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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
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.
shum02 12/01/16 08:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking at used Ford F-350 high miles

180K on mine and I still like it. If you do go 6.0 keep in mind they do not like to sit and every now and then drive it like you stole it. x2 I have a 6.0L with 350k kms/217000 miles on it right now. Now I'm not going to say she has never been worked on because ANY diesel truck with this much mileage is more than likely been into some parts just from wear and tear plus close to 10 years of use. With all that being said my truck is as strong as the day I brought it home still pulling hard and bring decent mileage. I will say though that I turn my own wrenches on her, she has never seen a dealer except for emissions tests. If you take any of these diesels to a shop, any of them, with issues be prepared! Make sure your CC has some room on it or you have a big roll of cash in your pocket because they ARE going to come for it. Knowing what I know about my truck, I'd buy it again in a heart beat. It's been no worse for maintenance and parts than any other truck I've owned and in some categories it's been even better.
shum02 12/01/16 07:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Heavy equipment going electric instead of diesel.

Power, no matter what form aint cheap. What these eco groups and the electric vehicle wannabees all fail to address is, where is all this electricity coming from? Thats right, its coming from coal,nuclear, and hydroelectric sources. All polluters in the eyes of the eco crowd. So, whats the long term solution? I have no clue, but electric vehicles is probably not it when you factor in disposal costs for all those batteries, not counting the energy costs to product them in the first place. Don't worry about it.....Fusion is just down the road.....
shum02 11/30/16 02:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: reviews of powerslot rotors for f-250 SD 4x2 2003

Most all but the cheapest rotors are vented and do a great job getting rid of the heat. From reading lots of truck sites drilled rotors tend to warp after a while under heavy trailer braking. This young guy does an excellent job of explaining some of the choices. Engineering Explained
shum02 11/28/16 08:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bouncing up and down

I have new shocks on my truck. I had to tow my trailer. The bouncing is a lot less than before. Did the dealer put on OEM replacement shocks? Dang I hope not, they where probably shot at 60k kms. Ford shocks are only decently ok when they are new, after that they are junk. Any name brand shock will easily out perform them and more than likely cost less if installed somewhere other than the dealer.
shum02 11/22/16 02:25pm Towing
RE: License plate cost (sticker) for pickup in Ontario...

Just another government money grab. Curious though, if trucks are all considered commercial vehicles and those over certain weights need the commercial stickers and inspections even for personal use, are they required to pull into the weigh scales when the lights are flashing? I had read no, only if it was for commercial use. Seems like a double standard. Register it commercial to pay the higher fees but don't need to follow the commercial regulations? Correct. RV's are not to be pulled through MTO weigh stations when the flashing lights are on. They/we are not "commercial". As noted though I have used the stations to weigh my rig - the scales are always on - and friends have told me that Ministry staff have actually come out and helped them spot their rigs on the pads to do the same thing.
shum02 11/22/16 02:14pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: License plate cost (sticker) for pickup in Ontario...

A friend of the family got nailed this way in Georgia, had to leave the trailer there in a storage yard and drive back to Ontario to up his RGW and get an A drivers licence. His 5'er was over the 4,600 kg limit for a class G license. JaxDad please do not spread old outdated information in a way to suggest that it is current. The 4600kg limit for a 5'er on a G license in Ontario was removed back in 2011. The limit is now a combined limit of 11000kg for a 5'ver and standard pickup with a OEM box under 6000kg and no triple tow allowed in Ontario. There is already enough legalist fear mongering with these reg's that even the people charged with enforcement don't fully understand or apply consistently to be spreading false information. As I often say...."I'll see you in court." Posted By: CoMoCo on 11/22/16 08:29am I used to think like Shum until I was pulled over in Kitchener by their regional police a couple of years ago. I was always under the impression that my personal vehicle (a 3500 dually diesel) was not a commercial vehicle. The officer and I had a very nice conversation and he gave me a warning and strongly encouraged me to get the "yellow" Commercial Vehicle Annual Safety Inspection sticker as soon as possible. He told me if I was pulled over again in their safety blitz that there would not be any leniency given. As I've said and keep saying what did you have your truck registered for? You had nothing in your truck, where not towing anything, not using it to make money, not a company truck and where basically threatened to get your commercial sticker> Why? If I was under the RGW of my truck - which I am - I'd have called him on it. Weight it, inspect it. It's amazing how many are willing to give .gov.on their money without questioning why. Here I am again on year 20 something with again another overloaded pickup according to the masses. Have not owned a pickup from my Ranger to my SD that did not exceed the RGW on my ownership even with just passengers in it. My '07 F150 weighed 6000lbs(2700kgs) over the scales with a RGW of 7200lb(3200kgs) and would be routinely over weight with just passengers and a few items in the bed. Always seriously overweight with the trailer on always hitting the GAWR of 7600lbs with a GCVWR of over 14500lbs(6600kgs) which is nothing compared to some of the RV's half ton trucks are pulling around these days. If the MTO wanted a cash cow they could on any long weekend in Ontario open up a weigh station on the 401/400/402 and pull in every vehicle pulling a RV. I can pretty much absolutely guarantee you that from the mini van towing the popup to the Class A DP pulling the toad every single one of them would be over weight and under reported. I drive the 401/QEW every day past 4 of the busiest weigh stations in the Province and never over 30 years have I seen any of them with RV's being pulled through them, although I have used them to weigh my set up. Why don't they then? Because that is exactly what they know they will find. And that is why it is not done. Do what ever makes you feel good......If I ever get pulled into one of these road side inspections and I don't know why I would, I won't blindly pay a fine, I'll see them in court.
shum02 11/22/16 08:40am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: License plate cost (sticker) for pickup in Ontario...

Having not just a personal truck in this category, an F-350 DRW 4x4, but a small fleet at work, we run into this ALL the time. I have NO fleet, am not part of a fleet, no yellow sticker and pulling over a F350 with a RGVW of 4000kgs and weighing me will show anyone I'm under. In these "spot checks" I only see guys with trailers and loads of gear in their trucks using "personal" trucks as work trucks. If you do that you are COMMERCIAL. Had a neighbor get nicked for that even after I warned him about it with his Ram 1500 using it for a driveway sealing business - got nicked! I see this confusion all the time, there is NO such thing as a "personal" pickup truck in Ontario. If you have black & white plates you have a COMMERCIAL vehicle, period. Compare the ownerships of a car and your pickup, you will see at the very top the term "COM - FIT" (commercial) on your truck and "PAS - FIT" (passenger) on the car ownership. For an RV there is however several exemptions from some commercial vehicle requirements. But as a commercial vehicle you can be stopped at anytime for no particular reason in order to 'inspect' the truck. BTW, the physical weight or registered weight means nothing, if the manufacturers GVWR of the truck and any non-exempt (RV) trailer exceed 4,500 kg, you are required to have a comm. safety inspection on both. Considering the lightest F-350 GVWR is 4,491 kg you are at, if not very likely already over that limit. If you so much as hook up to little 4'' X 8' box trailer you are risking some hefty fines. Too funny! I've been driving pickups as personal vehicles for over 25 years and never once have had an inspection done on the truck as a commercial vehicle. From the MTO's FAQ's section Q15: Is my pickup truck a commercial motor vehicle and does it need a CVOR? The Highway Traffic Act considers all pickup trucks to be commercial motor vehicles, but a pickup truck only needs a Commercial Vehicle Operator's Registration (CVOR) certificate if it has an actual or registered gross weight of more than 4,500 kg. A personal-use pickup truck means a pickup truck that: is being used for personal purposes without compensation has a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating of 6,000 kg (13,227 lb) or less, and is fitted with either: the original box that was installed by the manufacturer, which has not been modified, or a replacement box that duplicates the one that was installed by the manufacturer and has not been modified is not carrying or towing a trailer carrying commercial cargo or tools or equipment of a type normally used for commercial purposes BTW my F350 with me and a full load of fuel is dead on at 8000lbs or 3600kgs just like the door jam says. I've had the truck up to a GCVWR of 17500 with the camper with never a worry in the world of how much weight I had on the trucks axles. I don't care, it's personal use and I'll load her up to the limit of 11000kgs and feel the exact way. If you are driving your pickup for PERSONAL use, it is registered to you, not a company and you never pull for money you have NOTHING to worry about from the MTO.
shum02 11/21/16 01:37pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: License plate cost (sticker) for pickup in Ontario...

Having not just a personal truck in this category, an F-350 DRW 4x4, but a small fleet at work, we run into this ALL the time. I have NO fleet, am not part of a fleet, no yellow sticker and pulling over a F350 with a RGVW of 4000kgs and weighing me will show anyone I'm under. In these "spot checks" I only see guys with trailers and loads of gear in their trucks using "personal" trucks as work trucks. If you do that you are COMMERCIAL. Had a neighbor get nicked for that even after I warned him about it with his Ram 1500 using it for a driveway sealing business - got nicked! Driving around I have never been pulled over by the MTO or any of these inspections stops. My F350 takes me to work and pulls the RV for PERSONAL use only. Also avoid the MTO/OPP long weekend RV blitzes as well. Got pulled into one of these once and they had NO idea about anything they where looking at except obvious trailer/truck safety issues. Cost me an hour of my time while I educated an officer on how a WDH worked.
shum02 11/21/16 05:33am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Cold weather storage tank operation

The other issue is finding a place to dump in the winter. A couple places that I go past are under a foot of ice as water collects around the drain and freezes and game over till spring or a good thaw. ^^^ That's the biggest problem I run into. Usually well before the snows come, all the dump stations close up. Coming back from California last winter, I had to dig out about 3ft of snow from the drain hole at a dump station in Iowa before heading back much colder Michigan. If I were serious about winter camping, I think I'd get one of those portable macerators with the 3/4" hose outlet. Then I could pump out into an outhouse at a rest area / forest service campground. ...or at home. Do a LOT of winter camping here in Ontario and that is primarily what I do. I second all the heat trace and electric pad heaters on the tanks. Routinely camp down to -20C with very few problems, or at least nothing a hair dry couldn't take care of ;)
shum02 11/14/16 11:44am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Brakes F350

I would also highly recommend going to the Ford dealer, pick up a quart of the class A motorhome rated brake fluid. It has the highest possible "Wet boiling point" of all brake fluids, and replace the brake fluid. After about 5 or 6 years, the brake fluid has the opportunity to absorb a lot of moisture, and should be changed. The old brake fluid can reach 700F and some moisture in the fluid can change to steam bubbles, that can compress, giving a "Spongy" feel to the brakes. Changing the fluid every 5-7 years will prevent this. Good luck! Fred. It'll also stop your brake lines from rotting for the inside out! Have drained mine several times just using gravity, not that much work as most garages want several hundred to close to $400 up my way to do it :E
shum02 11/05/16 03:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Brakes F350

This past summer did a complete brake job front and back as well as e-brake, one rear caliper(cracked piston) on my '06. Truck was on the original rotors but I had changed the pads out on front and back several times. Truck had close to 300k kms. Treat the brakes right and use the T/H on these trucks and the brakes last a LONG time! Replaced with Motorcraft rotors since the originals did so well.
shum02 11/04/16 12:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: License plate cost (sticker) for pickup in Ontario...

Here is some current info - look at questions 15 and 16 in particular. Commercial vehicle FAQ Many thanks, I now Understand. I will state that NO ONE uses this. Most 1/2 ton trucks towing some of the trailers I see are WAY over that rating. Register the truck for the least amount you can. The MTO cares less about pickups used for PERSONAL transportation and towing.
shum02 11/04/16 05:31am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: License plate cost (sticker) for pickup in Ontario...

My F350 with a RGW of 4000kgs cost me $210/year. Just paid it at the end of October. 3000kgs and under is around $120, that was my 98 F150
shum02 11/04/16 05:28am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: All year round camping in SW Ontario

I camp all year long. Here's a short list of Provincial Park and Conservations parks that are open for RV camping all winter. Valens Conservation - Hamilton McGregor Provincial Park Algonquin Provincial Park - personal fav(cold!) Pinery Provincial Park The campgrounds that are open are limited and usually most do not accept reservations except for Yurts. Other Northern parks have only limited tent and yurt camping such as Killarney, Frontenac..... Valens Conservation Area camping is closed for the month of December, but it is open for the remaining eleven months. Also has a winter program to park your trailer on a site from Jan - April
shum02 11/04/16 05:25am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: All year round camping in SW Ontario

I camp all year long. Here's a short list of Provincial Park and Conservations parks that are open for RV camping all winter. Valens Conservation - Hamilton McGregor Provincial Park Algonquin Provincial Park - personal fav(cold!) Pinery Provincial Park The campgrounds that are open are limited and usually most do not accept reservations except for Yurts. Other Northern parks have only limited tent and yurt camping such as Killarney, Frontenac.....
shum02 11/02/16 12:14pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Craig's List Scam Buyer beware!

If they send you some pictures, go get really fancy. Hit up images.google.com and upload the picture. See where else Google has spotted it on the Internet. -Eric How do you upload a picture there? Just drag the picture into the google search box.
shum02 10/25/16 12:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cold weather rv'ing

sooo...if you are in a place with no electric hook p what runs the furnace ?? And traveling home you don't worry about the tanks freezing ?? Water heater ?? luberhill, please don't take this wrong but based on your questions, you need to learn more about how things work in your RV, before taking it out in freezing temperatures. x3 Winter camping of any type is for the experienced, seasoned and prepared.
shum02 10/17/16 08:01am Beginning RVing
RE: Cold weather rv'ing

I regularly camp to -20C/-4F and sometime colder up here in Ontario. Want to run your tanks all the time? Electric tank heaters. Like these Ultra Heat That way if your out you can use electric heaters and cut down burning through propane. Those little hoses into the belly of the rig from the furnace do for the most part almost nothing. Trust me on that. Never mind running the furnace full time to keep the heat down there. Depending on where you go you can skip using your own tanks and use the park facilities. I hate doing that so I use mine. Have a Flojet macerator to unload my tanks at home as well as some parks dump stations are snowed in on occasion. Lots of fun!!! Love winter camping. Only a few hardy souls and no bugs :)
shum02 10/16/16 07:05pm Beginning RVing
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