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RE: 1 ton Dually Pickup Owners Question

I've seen the "NOT FOR HIRE" printed on the doors of Semis towing large 5th wheels and such that were just private citizens towing their private RV with a very large truck.. But, I didn't really "clue in" on the "livestock" trailer part of your original post, but if it's a private farmer moving HIS livestock, you still should not have to have a full on CDL... Now, if it was hauling for any kind of PAYMENT, as in salary, then that could be considered COMMERCIAL?? Dunno really.. What ended up happening to your friend? Did he have to pay a fine and now get a CDL to do what he was doing? Mitch
MitchF150 12/08/17 12:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: 1 ton Dually Pickup Owners Question

If that's the case, there are A LOT of folks out there breaking the law! It sounds like you are thinking of COMMERCIAL HAULERS.. Then, yes, commercial haulers are subject to those regulations.. If you are hauling your own personal stuff, you can and should be able to drive a full size Semi truck to tow your 5th wheel... You might still be limited to GCWR of #26,000 for the combo, but that's where it gets 'fuzzy'... Good luck. Mitch
MitchF150 12/07/17 10:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Maiden voyage success - question about grey water tanks

Did you have city water hookup, but no sewer at the site? You really have to find your own water conserving method that works for you.. We all have our own methods, but those usually don't work for others.. I can go 5 days on a 30 gallon fresh water tank, while others would use that much in a day. Without knowing your water situation and what you really dumped to the tank, it's hard to say.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 12/03/17 07:44pm Beginning RVing
RE: You think this is repairable?

Some JB Weld will fix that right up!
MitchF150 12/02/17 12:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Do mods void trailer warrenty?

Yep, brand new trailer, first trip out, plumbing issue with the shower drain. The P trap cracked... We didn't even use the shower! Took it in to dealer to fix.. They fixed it in a couple of days.. Next trip out, same thing happened.. Fixed it myself at the campsite, by putting in a rubber coller between the drain and the P trap and problem solved.. Been some 14 years since the original issue and still just fine to this day... :) Mitch
MitchF150 12/01/17 12:20am Travel Trailers
RE: A thought that goes against the norm!

In the end, it seems we have ALL gotten down the road doing what we do in our OWN driveway/garage... I've never had an oil related engine failure, and I doubt anyone that's posted so far has either.. My observations were just MY observations.. No evidence, no x number of years of experience, just MY observations on MY vehicles, nothing more, nothing less. Take it for what you paid for it... :) Mitch
MitchF150 11/27/17 11:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A thought that goes against the norm!

Each to their own.. Opinions are just like..... ;) We all have them, I KNOW I'm one, so there you go. Mitch
MitchF150 11/27/17 10:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A thought that goes against the norm!

I used to drain the oil cold, thinking the same thing as you.. But, after doing it that way for several years with my old 86 Mustang GT 5.0, I found the dripping would take longer and longer with more of a stringy type of stream.. Not really a drip any longer.. Also, I started to notice the oil would get "black" a lot sooner after the oil change too.. Started warming up the engine first after that. I would warm it up, let it sit maybe 10 minutes, just so the exhaust pipes would cool down some and then let it flow.. Not only did it flow out much faster, it flowed out smoother, and would drip again after a short time and never that stringy drip anymore. Started to notice the oil keeping it's color longer too.. So, been warming up the engine first ever since than. Just my experience with it.. No idea if it makes ANY difference at all, but I feel better about it and since it's my vehicles, that's what I do.. :) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/27/17 09:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Heads up on free $4.95 offer from Skin Allure Brands

Hook, line and sinker... Sorry for your trouble in getting involved in that scam, but it does happen.. Thanks for the warning and hope it helps others to not fall for such things in the future. Mitch
MitchF150 11/24/17 08:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Poopy Paper Problem

RV holding tank is not a septic tank.. No amount of chemicals is going to break down anything if you have to dump every couple of days.. If you don't move the rig, there isn't going to be any "shaking" to break down anything either.. Hopefully, the "talk" about the use of the RV toilet compared to a house toilet will help.. Or maybe it's just too much fiber?? :) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/22/17 08:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Buying my first TT, and I have a few questions

All of those things can be added if you really want them.. The only thing on that list that I added was the electric tongue jack. I don't even remember what I paid for it, but it wasn't much and didn't take anything to install. I did have to add the BAL sissor jacks too.. I bought my trailer brand new back in 2002 and still own it to this day.. I've done a LOT of 'upgrades' to it along the way to make it work better for us.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/21/17 07:51pm Beginning RVing
RE: Daroga State Park

It's Eastern WA, so it'll be warm for ya after May. Downtown Wentachee isn't too far away. 30 min drive or so. If you are into water/river/fishing activities there is a lot to do. We really enjoy that whole area. Good luck and enjoy! Mitch
MitchF150 11/21/17 02:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: F150 tow vehicle

I don't think they had the yellow payload sticker in 2001? At any rate, you'll get down the road. Just don't be surprised if it's in 2nd gear on the grades most of the time and only in 3rd cruising on the flats.. You might get into OD if you have a tail wind, but for the most part, you will need to let the engine rev to keep it in it's power band. Towed a #5000 TT with a 97 F150 5.4 and 3.55 gears and it pulled fine.. Was over it's GVWR when hitched up, but did well for over 12 years and 255,000 miles.. Just don't be afraid to rev the engine. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/20/17 08:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: LP usage

How much "open"? Just a crack or wide open?
MitchF150 11/20/17 07:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Daroga State Park

If you mean the one in WA State around the Wenatchee area, I've got my first booking there next year. I'll be in site 21, which is a pull thru on the lake side. We went thru the park earlier this year when we were at Wenatchee Confluence and it seems to be a 'hidden gem', but you will need to make reservations at least 9 months ahead of time... To the DAY at 7am inthe morning.. You might even have to go a few days ahead of time! To even to get a choice site.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/20/17 07:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Which wax/polish is best?

I just use whatever 'wax' I use on my vehicles... The decals will peal, fade, whatever, no matter what if exposed to the sun... Maybe you could clear coat it?? Dunno.. I still have the very first TT I ever bought and that was back in 2002 (brand new too).. The front graphics died awhile ago.. Don't even remember.. I cover it during the winter, but not in the summer (we are using it!) Anyway, once the front decals went away, I just pulled them off and not really worried about it.. Yes, I know I have a 16 year old TT and you have a brand new one.. Mine was brand new too and I tried to save them with "wax", but it made zero difference in the end... Yes, I also know that no one keeps their RV's as long as I do and want the most resale value too... I get that.. So, just keep it out of the sun and your decals will do better.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/12/17 04:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: New brakes and shocks for the F150

I do have the say the brakes are much better at stopping, distance wise, than the stock ones were.. I've had to apply the brakes hard a couple of times already, and they are noticeably superior to the point that I was afraid the car behind me would not be able to stop in time... Anyway, the whole brake package was around $435 and I installed them myself. The shocks were around $155 for the rear and around $220 for the front. I installed them myself too.. :) They basically 'float' over the bumps now. The front install was the hardest of course, with the strut assembly, and if I have to do it again, I'll take the struts out and take them into a shop.. The screw type spring compressor I used was barely enough to compress the springs and it was like a "Jack in the box" kind of thing cranking down on them, wondering if it was going to "POP"! :) Luckily, it all worked out, but too close for comfort in hindsight! Mitch
MitchF150 11/12/17 12:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New brakes and shocks for the F150

Time will tell for sure! I've had the brakes for a couple of months now and the new shocks for a couple of weeks. The 5100's are much smoother than stock. I go over the same speed bumps and the difference is great. The fronts have 4 different "level" settings from stock to 2.25" 'lift'. I did set mine to the 1.5" setting and it probably added an inch to the front ride height over all. I've heard the horror stories with the drilled and slotted rotors too, but I have never ran them, so lets see how they go.. I'll report back when I have more to report... So far, they have been great! :) Thanks! Mitch
MitchF150 11/12/17 09:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Replacing generator with inverter

If you mean "a/c" as the air conditioner, then you won't be able to run it very long, if at all with only a 2000 watt inverter.. Not that I have any experience with that, but these guys tried with with a full solar setup, plus a full battery power bank, and while they technically did it.. I don't think you could do it from day to day.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0rZY5uotKI Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/11/17 11:36pm Tech Issues
New brakes and shocks for the F150

Well, I started getting the old "brake shake" on the front end of my 13 F150.. Got 54,000 miles out of the OEM brakes.. So, found these Power Stop K6268-36 Front & Rear Z36 Truck and Tow Brake Kit on Amazon and decided to swap them out.. Then, I felt that the OEM shocks were **** too, so got some Bilstein 5100 series shocks for the front and rear and this is what they look like. :) http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/DSCN4615_zps53wwix6n.jpg http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/DSCN4613_zpsbokonrfy.jpg Both setups are much better than stock so far.. Can't wait to tow with the new brake/shock setup! Anyway, will report the towing results when I get them. Mitch
MitchF150 11/11/17 11:05pm Tow Vehicles
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