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RE: Credit Card Fraud

I get a message on my phone within a minute of a CC transaction.
mbopp 01/17/21 08:49am Around the Campfire
RE: Plumbing pressure relief

I have a 2 gallon residental expansion tank that's been in 3 trailers now. Besides stopping the drip from the TP valve it eliminates the half-cycling on the pump and also provides 1-2 toilet flushes at night w/o the pump being on.
mbopp 01/12/21 09:27am Tech Issues
RE: Tire went flat in the driveay. Damage?

While you're at it, replace the valve on the other tire also.
mbopp 01/11/21 08:30am Towing
RE: Flojet macerator: is it reliable? Maintenance issues?

9/32?? What an odd choice by the designers -- not a quarter or five-sixteenths? Very few standard wrench sets include a 9/32 wrench. Oh, well. If I ever have the need to do that repair, I'll use your workaround! The wrench goes across the flat on the shaft under the impeller.
mbopp 12/21/20 12:38pm Tech Issues
RE: RVParky trip planning software

Another vote for Trip Wizard, I feel it's worth the annual fee. And yes I download the trips to my Garmin RV660.
mbopp 12/21/20 08:44am Roads and Routes
RE: Flojet macerator: is it reliable? Maintenance issues?

We'll camp for up to 2 weeks at a no-hookup campground. I use a Flojet to pump the tanks into a 30-gallon barrel mounted in the truck bed, and also for dumping at home. I made hoses from 3/4" corrugated pond or water feature hose since it's light, coils easily, and there's no back pressure on it. I've had the pump for 12 years or so and had my first issue. Short story - several blades broke off the impeller and jammed the pump. I took the front of the pump off and managed to fish the blades out the discharge port. There were 2 blades left and that let the pump function enough to get me through the week. Flojet is a variation of a Jabsco pump so I ordered a Jabsco replacement impeller. Flojet says to use a 9/32" ignition wrench to hold the shaft while you unscrew the retaining nut but I clamped a large screwdriver in a vise and used the slot on the end of the motor shaft to hold it while I unscrewed the nut. Other than that it's a simple replacement.
mbopp 12/21/20 08:37am Tech Issues
RE: Fluorescent to LED conversion

Nicely done!
mbopp 12/13/20 08:39am Tech Issues
RE: Propane tank locks for my TT

I flattened one ear of the stock wingnut and drilled a hole in it and the regulator bracket.
mbopp 11/18/20 08:02am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Garmin GPS

I have the smaller screen RV660. If you use the RV mode you can set the rig height and it will alert you to low bridges.
mbopp 11/18/20 07:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Portable Macertator

I made macerator hoses from 3/4" pond or water feature hose. Lightweight, and it coils easily for storage.
mbopp 11/18/20 07:56am General RVing Issues
RE: ? "Easy" Toilet Blade Seal Replacement?

Two bolts and a water connection, and the toilet comes off.
mbopp 11/04/20 07:56am General RVing Issues
RE: How fuel stabilizers work...or not

I use E0 gas and drain the tank and carb at the end of the season. No issues with any of my small engines. My son in law doesn't take those precautions and about every other year I'm cleaning out a carb for him.
mbopp 11/02/20 08:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Shurflo Water Accumulator tank

I have a 2-gallon residential tank that's been in 3 trailers so far.
mbopp 10/30/20 08:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Cleaning out black tank for winter

Buy a wand or build your own, there are plenty of videos online. I swear by my homemade wand. I have a clear elbow and even after using the on-board flush I get a lot more "stuff" out using the wand.
mbopp 10/30/20 08:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Schwintek slide system.

Both the slides we have use the Schwintek system. Interestingly, on the next model year the manufacturer went to a Lippert system on the large slide. And our large slide has always run slow.
mbopp 10/29/20 08:19am Travel Trailers
RE: TPMS

TST 507 and I didn't need the booster. BTW - there are several active Grand Design and Grand Design Imagine FB pages.
mbopp 10/29/20 08:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Flojet Water Pump hammering

How far are you opening the faucet? Does it do it with a faucet wide open? Sounds like the pump flow capacity is exceeding the rate of discharge from the faucet. That pump has a 4.5 GPM capacity and will definately short cycle when using the shower. Adding an accumulator will solve that problem. Yes, I have a 2 gallon residential expansion tank. It stops the short cycling, holds enough for a few nightly potty runs w/o the pump, and as a bonus it cut down the annoying burst of hot water when taking a Navy shower.
mbopp 10/26/20 07:50am Tech Issues
RE: Winterizing queston

You could blow air through the winterizing line but I'd also unscrew the pump strainer and empty it.
mbopp 10/18/20 08:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Bent Axle, or spindle welded on crooked?

I had a bent axle on our last trailer. Fortunately there's a very good truck frame shop near me and they were able to straighten it and tweak the rest of the wheels for a true 4-wheel alignment.
mbopp 10/16/20 08:00am Towing
RE: RV sale pending, but we found evidence of mice...

We had 2 mice in a campground this year. I didn't want to use poison and have them die in an inaccessible place so I used the old fashioned spring traps.
mbopp 10/14/20 07:48am Beginning RVing
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