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RE: Oregon "CARRY CHAINS" requirement ?

Well, Oregon won't even let you pump your own gas, so there you go...
MitchF150 03/23/17 12:09am Roads and Routes
RE: Most RV friendly Cities and States

Wherever you are at the time and if it's not enjoyable, go someplace else.. Mtich
MitchF150 03/22/17 11:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: How can WE control what we see?

I LMAO on a lot of members postings every time I read them, and that's usually very often! I can choose which posts I want to read or not, and I know the members that cause me a lot of entertainment or not.. I'm sure I'm one of them myself to other members... I've been here a long time and have posted my share of "opinions"... ;) Anyway, do what you need to do to enjoy this site.. RVing is a very subjective thing and not everyone does it the same way "you" do.. Happy Camping! Mitch
MitchF150 03/22/17 11:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Blowout issues

Think about what happens to dual axle trailer tires when they are subjected to curves and backing up and such.. Ever notice how much flex goes on with the tires on a sharp curve or backing up tight? They twist and get all out of shape in so many ways.. Why do you get a blister on your foot or hand or finger doing out of the ordinary things?? Anyway, no idea where that comparison came out, but I've not had a "blow out" on any tire I've owned on my RV or vehicle.. Sure, I've run over things that caused the air to go out of the tire, but never an all out blow out.. Guess I've been lucky all this time? Over 30 years of towing stuff from coast to coast too.. Mitch
MitchF150 03/22/17 11:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric fireplace

Nice job. Looks great. I'd be very proud of that. Mitch
MitchF150 03/22/17 09:57pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Downsizing Our Trailer & Tow Vehicle

I really like my tow combo. I use my truck as a daily driver and really like it for that too. Each to their own. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 03/19/17 02:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Travel trailer hitch

I grease the ball for the TT. I don't grease the one I use for my utility trailer.. Only because the TT weighs a lot more and the utility trailer does not. I pull the hitch head out of the truck when not it use, so no big deal, and it's a lot quieter and probably saving the ball from wear. Just what I do.. No idea if needed or not, but works for me. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 03/19/17 01:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best place to buy tires ?

Les Schwab. Mitch
MitchF150 03/15/17 09:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer Brake / Brake Controller Question

What good reason is there for being able to lock up the trailer brakes?? So, you get jerked every time you hit the brakes? With my Prodigy, I never WANTED it to lock up my trailer brakes.. That's why I got rid of the old POS controller I had before it.. It did lock up the brakes and it really SUCKED. Now that I have the integrated braking system on my new F150, it don't lock up the trailer brakes either... It's so much better than the old Prodigy too! Anyway, as long as the brakes engage and slow you down when being applied manually, that's all you need. But, each to their own.. Do whatever works best for you. Good luck! Mitch Trailer brake lockup is a simple foolproof way of knowing the brakes are properly adjusted. So is just hitting the manual brake and feeling that they engage and are working... I don't need, or want them to lockup the moment I manually hit the lever.. Also, I'm not going more than a few miles an hour as I'm heading out when I test them. I guess each to their own.. Lock 'em up if that what works for you.. I adjust my brakes every year, so I'm good.. :) Mitch
MitchF150 03/12/17 08:12pm Towing
RE: Which propane tank are these? Need to replace.

It's actually 12 years for a tank cert as far as I know... Mitch DOT Certification Requirement for portable propane cylinders WAS 12 yrs after date of mfg as stamped on collar That requirement was modified as of Jan 23, 2017 12 yr certification was changed to 10 yrs 5 yr 'Visual Inspection' still 5 yr 7 yr 'Proof Pressure Testing' increased to 10 yr 12 yr 'Volumetric Expansion Testing' lowered to 10 yrs Info is slow to update....SOME Bulk Vendors have new regs. Some mom/pop outfits still using 12yr LPGA Magazine BP News DOT Thanks OB. I didn't know that so good to know! Guess I'll be visiting the exchange stations a bit sooner! Mitch
MitchF150 03/12/17 08:09pm Beginning RVing
RE: Beginner sewer question.

So I'm suppose to get out there and just wing it? lol. I'd like to at least have an idea of what I'm dealing with prior to a trip Well, yes... That's how we all figured it out... How do we know what your potty and other water usage habits are? ;) I know you don't know the size of your tanks, but they should be around 30 gallons at least each and then you just have to know how long you can go with your water usage you can go before dumping. No other way around it.. Some can go for a week or more. Some can't even go a day.. You probably fall someplace in between? Good luck!
MitchF150 03/12/17 08:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Newbie with questions on Escalade TV

I'll bet you are looking at the "dry" weights of these trailers... Then comparing it to the "tow rating" of your truck, right? Two little kids always tend to grow into two heavier kids and then they want to bring along friends! Your Escalade is a pretty much "loaded" vehicle, so it's payload is reduced because of that. Look at the payload sticker and that's a start.. As was said, look for "dry" weight trailer in the #4000 to a max of #5000 and you'll be better off than the ones with "dry" weights of over #6000.. Sure, they will be smaller trailers, but you got what you got and you can't change that unless you get a bigger rig.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 03/12/17 02:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer Brake / Brake Controller Question

What good reason is there for being able to lock up the trailer brakes?? So, you get jerked every time you hit the brakes? With my Prodigy, I never WANTED it to lock up my trailer brakes.. That's why I got rid of the old POS controller I had before it.. It did lock up the brakes and it really SUCKED. Now that I have the integrated braking system on my new F150, it don't lock up the trailer brakes either... It's so much better than the old Prodigy too! Anyway, as long as the brakes engage and slow you down when being applied manually, that's all you need. But, each to their own.. Do whatever works best for you. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 03/12/17 02:11pm Towing
RE: Which propane tank are these? Need to replace.

It's actually 12 years for a tank cert as far as I know... I have had a tank valve leak if it was not closed 100 percent or opened 100 percent. If you only open the valve a couple of turns, it 'could' leak.. I'm not sure how a propane hose gets "clogged"?? I'm still on my original 15 year old hoses and regulator on my rig and they are just fine. I've replaced several tanks over the years, but mine are only the little #20 or the standard BBQ tanks.. I do the exchange station swap when on of my tanks is getting too old.. I just swap for a new partially filled tank for $20 and I'm good for another 12 years and I just refill as needed. Anyway, you can get those existing tanks recertified or spend a lot of $$ to buy new ones. Your choice. Personally, I'd just switch to a pair of #20 ones and call it good.. Unless you need the capacity of those larger tanks for long trips at a time, there is no reason for the extra capacity, unless you just never check them between trips.. Anyway, good luck! We all do what works best for us, so this is just what I would do with the way I camp. Mitch
MitchF150 03/12/17 01:58pm Beginning RVing
RE: Beginner sewer question.

I never even hook up my sewer hose until I need to actually dump.. I come in on Friday and I only hook up my hose and dump on Monday morning when I leave.. I don't use all that much water in the trailer anyway, so it's not that big of a deal. For those that take 10 showers a day, well, you gonna need to dump the grey tank more often.. ;) Different strokes for different folks.. Do whatever works best for ya! Happy Camping! Mitch
MitchF150 03/12/17 01:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: advice on roof maintenance

If that's a rubber roof, you really don't want to use a pressure washer on it anyway.. Regardless of the sealant used or the surface cracks on it.. Would you put your hand under a pressure washer nozzle? The thin rubber isn't much stronger than your skin, except it'll handle UV rays a lot better.. ;) All I do with my rubber roof is get up there with some car wash soap, water and a soft scrub brush that I use to wash all my other vehicles, to clean off the surface dirt on the roof and be done.. Been doing that since 2003 with mine. I wouldn't even think of using my pressure washer on it.. Good luck with whatever you decide to do. What I don't like with that "caulk" job is all the "pools" it makes between the joints, but I guess there is not much you can do about that now? Mitch
MitchF150 03/11/17 06:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tire questions

Those must be some pretty cheap aluminum wheels?? My little cheap 13" steel spoke wheels came with Load Range D tires rated to 65 psi... I run them at 65 psi and no worries. I'd be more concerned over the LOAD RATING of the wheel and not the PSI rating? If the wheel isn't rated for more than 60 psi, it's LOAD RATING must be pretty low too?? Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 03/11/17 06:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Jacking up a TT

I've been told this is the wrong way to jack up a trailer.. http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/brakes2.jpg Since I have torsion suspension, I don't really have an "axle" to jack up on.. I guess it could be said that I should put a small board between the frame and the bottle jack? Maybe, but that gets hard to do with both tires in place. Anyway, to each their own. Do whatever works best for you in your situation. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 03/10/17 02:04pm Tech Issues
RE: New to the rv world

I appreciate that Kewikids.. You got great info from everyone and in the end that's what matters. Safe travels. Mitch
MitchF150 03/05/17 08:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: New to the rv world

The OP is not asking what his Tundra can tow... Geez people, give it a break. Better YOU give it a break. :R This is the time of year when newbies begin popping up everywhere, almost all with same idea - Yep, I'm in the wrong here... Opinions are free... Common sense is earned... Enjoy. Mitch
MitchF150 03/05/17 07:05pm Travel Trailers
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