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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)
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
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