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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
RE: Towing with a 3.0 L Touareg TDI diesel

Well, more power to ya! Can't argue with that.. But, I ain't gonna trade my F150 for a VW...:) Mitch
MitchF150 05/24/15 09:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Medford Oregon Parking Ban

I saw the same 3-4 RV's staying in our local WM parking lot for a solid year.. Yes, a YEAR... They would move all over the parking lot, but they were the same RV's, no question.. I give our WM some credit for letting them stay that long.. They must not have caused any "problems" as such, since they didn't kick them out sooner, but I have noticed that I don't see the same RV's parked for more than a week now... but, they are still letting them squat for a week now.. Anyway, there is a huge difference in an RV'er crashing for the night and heading on their way the next day to the RV'er that is living in their RV and staying there for days, weeks, months at a time. Just what I have actually observed and not judging anything.. Mitch
MitchF150 05/24/15 09:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing with a 3.0 L Touareg TDI diesel

I'm towing with a 3.5L twin turbo direct injected GAS engine and get 11 mpg towing my TT. My truck weighs probably #6000 running down the road empty and I get 21 mpg on the hwy with that. It's not so much the 'weight' as it is the wind resistance that the front of the full sided TT has that will drag you down. Try going into a head wind with it and that'll just kill your mpg's big time. Not sure how you get 16.5 mpg towing a full sided TT, but if you are, then find a way to patent it and you'll be rich! But, just because you are in Germany, how does that make your mpg's that high? Mitch
MitchF150 05/24/15 09:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with a 3.0 L Touareg TDI diesel

I think that they are doing as well as can be expected towing that weight of TT with that kind of vehicle... I only tow #5000 of TT with a F150 and know it's back there! IMO, I think they are nuts towing #7000 with that kind of vehicle, but hey.. It's "within the tow ratings", so I guess it's okay.. Except they don't like the mpgs.. Wow... What a concept.. ;) No surprise from me.. ;) Mitch
MitchF150 05/24/15 07:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Medford Oregon Parking Ban

I think the 'bans' are more for those folks that spend days, weeks, months in a parking lot... I see the same cars, trucks, RVs parked in our local Walmart and other large parking lots for weeks at a time! I go to the same WM at least once a week and I notice them parked there... They do 'move' around from spot to spot and are not "camping" by any means.. They are "living" there... But, they are not doing stuff that makes the national news either.. They are just squatting there until they get enough notice and are asked to leave.. We had one such car in our office parking lot and after a week, we finally had to ask them to leave, as they were using the office buildings restrooms for their bath house and laundry room.. Anyway, I feel for those that are in a situation that requires one to have to do that, but it can't be taken advantage of either.. Mitch
MitchF150 05/24/15 06:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: wear on WDH chains

I have noticed a 'slight' bit of wear on the chain link that attaches to the bar of my Eaz-Lift setup. It's over 13 years old, but not enough to cause me any concern at this time however. The amount of wear that is present is pretty much insignificant, IMO. I'm at about #650 TW with #1000 rated bars. Works fine for me.. :) Mitch
MitchF150 05/24/15 06:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Balanced Load

I think it depends on where the axles are located on a trailer. The farther back they are, the better it'll tow, but the more tongue weight it'll have too.. My little 22' trailer has it's axles located more towards the rear than the front. The fresh water tank is centered over the front axle and extends to the front. When full, this gives me the most stable tow. When empty, I can tell a difference, but it's still a stable tow. My waste tanks are at the very rear of the trailer. They are normally empty, so a non issue, but I have had to tow with them partially filled and could not tell much of a difference in handling. So, I think it really depends on the trailers axle placement in the end.. ;) Mitch
MitchF150 05/24/15 06:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Microwave recall?

There was a recall for microwaves about 10-12 years ago for a particular brand, which mine was part of... I got the notice from Fleetwood about it. The fix was to have the control pad/panel replaced. I was able to just remove the MW and take it, instead of the whole trailer to get it replaced. Mine never turned itself on, but I have always unplugged it when not actually "camping" anyway. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 05/23/15 09:06am Tech Issues
RE: State of Emergency in Washington?

You people always crack me up! :) Mitch
MitchF150 05/20/15 11:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Tongue Jack

I found that the #3500 jacks was a bit larger in diameter than what I had. I got the #3000 rated jack and it's been working great for 10 years now. As far as speed goes, the faster it goes, the less weight it's going to be able to lift.. Just like trying to start off in 3rd gear from a stop light.. The one thing that bugs me is how loud the electric jack is, so running it in a quiet camp ground pretty much lets everyone know you have arrived or are leaving.. ;) Mitch
MitchF150 05/20/15 10:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: I am at lost. Another bad luck with my TV

Tough choice for sure.. I traded my 255,000 mile 97 F150 with the 5.4 in it for the 13 F150 in my sig only because I wanted a new truck... :) The 97 was running fine and I changed the plugs twice on it and never blew a plug.. I now have an extra $400/month payment that I could do without, but hey... It's not an 18 year old truck either! :) I'm happy with the deal and while I wish I could have kept that old 97 AND the 13, but that wasn't an option, so I have a payment each month now on only one truck.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 05/13/15 11:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Help!!! It's hot and have electrical issues :)

Wow... Have you taken a volt meter and checked how many volts you have when you are running the AC compared to not running the AC? I ran my AC on my home 15a plug, using an extension cord, and my volts in the TT was only around 108V. The extension cord got hot after only a few minutes. I didn't have anything else on electric at the time either. I got a 3000 Honda generator and it runs the AC just fine. I also installed a dedicated 30a RV plug for it at home and I can run the AC and the microwave at the same time. Just like in a 30a hookup site while camping. When running on the gen or the 30a plug, I'm at 120v easily on either setup. But, if all it takes is to shut down your gens and start them up again, I don't see what the big deal is? Just running the AC should not trip the gens, so maybe you had other electric things running in the trailer? Hard to say what is going on with your setup, so I wish you the best of luck. Mitch
MitchF150 05/09/15 08:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: What's the difference between a Class 2 & Class 3 Hitch ?

Class 2 you can't use a WD hitch on it, even if it's a 2" square tube hitch. Class 3, you can use a WD hitch on it. Mitch
MitchF150 05/05/15 10:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Durango and Shadow Cruiser S280QBS?

While the Durango might have the "tow rating" to tow that much weight, I'd think you'll have your hands full with it... ;) Not the vehicle I'd want to be pulling a 30' anything with... But, that's just me.. :) I'd hang on to the RAM.. ;) Mitch
MitchF150 04/26/15 06:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 7 pin trailer connector - no 12 volt for charging

oops.. Missed that you had the truck running.. Never mind.. :) Mitch
MitchF150 04/26/15 06:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Sorry...another tow vehicle capacity thread

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MitchF150 04/26/15 01:56pm Fifth-Wheels
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