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RE: Pulling with 1/2 ton

I'm towing this with my F150. It's #7000 GVWR and has a dry weight figure too, but it's not dry anymore and I figure it weighs every bit of it's GVWR the way I load it for travel.. It's a Rockwood 2511 "Mini Lite" (ha, ha) it ain't "Lite" at all! https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzl.jpg?1 I do fine with it, but would not want to go any heavier.. Do all the math you want, but in the end, it's how you load it and what it weighs after all you load or do not load in it. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 09/10/19 12:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Clearance lights not working

Check your ground wire on the camper.. I have always found with 12v lights not working, it's usually the ground.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 09/01/19 11:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Looking for replacement AM/FM/CD unit

This is what I did to replace the old unit in my old 2003 Prowler. It's just a regular automotive stereo, but it has better sound, features and while this was done about 10 years ago, it worked great for local AM/FM radio but would connect to my iPod if no radio and it did have a decent CD player, for those that still have a collection of CD's like I do :) (well, I do have my entire CD collection on my iPod, so that's all I really need..) I built the box to fit the big hole and hold the stereo and just spliced the wires for the power and speakers. You do have to wire the power wires together so you don't lose any presets you have while connected.. Just like in a vehicle.. Meaning, you have to wire in the power wire when you turn the ignition off, the radio still gets power to hold your presets. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/cdabkb0l.jpg
MitchF150 09/01/19 10:57pm Technology Corner
RE: Cracked Rim-what now?

Not any help, but yeah, I've got the fancy aluminum wheels on the rig and the spare is just a steel white spoke wheel.. Same tire as the rest, but not the same wheel! Dunno what I would do to replace a wheel on my rig? I think mine are kinda standard 5 spoke aluminum wheels so might not be as specific as yours.. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/PiifwPel.jpg
MitchF150 09/01/19 10:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Gonna have to change my signature picture..

Thanks Bob and Kip. Yes, those chairs are great and over 10 years old! Have had to re-string them once already, but the frames and padding are still going strong! Mitch
MitchF150 08/30/19 05:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: How to deal with grease on ball of receiver

I pull the hitch head and lock it into the trailer tongue. Problem solved and no busted skin on the shines or grease on the legs.. :) Mitch
MitchF150 08/28/19 10:39pm Towing
RE: Gonna have to change my signature picture..

Well, finally got the new rig out and camped in it.. Here are some pics of it setup in camp. Had a great time and towed great. Rock solid and could feel the added weight, but no issues with power at all. Mitch https://i.imgur.com/JliAXtNl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/paGbfhYl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/1ZPvhZRl.jpg
MitchF150 08/28/19 10:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Any Advice on buying a used 2012 Silverback 33REA?

For a 7 year old rig to have that kind of damage would concern me.. I just traded my 16 year old Prowler and it has never leaked and actually cleaned up better than I thought and I got way more on trade then I thought I'd get on top of that.. Anyway, unless you are willing to take on the repairs yourself, hope you can get it for a price that will allow you to put a lot of time and money into it to fix it right.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 08/19/19 06:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Puma TT Purchase with problems

yeah, I just got my brand new Rockwood and while parked on the side of the house, I turned on all the mechanicals and all worked great, except for the fridge... It cools down just fine.. it's just when it reaches it's temp and cycles off, it does not turn back on and sets the "check" light.. Does this on either gas or electric.. Turn the fridge 'off' and then 'on' again and it'll cool down to set temp and cycle off and the check light comes on.. Everything else I spent at least an hour going over before even agreeing to the deal and another hour during the PDI and all seemed fine that way.. They did not have the fridge turned on during the PDI, so no way to know that.. It goes back this Friday, so hopefully, it's just the board and a simple fix.. Other than that, very happy with the new rig and I know it'll get fixed, just a bummer right out the gate, so I know how you are feeling OP.. Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 08/14/19 10:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: need a trailer that is low to the ground

Really, there are no 'new' manufactures that produce "low profile" TT's.. Back in the 70's, 80's, they made "one step" trailers.. but, these days, it's at least 3 to 4 steps to get into any RV.. I remember our family's 1977 Taurus TT that had a one step entry.. Then in the 90's, it grew to 2 steps and now you need a dang ladder to get into these rigs! Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 08/11/19 06:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: New to RVing.....please help

What is your past "camping" experience? Starting off with a 31' TT without knowing what any of that stuff is, kinda... Well... I don't know! Great advise from everyone so far and telling you what you showed in the pics are, so I guess you just have to take the bull by the horns and take the thing out and go from there? No one or any youtube vid is gonna show you how to use your rig over the interweb, so I'd say, try camping in it in your driveway, if that's where it is now, and go from there.. We all had to learn along the way.. Some of us were lucky enough to learn as a kid and grow up with this stuff, but other's just want to jump into the deep end and enjoy, but do just fine! ha, ha... Not sure where you fall in there, but just so you know, I've been RV'g since I was a kid and just got a new 2019 Rockwood 2511 travel trailer and it's all new to me too!! Gonna have a huge learning curve on this rig myself, and I consider myself a "seasoned" Rv'er.. ha, ha!! Good luck, as we all start and end somewhere! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzh.jpg?1
MitchF150 08/11/19 06:20pm Travel Trailers
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MitchF150 08/10/19 04:52pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Extended warranty

Just bought a new 2019 TT.. Great! But what is it? I assume you got a good "last year" model price that cinched the deal? Yes I did.. It's a Rockwood 2511S. I posted it here a few days ago. https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29935138/gotomsg/29942157.cfm#29942157 As far as the deal goes, for me, it was a great deal, but I'm sure someone would say they could get a better deal.. ha, ha.. In the end, I'm happy and I'm paying the bill, so that's all that counts! :) I got more than triple the amount on my trade in alone than I thought I would get, so that all by itself made it a great deal! Now, I don't have to have total strangers call me and arrange for a visit to my house to look at my trailer and know where I live.. Lets just say I thought I'd only get around 2 grand trade for it... In the end, it's parked next to my house right now, and for an old fart, I feel like a teenager getting the keys to the family car for the first time again! Mitch
MitchF150 08/06/19 11:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Which dash cam to buy??

Not really. That's about the same view I get from my own eyes driving the truck, so unless you mount something on the very front of the truck, I don't think you'll get any more coverage? Mitch
MitchF150 08/06/19 09:27pm Technology Corner
RE: Which dash cam to buy??

this is what my dash cam caught when I had to avoid an object falling out of a truck in front of me.. Oh, I WAS towing my #5000 TT at the time too.. I had time to check the mirrors to see that the right lane was clear, so no incident happened. This is a VAVA dash cam.. Other than that, it's what I have and I have gotten lots of other clips and stills of things over it's time and works well for me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0EVPUxxMaA This clip was just driving to work one day... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahqCMfufoU4 Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 08/06/19 09:09pm Technology Corner
RE: Extended warranty

Just bought a new 2019 TT after 16 years of owning my first brand new one.. Was offered the 7 yr extended warranty for $1500 on both units.. I declined at the time of signing the paperwork both times, but asked if I could buy later on and they said yes for up to 10 months after.. Figure I'll see what the first 6 or so months shows and go from there. (never would have used it on the old 2003 Prowler, as it's been a great rig.. Jury is still out on the 2019 Rockwood!) But, in the end, it's up to you to determine what works best for YOU.. In the end, I'd rather have zero issues with any product I buy and if I did buy the extended warranty, and I had no issues, then at least I didn't have to deal with all the hassles of dealing with warranty issues! The pay off is whatever you feel was worth the cost.. If you have a TON of issues and have to take the rig in every other day for warranty work, sure.. You got your monies worth on the warranty... But, in the end, you have a POS rig that you have to deal with all that warranty work with.. Or, you pay for the X warranty.. You never have to make a claim... Humm... Peace of mind over having to deal with a POS rig??? Your choice... Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 08/06/19 08:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Chrome vs IE vs Edge

For me, Edge is no good.. I'll use Chrome over IE, but sometimes IE does work better for whatever reason.. Just my experience with it.. Good Luck! Mitch
MitchF150 08/06/19 07:53pm Technology Corner
RE: Gonna have to change my signature picture..

Thanks MFL.. Have had 30a hookup since the old 2003! So all good there. Needed it too, because it's HOT for us here in the NW of Wa state! :) I played with it for about 5 hours on Saturday, just getting all the stuff unpacked and checking the mechanical's. Today, (Sunday) the wife and I got up at 6am and started doing all the stuff we talked about and added/subtracted stuff, but mostly added stuff!! I don't care what anybody says.. You will always pack way more stuff than you think you need, but in the end, as long as you have what you want, it's all good. :) Besides, who is going to tell the wife, "you can't put anything in all that storage space..." ha, ha! https://i.imgur.com/PiifwPeb.jpg https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzb.jpg https://i.imgur.com/WMa83Aab.jpg https://i.imgur.com/osScduwb.jpg Already have drilled holes, added sliding drawers, shelves.. Too much fun to start with a fresh canvas again! Thanks, Mitch PS.. Sorry for the small pics, but when I uploaded the originals, it was too big and I know folks don't like that either....
MitchF150 08/04/19 08:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Replacing all my bulbs with LEDs

I replaced all my 1156 bulbs with some LED ones from Amazon with a 20 pack that cost about $20.. This was just the interior lights, but all work great wish I had done it sooner, because this trailer is going away tomorrow... Only had the LED's for this year, but they work great. Mitch
MitchF150 08/02/19 10:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gonna have to change my signature picture..

Tomorrow is the big day to pick the new trailer up! Can't believe I'm so excited about this! Feels like when I was a kid on Christmas Eve! ha, ha! It's only my second trailer I've ever owned in some 16 years, so I guess there is still some 'kid' in me after all.. :) Mitch
MitchF150 08/02/19 08:51pm Travel Trailers
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