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RE: Newbie...what are typical annual maintenance costs?

It depends..... Are you doing the maintenance yourself, or paying someone to do it?
mbopp 04/29/16 08:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Greasing EZ Lube TT axles

Ballpark 1/2 a tube per wheel for grease. If you don't disassemble the bearings at least check the play in them and adjust as necessary.
mbopp 04/27/16 07:48am Tech Issues
RE: Greasing EZ Lube TT axles

I'm half way through my 2-year clean & re-pack procedure even though I have the E-Z Lube axles. If you start mixing grease via E-Z Lube it may or may not be compatible with what's in the bearings from the factory. I hand pack the bearings then use the grease gun until the grease comes out the front bearing. Same grease.
mbopp 04/26/16 09:10am Tech Issues
RE: Seasonal camping battery question

The ELX-45 is a single stage converter. Constant voltage output. I know, I had one in the last HTT. I'd remove the battery.
mbopp 04/25/16 10:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Brake question

Jack up that wheel, pull the break-away pin, and try to spin the wheel. It should move maybe 1/8-1/4 turn then lock up solid. If it doesn't lock up look for a broken wire to the magnet (favorite spot is where the wire goes into the axle.) Or you may have an open magnet.
mbopp 04/25/16 04:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Bump and Run

Kyle would have done the same thing if the positions were reversed. At least Carl didn't wreck him. Remember when Neumann wrecked Kyle Larson so Ryan could make the chase a few years back?
mbopp 04/25/16 06:27am Around the Campfire
RE: New truck & Trailer

IMHO the real weight will be 400# or so over the brochure weight due to added "options." And yes, get a WD hitch with integrated sway control. Your truck will handle the trailer just fine. Be prepared for 9-10MPG when towing. And there's a Heartland Owners Forum here
mbopp 04/25/16 06:17am Towing
RE: Water expansion tank

Yes, I installed a 2-gallon expansion tank under the bathroom sink. It's plumbed in PEX with Sharkbite fittings. And it does reduce the pump cycling when we dry camp. You may want to experiment with the air pressure in the tank to find the sweet spot.
mbopp 04/23/16 04:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: I am a grandpa!

Our granddaughter (4 Y.O.) and I built and hung a birdhouse yesterday. She was thrilled at the number of birds vying for the new real estate. And yes, she camps with us.
mbopp 04/22/16 08:58am Around the Campfire
RE: Truck for sale ad waste of time

I find a lot of people seem to look at what the dealers are selling similar vehicles for and price theirs to match. What they can't understand is that the dealers detail the vehicles, check the running gear, and offer at least a 30-day warranty. And no hassles with paying off an upside-down title.
mbopp 04/22/16 08:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Removing Motor Oil from driveway pavers

Acetone & paper towels, or I've used cement dust and let it sit a few days before sweeping it up.
mbopp 04/21/16 09:17am Around the Campfire
RE: New travel trailer and tow vehicle

Length-wise I believe you'll be OK. But as GaryWT says, watch your payload.
mbopp 04/21/16 09:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Awesome Tool

I used to work p/t in a tire shop. The hardest part was teaching the NG's that torque sticks are color coded for lug size and torque value, and what car models got what stick.
mbopp 04/19/16 06:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Concerns or Problems with Reese Dual cam

I've had the same DC on two trailers and have not had a problem with the screws backing out. If you use a 7/16" drill for the holes they will be hard to get in but will tighten up nicely. You can always use some blue Loctite for extra insurance.
mbopp 04/19/16 08:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Recommended Tow Vehicle for a 2011 26bh Cherokee Grey Wolf

How many people and how much gear will you be hauling?
mbopp 04/19/16 06:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Install new tires/grease bearings by self?

It's not that difficult to do the bearings yourself. Grease seals can be bought locally or from eTrailer. It is a bit messy though. Unless you have access to a tire machine it's much, much easier to pay a shop to have the tires mounted and new valve stems installed. And I used to work in a tire shop.
mbopp 04/16/16 12:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Turning Brake Drums

Try looking for a shop that does clutch and brake relining. I asked - the local clutch rebuilder has a lathe that will do both surfaces on a trailer drum.
mbopp 04/15/16 07:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Cannot find my city water connection 2015 grey wolf

You sure that's not a black tank flusher connection? Hook it up and find out I guess. Don't forget the pressure regulator.
mbopp 04/15/16 06:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: New To RV World Need Brake Help!

The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 is highly recommended. I don't know if it's "plug 'n play" on your vehicle but the folks at eTrailer are very helpful.
mbopp 04/14/16 10:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hope 2-waste tank purchase was a good idea...

My first gray water disposal was a surplus ($10) 30-gallon plastic barrel mounted on a cut-down,upside-down wood pallet. I used a 3" cap w/ garden hose nipple, a 12V Harbor Freight Marine pump, and some recycled garden hose to fill & empty the barrel. I still use the barrel but it now has a 1-1/2" gate valve and discharge hose for faster dumping. And I found a NIB macerator pump so I can empty the black tank also.
mbopp 04/14/16 06:25am Travel Trailers
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