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RE: Propane Coffee Pot

Isn't that what they call a percolator? Used one of those when we tent camped many, many moons ago... Better than instant, but takes a bit to get that first cup! Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/18/20 05:43pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Any experience with a gas fire pit?

Yeah, it's easier to bring propane than firewood! That's for sure! I don't know the exact rate of consumption, but you'd have to bring a lot of wood to last as long as a propane fire pit would use for the same amount of hours.. I do know that! But, in the end... It's not so much what uses more... It's what type you prefer and what you are willing to do or not do to achieve that? I've seen groups haul in close to what looked like a cord of wood and stacked it up in their site. They burned a fire in the mornings and then in the evenings.. They used pretty much all that wood during a long weekend... I didn't run my propane fire pit that much, but I didn't have to haul any wood! :) Mitch
MitchF150 10/18/20 12:02am Truck Campers
RE: Hard lesson learned on water heater anode.

Question to OP.. Did you leave water in the HW tank between trips? The only reason I ask is I now have the brand that has the rod.... I had the other brand before and never an issue.. Wish I had that brand! Anyway, since I don't, I drain the HW tank between trips. I've checked the rod after using it about 5 times for 4 day long weekend trips with about 4 weeks between trips during the summer. It still looks brand new. I know they are cheap, but if all I need to do is drain the tank between trips, I'll do that. Sure, if you are full time or using it every weekend... Well, not so much! Thanks, Mitch
MitchF150 10/17/20 10:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Any experience with a gas fire pit?

I do like a nice wood fire on cool nights... In my wood stove at home... I have enjoyed for many decades a wood camp fire too.. But, I've had a propane fire pit for about 12 years now and love the thing when the wood fire just is not in the cards. I use separate bbq cylinder for the fire pit, as it has it's own regulator and I won't empty my trailer cylinders.. ' I usually only run it for a couple of hours a night, so by the end of a long weekend if used every night, it uses about 1/2 a tank (about 6-8 hours total time). I turn the cylinder valve all the way, but the fire pit has it's own regulator and valve to control the flame size and I only turn it 1 turn. It'll turn around 5 turns for full blast, but you don't need that.. Well, I don't.. We can use it during burn bans in our state where they even say you can't use a charcoal bbq.... I've had several people come over to my site when I have it running during a burn ban to scold me for having a fire, but then they see it's propane and I really don't have to say anything! :) They just say, "oh, it's propane... Where did you get that?" We have even used it under the awning while it's raining out! As long as it's not too windy or cold out, it's really nice to have the fire, the rain on the awning and us outside enjoying it all.. Yeah, it's not the same as a real wood fire... But, it's just so easy.. Want to go to bed.. Turn it off and go to bed... With the wood fire, it's either wait for it to burn down to ashes, or put it out with wood in the pit... I will still do a real camp fire and enjoy them.. But sometimes the propane is just as well. Mitch
MitchF150 10/17/20 10:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Easy way to tell what outlets are on my inverter?

My stove top uses a single AA battery for the burners.. To light the actual 'oven', you have to light the pilot and let it run, or just use the clicker on it to light the pilot. Oven won't fire without the pilot going as far as I know... Actually have never used it yet! ha, ha... I pulled the AA battery for the burners because if you lean on it while reaching for the something in the upper cabinet, your hip pushes the button and engages the igniter. I just use the good old 'clicker' lighter and works great! :) Mitch
MitchF150 10/16/20 06:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cover or not to cover

Yep, I'd want my trailer to have all this stuff on it after a winter in the NW and parked under trees.. :) I cover mine.. :) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/16/20 06:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Which Shocks for 2017 F150 Ecoboost

5100's on my 13.. I know it's not a new rig, but they really made a difference in just everyday driving since I put them in. Mitch
MitchF150 10/14/20 11:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Booking Camping sites for 2021

Just the way of the times these days... Been having to reserve 9 months ahead of time in WA state parks for the best times/sites... Then you don't usually get them, unless you do some other reservation alternatives.... It's only going to get worse as more and more want reservations... Oh well... Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/14/20 08:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Choosing our first travel trailer! Big family

I hope your truck is at least a "25" series truck... That's what I would want at the minimum for your goals... Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/14/20 08:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cell phone signal Booster ?

Well, if you are in "tim buck to", and no cell service, you just can't make it so because you want it... :) Get all the boosters you need to, but in the end, you get what you get wherever you are and that's that... Good luck!
MitchF150 10/14/20 08:22pm Technology Corner
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

I didn't buy my first brand new vehicle until I was 50 years old! Got the 13 F150 with 56 miles on it (I put on about 20 miles on it on my test drive).. (bought in early 2014) Anyway, paid $33,000 (plus all the tax and other stuff) for a $43,000 stickered truck.... Got a 7 year loan for $395/month. Paid it off early last year and was able to apply the monthly payment for the new 2019 Rockwood TT! The Rockwood is only $277/month and will pay it off early too at some point as I'm banking the savings between the old truck payment and the new TT payment.. :) Putting a bit more away for retirement too, as I'm now 57.. :) Anyway, I can't see myself being able to buy a new truck anytime soon... 7 years and still going strong on the F150. Mitch
MitchF150 10/10/20 11:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: HP Compaq NX9600 -- Adding Memory

It's been awhile since I was doing my own hardware upgrades... But, I recall that you have to put the memory in matched pairs and they have to be the correct number of pins. Over the years, the memory slots change pins, so the newest stuff might not fit the older slots.. If the mother board can't handle any more memory than adding more will likely not even work, but even it it does, it will still only use it's max. Good luck Mitch
MitchF150 10/10/20 10:45pm Technology Corner
RE: Quality of Forest River

Yeah, not even my old 2003 Prowler (Fleetwood product) had open holes like that... The Prowler had tighter holes and filled with spray foam. From what I've seen on the Rockwood, the same deal, plus the sealed under body.. I never had any rodent issues in either the Prowler or the Rockwood and it's parked next to my house next to my firewood storage and the firewood gets all kinds of 'residents'... The trailers.. Never.. :) Mitch
MitchF150 10/10/20 10:41pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Quality of Forest River

Not sure why the img tags don't work... but, copy paste the links and open in a new window and you can see the pics.. But, those are some pretty big holes! My 2019 Rockwood does not have holes like that from what I've seen so far.. Might try some spray foam? Mitch
MitchF150 10/10/20 09:34pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Refrigerator Issues

My new trailer's Dometic fridge did something similar. But, it only did it when it was plugged into 120v. What it would do, on either 120 or gas is it would cool down just fine. But, once it reached temp and would start to cycle, it would not turn on again. I then ran it on gas only and unplugged and let it go with the batteries. It ran great and cycled as it should. After some interweb research, it was determined that it was a main board issue.. I ordered a new board for about $100 from Amazon. I decided NOT to take it back to the dealer for warranty (it would have been covered) mainly because I didn't want to haul it over there.. Wait a week for them to diagnose it, another week for them to fix it... I got the new board in 2 days and had it installed in about an hour and it's been operating fine ever since while plugged in. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/10/20 07:26pm Tech Issues
RE: What's the longest/heaviest you would tow with a 1/2 ton?

Depends on what era or F150 you are looking at.. Mine is 13 max tow. My door jamb stickers.. :) Mitch
MitchF150 10/08/20 12:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: What's the longest/heaviest you would tow with a 1/2 ton?

MitchF150, on this forum tows a 7,000 GVWR TT, with a similar 13 150 max tow, and is happy with the towing experience. I think his TT is about 28' OAL. I do think some WDHs work better than others. Jerry Thanks Jerry. Mitch here. :) Yes, it's a comfortable tow with my new Rockwood. It's #2000 heavier and about 4' longer than the Prowler I towed before. 26' OAL. I can tell the difference for sure going up the grades however. Going down the road on level ground, no real difference.. By the grades, I mean, it takes a bit more pedal, but it still does it just fine with the Eco.. It does run a bit hotter on the grades and I am now running 92 octane fuel, but that's all in the owners manual anyway, so no big deal... I use just a standard EAZ-Lift WD setup (#1000 bars) and it's just fine for how I have it setup. Thanks again Jerry for the shout out.. I do enjoy towing my new rig, but would I tow any heavier?? Not with this truck.. I like the comfortable tow I have now and if I did go to a heavier trailer, I'll get a heavier truck... :) Mitch
MitchF150 10/07/20 07:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: No Overnight Parking in one Rapid City, SD, Walmart

Our WM also posted new parking lot signs about overnight parking, restricting them now. It's because the parking lot was becoming a 'homeless row' of rigs and cars where folks are obviously living out of and it was a mess... They now park on the out skirts of the property where there are no signs posted yet... But, it'll only be a matter of time. Sad for sure, as no one should have to live that way, but then they do abuse it by trashing the hell out of where they park so what is a property owner to do? Mitch
MitchF150 10/05/20 07:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Water tank filling mod

Wow.. So glad my 2019 Rockwood has a regular fresh water hose fill up front where the tank is. My water flow at home is 5 gallons in 30 seconds (I timed it and that's how fast it fills a 5 gallon bucket from the hose?) On an empty tank, with a 55 gallon cap, I just let it fill for about 4 minutes, and it's full enough for me and has not overflowed or not taken the flow at that rate? All the other water hookups is at the rear of the rig, (city water, water pump, filter, etc.) No issues with using the rigs fresh water storage and water pump.. Really have not even hooked up city water to it yet... Just like using the tank with water I carry.. ha, ha... Just a weekend camper so no big deal.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/04/20 06:47pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Who all makes aluminum sided aluminum framed TT’s?

I've only owned 2 TT's in 18 years.. First one was smooth sided 'fiberglass' with alum frame. Traded it a year ago for a 2019 with the same smooth sided 'fiberglass' with alum frame.. The old TT did fine and never gave me any issues at all. I just maintained the thing and kept an eye on the roof and re-sealed the corners and end caps a couple of times over the course of time, and never a leak, de-lam or whatever else seems to happen to folks that don't do that kind of thing... ;) Oh, I did cover it during it's outside storage times too, so that might have helped a bit too? In the end, you get what you get and there are no guarantees with either build style. Other than how you maintain it over the years.. Traded that old TT in perfect condition for the new one and whoever now has that old Prowler, has a very nice TT and no de-lam or any other issues with it.. :) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/04/20 06:24pm Travel Trailers
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