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RE: Problems with 7 Pin Connector

That happened to me a long time ago.. I took a small flat blade screw diver and pulled the 'female' side prongs out in each socket and then sprayed some wd40 into the plug and that fixed it.. It was only a plug connection issue in my case, but if it's a wiring issue, then more work will need to be done to diag it.. Good luck, Mitch
MitchF150 02/20/21 05:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Inverter Install?

I'm just farting in the wind here... ha, ha.. I don't know much about this either, but can't you have a battery disconnect switch to the trailer's 12 v system, then wire the 2k watt invertor directly to the battery and then plug your shore power to it and then essentially be the same as hooking it up to a generator? Then get a second battery disconnect for the 2k watt invertor and switch beteen the 2 as needed? With the trailers battery essentially 'offline' in the system, everything will be running off of your battery connected 2k watt invertor, even the 12v systems.. You might lose some watts in the transfer with the 30amp shore power plug and dog bone connection, but, when I use the battery disconnect on my TT and then plug in the shore power, everything still works, 120v and 12v stuff. Just not charging the batteries. Dunno... Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 02/20/21 01:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Will a 100 watt solar panel be enough

Do you have room for a second 12v battery?
MitchF150 02/20/21 12:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Cougar 22MLS vs micro Minnie 2108DS

Umm... Those 2 trailers are miles apart in comparison if I google those models.. The Cougar is way more trailer than the Minnie.. Unless I totally missed something... Cougar is #5700 Dry.. Minnie is some #4000 dry. I'm sure I'm missing something, but the prices seem a bit high too... Heck, I got my 19 Rockwood 2511S for $26k. Here is it's floor plan.. https://i.imgur.com/mE1SEr3m.jpg It's GVWR is #7000 and it's dry weight was in the #5500 range if I recall.. It's 26' overall length from bumper to hitch.. 8' wide and 11' tall.. I paid $26k for it brand new back in 19.. Guess prices have gone up a bit now.. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 02/17/21 11:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Awful Awful Mattress

We got a tempur pedic 3" mattress topper for the queen size mattress in our '19 Rockwood. Cost a few $$, but well worth it. I replaced the whole mattress in my old trailer and should have just got the topper, because I could have just removed it and used it in the new trailer... Good luck, Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 02/17/21 11:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Gray Water not empty, only 1 gate valve

I would not trust the sensor readings as gospel.. If you open the valve and nothing comes out, it's gotta be empty? Mitch
MitchF150 02/13/21 04:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Towing with F150 Poweboost

MaxTow in my era Eco is 36 gallons. My old 97 F150 with the 5.4 only had a 26 gal tank.. I have not looked at or really have any interest in the 'electric' trucks coming out... I'm old and know I will have to do something at some point, but for now... I don't even want a 15 F150 or newer... ha, ha... No disrespect for the millions of 15+ F150 owners.. I just like old school and compared to my old 97 F150, my 13 is miles above it... I know the new F150 are miles above my 13, but I'll run the 13 into the ground before I feel I need to get something else.. :) Mitch
MitchF150 02/13/21 11:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with F150 Poweboost

I have a 13 Eco and it has over 97,000 miles on it now. Owned since new. I tow a #7000 TT with it and average between 9-10 mpgs towing it over the pass on I-90 East. Yes, has more power than you think a little 3.5L engine should have, but that's the "boost" part of it.. I can get 20 mpg running empty on the hwy at 65 mph all day long. I get 17-18 mpg on my daily commute to work. It's an 18 mile run from driveway to the parking lot. I have found the trick to towing with these Eco's is to let them rev and not bog them.. The more you bog them the MORE boost you are using and thus, running hotter and burning more fuel. I have the six speed and 3.73 gears and running the flats, it likes 5th gear and between 2k and 2.5k rpms. That keeps the boost low to nothing. When I try to run in 6th, the rpms are lower, but the boost is always in the 5+ psi range. I monitor my actual temps with a ODBII monitor and an app on my phone. Anyway, need more info to help you out any more. Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 02/12/21 07:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need Help Deciding which feature for trailer

When I saw the first outside kitchen setups back some 10 or so years ago, I really thought that was something I would really like. I love to cook outside while camping and do so as long as I can be under the awning at least when the weather is not so kind.. Turns out, the doors usually are too low for me. I'm 6'3" tall and they usually end up at the back of the trailer behind the awning, so the only cover is the door, and on level ground, I seemed to always have to duck under the door on the ones I looked at. Anyway, I ended up with a trailer that I liked the floor plan better than the outside kitchen, but I still basically ended up with one as the new Rockwood we have came with side mount attachments that give me a place for the included BBQ grill and I also use it with my old Coleman stove on a board. Next to it has a nice side table that holds the cooking stuff. And it's all under the awning. I don't have to drag out my big stove table and I have tons on interior space where that outside kitchen would normally be.. I don't really need an 120v fridge or sink outside either... My beer fits fine inside the RV fridge. (one door rack is just for 6 beers! I just re-stock it as I consume it..) Anyway, in the end, it really depends on what you want and how you camp.. Coming from tent camping, I'd think any RV will be different, so you just gotta find your own route in the end. https://i.imgur.com/x7YmNPnm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/SLzIspIm.jpg Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 02/09/21 11:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fuel mileage

I'd have to say that if RV'ing is your thing, but you are concerned about MPG's on said rig... Well... RV'ing might not be for you.. I remember the $4+/gallon days back a few years ago.. Yeah, it hurt the wallet... But I still did it because I wanted to camp in my RV at the time and I was getting at best 10 mpg.. That's about the best figure you can go with on mpg's for any type of RV.. Gas, diesel, whatever you have ain't gonna get 20 mpg moving a big A RV down the road.. For those that claim over that, good for you! It just ain't what we all see, so good for you. Keep on keeping on... Oh, who is the so called "President" (past or present) does not control the world... No matter who it is.. :) Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 02/06/21 04:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford Factory F-150 Brake Controller - any good?

The one in my 13 F150 works great. I too had a Prodigy in my old 97 F150 and it was a good controller too, but the integrated one is much better. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 02/05/21 08:08pm Towing
RE: New TV

Seems to be a pretty "smart" tv then?? I think you just gotta go thru the settings and find the right setting to uncheck... Without knowing what make or model you have, that's all I got.. But, I wish I had surround sound in my RV! :) Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 02/04/21 10:19pm Technology Corner
RE: F-150 best add on mirrors for this shape of mirror

I was happy with the CIPA 'clamp' on mirrors I used on my 97 F150. They slid over the oem mirror and had a screw on the back that held it to the truck mirror pretty tight and worked very well. I do have the big tow mirrors on my 13 MaxTow optioned F150 and they are great too.. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 01/31/21 06:22pm Towing
RE: Salem campers input

Yeah, no idea how min wage plays into it?? I have a 2019 Rockwood made by Forest River and it's been great. Probably built by a lot of min wage employees before I bought it.. I had a 2003 Prowler made by Fleetwood way back then and traded that Prowler when I got the Rockwood and got 50% of what I paid for it back in 2003 when I traded it in 2019. Great trailer and I never had any roof issues with it that I didn't fix due to just having to do yearly maintenance on an RV that you still have to do even on a 6 figure RV... :) Salem model is a more 'entry level' RV, but should still be fine. Sure, some bad ones come out in every line. Just do your own due diligence before you sign the check and for me, that means looking over the rig from top to bottom and wasting about 2 hours of the sales guy time, asking questions and opening up everything and trying all the stuff.. Anyway, no brand is perfect. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 01/31/21 05:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Windows 10 - External Hard Drive Question

You should not have to rename them. Sounds like you are going to install a new external hard drive. Just unplug the old one. Plug in the new one. Create the new drive partitions on the new drive as you wish. Keep it plugged in. Now, plug in the old external drive. The computer will just assign the next available drive letters on that old drive. Copy the files from the old drive to the new drives as desired. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 01/31/21 05:47pm Technology Corner
RE: Am I overloaded?

I'd go with it until you need/want to get a bigger trailer. I had a 97 F150 that had a wimpy #6250 GVWR.. I was over GVWR by some #500 when loaded and towing. But, under all axle ratings and had tires that far exceeded the axle ratings.. Towed with it for around 12 years with 255,000 miles on it when I traded it for the 13 F150 in my signature. Have a bigger trailer now, but I knew I'd be doing that, so that's why I got the new truck when I did. Anyway, good luck and enjoy. Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 01/27/21 07:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Parking in Sloped Driveway

oh, I see the reason for 'no vehicle' now.. Must have missed that part before.. Good luck with it! Mitch
MitchF150 01/26/21 11:04am Towing
RE: Parking in Sloped Driveway

So, let me get this straight... You can park in RV in your driveway, but can't use a vehicle to put it there??? When can you use the vehicle to tow the RV? Anyway, I don't think even a small tractor will move something that heavy up an incline like that. Gravity is real and I have a steep driveway where I park my TT, but it sits on a lot more level ground and it takes my truck to get it up there... Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 01/25/21 10:44pm Towing
RE: RV cover vs shed?

Well, a shed would always be best if you can make it happen.. I can park my 26' TT on the side of my house, but no room for even a covered car port thing.. Anyway, I use an ADCO cover and have been on TT's I've parked here since around 2005.. As long as you can get on the roof and roll out/up the cover, it's a one person job.. Get a ladder too and it's about a 20 minute job. This is an old pic of my first TT, but this cover is at least 10 years old at this point and I park my new Rockwood here too with an ADCO cover too. I even take it off by myself. I'm only 57 years old, so maybe not something my 77 year old dad can do, but for now, I can handle it.. :) Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/7JlDskFl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 01/25/21 10:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: tandem axle channel supports

If your axles look like this, then you have the torsion type of suspension, and IMO, I like this over the leaf spring type.. Just me.. https://i.imgur.com/DkWcJUUl.jpg First TT ever was a small 2003 Prowler, yet it had this type of suspension. Never an issue in over 16 years of owning it.. These are the Dexter brand torsion axles. Got the new Rockwood and it has the same Dexter torsion suspension axles.. I bit higher axles rating of course, since the Rockwood is a heavier TT.. But, in the end, I'll stick the the torsion axles... But, that's just me... ;) Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 01/24/21 02:42pm Travel Trailers
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