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RE: Swear my last question not. TT weight

Tow rating does not always equate to a travel trailer either... It also does not always equate to an enjoyable tow... Sure, it might be able to tow that much by the numbers... But, in reality, it's not gonna be enjoyable. My truck has a "tow rating" over #11,000... I'm towing a #5000 GVWR TT with it, but if I ever decide to get a bigger one, I'll stick to around #7500 GVWR.. Unlike Terryallen, I DO load my trailer to it's max, so I know that going in.. Like I'm going to tell my wife, "you have all this storage space, but you can't use it..".. Yeah, that's going to go over well, ha, ha! :) Plus, I tend to be the over packer on the truck side, so there you go right there.. Anyway, do what you feel you need to do... None of us is going to be towing your combo, nor buying it, so we really don't have anything to lose.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 08/17/17 10:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fridge normal?

Run it on propane.. I find mine cools much better, especially when it's hot out, on propane. Once I figured that out, I never run it on electric now.. Just what works for me.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 08/10/17 06:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: hot electric plug

Before your next outing, get a 50to 30 dog bone adapter. That's what I use when 50a is available... When it's not, and you only have the worn 30a plug, the adapter is of no use.. So, the suggestion to also use the 20a connection for things like the crock pot or hair driers, toasters, coffee makers, etc would be the next best thing to do.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 08/06/17 10:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Washington State parks over crowding

Both Oregon and Washington are suffering from the same three maladies: Cheap fuel is increasing elective driving, In migration is greatly increasing the amount of cars and other vehicles, political refusal to build additional roads. Ah but we're going to pay $53Billion for a toy train set. That will solve everything :R That I and Pierce County voted AGAINST, yet we are stuck with it and it will do absolutely nothing to ease our traffic issues... Not so sure about this whole "cheap gas" thing either... Sure, I guess it's better than the $4/gallon we endured back a few years ago, but gas is always my biggest expense just to go camping for a long weekend... Mitch
MitchF150 08/06/17 10:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Should I carry a dogbone adapter?

I do.
MitchF150 08/02/17 08:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black tank bound up.

What do you mean by "pump out"?? Don't you just hook the hose to it and open the valve and gravity takes over?? If you've just left it open the whole time you've been stationary, then it's just full of solids and that's your problem?? With an RV tank, you are supposed to keep the valve closed until it's full, and then open the valve. The liquid in the tank is what moves the solids out. If your solids are now dry... Well, you'll have to fill it up with water and let is soak for a bit.. Open the valve and see what comes out or not.. It ain't like a home sewer or even a home septic tank... Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 08/01/17 08:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Lesson Learned!!

I'm also a tank only user... I'm only a long weekend camper, so no big deal.. Been doing this for years and we go to a lot of campsites that have water hookups. I fill my 30 gallon tank with my water from home, that I know the quality of, and usually have water still in it. Works for me and since I have a 30 gallon black tank and a 30 gallon grey tank, I know they won't fill up, no matter how much water I use! Turn the pump off whenever we don't need water and that's what's worked for the past 10+ years I've been doing this. I've turned off a campers water when they had water flowing out of their rig and they were gone... I was just walking around the camp ground and saw it.. Knocked on their door, no answer.. So, just turned off the water. They came back about an hour later and wondered what happened. I came over and explained what I saw and what I did and they spent the rest of the day trying to clean it all up. The camp host had a wet/dry vac, so that really helped I'm sure.. I was already doing my tank only thing at that point, and that justified it even more.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 08/01/17 06:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: The new ST tires. Fact or fiction (marketing)

I found that just getting tires that far exceed your trailers weight ratings works good too... Actually, never had any issues with the OEM Goodyear Marathons LR B tires that came with my trailer brand new. (2002) Around 2009 got some Karrier tires from etrailer in load range D and still no issues.. I've added some weight to the trailer since 2002, so felt this was a good thing. Got another set of those Karrier tires from etrailer around 2015 and still doing well with them.. I don't need to go more than 65 mph, even thou I work and have limited time and all that other BS... How much time are you going to make up going 70-80-90 mph?? Couple of hours at best... Okay.. enjoy... :) Anyway, get whatever effing tires work for you and if you still blow them, something YOU are doing is causing it more than likely?? No idea really... Been reading these tire threads since 2002 and still LOL at them... ha, ha... Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 07/29/17 08:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: end of the beginning or begining of the end?

MitchF150 07/29/17 01:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2014 F150 4x4 CC, 5.5 bed/Ecoboost/1828lbs payload

My 97 F150 was "imported" from Canada for sale in the US. It had a normal speedo and the ODO was reset from KM to miles. Also, the DRL was disabled, or disconnected, because They didn't turn on automatically. At any rate, CarFax had the mileage as some 90,000 miles... Well, that was KM's! It had around 62,000 miles on the ODO when I bought it in 2001. At any rate, I had the import paper work and the state inspection paperwork that stated the ODO conversion was done, so not a big deal. Sounds pretty much like my truck, except mine is the SuperCab with the 6.5' bed. I've got #1900 payload, so pretty much the same deal. I bought mine brand new in Jan 2014 with 56 miles on it.. $38k out the door (sticker price was $43k) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 07/29/17 09:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Air bags or helper springs to a Max Trailering Package TV??

Have to agree with Bryan if that's the trailer you are towing with your truck... Add whatever you feel you need to, but that's a BA trailer! Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 07/27/17 07:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailers on the road today

If you pass me at 75+ mph, I just say thank you... Does not matter what you are driving... You'll be my "Rabbit" ahead of me, so you'll attract any LEO before they look at me... :) Mitch
MitchF150 07/26/17 11:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: About to take my FIRST trip. Please advise..

If you have never "RV'd" before, to take on this kind of trip with an older rig, I'd try staying in it AT HOME over a weekend and see how it goes first.. That's just to make sure you know how all the systems work.. Do you know how all the systems work?? Like how long you can go on a tank of fresh water, how much you can put down the toilet/sink? How the fridge works, how the hot water heater works, all without being hooked up to 120v power?? Your batteries will only last so long.. Even driving will charge the house batteries, sure... But they only have so many of hours of power.. Anyway, good luck! Been doing this RV thing for some time, and it takes some time to learn all the "tricks".. Mitch
MitchF150 07/26/17 11:05pm Beginning RVing
RE: Battery Disconnect Switch Installation - FAIL!

My battery disconnect is removing the battery from the trailer.. Unfortunately, when I keep a battery on my trailer while in storage... Parked next to my house, BTW... It grows legs and moves on... :( It's only happened ONCE, but that's enough to tell me where the times have come.. Anyway, sorry I can't answer your question.. Just had to vent a bit.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 07/26/17 10:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Towing With Toyota Tacoma 4 Liter 6 Cylinder

I've got a 3.5L V6 that's rated to tow #11,000.. What's the problem? ;) Mitch
MitchF150 07/26/17 10:39pm Towing
RE: WD dilemma. Cat scale weights.

To me, it's more of how comfortable of a tow it is at whatever setting you have it set at. Not what the scale says.. Sure, the scale weights tell you where you are at, weight wise, and a good thing to know, but when it comes down to it in the end, I just want a comfortable tow.. I played with the number of links on my rig the first year I towed the trailer.. This was back in 2002.. I got it dialed in to where I liked it near the end of 2003.. I did my adjustments with measurements more than weight.. Then I took it out and found what worked best actually towing it. I settled on 3 links 'hanging', but I only have 9 links total.. This is my old truck, but even with the 13, I have it setup the same and it tows great. Good luck! Mitch http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MitchF150/0f2fe999-3b8a-48e8-b36d-d5e17c343113_zps63b3af8c.jpg
MitchF150 07/26/17 10:21pm Towing
RE: Camplite

That's a bigger and heavier trailer than I tow with my F150... I'd tow that trailer with my F150 all day long.. Just wish I had it.. That's a nice trailer... But, might be a bit much for your Xterra... Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 07/25/17 08:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Air conditioner causing fridge temp to rise

Yeah, the door gaskets come to mind now... When you store the rig, do you leave the fridge doors open? It seems you are talking about the freezer, so if your freezer isn't getting cold, how cold is your actual fridge?? Mitch
MitchF150 07/25/17 08:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Big enough tow vehicle??

Keith, that's the route I would take too... That Tundra is a nice truck, but just not up to the task at hand IMO.. Especially if you intend to go to a 5ver.. A 3500 will give you more capacity and room to grow if that's the future plans. But, a 2500 will work within it's limits too.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 07/25/17 08:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Who drives? Him or her?

To add to my prior post, my wife can and likes to drive the truck on it's own.. She drives for hours at a time on long road trips with just the truck.. She likes driving it! But, it's mine. Ha, ha! Anyway, tried to get her to drive it with the trailer and she didn't want to.. Didn't press any farther with it.. I have had her do the hitch setup, so at least she knows how to do that if it comes down to it and she has said that she'll just do what she needs to do if it comes to it.... So there you go.. Mitch
MitchF150 07/25/17 08:09pm Travel Trailers
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