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RE: Brake shoes $$$???

Try a commercial brake / clutch relining shop. There's a local shop here that relines clutches and brakes, and they have trailer brake shoes on an exchange basis. They also have a brake lathe capable of turning both surfaces on an electric-brake drum.
mbopp 08/19/16 11:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Favorite tire pressure gauge?

DB got me a 100# dial mechanical dial gauge I like. I have a couple of good pencil gauges stashed in various vehicles also.
mbopp 08/19/16 07:49am Tech Issues
RE: 2005 envoy

As a former Envoy owner towing a 21' hybrid TT, the Envoy wouldn't be up to the task. The soft suspension and 4-speed 4L60E transmission are big drawbacks. You see the replacement tow vehicle in my sig.
mbopp 08/19/16 07:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Inverter install help

On the last TT we had the tv was powered by a 12V "brick" supply. I got another connector for the tv, made a cable, and plugged it directly into the 12V jack on the antennae booster. Fast forward - the new TT doesn't have a 12V outlet (GD, are you listening?) but that's been remedied. But the tv is 115VAC direct input, no separate power supply for it. I tried my PSW inverter on the new 12V power outlet but it squealed "low voltage." OK, I had installed a deck-mount converter in the pass-through to suppliment the lousy factory WFCO one. I wired the inverter into the battery cables on the new converter. Now for the 115V side - I turned all the converter breakers off except for the main. Trial and error, but I found the breaker for the outlet for the tv. That's the only breaker "on." So, the TT main power cord is connected to the inverter and only powers the circuit the tv is on. It may be Rube Goldberg but it works. Now DW and granddaughter can watch a DVD together.
mbopp 08/18/16 04:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Stabilizer supports with electric stabilizer jacks?

+1 on Huntindog's comments on Lippert electric stabs. I used a pair of $5 flea market scissors jacks under the frame in front of the axles to add more stability.
mbopp 08/18/16 05:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Forest River Vibe stabilizing issues

Are those the Lippert stabilizers? My theory - for what it's worth - is that the same mechanism that allows the jacks to compensate for uneven ground also allows the trailer to rock on its centerline. I put some $5 flea market scissors jacks under the frame in front of the tires, it helped quite a bit. BTW - the new GD has manual jacks.
mbopp 08/16/16 11:58am Travel Trailers
RE: The Perfect Pickup to Tow With and Be Towed ?

Yes, a F150 4X4 can be towed 4-down by putting the transfer case in neutral.
mbopp 08/15/16 10:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Blocking the converter - safe or not?

An Elixir that's still alive?
mbopp 08/15/16 09:17am Tech Issues
RE: Introduction and New Project

OMG what a project! You're a better man than I, Gunga Din. DB rebuilt the front end of his trailer after he found severe rot due to a water leak. My nephew said the shipping on the front cap cost more than the cap.
mbopp 08/14/16 01:04pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: water pump isnt working

Did it ever work? Is the winterizing valve set correctly?
mbopp 08/14/16 12:15pm Beginning RVing
RE: Is there anyone that just will not go to private campgrounds

We spit it about 50/50. This year for Maine and Cape Cod we did private campgrounds. But we'll also be spending 14 nights in a State campground w/o hookups.
mbopp 08/14/16 07:30am Beginning RVing
RE: Ideas for battery box?

I'm running dual G29 batteries end to end. But - I welded up a custom frame out of angle iron that bolts on top of the tongue frame over the original battery rails.
mbopp 08/12/16 01:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Never had this happen before

Every now and then my Watts regulator won't let any water through, usually at the beginning of camping season. Disassembling and reassembling it has worked so far, but I should look into a rebuild kit.
mbopp 08/12/16 01:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Greasing wheel bearings

Here's the sticky on wheel bearings: Bearing Repack Since you've never done them I advise you to get a shop to do this.
mbopp 08/11/16 11:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ripped the foot off my electric tongue jack

I'd wrap a sheet of paper around it to mark a straight cut and use a hacksaw. Or the pipe cutter route.
mbopp 08/10/16 12:08pm Travel Trailers

Open the door on the WFCO and remove the 2 screws and cover. Now remove the mounting screws and pull the unit out. For charging off a generator I added a deck mount IOTA to replace the WFCO. The WFCO is still there, but I put it on its own breaker and switch it off when using the IOTA.
mbopp 08/08/16 07:11pm Tech Issues
RE: How to connect RV batteries together

Add a 4th to connect the negative last and disconnect it first.
mbopp 08/07/16 07:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trick for cleaning Stainless appliances...Awesome!

DW swears by Murphy's Oil Soap to clean stainless.
mbopp 08/07/16 07:17pm Beginning RVing
RE: 24 foot TT can I camp at tent sites?

I've camped in tent sites (with a tent) that were "walk in only", as in on a foot trail. No way in heck to get a TT there.
mbopp 08/07/16 03:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Olympics

I find it interesting that USA's first Gold was in one of the shooting sports. I'll keep the politics out of this....... Trivia - actor Robert Stack was an alternate to the USA sheet shooting team years back.
mbopp 08/07/16 02:13pm Around the Campfire
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