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RE: Best GPS?

I’d take a look at the Garmin RV 770. Nice big screen, plenty of features, and you can update it over WiFi... No computer required. I don’t trust Google maps as the last time I tried, it still didn’t find my house. I have the smaller 660RV. It's nice but a GPS isn't the last word in trip planning.
mbopp 02/15/18 09:12am General RVing Issues
RE: New TT suggestions

Nobody asked so I will - what are you towing it with? And check out Grand Design's Imagine 2800BH, they sell a lot of them and I'm happy with our GD. There's also a very active Facebook page for GD and GD Imagine owners, go there & see what people say about GD.
mbopp 02/15/18 09:10am Beginning RVing
RE: Replace the WFCO with an IOTA w/smart charger

Thanks to all for your inputs. I like the recommendations on adding the IOTA in addition to the WFCO thereby giving a backup should it be needed and one other advantage mentioned when you sell the RV you can remove the IOTA and switch back to the WFCO. Actually, I've had the IOTA in 3 trailers now.
mbopp 02/15/18 09:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Replace the WFCO with an IOTA w/smart charger

I have an IOTA-55 mounted in the pass-through and it's a 6' run to the batteries. An AC outlet was already there. The WFCO is on its own breaker and turned off but it's there as a back-up.
mbopp 02/14/18 09:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cape Cod, Etc.

We've done the slow and fast ferries. The slow one beats you up even in a calm sea, our 2nd trip was on the fast ferry - quicker, and a smoother ride.
mbopp 02/07/18 05:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 30 AMP Connection at home

I ran a dedicated 12ga 20A circuit to my garage for the TT. I can run the AC with only a few volts drop on the line, but still above 110V.
mbopp 02/07/18 05:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cape Cod, Etc.

We've stayed at Sweetwater Forest in Brewster a few times & liked it. Never made it to Martha's Vinyard but we've done the ferry to Nantucket & just walked around. You can also rent bicycles, we've never done the bus. I consider the whaling museum on Nantucket better than the NPS one in New Bedford. Take your bikes, the Cape Cod Rail Trail is nice.
mbopp 02/07/18 12:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Time to tow with our 2006 GMC Yukon XL Denali!

Yes, do add another trans cooler & temp gauge.
mbopp 02/05/18 05:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Starting the new truck hunt

From what I've seen, put a bed liner in the back of the truck and the aluminum bed is just fine. Stands up to the same punishment at the steel. I wanted the lighter truck, to get the higher payload. The equivalent Ram to my truck has an 1100lbs payload rating vs. my 1813lbs rating, which meant I go go with a 150 over a 250 of a different brand truck. All depends on your needs I suppose. I'm in the truck hunt also to upgrade my '12 F150 Ecoboost. Gas, not Diesel, and I can buy a F250 XLT for the same price as a F150 w/ Ecoboost and Max Tow. The downsides are the higher cab, harsher ride, gas mileage hit as a daily driver, and higher maintenance costs. 72K miles on my F150EB, no issues.
mbopp 02/05/18 04:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Getting ready for our 1st boondock weekend

I added a stand-alone deck-mount IOTA-55 converter to supplement the WFCO when we dry camp & charge off a generator. It's mounted in the pass-through & there's a 4' run to the batteries.
mbopp 02/04/18 11:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Grand Design Reflection 315RLTS Opinions?

Check out the Grand Design owners page on Facebook, it's a very active group.
mbopp 02/04/18 11:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Trailers where slides do NOT block access?

Don’t know why you do not want a fridge in the side. That could eliminate a lot of possible models. It is a very common arrangement and no problem with fridge operation. Mine is 10 yrs old and works fine even in very hot temps. The downside is that the fridge needs cooling fans for forced ventilation since it isn't vented out the roof. This is a battery drain when dry camping.
mbopp 02/04/18 11:44am Travel Trailers
RE: Do you take a boat with you?

ADK Camper, we do the same. We used to canoe-camp before we got old and soft but one of our canoes always comes with us to the Adirondacks.
mbopp 02/02/18 04:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: traveling restrictions

I need to check, but I believe there are no commercial vehicles (including pickups) allowed on the Ontario State Parkway in NY. And yes there are low bridges. I've found Good Sam's Trip Planner alerts you to "no propane" and low clearances.
mbopp 02/01/18 04:50pm Roads and Routes
RE: Sirius radio hookup

I run the slide part way out & fish the antennae lead outside, then open the slide fully.
mbopp 01/25/18 08:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tilting Solar panels makes a big difference!

Yeah, most of the off-grid sites we go to are shaded. Current plans are for dual 100W portable suitcase panels and a MPPT controller mounted in the pass-through.
mbopp 01/19/18 03:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Tow vehicle tire pressure

I inflate the rears to 44 PSI (max pressure) & the fronts to 40 PSI. These are "P" tires, this spring I'll replace them with "LT" ones.
mbopp 01/19/18 03:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bike Rack between TT and TV

I had a 2-bike rack that attached to the rear of the small SUV I used to tow with.
mbopp 01/19/18 08:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Grand Design 2150

I've heard GD ditched the Lippert Schwintek slide mechanism for another design, though our Scheintek's have been trouble-free. And they have gone to Dexter axles instead of Lippert. Having the fridge in the slide means power vent fans are required, a consideration if you dry camp.
mbopp 01/15/18 07:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Grand Design 2150

I believe all the GD's have full queen beds. Many owners opt for a mattress topper or mattress replacement though, the factory mattress is really thin. As far as the hookup center, I can take it or leave it. There is a "mouse hole" to feed the water and cable connections in but with the water hookup so far forward I find I need an extra length of hose. And the hookup center cuts into the pass-through storage space (minor nit pick.) Overall we really like ours though.
mbopp 01/14/18 12:15pm Travel Trailers
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