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RE: What rules for Canadian pickup towing utility trailer in US?

In case you weren't aware, in 2011 they modified the Class G definition (again) to remove the need for a restricted 'A' for RV 5th wheels over 4600kg if the total rig is under 11000kg. That removed the need for a lot of the FW drivers to have the restricted 'A'. Not for a big loaded toy hauler though! My understanding is BC REALLY enforces the Restricted A. If you're towing heavy you better have it!
shum02 09/02/16 01:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: What rules for Canadian pickup towing utility trailer in US?

shum02, I'm familiar with the reciprocity on drivers licenses. That's no problem. My truck is in fact commercial though due to its weight. Look at section 16 of the Act if you want to read the definition. It kicks in at 4500kg. Ontario rules have changed recently. I researched them carefully for me since a number of my friends were pulled over and fined. So my 15yr old approach of "ignorance is bliss" was showing its weakness! It was expensive research as my truck plate costs me $650/yr now because my total weight is over 10K kg. (Yes, I'm legal with a class G license as my trailer is under 4600kg.) I was already doing most of the annual inspection work every spring anyway so the added cost for the stickers wasn't much for me. I was told by one MTO person that RGW must now include both the truck & trailer whether it's an RV trailer or not. I don't know if that's correct or if affects you anyway but I'll toss it out there. I personally would want to see that in print before I paid to register the weight of an RV trailer with my truck. ...Fred Did you "see them in court"? MTO Ontario Most MTO regular officers are not versed re non-comercial drivers. Take them to court. I have a RGW(paid) of 4000kgs, regardless of what the trucks GVWR placard says and can have a combined GCVWR not RGW(paid) of 11000kgs(23000lbs) without getting the restricted A - if you're over that all bets off. This was brought about by the RV Ass of Ontario, can't sell all these big big rigs to guys driving 150/1500 series trucks and keep them legal or the big buses which regularly well exceed 11000kgs driven by old guys with G lic. See me in court. EVERY "half ton truck" in ON pulling a decent size RV would be in violation, heck most small "utes" towing single axle RV's set up by Uncle Andy out at CanAm in London ARE in violation. We are RV'ers, NOT commercial drivers, this is my daily driver. Class G - MTO definition Class G — any motor vehicle not exceeding 11,000 kilograms gross weight or registered gross weight and any combination of a motor vehicle not exceeding a total gross weight or registered gross weight of 11,000 kilograms and towed vehicles where the towed vehicles do not exceed a total gross weight of 4,600 kilograms
shum02 09/01/16 06:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: What rules for Canadian pickup towing utility trailer in US?

I can't find where to get answers to this. In Ontario, Canada all pickup trucks are registered as commercial vehicles. No choice. I'd like to use my pickup (without the truck camper loaded) to tow one or two cars (plated in my name) in my enclosed utility trailer to Florida for the winter. While in Ontario I am exempted from log books, inspection records, and most other commercial rules as I meet some specific "personal use" parameters in Ontario law. I doubt those personal use exemptions are relevant in the US. Since my truck is registered as commercial I'll look just like a hot shot driver going down the road. I understand that US residents choose whether to license their trucks as personal or commercial. (How logical!!) And they put those "not for hire" signs out to clarify. My issue is how can I legally go through the US with my "commercial" pickup truck and utility trailer? If I have to do weigh scales, logs, etc. and risk fines/delays for my newbie mistakes, it is probably not worth it. Anyone know where I can get this information? Thanks, Fred Ontario has many reciprocating agreements with US States and other Provinces regarding licencing. Give the MTO a call and ask them. BTW your truck is not registered as commercial, but you do get the "truck" plates when you step over the 6000lbs/3000kgs GVWR and yearly inspections when you register for over 4000kgs(I keep mine at 4k kgs to avoid that hassle). With a G licence you are allowed up to 24000lbs GCVWR after that you are really suppose to get a Restricted A CDL, but really unless you're pulling for money no one gives a hoot.
shum02 08/31/16 07:26am General RVing Issues
RE: WDH with a F350?

Set the WDH to the least amount of compression because you need next to ZERO! Had the same issue with my rig, don't fight the truck or even think about compressing the front springs to move ANY weight forward. The truck does not need any of that.
shum02 08/05/16 09:43pm Towing
RE: Generator Gas

This guy is great. Watch a lot of his vids https://youtu.be/WfEFA_sVIt8 -- copy and paste to browser
shum02 07/29/16 02:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Generator Gas

Forget it. Sorry I asked. I won't make that mistake here again. You're looking for a problem that doesn't exist. I've emptied the tanks on EFI vehicles by tapping the fuel pressure port pressure release valve on the fuel rail then jumpering the fuel pump by way of the relay. It's just a shrader valve, just pulled out the valve and put some flex hose over the valve then jumper the relay. Easy peasy.
shum02 07/28/16 09:18am Tech Issues
RE: 2016 Ford 250, 350 Super Duty

My lease was up on my 2015 F150. We just purchased a 38 foot 5th wheel so needed an F350. Purchased a 2016 crewcab, short box, powerstroke, 3.55 axle ratio, 18 inch wheels Lariat model 4x4. Towed with it first time on Saturday. It only had 600 miles on it but I was dissapointed in the fuel economy. With a 98 litre tank 250 miles will be tops. The exhaust brake does no more than shift down the tranny. I can not tell any difference if I shift down manually without the exhaust brake on or put the exhaust brake on and let the computer do its thing. Our 5th wheel weighs 10,600 lbs empty with a tounge weight of 2,300 lbs. Truck squats less about an inch with 5th wheel hooked up. We pulled 120 miles, no wind and mostly flat except one short hill on the freway. Not sure of the grade. Cruise will loose about 5 kmph going up a hill and gain same going down. Again, the biggest dissapointment is the combination fuel economy and small tank. Computer said 26.1 litres to 100 k.m. Not sure yet how accurate it is. I know it is new but I don't expect much of an improvement with miles. That is 9mpg(US gallon) Don't consider that bad at all. What did you think you were going to get?
shum02 07/18/16 05:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Getting waste to flow up into a waste tote.

As for the OP, if the height difference is no more than the diameter of the hose, just dump the grey tank second and then manually raise (most of) the hose before you uncouple it starting at the RV and working toward the tote. What spills out when decoupled (RV end first) shouldn't be much and shouldn't be too nasty. If you feel that way and practice this please let me NOT have your site next! Using a Flojet I have NOTHING that will be hitting the ground. YUK!
shum02 06/14/16 02:12pm Beginning RVing
RE: Getting waste to flow up into a waste tote.

I use my Flojet to pump it into the tank. Like has been said you'll always fill the gray first anyway but with 4 people in the camper I'd empty my 30g black tank a couple time in a full week of camping. The Flojet makes it real easy. I keep the portable tank by the truck so I don't have to manually move it. I've got a 25 gallon portable tank and full it's well in excess of 200lbs.
shum02 06/14/16 07:58am Beginning RVing
RE: Windows 7

You think you have problems, try windows 8. It really sucks.................. I have a Microsoft Surface and actually miss it. Worked great for touch based devices like the Surface. If you want to put off updates on W10 you could also upgrade to W10 Professional, it allows you to put off updates till it's more convenient.
shum02 05/05/16 12:04pm Technology Corner
RE: 2002 Ford F-150 4X4 Lariat Super Crew

I want to disconnect the drive shaft from the transfer case to the front differential and install the Remco Drive Shaft Coupling on the drive shaft from the transmission to the rear differential. I never use the 4 wheel drive and I can't afford a new toad, so I want the above to work. It all seems possible and that is what I was understanding, but my brother told me that it may be possible that the pickup won't move with the front drive shaft from transfer case to the front differential being removed. If anyone knows what the facts are, can you enlighten me on the fact, I really want this to work. Well, I'm not sure why your brother would make such a statement. The front drive shaft doesn't even come in to play until you engage the four wheel drive system anyway. There is no power applied to the front drive shaft, IN TWO WHEEL DRIVE. So, he's a bit off, in that statement. Now, as to the rest of your intent. Well, if you can't afford a newer toad and, have to keep the one you have, I guess a drive-shaft disconnect might be the way to go for you. Scott Actually there is power to the front drive shaft but with out the hubs being locked by the ESOF or manually at the hubs if equipped the front AXLE won't have any power. Also the truck will not actually care if the rear drive shaft is disconnected, then shifted into 4WD with the front hubs locked to the front axle(have done this after loosing a rear drive shaft), it will drive but normally the front axle is locked so it won't like turning on anything but loose material.
shum02 04/07/16 02:22pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Eastern Canada - Diesel and DEF availability??

:) As one who is neither US or Canadian it must irk Canadians something terrible with all of the Amaericans who treat Canada as some backward country where you cannot get supplies or a decent cup of coffee & nothing but cold air comes out of the place. Don't ask them a basic question like "What is the capital city?" Most will say Toronto. Be nice to Canada. The place is your best friend. After November lots of you may want to move there.:B Taking reservations now...........:B
shum02 03/18/16 07:43am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Lots of used Canadian trucks on the local Ford lots

I believe there is a difference if you buy new or used with waranty remaining. So if you bought the vehicle new of the lot in the US then took it into Canada or vise versa there wouldnt be a warranty , but if the vehicle was bought as a used vehicle that is still under warranty then it is valid. And it is also different from manufacturer to manufacturer. Thay each have thier own policies. I think we/they are talking about two different things. A Canada vehicle registered to a Canada resident can get warranty work done in the States and vise versa. The issue would be if a U.S. resident went to Canada and purchased a vehicle and then registered it in the USA. The window sticker from the Canada truck I purchased that was imported back to the US clearly states "this vehicle not intended for sale or registration in US". That could be the sticking point where warranty issues come into play. I will only speak regarding Ford but their warranty is transferable regardless which side of the border the vehicle goes to or resides in. It's under warranty here, it's under warranty there regardless of new or used. If there is a balance of factory warranty you get it. Probably true. I know all the literature I have make it clear or at least very strongly suggest that the truck I purchased should not be titled/registered in the USA. But I have had zero issues with dealers or getting work done if I needed it with respect to tsb's or warranty. According to the CBC it doesn't look like there are any restrictions warranty wise for buying a new car in the U.S and registering it in Canada , so it probably works the other way round too here Only vehicle manufacture I have heard of that made it difficult was/is Honda. Also U.S lifetime warranties(when they where av) on Chryslers where not transferable to Canadian customers.
shum02 03/14/16 11:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Warning windows 10 automaticly installs!!!

That is only ONE reason.... SNIP ........pay for, not MS). Well written. Well said. Geez, I better double layer that tin foil hat!
shum02 03/11/16 01:39pm Technology Corner
RE: Lots of used Canadian trucks on the local Ford lots

I believe there is a difference if you buy new or used with waranty remaining. So if you bought the vehicle new of the lot in the US then took it into Canada or vise versa there wouldnt be a warranty , but if the vehicle was bought as a used vehicle that is still under warranty then it is valid. And it is also different from manufacturer to manufacturer. Thay each have thier own policies. I think we/they are talking about two different things. A Canada vehicle registered to a Canada resident can get warranty work done in the States and vise versa. The issue would be if a U.S. resident went to Canada and purchased a vehicle and then registered it in the USA. The window sticker from the Canada truck I purchased that was imported back to the US clearly states "this vehicle not intended for sale or registration in US". That could be the sticking point where warranty issues come into play. I will only speak regarding Ford but their warranty is transferable regardless which side of the border the vehicle goes to or resides in. It's under warranty here, it's under warranty there regardless of new or used. If there is a balance of factory warranty you get it.
shum02 03/11/16 01:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Warning windows 10 automaticly installs!!!

Well, was it better or worse??? It Happened on a PC at my business. The main program we operate on doesn't run on 10, so it was worse! Caused a real problem. This will not happen on W7 Pro or Win 8 Pro. Are you using Home Edition at work?! Run Win 10 Pro on several machines. No issues at all. Solid. I also wear my tinfoil hat while working so maybe that helps a little. Acutally it looks like MS is NOW ignoring businesses and possibly pushing W10 out to "Pro" versions.. Take a look HERE All it takes is for MS to push it to a companies private WSUS server or the companies IT personnel didn't read up on the update before pushing it to their WSUS server.. If I couldn't push updates my users never would update ;) Bad enough just to get them to re-boot once in a while. I hear they may be eventually pushing it my way but we have software that is not yet certified for W10 so we are in a holding pattern. If your really concerned about W10 calling home there is LOT's of info out there regarding turning off Location Services. It's a solid OS, holding back for that reason is just silly.
shum02 03/10/16 08:32am Technology Corner
RE: Lots of used Canadian trucks on the local Ford lots

"The US dealers don't honor the Canadian warranty and vica-versa." Not true at all. They honor the warranty both ways. A Ford truck is a Ford truck. If it is sold in the other country, they service it and warranty it wherever it is. Maybe you should look into it more. Here's an article explaining it. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/autos/2003-05-05-canadacars_x.htm The article is old, but the exchange rate situation today is the same, making Canadian cars a lot cheaper. Your right it's old and does not apply. Factory warranties are good on either side of the fence. Says so in my manuals.
shum02 03/10/16 08:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Warning windows 10 automaticly installs!!!

Well, was it better or worse??? It Happened on a PC at my business. The main program we operate on doesn't run on 10, so it was worse! Caused a real problem. This will not happen on W7 Pro or Win 8 Pro. Are you using Home Edition at work?! Run Win 10 Pro on several machines. No issues at all. Solid. I also wear my tinfoil hat while working so maybe that helps a little.
shum02 03/09/16 05:24pm Technology Corner
RE: Lots of used Canadian trucks on the local Ford lots

Have few here in Colorado and all have very rusty under carriage, from what I was reading Canada uses a lot of salt. Not the case in the Western Provinces, to cold for salt, they mostly use sand. Quebec and Ontario are the areas that use a LOT of salt, especially in urban areas.
shum02 03/09/16 12:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Border Crossing Question

I've never had an issue going either way. Have all your paper work ready and be attentive, polite. Keep the curtains on the rig open for a peak inside and the cover off the back of the truck so they can see everything. Make sure you check both .gov websites regarding foods that can be transported across the border. I've know some guys that have had their rigs boarded but if you pay attention to the food you're allowed to bring across and don't have any illegals hiding in a storage area and are not smuggling it should be easy peasy. Just remember, make their job as easy as you can!
shum02 03/09/16 11:58am Beginning RVing
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