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RE: Short Queen bed length too short!

Maybe if I were full timing it in an RV, I'd look for a longer bed... But, for the 'weekend warrior' camping I'm doing now and only having a 22' TT to begin with, the shorter queen bed is actually preferred.. ;) I've grown up with my feet hanging off the end of most beds I've slept in, so not a big deal for me (6'3" since I was 16 years old). I actually prefer it, as my feet just hang out there and I don't have to twist them, or have them rest on my toes while sleeping. I also like my feet hanging out if it's warm, because it keeps me cooler while sleeping.. Okay, TMI, but that's just me.. :) Good luck and they do make full size queen/king beds in RV's... You just have to pony up the extra $$ for them usually. (or modify it yourself) Mitch
MitchF150 05/29/16 05:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: propane extension to grill..

Hook it up without the regulator on your grill.. ;) I just take along a spare bbq propane cylinder and use it for my camp stove and grill.. Much easier and no long hose to deal wtih.. ;) Mitch
MitchF150 05/29/16 05:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Chainsaw ?

Never mind... Just saw you posted this in the Alaska forum... :) Mitch
MitchF150 05/29/16 05:07pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: F150 Towing mirror add-ons?

CIPA slip on's did great for me on my old 97 F150. I've got the Max Tow mirrors on my 13 F150 and they are much better than the CIPA's IMO. Yes, they are big, but I really like them for everyday driving and backing the truck into tight parking stalls. I don't have to even look over my shoulder anymore to merge or change lanes (or backup).. Just glance over in the dumbo mirrors and I can see everything behind me.. :) http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/17-TruckatCamp_zps0f6bce47.jpg Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 05/28/16 09:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Proper Jacking method for dual axle trailer

This is how I do mine. But, I've got torsion axles, so it's different from leaf spring axles.. :) Mitch http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/brakes2.jpg
MitchF150 05/28/16 09:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bigger tires? Where do they make a difference

I know I can't change the GVWR or GAWR, only in this case Ford can!!!! But does it give me more GVW or GAW??? Only in your mind... ;) You will get a nice warm and fuzzy feeling that you know your tires are not the limiting factor if you do decide to go over the sticker ratings on the other components... ;) That has been and will always be the limiting factor to YOU, the owner and driver of said vehicle. You could put on some 19.5" G rated tires and claim the same thing.. Up to you in the end. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 05/27/16 11:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 Questions

I've got the Ecoboost, 3.73 gears and my TT is only #5000 loaded, but I can cruise up the grades in 4th gear, pulling around 2500 rpms and going about 60 mph with LOTS of power to spare. Your 5.0 is going to want a few more revs to get into it's peak torque range, so I would suspect you'd be in 3rd gear pulling around 3500 or so rpms? On the flats, I can cruise in 6th, but sometimes 5th is preferred if I find it's downshifting anyway. For me, 5th gear at 60 mph is around 2000 rpms. You will probably find that to be about the same for your 5.0 on the flats. Don't reduce your tire size... That will also reduce it's load capacity in most cases and not really net you all that much in final drive ratio.. I've got the optional 20" wheel/tire package and they are the same height as the 18" combo.. I know, because the OEM spare tire is an 18" combo.. :) I'd tow up to about #7500 loaded weight with my F150. I know it could tow more, but I like a comfortable tow, so that's just my personal limit with this truck.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 05/24/16 03:34pm Towing
RE: Potable Water Etiquette

I've never seen a community spigot that had threads on it to hook a hose to and it's never had a knob that you didn't have to hold open with your hand to let the water flow.. Mitch
MitchF150 05/22/16 09:22pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Totaled Truck...CARFAX

From my experience, CarFax reports mostly on the mileage of the vehicle. But they don't know the difference between KM and miles.... My old 97 F150 was a Canadian truck and imported to the states as a used vehicle. It had 99,000 KM on it when imported and CF reported that as MILES. When it was imported, it had it's instrument cluster switched to one for MILES and the odo was adjusted accordingly to approx 61,000 miles. They showed me the import and the certified paperwork and I bought the truck.. I traded it about 13 years later and that same CF trail followed it. The dealer asked about it. I showed him the paper work and they took the truck in trade. CF to me is a waste, but some swear by it, so there you go.. It's always buyer beware whether you trust an internet source or a trusted mechanic or whoever... Just my opinion of course.. :) Mitch
MitchF150 05/21/16 02:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Trip California Orgeon and Washington

Been to PB and Greyland many times.. Great place to be if you don't mind the wind and constant fog! Been disappointed with the weather over the last few years, but have had wonderful weather there too! http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/PacificBeachJuly2012069.jpg http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/pacificbeach2012058.jpg Been times we have left early and others that we wished we could stay longer. Remember to visit the Wacky Warehouse and other local businesses and also tune into FM 89.1! :) Enjoy! Mitch
MitchF150 05/20/16 02:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Over heating

Not only fan, but might check for flow on the rad itself.. Also, might have a minor blown head gasket, or any number of other things for a rig of that age.. ;) It is best to try the easy and cheap stuff first, so looking at the coolant condition and change out the Tstat is first on the list of course.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 05/20/16 02:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Must be some strong stabilizers

Nothing wrong with the actual "stabilizers" doing that.. Looks like the old BAL scissor jacks that are rated for #5000 EACH... :) I've got 4 of them myself and they have no problem lifting the trailer by just cranking on the screw with the manual handle.. Now, I wouldn't want to leave it up in the air like that, without the trailer tires on it at all... That's a lot longer trailer than mine, and I wouldn't do that with mine for any longer than it takes to put some jack stands under the frame near the axles.. Mitch
MitchF150 05/20/16 02:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: How often should I wash my trailer & roof?

If I drive in the rain at anytime, I need to wash the trailer, just to get the road grime off of it.. I don't do the roof until it looks bad enough that I feel I need to wash it... ;) If i get lucky enough to never drive thru rain during my camping season, I don't have to wash it.. I waxed it the first couple of years i owned it since brand new (2002) But, to be honest, I've only washed it with "Turtle Wax" car wash soap since then and been happy.. It's fiberglass sides and the decals are still fine on the sides.. The front one died several years ago.. Still have the same trailer and it looks great and I do need to wash the roof again.. I'm #230 and I walk on mine, but I try to stand on the roof joists only. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 05/07/16 07:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Brakes

Manually adjust them? You should be able to spin the wheel and it should have just a slight amount of brake drag on it.. Yes, you should hear the brake scrapping on the drum and that's when they are adjusted properly. If you can spin the wheel and you don't hear anything, they are too loose. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 05/03/16 10:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Skipnchar

I recall him saying he was in a pretty serious motorcycle accident maybe a year ago? His wife passed several years ago, again, if I recall? I do hope all is well with Skip and he has just moved on to other things. Mitch
MitchF150 05/03/16 08:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Switch from 30 lb. to 20 lb.propane tanks?

I'm just a long weekend camper about 5-6 times a year.. 2 20's and I usually have to replace one of them during the season. I use the auto switch over valve. Since I always check the tanks before leaving and when getting home, I've not been left totally empty in over 14 years of doing this. I also carry a 3rd 20# for use with the camp stove/BBQ/fire pit, so even if I did find myself short, I'd have at least that, plus the convenience of swapping if I absolutely had to.. I'd refill first however. The only time I choose to swap is when the tanks get near their expire time, swap it for a newer one and only pay like $20 and I'm good for another 10+ years (depending on the age of the swapped tank.. I look first and only take them if they are no more than 2 years old if that's all they got.. ) What works for me. You mileage may vary. :) Mitch
MitchF150 04/26/16 11:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Wheel bearings

I think it's whatever you want to do or feel comfortable with doing for your own rig as far as the bearings go.. You either check/pack them or you don't.. Pretty simple... Why argue about it?? I do the bearings on my TT every other year, but I've only done them on my utility trailer that I've owned since 1998 once... Go figure.. :) Mitch
MitchF150 04/21/16 12:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Setting up weight distribution

From just the pics, i'd want to get the tongue down just a tad. Probably lower the hitch head a hole if you can. I'd also add a washer or two to the hitch head tilt so you can tighten up the tension on the bars by another link or two.. But, still have at least 4-5 under tension. This is my setup with my old truck. It's hard to tell from the pics, but when it's all said and done, I've got the rear back to unloaded height and actually the front goes down a 1/4". I might actually have too much WD to the front, but it tows great and the same setup is working great on the new F150.. Good luck! Mitch http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/4b3c160a-bba8-44d5-80e9-aed521f1e449_zpsc6992efb.jpg http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/0f2fe999-3b8a-48e8-b36d-d5e17c343113_zps63b3af8c.jpg
MitchF150 04/19/16 11:28am Travel Trailers
RE: 2014 Ram Mega Cab - Towing Capacity Help

That really does suck for payload on a 2500.. Heck, my F150 has more payload, per the yellow sticker... http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/2013F150020web_zps7c5d6fdb.jpg Hope you can find the rig that works for you. Mitch
MitchF150 04/18/16 10:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Long Trips

Increase the LR on the stock size tire and that's about all you can do... My OEM tires that came with my trailer was LR B.. Yes, B... Found the same size tires in a LR D and have never looked back.. Never had any issues with the B tires, but I don't have that heavy of a trailer and don't drive thousands of miles on a single trip.. Get whatever brand of tire that you can find... As long as they at least double the OEM LR, you are going to be ahead of the game.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 04/18/16 09:20pm Travel Trailers
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