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RE: No shore power Sunset Trail RV

An ohmmeter or continuity tester will show you if there's an open in either the hot or neutral line. And yes, check for burned wires / loose connections where the power cord terminates inside the trailer.
mbopp 08/23/15 07:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Question for you old guys.

I registered in the HS guidance office, but my draft card is long gone. I remember in college being glued to the radio as the '53 draft lottery was drawn. I had a high number, but it was a moot point since they didn't take anybody from the draft that year.
mbopp 08/23/15 02:41pm Around the Campfire
RE: Trailer stair bounce

$5 scissor jack from the flea market.
mbopp 08/23/15 02:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Coachman Freedom Express Questions

F150 screw - How many people are going with you? Both floorplans are more suited for two people vs a family. Personal preference for DW & me, but we don't like a solid wall at the foot of the bed. Do you want a tub, or a shower stall? U-dinette, or twin bench seats? Full-width bath, or full-width kitchen? I dislike any floorplan where you don't sit directly in front of the tv set - Not that we watch a lot of tv when we're camping, but it does put a crink in my neck after a while. I can't tell from the pic, but does the 246RKS have a flush floor under the dinette, or is there a raised box for the wheel well? A box cuts into the foot room for people sitting near the wall. Again, personal preference, but an outside kitchen doesn't do anything for us. We bring a small Weber charcoal grill and a propane stove for outside cooking. BTW - make sure the F150 has the relay and fuse installed for the trailer charge line.
mbopp 08/23/15 10:45am Travel Trailers
RE: tow vehicle

What style F150? How is it equipped? How many people and how much gear are you carrying? A standard payload crew cab with 4 people and a bed full of gear isn't going to cut it.
mbopp 08/22/15 06:41am Travel Trailers
RE: What is normal parasitic DC amp draw?

1.5 amps is way too much. After I put a cut-off switch on the radio my only draw is the propane detector at 70ma (.07 amp) I installed a Blue Sea marine cut-off switch for long periods of non-use. I'm running dual G29 batteries and run the genny an hour a day to top them off. I also installed a deck-mounted IOTA 55A converter to supplement the factory WFCO.
mbopp 08/20/15 08:08am Tech Issues
RE: Towing with 1500

The only payload number that matters is the one on the yellow door sticker of your particular truck. Manufacturers stated payload is with a stripped-down truck, and upgraded trim packages cut into the payload quickly. Crew cab & family? My guess is you'll run out of payload before you hit the gross tow rating.
mbopp 08/19/15 03:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Four wheel down towing

The electronic transfer case on my 2012 F150 can be set in Neutral and can be towed 4-down. Can't remember the procedure offhand though, something about moving the selector switch to 4-low 3 times within 5 seconds(?) Check your owners manual. Found it - 2Hi to 4Lo 5 times in 7 seconds, transmission in Neutral, key on. Key must be in the ignition (can't remove it in Neutral.)
mbopp 08/19/15 03:20pm Beginning RVing
RE: Question on sewer at full hook-up site

Never used one, never felt the need for one.
mbopp 08/18/15 03:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Camper owner with Electrical question

Very strange. The previous owner didn't install an inverter and transfer switch, did they? Or maybe kept the inverter and you still have the transfer switch?
mbopp 08/18/15 03:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2011 F150 info

I had the condensation in my '12 EB. After a few trips to the dealer, a few air deflector versions, and a re-flash it's been good for two years now.
mbopp 08/18/15 07:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 F150 info

Thoughts and prayers for you and your wife. Cleveland Clinic is about as good as they come. No complaints on my EB. It's a 7200# GVW version with the tow package (not Max tow) and it handles our 21FBS easily. I like the ride better than DW's Toyota. It's certainly not lacking for power.
mbopp 08/17/15 08:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Tow Haul Mode - Do you use it?

Any time I'm towing Tow / Haul is engaged. The grade braking feature is nice but on occasion I'll manually downshift to the next lower gear.
mbopp 08/17/15 06:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hitch friction control

Are you talking about a friction sway control, or trailer brake shoes? A brake / clutch relining shop should be able to hook you up either way.
mbopp 08/16/15 04:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ez pass and tt.. Which state to buy from?

NYS Thruway - Go through a manned toll booth, and make sure they enter the right code. For me, it is 4L. If asked, NYS will issue two tags, one for the car alone, and one with the trailer included. The unused tag is stored in a signal blocking bag or wrapped in foil. We have that setup for our coach for towing or not. Yup - white tag for solo, blue tag for the TT.
mbopp 08/14/15 05:01pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hot water tank drain "valve"

I'd be worried about galvanic welding of the valve and tank.
mbopp 08/13/15 04:05pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Spread axle setup?

It's touted as a better towing setup. IMHO it's a way to spread the load out over a lightweight frame. And tire scuff on tight turns is horrendous along with camber changes.
mbopp 08/13/15 04:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Holding Tank Flush System

I have a flush system on the TT, but I still get a lot of "stuff" out when using a wand after the flush. IMHO a flush system is a useless feature.
mbopp 08/13/15 07:17am Tech Issues
RE: Travel trailer outlets

Usually there's a 12V outlet for the television set.
mbopp 08/11/15 04:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Your definition of quite time (sp)

What? Nobody has complained about barking dogs yet?
mbopp 08/11/15 07:06am General RVing Issues
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