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RE: Macerator question...

On my Flojet macerator pump if you push the button all the way down and release it the switch will lock and the pump runs continuously. Pushing it down again unlocks it.
mbopp 07/27/16 05:29am Tech Issues
RE: grey and black water tanks

37 gal tanks, and DW & I can easily go a week on the black tank (but we're gone during the day.) But daily Navy showers for both of us and doing dishes fills the gray tank (and empties the fresh tank) in 2 days.
mbopp 07/25/16 06:37pm Beginning RVing
RE: Coastal Maine campground recommendations

Sorry, but -1 for Oceanside KOA. We stayed there for a week at the end of June. Not impressed, this was our first (and probably last) KOA.
mbopp 07/25/16 05:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Travel Trailer Purchase

You need to do your homework on your tow vehicle capacity first. And DON'T listen if a salesman says "sure, you can tow that,no problem." Then it's wide open. How many are going camping with you? Bunkhouse? Rear bath, rear kitchen, rear living area? Travel trailer or 5th wheel (if the truck is big enough?) Thor and Forest River now have 90%+ of the RV market. You can sort out the entry level trailers then move up from there.
mbopp 07/25/16 05:30am Beginning RVing
RE: Bringing kayaks camping

I picked up a set of Yakima Outdoorsman rack & bars off Craigslist. We haul a 17' canoe but two short kayaks would also fit without having turn clearance problems. Some people make their own racks.
mbopp 07/25/16 05:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Treating your roof.

I just cleaned mine with Murphy Oil Soap & don't use any protectants.
mbopp 07/23/16 12:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Rear Cargo Carrier

Our North Trail has a slide out extension on the back.
mbopp 07/22/16 12:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Memories of your very first trailer camping trip

This had to be in '69. I was 16 & the oldest of 5 kids. Dad borrowed a pop-up and dad, mom & me tag-team drove from Buffalo to Florida over Christmas break. The tv was a 9-passenger Pontiac Catalina wagon - full size, where you fold the back 2 seats down, load a 4'X8' sheet of plywood between the wheel wells, and closed the tailgate! After the first night middle DB & I slept in the car with the seats folded down. 7 people in a pop-up was tight. We drove on Daytona beach and did a tour of Cape Canaveral. There's a picture of my dad with his arm outstretched on the track of the rocket transporter (can't do that today!)
mbopp 07/22/16 01:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Portable gas can rant, and a really good solution

I picked up a couple of the old style cans at the local flea market.
mbopp 07/21/16 05:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Reasonable Prep Fees?

$0 is a reasonable prep fee, that's what I paid.... just wait until they try to sell you overpriced WD hitches... extended 'warranty'.. roadside service..etc.. Just like car dealers, they will try to get as much as possible out of you.. your job is to not let them.. be prepared to walk. This.
mbopp 07/20/16 10:28am Beginning RVing
RE: Filling fresh water tank question

White RV hoses are supposed to be lead-free, though I've seen garden hoses advertised as "drinking water safe." Hoses are relatively inexpensive - why not buy another RV hose?
mbopp 07/19/16 08:56am Beginning RVing
RE: USRoute 20 vs I-90 New York.

+1 for the I-86 route. Most of it is good road now. It cost me $20 for the NYS Thruway toll from Rochester to the Mass Pike a few weeks back, I can't imagine the toll from Ripley.
mbopp 07/18/16 01:03pm Roads and Routes
RE: best route syracuse to lake placid

I-81, RT 3 (& 3A) to Rt 86 has worked for us for 20+ years. I take Old Military Rd to bypass Lake Placid itself. If we're going to Wilmington, Rt 86 from Placid to Wilmington is narrow in spots. If we're in the Old Forge region we'll do Rt 28 / Rt 12. If you take the Northway & Rt 73 to Placid it's a longer route. Edit - I take I-81 to Rt 342 to avoid downtown Watertown. And Harrisville is a speed trap.
mbopp 07/17/16 11:42am Roads and Routes
RE: Simple Green Cleaner for Your Roof

Well, I just used Murphy Oil Soap on my roof.
mbopp 07/17/16 11:21am Travel Trailers
RE: SRT Charger Hellcat

We visited my mom last weekend and my nephew shows up in his new ride - a 700HP supercharged Challenger. No,I didn't get to drive it since he's still breaking it in. But $80K?
mbopp 07/17/16 07:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Odometer

Not sure, but I believe speedo calibration is handled by the drivetrain computer. I think a dealer tech can put in a calibration based on tire size and axle ratio.
mbopp 07/16/16 07:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Proper placement for stablizer jacks?

I have an opinion on electric stabs and it's not favorable. The same mechanism that lets them adjust for side to side height differences also allows the TT to rock on its centerline. I put an automotive scissors jack under the frame in front of the front axle, almost under the steps. It goes a long way to stabilizing the TT. Actually, I leave the door side a bit low when levelling and use the scissors jack for the final adjustment, then run the electric stabs down.
mbopp 07/16/16 06:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Help solving tire wear pattern please

I had the same situation except I could visibly see the wheel was off vertical. I took the TT to a local heavy-duty frame shop and they were able to bend it back in place. And they corrected the toe and thrust angle on both axles.
mbopp 07/16/16 06:31am Travel Trailers
RE: converter

Can you post a pic of the panel?
mbopp 07/14/16 08:00am Travel Trailers
RE: F150 brake issues continue-AND THE WINNER IS...

Ford warranted the vacuum pumps on the '11's and '12's for 150,000 miles now, should cost you nothing: http://ford.oemdtc.com/1760/15n05-electric-vacuum-pump-extended-coverage-2011-2012-ford-f-150 My '12 is getting a noisy vacuum pump, sounds like metal on metal screeching.
mbopp 07/13/16 05:42pm Tow Vehicles
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