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RE: defrager alternatives.

My NTFS has never needed defragging. Defragging my NTFS files made a huge decrease on server backup times. Still do it. Microsoft NOT including a defrag utility on NT because they said NTFS didn't need it was an incredible joke.
shum02 02/12/15 11:13am Technology Corner
RE: defrager alternatives.

Anyone know how to stop the Win 7 auto defrag?Why would you want to do that? x2? On a decent current machine even if it was running you'd not even notice a performance drop - it is a background service. Same goes for virus scans.
shum02 02/11/15 05:57am Technology Corner
RE: defrager alternatives.

And no, you never want to defrag an SSD. To slip up and defrag an SSD in error does not mean disaster but it is to be avoided. Win 8.1, which I am on now will not let you run a defrag on a SSD drive, Win 7 the same. The OS is getting to the point that it will protect itself and it's hardware from "unqualified" users. Most users have no idea the utility is even there or how to get to it, use it, or even what it does and why it might be needed. This is in most cases a good idea.
shum02 02/10/15 04:23pm Technology Corner
RE: defrager alternatives.

Actually the later iterations of Windows run defrag when the computer is idle, so the HDD gets defragged even though you aren't aware of it. XP and older does not do it automatically but Win 7 and 8.X do. If SSD the operating system will not defrag as not required/wanted. Never needed anything other than the Windows utility since NT4.0. It works as well as anything else and is free.
shum02 02/10/15 08:43am Technology Corner
RE: Do I Need to use a WDH with an F350 SRW Powerstroke?

The Ford receiver on my F350 is a Class V With only around 900lbs of tongue weight on mine I do use the WDH but have it set for the minimum compression - just 4 links on my Easi-Lift. The truck ABSOLUTELY hates the front end being pushed down! Truck rear end barely moves when I drop the trailer on it.
shum02 02/09/15 01:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Best Selling Trucks 1/15

Ford has the Ranger available and IMHO is light enough on it's feet to introduce the Ranger with very little lead time. Time will tell. Lots of people including myself loved their Rangers ;). I'd love to see it re-introduced.
shum02 02/04/15 05:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Best Selling Trucks 1/15

The numbers all seem very predictable, and very good overall. I just cannot figure out why the outdated Tacoma is outselling the modern Tundra, especially with low fuel prices. I also predict that the Colorado will overtake the Tacoma this year. Different market. Looks like Ford needs to get the Ranger out to compete in that space. I think GM can capture this niche now with the updated colorado. If the trend continues look for Ford to re-introduce the "World" Ranger to North America. The Ranger was biting into the very lucrative F150 sales.
shum02 02/04/15 11:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton buyer's log, day 1

I have a "fake one ton" too. 3400lbs payload. I've said it before, the "1/2 ton," etc. monikers are anachronistic terms that mean almost nothing today. I used to have a "3/4 ton" with payload of 3900 pounds. There are numerous examples of payload ratings not anywhere close to what the "x ton rating" was. GVWR and GAWRs are good to know but if you are at all concerned with sticking within manufacturer ratings, some of these trucks on the market with payloads of under 1000 pounds are pretty useless except for hauling kids and groceries. I guess this is where the "fashionable" part of half ton pickup trucks comes in ;)
shum02 02/02/15 07:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton buyer's log, day 1

Those are of the 'fake half ton' attributes...some even have 8 lug wheels But they are all below the 8.5K GVWR thresh hold. As at and above no longer are mandated to post MPG numbers on their mandated MSRP labels Those fake half tons have RGAWR's in the above 5K and some 6K 'Half ton' GVWR's range from +6K GVWR to +7K GVWR and the fake half ton is 8.1K to 8.2K +/- GVWR So when folks talk about half ton can do this...your half ton can do that, etc I ask "which half ton are you referring to"... I've not counted them, but one forum member taught me that Ford has over 12 or was it 14 different 'half ton' offerings...one of them the fake half ton with a +8K GVWR (that 7 lug version) I have a "fake one ton" too. 3400lbs payload.
shum02 02/02/15 03:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Frozen bay lock

Hair dryer. Carry one in the truck when winter RVing. Works every time.
shum02 02/02/15 01:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1/2 ton buyer's log, day 1

F150, 1500, Max this, Max that, HD, etc are all marketing verbiage or badging .......... The F150's addition of Max Tow/Max Payload package includes updated rear axle, 7 lug hubs, LT tires, re-enforced frame, hangers and spring pack as well as cooling/electrical upgrades. Hardly "just badging" Suspect GM and RAM are not much different. Regular run of the mill axles on most of the 150/1500 series trucks are just 3800lb units with GVWR in the area of 7200lbs and GAWR of 7600. Add up all the options available and you have a truck easily pushing near 6000lbs. Does not leave a lot of room for cargo capacity.
shum02 02/02/15 01:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The Official unofficial CPE 2000i Generator Thread

You need a clamp style meter to measure the amps by clamping one of the wires inside the casing. The ratings on the appliances are the max possible usage. You are also measuring on resistive loads which don't have the surge that an inductive load does. x2. The heaters usually even on high don't use all the watts they are rated to. An a/c compressor really digs down deep to test a genny on start up, although I have no doubt a 3kw Champ inverter could very easily handle a 13.5 a/c unit.
shum02 02/02/15 08:58am Tech Issues
RE: trucks

LIKE I STATED PREVIOUSLY, IN 2014 IT OUTSOLD COMBINED COLORADO/CANYON SALES BY 20%. If GM can't outsell it in the same market using two different name tags, why should Honds drop it. Oh yeah, I forgot, GM does stupid things and you have to do the opposite to make money. Ford sold 70K Rangers it's last year of manufacturing and selection of units was not the best, the RL's best year was around 50k units, which is a little less than the Rangers worst year. Stunning sales............but it's a Honda......
shum02 01/30/15 10:22am General RVing Issues
RE: trucks

Do you work for Honda? So how could you possibly know it's not profitable? :h Nope I do not and also one of the few brands I have not owned. Knew people at the Aliston plant who built it. Didn't say it wasn't profitable, said it wasn't a "money maker". The WHOLE idea of getting into pickups is to make a BOATLOAD of money on them. Ford, Dodge and GM make more per unit selling pickups than just about anything else except performance cars. Honda in the last few years couldn't sell enough of these to fill a bathtub. Cost 250 million to develop then they close ops in Aliston and moved it to the US. Think they've been making out like a bandit on it??? NOT. Now they're going to try again???? Seriously? If it wasn't a Honda it never would have stayed in production this long. Time to let go and move on.
shum02 01/30/15 04:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Cold (Fridid) Weather Start Diesel?????

Just so you know; I snowmobile and camp using a 6.7 F250. I plug in if it's available and take my 2000 Honda generator along, just in case. Common sense would tell you to prepare as best you can. If the OP is in the "middle of nowhere" I don't suppose he can call for help. I would never advise anyone to ignore good advice. I do the same with my 6.0L. Actually my little 1kw Honda inverter will run the block heater. Why not? Sure makes it a lot easier on the engine when she is already warmed up from the inside out. They put a block heater in her for a reason...... Also use Power Services Artic Formula additive, although she will start no problem without it. A little more quiet on start-up and 1mpg difference in overall fuel economy.
shum02 01/29/15 01:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: trucks

http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/2014-nissan-frontier-sales-spike-driven-by-4-cylinder-e-1535226272 I posted earlier I have the 4X4 6 cyl Frontier which uses at least as much fuel as my friend's full size Chevy truck. The truck is great to drive, I highly recommend them if you need a smaller pickup and fuel consumption isn't a concern. This article may point out the weakness of the smaller pickups. People would be more likely to buy them if they burned significantly less fuel than full sized trucks. My neighbor has Ridgeline, loves it, very reliable and he says fun to drive. But he's averaging about 14 MPG in mostly urban driving. He's eeked out 20-21 on long open road trip. My 8000 F350 pulls off the same numbers. Combined city/highway of 14-16mpg and 20-22mpg highway(doing 60mph/100kph) A long time back I had a '94 Ranger 2wd 4.0L V6 5sp SC with 3:08's that would easily pull 30mpg and take a 5.0L Mustang of the same vintage through 1st and 2nd gear. A great little truck.....What happened?
shum02 01/29/15 12:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: trucks

Why does Honda even attempt to push this vehicle in the USA? Sales figures are so miserable that it can't be profitable. They haven't the good sense to walk away from the table and only they seem to know why. Like I said if anyone else made this and had sales figures like this those responsible would have been fired and the line cancelled. Do you suppose that Honda is profitable? Is there any chance that the Ridgeline is going to run them out of business? They could probably give Ridgelines away and still be profitable. If I was a Honda shareholder.....I would be insisting they drop it. Hasn't been a money maker for years. If Ford was selling the World Ranger in North America RL sales would be lucky to be half or more than likely less than that of what they are now. Fortunately for Honda Ford is not particularly interested in yet bringing it to our shores but if they do......it won't fare well for the 2016 RL.
shum02 01/29/15 08:13am General RVing Issues
RE: trucks

Why does Honda even attempt to push this vehicle in the USA? Sales figures are so miserable that it can't be profitable. They haven't the good sense to walk away from the table and only they seem to know why. Like I said if anyone else made this and had sales figures like this those responsible would have been fired and the line cancelled.
shum02 01/28/15 08:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: trucks

If any other manufacture made this vehicle and got these sales numbers it would be considered a failure. That Honda is going to take another shot at it either shows guts or not knowing when to fold the cards and leave the table.
shum02 01/28/15 07:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: trucks

Not a truck unless you can remove the bed! Makes them more adaptable. :) You can remove the bed on an ElCamino, S-10 , Ranchero and a dozen other grocery getters but that doesn't make them REAL trucks Full BOF and removable box = pretty much a truck. The RL has neither.
shum02 01/28/15 12:39pm General RVing Issues
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