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RE: A little humor in these tough times...

It made me laugh! Thanks for sharing!
MitchF150 04/07/20 12:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Soft spots in floors

Where is the soft spot located? Middle of trailer or around the door or a window?
MitchF150 04/04/20 01:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Arizona forced residency - coronavirus non travel?

Dunno for sure, except that my folks that are in their mid 70's now have been snowbirding between WA and AZ for about 15 years now and they always stuck to the 6 month rule to not become AZ residents... Both of my folks are extreme high risk seniors, but healthy for the most part otherwise, and they still plan on coming back to WA in mid May.. They don't RV at all anymore, so it's between their houses in each state, so they will be in a car and take about 5-7 days to make the trek. Will have to just see what happens and if they can stop in a hotel/motel along the way and be safe... Might have to stay in AZ and deal with it in the end.. Who knows.. I don't thing they can make you become an AZ resident in this current time.. It would be better to stay put and just deal with it like the rest of the world now.. And not enforce some resident rule on old folks that just want to stay warm, but not broil in the summer either! :) Mitch
MitchF150 04/04/20 01:19pm Snowbirds
RE: What is MISSING from your RV Park?

Yep. Site #2 https://i.imgur.com/witRm46m.jpg https://i.imgur.com/sB8RzIFm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/B6ZJpzAm.jpg
MitchF150 03/30/20 12:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Expedition or Excursion $6000 budget

Again, the V10 is a great engine, or it sucks... The Ford trans either sucks or it's great.. I had a 97 F150 with the 5.4 and the E4OD trans and drove it 255,000 trouble free miles.. Sure, had to replace a starter, alt, some vacuum lines... The 97 5.4 was the worst rated Triton engine by far.. I acquired it with 60,000 miles on it with zero history on it. I just maintained the fluids and didn't MOD the hell out of it and it gave me 195,000 miles of service before I traded it in and it was still running fine.. I just wanted and could afford a new truck. Everyone will point to the spark plug blow out issue... Well, that does and has happened, but in most cases, it was AFTER a plug change and the new plugs were not torqued properly or not at all, and bad things happened. Or, it was just fate that took over? In general, I think that the Triton series of engines from the 4.6 to 5.4 to 6.8 have all performed well overall. I don't care for the 5.4 3v engines that came out from 2005 to 2009 or when ever, but I have a 3.5 Ecoboost and that's said to be a POS by a lot of people too.... Well, I have 86,000 on mine and it's just running fine.. I've only owned maybe 7-8 vehicles in my life since I was 16 years old.. I'm 56 years old now.. The current 2013 F150 in my life is my FIRST brand new vehicle I have ever bought.. I get a lot of years out of my vehicles for some reason.. Dunno if it's just the maintenance I do on them, or what?? Anyway, the last 3 vehicles I've owned since around 1989 has been a 86 Mustang GT (wish I still had it!). Traded it for the 1997 F150 in 2001 (wish I still had it) and traded the 97 F150 on the 2013 F150 I have now.. I'll admit, I like Ford, but I also like the other makes too... Just have not had a chance to own one of them for awhile... ha, ha... Internet is full of advice.. But, you get what you paid for it... :) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 03/29/20 07:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What is MISSING from your RV Park?

This.. https://i.imgur.com/m66E1MVl.jpg
MitchF150 03/29/20 06:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need owner’s manual for my 1987 elite 33’ diesel

Even if you buy a 2020 rig, you won't get a "manual" for the entire rig.. What you get is a folder full of every individual appliance in the rig and that's about it. 1987, I'll bet they didn't even do that! Like was said, just do a search on every appliance make and model # and you might get lucky and get a pdf of something.. On how to use the appliance? Well, back then, it could be pilot lights for the propane stuff and single holding tanks?? Or more of the electronic stuff like now?? That's about the cross over time. If you can find someone that knows the old stuff and it's actually still working, you can get a tutor lesson.. But, They would have to be over 50 years old by now (like me) and have used those old systems as a kid (like me) Can't do it over the interweb... Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzl.jpg?1
MitchF150 03/29/20 06:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Expedition or Excursion $6000 budget

1/2 ton (Expedition) 3/4 ton (Excursion). $6000 budget for any truck is gonna be an old one with lots of miles, no matter what make or model. All you can do is your own due diligence on the specific rig you are looking at and go from there. All makes and models have **** vehicles and awesome vehicles.. Just depends on which one YOU get... ha, ha... Fan boys will always boast about their brand, so hard to go by that. More people ***** about their crappy vehicles than those that have great vehicles. Choose your poison wisely and go from there.. Even in 2020 you will read about all makes and models sucking and the best thing since sliced bread.. Take you pick. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzl.jpg?1
MitchF150 03/29/20 05:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What is MISSING from your RV Park?

Right now, all my state parks are closed until at least 4/30. Have reservations set from May-Sept... Hope to be able to use them! I don't care what they have or don't have.. I just would like to see them open come May! Mitch
MitchF150 03/29/20 11:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: F-53 V-10 Oil Capacity

+/- 1/2 qt will not make any difference to the engine. It does not know the difference.. IMO, I think it's worse to be over filled then even being a qt low... Pretty sure all the Triton engines basically call for 6 qts, even the V10. The dip sticks have a MIN to MAX range. As long as it's in the middle, you are going to be fine.. Go over MAX and that's overfilled and, well, do what you want at that point... :) I also don't follow the "10k" mile oil change interval.. I do 1/2 that and change at no more than 5k miles. Remember, YMMV, so follow whatever works for you! Mitch
MitchF150 03/22/20 11:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flatulence causing CO/Propane detector alarm?

I laughed, so it made my day since I'm stuck in the house because of all of this COVID19 mess.... Not sick at all and want to keep it that way! :) But, I can say I've never had that happen to me, and I can let off some good ones! I know when the wife smacks me in the head after I say "excuse me".. ha, ha.. I guess you should be watching what you eat or you just have a very sensitive detector.. Thanks again for making my day! I hope this keeps going for awhile. I think we all need something like this during this time. Mitch
MitchF150 03/21/20 11:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Buy Now or Wait on the Crazyness to Subside??

According to the media, we'll all be infected or dead by Fall.....
MitchF150 03/15/20 10:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2019 Forest River Salem 27Rei

I can't speak for the Salem line of FR.. I have a 2019 Rockwood "Mini Lite" line from them and got it brand new back in July of 2019. Been on 2 long weekend camping trips with it before covering it up for the winter and love it. For me, it's a "high end" rig compared to the 2003 Prowler Lynx I owned since new and traded for the Rockwood.. :) Still need more time with it on the road of course, but so far, I'm liking it and can't wait to get out for the Summer season.. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzl.jpg?1
MitchF150 03/15/20 03:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Weak Brakes

Dunno on your trailer, but my 2019 Rockwood has auto adjusting brakes, which is new to me compared to my old 2003 Prowler.. On the drive home, it didn't seem to brake all that well. Raised my gain to 10, but only traveled about 5 miles home (yes, my dealer is only 5 miles from my house) Read the manual for the axles/brakes and found that they are "auto adjusting". Kinda like drum brakes on older vehicles when you go in reverse and hit the brakes, they adjust on their own.. After my first long trip with the new Rockwood, I manually hit the brakes from time to time and found they were getting stronger and stronger and was able to reduce the gain on the BC. Went on the next trip and did just normal braking, and all seems fine. Again, just my experience with it on my rig.. I've not manually adjusted anything yet, but might check some things out before heading out this season, just to look on the new rigs setup, since it's all new to me too.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 03/10/20 12:02am General RVing Issues
RE: F150 charge relay, fuse

Here is a link to download the owners manual https://owner.ford.com/tools/account/how-tos/owner-manuals.html?year=2005&make=Ford&model=F-150 It's all in the "Fuses and Relays" section. Mitch
MitchF150 03/09/20 02:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dual battery locking tool box for travel trailer

I'm not sure how the batteries are going to slide around when I secured the battery boxes themselves to the box? At most, I should still come up with a strap solution so they don't bounce. I didn't see that in the one "designed for the task at hand" either... Looks like a smaller version of my box with a simple pad lock on the side to slide the top off. Anyway, thanks guys... I should have known better when I decided to post this... Mitch
MitchF150 03/09/20 02:13pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Dual battery locking tool box for travel trailer

I've got 2 2" holes drilled in it. I'll probably put a couple more in it as well. Lots of vehicles with batteries inside and all they have is a little tube for ventilation. Mitch
MitchF150 03/08/20 09:50pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Help Me Understand

That's what a gauge is supposed to do.. Unlike the Ford ones which just sit at one position and is nothing more than a warning light.. Wish my gauges actually moved.... You are fine.. I think what you are saying is why Ford went to the non moving gauges... Like I said, I wish my gauges actually moved.. Mitch
MitchF150 03/08/20 09:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Dual battery locking tool box for travel trailer

Thanks Barney. Great ideas. Since I'll eventually put other stuff in the box, since it's got all that extra space! The pads make sense. Mitch
MitchF150 03/08/20 07:09pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Anyone canceling trips due to Corona virus?

I plan on doing all my planned camping trips this year to the state parks in WA state... But, I don't fly anyway, and I did not have any cruise ship plans and I don't care to be in Seattle, so won't be going there anyway... Can't afford any of the local sports venues, so no worries there either. I'll just watch on TV in my own "suite".. I'll just practice the same hygiene practices that have gotten me thru my 56 years of life so far... (aka: common sense) Panic if you must.. Horde groceries if you must.. Prepare for the Plague if you must.. I could slip in the shower and break my neck and die too... Or go to the store or work in my truck and die in a car crash.. Or??? Mitch
MitchF150 03/08/20 06:56pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
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