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RE: Covers. Pros and cons?

This is my old Prowler. It's parked next to the house and there are a lot of trees surrounding it. https://i.imgur.com/7JlDskFl.jpg I didn't cover it the first 2 years I owned it and I would end up having to wash it in the middle of winter and try to keep the roof clean.. Not fun... After getting the cover, it would be as clean as it was when I covered it in the Fall. I was able to trade in that Prowler for the Rockwood when it was about 16 years old and I got more than I ever thought I'd get for it! More than I thought I could get selling it on my own too! Anyway, I say it depends on where you park it and what conditions it's going to be under. Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 01/24/23 08:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2023 camping season

I wish MORE RV folks would 'cut back'.. ha, ha... That would make it easier to get reservations at the parks I want to go to.. I can't just pick up and go on a whim.. I do not wish to just "camp" in a parking lot type of park. I was paying $6/gallon gas last season, so I guess since eggs are now $3/dozen, I might just have to make smaller omelets on the Blackstone! :) Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 01/21/23 04:43pm RV Lifestyle
RE: time to replace brakes?

If you decide to change them out, just get the whole enchilada. Backing plate, magnet etc. They all come together, no springs etc. to screw with. Cut the brake wires, remove the bolts holding the backing plate and just put the new unit on. Check etrailer or another parts house. I think that's what he was talking about doing.. I just priced what mine cost me when I got my backing plates for my old Prowler. Dexter 10" #3500 axle was $40 each back in 2011 at etrailer. Today, the same units are $84 each... So, his $185/pair isn't too far off, as he must have a larger setup. Well, I just checked the pricing for my 2019 Rockwood Mini Lite.. They want $241 for the pair (left) and $241 for the pair (right).. Oh my! These are the Dexter self adjusting ones.. Maybe I can just get the shoes and just change those when the time comes. I know I'll probably have to do the magnet too, but dang! $$$$$ But, when a dozen eggs now costs over $3/dozen at Walmart I guess it's all in perspective.. :( Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 01/19/23 11:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Should I Buy The Dealer's Hitch

I'm an F150 tower, but I'm only towing about #7000. My F150 has a "tow rating" of #11,000.. It's MaxTow, has #7700 GVWR and #1900 payload according to the door jamb sticker. All fine and dandy, right.. Well, I've been towing stuff of different combinations since the mid 80's. At this point in my life, I like a nice comfy tow. Not a maxed out load that sure, all the bench numbers match up, but out on the open road with all the other Nuts out there... No thanks. :) If your new trailer "can be loaded" to #9000 GVWR, chances are, over time, you'll get that heavy. I know I'm at my trailers #7000 GVWR, as I pack heavy, carry all the water I want to and don't worry about it! :) I have just a simple WD hitch setup. Just a #1000 bar and chain setup. Dealer charged me $350 for it back in 2003 when I used it on my 1997 F150. I transferred that hitch to my 13 F150 and it's still just fine for my towing comfort. Anyway, I'd get the F250 for your choice of trailer and maybe get just a basic WD hitch setup. All those fancy and $$ hitches are all fine and dandy and have their purpose in life.. They give the owners of them a comfy tow and that's the main thing, as the point of getting out in an RV is to be relaxed and comfortable, right? Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 01/13/23 06:57pm Towing
RE: Armada to Pull 33' Lightweight TT

I don't recall you stating any of your vehicles weight ratings? It's not all just about the hp/tq of a vehicle. Sounds like you are going to have a full load of humans as well. No prior experience towing anything at your vehicles max ratings before and first time rv'er.. My 2013 F150 is what I feel is maxed out towing a #7000 26' TT. It can tow more, but I won't enjoy the tow if I did that. Right now, it's comfortable and there are only 2 of us in the cab. Lots to consider for sure.. I know when I was a kid, the last place I wanted to be while "camping" was in the trailer with mom and dad! :) I always put up my little pup tent or just plain slept outside.. Yes, I know that's not what is done these days, but there you go! Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 01/10/23 08:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: My fault

In my area its hard to get a spot if you don't reserve a site 9-12 months in advance Same here, at least for the WA State Parks we prefer to go to. To get a "choice" site, the max reserve time is 9 months, and it fills up fast if you are not on the site the moment it hits 7am on that 9 month lead day.. Sometimes, you have to reserve a few days ahead just to grab the site and then pay the cancel fee for the extra days you won't use... Covid was only an issue for the first month of May 2020 where they did cancel our 9 month old reservation.. I made the best of it and went someplace else, but we have been able to do our normal 5-6 long weekend trips a year since. We only go once a month during the summer, as it's expensive and still working, so there you go.. but those 4 day weekends once a month is nice! :) Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 01/08/23 04:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Slight mold smell in 5er ???

How are you storing it? Or is it in use at this time? I'm in WA State, so it's a bit wet up here.. :) I store my rig with an Adco cover on it and leave the vents cracked just a tad. I also keep a couple of driz-aire things in the rig and check them about every couple of weeks and they always have that gooey liquid in them and I refill and repeat. Never any moisture or mold in the rig. While in use, it'll get some condensation on the windows, but I still do keep the vents open a tad even if I need to run the heater. Key is letting the moist air out as much as you can. Or you have a leak that is not an obvious one... :) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 01/04/23 11:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Park pet peeves, Park owner’s turn

I guess that's why it's called "free enterprise". I either like or not like what you have to offer as a business and spend my time and money accordingly for anything I do, not just 'camping'. :) Pretty much if you don't like the rules, fees, amenities, then don't stay at that establishment. There will usually be something else down the road that might fit your needs, or maybe not?? Anyway, I've complained about stuff on this site before and basically got 'roasted' for it.. Never again! ha, ha!! Happy Camping! Mitch
MitchF150 01/04/23 10:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: inverter question

Kinda confused on your question, but that's not unusual for me.. :) If you are plugged in and it's sending some charge to the battery (any style of battery), won't that keep it 'warm' or at least a steady 13+v, even on "float"? If you not plugged in, then just remove the battery and there should be no power to the rig at all, correct? Anyway, good luck with whatever you end up doing! :) Mitch
MitchF150 12/20/22 09:01am Truck Campers
RE: Andersen WD hitch thoughts?

What problem are you trying to fix? "The hitch head is heavy, have to store the bars, etc." The Anderson uses chains instead of bars and the hitch head is like a standard drop hitch, except it has the extra stuff for the sway control built in. I don't have any experience with them, so can't comment on that part. I'm just a WD bar type of hitch, so just deal with the bars and the hitch head.. Mitch
MitchF150 12/03/22 08:14am Towing
RE: Montana LLC to save on sales tax

Wouldn't you also now be required to submit an additional tax return for the LLC? How are you going to show any sale receipts or whatever else the IRS might check for even if you report losses every year? Seems too fishy to me to try to get out of paying sales/registration taxes which you can of course do, but just not as easy as it was a decade ago.. I think some other high figure person has tried to hide his taxes too.... :) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/25/22 09:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Montana LLC to save on sales tax

If I were to want to do something like that to avoid such a thing, I'd start with a simple google search with something like "how to setup llc in montana" You should get lots of results with lots of advice from there.. I'd also guess that if this were something that was a common thing to do, we'd all be doing it... :) Anyway, good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/24/22 04:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing with lifted truck; need assistance

If going strictly by the numbers, you have even less payload with the mods done to the truck.. Those bigger tires weigh more than the OEM ones. The lift kit has added additional weight as well.. If I had to guess, I'd say you are probably around the #1900 payload now. (with the #10,000 GVWR you subtract the actual weight of the truck as it sits right now to come up with a new payload #) My F150 has a #1900 payload rating! But, your 2500 Ram is still a much more HD truck than mine, so you can get away with going over payload if you wish... But, that's up to you to decide by how much.. :) You'll have to settle for a TT for the reasons given above, but it's still not gonna be a 'hitch it up and go' kinda deal.. You'll really need to adjust your driving and learn how the combo reacts with each other and go from there.. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 11/20/22 08:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck starts on its own

I've got remote start on my Ford Escape. You have to hit the lock button first, then the start button 2 times within a few seconds for it to start. I'm not sure on it's range yet? Have not tested that. But, one time I looked at my driveway camera and the back hatch was open. I did have the key fob in my pocket, but you have to hit that button 2 times too? So, dunno... Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/19/22 07:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Internet RV Prices Today

No idea what the "MSRP" for an RV means?? It does seem to be some made up number so that they can then say "35% off MSRP!!"... Of course the dealer still has to make a few bucks on any deal they make.. Just as the manufacturer has to make a few bucks on any deal they make. That seems to be the 'game' of it all.. You want the best price and the dealer will either let you walk or not. I compared prices and found the rig I wanted back in 2019 for the price I was willing to pay for it.. I think I can still get that same price I paid for it back then if I were to sell it now.. But, then to replace it, I would be paying a lot more. Just like my house.. I can sell it now for a lot more then I paid for it back in 1998.. It's actually paid off now too! :) But, to get into anything even close to what I have now I'd be back to a having a mortgage again! Anyway, buy what you want when you want it, as the prices are not going to get cheaper the longer you wait these days... Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/18/22 09:21am General RVing Issues
RE: General / Specific RV Question

A quick Google search shows that model with "Zone" "A" or "B" buttons. One of them 'should be' for the interior speaker(s) and the other for outside. You should be able to toggle between A and B separately or even both at the same time. At least that's how my Furrion unit works.. It's not that model, as it does not have the built in DVD player, but has zone buttons and outside speakers. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 11/14/22 11:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Chew on this.

I've noticed the RV lots filling up with inventory.. Also seeing more trucks and suv's on the car lots now too.. So seems that the trend has shifted for sure. It costs me on average around $300 in gas just for a local camping trip that's about 4 hours away. About $100 more than it used to cost even just last year. I've used the F150 as a daily driver all the way up to around June of this year.. Picked up a 2014 Ford Escape for the daily grind now and the F150 is in the garage now.. Just paid off the mortgage this month and the trailer will get paid off soon too.. All other vehicles are paid for, so no new ones planned for some time, that's for sure!! I've have whatever breaks FIXED even if it's a whole new engine/tranny deal... Mitch
MitchF150 11/12/22 08:40am General RVing Issues
RE: DIY 50 amp to 20 amp pigtail

You can buy what you need off the shelf. Get a 50a-30a adapter. Then get a 30a-20a adapter. People do this all the time when plugging in their 30 or 20a only rigs.. Difference is that the rigs themselves will have their own 30-20a breaker, so it's still protected to that amount. If you just plug right into the adapter with the 600w heater, it'll still be connected to the 50a breaker. It'll work just fine, just not pop until it exceeds the 50a breaker if something grounds out for some reason. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/07/22 08:34am Tech Issues
RE: JT's Strong Arm Travel Trailer Stabilizer Kit

This is how I installed mine up front. It did have a steel cross piece, so install was easy peasy. https://i.imgur.com/Nj7HWMDl.jpg I did the same for the rear, but put the front/back bars on the rear, as it was a better fit to do it that way. https://i.imgur.com/n6kRRu3l.jpg Overall, these have made all the difference in stabilizing the rig when setup in camp. So glad I got them. Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 10/28/22 09:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer Brakes HOT after adjustment

I tested brakes by driving around under tow for approx. 5-10 miles braking hard and also using my Tekonsha brake lever to brake hard (not at the same time). I did hard braking doing 30-40mph. I did this to adjust my Tekonsha gain setting and to be sure brakes did not lock up on a hard stop. After the drive, I pulled over near my home and went back to touch brake drums. They were very hot to the touch...all 4. I know if I did this with mine, they would all be hot? If you drive around without hitting the brakes that much or hard on the trailer, how hot are then then? Unless I missed something in your post? Mitch
MitchF150 10/11/22 09:01am Travel Trailers
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