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RE: 12 volt only refrigerator

Some new Grand Designs (Transcend?) come with 12V compressor fridges but also have a 165W solar panel on the roof.
mbopp 04/15/21 08:37am Tech Issues
RE: Opinion on Weights

20# is the scale resolution. Don't sweat the small stuff.
mbopp 03/29/21 09:29am Towing
RE: CAT Scale Weights

Ford says to split the difference on the front axle between the unloaded weight (3720#) and weight with the trailer w/o the bars hooked up (3380#). At 3500# with the bars hooked up you're close enough.
mbopp 03/29/21 09:27am Towing
RE: Tow Vehicle Spare - Have you checked it?

I used to work in a tire shop. If we weren't busy I'd check a customer's spare air pressure when they got tires. And +1 on lubing the cables, more than once I had to point out to the customer that the cable had broken (rusted) and they had lost their spare tire.
mbopp 03/27/21 09:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Ideas to carry spare and bikes

I used a BAL Hide a Spare, it's just behind the rear axle. No issues to date.
mbopp 03/22/21 09:14am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Rear Kitchen - good idea or bad idea?

The only issue we had was a 1/8" thick drawer bottom broke from having a 12" cast iron skillet in it. I replaced it with 1/4" plywood.
mbopp 03/21/21 07:27am Travel Trailers
RE: 1/2 Ton Limit

Sheesh, I'd have no issues running an Imagine 2600 and maybe a 2670 trailer with that truck, and I'm usually not a proponent of half-ton towing.
mbopp 03/18/21 07:53am Towing
RE: Converter replacement

I have an IOTA-55 and routinely use my Honda 2000 for charging chores.
mbopp 03/16/21 09:53am Tech Issues
RE: Road way and Elevation issues while traveling

Good Sam trip planner or RV Trip Wizard. On my Garmin GPS you can select "RV" and input your length, height, width, and weight. Good Sam will route you around propane restrictions, Google won't.
mbopp 03/09/21 07:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Grand design and towing with a Ford Expidition

GD's tongue weights are for a totally empty trailer, no batteries, no propane tanks. Yeah, I'd guess all-up tongue weight would be 800#+. You may want to consider a Pro Pride hitch also, it seems to be the up and coming favorite.
mbopp 02/24/21 08:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for an electrician to answer a question for me

I use my Honda 2000 to power the house if needed. It'll run 2 fridges, furnace, lights, tv, and my Internet modem.
mbopp 02/21/21 11:48am Around the Campfire
RE: Is Martha’s vineyard worth the cost & effort? Nantucket?

To me, the private whaling museum on Nantucket is better than the National Parks one in New Bedford. And you can rent bicycles right in town. We never stayed overnight, just day tripped from Cape Cod.
mbopp 02/21/21 11:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: FloJet Macerator Capabilities -Unique (embarassing) Question

I just looked - the throat on mine is 1-3/8". No, it will not pass a tennis ball. Or women's sanitary products. Or anything solid, the steel impeller needs to grind it up to pass through the garden hose fitting. Once a year I disassemble it to remove the hair wrapped around the impeller. I always had a bit of water come out when disconnecting it. Now I use a 45-degree clear elbow so all the water goes into the pump. For hose I use corrugated pond or water feature hose. It's light, coils easily for storage, and is a full 3/4" diameter.
mbopp 02/21/21 11:35am Tech Issues
RE: Cold Ambient Temps = Higher Alternator Voltage?

Yes, higher voltage is a design feature. At one time I had a graph showing temperature vs voltage for a charging system. Now the alternators are controlled by the engine computer.
mbopp 02/15/21 08:47am Tech Issues
RE: Battery charging question.

I have 2 GC2 batteries. For charging off a generator I have a stand-alone, deck-mount IOTA-55 converter in the pass-through. 30 minutes a day on the generator works if I have no sun for the solar panels.
mbopp 02/14/21 08:11am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Battery Meter

Basic LCD meter will use less power than the battery self discharges. Yes, my 3-1/2 digit panel voltmeter draws 9ma (.009A). It's hard wired, no switch.
mbopp 02/10/21 09:54am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Dicor Self Leveling Lap Sealant and TPO

If you have an Alpha Systems TPO roof they recommend using their own sealants (available on Amazon.)
mbopp 02/10/21 09:52am General RVing Issues
RE: F-150 best add on mirrors for this shape of mirror

I had CIPAs on my F150. The new F250 has power folding and extending mirrors.
mbopp 02/01/21 09:07am Towing
RE: Replacement WDH shaft

My F250 sits about 4" higher than my F150. I had enough drop to re-use the shank with a 2-1/2" to 2" Reese adapter.
mbopp 01/27/21 09:08am Towing
RE: Installing a Water Accumator Tank

I've transferred the same 2-gallon residential tank to 3 trailers now.
mbopp 01/27/21 09:06am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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