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RE: Rare find. Used HD F150.

If it's a Canadian truck, conversion between km and miles might account for the discrepancy in mileage. I've had dealers do this depending on which unit of measure I have up on the dash. They mistake kms for miles and vise versa. Mostly they tell me not to worry about it? More worried about time passing than mileage I guess.
shum02 05/22/15 12:40pm Towing
RE: Rare find. Used HD F150.

The only way to truly tell is with it's GVWR ... 7 lugs were/are only av on HD models. Goes all the way back to the '97 7700 series F150/250's. It's an HD regardless of the GVWR.
shum02 05/20/15 01:01pm Towing
RE: [OP Update] Windows 8.1 compared to Win7 - user experience

Running it now on a Surface. Like it and my daughter loves it. Maybe people are to old to adapt? Certainly works great with touch!
shum02 05/08/15 04:19pm Technology Corner
RE: Honda generator bites the dust

I'll pull plugs in power equipment once and a while and heat the carbon up with a torch then brush it off. Often get the tip looking like new. Wouldn't do this for "on the road" stuff but for power equipment it seems to be worth it.
shum02 05/08/15 09:11am Tech Issues
RE: Foreign RVers in the US & Canada

If you would like to come to Ontario Canada........ Out of Country Permit
shum02 05/05/15 11:12am Beginning RVing
RE: Travel star 21 sb floor construction

Maybe ours were made in the same factory. At that time StarCraft had their own separate factories and RV lines from Jayco. Now Starcraft's are just rebranded Jayco units.
shum02 05/04/15 09:49am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Did Honda just come out with a new Generator ?

Honda Power Equipment website lists it at 7 metres. Websites are on the whole a LOT more current than brochures and as well as more easily corrected if wrong.
shum02 04/29/15 02:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Did Honda just come out with a new Generator ?

7m = 22.965ft
shum02 04/29/15 08:49am Tech Issues
RE: Honda generator bites the dust

The spark plug cap looks like it might need a special tool to get it off. By that comment I'm guessing you've never changed the plug. Grab hold of the plug wire around the spark plug and give it a good pull, no tools required. I've got one of these little gems, they also do NOT like bad or stale fuel, first time you've had her out this year?
shum02 04/29/15 08:39am Tech Issues
RE: Travel Trailer Purchase order

Regardless of the contract..... the dealer is being a noob and has lost a potential future customer along with great word of mouth advertising. He must be desperate for the $1k. Penny wise, pound foolish.
shum02 04/17/15 04:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Travel Trailer Purchase order

I use a CC to put down the deposit. If I change my mind and the dealer is not like minded I've only had to make a call to the CC company to have the charges reversed. YMMV. That only works if you are not obligated to make the payment via an executed contract. The cc companies are not your guardian angel for bad business decisions. A deposit, did not take delivery. Sometimes you need more time than you thought to make that decision. "Buyers remorse" is very unpleasant and getting stuck losing a deposit just adds to the punch to the stomach. I've actually also wrote in a "back out - cooling off" clause to these purchases, not on ordered units mind you, dealer stock, and have never had a issue from anyone on the other side of the table.
shum02 04/17/15 11:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Travel Trailer Purchase order

I use a CC to put down the deposit. If I change my mind and the dealer is not like minded I've only had to make a call to the CC company to have the charges reversed. YMMV.
shum02 04/17/15 07:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Weight Distribution Hitch with F350?

Like everyone is saying and I'll say it again. Do NOT fight the suspension on these big trucks. They loved weight on them and will handle just fine with weight that would have a 150/1500 series truck on it's knees begging for mercy. On my 1000lb Eazi-Lift bars I have them at 4 links, the least amount of compression recommended by Eazi-Lift, there is no measureable compression to the front end. Hitch head is back as far as it will go and the trailer rides level with 900lbs of TW and no WD bars installed. Don't fight 'em, they will push back.
shum02 04/16/15 04:22am Travel Trailers
RE: KZ Sportsman quality

No worse than anything else, don't really think they are any better either and I've had mine for some time.
shum02 04/15/15 11:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weight Distribution Hitch with F350?

...snip.... We're talking about nearly half a ton and what the trucks manufacturer says it needs. Think about it, a truck is not designed to carry all its load on the back bumper. It's built to carry most of the load in the bed where both axles play a part. GM says that their 2500 and 3500 series pickups are good with a thousand pounds on the rear hitch and my experience confirms this. How much does that remove from the front axle? Not enough to notice. It "might" be a factor on half ton or smaller pickups, but that is not what the OP purchased. x2
shum02 04/15/15 10:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Weight Distribution Hitch with F350?

One thing you will not do with that rig is raise the front end of a F350 diesel. Don't even try to compress the front end of a HD truck! I use WDH but on the lowest links and then of course the friction sway control When I tried to compress the front end the truck fought me and the handling was terrible. There is a 1000lb engine plus a 400lb tranny up front with a suspension to hold it all up, last thing you want to do is try to force it down. You drop 1000lbs on the hitch and the truck will hardly notice it. Have 900lbs on my hitch, the truck hardly moves when I set it down.
shum02 04/15/15 09:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Best Towable Waste Water Tote for Beach Camping

If I want rustic I'll load up the pack and canoe and go interior camping, and then hey, won't even have a shower for 5 or so days. But DW INSISTS on a decent shower, cause, hey that's why we have the camper, so I oblige. I measure 2-3g's per shower for a "decent" shower, DW insists on 5, so I make sure we have the capacity to do so. Happy wife, happy life :B
shum02 04/15/15 04:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Best Towable Waste Water Tote for Beach Camping

Poop cannon to tank in the back of the sub. BTDT I have 40ft or 1 1/2 waste water hose to see the contents. The only difficult part is evacuating the full hose off the poop cannon. You are at a foot off the ground with 40 feet of sludge or gray angled up to the rear of the sub/truck. You take off the hose from cannon and raise immediately over your head. Walk the contents in the hose back to the sub/truck. I fire up the little 1g compressor with about 40-60psi of pressure and blow the hose clean. Works like a charm!
shum02 04/14/15 08:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Diesel price war

It hasn't happened here. Still $1.23/liter. $1.09-$1.07/L around the GTA in Southern Ontario, less up North. Should go down more, usually less than gasoline by May.
shum02 04/14/15 08:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ram owners; you may want to know this:

There is one good thing. They would not have got far. The truck should shut down once out of range of the fob. But that is a good lesson. Your vehicle may not be as secure as you thought with the keyless start. As I know these systems the vehicle will continue to run but as soon as stopped it will not start again. Someone could drive till they empty the tank, NTM I think thieves are well aware how these systems work to take advantage of them.
shum02 04/14/15 04:31am Tow Vehicles
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