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RE: Cleaning and waxing exterior - what to use?

I've always just used regular liquid car wax. You have to rub it on, when it dries, rub it off, but it comes off pretty easy. Not a job I do a lot anymore however! ;) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 06/25/17 11:56am Travel Trailers
RE: tv antenna must go.

Never did think about them leaking thru the antenna itself... Guess there is a shaft that has to be sealed internally.. But, mine is over 15 years old and works and holds back the water still... Guess if it ever did leak thru the unit itself, I'd be replacing it too. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 06/24/17 10:17am General RVing Issues
RE: TWO QUESTIONS .........

Just keep what you already have?? Why change now? Just to go from a dually to a 3/4 ton rig?? That's just crazy to me? You won't find any TT that has what your 5th wheel has now.. Just your statement saying "so far I don't see any floorplans that we like / need except in a destination model." So, there you go right there... Why change what's working for you now? Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 06/23/17 05:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: tv antenna must go.

Yeah, mine is useless when I go to places that doesn't have OTA broadcast reception.. But, if I go to a place that does, it picks up all the local stations.. At home, it picks up 20 something channels.. But, I don't camp at home.. ;) I'd just seal whatever is already up there and just not use it? It'll create more work to try to remove it at this point. If it's leaking now, just seal what's there.. IMO, you'll have more problems removing it and trying to seal that hole than just sealing what's already there? Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 06/23/17 05:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: F150 rear leaf spring width?

Yeah, gonna have to call or find a local brick and mortar to find it. Been looking at the RoadMaster Active Suspension too, but same deal.. Not sure if they will fit the 3" leafs.. They cost more, but have heard good review on them. Thanks! Mitch
MitchF150 06/23/17 01:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Walk on roof capacity

I'm 6'3" and weighed 237 last year. I'm down to 222 now.. I would walk on my trailers roof, but I would try to only step on the ribs.. My trailer manual said not to walk on the roof in general.. I only get up there to wash the roof, so once a year at most.. Good luck with it! I know I feel a lot better losing those extra pounds! Have more energy and feel all around better.. I'm also 53 years old, so it's all good! Mitch
MitchF150 06/22/17 10:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Decal Treatments

Mine never faded.. They just peeled away. They where on the front, where the sun hits the most while parked at home, so just finally took them off. The sides and the back are still okay. I figure eventually, I'll just have a completely white TT once all the decals go.. No worries about it.. As long as it's still functional, that's what matters to me most. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 06/22/17 09:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: F150 rear leaf spring width?

Thanks for checking K-9. It's Hellwig 61902 Pro-Series Helper Spring with Silent Feature. I really wanted to trade it for the proper part, but I could not find it on Amazon, so having to return it.. I even looked on Hellwigs site, and they don't show one that fits the 3" leafs?? Mitch
MitchF150 06/22/17 10:20am Tow Vehicles
F150 rear leaf spring width?

So, ordered a set of Hellwig 61902 Pro-Series Helper Spring with Silent Feature off of Amazon and it said it would fit my 2013 F150 XLT.. Well, get it and check the U bolt size and the spring size and they are only 2.5" wide... The leaf springs on my F150 are 3" wide.. Didn't even know that until today.. DOH.. Anyway, just wanting to know if anyone out there has 2.5" wide leaf springs on their 2011-2014 F150.. (what I ordered was supposed to fit). Don't know if my Max Tow option makes a difference? But those rear leaf springs are 3" wide for sure! Thanks! Mitch
MitchF150 06/21/17 09:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Real Weights

Is your wifes name Lucy by chance.. ha, ha.. :)
MitchF150 06/21/17 08:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is this enough truck?

We all know what opinions are like... Just have to decide which opinion to listen to and what yours is... Good luck to the OP either way. Mitch
MitchF150 06/20/17 10:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fifth wheel damage and insurance

If my truck rusts to the ground, my insurance isn't going to cover it.. Or the Paint starts peeling away, insurance isn't going to cover it.. I've got full coverage on it and on my trailer too, but if it rots away, I'm not covered.. It gets destroyed in an accident, it's covered.. I think you are confusing "insurance" with a "warranty"?? Now, if I backed my trailer into a tree and destroyed the rear end, it would be covered.. Well, at least up to it's value.. Otherwise they will just total it like anything else.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 06/20/17 09:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2003 Komfort 21 Freshwater tank and Holding Tank Sizess

All the tanks on my 2003 22' Prowler is 30 gallons.. If you have access to them, you can get some basic measurements and compute it? Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 06/19/17 08:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: How to Extend/Repeat/Boost Internet Connection?

The best you will be able to do is 'boost' your WiFi signal to the main source and your internet speed is then dependent on the source internet speed. For example, I have Xfinity cable internet in my house. It's the 100 mbps package.. I get pretty much that speed on my desktop that's connected with a cat 5e cable to my WiFi firewall that's connected directly to the cable modem. On my laptop, and the desktop computer I have setup for Amazon Prime in my TV room, that's connected via WiFi, it only gets a fraction of that speed... It's about 50' away with a couple of walls inbetween .. My computers say I'm connected to WiFi at 130mbps, but when I do speed tests on the WiFi computers, I'm lucky to get around 20 mbps speed rate. On the desktop that's connected directly to the firewall, it's over 95 mbps. Anyway, I'm working on hard wiring my Amazon Prime computer in the TV room, but to be honest, I can still stream full HD video on the WiFi setup... So, it's not been on the top of my project list... :) But, if you have a lousy WiFi connection, your speed will reduce accordingly.. Good luck! Mitch On Edit, I know that if I'm streaming on the Amazon Prime computer, using WiFi, and I'm on the laptop, say on a remote desktop connection to work, my laptop connection is a lot slower than normal.. I've even noticed if the microware oven is running, my WiFi connection goes down... Just saying that WiFi is not the same as being hard wired to your modem.. Mitch
MitchF150 06/18/17 02:29pm Technology Corner
RE: Looking to purchase 1973 Terry...Newbie questions

If you have a vehicle with only a #3500 tow rating, you really don't want to tow a full sided trailer with it.. Look for those tent trailer things or A frame things or those tear drop things.. Unless every system has been replaced in that age of trailer, and you have never camped before, you should pass on it... You'd be better off in a tent... ha, ha.. Anyway, good luck with whatever you do. Mitch
MitchF150 06/18/17 02:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Toilet Alternatives

What goes down the toilet does not have any effect on what goes into the grey tank.. The toilet has it's own tank (black) and all the sinks and the shower has it's own tank (grey). What you have to do is reduce your water consumption that goes down the drain, even when hooked to city water, but no sewer hookup. People "camp" the way they want to, so there is no "correct" way to do it.. Just do what works for you and enjoy. If using a lot of water is your way, great... You just have to deal with the capacity of your holding tanks.. I have a 30 gallon fresh water tank. I have a 30 gallon black tank. I have a 30 gallon grey tank. I only use water from my fresh water tank.. That's just the way I camp and it works for me... But, I never fill up a holding tank! Again, that's just the way I camp... If that's not the way you camp, I don't see anything wrong with that either.. :) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 06/11/17 01:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Opinions on this Starcraft Hybrid

Well, I'm still in my 2003 TT that I bought brand new in 2002... No leaks ever, and that's because I've maintained it over the years, keep it covered during the winter, etc.. Anyway, I can't see myself buying a new one anytime soon.. (too many $$ compared to what I paid for my rig). I think you should be able to find something else out there that's not had a leaking issue for not a lot more $$ and you'll be much happier in the end I think.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 06/10/17 08:33pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: How to drain carburetor on Honda 2000 -- short video

I always use Sta-bil in my gas cans, so that's what goes in all of my gas operated things.. Never any issue with any of them, even if they sit for a year.. If I have any gas left in my cans after a year, I dump it into the truck gas tank and get fresh gas with the Sta-bil in them. (then fill up the rest of the gas tank with fresh gas) Actually, it's about time I do that now.. Thanks for the reminder! ;) Mitch
MitchF150 06/10/17 08:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Opinions on this Starcraft Hybrid

Offer them $2k and see what they do? If they take it, you might want to budget that extra $1.5k and then some.. ;) Otherwise, have you owned an RV before? Do you know if the rest of the systems actually work? And just not "looks really nice and clean"? Not trying to be an ass here... Just we (I) have no idea what you are looking at without at least a pic or two.. Mitch
MitchF150 06/09/17 09:49pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: water pumps

My pump is original from 2002 and is mounted on the floor and the tank is under the floor, so it has to pull UP from the tank.. It holds pressure for DAYS too.. Meaning, I can pressure up the system with the pump.. Come in several days later and flip the switch and it does not trigger to run.. Still has full pressure.. Just saying this to say that just cause a pump has not been 'used' much, but is around 10 years old, can mean all kinds of things can be wrong with it.. Sure, you can chase around the problem, and if you have the time and patience to do that, great... But, I'd just be buying a new one and move on to the next item on the list of things to do... ;) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 06/09/17 09:24pm Truck Campers
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