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RE: For those who are not aware, Propane tank expiration.

I only exchange my cylinders when they are about to expire. Don't give a flip how much propane is in the tank.. For $20, you get a new cylinder with enough propane in it to justify the purchase and when it's empty, I just take it to get refilled.. Easy, Peasy.. ;) Mitch
MitchF150 11/19/15 09:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Win7 OEM disks

I had some dead HP laptops with 7 on them.. Since they would never boot up again, I installed 7 on some older Dell laptops that had xp one them and used the CD and keys from the dead hp's .. Activated just fine. Mitch
MitchF150 11/12/15 11:14pm Technology Corner
RE: Rodents

A hole big enough for them to squeeze thru is how they get in, but I've parked my trailer about 3 feet from my wood shed for the past 10 + years and have never had a single rodent in the trailer... Here is a pic of how close it is.. The white lattice thing behind the trailer is a 16'x4' wood shed. http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/truck.jpg I put the dcon trays in the wood shed and they are empty every couple of weeks... I find some carcasses in the wood pile from time to time, but with as much as they eat, they must die in other places too? My Dad parks his 5th wheel inside his huge shop and has gotten rodents in the thing to the point he had to replace all the carpet in it... He sets traps when they seem to be present and gets bodies all the time.. He sets the dcon trays around his shop too, and they empty as well... This is a $40K RV and my little TT cost $14K brand new and sits outside and has never had one in it.. :) Anyway, good luck with it! Mitch.
MitchF150 11/10/15 10:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: backing camper into garage with a driveway incline...help!

Can you take and post a picture of the situation? It would give me a better visual of what the deal is and maybe someone else too... Mitch
MitchF150 11/08/15 01:38pm Folding Trailers
RE: Propane Level?

MitchF150 11/07/15 07:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Interesting comment from an online board

There are essentially 4 different "5.4" V8's that have been around over the years.. 97-98 was the original 5.4's. I had a 97 and it did 255,000 miles when I traded it and still had a lot of life in it. 99-03 in the F150s was with what they called a "PI" head. It had a "Performance Improved" head design, but was still a 2 valve setup. During that same time (99-03?), the Lincoln Navigators and Lincoln Mark LT "F150" came with a 4 valve version of the 5.4 and I don't recall hearing many issues with that one? 04-09... Yes, those are the 3 valves and at least with the early models, that's all you heard about was the "Cam Phaser" issues with them.. I think the last few years were better, but I would not touch one of those era 5.4's.. Anyway, not all 5.4's are the same... ;) Sure, some spit out spark plugs and some didn't... Some cam phasers went out and some didn't... I'm still in a F150, and it's the infamous "Ecoboost" and some are reporting problems with them and some aren't... So far, I'm doing just fine... But, I did go ahead and get the Ford ESP plan for up to 100,000 miles on it... ;) Just in case.. :) Mitch
MitchF150 11/03/15 10:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: UVW on the yellow sticker

MitchF150 11/01/15 01:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: UVW on the yellow sticker

Does the UVW number on the yellow sticker attached to the door of the TT include tongue weight or not? Don't want to start another "take it to the CAT scale" thread. Just wondering if UVW includes tongue weight. Yes.
MitchF150 10/31/15 06:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cost of brake job

Go the replacement backing plate route... Much easier and I got these 10" ones for $40 each back in 2011. Probably have gone up a bit since then, but still cheaper than the individual parts. And even if you can't do it yourself, just hand the parts over to your mechanic and it should not take all that long to do at all. Mitch http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/brakes3.jpg
MitchF150 10/20/15 04:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cover, yes or no?

MitchF150 How old is the cover in the picture and how many years do you get out of one? Brand? Hi, this cover is about 10 years old now. It's an ADCO. It's a bit dirty and probably needs to be replaced, but I'm hoping to get one more winter out of it. Nothing "technically" wrong with it.. It's not ripped up or anything, but I don't want to clean it and it just looks awful! :) Mitch
MitchF150 10/12/15 10:37am Travel Trailers
RE: White hose and black tank flush?

Too funny.. :)
MitchF150 10/10/15 08:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cover, yes or no?

We have had a few TT's and they all came with a roof that was made to be outside. They set outside the factory without a cover and then at the dealer without a cover. We sold our last one after 8 years and the roof was fine without a cover. Bet they don't store them under trees... ;) Here is my 12 year old trailer that would have rotted away if I didn't cover it.. Mitch http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/truck.jpg
MitchF150 10/10/15 08:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: What Do I need?

I like the purple 360 Duster on the left.. :) Mitch
MitchF150 10/07/15 10:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 1500 Diesel Towing Capacity?

I am leaning towards buying it. Payload isn't important and tow capacity is 8450 if I remember right, and that's plenty as DW tows around 5k. I've got just over #1900 payload on my 13 F150 and I'm within #600 of that towing a #5000 TT.. Oh, it has over #11,000 "tow rating".. But, I'm also only #400 from the rear axle rating.. Only 2 people in the truck and stuff in the bed, but still... ;) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/07/15 10:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Air compressor for winterizing

Yes.. I can run from 1 psi to 150 psi with the 15 year old Craftsman compressor I have. You can't just let it run continually while using it however... It was only a $150.00 compressor! (15 gallon tank) I will let mine run for about 5 minutes continually and then let it rest for at least 5 minutes (it takes about 5 minutes for it to fill from zero psi) if I'm using enough air using a tool or blowing out my lawn sprinkler system, or the trailer lines. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/07/15 09:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Just Need to Whine a Little

I pass my own budget every year.. Barely, but it passes! :) Mitch
MitchF150 09/27/15 09:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Stupid! Stupid! Stupid! Broken Tongue Jack

sawz all and several metal cutting blaedes should do it. I've got a #3000 electric jack that works great. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 09/27/15 12:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: please help

I forgot that he already said it was a 1500 2wd truck... With #1700 payload, that's not gonna be too much of an issue.. But, that V6 is gonna be working awful hard... I know my old F150 had the 5.4 V8 in it, and it needed to get into the upper rpms to haul my #5000 TT. Anyway, to the OP, not gonna say you "can't" tow that size/weight of TT... A lot is going to have to be your own towing performance expectations and if YOU can live with towing it.. ;) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 09/27/15 09:34am Travel Trailers
RE: please help

Thanks for the additional RV interest info.. Sounds like you are looking for a fully self contained travel trailer and that's great! I had an old F150 that had a #7700 "tow rating" and it towed my #5000, fully loaded TT okay, but compared to how my new F150 tows the same TT that has a #11,000 tow rating, it's not even in the same ball park.. At the time, I thought the old F150 was just fine... Sure, I got down the road, and it actually was up to my towing performance expectations and I was just fine towing it... :) But, I was also over that old F150's GVWR and rear axle rating by a "tad".. It did fine, for the 255,000 miles I drove it... But, I was not even close to it's "tow rating" and I'm not close to the new F150"s "tow rating", but there sure is a big difference in how the 2 F150's towed the same TT.. Anyway, without knowing the make/model/drivetrain of your tow vehicle and only knowing it's "tow rating" and payload, I'm gonna say, you won't be happy towing that #4800 dry weight travel trailer.. At least, I wouldn't be after towing with the new F150.. :) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 09/26/15 08:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: please help

Those kind of 'ratings' tells me it's just some big SUV that has lots of passenger seats, but not much "power".. ;) Can you hitch up a #6100 TT and tow it down the road? Sure.... I could do that with my wife's RAV 4 that can't get out of it's own way as far as I'm concerned... ;) Would I be happy with the towing performance? No.. It might help us know what kind of RV you are interested in and go from there? Some are fine with a little pop up tent trailer, but some need 30'+ rigs to camp with.. :) Mitch
MitchF150 09/26/15 06:19pm Travel Trailers
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