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RE: Another Tire Blowout

Look for that size in LR D. I have that same size tire. The OEM tires were LR B tires. I got Loadstar tires from etrailer. Tire/wheel combo in LR D shipped to my door for right around $100 each. I've not had any flats with them. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 04/21/18 08:35am Tech Issues
RE: Trouble unhooking

Dunno.. I've heard people having this problem for a long time.. I just park the trailer, hold the brake, put truck in park, set parking brake. Put wheel choke on trailer. Lift tongue up on hitch to take WD bars off. Lower tongue back down. Release latch. Lift tongue back up and it always just comes off. Do this at different angles of the truck pointing in all kinds of different directions or up or down. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 04/18/18 12:59am Travel Trailers
RE: First trip to RV park - suggestions?

Holiday weekends are tough, you must have reservations. I got mine 6 mo. ago. You can't get reservations in WA State unless you are 9 mo out and it's not a holiday weekend.. I don't do holiday weekends anymore (for the last 15 years).. Just too many people that don't have a clue and not fun anymore for me.. What kind of things are your kids interested in? Is it nature stuff, or activity stuff or ?? That's where you need to focus on if you are looking to keep the kids from just being on their phones the whole time.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 04/15/18 04:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: necessities to take for pickup

Whatever stuff you need for yourself and a CC.. :)
MitchF150 04/15/18 03:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Choices of TV for a family of 6

Back in the day we had 4 kids in the slide in camper and a Black Lab dog as well (not a cab over camper) and Mom and Dad up front in a 1971 F250 reg cab long bed. We were towing a 26' Taurus bunkhouse TT.. Not even a crawl thru! Had zero communication with the parents.. If you had to pee.. There was always the Folgers coffee can.. I was the oldest and only boy. The others were girls (obviously) that were 3 and 5 years younger than me. (My sister and 2 "cousins") It was actually really fun for us kids and we traveled thousands of miles that way. We had a center table, bunks on each side of the camper, an ice box fridge, closet stocked with snacks and lots of board games. We would play Monopoly, Clue, Scrabble, Battleship, you name it, we had it.. Plus, I would smuggle my cassette player with 4 D size batteries and we would have tunes! (Dad did not want us having "electronics" since we were "camping".. ha, ha!) Smuggled other stuff too in my teens.. ha, ha!! ;) Anyway, I know that's not how it's done these days and I understand that.. Just brought up some good memories of our 4 kid traveling days back in the day and just wanted to share.. Mitch
MitchF150 04/15/18 03:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow Opinion

That's more trailer than I'd be comfortable with towing with my truck... But, I've towed for a long time and I just know what I like and what I don't like, so I just tow what I like to tow now.. :) You gotta do what you gotta do, so do all the paper weights you want.. In the end, it all boils down to what you want to tow or not want to tow.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 04/14/18 08:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Overwhelmed and worried about safety

I tow a #5000 GVWR (fully loaded) TT with a 13 F150 that has a tow rating of over #11,000.. My TT has a tongue weight of around #650. There is only 2 of us. I do load stuff in the bed of the truck too, so that adds weight too. I'm under my weights with this truck, but when I towed this same TT with my old 97 F150, I was over some of it's weights, but I survived.. So, it's whatever you feel comfortable with in the end.. All the paper weights and dry weights are all fine and dandy, but it's driving experience in the end that gets you down the road.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 04/14/18 08:09pm Towing
RE: city water hookup in campground

That is "Y" I always have water in my fresh water tank... :) I fill it to the brim, even when I know I'm going to a full hookup site... "Y" do I do this you say? Because I know I will always have water, no matter what happens when I get to my destination. What about all that extra weight of the water I carry you say?? I don't really care.. I have a full tank of fresh water.. I don't have to care what else happens.. I'm not maxed out on my weights, so no worries for me.. :) Just works for me and that's what I do.. I don't even hook up to the camp ground water and just use my own water most of the time. Most camp ground water is very hard and what I wouldn't want in my rig anyway.. Don't judge.. Just do what works for you. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 04/04/18 10:45pm Beginning RVing
RE: Just to stir the pot..

Today was my first real drive with them and I have to say that they didn't change the unloaded ride at all. Still smooth and I think with the new shocks as well, that helps dampen the ride some too. Ran over the same pot holes I always do and it just sucked them up like before the springs. Looking forward to towing with them as well. Will have to wait and see what it does to the WD setup.. It did ride just a tad low in front (on purpose) before, so wait and see.. Still about 6 weeks out to the first trip. Mitch
MitchF150 04/02/18 12:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Just to stir the pot..

Interesting.Nice looking rotors too. The brakes are Power Stop K6268-36 Front & Rear Z36 Truck and Tow Brake Kit Installed them back in Sept and as you can see, no rust on the rotors and they haul the truck down a whole lot better than the OEM's.. Mitch
MitchF150 04/01/18 07:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Just to stir the pot..

Add a leaf's will lift your truck more than these do. Plus, these are more of a "progressive" load rate instead of just a solid leaf that is static. Depending on how much pre load you apply to them, the more the stock suspension flexes, the more the overload springs come into play. I can adjust the pre load tension by just adjusting the outer U bolt tension. As the stock suspension loads, the more tension is pulled on those U bolts, which pulls harder on the overloads. Don't know on the hitch adjustment.. I used to drop about 3" when dropping the trailer tongue weight on the truck. Then, after setting the WD bars, it would level out, but with the new Bilstein 5100 shocks, I did opt for a little bit of a "level" to the front end of about 1.5", so just looking to not sag any more then when it was stock. Dunno if I just ruined it or made it better... :) Time will tell and I'll update everyone after the first tow with the new setup for sure.. :) Mitch
MitchF150 04/01/18 06:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Just to stir the pot..

I will say it's a little 'firmer' of a ride.. It did lift the rear end by about 1/2" from stock. But, for me, that's what I was looking for.. :) I did put a bit of tension on them when unloaded, thus the 1/2" lift.. But, driving over the local speed bumps we have in our neighborhood, it was not any more 'stiff' than before, but it is 'firmer' overall.. I know that probably does not make much sense, but until I get some real miles under my belt with them, I can't say right now how much it helps or or deters from the original ride. But, I did have them on my old 97 F150 forever and I really liked them on that rig.. Mitch
MitchF150 04/01/18 06:29pm Tow Vehicles
Just to stir the pot..

So, added these Hellwig helper springs on my 13 F150 because I did not like how much sag the truck has when I load stuff in the bed, or even hitch the trailer up.. I had these on my old 97 F150 and loved them.. I know they don't increase any "weight rating" on the truck.. That's not the point.. Just want to reduce the sag when loading the bed with some groceries.. ;) I'm using that rv.net photo posting link, so not sure how this works yet.. Anyway, I like them so far.. More info once I tow with them and the new brakes and shocks too! :) Mitch https://i.imgur.com/2pOfZ4tl.jpg "border=0"
MitchF150 04/01/18 06:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why not to buy used.

If the guy would have just checked those things out before buying, he could have told the seller to fix it all before buying.. Then, even after buying it with all those problems, what did he do, take it directly from the sellers driveway to the camp ground? I'm still on the buy new side of the fence... Not for the 'warranty', but for the fact that at least it's new.. Nothing wrong with buying used.. I looked at many before buying my new trailer... Still have that original new trailer to this day too.. :) Mitch
MitchF150 03/31/18 01:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Adding a Hitch To The Trailer

So DirtBiker, why are you even asking if you already know what you are going to do? Mitch
MitchF150 03/30/18 12:14am Towing
RE: First time rving

All I can say is "good luck with that".. Does not matter what the specs are for that 1/2 ton truck you have... Ain't gonna be a comfortable tow and you'll be overloaded no matter what the 'specs' say.. Sure, you'll get down the road.. But it ain't gonna be 'fun'.. (how many different posts of this same question have you done? :) ) Mitch
MitchF150 03/29/18 09:59pm Beginning RVing
RE: Hellwig helper springs on my 1996 silverado

I had a set of the LP 25's on my 97 F150 and they were great. Just ordered a newer version for my 13 F150. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61lsZB7ty0L._SL1500_.jpg width=640 Helped with the sag when loading heavy in the bed.. Seemed to help when towing the trailer and loading stuff in the bed too. Took care of the wheel hop too as a bonus.. :) Good luck! Mitch Moderator edit to re-size picture to forum recommended limit of 640px maximum width.
MitchF150 03/27/18 08:06pm Towing
RE: New to TT and TVs - Budget truck for 5200 lbs max

I'm a Ford guy all the way, but I would avoid the 3v 5.4's like the plague... I've never owned one, so no direct experience with one, so guess I'm biased to the interweb stories of them.. But I did own a 97 F150 5.4 and drove it to 255,000 miles with no issues towing a #5000 GVWR TT. Same one in my sig.. Those had their Gremlins too, so I guess there are good ones out there in everything.. Even Chevy's.. ha, ha... :) I have no real advice for ya, so just gonna say, good luck and hope you are able to get out in something.. Creating family memories when the kids are young is what's it's all about. Mitch
MitchF150 03/26/18 11:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: FORD 5.4 L Aluminum Head Spark Plug Seat Repair-Quick-Easy

Spark blow out was mostly on the 97-03 5.4 engines. Then Ford went to the 5.4 3v (3 valve) version and those had those really long, 2 piece plugs that would break if you tried to remove them after 100k miles.. Sounds like just a 'time-sert' fix.. Sure, a quick fix, and i've never had to do one, so no comment there.. Just what I've read on the interweb and, well... There you go.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 03/24/18 05:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Bedliner - Sprayin or what?

Bedrug for me.. But I don't dump dirt or gravel or other stuff in the bed of my truck that I need to shovel out either.. I have a little 8' utility trailer (basically the same size is a full size truck bed) do that stuff with.. In all of the posts, no one really said what they normally load in the bed of their truck? If they did, I simply missed it.. So, for me the bed rug is great because I have a flip top tonneau and I load firewood and tools and stuff in there and the rug is nice 'cause it all just rides nice and quiet and is soft on the knees and does clean out pretty easy and a quick vacuum with a shop vac, it's brand new again.. Just the way I use mine.. The utility trailer is my messy truck bed for me.. :) Mitch
MitchF150 03/24/18 01:02pm Tow Vehicles
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