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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
RE: F150 Ecoboost Reliability

Not towing, I get the sticker mpg figures for my truck.. Towing, it's 10 mpgs. I'm supposed to get 13 city, 21 hwy 15 combined. That's pretty much what I get.. Yes, I'm going by the computer and it's not that far off from the fill ups. A couple of tenths either way for usually a 20+ gallon fill up (36 gallon tank). I know most of you only want "hand calculated" figures, so blast away, I don't care.. :) I round 'down' anyway.. ;) Mitch
MitchF150 04/12/16 08:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What have I gotten myself into? (long read, good story)

Dang.... Just jump into the RV game all in!! Way more trailer than I'd do with any truck that didn't have a full float rear axle.. But, the only way to find out what works for you is to hitch it up and see what it does.. I hope it all works out for you.. Nothing better than spending time with the family, and RVing is a great way to do it.. I grew up camping/RVing with my folks and continue that to this day. Mitch
MitchF150 04/09/16 09:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: F150 Ecoboost Reliability

My 13 Eco has been great. Not impressed with the Sync system, but it plays my USB iPod just fine, just none of the voice functions work on it... I'll take it into the dealer before the warranty is up on it, but mechanically and all the other things on it, it's been great. 30,000 miles on it now. I have changed the spark plugs in it already, but that was only because of how easy they are to do and reports that they do start to wear out and the gaps make a difference in it's performance.. (6 new Motorcraft plugs only cost $36 and they are a breeze to replace compared to the 5.4 plug changes in my old 97 F150!) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 04/09/16 12:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tonneau Covers

For me, the extang tilt type is great. Here is a pic of it on my old 97 F150. I was able to transfer it to my 13 F150, so all the better! http://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.f150online.com-vbulletin/637x480/80-picture_php_pictureid_61916_0b44ed8fb61196695ea83ca0afa071d58ae067aa.jpg I also have the BedRug in the 13 and the combo has been great! Here is the 13 with the cover closed. http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/2013F150003web_zps79c24cc6.jpg I can take the whole cover off in about 1 minute. Simply unsnap the gas struts, lift up the top and slid it out of the front hinge. You can also 'peel' the cover off the frame and roll it up. The support bars just slide in. Before this one, I had a non tilting cover, so you had to 'peel' the cover off each time, or open the tailgate and crawl in. Anyway, to date, I've not had to take it off and just tilting it works so well, I'll get another one if/when needed. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 04/08/16 11:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing MPG???

Try it without using CC and see if there is a difference in MPG's.. I know I don't get as good MPG using CC towing, especially in rolling hills and varying wind conditions.. I will use CC on flat, straight stretches of road with no wind, but normally, I let the left foot control it and I seem to do better mpg wise.. Mitch
MitchF150 04/04/16 11:42pm Towing
RE: Curt WD hitch setup

Ultimately, you want the finished, WD setup to have the trailer level, to a tad low up front. That's hard to determine with measuring unloaded heights, but that will get you close enough to get the initial setup done. Hitch it up, take it for a run and decide from there.. I towed my trailer for a whole season before I decided to lower my hitch head a notch. Towed much better after that. Not gonna happen on the first time for the most part... So, just gotta pick a setting and see how it works for you and adjust from there.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 04/04/16 11:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: fridge issue

check your burner.. Might not have a hot enough flame. What color is the flame when it's running? Should be mostly blue near the nozzle and only yellow on the tip. Mitch
MitchF150 04/04/16 10:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Towing a 2007 Lincoln Mark LT 4 Flat HELP!

Taken from a copy of the 2007 Lincoln Mark LT owners manual. RECREATIONAL TOWING Follow these guidelines if you have a need for recreational towing. An example of recreational towing would be towing your vehicle behind a motorhome. These guidelines are designed to ensure that your transmission is not damaged. Vehicles equipped with automatic transmission and 4x4 vehicles equipped with an electronic-shift transfer case: Release the parking brake. Turn the key in the ignition to the OFF position. Place the transmission in N (Neutral). Do not exceed a distance of 50 miles (80 km). Do not exceed 35 mph (56 km/h) vehicle speed. The vehicle must be towed in the forward position to ensure no damage is done to the internal transfer case components. If a distance of 50 miles (80 km) or a speed of 35 mph (56 km/h) must be exceeded, you must disconnect the front (4x4 only) and rear driveshafts. Ford recommends the driveshafts be removed/installed only by your authorized. Improper removal/installation of the driveshaft can cause transmission fluid or transfer case fluid loss, damage to the driveshaft and internal transmission and transfer case components. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 04/04/16 04:22pm Dinghy Towing
RE: You don't need a 3/4 ton truck to tow a trailer..

Yeah, I only linked this for reference to "how it used to be"... :) But, for those of us that lived thru this time and spent time traveling with our families and making memories, it seemed to always work out.. ;) I remember as a kid in the 70's, friends of my parents we camped with towing a 24' Aristacrat Lo-Liner travel trailer with a 66 Imperial with an "Eqaal-I-Zer" hitch and they did just fine with it.. They were in their 60's at the time too! Anyway, this youtube guy has a ton of fun stuff from back in the day and it's just nostalgic for me seeing them now. Mitch
MitchF150 03/19/16 04:13pm Tow Vehicles
You don't need a 3/4 ton truck to tow a trailer..

Check out this youtube vid from 1969 on Dodge/Chrysler station wagons... Fast forward to around 6:30 on the vid for the trailer towing reference.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpTG-lCJLm8 Mitch
MitchF150 03/19/16 03:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1999 Ford E350 timing belt replacement. ?

No worries on it at only 75k miles.. As was said, it's a chain and has self adjusters on it to compensate for any wear. You should be good for well over 200k miles unless some other catastrophic event occurs.. Now, you will want to change the plugs at around 100k miles, and you will need to make sure they are done right, or you could have a plug spit itself out... But, that's only if the plug change is not done correctly (proper torque on the plugs at time of change and NO ANTI SEIZE ON THE THREADS!) On my 97 F150 with a 5.4 in it (same modular engine design as the V10) I went over 225,000 miles on it and 2 plug changes (I did them myself) and never had any issues with it.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 03/19/16 03:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Do NOT be this guy---PIC

I guess he couldn't find the hole in the receiver bar He probably has his Nutz hanging from there... :)
MitchF150 03/19/16 02:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dodge 1/2 ton truck promo video from 1965

Nice additions guys! And I like my "man step"... :) Mitch
MitchF150 03/19/16 02:00pm Tow Vehicles
Dodge 1/2 ton truck promo video from 1965

Found this series on youtube... This just struck me as funny no matter what make of truck you like. Mitch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMCT5uZ09UQ
MitchF150 03/18/16 10:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Can I Tow This With My Truck?

You'll be maxed out with that combo IMO, just going by the numbers. Will you get down road with it? Sure.. How you feel while towing it is really up to you and what your towing expectations are. Pedal to the floor, winding the engine out over 4000 rpms, getting less than 10 mpg, feeling 32' of trailer behind you.. Are these conditions you expect, or will it concern you? Sounds like you've never towed before, so these things can be daunting to the nerves the first time you experience it.. I got lucky in my youth, I was exposed to driving and towing stuff before I even had a drivers license... Then, I worked construction in my 20's and drove and towed all sorts of overloaded and interesting combos all over the country. Anyway, you are going to get a lot of questions on "tow ratings" and "payload" and lots of other stuff about the vehicle.... None of that really matters until you know what it's like to tow in general.. I've seen people not be able to tow a simple utility trailer around the block without running it over every curb.. To those that towed way overloaded and did just fine.. ;) Good luck with it all! It'll be quite the experience no matter what! Mitch
MitchF150 03/17/16 10:37pm Travel Trailers
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