon bucket w/ pour spout lid. So yes you can use a smaller container if you want.
mbopp 06/27/15 12:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best time to buy an RV?

We bought our last 2 trailers in January. The dealers seemed a little hungry.....
mbopp 06/27/15 11:39am General RVing Issues
F150 EcoBoost Brakes

Ford may have a problem with the electric pump on the EB F150's: http://www.freep.com/story/money/2015/06/26/us-opens-probe-of-ford-f-150-power-brake-failures/29324599/
mbopp 06/26/15 12:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Proper procedure for black tank rinse/sanitize

Others have pretty much covered this. Besides the tank flush I also use a flush wand down the toilet as a last rinse.
mbopp 06/26/15 12:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: 29' Summit by Thor VS 28' Jayco Jayflight??

Quality-wise I'd say the Jayco has it all over Thor (our current TT is a Thor.) But for an '08 the important factor is how well it was maintained. I'll take a well-maintained Thor over a neglected Jayco. If either one has water damage, delamination, and / or a soft floor, run!
mbopp 06/25/15 08:01am Beginning RVing
RE: 2001 keystone hornet 30f and silverado 1500 z71

You have a 4L60E 4-speed transmission. Unless you have the full tow package I'd put in the biggest transmission cooler you can fit.
mbopp 06/25/15 07:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Start refrigerator on propane

Going from memory..... With the switch to "Auto" and no AC 115V power, there should be an amber and green light on the fridge. If the gas didn't light then both lights will flash. The control board runs off of the 12V battery and will drain it down but you should get at least 2 days out of it. There's no door heater switch on my Norcold 611, it's hard wired "on". Bummer - my old Dometic had a heater switch.
mbopp 06/23/15 10:25pm Beginning RVing
RE: Sewer hose love

I would like to find a one piece Rhino at about 40' for dumping at home. Anyone know if the manufacturer sells those lengths? No, but a macerator pump works for me to dump at home. It's that, or 25' of hose. Father Goose - I still enjoy that movie.
mbopp 06/22/15 04:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hot and Cold Hot Water

On mine, after I get the temperature set and shut off at the shower head, it gets wicked hot again for 1-2sec on restart. Gotta aim it at the wall. Same here with an Atwood WH and standard shower head w/ shut-off button. I hold a washcloth over the shower head when I turn it back on. The problem isn't as bad after I installed a 2-gallon expansion tank in the bathroom sink cabinet. My theory is that it gives more cold water on the initial valve opening. Side note - I used to have weeping at the WH pop-off valve but installing the expansion tank seems to have fixed that problem.
mbopp 06/22/15 08:20am Tech Issues
RE: Using ethanol free gas.

I can buy E0 91-octane gas here. The increased price didn't offset the mileage gain in towing, but I use E0 gas in all my small engines. This spring I had to strip & clean the carb in SIL's string trimmer. He let it sit all winter with a tank of E10 in it. May be a coincidence, but who knows?
mbopp 06/22/15 05:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Beer!

You can always try brewing your own.....
mbopp 06/21/15 06:47am Around the Campfire
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