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RE: Gas Stop

I've heard putting a magnet on your fuel line increases mpg's too.. :)
MitchF150 05/08/21 09:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gas Stop

No.. That's a built in safety feature built in on LP cylinders since the early 2000's.. Sounds like a scam to me??
MitchF150 05/08/21 05:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: F150 w EcoBoost 2.7

With the Eco's and towing, it's a lot about the amount of boost and rpms that will help. Running Premium does help when towing. You have to let the engine run at least a full tank so the computer can adjust for it, so just don't think you can toss a half tank of it and expect to see results. (I learned that myself) Running on the flats, the turbos like more rpm's then boost. More boost, more gas. If you can monitor your boost psi, you will see that you will run more psi at lower rpms to maintain a given speed then running some 500 or more rpms higher. The engine will also run cooler too. I'm getting an average of 10 mpg's towing my #7000 TT. I live in the NW and go over the passes to eastern WA all the time. Lots of flat, lots of grades, lots of downhill runs. The smaller 2.7 puts out good power numbers, but it also needs more fuel to get to those numbers. Just like the 3.5. I monitor my ODB2 sensors with a simple plug in and phone app. Gives me a ton of info that I didn't know before. Adjusting my driving and monitoring the temps, boost, etc, has made a big difference in towing my heavier TT. Good luck! mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 05/02/21 12:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Typical cost per mile to transport 5th Wheel

I think the standard rate for my 'business miles' that I can claim against my company if I drive my vehicle on/for company business is 56 cents/mile or something like that? (basically 10 miles = $5.60) I have no idea how that computes into a hauling service, but it's a start I guess?? Good luck, Mitch
MitchF150 05/01/21 04:17pm Towing
RE: How 12v lights work?

Sounds like you have a short in the awning wiring? I assume it does this whether you are on just battery or 120v? And it's just the awning light that blows the fuse either way? Turn on your inside lights on and no problem? Turn on your awning light and it blows the fuse? Or a combo of both? Not sure how you test that, but you gotta somehow take the internal wiring out of the equation with some test wires to see if it's the fixture or the wiring? Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 05/01/21 03:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Laptop Docking station without USB-C?

Look for the Dell docking station that has that single cable connector, but it also has a "usb" adapter on it too. I have several of them in my office, but I don't use the 'usb' adapter, but it's there, so should work? No experience with them.. Just know that they were on the ones I got, but that was a couple of years ago? Another alternative is they have USB to VGA/DMI/HDMI monitor cable connector adapters too. As long as you have multiple USB sockets on the laptop, this is an alternative too. Does your laptop have a built in HDMI plug on it along with the VGA one? Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 04/29/21 05:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Ford as a tow vehicle

Yeah, sure.. But the HDPP will give you more payload to handle that (but bet you'll still be really heavy).. :) I've run out of payload with a #7000 TT. Sure, I pack heavy, but not like I can just go out and get an #11,300 TT and call it good... ha, ha... :) Mitch
MitchF150 04/28/21 10:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Quick connect LP fitting won't work with standard gas grill?

You need to remove the regulators from the grill and firepit as the quick connect on the RV is being regulated by the rigs regulator. But, you will need to put them back on if you wish to use them with a stand alone propane cylinder. Mitch
MitchF150 04/28/21 07:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer Tongue Coupler Wear?

Don't you grease your ball? I just use plain jane general purpose grease on mine. Yeah, it's a little messy, but worth it if it keeps it from looking like the one in your pics.. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 04/27/21 09:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ford as a tow vehicle

To get that high tow rating on an F150, you have to have the HDPP and those are not on the used car lots. You might find a MaxTow equipped one and that's better, in that you get a bit more GVWR on the truck, but forget about towing an RV of that 'tow rating' size.. I have a 13 F150 MaxTow Eco with #7700 GVWR and I'm towing a #7000 loaded TT and that's about all I want to tow comfortably with it. It can tow more, has tons of power, but just for the shear comfort level of towing, it's all I want to tow with it. You will run out of payload long before you reach any 'tow rating'.. So, choose wisely.. The newer Fords all have the auto engine start/stop feature.. No cylinder deactivation, and you can turn off the start/stop, but have to do that every time you start the truck.. To get the old 6.2l in an F150 you have to get the Raptor or a Platinum or higher trim level probably some 5+ years ago.. But, they don't have any payload left, so won't do you any good anyway.. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 04/27/21 09:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: missing cover

Here is how I did a road fix on mine when I lost it on the hwy between home and the first rest stop we made... I had forgotten to twist the locking tabs in the lock position.. https://i.imgur.com/bRlf1P4l.jpg I did get a replacement cover, but after 2 different tries at getting the correct one, I gave up and just made the one that fit the 'best' work. I had to use the frame they provided and just merged it to the original one. Works and looks fine.. If I ever do get one that fits the original frame, I can still use it too. Just have not worried about it enough to try finding one. Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 04/23/21 02:34pm Tech Issues
RE: How to remove tail light from 2020. Rock wood mini lite

I imagine his lights are the same as my 2019 Rockwood Mini Lite. https://i.imgur.com/9BIK8V5l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/DG2t3POl.jpg I don't see any outside screws to remove it either.. I suspect that the seal will need to be cut and then maybe it 'twists' off or something.. There is really no way to get to it from inside the trailer. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 04/17/21 04:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: F150 and Reflection 150 series?

#750 TW on a 32' TT sounds kinda light? My little 26' has that TW dry! When I load it up and fill up the front fresh water tank, pretty sure I'm a good #1000 TW.. Which is still fine for me. You can have the best WD hitch out there but if you are light on TW, the trailer will sway on ya.. 20-30 mph side wind will push any rig. Even a semi. Proposing can be helped with better shocks if you still have the OEM jobs. Anyway, get what makes you comfortable and enjoy.. If you can't enjoy the trip, then you won't want to go out anymore. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 04/13/21 08:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Nightmare

Did you buy the rig before or after the hail damage? Did you negotiate the 19k sale price with the dealer 'fixing' the said damage on their dime before you gave them all of your money on it? If you knew about the damage at the time of sale, why did you agree to such a high price for it? How long ago did the damage happen? I know I'm being an ass here... But, with only the info you provided, these are the questions that popped into my head as I was reading it.. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 04/10/21 05:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tank flush

I would think any 'new' RV will have it's own OEM flush system.. My 2019 Rockwood TT has it.. Just have to hook the hose to the proper inlet. I still have my toilet wand and my toilet still goes straight down to the black tank. Have not used it on the Rockwood yet, but I still carry it! If my cheap ass RV has a built in flush, I would think any new Class A's have them too, plus way too much other stuff that I don't even know about. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 04/10/21 05:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fiber Optic

You will need CAT 5E cable if running a wired network to each device. Plain CAT 5 will work, but bog down if used to stream over 1gb over a short time. If you have the proper fiber router from the cable company then all you need to make sure is you have a wifi router that can handle 1gb network that is connected to it. If it's an all in one unit, then you only need at least the 5e cable to anything you have coming in or out of the main router. If you still have an old wifi that only handles 100mbps connected to that fiber router, then anything connecting to that wifi will only be 100mbps at best. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 04/10/21 05:33pm Technology Corner
RE: Towing up grades with "M" and 1 gears

Anyone can just put it in "drive" and engage "tow/haul" mode and go up and down the road and get to where they are going... Easy, peasy... No real worries. But, that's not what I do.. I'm not here to tell "YOU" what to do.. This is just what I do.. I like just putting it in drive and going. I like running it in M mode and I like towing WITHOUT T/H mode turned on and I'm still here to tell the tale and the truck with almost 100,000 miles on it is still around too. There are times when the towing conditions require more attention than others and there are times when I like to tell the truck what I want it to do and not the other way around. I monitor ODB2 sensors that are not on the dash and by adjusting how I let the truck do things make a difference in my towing experience and how the engine temps go and just makes me more engaged with the experience and not just looking out the windshield and turning the steering wheel.. :) Anyway, you can drive the truck or the truck drives you I guess. New vehicles can basically 'drive' themselves, so why do we need to be present? ha, ha.. I know I'm being over dramatic on this, but I see too many lights come on in the side view mirrors of cars I'm next to... Do you really need a light in the mirror to tell you there is a vehicle next to you? Do you really need a dial to back up your trailer? I have to admit.. The setup for being able to get your truck to backup your trailer with a dial is WAY BEYOND my setup level of understanding than just putting it in R and looking in my mirrors! ha, ha.. (remember, I'm an old fart!) Anyway, more of a rant than any use for the OP on his original question.. Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 04/03/21 06:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Some things never change

And why would you think "things are going to change" just because you camp 'early' in the season? ha, ha.. It's been this way for decades.. And getting worse and worse every year. I'm still working full time, an old dude and can only get out for long weekend trips during the summer.. but I don't act like what you describe either! (I don't have a dog, or kids or play loud music or yell) I have given up camping on "holiday" weekends, as that just seems to open the flood gates on 'campers' being total jerks.. ha, ha.. Just have to watch the news to figure out the general public does not have a clue on life, except, "it's all about me".. Yes, I know that's a cliché thing to say, but it's more true now than ever! Don't know where I'm going with this, except to say, the general public does not care anything about "you".. Just "themselves".. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 04/03/21 05:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need awning input...

Good luck with that.... If it's a fabric cover, it's just a big kite and yes, the straps will hold down the frame, but the fabric will just rip away. Fixed trailer, wants a covered porch, built it out of wood and screw it into the trailer like it was a house. Or, look at the stick built house on the Oregon coast and note how many have open covered porches?? Even made out of wood?? Sorry to be an ass on this, but wind and open fabric awnings don't really mix too well in general.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 03/28/21 06:43pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: While using my black tank flush

I've got a 2019 Rockwood and the only way to fill the fresh water tank is to fill it from the side of the trailer, up front where the tank is. At the rear of my rig, it has the black tank flush connection and the city water connection and also a winterization connection. I know some of the higher end units have those city water connections that will also fill the fresh water tank if you flip a valve, but that's usually in a compartment and clearly marked? Dunno, because I don't have that feature... :) The only valve I have is for that winterization connection and you have to flip to to suck in your RV AF... One reason I don't do that, ha, ha... But that's a whole other topic! My Dad made the mistake of hooking up to the black tank connection thinking it was the city water connection and not too long later, had flooded his 5th wheel and with the toilet in the 5th wheel part of the rig, it was a mess... He got it all cleaned out and all, but cost a lot of $$ and time.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 03/28/21 05:59pm Beginning RVing
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