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RE: ATF gets too hot

I put mine in 4lo when doing tight manuevering. Really helps keep the trans temp down. My trans will run 195* not towing anything in the middle of winter.. Runs 195* towing when it's 90* outside too. It'll climb a bit when it's working, but 225* for a short time wouldn't phase me now.. Only because I now know that's 'normal' for the new trucks. My old 97 would run a lot cooler, but a totally different rig. Don't fret it! Mitch
MitchF150 07/05/15 08:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mister for the awning?

Yes, that's exactly what it is. We had it on the ground, but it was only keeping our legs cool! Once I put it above our heads, it 'rained' down on us and keep the whole canopy cool. Mitch
MitchF150 07/03/15 08:05pm General RVing Issues
Might be a bit overweight.. (sarcastic)

Saw this going down the road and just had to take a pic.. :) Notice how he had the load just ahead of the axles! Mitch http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/2015%20-%20Maryhill%20June%20Camping%20005_zps0aragikw.jpg width=640 Moderator edit to re-size picture to forum recommended limit of 640px maximum width.
MitchF150 07/02/15 07:08pm Towing
RE: Mister for the awning?

I used one of these squiggly things that cost $10 from a local HW store.. Worked great for the 90*+ temps we had.. This was after spending the day in the river with the same canopy! http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/2015%20June%20Maryhill%20Camping%20053_zpst3dhhuiz.jpg Mitch
MitchF150 07/02/15 06:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer sway

It's called needing more truck than you think to control a TT! Well, that's not necessarily correct... ;) I once loaded my little 8' utility trailer with too much weight on the back end (placed 3 bags of instant cement on the end and towed it home about 1 mile... Well, that little 8' trailer was all over the road! I guess the OP should get a 4500 series truck to tow his #7500 TT.. ;) Mitch
MitchF150 07/02/15 06:22pm Towing
RE: Trailer sway

Not enough tongue weight would be my first WAG. If the photo in your sig is your current setup, it looks like the trailer is a bit tongue high and the trucks rear end is sagging a bit... I like to tow with the tongue just a bit lower and the truck level.. But, pics are deceiving, so it could just be the angle of the pic... ;) Adding "sway control devices" to control an uncomfortable tow is NOT a fix.. A properly loaded, setup, engineered trailer should just not 'sway' as you go down the road.. If it does, it's not loaded, setup or engineered properly IMO.. Get some weights on your new rig setup and then you might be able to see where the issue is. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 07/02/15 06:19pm Towing
RE: Travel Trailer Wheel/tire Size

What's the load rating on the 15" tires? If they are at least LR C tires, then they will have a higher load rating than the 14" tires. As long as they fit within the wheel well space for full suspension travel, they should be fine. Mitch
MitchF150 07/02/15 06:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone run a Ram 3500 with 6.4 Hemi?

Are you comfortable with hearing a gas engine rev? You ain't gonna go up the hills hauling that kinda weight pulling 2500 rpms.. Probably closer to around 3500+, that's for sure... ;) Will you get up the hills? Sure.. Will it be up to your expectations? Bottom line is the N/A gas engine is gonna rev more than a turbo diesel or even a turbo gas engine... Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 06/29/15 05:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is there a used truck bubble?

When I bought my brand new 13 F150 in January of 14, I got it for 33k (before tax/license). It's sticker was for around 43k. There was a used 12,11 and 13 on the lot, but they all wanted over 30k for them and they had at least 30k miles on them already! Plus, none of them were equipped the way I wanted.. Another plus... I got a 1.75% interest rate for buying new. If I had bought used, the interest would have been higher.. After a trade and 10k down, payments are $393/month for 6 years. I was looking for used, but found the new one came out ahead and only had 54 miles on when I signed the papers for it.. I put over 20 miles for the test drive alone! Good luck Jeremiah! I know you've gone thru a few vehicles of all sizes! Hope you find the one that is gonna work best for ya! Mitch
MitchF150 06/25/15 10:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Washington state camp grounds

Got to the Wa State Park web page and read up on it there.. http://www.parks.wa.gov/955/Possible-Government-Shutdown Yes, you might not get your refund right away, but you'll get one, even if you cancel before hand.... Here is a quote from the site directly. "Please note, if parks are closed due to shutdown and you haven't cancelled your reservation by 8 p.m. on your arrival day, refunds will have to be made by State Parks staff rather than through the reservation system. In this case, refunds would be significantly delayed; refunds would be processed when staff return to work." My July trip isn't until later in the month, so hopefully the DA's in Olympia can figure something out... ;) Mitch
MitchF150 06/24/15 11:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: We Need Some Shade

I would have built a bigger barn to park the RV in! :) Really nice setup and I'd kill for something half that size! (yes, I'm very jealous) I'd go for the louvers first, but would consider lattice panels too. Do you use the tractor to park it? Or can you drive it straight thru with the truck? Mitch
MitchF150 06/20/15 03:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lights on?

I asked this same question a number of years ago and had my a$$ handed to me too... :) What I learned is everyone has their own reasons for doing what they do while in their camp site and that's fine... They also critique and judge what everyone else is doing in their camp site as well.. ;) I do the same thing.. That's part of the experience of it I guess.. :) But, I always seem to end up having a great weekend anyway.. ;) Happy camping everyone! Mitch
MitchF150 06/14/15 10:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: any advice for a stupid person (me)lol hooking up to a trailer ball

Yeah, that's a tough deal there.. What kind of trailer are you hitching up to? Is is possible to get a wheel on the tongue jack and you can move it around a bit once it gets close? Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 06/10/15 11:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: 50 to 30 dog bone Adapter

If the hookup site I go to has 50a plugs, I always use my 50-30 adapter and plug into the 50a on the pedestal for my 30a trailer. No issues at all. Mitch
MitchF150 06/09/15 10:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wieght hitch bars when backing into sloped driveway

When I back into a camp site that's level, I don't remove the bars... Only at home. Mitch
MitchF150 06/04/15 11:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wieght hitch bars when backing into sloped driveway

I remove my WD bars before I park my trailer into it's spot at home. Only because of the steep angle of the driveway and the jackknife maneuver I have to do to park it. I don't have friction bars, so no idea on those, but I'd remove them too, if I had them. Mitch
MitchF150 06/04/15 11:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Water in tire? YES, I said "IN" the tire.

When the air is used in a 'hwy' tire, where it's going to warm up and increase in temp, any moisture in the tire is likely to evaporate and be a none issue.. A tire pumped up and never warmed up could have moisture build up and have the issue you had. No conspiracy against you.. Just physics. ;) Mitch I'm wondering where the moisture can evaporate to in a closed environment like a tire. Evaporation just turns the water into a gas that is absorbed by the air at higher temps, but what happens with the temps fall? Doesn't the water vapor condense back into water? Or am I not remembering my HS physics and meteorology correctly? I thought of the same thing too.. Talking out of my a$$ again! :) I do that from time to time just to make myself look like an idiot! :) Mitch
MitchF150 05/25/15 11:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Water in tire? YES, I said "IN" the tire.

Depends on how humid it is when you compress the air I think.. I've got a basic 15 gallon Craftsman compressor and even in WA state, (low humidity) it'll spit out moisture from the low point drain when I open it to release the pressure in the tank. When the air is used in a 'hwy' tire, where it's going to warm up and increase in temp, any moisture in the tire is likely to evaporate and be a none issue.. A tire pumped up and never warmed up could have moisture build up and have the issue you had. No conspiracy against you.. Just physics. ;) Mitch
MitchF150 05/24/15 10:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Medford Oregon Parking Ban

Cloud Dancer, Yes, another WM thread, but the bans are probably not because of the traveling RVer spending the night and moving on the next day.. It's the squatters that stay there for days, weeks, months at a time that is causing the bans.. Even if they don't cause any harm or do anything wrong, they are still basically homeless and taking advantage of a deal that was never intended to be a thing that lasts more than a day, yet we have homeless folks all over the place these days, so I guess if I was homeless and only had my RV, I'd park it where I could until told otherwise too.. If I lost my job now, I'd probably be in that same situation myself after a year or so! Mitch
MitchF150 05/24/15 10:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cooking in the TT

Do whatever the heck you want to do in YOUR camper.. ;) Who cares what everyone else does... I have never understood why folks try to 'camp' like others do.. I 'camp' the way I want to.. You should camp the way you want to as well. ;) But, just to say why I don't cook in my trailer, is that I enjoy the outdoors, since that's the whole reason I'm out there in the first place.. And, my rig will smell like the food I cook if it's any kind of meat or even steamed things.. Cook inside and see how it works for you.. If you like it, there you go.. If you don't, there you go.. :) I spend as much time outside as I can when I'm 'camping', because I only get to do it a few times a year. I see some rigs that pull in and you never see them! They push out their 3+ slides and the satellite TV goes up and that's it! But, if that's how they 'camp', the more power to them! At least they are out and about and doing what they want to do. Mitch
MitchF150 05/24/15 09:58pm Travel Trailers
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