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RE: How to remove tail light from 2020. Rock wood mini lite

I imagine his lights are the same as my 2019 Rockwood Mini Lite. I don't see any outside screws to remove it either.. I suspect that the seal will need to be cut and then maybe it 'twists' off or something.. There is really no way to get to it from inside the trailer. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 04/17/21 04:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: F150 and Reflection 150 series?

#750 TW on a 32' TT sounds kinda light? My little 26' has that TW dry! When I load it up and fill up the front fresh water tank, pretty sure I'm a good #1000 TW.. Which is still fine for me. You can have the best WD hitch out there but if you are light on TW, the trailer will sway on ya.. 20-30 mph side wind will push any rig. Even a semi. Proposing can be helped with better shocks if you still have the OEM jobs. Anyway, get what makes you comfortable and enjoy.. If you can't enjoy the trip, then you won't want to go out anymore. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 04/13/21 08:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Nightmare

Did you buy the rig before or after the hail damage? Did you negotiate the 19k sale price with the dealer 'fixing' the said damage on their dime before you gave them all of your money on it? If you knew about the damage at the time of sale, why did you agree to such a high price for it? How long ago did the damage happen? I know I'm being an ass here... But, with only the info you provided, these are the questions that popped into my head as I was reading it.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 04/10/21 05:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tank flush

I would think any 'new' RV will have it's own OEM flush system.. My 2019 Rockwood TT has it.. Just have to hook the hose to the proper inlet. I still have my toilet wand and my toilet still goes straight down to the black tank. Have not used it on the Rockwood yet, but I still carry it! If my cheap ass RV has a built in flush, I would think any new Class A's have them too, plus way too much other stuff that I don't even know about. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 04/10/21 05:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fiber Optic

You will need CAT 5E cable if running a wired network to each device. Plain CAT 5 will work, but bog down if used to stream over 1gb over a short time. If you have the proper fiber router from the cable company then all you need to make sure is you have a wifi router that can handle 1gb network that is connected to it. If it's an all in one unit, then you only need at least the 5e cable to anything you have coming in or out of the main router. If you still have an old wifi that only handles 100mbps connected to that fiber router, then anything connecting to that wifi will only be 100mbps at best. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 04/10/21 05:33pm Technology Corner
RE: Towing up grades with "M" and 1 gears

Anyone can just put it in "drive" and engage "tow/haul" mode and go up and down the road and get to where they are going... Easy, peasy... No real worries. But, that's not what I do.. I'm not here to tell "YOU" what to do.. This is just what I do.. I like just putting it in drive and going. I like running it in M mode and I like towing WITHOUT T/H mode turned on and I'm still here to tell the tale and the truck with almost 100,000 miles on it is still around too. There are times when the towing conditions require more attention than others and there are times when I like to tell the truck what I want it to do and not the other way around. I monitor ODB2 sensors that are not on the dash and by adjusting how I let the truck do things make a difference in my towing experience and how the engine temps go and just makes me more engaged with the experience and not just looking out the windshield and turning the steering wheel.. :) Anyway, you can drive the truck or the truck drives you I guess. New vehicles can basically 'drive' themselves, so why do we need to be present? ha, ha.. I know I'm being over dramatic on this, but I see too many lights come on in the side view mirrors of cars I'm next to... Do you really need a light in the mirror to tell you there is a vehicle next to you? Do you really need a dial to back up your trailer? I have to admit.. The setup for being able to get your truck to backup your trailer with a dial is WAY BEYOND my setup level of understanding than just putting it in R and looking in my mirrors! ha, ha.. (remember, I'm an old fart!) Anyway, more of a rant than any use for the OP on his original question.. Mitch
MitchF150 04/03/21 06:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Some things never change

And why would you think "things are going to change" just because you camp 'early' in the season? ha, ha.. It's been this way for decades.. And getting worse and worse every year. I'm still working full time, an old dude and can only get out for long weekend trips during the summer.. but I don't act like what you describe either! (I don't have a dog, or kids or play loud music or yell) I have given up camping on "holiday" weekends, as that just seems to open the flood gates on 'campers' being total jerks.. ha, ha.. Just have to watch the news to figure out the general public does not have a clue on life, except, "it's all about me".. Yes, I know that's a cliché thing to say, but it's more true now than ever! Don't know where I'm going with this, except to say, the general public does not care anything about "you".. Just "themselves".. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 04/03/21 05:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need awning input...

Good luck with that.... If it's a fabric cover, it's just a big kite and yes, the straps will hold down the frame, but the fabric will just rip away. Fixed trailer, wants a covered porch, built it out of wood and screw it into the trailer like it was a house. Or, look at the stick built house on the Oregon coast and note how many have open covered porches?? Even made out of wood?? Sorry to be an ass on this, but wind and open fabric awnings don't really mix too well in general.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 03/28/21 06:43pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: While using my black tank flush

I've got a 2019 Rockwood and the only way to fill the fresh water tank is to fill it from the side of the trailer, up front where the tank is. At the rear of my rig, it has the black tank flush connection and the city water connection and also a winterization connection. I know some of the higher end units have those city water connections that will also fill the fresh water tank if you flip a valve, but that's usually in a compartment and clearly marked? Dunno, because I don't have that feature... :) The only valve I have is for that winterization connection and you have to flip to to suck in your RV AF... One reason I don't do that, ha, ha... But that's a whole other topic! My Dad made the mistake of hooking up to the black tank connection thinking it was the city water connection and not too long later, had flooded his 5th wheel and with the toilet in the 5th wheel part of the rig, it was a mess... He got it all cleaned out and all, but cost a lot of $$ and time.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 03/28/21 05:59pm Beginning RVing
RE: Crushed F-150

You people are so negative just because it's an F150. It's an F150 between the years of 2010 and 2014. You can tell that by it's tail lights. It's not the all aluminum truck from 2015 on. That kind of damage does not occur by just loading a too heavy load in the bed.. To me, they hitched it up, thought it was locked and pulled forward. It was not locked and it then fell off the hitch and hit the bed and crushed the hell out of the bed which also blew out the back window with the flex that must have happened during that incident. The pic had to be taken after they jacked the trailer up again and hitched it up or whatever.. I know I am just guessing as much as all of you, but to say "It's just a Ford" and "it's too much for a 1/2 ton" is just nonsense.. Just my opinion of course.. :) Mitch
MitchF150 03/27/21 08:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV At Dealer for 90 Days Now for An Awning Replacement!!!!!

Replacing an awning is a pretty big thing.. I try to do most of my own DIY stuff too, but that would be something I'd farm out too... But, I would have waited until they got the part in stock and told me to bring my rig in when it was scheduled.. Sure, easy to say sitting at my keyboard... Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 03/25/21 11:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone making a reliable new truck now?

Of course every truck that works for someone is the best truck in the world and of course every truck that does not work for someone, it's the worst truck in the world... Every make and model have gems as well as lemons... In the end, you just gotta go with something, or don't get anything? Getting opinions off the interweb is fine, but you still need to do your own due diligence and know what you want and know what you don't want in a vehicle and then pick one. Every single vehicle I have ever bought has been off the lot where I could see, drive, inspect, etc.. Seems most of the lemons are the ones that are custom ordered and you get what you get. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 03/23/21 09:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Sharp reverse turn with Equl-i-zer hitch?

I too need to make a sharp turn and at an angle when backing my TT at the house. I simply remove the WD bars and do what I need to do. There is absolutely no reason you need the WD setup when parking it. The only reason I leave them on when backing in at the camp site is because it's always level and no extreme turning to back in. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 03/21/21 10:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: TT Brake Service

I have never serviced any vehicle brakes to just "clean them".. :) Drum brakes do get some brake dust in them over the years, but will usually wear out before you need to just clean them. For TT brakes specifically and if they are drum type brakes there will be an adjuster lever on them and in the newer ones, they will auto adjust. I've had both and the only reason I pulled the drum off was to check the wheel bearings and then check the condition of the brakes and adjust accordingly. With my new Rockwood, it's supposed to self adjusting brakes, but I plan on pulling the drums on them and looking for myself after a season and a half of towing it. Just wanna check things out on it and see the bearings and how this so called auto adjusting thing works on it. Figure it's similar to auto drum brakes that auto adjust when you back up or use the brakes in general, in the case of a TT.. Anyway, going to pull them before the camping season and look for myself. Good luck, Mitch
MitchF150 03/21/21 04:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Installing a dimmer switch

If the lights are LED, you might have to check some more to get a dimmer specific for them? I don't think any "off the shelf" dimmer is going to work with LED's?? If the lights are your old 1156 bulbs, you can probably get any dimmer for them, but I don't know for sure?? I remember replacing my old 1156 bulbs in my old 2003 Prowler with some LED's and they worked great.. You could still turn on one or two of the bulbs in the fixture from the switch, so that was my 'dimmer'.. :) I did get some LED specific lights that you could dim with a wireless remote, but they are battery operated and I put them where I needed more light in the corners of my slide out and they work great too. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 03/21/21 04:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Towing Planner, Fuel Cost, DOT TIRE Date Code

In my experience with inviting other's to 'camp' with you, it always needs to be negotiated up front what the living, expense, travel, excursion costs and expectations are going to be.. Let me tell you, if that's not stated up front, it will not be a fun trip.. Family, friends, whoever... Plan however you wish to take the trip, but if you expect the guests to contribute to the trip, make that known from the first sentence. Excursions, make sure you all have an idea of what is expected.. Like are you all going to the same place at the same time and schedule all events together or are you just getting to the destination and then it's whatever you want to do? Food... Who is going to provide it? Make darn sure you spell that out before hand as well as the accommodations and what not.. I love traveling with friends and family.. BUT, you must establish a plan for it all and who is going to be responsible for what and when and whatever else is planned for such trip. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 03/21/21 01:13pm Beginning RVing
RE: Fresh Water Tank Replacement

Is it some oddly shaped tank? I had a 2003 Prowler 722F made by Fleetwood and the tank was a 30 gallon 'box' tank that hung under the floor just above the front axle. I have no idea what the water tank on my 19 Rockwood is shaped like, as it's a sealed underbody, but it's up front that I can tell and 50 gallons.. I would think it's just a big box too? Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 03/21/21 01:04pm Travel Trailers

MitchF150, Funny as you seemed to have gotten it to work? I'm not sure what I did wrong, I OPENED Imgur and found my BBCODE and saw it was for the forum post. Clicked copy. I then returned to this RV.NET as nothing was showing in and then selected RV FORUM, found admin, and noted he was in RV.NET, Okay so I was in the right wrong forum, you tell me? As all of you are showing in but not in the other forum, I updated all of my stuff when I first returned as so that it all carried over. Okay, back to the photos Inside inside Imgur I clicked on BBCODE and saw that was in fact for forum usage. Copied link and opened and ICON inside text and nothing. SO above I clicked on the Image ICON as shown above. Okay now I click post. Here is what the link appears and I noted this a JPG file. And entered no Height or weight haha. Now just the link on the page as copied Hi. I just click copy from the BBCODE and then PASTE it to my post. I use CTRL-V keys to paste it on the post. No drag and drop, no path, just paste it. On your pic, I copied the link and then put the img tags before and after after I pasted it to the post. Mitch
MitchF150 03/20/21 05:12pm Forum Posting Help and Support

You need to have a photo hosting site to send your pics to and then you post the link from that site to your post. I use it's free. Oh, I see you are already doing that... Copy the BBCODE link from your image pic. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 03/20/21 01:09pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: 1/2 Ton Limit

I wouldn't fret it much.. I've got an older 13 Eco Max Tow with #1920 payload sticker, but it's a lot heavier truck with #7700 GVWR and #4050 rear GAWR. Towing a #7000 TT and I have not taken it over any scales, but it tows fine and no issues otherwise that would cause me to think it's not a good combo.. In the end, it's all about how you setup the hitch and how it's loaded and how it just tows for you in general. I load my truck and trailer heavy and don't worry about it at all. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 03/18/21 12:22am Towing
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