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RE: email privacy

Unless you and the party you are sending it to use encryption consider your email read. That is a fact not a probability. AI programs pore through your email every day, the .gov's do it.
shum02 05/22/18 07:42am Technology Corner
RE: My pick-up’s capacity

Overloaded........YES Legal.............Depends *Over Axle rating can be a legal issue **Over GVWR can be a legal issue in some Canadian Provinces Only Province that cares is British Columbia. No legal issues in any other Province.
shum02 05/14/18 05:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Underbelly insulation

I have had my rig for over 10 years camping in all weather conditions here in Ontario Canada including LOTS of wet winter driving and when I cracked open the belly of my KZ to install heat pads and heat trace it was as dry as a bone. Can't imagine California being wetter than here so I would hazard to guess unless you had a big rip in the coroplast it'll be as dry as a bone under yours as well.is this the coroplast? 4mm Black 24 x 36 (4 pack) Corrugated Plastic Coroplast Sheets Sign *+ Vertical https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F272461997084 Yes, that is coroplast.
shum02 05/11/18 08:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Underbelly insulation

I have had my rig for over 10 years camping in all weather conditions here in Ontario Canada including LOTS of wet winter driving and when I cracked open the belly of my KZ to install heat pads and heat trace it was as dry as a bone. Can't imagine California being wetter than here so I would hazard to guess unless you had a big rip in the coroplast it'll be as dry as a bone under yours as well.
shum02 05/10/18 10:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Transmission oil coolers and how cool should you go.

My F350 will barely push past 165F while towing. Add the cooler and let the vehicles on board computer worry about how cool the fluid gets. That's what my "old" '06's computer does. It will not send it to the cooler until it needs to.
shum02 05/07/18 10:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Extremely mad at fellow RV-ers...

The place to start is there needs to be a trash can. Without a trash can things quickly escalate to monkey see monkey do. I have a little trash bag that hangs just below my cup holders in the SD. I just pulls the gloves off turning them inside out as the come off my hands then put them in there till a convenient receptacle comes along on one our stops. It ain't rocket science. People are pigs both at home and on the road.
shum02 05/06/18 04:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do you keep water in your tanks when traveling??

Ten years with the rig and I carry them full all the time. Does not make any difference in fuel consumption(35 gallon tank) and I'm not waiting any where to fill them up with a slow hose when I get there.
shum02 04/25/18 09:23am Toy Haulers
RE: Broken stabilizer - am i expecting too much?

My DW took one of my rear ones off on a railway crossing after not being able to get it up all the way and just drove it the way it was. Sheared it right off. Easy-peasy it's removed! Used and carry self tapping lag screws to put these and a few other items back on. $50/pair for scissor type levelers on sale. Cheaper than dragging it to the dealer.
shum02 04/19/18 12:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Banff and Jasper Canada private campgrounds

I put in Banf Alberta Camping in Google and got this. Alberta Camping I'm sure that will get you started.
shum02 04/17/18 09:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: KZ Spree, 2007 opinions?

half of us in this thread are Canadian! was this made in Canada? Nope they where not! Indiana I think. Generally speaking back then they where a very decent rig for the money.
shum02 04/13/18 07:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: KZ Spree, 2007 opinions?

Obviously water is the big enemy, but others have chimed in on that. Here’s a minor thing to check. We had a 2008 KZ Spree in which they used plastic brackets to support the drawer glides. They had a tendency to crack. I fixed leaks on ours in 4 different areas, so check it over carefully. My '06 KZ Outdoorsman had the same. Not much to replace. Also had/have delamanation issues as well. For the most part a decent unit that has put up with a lot of ALL weather camping and survived. Will get to the wall issues when time permits. Not the end of the world like some would have you believe
shum02 04/13/18 03:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Underbelly, reuse or replace?

Any concerns using regular pine 1x2, or should it pressure treated (or whatever they call it now)? I suppose, in theory, it shouldn't get wet on the top side of the Coroplast. Hoping to get to see the trailer today and get another look at the area I need to access. thanks for the ideas so far Surprisingly enough the belly of my rig does not get as wet and dirty as you'd think.
shum02 04/13/18 10:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Underbelly, reuse or replace?

I used to have to crawl up into the belly a couple of times for various repairs. I would cut a 3 sided opening, about 2 feet square. The uncut side was at the front facing edge, so the cut flap would hinge down and let me crawl inside. I then used 1x2 wood, laying the 2 inch piece on a edge and screw 1 inch screws into the uncut bottom and the cut pices, It held the cut flap in place after I was done working up inside.I then used some Gorilla tape to tape up the 3 cut pieces to keep any water from entering. Should you need to re-enter the bottom, pull the tape, unscrew the screws and your back in. Fast and easy with no mess. Except for the wood I did the exact same thing. Still holding using Gorilla tape. Just make sure to give the coroplast a good cleaning before taping.
shum02 04/13/18 07:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Insulation

It is what it is. Its just impossible to add more insulation value to a 2 inch thick wall. Not to mention thr R zero windows. If your planning to winter north of the Mason Dixon line plan on being cold. I camp down to -30C/really cold F with the rig in my sig. R7 walls and R10 roof/floor. The only thing is it costs a few shiny pennies worth of propane and electricity to keep warm. A new rig with decent ceiling and floor R values and skirting would be a lot easier and most certainly less expensive.
shum02 04/12/18 08:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Pinery Provincial Park closed again

Wow. Excellent start to you Easter Weekend camping trip. .on.gov dropping the ball and capitulating again. No one with a set of stones in all the group involved. Guess it's a drive up the road to MacGregor PP if I was in that boat.
shum02 03/30/18 04:12am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Voltage Toy Hauler BW Cable stuck in Open Position

I'd look and see how big a piece needs to come down if you don't cut then make the decision. I've not priced it but I doubt that material is very expensive, looks like plastic cardboard. Cutting/patching should not be too difficult if you can find the proper glue/sealant. A few screws to hold it in place while the glue dries it doesn't have to look pretty. It's called Coroplast. The easiest way and recommended way to close it up by most including dealers is Gorilla Tape. Only cut it on three sides with the opening towards the rear of the rig.
shum02 03/29/18 10:08am Toy Haulers
RE: Voltage Toy Hauler BW Cable stuck in Open Position

Hello All, So last week took my 2012 Voltage 5ther out for a weekend maiden voyage to play with and work out any bugs. Well bug 1 came up pretty quickly during set up. My Cable operated BW valve is stuck in the open position. Upon recommendation that they work well I purchased a Valterra Electric Valve.(I’m waiting for it to come in.) my underbelly is completely sealed of course. Question 1. What is the best way to get to the valve? (OPTION 1: Lower the whole front Underbelly? OPTION 2: Cut a access hole to get to the valve and reseal area after completion.) If the answer is Option 2 I see where the BW line goes up into the underbelly at a 45 where it is then sealed with Black Foam. How near is the valve to that 45?? Thanks ahead I know your answers will be great! Roger P. I recently have had the exact same thing happen Did add the exterior valve to the end of the sewer line, great insurance! Regarding where the valve is? Like all rigs each rig is pretty much custom, you'll have to cut open the coroplast with a best guess in mind into where the line from the valve goes. Mine was probably almost 6 square feet altogether that I cut into. What happened to mine was the sheath that holds the cable rusted out allowing the cable to exit so that it had nothing to push against to close the door. I managed to hold the cable sheath in position and then force the valve shut....most of the way. Haven't replaced the valve cable yet but the new glued on exterior valve is taking care of the problem anyway.
shum02 03/29/18 08:42am Toy Haulers
RE: Might have needed a WDH ?

That's a shortbed 1500/150. Picture looks taken along a coast line and here in Canada out on the East Coast there are sections of costal highway where the wind gusts will blow over semi's. Kind of looks like that.
shum02 03/28/18 08:05am Travel Trailers
RE: 4 years 6.7Powerstroke update

I plan to buy a 2018 in about 10 years when I can afford it. Yo're preaching to the choir!
shum02 03/28/18 07:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: 4 years 6.7Powerstroke update

Ford truck guy-- We are in same boat pretty much. Got ours in Dec of '14 and just over 37K. Glad you guys haven't had any problems but if you really want to talk reliability, come back and post when there is a 1 and then a 2 in front of those mileage numbers. If I so far can get 250K out of my IH 6.0L I'm pretty sure Ford's 6.7L will do just fine. Heck, looking at local used trucks in my area I see LOT's of 1st gen 6.7L trucks hitting well into that range already.
shum02 03/27/18 11:58am Tow Vehicles
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