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RE: Replacement catalytic converter

BurbMan.. He lives in Calif., so they still test/check that kind of stuff... I think he said he has to pass inspection prior to his scheduled trip to get his tabs. Sounds like his biggest issue is finding a shop that will do the work. Any aftermarket "CA approved" cat will work in his rig.. He just has to get one and then someone to install it. Mitch
MitchF150 04/28/22 05:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacement catalytic converter

Humm.. Well, if that's what they are telling you, I would guess they just don't want to do the job.. Nothing special with an RV's exhaust or cat compared to any other 'truck' or even a cars cat setup... It just goes in the main stream of the single exhaust pipe. Maybe they just don't want to lay on their backs to do the job because they can't fit in in their shop on their lift... It's really sad how all of this converter stealing is allowed to continue. Not sure why they don't start cracking down on the buyers of all these converters. They are the ones encouraging this activity to continue. Good luck with it all at any rate. Mitch
MitchF150 04/27/22 08:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacement catalytic converter

I would think any muffler shop can do catalytic converters? I had a cat go bad once on my old 86 Mustang GT and the muffler shop replaced it for around $150.00 They all should be able to replace them.. I know they can't 'delete' them for a customer. I did a quick search on Rock Auto and there seems to be dozens of different aftermarket cats for sale. I understand you would still need someone to install it, but I still don't understand why any muffler shop would not do it and be totally legal? Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 04/27/22 07:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Which Blackstone to buy?

I got the 22" with the lid and stand. The stand folds up and the grill comes apart in sections so should be easy enough to travel with. I'll be hauling it in the truck and probably leave the old bbq grill at home (the one that attaches to the side of the Rockwood). I should figure out how to attach the quick connect hose to the trailers outlet and to the Blackstone.. Should be easy enough with the correct adapters and just delete the regulator on the grill. Can't wait for the first trip!
MitchF150 04/12/22 10:19pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Sway bar problems

I too have to park my trailer where I can't put on or take the bars where it's parked. I just hitch it up then pull it in front of the house and put them on there. That way it's straight inline and level. A whole lot easier! Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 03/17/22 12:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: New Gear and Technology

I know this isn't anything "new", but for me, it's all night and day going from a 2003 Prowler that was only 22' long to a 2019 Rockwood that is only 26' long, but just the main seating alone is the best thing since sliced bread for me! Here is the old seating arrangement after converting the dinette setup for a "couch" type setup in the 2003.. It was a breakthrough at the time! https://i.imgur.com/1uGh31hl.jpg Then we got this in the 2019.. Theater seats with back massage, butt warmer and the center console has tons of storage and power outlets and faces the 36" flat screen TV! https://i.imgur.com/7CoV6Obl.jpg And pretty much everything else in the 2019 is 'new' to us! Also, my 2013 F150 Ecoboost runs circles over the old 97 F150 with a 5.4 in every single category! Both are XLT's, but dang.. The 2013 is way more tech than I need! :) Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 03/15/22 10:36pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: That hitch is higher off the ground than I remembered!

That hitch is also heavier than I remember too!
MitchF150 03/15/22 10:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Buying property and renting an rv?

Do you see a high demand for this kind of venture? What activities do you see your guests being able to do while they stay there? Insurance, maintenance, management of property, etc? Are you talking about multiple sites on the same property? Just does not sound like something I would do, even if you let me bring my own RV?? Regardless, good luck with the idea... :) Mitch
MitchF150 03/13/22 07:40pm Beginning RVing
RE: Locking gas cap

They just drill a hole in the tank these days.. Most "newer" rigs have a gizmo in the filler neck to keep a siphon hose from getting down the throat. At least my 97 F150 had one and I think even my 86 Mustang GT had one. Watch your cat converters too... Those are still 'hot' items these days.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 03/07/22 08:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Towing performance - F150 vs F250

2009 F150 only had the 5.4L in it and it's a dog compared to the new 5.0, 3.5 Eco and probably even the 2.7 Eco... BUT, power wise, the new trucks are fine.. For that much weight... Well, it ain't gonna handle any better than your current F150. Suspension, suspension, suspension is where it's at when you get into those kinds of weights. Everyone's mileage will vary.. So, choose wisely... :) Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 03/06/22 02:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Sliding shelf for Blackstone griddle or BBQ

That's pretty darn slick! I've got a new Blackstone grill just like that and plan on taking it camping instead of the old bbq grill... Mine has the portable stand, as I don't have any compartments on my trailer for something like that, so will have to lug it out of the truck when we setup camp, but love the Blackstone! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 03/05/22 10:37am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New trailer

The 10 speed didn't come out until after 2018 I think? I've got the ol' 6 speed same as you. I do lock out 6th, even on the flats, as the Eco likes it between 2000 and 2500 rpms for the most part. In my case, it helps keep the engine from 'lugging' too much and actually using MORE boost at the lower rpms. I monitor all temps and other vitals with a phone app and a ODB2 adapter and that really helps my towing too. Mitch
MitchF150 02/17/22 07:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: New trailer

Well...My 13 F150 has a "tow limit" as you put it, of #11,000.. It's a Ecoboost with the MaxTow package. I have payload sticker that says it's good for up to #1900 of extra stuff in the truck, including the tongue weight of the trailer. I'm towing a #7000 GVWR 26' TT and I'm pretty much maxed out on my payload and I know I'm pretty much maxed out on the trailer too.. I pack heavy and know it! It does fine thanks to the turbos, but the truck itself is basically at it's limit for my own comfort level and how I like to tow.. Don't get me wrong.. It tows great and I love towing this TT with it. Half the fun of the trip is the getting there part as far as I'm concerned! Anyway, if you get your hitch setup and dialed in, you should be fine. Power won't really be an issue for you, but you will have to let the 5.0 rev some to get into it's peak power range. I've done some additional mods to the tires, brakes and suspension over OEM to just help my towing experience, so there's that too.. Good luck and just work thru the hitch setup and loading of the truck and trailer and you'll be fine.. Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 02/17/22 06:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Alllergic to camp fire smoke.....? RV coming 3 weeks!!!!

I haven't had a wood burning fire camping for probably 6-7 years now.. I grew up with camp fires as a kid and just about any time I was 'camping'. With all the 'burn bans' we seem to have around WA state and just the fact of having to haul the wood, unload it, start the fire, then have to sit where the camp site has placed the fire pit in the first place (which usually is a lousy place to begin with) it's just become a PITA as I've gotten older. No kids to have to give the 'camping experience' to.. I don't camp with groups of people that really makes the traditional camp fire something that just seems right, and no problem with those that do that.. It's the thing to do.. I get it, did it for many, many years! I just like hauling out the propane fire pit when there are burn bans in place or not, yet I can still have a fire under the awning or wherever I want to put it and enjoy the evening. When I'm done, I turn it off and go inside. No hauling or buying that overpriced wood bundles. I have a wood burning stove at home and use it all the time.. I buy and split my own wood all the time and usually have at least a cord of the stuff at any one time AT HOME.. Anyway, I get asked about my propane fire pit all the time, and get the 'concerned camper' that can't have their wood fire during the bans come over and try to tell me "you know there is a burn ban and you can't have a fire.".. I say it's propane and I asked the Ranger and they said propane fires and stoves are fine... During burn bans, you can't even use charcoal bbq's.. ha, ha.. Anyway, do whatever works best for you and I'll do whatever works best for me and mind my own business about it, unless you come into my site and ask me "where did you get that propane fire pit".. https://i.imgur.com/HXUBZYK.jpg Happy camping everyone! Mitch
MitchF150 02/16/22 12:15am Truck Campers
RE: Life Member info dese not show up any more. why?

Seems that the website is down. If you click on the 'icon' that is supposed to be your life member icon, it has a URL, but it's the error 404 which means the site is down or does not exist anymore. I would have put this in the Forum Posting Help and Support section, but I guess I still saw it.. Only because I usually only look at the "newest" posts page. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 02/05/22 05:42pm Good Sam Club
RE: trailer quality

While these are called "Mini Lite", they are not really all that "Lite"... I think the quality is very good on my rig.. No issues so far. I tow a 2019 version of this. Floor plan is the same, but I have different features than this one has. It's 26' in length, so a little more than your 22' goal, but I came from a 22' trailer to this one and it's no different where it can go or park compared to the old 22' one.. It's just heavier and a much better rig in general then the old one. (but even that old 2003 Prowler Lynx 722F was a great 'starter rv' for us. It's a Youtube video and Josh is kinda a 'goof', but he's entertaining and shows the features of the rig in an informational way, but with some humor, so it's just not a boring 'commercial' as such.. 2022 Rockwood 2511S Good luck in your quest! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 02/04/22 08:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Aftermarket engine gauge recommendations

I went with a phone app to monitor my trucks vitals. It's called Torque Pro and as far as I know, only works on Android phones.. It connects to different brands of ODB2 connectors.. The "gauges" in my 13 F150 don't move after they reach their 'normal' position. The only time they will actually move is when you have reached some very high temp level or if the oil pressure goes < 5psi. I paid $5 to get the full version Torque Pro app. I think I paid around $25 for the BAFX ODB2 adapter that links to the TP app on the phone. You can setup a lot of "PID" data that monitors actual temps and a bunch of other stuff you will never really care about.. Unfortunately, it DOES NOT monitor oil PSI or TEMP.. That might just be that my ODB2 does not have that info in the ECU for 2013? Anyway, has worked for me since around 2018 and really helped me adjust my driving habits and how I let the rig tow in various conditions. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 01/24/22 06:52pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Trunnion Weight Distribution Spring

I'd just tilt the head as far as it will allow. Then hook up the #800 bars and go with it and then dial in from there. I'm towing #7000 and have at least #1000 TW when I run a full fresh water tank and just use an almost 20 year old set of EAZ-Lift #1000 WD setup. Works and tows great! I've not hit a scale, but I pack heavy and know it, so I just go with the max weights. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 01/23/22 09:42am Beginning RVing
RE: New to Chromebook: very basic question

Dunno about the Chrome book device, but my Google Chrome web browser on a Windows 10 computer if you right click on the open tab, you can select "move tab to new window" and then you will have that in it's own window. Mitch
MitchF150 01/22/22 03:27pm Technology Corner
RE: 2000 Fleetwood Mallard 29s water heater question

Dang.. I thought they got rid of those manual pilot light appliances back in the 80's... As a kid, we had a 1977 Taurus and it manual pilot lights for the fridge and the WH. (no electric option on the WH). I guess they still made them later on.. My 2003 Prowler had a Suburban electronic spark heater.. Anyway, here is a video link on how to light those manual pilot light WH.. https://youtu.be/rfJHEHlTsXI Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 01/22/22 03:22pm Travel Trailers
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