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RE: Winterize questions

I clear my lines with compressed air but still use the pink stuff. I figure $10 is cheap insurance. My WH doesn't have check valves. Charge the system with air, shut the air off, and open the low point drain. The air space in the WH will force the water out of the drain. Repeat until the WH is empty. Blow out the rest of the system and then do the low point drain one more time. Now the WH is empty. Blowing air in the city water connection doesn't clear the pump. Set the pump valves to the winterize position and blow air into the pickup hose. This will blow air through the pump and its check valve and clear the pump. Now open both winterize valves and blow again, this clears the tank pickup line. I leave the water tank drain valve open so any residual water drains out instead of freezing in the valve. At this point I pump the pink stuff through the system (WH in bypass mode.) Then I blow it out again. Overkill? Maybe, but cheaper than a frozen water system.
mbopp 09/22/14 07:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Ricketts Glen State Park

FYI - the lake at Ricketts Glen SP is being drained for dam repais: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/cs/groups/public/documents/news/DCNR_20029765.pdf
mbopp 09/21/14 10:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Source For LEDs.

Another satisfied 2011_led customer here.
mbopp 09/15/14 05:36pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: LED bulbs 1144

Ebay. I got my LED panels from 2011_led.
mbopp 09/12/14 05:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Why?

I use a ladder to: Sweep off the slide before I pull it in (no slide topper) Ditto for the awning And to put the XM radio antenna on the roof when we get set up.
mbopp 09/11/14 07:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Battery not charging while hooked up to truck

Yup, look for a plastic bag with a relay, fuse, and instructions. The F150 charge line is hot with the key on. GM's are hot all the time.
mbopp 09/10/14 01:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: question about starcraft

We had an '05 Starcraft hybrid for 8 years, other than routine maintenance we had no major issues.
mbopp 09/09/14 04:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: HELP! Needed to know this yesterday

Our normal routine was to run the furnace while we got ready for bed, turn it off & use more blankets, and fire it up again for breakfast. With our P/U I learned one night of full running will deplete the battery.
mbopp 09/08/14 06:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Medoc Mountain State Park, NC "Canoeing"

Do a search for canoe outfitters in the area and see if they offer a shuttle service.
mbopp 09/08/14 05:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ethanol in small engines

A lot of professional arborists and lawn care guys will only run alcohol free fuel in their equipment. The FAA mandates that 100LL avgas be alcohol-free due to its affinity for water. And since avgas isn't a high-volume seller it may sit in storage for months at a time, hence it has stabilizers already in it. FWIW and YMMV, there's a station near me that sells 93 octane alcohol-free gas, and that's what all my small engines get.
mbopp 09/07/14 11:40am Tech Issues
RE: expanding my battery bank

Our '05 21SSO had the prop rod supports so tongue space was limited. But since it had dual 30# tanks I made my own dual battery tray and went with a single 30# tank for the propane.
mbopp 09/03/14 04:39pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Generator/airconditioning

5600BTU? Maybe it's a residential window unit.
mbopp 09/03/14 04:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Slide Seal Glue

I was in the automotive trade (dealerships) for years, and the best thing for gluing any kind of rubber to metal was 3m weatherstrip adhesive.(the yellow stuff) And I still believe its the best today. Napa A (not cheap) +1, we used to call it "tiger snot." I used it to attach a replacement seal on the HTT we had.
mbopp 09/03/14 08:23am Tech Issues
RE: Passport opinions please

As soon as I see "bunk house" and "1/2-ton" I worry..... Your son needs to pay attention to the ACTUAL, yellow-sticker payload rating on the truck he buys. Half-tons, especially extended cab or crew cab models, run out of payload before hitting the max tow rating due to the passengers and gear people put in them. After crunching the numbers he may find himself looking at a 3/4-ton. Even though it's mostly DW & me camping we looked at the 2400BH, I figured I could remove the bunks and add extra storage in their place.
mbopp 09/03/14 08:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Labor Day Horror Stories

No dogs, loud music,kids, or major malfunctions. I did have words (and called the ranger) when I saw the guy next to me empty his waste tank into a tote but then walk to the lake to rinse out his sewer hose.
mbopp 09/02/14 02:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bad Power Converter?

Are there any fuses on the output side? Maybe one went bad or had a corroded connection.
mbopp 09/01/14 01:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie...So Confused

One important number you're missing on the F150 is the payload. You can find it on a yellow sticker inside the drivers door. 1/2-ton trucks run out of payload (and that includes the hitch and tongue weight of the trailer) before hitting the max tow capacity. We had a pop-up, then a hybrid trailer for 8 years. And we looked 2 years before deciding on the current trailer. There were must haves, nice to haves, didn't want, and "I can fix that" items DW & I were looking for.
mbopp 08/19/14 07:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Big freshwater tank for boondocking?

OP - Are you talking about a campground that has no hookups but has water faucets scattered through the cg, or are you off-road boondocking with no water available?
mbopp 08/19/14 05:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Full hook up campgrounds

What area of NY are you looking to camp in?
mbopp 08/19/14 05:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need to replace bad converter.. Can I do this?

Talk to Randy at Bestconverter.com - he probably knows what replacement would be a best fit.
mbopp 08/18/14 05:41pm Tech Issues
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