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RE: Buying 2019 RAM 3500 DRW - discount expectations?

Maybe if the truck is still around sometime in late January 2020? Or, if the dealer is still making money on the deal? Or, just offer them some price and see what they say? 14% ain't bad and the dealer has to pay his bills too, so it ain't charity either.. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 12/02/19 11:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2 gens of truck campers

I remember logging a lot of miles as a kid in the overhead! We only had an 8' camper. Ice box fridge, hand pump sink, no bathroom, no hot water, no holding tank, a propane light and some 12v lights, but it was still better than the old tent we used to use! I don't have any scanned pics of it, but it was doing okay with the new 1971 F250 Camper Special Dad had.. When we moved up to a travel trailer, we had a little slide in camper with no overhead bunk, but side bunks and an ice box and a table in the middle. Sister and I traveled a lot of miles in the back of that too.. Up thru my early teens. Anyway, those were the days and didn't know what the seat belts were for until round the mid/late 80's or so when it started to become "law"... ha, ha... Thanks for the flash back mike/kellie! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 12/02/19 09:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Do you have a bed liner?

I have a bed rug and a flip top soft tonneau cover. Works great for me. I load the bed with camping stuff and other stuff that comes in handy.. I don't use it for hauling dirt or wood or anything.. I have a little 8' utility trailer for that kind of stuff. Anyway, bed rug fits the bill for me. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/26/19 08:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RVND 7710 GPS No More Maps

I've got the lifetime sub on my Garmin which covers any Garmin model I might have. So far, I'm still using my old Nuvi 265 that I don't know how old it is, but it's OLD... Battery does not hold a charge anymore, but it does what I need it to do when I need it. If I get another Garmin, I can just "add new device" to my Garmin Express and it'll update under the same lifetime sub. Think I paid around $100 for it way back when.. I just updated it yesterday. Pretty cool deal. I use Rand McNally road maps and Atlas for my backup and love them for that. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 11/24/19 11:51am Technology Corner
RE: RV Covers Experiences

I have used an Adco cover... it's "ok" what I don't like about mine is that its is not water proof.. its water resistant, so if it gets wet and something touches it... oh like THE ROOF of the RV. It's like a tent... it let's water thru... I now use a used Billboard Tarp that you can buy online, completely waterproof and super tough. I'm still thinking about building a RV carport... just have to check local building codes, etc... If it was the "breathable" kind of cover, it's not supposed to be "waterproof"... The point of a breathable cover is to let the RV breath underneath it so it does not turn into a hunk of mold.. ;) I've used ADCO covers since around 2005. I covered my 2003 Prowler with one and it lasted about 10 years being parked under trees all winter. The thing was green with moss on the roof and black streaks on the sides and I finally replaced it in 2015.. All the while, it would get wet, but it kept all the tree **** off of it and it would dry in a matter of hours after a total downpour. I traded that old Prowler to the dealer I got my new TT from in July of this year and they gave me $6500 for it.. I paid $14,000 out the door with it in 2003. They sold it for $7000 about a week later.. Anyway, I have an ADCO cover on my new 2019 TT and it's still parked under the same trees as the Prowler. It's already got a load of tree **** on it and doing it's job! It's the Designer Series Aqua Shed model. Works for me. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 11/23/19 05:14pm Beginning RVing
RE: 2019 Toyota RAV4 FWD

That manual is nuts!!! It shows with 2wd you can tow behind an RV with the rear on a dolly and the front on the ground on page 193. Then on page 194 it says to not tow an AWD with any wheels on the ground, yet they show a pic with an "RV" using a dolly with the rear end on it and the front wheels on the ground with NO red circle??? So what is it? Go to page 615 about the "emergency" section and they show and say different things??? So, yes, I would have no idea what to do either? Been looking at the **** manual for 15 minutes now and still can't figure it out! In the end, I'd just not figure on being about to tow a RAV4 with any wheels on the ground... My wife has a 2003 RAV4 4wd and the manual (which is only 271 pages total) clearly shows that you can't tow it with any wheels on the ground.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/17/19 06:34pm Dinghy Towing
RE: New Ford 7.3 V8

If you mean like the "FE" series or "385" or even the "Triton" series, I don't think it's even close to those.. Here is a quick Google lookup right from the Ford.com site. All-new 7.3-liter engine in Super Duty pickup cranks out best-in-class gas V8 output of 430 horsepower and best-in-class gas torque of 475 ft.-lb. The 7.3-liter engine is paired with the all-new 10-speed heavy-duty TorqShift® transmission on Super Duty pickups and is designed for robust power, long-term durability and ease of service that truck owners demand in both personal and business applications Windsor-built engine will be an option on 2020 F-Series Super Duty pickup, standard on F-550, F-600, F-650 and F-750 Medium Duty trucks and E-Series, as well as F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 1, 2019 – Ford F-Series, America’s best-selling truck for 42 years, is once again raising the bar for capability with its all-new 7.3-liter V8 gasoline engine. The 7.3-liter engine in Super Duty pickup cranks out best-in-class gas V8 output of 430 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and best-in-class torque of 475 ft.-lb. at 4,000 rpm. No other competitor provides such a powerful and advanced gasoline engine in such a broad range of offerings – from Class 2 Super Duty pickups through Class 7 commercial trucks. “The 7.3-liter is designed for maximum durability in the harshest environments given that our customers live and work in these conditions every day,” said Joel Beltramo, Ford manager for gas V8 engines. “This engine has the largest displacement in its class and is designed to provide benefits in key areas like power, durability, ease of maintenance and total operating costs.” Based on decades of commercial engine experience, the 7.3-liter V8 delivers class-leading performance in a compact package. The 7.3-liter V8 features an overhead valve architecture that generates power low in the rev range to help get heavier loads moving sooner and with greater confidence. It also features a variable-displacement oil pump, extra-large main bearings, forged steel crankshaft for durability, and piston cooling jets to help manage temperatures under heavy load. The all-new 7.3-liter will be available first in Super Duty F-250 and F-350 pickup models. It joins the 6.2-liter V8 gas engine in Super Duty’s lineup, along with the upgraded third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel V8. Additional power and capability numbers, including Super Duty towing and payload ratings as well as power numbers for the upgraded 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel will be announced later this year. A dyno-certified version of the 7.3-liter V8 producing 350 horsepower at 3,900 rpm and 468 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,900 rpm will be standard on F-450 chassis cab, F-550, the new F-600, F-650 and F-750 Medium Duty trucks, and F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis models. The upgraded E-Series will also feature the 7.3-liter V8. An optional calibration intended to help customers reduce their fuel consumption will also be offered; more information will be made available at a later date. For F-250 through F-600 models the 7.3-liter engine is paired with the all-new Ford-designed and Ford-built 10-speed heavy-duty TorqShift® automatic transmission. All other commercial models retain the TorqShift® heavy-duty 6-speed automatic transmission. Mitch
MitchF150 11/10/19 05:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: extension cord length

Thing to do is turn all other electric off and then check what your voltage is at any plug. Then run the AC and then check the voltage at any plug. Even at 50', I bet you drop below 108v... While the AC is running, that low of voltage isn't doing your motor any favors, so... For running anything else in the rig, you should be fine. It's the AC that will always tax the system to it's max, so gotta decide what you need to run and go from there. I installed a dedicated 30a RV plug because when I ran my AC, it dropped my voltage to around 108v with only a 25' cheapie extension cord. Sure, I could have gotten a better cord, but decided to just go with the 30a setup.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/09/19 01:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Running Lights Trouble

Check the ground wire(s) for the red running lights.. If you have power to the fronts, then you are getting power to that at the plug.
MitchF150 11/09/19 01:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Extended Warrantee?

12 year note on a 2015 trailer?? Wow... I just bought a brand new 2019 and have a 72 month (6 years) note on it.. Plan on paying off early anyway, so no big deal. I was offered the extended warranty too for about 2k for 5 years I think? Declined for now, but can buy it within 9 months.. Probably won't do it.. It's got a factory 1 year so will go thru that and go from there.. but, as was said, some come out ahead, but then they had to make some claims and deal with all of that, so did you really come out ahead?? In the end, whatever lets you sleep at night and not worry about it, there you go.. I'd be awake more for that 12 year note on it! ha, ha.. :) Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 11/06/19 08:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fresh water tank under camper-Camping in colder weather.

I have never had an RV that didn't have a drain valve for the fresh water tank. If the tank is exposed under the trailer, there could be just a plug in a corner of the tank that needs to be removed to drain it. On my new 2019 Forest River 2511S it has an enclosed bottom, so no tanks are exposed, but there is a simple drain valve on it that you have to reach under the side on to get to it. It also has electric 'tank heaters' on it. Not sure if it includes the fresh water tank, but I think it does.. I really won't have any need for it, as I drain my tanks and don't camp in freezing weather... :) Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 11/05/19 11:00pm Beginning RVing
RE: I take back all the good stuff I've said about Les Schwabs!

Yeah, I went away from LS for the first time in over 25 years of going to them for a new set of tires on my F150.. Been paying around $1200 for a set of tires for my truck over the years for some reason... Nothing special, just some AT tires... I asked about the Toyo's and I guess they are moving away from that and they quoted me around $1400 for a set of whatever they replaced them with. This is only for an F150, so not even LT tires.. They are XL rated ones.. Wife goes in to get her LS tires rotated.. They rotate them and then give her a quote for new shocks and struts for her 2003 Rav4... We had those done by LS about 4-5 years ago... They are not even close to needing to be replaced.. Her car does maybe 5000 miles a year.. Plus, I think they have a "lifetime warranty" on the ones they already installed?? Anyway, went to Discount Tire and have a set of really nice Pathfinder AT tires with full warranty out the door for $875.. There are a lot more DT stores around than LS stores from what I've checked out. I've never seen a LS that does oil changes, so not sure on that, but I have never had them do brakes for me.... That whole requiring to change to new Chinese caliper thing always rubbed me wrong... Ain't like they are using OEM stuff for that!! Anyway, I think I'm done with LS.. They did fix my TT tire recently that had a nail in it for free, which they don't usually do anymore, unless they are a LS tire to begin with, but they did do that for me... I took it in expecting to pay for it and would have because they are the closest tire store to my house. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/05/19 10:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Difficulty Reducing Tongue Weight

I did a quick interweb search and found this for the specs of it and it has a really heavy dry tw... Not sure what would make it that high, but it's a heavy tw for sure.. https://i.imgur.com/SbcqzIGl.jpg Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/02/19 04:48pm Towing
RE: Is it a fiver or class a or c?

Frankenstein is all I can come up with... Gotta be an F550 with some 22.5" semi wheels/tires on it... but, it looks to be pretty tall up front, so dunno on that.. But, whatever works for ya! You would be the talk of the camp ground for sure! Mitch
MitchF150 10/29/19 11:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Total novice camper weights question...

So, are you asking if you can haul as much as you can tow?? Dunno, because payload is payload, right? #2100 pin/tongue wight or #2100 of slide in camper in the bed? Or #2100 of gravel, or dirt or whatever in the bed of your truck?? Sure, you can exceed the "payload" number on your truck.. But, in the end, that's up to you and YOU alone.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/27/19 05:31pm Truck Campers
RE: True Truck Payload

Do whatever works for you... We can say what we say on this forum and your sales guy can say what they say to make a sale... From there, it's whatever you decide to put on the back of your truck and what YOU feel comfortable with... Not what a bunch of goofs on the interweb think or the goof trying to make a sale... :) :) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/27/19 05:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Air Conditioner

Why would you think you need to do that if you mean something physically attached to the roof in front of the AC unit while going down the road? Mitch
MitchF150 10/27/19 01:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Motorhome Crashes Into Las Vegas Casino

I thought that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas??
MitchF150 10/25/19 09:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Got the new theater seats in the Rockwood

Yeah, we still like to spend as much time out under the awning when weather permits or on our daytime excursions.. But, there are those times when the weather just isn't to our liking and we find ourselves inside.. Now, it's just going to be a much easier decision to "relax inside for a little bit"... ha, ha!! We don't need any additional sleeping and we have TV trays to eat on, so now our trailer is truly a 2 person RV... Only sleeps 2 and can really only entertain 2.. Even with the original dinette with bench seats and a free standing table, when made into a 'bed' it really would have only worked for someone no taller than around 5'6" and sitting 4 people would not be fun at all. We love the floor plan, but it really is not for any kind of "family" for sure. https://i.imgur.com/mE1SEr3m.jpg Mitch
MitchF150 10/25/19 05:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Got the new theater seats in the Rockwood

Thanks guys. Forgot to mention that in the center console, there are 2 USB charging ports and a single 120v plug. It'll be a nice charging station and keep all the cords and such out of the way. Mitch
MitchF150 10/25/19 04:11pm Travel Trailers
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