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RE: Antigua 215sb Roof Repair...whats the structure?

Owned one of these brand new. The whole thing really is just a luan/fiberglass/Styrofoam sandwich with AL studs at semi regular intervals, the best of which is around the a/c unit on the roof. I was told NOT to walk on the roof without putting down a sheet of plywood to distribute the weight or I might find myself with a hole in it. Walk cautiously! edit - seen the picture! Sorry I'm at a lost for that one.
shum02 01/15/18 12:36pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Kodi boxes

Their main purpose, despite the developers assertions otherwise is to steal movies and TV shows. All that free stuff they advertise? It's likely stolen. Efforts have been made to cut off access to the stolen content. The boxes are losing functionality by the month. That's not to say they're worthless. If you have a large existing media library (DVD backups for example) Kodi is an excellent way to access that. x2 They are a great deal for about $50 to have for streaming your existing media. If you want it for the other purpose it is losing steam by the day and really not worth the hassle of trying to stay on top of the updates to continue.
shum02 01/15/18 12:30pm Technology Corner
RE: Yamaha EF1000iS Genset

You want to borrow mine to give it a shot PM me. I can tell you though without any doubt it does not have the grunt to turn over a furnace motor. It might/maybe keep it running but it will not start it. Thanks for the offer Shum but that's pretty definitive - a 1K just isn't going to cut it. :( We'll have to catch up sometime around a campfire again! :B Heading up to Mac this weekend for New Years, come on, drag the rig out for some winter fun :B Only a metre of snow or so has fallen in the area!
shum02 12/28/17 08:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Leaving tank heater pads on.

Tank heaters are around 40-60 watts, just enough to keep the liquid in the tanks from freezing and most AC powered ones are thermostatically controlled. If you leave them on and the tanks are empty you will more than likely cause no damage to the tanks but probably will burn out the tank heaters. If you don't need them on, don't turn them on and as said they will not help the water lines/sewer lines in the least.
shum02 12/28/17 08:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Yamaha EF1000iS Genset

You do need to specify the location if you wish others to help you. But clearly you don't wish for that assistance. In my original post I was asking for commentary on the Yamaha EF1000iS. I do appreciate the replies but at no time did I ask where I could rent one as I know from doing my own search there just isn't anyone nearby that rents an EF1000iS so this simple solution isn't as simple as it would seem. :R You want to borrow mine to give it a shot PM me. I can tell you though without any doubt it does not have the grunt to turn over a furnace motor. It might/maybe keep it running but it will not start it.
shum02 12/26/17 04:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Yamaha EF1000iS Genset

I have a 1kw Honda inverter i got for a steal a few years back. Sips fuel on eco throttle and sure is quiet on eco as well but about the only thing i use it for/it's good for is charging batteries while camping. Will run the camper but you constantly have to watch what loads are running and when it's running wide open it's really not that quiet. When heading out i actually bring both the little Honda and the big yellow Champion, WTH, i got lots of payload.
shum02 12/19/17 08:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ontario drivers licence and CVOR requirements

This means that almost everybody towing an RV isn't in compliance, if we assume that a pickup towing an RV is considered a commercial vehicle, (as these regulations only appear in that part of the website). So your FIL had to get an inspection and a yellow sticker? Yup you got it! And yea, I knew this would go the way it has. Here is a quote from the MTO's FAQ's page 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(this contradicts the first part!), 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 Now you can take that and interpret it any way you want but I will also say that there is all kinds of contradictions in the MTO's "rules" regarding pickups and RV's(buses and huge 5th wheels come to mind). Take it for what you want, believe what you want, pay them what you want. I have yet to see of hear of anyone getting nicked by them who was exclusively towing or carrying for personal use. Anything else is internet lore. BTW just the other day I was waved through a Mississauga truck inspection set up on Derry and 427 in my F350 cause, yea, I ain't commercial.
shum02 11/24/17 08:53am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Ontario drivers licence and CVOR requirements

Wow, a *bunch* of incorrect info here! It does NOT exempt you from needing an Annual Safety Inspection. That is required when your truck, trailer, or both combined, have a GVWR or actual weight exceeding 4,500kg or 9,900 pounds. A LOT of folks don’t understand this until it’s too late. For example, a typical 1/2 ton with a 7,200 GVWR pulling a single axle box trailer with a 3,500 pound GVWR means you’re at 10,700 combined GVWR and need an annual Safety for BOTH. If the MTO/OPP pulled over ever 1/2 ton truck on a long weekend pulling a RV and weighed them they'd never ever ever have time to do commercial and the courts would be plugged. Have mine registered for 4k kgs. That's more than I need when I'm sitting in it with a full tank of fuel. If you're not pulling ANY kind of commercial, ONLY your RV, use you're truck only as a passenger vehicle and you're under 11K kg's GCVWR you do not need a yellow sticker.
shum02 11/23/17 09:18am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Maintenance, you vs. the dealership..

I do everything on the F350 but mounting tires on rims. Just completed the EGR/Oil Cooler R&R a few weeks back. Good for another quarter million miles. Truck has only seen the dealer for E-testing. My other vehicles and the RV the same. There will be time for resting when I'm dead ;) and DW leaves me be when I got my head buried into something mechanical! :B
shum02 11/23/17 09:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Remove TV During Cold Storage?

Seven years here in Ontario and never had an issue with mine. -20C to 40C baking in the sun.
shum02 11/20/17 05:17am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Comfortable captains chairs

Not sure about GM's but they have air ride set up's for Ford medium duty trucks. If I had the extra coin.......
shum02 11/07/17 03:30pm Toy Haulers
RE: water lines in the winter bad tatste

After flushing and sanitizing in the spring I fill once more and add a quart o white vinegar , run it through all the lines including the WH . Let it sit overnight or longer , drain everything and refill . Nice fresh water I use for everything including cooking and drinking. x2 This works like a charm for me as well.
shum02 10/25/17 12:22pm Truck Campers
RE: CAA/AAA for roadside assistance

I have CAA and used it a few years back to have the camper flat bedded from just South of Sudbury on a Sunday afternoon after a bearing blew out and nearly lost the tire. After making a call we had to wait a few hours for the right rig to be available but they kept in constant contact with me via text and eventually a low deck showed up and towed the trailer all the way to Barrie where I parked the rig at my BIL's place. I can say without a doubt that the dispatchers for CAA were great and they showed up with the right truck in basically the middle of Nowhere Ontario on Highway 11 on a Sunday. Worth every nickle! BTW since I have learned and carry two sets of bearing with me so I won't have a repeat of that. Can R&R a bearing in less time than it took the truck to show up ;)
shum02 06/29/17 12:09pm Beginning RVing
RE: Do Canadians pay tolls?

Only those states who have DMV reciprocity agreements with your province could charge you. It definitely works across the border, as I drive the 407 around Toronto and I get a bill here in Michigan. x2 NY State has a reciprocity agreement with Ontario so I have to pay NY tolls as well. No agreement? You could still get a bill but if you don't pay they won't hold your licence/tags hostage at the DMV/MOT. We live in Ontario but have used an EZ-Pass transponder for years. We ordered ours on-line from New York State. Unlike Ontario's 407 transponder which we don't have and never will, EZ-Pass doesn't charge any fees except, of course, when you use a toll road in a state that uses EZ-Pass. It's really convenient to avoid fumbling for bills/change and not having to wait at the toll booths. We have a BMO US dollar MasterCard which EZ-Pass will use to fund the account. They take $25 when required. I'll assume then you don't use the 407 then? Not having a transponder and paying a couple of "video" charges more than makes up for the yearly rental. If you don't use it, the 407, no worries.
shum02 06/20/17 05:14am Roads and Routes
RE: Do Canadians pay tolls?

Only those states who have DMV reciprocity agreements with your province could charge you. It definitely works across the border, as I drive the 407 around Toronto and I get a bill here in Michigan. x2 NY State has a reciprocity agreement with Ontario so I have to pay NY tolls as well. No agreement? You could still get a bill but if you don't pay they won't hold your licence/tags hostage at the DMV/MOT.
shum02 06/19/17 05:16am Roads and Routes
RE: Windows 10 Creators Update and Windows Defender

Microsoft just installed the creators update yesterday. So far, all is OK. I was curious, though, that they made it a point to rename Windows Defender,"Windows Defender Anti-virus". I was under the impression it was already an anti-virus. Does that mean Defender is now a force to be reckoned with? I'm already using Norton Security, but when the subscription ends, I may like to try WD as long as there have been meaningful improvements. Toshiba laptop, W10 Home, version 1703 It is and has been since Window Security Essentials. Been running it since WinXP and have yet to have anything get past it.
shum02 06/18/17 11:01am Technology Corner
RE: Speaking of towing..

In a PERFECT world with no "gotcha" moments it'll work just fine.
shum02 05/30/17 11:52am Towing
RE: ordered a new truck ** Updated, with pics

That is a sweet looking truck! Congrats! When I saw the Cdn MSRP on the build sheet I think my heart stopped!
shum02 04/28/17 11:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: How Many Miles

Smart phone doesn't work at our place - we're too far out from the cell tower. My vintage Blackberry Curve with internal memory and no SIM card works fine though. Unfortunately, the old CDMA phones no longer work in BC or Alberta though, so we're stuck in Yukon with our cell phones. In Northern Ontario, or for the most part outside the GTA take that phone and toss it, CDMA has hit the tech bone yard. You can buy a decent new or refurb'd Android for less than $100 Cdn.
shum02 04/26/17 09:51am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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
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