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RE: Need New Battery, Auto Or Deep Cycle

If you always have electric hookup, the only reason to have a battery is for the trailer emergency break-away switch. I know several contractors that just use a lawn mower battery on their small equipment trailers.
mbopp 04/20/17 04:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Which Campground Will You Never Go Back To

I do a lot of research when picking new campgrounds, so I can honestly say there isn't a one to which I wouldn't return. However, there are many that I wouldn't choose to go to in the first place. We've never stayed at a cg where we cut the trip short. But there were one or two where we said "That was OK, but let's not stay here again."
mbopp 04/04/17 06:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: yellowing plastic trim

Rumor has it a Magic Eraser will bring it back. Can't confirm it though.
mbopp 04/02/17 06:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Reese DC question

10 years, no problems. I just upgraded to heavier bars for the new TT.
mbopp 03/29/17 08:41am Travel Trailers
RE: How many take boats with them?

Most of the time we take a canoe with us, either the Kevlar "go fast" one or a Royalex for rougher water.
mbopp 03/28/17 08:51am General RVing Issues
RE: New converter charger options?

I supplement my WFCO with a deck-mount IOTA-55 w/ charge controller. It's mounted in the pass-through and wired w/6ga (short run) welding cable. The WFCO is on it's own breaker and turned off, so I'm just using it as a DC distribution center. An hour a day on the generator keeps the batteries up.
mbopp 03/23/17 08:11am Travel Trailers
RE: East coast camping

Others have covered these but I'll add a +1 to them: CT - Mystic Seaport MA - Boston and Cape Cod ME - Acadia NH - Mt Washington VA - Colonial Williamsburg NY - northern Adirondacks. We prefer state campgrounds and there's Lake Placid and the Olympic venues.
mbopp 03/23/17 06:17am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2016 F150 Questions about Towing and Travel Trailer

??? The dealer installed the tow package? Or just installed a hitch? Unless you have the factory tow package you probably don't have a heavy duty transmission cooler or radiator. If that's the case I'd be looking at a trailer with a 5000# GROSS weight.
mbopp 03/22/17 11:07am Travel Trailers
RE: 2016 F150 Questions about Towing and Travel Trailer

6800# (GVW)-5020# (actual weight)=1780# actual payload. It's good to see you're doing your homework. Tow rating is also based on your cab configuration (standaed, Super cab, or Crew cab) and also if you have no tow package, the standard tow package, or the max tow package. If you don't know, a call to a Ford dealer with your VIN should get you the option list as it left the factory.
mbopp 03/22/17 10:38am Travel Trailers
RE: New England Campgrounds

Consider Danforth Bay in Freedom New Hampshire and also look at The Bluffs at Danforth Bay, it's an adult orientated park 55 and older. We stayed at "The Bluffs" a few years ago. It's mostly seasonals with well-maintained rigs and a few transient sites. Lots of amenities but we were gone most of the time sightseeing and didn't take advantage of them.
mbopp 03/18/17 08:53am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Generator questions

My setup: 2-G29 12V batteries (next time it'll be dual GC-2's) IOTA 55A deck-mount converter mounted in the pass-through. The factory WFCO charge circuit is disconnected since it never goes into boost mode. Honda 2000i generator. The Honda handles the IOTA when the IOTA is putting out its full 55A. And DW can run her hair dryer and make perked coffee, just not all at once. I like to get an hour a day on the generator just to top off the batteries. The Honda has also served to run my house fridge, furnace, sump pump, TV, and a few lights during power outages, the latest one last week during the windstorm in NY. Using the battery charger output on a Honda is the most inefficient way to charge a battery. To do over I'd still get the 2000i. I don't think a 1000i would run more than a 30A converter at full output.
mbopp 03/16/17 02:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Kayak Rack - Ladder Rack

I picked up a pair of Yakima Outdoorsman racks off Craigslist. It has 60" bars hauling one canoe but I also have a set of 78" bars if I want to double up.
mbopp 03/14/17 06:47am Tech Issues
RE: Ford 2.7 F150 & About to buy Sportsmen LE 260BHLE

You're falling into the trap of looking at tow capacity when the more important number (especially on a 1/2-ton) is payload capacity. Look on the driver door post and tell us what the payload is. Then add up the weight of your family and any gear you'll be taking in the truck bed. Now add the hitch weight and tongue weight. And nobody tows an empty trailer. Figure 1000 more pounds of gear loaded in it.
mbopp 03/13/17 06:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: EZ-Pass

In NY, I have 2 transponders - one for the trailer, one for bobtail. I use it because the lines at the toll booths are shorter & faster using EZ-Pass.
mbopp 03/12/17 10:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Reinforce bumper

Thank you for the link. That is just what I needed. Sorry to start a problem. This is for our trailer bumper. Want to put a second spare on the bumper. Just using caution. How about a Hide-a-Spare?
mbopp 03/12/17 10:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Advice on frame damage

If it were me, I'd be looking for a good shop that does frame straightening as their main business. I'm lucky since there's a shop near me that does that, it was childs play to straighten out a camber problem on my previous TT.
mbopp 03/08/17 05:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Another newbie, need advice

I don't use a water filter, but DW does use bottled water for coffee. Some cg water is skankier than others. Maybe I'm gambling, but I don't use a surge protector. I do measure the campground voltage several time throughout our stay though. Water regulator - a "must" in my book. I have a Watts regulator set at 45 PSI. I don't "Y" my dump lines, I dump the front tanks (black & gray) then pull up to dump the rear gray tank.
mbopp 03/07/17 05:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Reformulated Gasoline

Ethanol-free gas: http://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp
mbopp 03/06/17 03:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: camping within 8 hr drive of Fort Erie/Buffalo border

While Rollins Pond is one of our favorite DRY campgrounds, I don't believe there are many sites that will accommodate a 36' trailer. If you want to go to the Adirondacks there's a KOA in Wilmington and also North Pole Resorts right down the road. At North Pole the 100 Acre Woods side has pull thru full hookups.
mbopp 03/06/17 08:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Grand Design Imagine 2950rl

Besides the GD owners forum there's a GD Imagine Facebook page but you need to register for it. We like our GD 2650RK but the dealer's service leaves a lot to be desired. I may find out how good GD's customer service is at getting involved.
mbopp 03/05/17 09:29am Travel Trailers
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