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RE: sway bar question

The Ford "built in sway control" is for the worst case sway situation, like you are see-sawing the steering wheel and out of control.. I have it on my F150, but it has never kicked in thankfully! It's not a substitute for a mechanical sway control built into the WD hitch setup. That being said, when you say you have a #4800 TT, is that loaded up going down the road or what the "dry weight" says? Don't really know what you mean by "heavy duty tow package"? Ford has a regular tow package, a max tow package and a heavy duty payload package. Other factors in controlling sway is hitch setup, loading and proper tongue weight. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 07/19/19 08:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Stoped routine

what about fueling and getting the heck out of the pumps and not use the restroom, wash your hands, wonder the sales area looking for snacks, order a sub, get a drink, pick up the chips from the sales area, get in line to pay ....... all while someone else waits to use the pump. I do my checks while the truck is filling with fuel.. I don't go into the store to buy anything or use the facilities after the fuel stops filling the tank. I want out of there as soon as possible! I have seen these types of folks however, and yes, that is annoying... Mitch
MitchF150 07/15/19 09:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Stoped routine

Yep.. me too. do that at rest stops too. gotta stop every 2-3 hours just to stretch the legs.
MitchF150 07/15/19 04:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Aggressive Sales tactics at CW

all of the add on $, LP tank, fill the LP tank, Battery, battery box, $1000 delivery charge, $1500 if I did not finance with them, I walked. WOW.... I got all that thrown in my my trailer deal from Poulsbo RV.. But, that was a LONG time ago.. No idea what they do now.. Maybe all the dealers do this now?? If so, that's gonna suck, because I am actually considering a new TT in the next year or so.. Has it really changed that much and they charge all this for a cheaply built POS now a days?? Well, gonna have to keep my eyes, ears, and mind aware of all of this moving forward. Thank you OP for the heads up on this kind of thing for someone who hasn't even stepped on an RV dealers lot in some 16 years! Mitch
MitchF150 07/07/19 02:43pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: Leaving Trailer Hooked Up

Hell, I'd almost leave the truck running too! fill that fresh water tank to the gills, make sure the propane is full and hope you don't need to use it! I'm in WA state and we are watching closely on your situation, as it's been since 2001 since our last big quake up here.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 07/07/19 01:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Can you get a decent browser on Windows XP?

Hell, even windows 7 is going to die at the end of the year so XP is just plain dust now... You probably can only get IE 10 on that XP box and there is a reason they don't support 11 on older OS's... XP was great during it's time. 7 is still great too, but they are going to stop support on it, so what can you do?? Gotta go with what they provide and while all the Linex stuff is great too, none of the programs I use for work won't work with it... I'm gonna have to upgrade a ton of computers and servers before the end of year (Server 2008 ends at the end of the year too...).. should have done this sooner, but here we are and here you are.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 07/07/19 01:55pm Technology Corner
RE: Aggressive Sales tactics at CW

We signed a delivery checklist, Well... Dunno on that, as there could/is some small print that you didn't know about on what you signed??... Signing something, but stipulating something else in an email that goes against the contract you signed is kinda hard to dispute IMO.. Are they being "aggressive" with you? Sure they are.. You signed something that gives them the thought that you are going to purchase. Since we don't know nothing about the doc you signed, or the small print, who knows.. Buyers remorse sucks for sure.. I have never bought a rig I have not been able to see and talk face to face with the salesperson, so this whole interweb buying thing would be new to me too.. Good luck with it, but my guess is they have more lawyer backup than you do at this point, so how far do you want to take it.. Unless they totally misrepresented the rig to you when you signed, I don't know what other course you have at this point?? Sucks, yes... I'll NEVER even go to a Camping World store anymore, much less buy a rig from them... I was a member way back when too, but figured out their tactics long ago and just said "good bye".. ;) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 07/07/19 01:42pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: Front bedroom height?

I'm only 6'3" and have had to duck under most stuff.. My feet hang over most beds.. In my little TT, I have to duck to go out the door or hit my head.. I just barely clear the ceiling as it is.. I can't even fit in the shower, so it's a large storage closet now. My head hits the ceiling on my folks 5th wheel too, but it's just hitting... ;) And it's a full size 32', #12,000 GVWR 5ver that I would never want to own.. ha, ha.. Anyway, good luck with it all... Mitch
MitchF150 07/02/19 11:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 12 volt dc / 120 ac appliance

Yeah, I knew that... Just trying to lighten things up a bit! :) Mitch
MitchF150 06/30/19 11:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Spinning lug can this be possible?

Looks like someone used a 12 pt socket on those stupid tin covered lug nuts.. Had those stupid things on my F150 and I used a 12 pt socket and effed them all up.. Used a 6 pt socket and finally got them off and then got a new set of real lug nuts without those stupid tin covers and I can now use my impact again.. ;) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 06/30/19 10:49pm Tech Issues
RE: 3.5 Ecoboost Feels Like a V6

Good one! :) Mitch
MitchF150 06/30/19 05:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 12 volt dc / 120 ac appliance

I run mine on 12v all the time... It's just the heat to make it work comes from the propane tank... ;) Mitch
MitchF150 06/30/19 05:32pm Tech Issues
RE: towing capcity and payload capacity.

Payload is determined by the class of truck you have.. A 250/2500 truck can really only have a #10,000 GVWR.. Go to the 350/3500 truck and it can go to #11,500 and maybe more if a dually? Drive train wise, there really is no difference.. Heck, I have a "max tow" F150 with #7700 GVWR... But, for the most part, it's just a GVWR package that gets me #500 more GVWR than a regular tow F150.. No suspension, brake or frame difference... I just pay more for my registration every year compared to a #7200 GVWR F150. Basically the same thing with the HD trucks too. Back only a decade or so ago, 25 series trucks only had #8000 GVWR and 35 series had #10,000.. So, it's all relative and what you pay for your trucks registration depending on the state you live in. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 06/30/19 04:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A/C on 20 amp

Are you using any kind of extension cord to plug in? If so, make sure it's a beefy cord and not just your everyday orange one that's 50' long! If you do, you'll lose a lot of volts and it will get hot pretty quick. If you are connecting directly from the 30a trailer cable to the adapter to the outlet, you should be fine as long as you don't run anything more than a few lights.. No water heater on electric, no fridge on electric, no microwave and no hair dryers for sure!! Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 06/28/19 07:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV electrical

Dunno.. I've got a 16 year old TT that runs just fine without a battery and just plugged in. When plugged in and no battery, I don't leave the power on 24/7.. Just as I need power to the trailer for whatever I need power for at the time while it's being stored. My batteries tend to grow legs and walk away if I leave it on the trailer, and it's parked next to my house.. I even have a video camera on it, but since I don't check to see if the battery is there or not every day... Hard to pin point when the legs grew?? Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 06/28/19 07:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Bedrug Feedback

If I used my truck as an actual "work truck", I would not want the BR.. Since I use my truck as a daily driver and for towing my TT and for all road trips (leaving the 2003 RAV 4 in the garage! :) ) It's what works for me. I do have a 4x8 utility trailer that I use for my truck bed duties.. It's easier to load/unload, has a tilt bed as well and easy peasy to hitch up and just use.. YMMV.. ;) Mitch
MitchF150 06/28/19 07:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bedrug Feedback

Do you have to strap everything in when you have a bedrug? For instance, if you had a cardboard storage box in there would it slide all over or stay put like they will with the spray in liners? If it has a flat bottom, things will slide around on the rug at least for me.. The heavier something is, will help, but if you turn hard enough, just about anything will move in the bed.. Mitch
MitchF150 06/28/19 01:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bedrug Feedback

I have a bedrug too, but I also have a soft tonneau on it and it gets parked in a garage while at home.. That being said, I really like the BR, as I don't plan on hauling any dirt or gravel in it either.. I have hauled firewood and to clean it out, I swept out what I could and then had to vacuum it to get the splinters out of it. You are supposed to be able to spray it out with a hose and it's supposed to be UV resistant per the demo video on their web site.. I'd do it again if/when I get a new truck, but I'll likely be able to transfer the BR to the new truck anyway.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 06/28/19 11:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: How long should drums & brakes shoes last?

Yeah, no real way to determine that.. Way too many variables involved, but in my case, I have a 16 year old trailer and on the original drums, but have replaced the entire backing plates about 8 years ago.. Only did that because the the magnets looked more worn than the pads. Simple swap with basic tools and jacks and a weekend.. Only took about 4 hours to do the entire job, and that was being very lazy with the job.. It's been another 8 years since then, but all the pads and the magnets still look good to me.. I do pull them off every other year and put about 5000 miles a year on them.. Not much, I know, but that's just been my experience.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 06/18/19 11:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV stove griddle

Search Amazon for "stove top grills" and you will get several thousand hits... :) Pick accordingly to your flavor.. If you don't like online shopping, just go to your local brick store that would sell those kind of things and you'll probably find it there too. I've seen them at the wally world, lowes, home depot stores, etc... Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 06/18/19 11:53pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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