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RE: Refrigerator Headscratcher

Like I said, whatever works best for you... I'll just check the gauge from time to time and when it turns RED, switch to the other tank and then fill the empty one. But, I'm only a long weekend camper, so I'm always looking at the gauge and turning them off and on between trips, so I'm looking at them all the time. Mitch
MitchF150 06/14/21 05:59pm Tech Issues
RE: How critical is axle ratio?

No idea on the new 10 speeds... I have a 3.73 with a six speed and I still lock out 6th on the flats.. Engine stays cooler, gets better mpgs than trying to hold 6th.. Up the grades, 4th works great. In short, love the 3.73's.. :) Mitch
MitchF150 06/14/21 05:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Refrigerator Headscratcher

Why did you only have one tank turned on? I've been using the auto switch over forever and has never failed me.. Yes, you do have to check it from time to time... :) Each to their own on what they do of course, so if that method works for you, great. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 06/14/21 05:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Best leveling jacks/blocks

I got the JT Strong Arm bars that bolt to the jack and the frame of the trailer. They really make a difference. I have the standard scissor jacks on all 4 corners and no matter how tight you made them they bounced. Push on the corner of your rig when it's setup and just see how much it moves.. Push forward to back and it moves even more. The bars really take that movement out of the whole rig. It's not 100%, but it's 100 times better than it was before! Here are the rear ones. These have the side to side and front to back. Here are the front. Just side to side. You have to drill and find the best place for them for your application and have a good drill set and a 3/8 tap if you need one.. Mitch
MitchF150 06/12/21 06:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Issue with being removed from a certain Camping retailer...

I've found that all hitting the "unsubscribe" does is get you more spam... It just tells them it's an active email address. You can block any incoming email address, so that's what I do. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 06/06/21 05:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing help

Where is the fresh water tank and is it filled?
MitchF150 06/06/21 05:37pm Towing
RE: Ford F150 vs Ram 1500 Hybrids Ike Gauntlet Test

$70K for those trucks... Ha, ha.. I paid $36k out the door for my 13 F150 Eco brand new and would not trade them straight across for either of those even with just over 100k miles on my 13... ha, ha... I like to 'drive' my truck.. Not let technology 'drive' it for me.. ugh.. I've been using 'premium' fuel in my F150 since I got the new TT and it's made a difference for sure. Otherwise, I would not do it.. Found that out the first time I towed the new TT with regular and the next time with premium.. Whatever.. Do whatever and get whatever you want or need to make you happy. In the end, that's all that matters so who cares what the other guy is doing? Mitch
MitchF150 06/06/21 05:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What to use for GPS

Thanks for reminding me to update! I am currently updating my old Garmin Nuvi 265 that's at least 15 years old now.. Got the 'lifetime updates' a long time ago and it still updates the old thing.. Using Garmin Express. I have never been asked to pay again? Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 05/29/21 03:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fridge runs warm when temperature climbs into high 80s

Yeah, I did put these fans in the upper area of the trailer before it's first trip! Sorry, can't tell from the pictures if those fans are orientated blowing OUT the upper vent or ....... They blow out towards the vent cover. Moves a lot of hot air and really does make a difference in the cooling of the fridge. I don't and have never used the in fridge fans, so I can't comment on that part.. Mitch
MitchF150 05/24/21 07:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Fridge runs warm when temperature climbs into high 80s

Yeah, I find my slide fridge gets warm and has a hard time recovering when it gets hot outside.. I'll also run it on gas when it gets hot as electric just does not seem to be able to keep up. I did put these fans in the upper area of the trailer before it's first trip! I tested it in my side yard and it just did not get very cool and that upper vent area was really, really hot. After putting the fans in, I can feel the heat being blown out when they are running compared to not running. Fridge runs in low 40's when hot out and opening fridge from time to time, but still seems to be fine for food preservation. I'll switch to electric when temps cool down and overnight, but back on gas during the day. Seems to work for me. Mitch
MitchF150 05/24/21 04:48pm Tech Issues
RE: 7 pin traditional versus SAE

Dunno.. I had a 97 F150 with the round 7 pin and it worked with my 2003 Prowler TT. When I got the 13 F150 the prowler plugged right in. My 2019 Rockwood plugs right in too. Both have blade type of connectors. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 05/22/21 02:28pm Tow Vehicles

What web browser are you using? That can make a difference I've found on other sites.. Not CW specific, but IE 11 does not work well anymore if that's what you are still using. Probably not, but just tossing a stone out there! Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 05/16/21 08:40pm Good Sam Club
RE: ★ Signon on via Chrome (workaround)

Might have to try the old IE 11 browser if you logged out of your session using Chrome.. I am using Chrome right now, but I never 'log out'.. I just close the browser when I'm done and open it when I want to see stuff.. Yes, IE 11 is out of support, but it should work with the out of date forum format too. :) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 05/15/21 07:29pm Forum Posting Help and Support
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
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
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