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RE: Where to buy wood

They usually have local folks selling bundles of firewood in the camp grounds, or in State Parks, they usually sell bundles of firewood from the camp host, or near the ranger station.. It's usually about $4 a bundle, which is about 5-6 pieces of wood... If you just have to have that real camp fire experience, that's about the easiest way to do it, but it ain't cheap.. While I enjoy a good ol' real camp fire, I'm finding I use my portable propane fire pit more often... I can burn it even during burn bans, so it's just a nice option to have. Good luck! Mitch Mitch
MitchF150 10/16/17 10:26pm Beginning RVing
RE: Honda generator and electrical grid

Yes, it's called a Generator transfer switch. I did this myself about 10 years ago and it's great. it's only a 120v 6 circuit setup, but it keeps my fridges, select lights, computer, TV and fish tank and also some other select outlets going in the house and is a lot better than a running extension cords all over the place. I've got a Honda 3000i generator and it works great. http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/Jan07001.jpg
MitchF150 10/16/17 10:13pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: $500 math question on extending ball mount shank

All I can say is I've tried to remove lug nuts, bolts, etc with a standard length ratchet, wrench, whatever and if the nut don't turn, I slide a pipe in the end and dang, it takes the thing off without almost any effort... Guess that's why the say, "give me a long enough lever, I can move the world.." or something to that effect.. I would think the same thing applies to extending a hitch? It's all about leverage, so take it from there and do what you need to do.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/15/17 04:44pm Towing
RE: Ram 1500 5.7 towing recommendation

Yeah, "tow ratings" do not necessarily equate to travel trailers... Boats can weigh a lot, but have pretty low tongue weights. So, there you go right there.. Travel trailers/5th wheels have a lot more tongue weight than boats, so that's where the "rub" is here... At the end of the day, you'll get down the road no matter how much weight you put on your truck... You just gotta decide what ratings and what other factors you choose to abide by.. I tow what I tow with a truck that far exceeds any of the weight limits of my RV.. Why? Because that's what I prefer to do after towing all sorts of things over the last 35+ years I've been driving and towing stuff for work and for pleasure.. The max GVWR TT I'd go for with my current truck would be #7500... Is that leaving a lot on the table? Sure... But I don't need that much in terms of TT and I want to enjoy the driving time as much as I want to enjoy the camping time... :) No one but YOU is going to be behind the wheel of your rig, so in the end, it all boils down to what you are comfortable with.. Not what us "interweb goofs" are comfortable with.. :) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/15/17 04:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F250 payload capacity and hitch weight

Dang, my F150 has #1920 payload according to the sticker... You do have a full float rear end, so a lot higher rear GAWR than I do, so you just gotta do what you gotta do I'd say... I'd pay more attention to the axle rating than payload, so as long as you don't go over that, I don't think you'll implode.. But, it's all up to you what you are comfortable with... Some won't go over payload, no matter what, and other's are okay with it.. Fickle crowd here.. ;) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/14/17 02:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Garmin GPS keeps taking us off main route

Yes, check the navigation settings. Might also look at your choice of "quickest route" or "shorter distance". Also make sure "paved roads" is checked (or it might need to be unchecked)! Otherwise you might end up in a farmers field! Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/07/17 09:39am Technology Corner
RE: convertor problem

With my trailer, I don't need the battery to run the 12v stuff if I'm plugged into shore power.. I can run all appliances and turn on all the lights and use all the plugs, AC, Micro. When you say you hear your converter turn on, is it the cooling fan you are hearing? That's what mine does, whether I have the battery attached or not. If I turn on a couple of 12v lights, the converter fan will turn on eventually. If I turn all of them on, the fan will turn on immediately. If that's the case nothing to worry about.. That's what it's supposed to do. I'd be more concerned if the fan didn't turn on.. Anyway, good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/02/17 10:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: [Help] Finding TT with specific set of features

I wouldn't tow that much trailer with my truck.... What do you consider a "comfortable tow"? I think my combo is a "comfortable tow" with my F150 for me.. But, I've been towing a long time and have been overloaded before and just prefer to stay a tad under my MAX "tow rating".. This is not to say you can't be "comfortable" at your trucks MAX.. Just that I have done it and didn't like it.. ;) But, with your required trailer specs, you will have to decide what is "comfortable" for you.. ;) Good luck!
MitchF150 09/28/17 07:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Turbochargers... durability, reliability ?

If I'm just driving around town, or on a normal hwy run, not towing, and not having just worked the engine, I just idle enough to get parked and shut it down.. There are a couple of rest stops along I-90 in WA state going over the pass and if I'm towing, it's hot, and I've just pulled the grade to get to the rest stop, I idle into the rest stop, but I'll also let the engine idle for a few minutes while I do a quick walk a round the rig before shutting it down... No big deal.. I would do the walk a round anyway, so doing it while the engine idles after a hard pull just makes me feel better... Whether it makes any difference at all for my Eco??? Dunno, but I feel better about it.. I'm an old guy that remembers the carbs, points, dwell, vacuum advance, etc, so there you go... :) Just what I do and works for me.. Don't fear the new turbos because of old school thinking... As has been said, a lot has been done to resolve most, if not all of the old turbo tech. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 09/27/17 11:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What band or type of cover and dehumidifier. Suggests

Got trees?? Cover... :) http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/truck.jpg No trees... Do what you want... :) Mitch
MitchF150 09/25/17 10:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What band or type of cover and dehumidifier. Suggests

I use an ADCO cover and a couple of those Dri-Z-Air things.. Check on it about every couple of weeks to empty and refill the air things.. So far so good since 2002.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 09/23/17 09:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What does this sticker mean?

Ha, that's so funny Y-Guy... My trailer says exactly "Northwest Edition" and has the diamond plate up front.. :) Mitch
MitchF150 09/20/17 12:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Probably a stupid questions (balls)

Seems you do what you feel is best for you... No one technique or use of grease or not using grease is right or wrong... Just what works best for you.. In my case, I squirt some grease on the ball and the WD bars when it looks like they are getting dry.. I've never wiped off the old grease.. I pull the hitch head and put it in the tongue and lock it in when in camp. I pull the hitch head and put it in the garage when I'm home. When I tow my little utility trailer, I don't grease the ball at all.. It's only a little #2500 trailer, so no big deal, and no mess on the ball, since I store it in the truck.. Again, whatever works for you.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 09/18/17 08:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tide Pod

Just dump the tank before you drive anywhere.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 09/16/17 06:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: My Shopping TT Check List. Anything Else?

Wow.. Quite the list... I don't really have any comment.. Started this thing a long time before any of this stuff, but glad you are researching it before jumping in. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 09/11/17 09:05pm Beginning RVing
RE: Outside kitchen?

I really like the outdoor kitchen setups I've seen at the shows... But, I've never had one, or used one so no way to tell if it would work for me.. I do like the concept of them.. Most of the time, that's where I'm setting up my "kitchen" anyway.. I just use my own folding table and stove and such.. Having the sink and fridge would be nice, but not necessary for me to trade in my current TT... ;) If my new one comes with it, great.. Would I base my purchase of that TT on that?? Not really.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 09/11/17 05:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Had a change of plans, Want some opinions

gross combined vehicle weight is on that sticker as well Not on my sticker?? Mitch http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/2013F150021web_zpscb83abad.jpg http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/2013F150020web_zps7c5d6fdb.jpg
MitchF150 09/11/17 05:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Had a change of plans, Want some opinions

Power wise, no problem.... The 3.31 gears will put you in 5th and 4th more often than not however... I've got a 13 Eco with Max Tow and 3.73 gears and tow a little #5000 GVWR 22' TT... And I'm in 5th and 4th a lot too... I know it's back there for sure, but it's a real easy tow.. So, I'm now spoiled in what is comfortable and what is not... This is after over 35 years of towing stuff over the years and being overloaded most of those times! Anyway, the longer the trailer, the greater the lever.. Remember that saying about having a long enough lever, you can move the world?? Same deal with any towing combo.. I guess that's why pro football teams don't have #150 linemen?? ;) Anyway, good luck with whatever you do. Mitch
MitchF150 09/11/17 05:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Security Certificate

Or maybe the certificate place is a Trump supporter?? ha, ha...... Mitch
MitchF150 09/05/17 09:02pm Forum Technical Support
RE: Math question towing capacity

Some of your numbers don't make sense?? What is the vehicle in question and what is it's drive train specs? I would like to know the make/model/year/engine/trans/rear end gearing just to start.. "Curb weight" means absolutely nothing when comparing to your truck... What is the trailer you are currently towing that only weighs #3500? I'll bet that's the 'dry weight' of it? Anyway, no way anybody is gonna be able to help you without more info.. Mitch
MitchF150 09/04/17 04:30pm Travel Trailers
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