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RE: Used motor oil alert.

"The analysis also shows high levels of iron, aluminum, and silicon, which indicates this product, may contain used oil.” Sure sounds like used oil being sold as new.
mbopp 04/12/14 10:30am Around the Campfire
RE: Just a Thank you

Yeah, we're in Rochester but bought our NT at Ballards also. Darryl had a 21FBS with the new, deeper slide. I had him and his crew add gas struts to the bed and convert the dinette table to free standing before we picked it up.
mbopp 04/11/14 02:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Diff. lock-Because I've never seen it, it doesn't exist

My F150 has an electronic locker. Pull the knob on the dash and the diff locks solid. But it's smart - it won't engage if you're going over 20MPH, and disengages once you hit 20MPH.
mbopp 04/10/14 09:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Just a Thank you

Welcome! So far - so good on our Heartland. Out of idle curiosity, what dealer did you buy it at?
mbopp 04/10/14 05:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Battery Charging and Management

I have two G29 12V batteries wired in parallel along with a marine-grade disconnect switch. What make is your converter? If it's a WFCO then using a separate battery charger may give you better charging / shorter run time on a generator. WFCO's aren't known for readily going into "boost" mode. If you're going to use a separate charger I'd disconnect the factory converter from the circuit either by a battery disconnect switch or putting the converter on its own AC circuit breaker. My previous HTT had a cheap single-stage Elixir converter. I supplimented it with an IOTA deck-mounted 55A one. On the new TT I mounted the IOTA to the ceiling of the front pass through which gave me a 3' cable run to the batteries. I put the factory WFCO converter on its own breaker so I can turn it on or off, it's off when using the genny and IOTA for boondocking battery charging. Converting to LED lighting can go a long way towards conserving battery power. I put LED's in the new TT before its first trip.
mbopp 04/09/14 09:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Music through an inverter on your television

What media would you be recording on? CD? DVD? Thumb drive? iPod? Or are you bringing the whole DVR?
mbopp 04/08/14 07:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Family rescused at sea

Did it sink, or did the Navy sink it as a "Hazard to Navigation?" And IMHO - stupid parents.
mbopp 04/08/14 03:17pm Around the Campfire
RE: What will I run out of first?

Welcome to the forum. DW & I can go a week w/o filling the 30 gallon black tank. "Navy" showers are the rule but you'll run out of battery or fill the gray tank long before the black tank is full. My guess is that you'll have a standard Group 24 battery in the TT and you'll get maybe 2 nights out of it. You can extend your water usage by using the campground showers if available. Dish washing is another big water user, paper plates can go a long way to cutting that down. 18 gallons of propane? Or do you mean a single 20# tank? Unless you're winter camping and running the furnace a single 20# tank should last you at least a few weeks of continuous camping.
mbopp 04/07/14 06:26am Beginning RVing
RE: 2013 f150 trailer relay and fuse

In the bag with the fuse and relay was an instruction sheet.
mbopp 04/02/14 02:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Spare Water Storage

I have a 15-gallon plastic drum mounted in the pickup bed. I put a ball valve & hose bib on it so it gravity feed the TT tank via a fresh water hose.
mbopp 03/30/14 12:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: upgrading power converter

I installed an IOTA 55A deck-mounted converter in the front pass-through. It's a 3' wire run to the twin G29 batteries on the tongue so there's not much voltage drop. The original converter is still in place and is used as a distribution center. The factory WFCO converter still works but I put it on its own circuit breaker so I can turn it on or off.
mbopp 03/29/14 07:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Home dump station

I have a clean-out in the front yard with a 4" screw plug. Two pieces of RV sewer hose will reach it.
mbopp 03/29/14 05:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Confused on Prodigy Brake for Tahoe?

If you install the controller yourself and splice the wires, do it by function and not color.
mbopp 03/28/14 04:58pm Towing
RE: Why no Tundra love on this site?

Dad (RIP) had a Tundra as his last truck and liked it head and shoulders over the Rams and Chevy's he had. It was a little 'ol man's truck, payload didn't matter.
mbopp 03/27/14 07:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bypassing the converter

Our NT had the converter piggybacked with another circuit. There was a spare slot for another breaker, and in the home electrical pile I found a breaker that was compatible. So I put the converter on its own circuit breaker since I installed a separate deck mount IOTA in the front pass through.
mbopp 03/27/14 07:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Confused on Prodigy Brake for Tahoe?

I don't know about the Tahoe, but my Envoy just had the unterminated brake control wires taped up under the dash. No plug 'n play there.
mbopp 03/27/14 04:44pm Towing
RE: Why RV?

DW & I thought (briefly) about a summer cabin but quickly dismissed it as being too confining. Now we think about what's in a 1 or 2 day drive and if it has water for the canoe.
mbopp 03/25/14 03:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Slideout mechanisms

Our old Starcraft HTT had a rack & pinion slide while the North Trail TT has a cable slide. No issues so far, but I did download the slide manual off of Heartland's website for reference if I need it.
mbopp 03/23/14 09:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Unknown Red Toggle Switch on Dashboard

Careful! It makes the coach into the car in Men in Black.
mbopp 03/22/14 07:34pm Beginning RVing
RE: Will purchase first travel trailer in 3-6 months

Most trailers use magnets inside the brake drums to actuate the brake shoe. The brake drums have a flat surface machined inside them that the magnet rides on.
mbopp 03/22/14 08:19am Beginning RVing
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