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RE: Social Security question/help

My wife was laid off from a good job about 9 years ago. Did the whole unemployment deal for 2 years and could not find a job that suited her since she was in her mid 50's at that time.. We decided that she should just 'retire' so she stopped the unemployment reporting.. (guess that's why the unemployment stats have dropped) and I've been the one with the 'paycheck'.. She is going to be 62 in Dec and will be starting her SS payments in early 2017.. We have been managing just fine with only my income, so we are just going to bank her SS payments and I'll keep working forever.. :) I'm 9 years younger than my wife, so it's not really an issue.. Other than I have to work forever! ha, ha! We did the calculations too and it'll be around the age of 81 for the break even point... I'm all for taking it now, because you don't know what tomorrow is going to be.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 12/03/16 07:17pm RV Lifestyle
RE: See-Saw Effect

Replace the shocks since it sounds like they are OEM and 12 years old.. :)
MitchF150 11/19/16 09:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: LPG Cylinder Swap

I only exchange when my old cylinder is about to expire... I exchange a 12 year old cylinder for a new to at most a year old one for about $20.. Plus it has propane in it.. Go to the box store and a new cylinder costs $30+ and then you still have to fill it... No brainer to me... Once I have the newer exchanged cylinder, I just get it refilled.. I see propane refill stations all over the place. Around here, it's all by the gallon.. I've filled empty ones that take around 4.5 gallons and some that I just want to top off and get 3 gallons.. Just get charged per gallon. Just like gas for the cars. Price varies from place to place, but seems to be a little less that gasoline per gallon for the most part. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/14/16 09:36pm Full-time RVing
RE: F150 Again

Do you mind higher engine rpms in the 3000-4000 range on the grades? That's really the question you need to determine for yourself... The 5.0 is a great engine.. It just produces it's peak power in the higher rpm ranges, so you can't be afraid to rev it when needed.. The #500 difference in "dry" weight figures isn't really going to make any difference IMO.. I tow a #5000 GVWR TT with the F150 in my sig and it does fine, but I have a different engine and rear gear, so I can pull the grades in 4th gear, going 60 mph and pulling around 2600 "easy" rpms.. :) If I ever get a new TT, my max GVWR on it will be #7500. Don't care about "dry" weights, because between me and my wife, we will stuff it full of stuff and not look back! :) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/10/16 07:31pm Towing
RE: Towing speed?

My mpg's go in the toilet above 65 mph compared to 60 mph so why would I go much faster than 60 towing?? The most I go is 200 or so miles one way and I don't do cross country trips towing my TT so the difference in time is not a factor to me.. Driving the truck empty, I start losing mpg's above 70 mph.. 65 is the sweet spot for me not towing.. 60 when I am towing... $$ in the tank means more to me than time. I just ride in the far right lane, so pass me and enjoy.. :) Mitch
MitchF150 11/08/16 09:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Brakes F350

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MitchF150 11/05/16 04:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ecoboost vs Hemi

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MitchF150 11/05/16 04:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 10 speed F150 axle ratios

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MitchF150 11/05/16 03:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 tow

... ugh..
MitchF150 11/04/16 10:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: How level should your trailer be when towing?

That's nose high for sure.. Here is mine, and It's just a tad nose lower than level, but here is some pics that show it looks pretty much level.. It's actually about an inch or so lower on the nose by the tape.. Tows great and only a simple EAZ-LIFT WD hitch too.. :) Mitch http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/NewFordandtrailer2014_zps08620481.jpg http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/TruckwithTrailer2014_zps466bb32b.jpg
MitchF150 11/02/16 11:47pm Towing
RE: Ecoboost vs Hemi

Sorry to hear of your troubles with the Eco... By all rights, it should not have done that that with a #7000 TT... But, stuff happens so there you go.. Maybe you can talk your FIL to let you tow your TT with his truck and you can make a better comparison between the two?... Sure, that's a tall favor to ask.. I don't know that I'd let you do that, but if I was so proud of my HEMI, I'd go for it in the end.. :) I love my Eco, but I'm only towing a #5000 TT, so there you go.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/02/16 11:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 10 speed F150 axle ratios

With a ten speed behind that 375 hp Ecoboost us guys with the Powerstrokes will be pulling over to let the 1/2 tons by. But don't your PS guys have some stupid TQ figures?? Like 500 or 600 or 900 lb/ft of TQ?? The Eco only gets around 420 TQ or maybe a few lbs more for the 17?? Naw.. You oil burners will still pull the snot out of an Eco.. ;) Mitch
MitchF150 11/02/16 09:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 10 speed F150 axle ratios

I've got a 13 Max Tow with 3.73 gears and #1920 payload, but I'll bet it's the same #4050 rear gross axle rating as your 13 with 3.55's... If you are over your rear axle rating now with the #800 TW on the trailer, then what's the rear GAWR of the 2017? If it's the same #4050 rear GAWR, then the payload really means nothing. But, that's all up to you to decide which rating you go over, right? Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/02/16 09:45pm Tow Vehicles
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
RE: Want to purchase a new Keystone RV

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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
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