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RE: Relocating the Converter

I mounted a deck-mount IOTA to the ceiling of the pass-through. AC was tapped off a bedroom outlet ans tins through a switched outlet. It's 3' to the batteries: http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k530/starmaster1953/North%20Trail%2021FBS/100_1351_zpsbc4fa29f.jpg
mbopp 05/25/15 05:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: chocking wide spread axles

My solutions, YMMV. The wheels on the grounded side get this: http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k530/starmaster1953/North%20Trail%2021FBS/100_1316_zps1c19dc10.jpg The side up on blocks gets this: http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k530/starmaster1953/North%20Trail%2021FBS/100_1346_zps4fda7ed3.jpg
mbopp 05/25/15 05:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV Security

When we had the HTT there was no use locking it. DW insists I lock the TT when we're away. That just means I have to replace a busted door if it gets broken into. But then again, I can point out to the insurance company that it was indeed broken into. The most I ever lost was some firewood.
mbopp 05/21/15 04:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water Heater drain plug head broke off..Remove Advice

I make it a practice to use a 6-point socket on my Atwood plug. When removing broken bolts / studs, sometimes they'll spin right out just using a left-hand drill bit.
mbopp 05/21/15 02:59pm Tech Issues
RE: sway control

My recommendation is to upgrade to an integrated sway control hitch. Much better performance than friction bars. +2 My TT is 26' and I'm running a Reese DC. Piece of mind.
mbopp 05/21/15 05:32am Towing
RE: lubing the

New valves. They are a snap to replace. Bruce Except if you have an enclosed underbelly.
mbopp 05/21/15 05:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Insurance

Our daughter's FIL was an independent insurance adjuster. I asked what company was the best to deal with for a claim & he replied "State Farm." I may pay a few $$$$ more but it's worth the piece of mind.
mbopp 05/20/15 02:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: About to buy a FR Surveyor 295BHS Appreciate Expert Advice!

The limiting factor on 1/2-tons is payload, not tow capacity. What's the payload rating on the yellow drivers-side door jamb sticker? 7100 That's the gross weight of the truck plus cargo. Payload would be in the 1100-1500# range.
mbopp 05/20/15 01:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: About to buy a FR Surveyor 295BHS Appreciate Expert Advice!

The limiting factor on 1/2-tons is payload, not tow capacity. What's the payload rating on the yellow drivers-side door jamb sticker?
mbopp 05/20/15 09:16am Travel Trailers
RE: About to buy a FR Surveyor 295BHS Appreciate Expert Advice!

Welcome to the forum! 1) Can't help you with the price 2) Looks like the kitchen & sofa are on the slide. 30" is OK 3) The AC load can depend on if your site is shaded or not. 4) What hitch and brake controller are they installing? For a trailer that size I'd want an Equalizer or Reese Dual Cam and a Prodigy brake control. 5) The spec says it has a 30A service, forget the 50A cord but you may want a 30A extension cord. I'm a bit worried you'll be under-trucked for the trailer though. 2 adults, 3 kids, a bed full of gear, and a 34' trailer towed by a 1/2 ton sounds marginal. What's the payload rating on the truck? Now subtract passengers, gear, tongue weight, and hitch weight and you'll probably be in negative territory. Let me guess - the dealer said "Sure, you can tow that, no problem." It's up to YOU to determine what your trucks capacity is.
mbopp 05/19/15 09:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: socket size for heater element

Anode rod is 1-1/16" or 27mm.
mbopp 05/19/15 02:56pm Tech Issues
RE: where to put baby

We converted the dinette table from a dual pedistal mount to free standing. We move it out of the way and put our granddaughter in a Pack 'n Play in its place.
mbopp 05/19/15 02:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: battery charging

Maybe. What make converter is it? What's the battery voltage when the fan quits?
mbopp 05/19/15 02:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Real world numbers

Figure the actual dry weight will be 400# over the brochure weight, and that you'll add 1000# of gear. The only questions are what the tongue weight is and the payload on the F250.
mbopp 05/19/15 02:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Campground Cape Cod Mass

We've stayed at Sweetwater Forest in Brewster a few times. It's a full hookup cg close to Nickerson SP. Beach camping is allowed on the National Seashore (Race Point) IF you have a self-contained camper and meet a few other requirements. No trailers though. You can get a beach driving permit, but you need a 4X4, minimum tire size (including spare), tow strap, jack, and a few more bits and pieces. Air down your tires, drive out, and grab a piece of beach for the day. It cost us $50 for a week-long permit. Take your bikes, the Cape Cod Rail Trail is a paved multi-use trail on an old railbed. Pedal out and take a break at Arnolds.
mbopp 05/18/15 09:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I have a question for everyone

DW was involuntarily retired six years ago, and I want to retire in another 4. She doesn't want to move too far from the grandkids so the furthest I can talk her into moving to is Pennsylvania. DD spent a year in Pittsburgh for grad school and I have relatives there. Taxes are less than NY state and Pa is more Second Amendment friendly.
mbopp 05/17/15 01:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: Are you happy with the size?

We had a hybrid TT for 8 years and looked for a hardside TT for two years. We realized we'd never find the "perfect" TT but the 21FBS in my sig works well for us. At 26-1/2' ball to bumper we can still get into our favorite state cg's and the slide keeps us from getting cabin fever on rainy days. But if we had pets I doubt the floor plan would work. One dog, maybe.
mbopp 05/17/15 06:53am Travel Trailers
RE: need good windshield, wiper blade cleaner

I saw a video years back about testing wiper blades. They used Bon Ami to clean the windshield between tests, claiming it worked effectively but didn't scratch the glass.
mbopp 05/16/15 05:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Do you or don't you?

We use the toilet in the TT the same as we use it at home. Mostly it's DW & me so we can go a week on the black tank. For a weekend trip I don't even use any odor control. I'm fortunate enough to be able to dump at home. I can skip the line at the dump station and also give the tank a thorough rinse w/o tieing up other campers.
mbopp 05/16/15 05:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Perfect backing!

Saw one guy get his boat in the water, but he then left his truck & trailer in the launch while he and his family had lunch on the boat (still in the launch!) I really thought there would be fisticuffs with the other boat owners waiting to launch.
mbopp 05/13/15 09:30pm General RVing Issues
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