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RE: Charging question

Option C - Install a good deck-mounted 3-stage converter as close to the batteries as you can. There's probably way too long of a wire run with the factory setup, and WFCO's aren't known for going into boost mode easily.
mbopp 03/01/15 03:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Whats the best restaurant .....

Brewster Fish House in Cape Cod. Awesome seafood and chowder. The View @ Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid NY. Fine dining if you want to splurge a bit.
mbopp 02/28/15 08:15am RV Lifestyle
RE: Cape Cod

We've stayed at Sweetwater Forest a few times. It's centrally located but as for kids' activities - ours are grown. Wandering around Provincetown is an experience. We've done a few whale watch trips but the novelty has worn off for us. +1 for the Cape Cod Rail Trail - a paved multi-use trail we enjoy biking on. Our only issue is with people pretending they're in the Tour de France and yelling at YOU to look out. If you make it that far to have to stop at Arnold's in Eastham for lunch. They have an Airstream trailer equipped as as a restroom right off the bike trail. DW enjoys the Cape Cod Natural History museum in Brewster. Nice exhibits, and you can walk the nature trail down to the ocean. Also in Brewster is the General Store and ice cream shop. Lots of novel and unique stuff in the General Store. We took the ferry to Nantucket ($$$) and spent the day there. IMHO the privately-run whaling museum there is better than the NPS one in New Bedford. The Salt Marsh Visitor Center at the National Seashore is nice. We like taking the guided canoe tours of the marsh. And you can bike to one of the beaches from the parking lot. The last time we were there I did some research and got the truck equipped so we could do some beach driving. Air down the tires, put it in 4 X 4, drive out on the beach, and spend the day at Race Point. Traffic - avoid arriving on a Friday night or Saturday, and leave early on Sunday morning, otherwise you run into the weekenders. And there's a tourist information center on rt 6 after to get to the Cape.
mbopp 02/28/15 08:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: He's dead, Jim...

Federation flags are to be flown at half mast for 30 days.
mbopp 02/27/15 03:37pm Around the Campfire
RE: P_C or Laptop

Quite a few years back I bought a laptop to take with us travelling. It quickly replaced the desktop we have. In fact, the desktop is retired since it was an XP machine.
mbopp 02/25/15 03:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: McKesh mirrors, broken mounts?

I loosen the 3 screws on the ball mount enough that I can adjust the mirror with slight resistance. Once the mirror is where I want it I tighten the screws again. No further adjustment should be necessary.
mbopp 02/22/15 05:11pm Towing
RE: Did your parents own a Ford?

Dad always had a pickup but wasn't loyal to any brand. Dodge, Ford, GMC, a few Chevy's, another Ford, a couple of Rams, and finally his Toyota. With 5 kids mom's car was a 3-seat, full size wagon, mostly Pontiacs.
mbopp 02/21/15 07:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: I am sorry.

DS lives in Louisville, KY. It was colder there than in Lake Placid, NY.
mbopp 02/19/15 03:51pm Around the Campfire
RE: Warning - Firearm Carriers - Avoid New Jersey

Per Federal law, you can transport a handgun (with restrictions) through a state on your way to your destination. However, states such as NJ and Maryland can make your life a living hell fighting for your rights.
mbopp 02/19/15 08:36am Roads and Routes
RE: experiences towing with 3.5L ecoboost

I had a 2012 F150 EcoBoost MaxTow. Had 28k miles on it when I traded it in after 5k miles or so of overheating issues I'm surprised - the MaxTow package has a bigger radiator with an extra row of tubes over the standard tow package (at least that's what Ford told me.) OK, so I have a small TT but it's never given me a hint of overheating as opposed to my Envoy.
mbopp 02/18/15 04:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: experiences towing with 3.5L ecoboost

A search will give you hours of reading on towing with a EB F150. Short story - our TT weighs 4800# empty (no idea loaded) and with my wife and I it doesn't lack for power. For your trailer and boat either the 5.0 V-8 or possibly the base V-6 would be OK.
mbopp 02/18/15 08:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone tow with a trailblazer ext 4.2 with 410 ??

Good luck finding a 410 TB / Envoy. Our HTT weighed 3800# empty, and the '04 I-6 Envoy I had was marginal with just 2 adults. Too many major repairs made me trade it early on the F150 I now have.
mbopp 02/14/15 08:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F-150 Ecoboost 3:55 vs. 3:73

My 3.55 Eco does just fine but our TT weighs 4800# empty and it's just DW & me. Actually, with the non-max tow option the 3.55 and 3.73 Eco have the same tow rating. I asked Ford about what gave the Max tow the higher tow rating and they replied that the Max tow got a bigger radiator. As soon as I see bunkhouse I have to ask - how many people, and is it a crew cab? If you can't find a max payload F150 I'd hold out for a max tow one.
mbopp 02/14/15 07:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric lift for 22 ft TT

Trailer tires seem to have more catastrophic failures than run of the mill flat tires. I carry a spare.
mbopp 02/13/15 10:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Battery Shut-Off

It'll work but it needs to be mounted in a dry location. Like ianmac23 I put a marine switch on my TT.
mbopp 02/11/15 03:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: help on battery cut off switch and volt meter

I installed a Blue Sea marine switch in the negative battery cable. It's mounted in a plastic electrical box attached to the side of the battery box: http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k530/starmaster1953/North%20Trail%2021FBS/100_1313_zpsd49e6dc9.jpg height=640 width=480
mbopp 02/08/15 02:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Axle spacing

Wide track axles are a way to spread the weight out on a lightweight frame. I have them and hate them. Way too much side scuffing on tight turns and you can see the camber change in the mirrors.
mbopp 02/05/15 05:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Reccomendation needed

We stayed at Odetah a few years back. Some sites were gray water only (garden hose adapter required) but that may have changed. We'd go there again if we were to do a repeat of Mystic.
mbopp 02/05/15 05:50pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Show Your Age!

How about the headlight hi-lo foot-stomp switch on the floor. And oil-bath air cleaners.
mbopp 02/03/15 03:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Show Your Age!

Had a '64 Dodge automatic I could push start. Push button shift, too.
mbopp 02/03/15 02:49pm Tech Issues
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