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RE: Verizon with mifi that isn't just for a day's use?

You will need a pretty large, if not "unlimited" data plan for that kind of data use... The most basic MiFi plan is 5 GB of data a month for $50. You can probably find other deals out there that is better, but watch out for the bandwidth speed reduction after you go over a specific data amount.. Streaming video uses a ton of data.. You could easily burn thru 5 GB of streaming in just a few days if you watch a couple of movies and a few hours of youtube... Sorry, I don't have any real answers for your question.. If there was cheap, no data limit internet plans out there, we'd all have it!! :) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/11/16 11:59pm General RVing Issues
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MitchF150 10/11/16 11:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: How do you haul 6 bicycles ?

Sorry theoldwizard1.. I just harvested the image off the internet for demo purposes.. I don't recall what I typed in either? Something like frame mounted bike rack or something.. I can't find it now.. Sorry.. Mitch
MitchF150 10/10/16 10:56am General RVing Issues
RE: How do you haul 6 bicycles ?

Just make sure it's a custom 2" receiver that's supported by the FRAME of the trailer and not just the 4" square tube bumper... Something like this. http://www.modmyrv.com/wp-content/gallery/mod-24-image-gallery/bike-rack-custom-mount-11.jpg NOT THIS... https://www.etrailer.com/static/images/faq/review-swagman-rv-bumper-trailer-hitch-receiver-s64025_644.jpg Mitch
MitchF150 10/09/16 11:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Difference between 30 amp and 50 amp connections

Just get a 50a to 30a adapter. Plug into the 50a on the pedestal, flip the switch and all you'll get is 30a power into your rig.. If you exceed 30a in the rig, your rigs breaker will blow first. The same as if you plugged into a 30a pedestal. Plug into the 20a and you'll still be fine.. You'll just blow the breaker on the pedestal if you go over 20a in your rig, so you won't be able to take advantage of all 30a in your rig.. Easy, huh... ;) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/09/16 11:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires and axle

As long as they aren't touching, that should work... ;) But, in general, it seems that leaving at least a couple of inches is the min.. Then, I've seen what looks like 12-18" between the tandem axle tires.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/09/16 11:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: How do you haul 6 bicycles ?

Sooooo ... What kind of a pickup holds 2 adults and 4 kids in booster seats ? They are towing a 2016 Jayco 27BHS with an Expedition EL (extra long). You didn't say that in your original post.. ;) But, I'll bet all the bikes would fit down the center isle of the trailer.. Sure, makes it tough to use it while in transit.. But there you go... Roof rack on the Expedition? Just gotta watch those low clearance overpasses.. Lots of solutions.. Just gotta weigh the pros/cons with them all.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/09/16 11:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is a 5th Wheel Possible for me?

No one can tell YOU if you will be 'safe' with any vehicle that is loaded to it's limits be it a Yugo, half ton truck or a higher GVWR vehicle.. Sure, you can go with all the published weights for both the tow vehicle and any kind of trailer you want to buy, but the thing is you need to know what those numbers mean.. Or, you can just go with them and decide which ones you want to accept for yourself. Once you are on the road with a huge thing attached to your butt and have never experienced it before, what do you do if it's not the same as going down the road to Walmart? It's not hard to tow a trailer.. What's hard is what do you do if it's not following behind you as you expect?? I like towing my current combo. I've towed overloaded and hated it.. I've towed overloaded and didn't have any issues at all.. This is over the course of over 35 years of driving and towing for recreation and for 'work' from coast to coast going back to the early 1980's.. No one can say what's going to happen to them the next time they hit the road.. It's mostly out of our control.. But, we can usually rely on past experience to get us thru most days.. In the end, get what you want.. Tow it with what you got.. Decide from there if it works for you or not. You will know pretty quick if you can handle it or not. A lot depends on your initial setup of course, but you will then need to know what to do to correct that.. Dealers can get you out of the lot.. But, you will still need to fine tune the setup yourself.. Anyway, good luck and we all had to learn by experience along the way too. Mitch
MitchF150 10/09/16 07:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: High Winds - how much is too much?

Head wind only really costs you speed and mpg's. Side winds are the worse for handling, because if it's a strong enough side wind, it'll blow your A.. over... Tail wind is just a dream... :) Usually doesn't happen for me.. I always seem to be in some sort of head wind! But for me, I've handled 30 mph side winds without blowing over... It was just a matter of going slower and just pushing thru it.. Don't really know what "my" limit would be until I FELT it on the rig at the time I was driving it.. There is no set wind speed that determines what works for the driver of the rig. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/09/16 05:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do you haul 6 bicycles ?

Toss 'em all in the back of a pickup truck.. ;) I've seen 4 bike carriers, but I wouldn't put that on the back of a TT, unless it was a 2" receiver attached to the FRAME of the trailer and not just the bumper.. Even if it had a ladder, I wouldn't hang anything more than a ladder or a few folding chairs or maybe, at the most, 2 bikes... Unless you really know how it's attached to the back of the trailer... Putting bikes in front of the TV isn't always the best either.. Depending on how much it blocks off the rad.. Anyway, good luck with that situation! Mitch
MitchF150 10/09/16 04:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Payload discrepancies

The driver IS considered as payload that would count against the yellow sticker.. Eat a big turkey dinner... Counts against the payload.. ;) You might be thinking of the "tow rating", where they allow for a #150 driver... (the last time I weighed #150, I couldn't even drive yet!) Mitch
MitchF150 10/09/16 01:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Windows 10 transfer large folders pc to pc help

Just get a 5tb 3.0 external hard drive for about $150 or less... If you have the 3.0 USB ports, it's a pretty easy deal.. If you don't have a 3.0 port on the old computer, it'll just take longer to transfer, but you'll be able to transfer the entire contents in one shot. Then you can use the external HD as your backup device for the new computer.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/08/16 04:08pm Technology Corner
RE: Advice on tow dolly behind my Class A Gasser

2wd or 4wd Rav4? Wife has a 2003 4wd Rav4 and no way you could do a dolly with it.. Remco trans pump is the only option and then you can just flat tow it. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/08/16 04:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: solar vs inverter generator

I've been watching this young couple for awhile on youtube (Gone with the Wynns) and they did run their AC on battery/solar.. Here is a vid on what they did to do it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0rZY5uotKI Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/07/16 11:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Advice for a newbie

It might be within the trucks "tow rating"... But the "tow rating" does not account for how well it's gonna tow for you.. #7600 dry is way more than I'd want to tow with my Max Tow F150, but that's just me... :) I'd tow a trailer with a GVWR of #7500 with my truck.. But I've towed trailers of all sizes and weights with a variety of vehicles since the mid 80's so I know what I like to tow and what I don't like to tow.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/06/16 10:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: What are your rules for the awning?

IMO, there is no reason to tie down an awning... If it's windy enough to need to tie it down, it too windy to leave out the awning.. The first thing that goes out after unhitching is the awning.. I just put it out and enjoy.. Sure, if the wind comes up, the awning goes up too. Rain, well, it's fun to be under the awning when it's raining. As long as there isn't the wind, no big deal. I just play it by ear most of the time. Depends on where we are and how much wind there is. YMMV.. :) Mitch
MitchF150 09/30/16 05:51pm Beginning RVing
RE: How about another "Cooler" question

Back in the day, I've had to use ice chests for group camping, it's just the cheap Coleman ones and we keep ice only in one or two of them and the only time they are opened is when the other's need more ice.. We covered them with old sleeping bags and keep them out of the sun during the day. The other coolers have only food or only beverages in them. The one that gets opened most often is the beverage one obviously.. So, the other's don't use all that much ice compared to the beverage one.. Had ice for a full 5 day excursion with days in the 90's and 6 people, no hookups and the closest store was 25 miles away... 5 ice chests and only one RV fridge and we didn't even make any additional ice in the RV fridge.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 09/24/16 08:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can you really tow a fiver with a 1/2 ton?

I've got an F150 MaxTow with #1900 payload.. Towing my #5000 GVWR TT, I'm within #600 of GVWR and #400 of rear axle weight.. I've gotten spoiled with this combo and would probably not be happy towing much more than a #7500 GVWR TT with it.. But, that's just me and shows how speculative 'towing performance' can be.. Been towing trailers of all shapes and sizes for over 30 years and gotta say, there is a difference in all of them! Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 09/13/16 10:09pm Towing
RE: So, we had our first flat, and second, yesterday

I went to etrailer.com and ordered these in the 175/80/13 LR D size. They were $105 each mounted on new white spoke wheels. Free shipping too.. :) They have a load rating of #1610 @ 65 psi. I put these on my #5000 GVWR TT. It weighs every bit of that too, if not a tad over... ;) This is my second set. First set went 5 years and one tire started to show sidewall cracks... My fault.. I never covered them and it was on the sun side when parked at home... DOH... The new tires are now covered while parked! I used one of the other good tires as the "new" spare.. Considering my old spare was about 12 years old, but never touched the ground, ever.. Good luck! Mitch Kenda Tires and Wheels - AM31985 Radial tire has a ply rating of 8 and a 1,610-lb maximum load at 65 psi. The 13" diameter x 4-1/2" wide steel trailer wheel features a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern and a corrosion-resistant powder coat finish. Features: Kenda Karrier special trailer radial tire?Special trailer tire desig Couples the strength of a bias tire with the durability and stability of a radial tire Created specifically for trailers and not intended for use on other vehicles Double steel belts and full nylon plies combine for superior function and long life Computer-generated tread design and premium rubber-compound materials Superior traction in wet or dry conditions Steel wheel has 8-spoke design?Resists rust with e-coat and white powder coat finishes Tire-and-wheel assembly meets Department of Transportation specifications Specs: Rim dimensions: 13" diameter x 4-1/2" wide Bolt pattern: 5 on 4-1/2" Wheel capacity: 1,660 lbs Wheel bolt size: 1/2"-20 Pilot diameter: 3.19" Tire size: ST175/80R13?Section width: 7" Outer diameter (when inflated): 24.1" Tire capacity:?Load range: D Ply rating: 8 Maximum load: 1,610 lbs at 65 psi Limited 2-year warranty
MitchF150 09/13/16 09:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Backup Cameras

Love the built in backup camera on the 13 F150.. It shows up in the rear view mirror, so I can look at both while backing up. Really helps in parking lots and when hitching up the trailer. I don't think I'd like one on the back of the trailer however... I just watch the trailer tires in the mirror and can back it up wherever I want. As long as I know what's behind me before I start to back up, I'm good. Spotter is just a bonus.. ;) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 09/13/16 08:08pm Travel Trailers
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