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RE: dry camping

I'd turn off the 'defrost' part on the fridge.. No need for it for just a week.. If you keep it on 365 days a year, sure.. Mitch
MitchF150 02/16/18 11:48pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Down sides to being a TT Camper?

Thanks for the cool pics! Looks like awesome fun! I actually have a TON more pics of my camp sites with the NEW truck, but just have not posted them on that stupid photobucket site... ha, ha.. these are probably 6+ years ago.. But, we still go to those same State Park sites and the only diff is the newer truck... :) Love the 13 F150! Mitch
MitchF150 02/13/18 12:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Down sides to being a TT Camper?

I've never had a problem parking my truck in front of my TT.. http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/pacificbeach2012003.jpg http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/DSCN1508.jpg http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/deceptionpass002.jpg http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/CampSite33.jpg http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/PotHolesCamping2010037.jpg
MitchF150 02/13/18 12:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Gas vs Diesel for Towing a Fifth Wheel!!!

Too funny.. You guys crack me up.. Keep it coming. Mitch
MitchF150 02/12/18 11:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: damage from sinking in mud

Hard to follow what you are saying, but in general, getting stuck in mud to the frame is never a good thing.. It's not so much the stuck part, it's how you have to extract the vehicle that can cause damage.. Sounds like you have a big, heavy rig stuck to the frame in mud.. Not gonna be cheap or easy to extract... Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 02/12/18 10:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brake/turn signal lights don't work, running lights do

Just replace the bulbs.. Cheap and if that does not fix it, start checking ground wires.. That's usually the next easy thing to fix.. I once had a trailer where the brake and turn signals did not work, on both sides... But the running lights worked fine... They are actually 2 different wires and elements inside the bulb. Turned out, it was just the bulbs. After about an hour of checking all the wires, fuses and such, finally just put a new bulb in and BINGO.. Worked fine.. Just happened that both bulbs went out. Go figure.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 01/30/18 11:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help deciding and alumn vs wood frame question

I've got a 2003 Fleetwood Prowler Lynx that has the laminated sides and aluminum wall framing with the compressed foam insulation. Still going strong, zero leaks and zero problems.. I'll go with laminated sided aluminum framed rigs if I ever decide to get a new one.. So far the 2003 still fits the bill and no desire to change.. :) Mitch
MitchF150 01/28/18 06:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Gas vs Diesel for Towing a Fifth Wheel!!!

You don't say what you are intending to tow, or how often or anything really.. Sure, all the diesel guys jump on and say diesel is the only way to go.. ha, ha.. Just look at their sigs and sure, diesel is the way to go for them.. For me, a diesel would be a total waste... So there you go.. So there you go... More info would be nice.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 01/27/18 10:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What are advantages and disadvantages of travel trailers

To me, if you are staying at a Walmart more than overnight, you are homeless... Well, that's what our local Walmart is like.. Same rigs there for days, weeks, months at a time... Get over the whole 5th wheels tow better than travel trailers ****... Towing a TT is NOT a white knuckle, 2 hands on the wheel, death waiting to happen experience... ha, ha.. But, I guess most 5th wheel will disagree, ha, ha... Get over it.. Sounds like you want to take on this whole "RV" thing all at once... Guess that's possible these days, but there is also a lot more than just getting into a rig and hitting the road. Not going to get into it all here, so all I can say is do more research on YouTube and decide what you want to do.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 01/27/18 10:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need some F150 tow mirrors

My truck came with them... :) I like 'em... :) http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/17-TruckatCamp_zps0f6bce47.jpg I did have the CIPAs on my 97 F150 and they were fine too. But not as good as the factory tow mirrors.. Mitch
MitchF150 01/26/18 11:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The Dreaded 1/2 Ton Towing Question

Dunno.. My Crystal Ball is in the shop right now... ha, ha.. :) Yes, that's a smart ass statement.. I know that.. What NO ONE KNOWS is how something is going to tow in comparison to how something towed before that.. Even if it has the same weights (yet, yours is going to be a little bit more), there is a variable in just how the new trailer is designed, where are the axles placed in relation to the tongue?, what is the other ?? See, there are too many variables to just tell you one way or the other.. All you can do at this point is just pull the trigger on it and see how it works for you.. Setup and weight distribution can be the difference between a great tow to a tow from hell.. I like my trailers to have the axles placed farther back on the trailer. Yes, that gives you more tongue weight, but it tows a lot better... Some trucks can't handle a lot of tongue weight.. Most 1/2 tons are in the #1000 to #1150 tongue weight range for just the hitch alone.. MAX.. With WD and all the fancy sway control hitches.. I'd rather go over on payload than exceed the hitch rating.. Ever watch a hitch under load and how much flex they have?? It'll scare you to see how much they actually flex while going down the road.. Anyway, I can't say one way or the other on how you will do with that new trailer.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 01/23/18 12:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bilstein Shocks?

I've got the 5100's for my F150.. Love 'em! :) So far, they have a bit firmer ride, but when going over bumps and pot holes and speed bumps and the like, it's far smoother then the OEM shocks where when they were brand new and going over those same things. Yet, it's still a smoother ride overall.. Can't explain it.. It just seems smoother overall, yet firmer... I know that makes no sense.. It just seems to soak up the bumps better now. That's the only way I an explain it.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 01/22/18 10:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: DVD player died. Should we go blue ray ?

Think I paid $50 for a Walmart Blu-Ray player. Has HDMI, so a single plug and play into the $150 Walmart flat screen.. Both the TV and the player ride in the travel trailer, so they get bounced around I'm sure.. Work fine. If not, I'll just get a replacement at the local Walmart of where ever we are.. They seem to be everywhere we are! Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 01/21/18 05:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: How much longer will we get to enjoy camping with our son?

Being 54 years old now, times were different when I was a kid, but I basically stopped camping with the folks once I had to get a job to support my car, car insurance, social life and then my life as a whole once I moved out and went to college.. Which I paid for myself.. "No free ride in my house!" But, we did get back to camping together some 20 or so years later once I got my own RV and those have been great times too. Once I had to get a job, that pretty much ended the usual trips I could take with them.. Oh, the folks still went camping.. I just had to stay home and go to work.. Which, wasn't all that bad either..;) As a teen, alone at home... Ahh.. The good times! ha, ha.. Then I moved out at around 19 years old and then life got real.. Good luck and enjoy it while you can! Kids seem to grow up a lot faster these days, so enjoy while you can.. But, there are always new times to share as they grow up too, so it's all an adventure as time goes on.. Mitch
MitchF150 01/16/18 12:07am Family Camping
RE: Travel trailer cover or not

There is no reason to run the 'heater' all winter long. Just winterize it and it'll be fine. To cover or not is up to you.. I cover my trailer. But, it sits under trees while it's parked over the winter, so it's a no brainier for me.. I've owned this trailer since new and have parked it in the same place since new and never a leak or issue with it. I'm only on my second ADCO cover too... Finally had to dump the 14 year old cover when the top had too much moss on it.. Anyway, I cover mine.. Others have indoor storage and others swear a cover will kill your RV.. So, just depends on what's gonna work best for you. Cover has worked for me over the years. I will continue to use one as long as I park an RV on the side of my house, under trees. This is the old cover about 6 years ago.. I replaced it 2 years ago with a new ADCO cover.. http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/truck.jpg Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 01/13/18 06:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best lube for grey tank and black tank valves

I've never "lubed" my waste tank valves?? Didn't know that was an option? Going on some 16 years with the same trailer and the valves seal just fine over all those years.. I did have some TP get stuck in the black tank valve so had to remove, clear the TP and reinstall, but that was some 5-6 years ago and no problem since.. How would you "lube" them in the first place?? Not trying to be an Ass... Just have never heard of that before and have never done it before and have never knew there was a need to do it?? Mitch
MitchF150 01/13/18 06:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: propane grill safe distance?

I like that outdoor kitchen one.. Those others are probably fine too.. Just not where I want my grill, but I can see where that could work.. Wind usually dictates where I set my grill up.. Sometimes it's under the awning on the "grill table" or out on the site provided table. That's what makes "camping" an adventure! :) Mitch
MitchF150 01/09/18 12:01am Tech Issues
RE: propane grill safe distance?

Get the grill. Hook it up and fire it up to full blast and see how close you can put your hand to it without it being 'uncomfortable'... That would be my gauge for how close I'd want it to my trailer.. ;) I've seen those attached grills to the side that is only about 6" or so away from the side.. Not sure that would work for me.. But, that's just me.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 01/08/18 11:33pm Tech Issues
RE: yahoo mail

No, replies do not send the attached files. You have to forward the email to have the attached file follow along. Now, if the pic is in the email body itself, that should follow along in a reply.. But that's with email like Outlook.. Not sure on yahoo?? Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 01/05/18 12:36pm Technology Corner
RE: Cost of travel

Went into Canada for a day trip. Used CC to pay for some coffee and pay for a tour because I didn't exchange any cash.. While I saved some money on the exchange rate, the CC charged an extra fee for out of the country charge, so basically broke even.. I didn't really care, as I didn't want to deal with having to exchange cash.. Not big deal for what we did that day. The trip was worth it! So, best to exchange for cash if you want to take advantage of the exchange rate.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 01/02/18 10:38pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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