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RE: Parking in Calgary

X2 on the Bass Pro shop.. I've seen many RV's parked there. There is also a vacant parking area that some RV's have parked just off the SE corner of their parking lot. I don't know of any place downtown that you can safely park.
08UltraRider 11/25/14 09:07am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: attn: Weight Police

Ok, here is a topic to discuss... I have a 2011 f250 crew cab lariat, 6.7l diesel, factory e rated michilens, rated at 3750# per tire at 80 psi cold. According to ford tow guide, the truck will tow a 14,500 5th, although the way ford "dashes out" the tow guide it is certainly convoluted at best. Now, though it states a 14,5k rating, my PAYLOAD rating maxes at 2049 lbs. Now, getting past the incredibly disappointing bs of that low number, these two numbers simply don't jive. Explain please. And how is the tire rating at 2049 for payload when side walls read 3750 per?? Is it because the manufacturer recommends running at 65 instead of 80? Are you sure the weight rating on the tire says 3750? My E rated Michelins are rated for 3042 single and 2778 per tire dual wheel. There's more to it than tire capacity when they determined the GVWR of your truck... Suspension, brakes, drive train etc. The 2010 2500HD Duramax I recently sold had a GVWR of 9200 lbs and empty weight of around 7200 which left me with a 2000 lb payload for hitch, fuel, cargo and pin weight. The 5er I had at the time had a loaded weight of about 13,000... With the hitch, fuel, passengers and pin weight the truck alone scaled @ 10,500 lbs... Under by the towing capacity but I was over the GVWR of the truck by 1,300 lbs. Yes the truck could pull a 14,500 lb trailer but it will be limited by the pin weight in the bed of the truck that will put it over it's GVWR.
08UltraRider 11/22/14 12:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Kevin Harvick wins Sprint Cup championship !

Sure was in the case of the 48 team. He was lucky to make it past the first round! I was referring to his past success... I think some are saying that perhaps the Jimmie/Chad relationship has run its course. But that's a pipe dream on my part... :D
08UltraRider 11/21/14 11:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: Kevin Harvick wins Sprint Cup championship !

Ask Jimmie Johnson what was the most important element that explains all his wins. Two elements... Bottomless Hendrick pockets combined with the best and most arrogant crew chief in the business. For the record Jimmie is a good driver... He wouldn't be in the seat if he wasn't! However... IMO... Jimmie's success were mostly because of Chad's brilliant calls. How many times has Jimmie made his way to the front because Chad made the right calls and got him there thru pit strategy? I'm willing to bet when Jimmie and Chad part ways that you'll see Jimmie will then become just another driver. Especially if Jimmie leaves Hendrick.
08UltraRider 11/21/14 04:59pm Around the Campfire
Woman’s Sign Brings Garth Brooks Concert to a Halt

Heartwarming... Brought tears to my eyes... CLICKY
08UltraRider 11/13/14 12:58pm Around the Campfire
RE: Hawkshead TPMS

I have a Hawkshead in my 5er and don't need a booster.
08UltraRider 11/09/14 09:27am General RVing Issues
RE: How to use binoculars

Exactly! Manuals are great for leveling uneven table legs! :B
08UltraRider 11/08/14 03:09pm Around the Campfire
RE: DST ends on Nov 2nd

I asked the DW if it was her turn to stay up until 02:00 to set the clocks back.... :B She didn't bite...
08UltraRider 11/02/14 12:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: Walmart full?

To the OP: Thanks for the Pic. I thought it was funny too. As for the rest of the ensuing "discussion"-that's why I now rarely visit, and even more seldom, post here. It just makes me weary. X2
08UltraRider 11/02/14 10:27am General RVing Issues
RE: stay off the train tracks

His head certainly wasn't in the game that day. Commuter trains are fast and quiet and he knows better than to put himself into the danger zone without being vigilant of his surroundings. I find that video disturbing because I just retired as a Locomotive Engineer where I've been involved in several fatal incidents. I won't go into detail other than to say it's a horrible helpless feeling!
08UltraRider 10/01/14 02:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: NASCAR Releases 2015 Rules Package

Plus... Optional driver adjustable track bar. Yeah! NASCAR-mandated ban on all team-initiated private testing in 2015. Yeah!
08UltraRider 09/23/14 04:35pm Around the Campfire
RE: BK Nortches Top Seed For Chase!

One thing is for sure IMO. Penske has come up with a superior engine package. Penske cars have Roush-Yates engines in them. PENSKE RACING Principal owner: Roger Penske Manufacturer: Ford Engine source: Roush Yates Engines Alliances: Roush Fenway Racing, Front Row Racing Drivers (crew chief): Brad Keselowski (Paul Wolfe), Joey Logano (Todd Gordon)
08UltraRider 09/22/14 09:27am Around the Campfire
RE: Retired husband

I actually did this.... Our daughter worked as a cashier at our local grocery store so we knew the other cashiers well. One day the wife made me come along so while shopping I snuck some batteries in her jacket pocket. Then at the checkout I proclaimed to the cashier this lady shoplifted some batteries and should be searched.. DW reached into her pocket and found what I dropped in.... Cashier and I had a good chuckle... DW then told me I wasn't going shopping with her anymore! :C I can live with that! :B
08UltraRider 09/20/14 08:22pm Around the Campfire
Retired husband

After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Target. Unfortunately, like most men; I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women - she loves to browse. Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter, from the local Target: Dear Mrs. Harris: Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion, in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to, ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against your husband, Mr. Harris, are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras: 1. June 15: He took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people's carts when they weren't looking. 2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals. 3. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, 'Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away'. This caused the employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her Supervisor that in turn resulted with a union grievance, causing management to lose time and costing the company money. We don't have a Code 3. 4. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&Ms on layaway. 5. August 14: Moved a, 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area. 6. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told the children shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department to which twenty children obliged. 7. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, 'Why can't you people just leave me alone?' EMTs were called. 8. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose. 9. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were. 10. October 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while, loudly humming the, 'Mission Impossible' theme. 11. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his, 'Madonna Look' using different sizes of funnels. 12. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled 'PICK ME! PICK ME!' 13. October 22: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a fetal position and screamed;'OH NO! IT'S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!' 14. Took a box of condoms to the checkout clerk and asked where is the fitting room? And last, but not least: 15. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile; then yelled very loudly, 'Hey! There's no toilet paper in here.' One of the clerks passed out.
08UltraRider 09/20/14 10:20am Around the Campfire
RE: Getting Diesel at service station or truck stop?

I think the idea of having an extra tank is not for most folks. When you look at the space needed in the box, no camper top on box, the cost of the tank, all the stuff to make it work and the fact that if you carry say 50 gallons that adds over 355# to you load. At 100 gallons it is 710#. Weight equals less mileage. Not such a good deal at all not to mention you need to do a bathroom stop about every 150 miles anyway. The OP pulls a 5th wheel and that's why I replied. He doesn't have a truck topper. When you get 10-12 mpg you can run thru an OEM tank pretty fast. And you sure don't wait till the 1/4 mark to start looking for fuel. The reason I got my aux tank was because I didn't want to have to start looking for fuel every time I passed the 200 mile mark. I consider the cost (under $1000, installed) to be the same as any other option I got on the truck or my 5th wheel. I will never save enough money by buying fuel at the cheaper places but that's a nice bonus. What I like is the fact that fuel is not an issue in my daily routine. I don't even think about it till the end of the day. There is not much to make it work. Mine is a gravity feed model and there is just a 3/8 inch line that runs and connects to the OEM filler hose. There is a manual shutoff at the aux tank connection and another auto shutoff where it Tees into the OEM line. That's it. Easy-shmeezy. Weight. Compared to the wind resistance generated by pulling a 5th wheel down the road at 60 mph, an extra 400 pounds is a non issue. I'll bet an extra 1,200 pounds would still be a non-issue. Bathroom breaks and fuel breaks are different situations. I stop for bathroom breaks too. At hiway rest stops, Mcdonalds, gas stations, etc. Sometimes I can just pull over on the side of the highway and walk in. There's all kinds of options. You're right, these aux tanks are not for everyone. But many who pull 5ers have them and swear by them. Tim X2... I couldn't agree more! I have a Transfer Flow Toolbox/Tank comb. Fill up once a day usually at the end of the day.
08UltraRider 09/15/14 09:32am Beginning RVing
RE: GPS units - Garmin or ?

Garmin DEZL 760 RV/Trucking GPS here. Love the 7 inch screen.
08UltraRider 09/14/14 10:33am Around the Campfire
RE: Trouble seems to follow us...

The message displayed on your DIC was because of the glitch from your ECM that I'm glad it was an easy fix. I was replying to Charlie D's post.
08UltraRider 09/12/14 04:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Why?

Yes, I did return their ladder. But you could have had a nice new ladder to hang off the back of your RV! :B :B :B
08UltraRider 09/12/14 02:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hidden Camera's in campgrounds

I don't see it as an issue. Just about everywhere you go you're on video......... The don't care, just accept it, attitude of many is exactly what has allowed our government to be in the controlling position it is in today regarding the privacy rights of the people.:( I disagree... Some of us don't see it that way! If it were inside your home then yes it's a violation of your privacy. Out in the public.... I wish there was more of them! In particular in traffic intersections where they could be used in traffic accidents as to what happened than my word against your's. More and more people are getting dash cams so the chances are you're being recorded more often than you know.
08UltraRider 09/12/14 02:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble seems to follow us...

We got about 30 miles from Chama, NM and vehicle message came on stating "cleaning exhaust filter. I am confused. My 2013 has never given me a message when regen is going on. Only way I know is increased RPM when stopped. It takes approx 30 minutes of preferably highway driving to regen the DPF. If you are puttering around town and shut off the truck during the regen it tries to pick up where it left off the next time you drive but if it still doesn't get to complete eventually you will get the "Cleaning Exhaust Filter keep driving" message.
08UltraRider 09/12/14 11:15am Fifth-Wheels
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