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RE: Forest River Electric Water Heater Issue

Yep, what jdc1 said.. That's how mine is too.
MitchF150 10/17/21 04:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Masterbuilt or Char Broil

I have a MB that is several years old. Sits on my covered back porch and has been working fine. The burner just burned out on it and replaced it for under $30. It has the front glass on the door and remote control. Once it's 'smoked in', it really makes the meat taste great! No experience with the CB. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/13/21 11:37am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: flex seal

I think it's fine for a temp fix or road side repair. I carry a couple of cans with me on my adventures, just in case... I've heard good things about the 'tape' they have too.. I've not personally used it, but again, a quick fix just like a spare tire.. I have used the spray on other things and seems to work and sealed what it needed to seal until I could fix it. Outdoor shed roof leak.. Good luck.. Mitch
MitchF150 09/25/21 02:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: macerator stopped working

yeah, I'd just buy a new one and move on with life.. :) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 09/23/21 11:08am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Okanagan truck camper

Yeah, RV's do not have an " owners manual" on how to operate all the mechanicals like you think of when you buy a car or truck.. That's up to you to figure out or the dealer that might charge a fee to spend an hour or two with you when you buy it brand new, or buying used.... Well, that's up to who sold it to you if you don't know how to use it and what questions you ask (either private sale or dealer) You should be able to find the individual manuals for each appliance in your RV on how it operates on the interweb. So, that service you paid for should be able to find each individual appliance you have. You just gotta get the model number for each one.. That's all you get with a new RV even today. All I got with my brand new 2003 Prowler was a packet full of the manuals of each appliance. Same deal on my brand new 2019 Rockwood.. In each of those new rv purchases, the dealer that sold me the rig took me thru it and showed me how to operate all the stuff.. In the end, I knew about some of the stuff, but even after 50 years of 'camping' experience, I needed to ask a lot of questions on these new "rv" stuff.. You Tube will show you tons of stuff on how to do the basic "rv stuff" if that's what you are looking for. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 09/23/21 12:01am Truck Campers
RE: Blackstone 22"

I think I now see what you are talking about.. Here is a pic of my lid and that strip of metal you talk about. Mine just barely clears, but enough that I didn't even notice it when I installed it. They must have drilled your handle holes "just off enough" to interfere with that bar, which I don't know what it's used for, other than maybe added structure for the lid?? https://i.imgur.com/WNjQcCkl.jpg I'll bet you can call them and get a new lid for your unit.. How long that will take is up to them, but yeah... That sucks for sure! Mitch
MitchF150 09/22/21 11:35pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Blackstone 22"

Hi. I just got the Blackstone 22" with the lid and I didn't have any trouble with the handle screws. One hole was just a round hole, the other one was oval shaped so it had some room to screw it in. But, overall very straight forward and the thing cooks awesome! Going to ditch the old BBQ grill for sure! Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 09/22/21 11:29am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Frustrating !!!

Frustrating... Sure.. Knowing how you took care of your trailer for so long and in 2 years, it's now leaking... Well, either there was leak that you had no clue of or because they didn't inspect?? Who knows. Don't fret it! Yes, you sold it to family, so you will be the one to hear about it for the rest of your life!! Does not matter the neglect after it left your hands.. You are now the one that sold them a leaking trailer... Now, if you just gave it to them for free... Too bad, so sad... I don't sell anything to family or friends... Give it to them or not at all.. Don't ask how I know! :) Mitch
MitchF150 09/11/21 05:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: who's towing with gas and 342 vs 373

Mostly depends on how you feel about running rpms when needed.. Let the thing rev when you need the power. Trans will downshift on it's own, but locking out top gears is good for the flats, as lugging or bogging any engine is not good either.. I've got an 3.5 Ecoboost, 6 speed and 3.73 rear gears towing a #7000 TT. It likes the flats in 5th and the grades in 4th. Never need to 'mat' the pedal unless passing and need that extra power 'right now' and it responds wonderfully. :) With a big V8, they still like the rpms, so just don't be afraid to use it. You'll figure out over time what works best for your combo. Actually, you should find that running around 500-600 more rpms on the flats will net you better mpg's then bogging it when loaded.. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 09/11/21 11:32am Towing
RE: Extended Warranty: Why do I need it?

Wish I had saved the money when I did it on my new F150 back in 2014 when I bought it brand new.. Just handed them an extra $1700 and this was the Ford EXP protection plan or whatever it was... Anyway, never needed it. Was offered those on my first RV back in 2003, declined. Offered it on my current RV in 2019, declined. Never needed it on the 2003 and nothing on the 2019 either. I did have 'issues' that I just fixed myself and no big deal. In the end, if you get past the first year of 'factory warranty' you should be okay in general.. Sure, things break and things fail.. If your crystal ball is telling you everything is going to break on your rig, get the extra insurance.. (like was said, it's NOT an extended warranty) Just like any insurance, they can deny your claim for any reason and cause you more grief then just fixing the **** thing and moving on with life.. I get phone calls that my trucks factory warranty has expired and I need to renew it... ha, ha... :) Do whatever lets you sleep at night and go from there.. :) Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 09/10/21 06:25pm Beginning RVing
RE: owners manual - 2005 King of The Road

There is no 'manual' as you think of like for a vehicle. What you get when you buy any RV is a packet full of all the individual appliance/system manuals that are installed in your RV. Like the manual you get when you buy a blender... If you are looking for how you dump the tanks, or turn on the propane or fill the water tank, that's something that is just passed down by word of mouth and experience or YouTube.. :) Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 09/07/21 10:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weather is always around

I always have rain gear handy in case the need is there... My thought has always been, if it's pouring ass rain when I pull in, I'll just get it parked and then see if it lets up.. If it ain't gonna let up, then pull on the gear or decide if I'm even staying there... :) I've left early for weather before, but have been lucky on at least setting up. Different parts of the county makes a huge difference too.. I'm in the NW, so you know basically what to expect for the most part.. If I went to the SE, I'd have no clue! ha, ha! Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 09/06/21 04:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Torn between two used Class A need help

"I’ve driven flatbed trucks in my former life so driving an RV shouldn’t be an issue. No this will be a camping with a one or two month Florida trip. Thank you" So, this is not a long term thing? Just this one trip, or is it the deciding factor if you decide to do this 'full time'? Pros and cons of either rig.. Does not matter what kind of rig it is for the basic "RV" parts.. All the house stuff is the same more or less between any type of RV.. Biggest deal for a Class A is the chassis drivetrain.. I think anything new these days are all on the Ford V10 chassis for gas powered rigs. The Chevy chassis was still around back in 2012 with the 8.1 V8.. Don't quote me on that... :) Pros for the new one is everything will be yours and how you maintain it, use it.. Cons, any new rig could have a few bugs in either the systems or drivetrain that would suck on only a 2 month trip... No way to tell on that no matter how many 'inspections' you have on it and all 'check out' before you leave.. Pros for the used one is as long as everything is working now, both house and chassis wise, it's likely to be fine for a 2 month trip.. Cons, any used rig could come up with a bug in either the systems or the drivetrain that would suck on only a 2 month trip.... No way to tell on that no matter how many 'inspections' you have on it... and all 'check out' before you leave.. :) Notice my "Cons" are basically the same... :) Either way, you could be stuck on the side of the road or not having a system work... We can't say one way or the other, so just gotta go with your gut with the rig you are looking at and go from there.. I've only owned 2 new RV's.. First one was a 2003 Fleetwood travel trailer and there was some initial 'new' rig issues that were taken care of by ME.. Not under warranty, because I did that ONCE and the same thing happened again, so I did my own thing and it lasted until I traded for the 2019 Rockwood (made by Forest River) and I had a couple of initial 'new' rig issues, but I fixed them myself even thou it would have been under warranty, but didn't want to leave my rig with the dealer for a month to fix a simple thing that only cost me $100... Anyway, others will have more advice on the specific rigs you are looking at, so pay more attention to them and not my rambling on as I have done so far! ha, ha... Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 09/06/21 03:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tonneau covers that don’t leak

What do you mean by "leak" I've got a soft tonneau cover that is the 'flip' style.. So it opens like the hard cover ones, or you can remove it or whatever... Yes, mine will leak if you spray water on the side between the bed and the cover.. Not much, but water will get in. It'll leak a bit at the front if parked on an incline... But, in general, it's fine. I also have a Bed Rug and it's been dry for pretty much all of it's time. 2013 F150 since brand new. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 09/05/21 06:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric brakes issue

Get a small flat blade screw driver and on the trailer plug side, carefully pry the blades open a bit more so they will have a tighter fit on the trucks plug. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 09/01/21 09:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: How fast do the gray and black tanks fill

I know how much water I would use... :) I have no idea how much water you will use.. :) I'd be close after a full week of ultra conserving.. I usually only go on long weekend trips, so I tend to use more as I know I have plenty, but when I go longer, I have to adjust dramatically! Unless you already know how to 'conserve' water in a 'camping' environment, it's just going to be a learning experience for ya.. Worst case, you have to unplug and go to the dump station and dump and get some more fresh water.. Or, get one of those 'tote' things and haul it manually and get a 5 gallon can and fill as needed.. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 08/30/21 07:24pm Beginning RVing
RE: Need help - Weight distribution hitch installation pics

I can't see the pics either, using Chrome. I checked out that hitch and it's a new design for sure! I think I saw a rig using it and thought, wow.. The hitch bars are upside down! Anyway, you don't have to check with the dealer on what your trucks payload is... It should be listed on one of the stickers on your drivers side door jamb.. #3000 payload for an F150 is one of the "unicorn" HD Payload F150's that only seem to exist in brochures.. Anyway, sounds like you don't have enough tongue weight off the cuff without knowing anything else.. I can't see the pics, so just shooting from the hip on it.. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 08/30/21 06:55pm Towing
RE: Why no ignitor on RV stove?

I have a battery one on my 2019 Rockwood.. It's for the burners. Not sure if it also does the oven, as I've never used it, except to store the cast iron pans I use.. I don't really even use the stove top, except to purge the air out of the lines, and then I just use a BBQ clicker thing. When the battery is in the one on the stove and you lean against it to reach the upper cabinets, it starts sparking and such.. Anyway, not a high end unit by any means.. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 08/29/21 12:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dometic freezer not working? Just old?

Any difference between running on electric or gas? Pretty sure you are running on elec 24/7, but just to trouble shoot, maybe try it on gas? Just peeing in the wind on that call.. :) Was that fridge part of the Dometic fridge recall where they changed something in case the electric heater cracked the pipe and allowed the fridge juice to leak and if you had the gas on, it would catch fire?? I had a 2003 Prowler with that exact fridge and just ran it on gas and never did do the recall... Traded it and told them that the recall had not been done, but they were fine with it! Anyway, just tossing stuff out there. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 08/29/21 06:17am Tech Issues
RE: photo size

The easiest way since you are using imgur is when you previewing the photo you want to post, at the bottom of the page, there is different size options. Original, small, medium, large. Select the size and then click on the 'copy' button next to the "BBCODE" link and then paste that link to your new or reply thread post. Below is an example of the "medium" size for the pic I took. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 08/27/21 04:21pm Forum Posting Help and Support
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