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RE: Gray tank capacity - two seperate tanks

I've been using a cheap HF 12V pump to off load my gray water to a 30-gallon drum in the truck bed. Never had an issue with clogging but we're careful about letting big chunks of food go down the drain. I found a NIB macerator pump on Craigslist. It has more volume and pressure than the cheap pump. The cheap way to equalize the gray tanks would be to get 2 caps w/ garden hose nipples and make a short piece of hose w/ female connectors on each end.
mbopp 07/25/14 02:34pm Tech Issues
RE: looking at a new tt

When we were shopping for a new TT we looked at the Palomino's. But the ones we looked at didn't have the kitchen fan exhausted to the outside - a deal killer for DW.
mbopp 07/25/14 02:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: New Hampshire White Mountains - Saco River Camping Area

I'm sitting in The Bluffs campground south of Conway. We came across routes 7 & 9 from Albany, NY to get here. Two lanes, but not a bad road. I'll be going back the same way. OK, granted I have a small TT and EB F150 but I didn't have any issues. How does Good Sam take you? If you want to canoe the Saco it was low on Monday this week but it rained quite a bit yesterday, so the water level should improve. Yes, the drive up Mt Washington is a white knuckle ride. A very narrow road, steep dropoffs, and no guardrails. It reminded DW of the season of Ice Road Truckers when they were in South America on the mountain roads. Add that to drivers who don't know where the edge of their vehicle is and want their half out of the middle. DW swears next time she's taking the Cog Railroad trip.
mbopp 07/24/14 03:44pm Roads and Routes
RE: How many days to fill gray and black holding tanks???

37 gallon gray and black tanks in our TT, and it's just DW & me. We use regular dishes and take daily Navy showers. The black tank will go at least a week, but we'll fill the gray tank (and empty the FW tank) in 2-3 days. But - I have a 30 gallon drum in the back of the F150 and a 12V pump. Gray water gets pumped & taken to the dump station as needed.
mbopp 07/24/14 06:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Terrace Pines in Center Ossipee, NH ????

As I write this I'm in The Bluffs, the over-50 cg part of Danforth Bay. I don't know about waterfront sites but there is water access. And if Danforth Bay is anything like The Bluffs it's an impeccable campground. Lots of staff & security, keycode gate access, and while The Bluffs is mostly seasonal campers there are no trash-looking trailers. We did a canoe trip on the Saco river but the water level was so low it was barely passable. Shopping in North Conway, a ride on the scenic railroad, and did the auto road up Mt Washington (somewhat of a white-knuckle ride!) Tomorrow I think we'll do a trip to Portland.
mbopp 07/23/14 04:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What does 11,000 lbs of towing capacity mean?

Even with the Max Payload package the F150 won't cut it.
mbopp 07/18/14 02:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Honda Generator

When we had our pop-up I bought a Honda 2000. It's so much more capable than a 1000 yet still portable, and for the incrimental price increase it was worth it. With the TT it'll run everything except the AC and I've used it to power my house during power outages. DB has a single Yamaha 2400 that'll run the AC in his 5er.
mbopp 07/16/14 03:57pm Tech Issues
RE: 2013 GMC Yukon towing capability

Use the F150.....
mbopp 07/16/14 03:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Carrying a Generator/Gas Can While Traveling

I have a wood platform in the truck bed that the generator is chained and bolted to. In addition I have a wood box that covers it and is locked down. The wood cover is power ventilated and the generator stays put when I use it. And when not in use I cover it all with a tarp.
mbopp 07/16/14 03:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: dometic fridge doesn't self ignite

I had a leaky creamic body on the electrode, it was OK after it was running and got hot but if you let it set a few weeks it would absorb moisture and not spark. I replaced it and it was fine when I sold the TT.
mbopp 07/15/14 03:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Possible electrical issue - your thought?

I've been threatening to get myself a Kill-a-Watt to see just how much my 55A Iota loads my Honda 2000 after a few days of dry camping. I put the factory WFCO on its own breaker and the IOTA on a switched AC outlet so I can turn them both off if DW wants to run the microwave or coffee maker. FYI - if your Honda overloads and you turn it off to reset it, if you turn the switch back to "on" after the overload light is off and before the engine quits turning you won't have to restart it.
mbopp 07/15/14 03:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Flooded my new Laredo

I was checking out the water system at home on the new TT and turned the outside shower on. And heard water spraying - from INSIDE the trailer. Turnes out the shower hose was never fully tightened on the diverter valve, and it's inside the trailer. Water ran towards the nose, under the bathroom cabinet and electrical center, and came out near the slide. After I tightened the hose I pulled the bathroom drawers and converter and put an electric heater on low blowing into the drawers and out the converter opening. Two days later I put it all back together. That was last year, there's no damage that I can see.
mbopp 07/15/14 03:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Converter???

Without a voltmeter to take battery readings at rest and under charge you're guessing at what the problem is.
mbopp 07/15/14 07:06am Travel Trailers
RE: How to replace all tires?

I jacked up one wheel and took that one and the spare to the tire shop. Two trips, 4 tires.
mbopp 07/14/14 08:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: LED replacement bulbs

20+ pages of reading if you search "LED" in the DIY forum here. Short story - I replaced my 921 bulbs with these.
mbopp 07/14/14 06:52pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Q. Onboard Charger/Converter quality?

Without posting the make / model of the converter we're just guessing.....
mbopp 07/14/14 02:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Moved to Tow Veh Armada 23B or 23F Jay flight Equalizer ?

I'd use some type of WD hitch / sway control unless you're towing with a 1-ton.
mbopp 07/14/14 02:44pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: newbie start from zero, nothing, nada !

What cab configuration on the truck - standard, extended, or 4-door crew? How many people and how much gear are you hauling? If you have 2 kids, a dog, and haul bikes and firewood in a crew cab you'll run out of payload on a 1/2-ton truck. My F150 is an extended cab but it's just DW & me, a 26-1/2' TT, and maybe bikes and a canoe. The Chevy's w/ 3.42 gears now have the 6-speed transmission vs the old 4-speed, so GM figures the extra transmission gears can compensate for the high rear end ratio. Pay attention to the yellow payload sticker on the door jamb, and see how much it varies truck to truck with cab configuration, trim level, 2X4 vs 4X4, and box length.
mbopp 07/14/14 05:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Install additional 110 volt outlet in RV

Like ScootG said, I've used old-work plastic boxes in my RV's without issue.
mbopp 07/13/14 05:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Buyer Beware of Crossroads!!

That could have happened any number of manufacturers, looks like it's a Dexter axle? Dexter recommends inspecting the wheel bearings annually.
mbopp 07/13/14 11:34am Travel Trailers
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