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RE: DIY: Replaced the delaminated front Filon on my trailer!

Very nice work! Did you bond the AL sheets to the framing in front or is it floating over that area?
shum02 04/25/17 07:52am Travel Trailers
RE: How often should wheel bearings be repacked?

I carry an IR temp gun and read the temps after a good pull or between fuel up's. If the temps start heading about 10C North of ambient or if there are big differences between each wheel it's time to give them a look.
shum02 04/04/17 09:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Electric Blanket or Heated Matress Pad

Mattress pad! The cat's meow :) Winter camp with them in the rig and there is NOTHING quite like them. Have units with individual controls. As said heat rises...............no cold spots on the bed ;)
shum02 03/31/17 06:40pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Insulation under the bed

Reflectex under the mattress and electric dual control mattress heaters!
shum02 03/23/17 01:23pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 2006 Explorer 4.6 v8 has no power to tow up mountains?

I have a 4.6L 2V Triton in a 98 F150 that I pulled a 4500lb HTT with and I'd downshift into 3rd and lay into the throttle. The Tritons love to rev, LET THEM! With good oil and clean fuel it'll work at 4k RPM all day long. BTW they also love Premium fuel with NO ethanol for towing :)
shum02 03/21/17 12:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Canadian prices too high on used units? Cheaper to import?

If you get a dealer convicted, I'll apologize and buy you a beer! FYI I have not found one reference pertaining to Ontario and motorhomes imported from US that is crystal clear in what is required as you state. Me either. I knows lots of people all over Ontario who have imported used vehicles and new/used RV's from NY and Michigan without ANY issue what so ever. Nothing has blown up, no one was arrested and all units are successfully on the road and insured. CSA approved, yea right. Take a look around your house these days and see how much stuff from Cdn Tire and Wally World that are only UL rated. That would include a lot of gear on my RIVA Cda KZ. If my insurance company is good with it, so am I.
shum02 03/19/17 05:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Canadian prices too high on used units? Cheaper to import?

Dwelling? Take it up with your insurance . Well there's another issue. A buddy of mine, who by coincidence lives not too far from you, got a nasty surprise when his insurance broker told him he couldn't have insurance on his new-to-him motorhome he'd just imported from the US until he had it certified as CSA Z240 compliant. When he objected and pointed out they'd ALREADY insured it (for the drive home) they apologized and stated he was lucky he'd not had an accident since the insurance on it was VOID. Under the Insurance Act of Canada it's not legal for Canadian insurance co's to offer insurance on vehicles owned and / or registered outside of Canada. How did they NOT know he was not driving it North? I had asked my insurance broker about this and was told I had approx 5 days to get a rig(RV) back to Canada from the US with temp insurance. I have no idea if that applies to motor vehicles but I would not be surprised if I asked that I could get that as well. As I said, it was temp insurance. The unit had to be in Canada in less than a week.
shum02 03/17/17 10:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Canadian prices too high on used units? Cheaper to import?

Check these. Government of Canada - Importing a Vehicle Registrar of Imported Vehicles More facts, less rumors and internet lore. The problem Shum, and IMHO the MAIN problem with all those types of links, is that RIV (a private FOR profit corporation under contract to the government) and the Federal DOT website don't mention that this info ONLY applies to vehicles, or in the case of this group, the VEHICLE portion of a DWELLING on wheels. This adds LOTS of confusion and leads people to believe that because the DOT says it's OK as a VEHICLE it must also be automatically OK as a DWELLING also. This is NOT the case. Kind of like saying "I have a drivers license and my car has license plates so I can legally operate my car as a taxi." Nope, you would still need a taxi plate and a taxi license. Dwelling? Take it up with your insurance Know lots of people especially when we were at par that bought in the US it is not rocket science Will more than likely do it myself Local dealers think their rigs are made of gold.
shum02 03/17/17 04:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Canadian prices too high on used units? Cheaper to import?

Check these. Government of Canada - Importing a Vehicle Registrar of Imported Vehicles More facts, less rumors and internet lore.
shum02 03/16/17 10:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford 6.0 liter

The great thing about the 6.0 I had is it changed its own oil. You just kept adding it and it leaked it out on its own. My last oil change a week ago the truck gave me back everything but 200ml of oil, about a can of beers worth, out of over 14L's put in. That's an engine with 200k miles on it. Have really never heard of these IH engines using a lot of oil.
shum02 03/05/17 02:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.0 liter

Amen I realize the reputation of the 6.0. I had a 2003 and 2005. Loved them both. My theory on the 6.0 is to check its repair history. Most are not bad if repaired correctly. Should be able to buy one cheap. Cheap yes but like any truck 10 YO the mileage on a lot of these trucks is starting to get up there. If I could find a nice dually CC 4x4 in Lariat trim with less than 100k on the odometer for a good deal I'd probably grab one. Truth is most I see are hitting the 500k mark now. Just a lot of work to rehabilitate a truck with that much mileage.
shum02 03/03/17 11:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.0 liter

As others have said if you can get your deposit back, get it and buy anything in that year but a ford. I'd also stay away from the 6.4 from 08-10 as it also had some of the same issues as the 6.0. There's a reason why a lot of those trucks with the 6.0 have under 100K miles...people were afraid to drive them after hearing about the issues or they had already had motors replaced. I can't find any around my area with less than 200K miles, but a lot of trucks are being bought here and then being shipped South into the U.S for resale. Makes me wonder..............
shum02 03/01/17 01:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.0 liter

I'm always amazed at the personal HATE people have for this motor, like it was responsible for the demise of a loved one. Yet around my neck of the woods I see more of them on the road than Cumins and Duramax trucks of the same years combined. Ford really must have done something wrong for almost 5 years. Oh well. Hoping for another 5-10 years out of mine yet. Sure don't see why it won't hit 500K miles. Amazed??? Have you not read of the thousands of people who have paid a fortune to keep these trucks on the road? Been on the side of the road with one? Paid dearly with resale value in the toilet? It isn't a mystery as to why there's a lot of disgust towards them. And the fact that you see more of them on the road than any other truck means nothing. The vast majority of them have had a boat load of money put into them to keep them going and a lot of owners are forced to do it because they can't afford to get out of them. Ford certainly did do something wrong and it was for more than 5 years because the 6.4L was a disaster too. They went from the excellent 7.3L to these 2 excuses for diesel engines and lost a lot of loyal customers doing so. I was one of them. I guess you should have read the whole thread, you'd have seen my fist post. 1)350K kms and never stranded me. 2)I turn my own wrenches - LABOUR is the killer on all these trucks. It takes me 4 hours to get into and out of doing 4 injectors on one side of the truck - I bet shop billing is more. Not a bad or complicated job but time consuming if you're going to do it right and I have and do. 3)I am one of those guys who drives their vehicles into the ground, so I don't give a rats behind about resale, if I did I wouldn't buy an RV either. And yea I spend a LOT of time on truck/diesel forums and yea it still is a mystery to me. BTW it's estimated IH built close to 2 million VT365 and PSD's. Bound to have some bad units with some bad owners serviced by bad dealers and tech's. Again, WORRIED about shop bills and getting stranded due to internet lore? Buy a new truck.
shum02 03/01/17 09:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.0 liter

I'm always amazed at the personal HATE people have for this motor, like it was responsible for the demise of a loved one. Yet around my neck of the woods I see more of them on the road than Cumins and Duramax trucks of the same years combined. Ford really must have done something wrong for almost 5 years. Oh well. Hoping for another 5-10 years out of mine yet. Sure don't see why it won't hit 500K miles.
shum02 02/28/17 03:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.0 liter

I have 350K kms/220K miles on my particular unit. Reliable? I think so. Almost stranded me once with a clogged EGR valve but removing the electric clip from it and I drove her home with only the CEL on. The engine is VERY particular regarding service and oil/filter quality. You don't push the service window reqrdless of using synth oil or not. In this time I've owned her only replaced 2 injectors, re-"O"ring'd them twice, on my 3rd EGR valve, 2nd FICM, couple alternators, 3rd set of battery's, serp belt tensioner, new rad and a few sensors. BTW I turn all my own wrenches on the truck, never been in the shop except for emissions testing - not that bad a truck to work on really and I don't consider the money I spent on parts or the things that have gone bad to be that far out of whack for a truck that's over 10 YO with this much mileage on her. She is a daily driver. Transmission and attached drive train is as solid as anyone elses, maybe even better on occasion. I'd buy another one in a heart beat.......but maybe it's just the devil I know that I trust more than the one I don't. BTW ANY used diesel truck from ANY manufacture is going to cost LARGE for shop time if anything goes wrong and eventually it will. Eyes wide open when buying a used late model diesel truck from any of the Big Three. If you have an aversion to large shop bills or are paranoid about internet lore that you'll be stranded at the side of the road, buy a new truck with a warranty.
shum02 02/28/17 12:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Weber Q Gas Regulator Upgrade

Mines 10 YO, looks like it been in a war and heats up hotter than Hades. Must admit too, I do not take the best care of it. All original, great little grill! Thought about running it off the LP camper system a few times........thought about it.
shum02 01/30/17 01:45pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Windows Defender??

It's built into Win10(free) and updated regularly. It and Microsoft Essentials has been working for me since Win7 with no issues and no problems.
shum02 01/27/17 02:39pm Technology Corner
RE: new vehicle break in

Engines are already broken in before the car/truck is assembled. You are usually just breaking in/seating the rear diff then your good to go. I followed the owners manual then hitched the trailer and went.
shum02 01/26/17 01:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Listening to the diesel hum

Love the sound of my 6.0L. Can drive all the way to work, about 45 minutes through various traffic and just love the way is revs with T/H on. My kids think I'm whacked :)
shum02 12/23/16 03:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking at used Ford F-350 high miles

All I can say is there's a reason you're finding those in your budget and not the other 2. To be fair though, 200kmi on any diesel or any vehicle for that fact opens up a lot of "possible" and some probable failures. Any 10+year old truck with 6-9000engine hours is a gamble. Just that the house wins more often with a 6.0. Where do you figure 6-9,000 hours? My truck has 142,000 miles and 3300 hours. 6 would-be at the high end of a 200k truck, 9 would only apply to a beaten oil field rig. Yup, spending most of it's time idling with an average speed around 22mph. A gummed up truck that would be. Idling absolutely kills this truck. The higher the average speed over the life of this motor the better. Mine is over 40mph. I just had on of our 06 Cummins in the shop last week replacing the seat cover, new exhaust, oil change , 3 light bulbs, and inner tie rod ends. It has 10,800 hours on it and 207,000 miles. The I6 Cummins does much better sitting around idling then the V8 PSD's and Duramax engines. Hence why it's found in low speed generator and pump duties. My engine.....not a chance. BTW mine is still the OEM exhaust on a truck driven in the road salt capital of Canada, not to shabby ;)
shum02 12/01/16 11:10am Tow Vehicles
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