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RE: Richmond Xfinity

I wish NASCAR would make a rule and say if you declared you're running for points in Sprint Cup then you only get to run 5 races in Xfinity. That would make room for more Xfinity drivers.
mbopp 04/25/15 07:21am Around the Campfire
RE: Power converter on the move

BFL13, the IOTA I installed has an IQ4 built-in. It goes into boost mode nicely.
mbopp 04/23/15 05:42pm Tech Issues
RE: New to RV'ing

An '04 Tahoe most likely has the 4L60E 4-speed transmission. If you don't have the full tow package I'd urge you to install a good size transmission cooler. The Tahoe probably has the brake controller wires taped up under the dash (my '04 Envoy did.) Get a good brake controller (Prodigy is one highly rated one) and splice the brake controller harness wires by function and not by color. I don't think the Tahoe is plug 'n play but I may be wrong. And you'll need a weight distribution hitch. The Tahoe will have a soft suspension & you'll need a WD hitch. Then you'll need the mundane stuff - sewer hose, fresh water hose & pressure regulator, wheel chocks, and levelling blocks. A 20 to 30A adapter and maybe an extension cord if you camp with electric hookup.
mbopp 04/22/15 03:09pm Beginning RVing
RE: New to RV'ing

Welcome, and congrats on the NTU trailer. One big question - what are you towing it with? For off-grid camping the modifications can range from installing LED lighting and dual batteries to all-out solar and generator options. And besides power there's the fresh and gray water to consider.
mbopp 04/22/15 08:37am Beginning RVing
RE: Power converter on the move

The BN TT has a WFCO converter, but since we dry camp I wanted a more capable charger when running off a generator. I mounted an IOTA 55A deck mount to the ceiling of the front pass-through. 120VAC was tapped off a bedroom outlet and fished into the pass-through on a switched outlet. 12DC is a 3' run to the batteries. The WFCO had a spare breaker slot so I put it on its own breaker. I can now turn either converter on or off. I'm still using the factory 12V wiring and distribution panel in the WFCO. http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k530/starmaster1953/North%20Trail%2021FBS/100_1351_zpsbc4fa29f.jpg
mbopp 04/21/15 07:24am Tech Issues
RE: Carrying kayaks on top of truck while towing 5er

Nice! But I'm curious - does the front rack sway side to side?
mbopp 04/16/15 04:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: DC Beltway on a Saturday?

Thanks for the replies. We'll be driving south on Rt 15 through Harrisburg on our way to Williamsburg, Va. No worries about Baltimore. I get nervous but not paranoid in heavy Interstate traffic. All in all I'll go the Beltway route going down but may try I81 on the return.
mbopp 04/16/15 08:52am Roads and Routes
RE: ?? 6 or 12 VOLT BATTERY ??

Welcome to the forum. Battery capacity depends on how much dry camping you do and what you want to power with the inverter. For dry or boondocker camping dual 6-volt golf cart batteries are a common setup.
mbopp 04/16/15 06:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Upgrading Trailer Brake Control & Weight Distribution Set up

I'm still using the P1 controller and Reese DC from 10 years ago.
mbopp 04/15/15 04:05pm Travel Trailers
DC Beltway on a Saturday?

Both Good Sam and Mapquest route me southbound on I270, to I495, and then I95. How bad is the Beltway traffic on a Saturday, or should I plan on Rt 15 thru Leesburg to 234?
mbopp 04/15/15 03:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best Towable Waste Water Tote for Beach Camping

I used a 30 gallon plastic drum ($10 surplus) cradled in an inverted cut-down shipping pallet (free). Gray water transfer was by a sewer cap with a garden hose nipple, some old garden hose, and Harbor Freight 12V marine pump. This years mods will be a macerator pump and converting the barrel for a 1-1/2" RV dump valve. The dump hose will be a piece of 1-1/2" sump pump discharge hose.
mbopp 04/14/15 09:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Safety Gas Cans

I've picked up a few "old style" plastic gas cans at flea markets. I shy away from old metal cans, usually they have a lot of rust on the inside.
mbopp 04/13/15 05:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Palomino Solaire 220x - need advice please

We looked at one Palomino RV that we liked until DW noticed the range vent wasn't ducted to the outside - a deal breaker for her. Can you access the 'fridge & bathroom with the slides in?
mbopp 04/13/15 05:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: WFCO 9990 Converter Amp Draw

Manufactures website says 13.8A, 1450 watts.
mbopp 04/13/15 04:14pm Tech Issues
RE: where can I find this light?

You can look in Ebay or Amazon.
mbopp 04/13/15 02:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Jumped in Feet First!

Congrats and welcome! Yeah, pics or it didn't happen. And you're required to tell us what you're towing it with.
mbopp 04/10/15 06:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Any financial advantages of buying new RV vs used?

Higher personal property tax on the new one?
mbopp 04/10/15 08:27am Beginning RVing
RE: Where do you repack your wheel bearings?

What are the HOA rules? Some allow a trailer to be parked for 24-72 hours before you have to move it.
mbopp 04/08/15 03:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: What Happens When You Don't Change the Oil

When I bought my '04 Envoy the dealer had a "get aquainted" night with the service dept. I was talking with a tech about the 4-valve VVT engine, and he took me in the back where they had one torn apart. Turns out the customer thought that when the "change oil" light came on all he had to do was pump the gas pedal 3 times to reset the oil life. Yup, 60k+ miles and never changed the oil. It was ugly.
mbopp 04/08/15 03:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 15RB lug nut size

Do the lug nuts match the ones that attach the spare? Not always the same. Something to verify before you NEED to change a tire. +1 My spare nuts were 3/4", wheel lugs were 13/16". Fortunately I found out before leaving.
mbopp 04/07/15 04:14pm Travel Trailers
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