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RE: New to Camping, Questions have I

A few more items to consider: Does the F150 have a brake controller? And HD trailer package? Is the 12V charge line hooked up? Ford used to give you a plastic bag with a relay, fuse, and instruction sheet. If the new trailer needs a battery and if you're going with a single 12V one, consider a Group 29 or 31 over the standard Group 24 size.
mbopp 05/26/16 03:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: EZ Pass with trailer question

Different states - different rules. I've been told Massachusetts counts the axles and calculates the toll. NY doesn't count axles and I have 2 EZPass transponders, white for bobtail and blue for towing the trailer. And I've been told that NY does random audits to see if people are using the correct transponder.
mbopp 05/25/16 09:22am Roads and Routes
RE: Questions after the first trip

1) Any water inside the trailer is cause for alarm. Get it fixed NOW! 2) Our NT did the same thing. I removed the lower access panel and added a 2X4 and shim to firm up the floor.
mbopp 05/21/16 03:09pm Beginning RVing
RE: MPPT Controller Needed?

Thanks for the replies. I thought a MPPT controller would be needed and you all confirmed that. Now to find out DS's price on the panel and a MPPT controller.
mbopp 05/21/16 02:47pm Tech Issues
MPPT Controller Needed?

I keep going back and forth on adding solar to the TT...... DS works for a company installing residential and commercial solar systems. He got me the specs on one of the panels they use: Pmax = 265W Voc = 38.3V Isc = 9.26A Vpm = 31.0V Ipm = 8.55A So to get the maximum power I'd need a MPPT controller, correct?
mbopp 05/21/16 01:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery and cahrger replacement advice

+3 for NO on the WFCO. The odds-on favorite replacement is a Progressive Dynamics or IOTA, both with the charge controllers. Call Randy at Best Converters and ask him about the Boondocker converter also. Yes, dual 6V golf cart batteries would be your best bet. BTW - the Elixir you have is a single stage, fixed output converter. Lousy for charging off a generator. Do you have LED lighting in the trailer? LED's cut power consumption by 80% or more.
mbopp 05/19/16 10:52pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: F150 Questions

IIRR if it has the 7 and 4-pin connectors it has the trailer package. Factory brake controller? The Max tow package used to automatically come with tow mirrors but I've heard that's no longer the case (can't confirm it though.)
mbopp 05/18/16 04:20pm Towing
RE: How do you get a a canoe on your truck?

I had a generic rack on my Tundra (one at each end of bed) and was always able to mount the canoe myself. Actually found it easier to do with one person. I would lift one end of the canoe up and walk it up until the end sat on the rear rack, other end of canoe stayed on the ground. Then I would lift the other end and push it to slide it on enough that the far end of the canoe was over the front rack. Then I could get in the bed and slide it around as needed. I use the same rack and method for my even taller Ram. This method works for me. Have loaded canoes on my truck this way for years. One of my canoes was a homemade 20' cedar strip that weighed just over 100 pounds. Lifting one end at a time is manageable and easy enough to control even in slightly windy conditions. Lakeside +2 on this method. It works for me to get a 16' Royalex canoe on my F150 w/ Yakima Outdoorsman racks.
mbopp 05/17/16 05:13am Travel Trailers
RE: ? LED Replacement Bulb f/Lantern w/Old Flashlight Bulb

I have two 4-cell lanterns and replaced the bulbs with these.
mbopp 05/16/16 08:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Battery question

"Mainly" at FHU campgrounds? One G24 battery will get you one night. A G27 is only a few $$$ more, will fit in the same battery box, and will get you a few more AH.
mbopp 05/16/16 05:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Water system issue

So the kitchen faucet is the only one not having any water flow? Neither hot or cold works? All the other faucets are OK? The first place I'd look at would be the aerator screen that's screwed onto the end of the faucet spout, it sounds like it's plugged.
mbopp 05/15/16 06:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Solar panels

DS works for a company that installs residential and commercial solar systems, so I could get a panel for just over cost. But - when we're off the grid we camp in shady sites so solar wouldn't work well for us.
mbopp 05/14/16 06:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Disposable LP tank to run refrigerator?

I did just that a few years back. The last day of the last trip of the season I ran out of propane (single tank). We were leaving that day so I hooked up the "steak saver" adapter to a 1# tank, bunji-corded it to the other tank, and came home. The refer doesn't use a lot of propane.
mbopp 05/14/16 06:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2002 Tahoe

It may be OK. Look on the inside of the glove box door for the build sticker with the RPO codes. Find the one(s) beginning with "G" and post it here. That'll tell us what rear end ratio you have and how suitable it is for towing. Anybody here know the RPO codes for the trailer package?
mbopp 05/14/16 12:11pm Towing
RE: brakes for a tahoe

What power is missing? The trailer brake? The 12V charge line? Lights and / or turn signals? Does the brake controller you installed light up (have power to it?) On my '04 GM I had to 1) install a fuse on the under-hood fuse block and 2) fish back through the wiring harness a few inches, find the 12V charge line w/ ring terminal, and buy a 6mm nut to put it on the fuse block stud.
mbopp 05/14/16 12:05pm Towing
RE: Quick overnight stops in route

DW refuses to "wing it" and stop at a Wally World, Flying J, or anywhere else besides a campground. And if momma ain't happy.......
mbopp 05/14/16 12:00pm Beginning RVing
RE: Whom Of Us Boondocks 14-days Or More At A Stretch?

I wouldn't say boondocking, but we've done 2 weeks w/o hookups. I like to run the genny a few hours a day but if we're out I can go at least 2 days on the batteries.
mbopp 05/13/16 03:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Outdoor LED light strips at really low cost

I just installed a 5m strip under the awning. The wires were routed down the awning track and into the front pass-through. Power was tapped off the light in the pass-through and run through a dimmer.
mbopp 05/13/16 08:24am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: First time rifle purchase...?

You may want to post your question over on THR I'd have to look at a Savage. IIRR Remington's reputation has fallen.
mbopp 05/12/16 11:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: Refrigerator and Amps/hrs

Don't forget the power used by the door heater. On my old Dometic I could turn it off but the Atwood is hard-wired.
mbopp 05/12/16 01:16pm General RVing Issues
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