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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
RE: Grey water pump into portable waste tank

My "tote" is a 30 gallon barrel ($10) strapped in my truck bed. I fill it with a Flojet macerator pump and it has a 1-1/2" gate valve and hose to empty it. I started with a Harbor Freight 12V marine pump but the macerator is faster and I can empty the black tank with it.
mbopp 06/29/20 08:33am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Question about solar panels

Do you plan to camp w/o hookups? If you're looking at solar it would be a good time to get 2 6-volt golf cart batteries and wire them in series.
mbopp 06/22/20 12:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Do most parks check/copy your ID? (Victims of ID theft)

OT, but I have a credit freeze with all 3 credit agencies.
mbopp 06/21/20 09:49am Beginning RVing
RE: flojet macerator questions

I made a 10ga extension w/ a SAE connector and battery clamps. And I use a 45-degree clear adapter, it prevents the last cup of water from coming out when I disconnect the pump.
mbopp 06/19/20 09:41am Tech Issues
RE: Using RV portable tote tanks

My "tote" is a 30 gallon barrel mounted in the truck bed. I fill it with a macerator pump and drain it through a 1-1/2" gate valve & sump pump hose. You could use a cheap HF 12V marine pump but it's slower to fill.
mbopp 06/19/20 09:37am Beginning RVing
RE: Which cell phone provider do you use in the US?

In the NY Adirondacks, Verizon has the best coverage.
mbopp 06/15/20 05:57am Beginning RVing
RE: School me on waste totes

I took the wheels off of a 30 gallon Barker and used a Flojet to pump up to the bed. Hate the Blue thunder. I have a surplus 30-gallon plastic barrel mounted in the truck bed. I fill it with a macerator pump and have a 1-1/2" dump valve & hose to empty it.
mbopp 06/03/20 07:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Looking to buy, bunkhouse ~26ft, all advice welcome

We have a Grand Design. Anecdotal evidence says the early models were better built before GD was aquired by Winnebago and experienced explosive growth. But you'll be hard pressed to find a manufacturer with better service after the sale. There are stories about GD replacing walls on 4 year old trailers under a goodwill warranty. The dealer makes or breaks your experience. Being told you need to leave your trailer for 2-3 months for warranty work is BS. I don't know about your Expy. With 5 people you will probably be pushing your payload, rear axle, and maybe hitch ratings. Short of taking 2 vehicles many large families use a 1-ton passenger van.
mbopp 06/02/20 08:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow vehicle advice

My F150 (3.5EB) was my daily driver for 7 years, including while working downtown and parking in a municipal garage. The new F250 isn't driven much since I'm now retired.
mbopp 06/01/20 07:52am Towing
RE: % bleach to sanitize fresh water tanks

And remember - you must use real bleach, not the splashless type. Different chemical makeup.
mbopp 06/01/20 07:43am Beginning RVing
RE: NY State Parks - interesting info

I thought NY said you could cancel reservations w/o a penalty fee. The only thing I object to is the 5:00 check-in, you now waste a day. But I'm keeping our August reservation since we cancelled our planned 6-week Western loop.
mbopp 05/30/20 08:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Forgot the battery??????

WFCO converters can be run w/o a battery. The (very) old Magnetek's needed a battery for filtering.
mbopp 05/30/20 07:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer Braking Issue

Can you crawl underneath & see if there's a decal on the axle tube that lists the part number?
mbopp 05/23/20 08:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Weight distribution bars

Measure the height of the truck only, then again with the trailer hooked up but w/o the weight bars chained up. Ford says to split the difference when setting up the weight transfer.
mbopp 05/22/20 11:26am Towing
RE: Bunkhouse trailer comparable to Jayco Eagle

Grand Design Imagine 3000QB?
mbopp 05/19/20 07:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Grand Design vs Keystone?

We bought our GD when they were the new kid on the block. GD built its reputation on outstanding service after the sale. When Winnebago bought them GD had explosive growth and introduced new models and product lines. But anecdotal stories seem to indicate the older ones were better built. You can temper that by saying there are many more GD's on the road now and people are more vocal about issues they have posting to social media. I'd buy another GD in a heartbeat and my brother is looking at a GD Solitude.
mbopp 04/14/20 08:02am Beginning RVing
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