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RE: Opinion on model of TT

ford truck guy..I have actually been to a lot of previous shows and hope to see one the year if the big C settles down. I'm still leaning towards a trailer that's a couple of years old..Let the previous owner deal with the depreciation and repairs hopefully. lynnmor..IT's the 3.5 EcoBoost, with trailer package bringing it to 12700 lbs. And Deb and Ed..Thanks for the link I will have a look. Cheers Al Ah, yes. But the limiting factors on a 1/2-ton are payload and rear axle rating. Both of these can be found on the driver side door pillar. I had a F150 with the 3.5EB. When it was time for a new truck by the time I added all the heavy tow options to the F150 I made the jump to the F250.
mbopp 08/08/20 07:31am Travel Trailers
RE: New TT bargaining...

X2 barter till it hurts, they can knock off 25/30 % in the blink of a eye. only deal on out the door price. when your happy buy. Pre-COVID that was true. Now the entire world has decided that the RV is the perfect socially-distanced vacation, dealer inventory is at an all time low and factories can't keep up. I see that RV.usa has this model listed with an MSRP of $28k, so that's one data point. There are dealers on the web that have these in stock, and there is always somebody willing to give you a lower price. The question is how much time/effort/travel are you willing to invest chasing a lower price? Also keep in mind that many RV dealers will only do warranty work on units that they sell. Unlike automotive brands, RV manufacturers won't force a dealer to provide warranty work on a unit just because they sell that brand, they allow a dealer to only perform warranty work work on the units sold at that dealership. There were a few online "virtual" dealers with no overhead that were undercutting local dealers on price, so the manufacturers allowed this as a way for the local dealers to "fight back". And add in the fact the factories were shut down for a few months.
mbopp 08/08/20 07:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Thinking of New Aluminum Sided Travel Trailer

My brother had an aluminum sided trailer that the siding developed corrosion perforations. No sure, but I heard the Grand Design Transcend line of trailers use a plastic siding instead of aluminum.
mbopp 08/05/20 08:51am Travel Trailers
RE: RV Sales Push

I think there will be a lot of used RV’s on the market next year. I suspect a lot of these buyers are buying them on a bit of a whim. On a normal cycle a lot of owners realize that RVing is not as idealistic as the videos purport and sell them after one or two seasons. I have the same opinion.
mbopp 08/03/20 08:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Grand Design 2018 Imagine 2500RLS

Great! Not many people get their rigs weighed. "I never weighed it but I know I'm under" and "Tows great" are the answers I see. Have you weighed it without the WD bars connected? Curious to see how much weight transfer you have. Edit - there are several active Facebook pages for Grand Designs and Imagines. There are also a few owners groups: https://www.mygrandrv.com/forum/index.php https://gdrvowners.com/
mbopp 08/03/20 08:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Up sized my W.D. Bars

I see trunnion hitches fairly often in Facebook Marketplace.
mbopp 08/01/20 08:07am Towing
RE: Shifting An Automatic when towing.

Towing with my F250 6.2, I use tow-haul but lock out 6th gear because it hunts too much.
mbopp 08/01/20 08:06am Towing
RE: New trailer, new challenges

3 trailers ago I bought an IOTA-55 deck mount converter for a trailer we had. That converter now resides in the pass-through of our current trailer. The WFCO is turned off at the breaker and is only used as an AC / DC distribution panel. I have a MPPT controller also mounted in the pass-through and connected to the dual golf cart batteries. Many of our dry sites are shaded so I have two 100W panels that I made portable. Even with 100' of cable I get 140W out of them. The final backup is my old Honda 2000.
mbopp 08/01/20 08:03am Tech Issues
RE: RV Sales Push

People aren't flying so they say "Let's buy a RV!" Couple that with the plant shutdowns the manufacturers had, and you have a sellers market. Yeah, in a year or 2 the used market will be a glut. My neighbor told me a friend of his bought a RV last year, toured the country with it, and just sold it for what he paid for it.
mbopp 07/31/20 07:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Another Battery Question - Are my batteries OK?

I used to run dual G29 12v batteries but switched to dual 6v golf cart ones. I got them and battery boxes at Batteries + Bulbs, Duracells. 10% off if you order online for store pickup. Charging is with a Honda 2000 generator driving an IOTA-55 converter. This year I'm trying 200W of portable solar.
mbopp 07/28/20 07:52am Tech Issues
RE: 2013 KZ Sportsman converter problems

One of our previous trailers had a single stage converter in it. I added an IOTA-55 deck mount converter in the pass through, disconnecting the original converter and just using it as a distribution center. That IOTA now resides in the current trailer to suppliment the WFCO.
mbopp 07/26/20 08:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Travel trailer warranties

Yes, GD changed from 3500# to 4400# axles on some models. The 3500#'s have a 5-bolt wheel, the 4400#'s use a 6-bolt. I have a GD 2650 with 3500# axles. Knock on wood, no issues yet.
mbopp 07/25/20 07:53am Travel Trailers
RE: 30 amp to 50 amp conversion

You can add a 115v 20a inlet to the trailer just for the AC.
mbopp 07/23/20 08:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Unleaded vs. Premium gas, does it make a differnce?

Actually, high octane gas has less BTUs per gallon than 87 octane. Its claim to fame is that the engine computer won't ****** the timing and you'll get better performance under load. Whether it's enough of a mileage gain to offset the additional cost is for you to decide.
mbopp 07/17/20 08:42am Tech Issues
RE: Any Grand Design Transcend owners?...

And there are several very active Grand Design Facebook pages.
mbopp 07/17/20 08:35am Travel Trailers
RE: TST, TPMS with internal sensors

The advantage for an internal sensor would be more accurate temperature readings.
mbopp 07/16/20 07:12am Tech Issues
RE: Unknow Electrical connection type.

Methinks I'd replace it with a 12V cigarette lighter power outlet.
mbopp 07/13/20 07:48am Tech Issues
RE: Warning: Flojet portable waste pump

I never had my Flojet jam after storage, but it doesn't like to be run dry - it'll slow down and blow the fuse.
mbopp 07/06/20 08:05am Tech Issues
RE: Flashlights

I have a Maglite AAA LED one on my keychain. We have 2 ancient AA Maglights in our hiking packs that I put LED bulbs in and run lithium batteries. My truck light is a 3-cell Maglight.
mbopp 06/30/20 08:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Is anyone towing with a Chevy/GMC 1/2 ton 3.0L Diesel?

You rarely pull at an RPM higher than 2500? You must have a really light trailer, live where there are no mountains, or just like lugging the engine to death. You never towed with a F150 3.5 Ecoboost. 90% of the peak torque at 2000 RPM.
mbopp 06/29/20 08:39am Towing
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