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RE: which jeep grand cherokee is best

Looks like they will all do the job. If it is also a daily driver I would look close at the V6 and diesel. To me, a 2wd Jeep is an oxymoron and resale could be a problem. Might make a great TV though.
wilber1 09/28/14 05:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Canadian Tax Question

The vender is responsible for collecting the taxes so check with them. You will likely be charged both.
wilber1 09/26/14 10:28am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Trans Canada Highway from Calgary to Pentition

Planning a trip through Banff next year and would like some info on this route. We have a 30 foot 5th with a diesel ford one ton. How is this route? Would also like some tips on campgrounds and sites to see along the way. Prefer hookups. Thanks in advance. Dianne As far as the route goes, the worst part is traffic congestion driving through the Kelowna and Westbank area, otherwise, no worries.
wilber1 09/25/14 11:23am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: My Experience re. shipping to Canada

Taxes are a fact of life. UPS brokerage fees can be pretty brutal. Don't know about other couriers. Mail is probably the best way of shipping across the border. Living close to the border, I am fortunate being able pick shipments up and bring them across myself. A $2 to $5 handling fee is pretty normal. Always print off the details of the purchase and take it with you as proof when you declare it. Shippers don't always include that in the package. If I order something from another part of Canada, I am charged GST and PST, why should the CBSA charging me the same tax be any different.
wilber1 09/25/14 11:17am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: NPS Drone Ban

I didn`t think the NPS or anyone for that matter owns any airspace? if that is the case I don`t want anyone flying over my house either. There are all kinds of laws governing the use of airspace. It would be chaos without them.
wilber1 09/24/14 06:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ram Eco-Diesel vs F150 2.7 TT - Davis Dam

DI, turbo gassers can mimic diesel torque characteristics to a large degree, but not their fuel economy.
wilber1 09/22/14 11:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Eco-Diesel vs F150 2.7 TT - Davis Dam

The more important power becomes. Torque is a nothing number. 600ft lbs seems like a lot of torque, but at 1000rpms, its just over 100hp. I'm not sure how many times this correlation needs to be explained on one website. Horsepower, measured at any rpm, describes what the engine can do. And when passing and climbing, that extra 120hp is more than double the reserve power for passing or climbing. This is the simple explanation of why tractor trailers are so damn slow. Even when not loaded. It's also the reason 1/4 mile calculators ask weight and horsepower..... and on and on Gesus, this post needs to be a sticky. ^^^^^^ Nothing is measured in torque. Someone can say their engine put out 1000 ft/lbs. So? I would have no idea how much work that engine can do. As pointed out above, it's a useless number that means nothing. If someone said their engine put out 500HP I know right off that thing can do a whole hell of a lot of work. It might do it at a high RPM or a low RPM or anything in-between; but I do know it can do a whole hell of a lot of work! Never under estimate the value of 600 lb ft just off idle when you are trying to get 23K moving. Where an engine makes it's power is more important than peak when towing heavy. Listening to you guys, there isn't an 18 wheeler in the country that should be allowed on the road.
wilber1 09/22/14 10:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Help Me Find GOOD Fresh Water Hoses

I have had great luck and like these very much. And US Made Hose I have one just like this but don't remember the brsnd. Great quality but very stiff and difficult to roll up, especially when cold.
wilber1 09/19/14 10:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Stewart Case to Go Before Grand Jury

It takes nothing to indict someone so don't be shocked when they do. Most grand juries give the prosecutor what they want & leave it up the lawyers to sort it out. Grand jury proceedings are much more relaxed than normal court room proceedings. There is no judge present and frequently there are no lawyers except for the prosecutor. When you put it that way, it sounds like a Star Chamber.
wilber1 09/16/14 08:53pm Around the Campfire
RE: LT vs ST's - Canadian Tires cries "Illegal!".

I know but really? We live in SW ontario and except for last year snow fall lasts a day ,what we need are 'slush tires' Anyway I got my way by going to Michigan. OK but get off the gas too quick on a slippery corner with snows on the front only and the next thing you know, you are in the ditch or on the wrong side of the road staring at where you came from. I never drive even within 10% of my vehicles limits wet dry cold hot . our roads are at their slipperiest from excess amount of salt 'dust ' on the surface. The problem is, with only two snows on the front, one end of your car has much higher limits than the other. Like driving in standing water with a good set of rain tires on the front and bald summer tires on the back. What you seem to be saying is you don't need snow tires at all.
wilber1 09/16/14 05:06pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: LT vs ST's - Canadian Tires cries "Illegal!".

I know but really? We live in SW ontario and except for last year snow fall lasts a day ,what we need are 'slush tires' Anyway I got my way by going to Michigan. OK but get off the gas too quick on a slippery corner with snows on the front only and the next thing you know, you are in the ditch or on the wrong side of the road staring at where you came from.
wilber1 09/16/14 11:46am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Michael Waltrip on Dancing with the Stars !

Michael had lots of company in the horrible department. Wouldn't count on him going first but it won't be long if he doesn't get a lot better. Biggest surprise. Tommy Chong. Mr. Cool.
wilber1 09/16/14 11:11am Around the Campfire
RE: LT vs ST's - Canadian Tires cries "Illegal!".

Got the same song and dance when I tried to buy two snow tires for wifes car from CT,Four not two or we can't mount them. See ya. Don't know about the legality but if your wife's car is front wheel drive, I agree with CT. Here in Quebec four snow tires is the law; you cannot have two only. ... Eric In BC you can't run studs on the front only but not sure about snow tires. Two is OK on rwd vehicles. Having run snows on the front only many years ago, I can attest to how scary it can be.
wilber1 09/16/14 09:20am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: LT vs ST's - Canadian Tires cries "Illegal!".

Got the same song and dance when I tried to buy two snow tires for wifes car from CT,Four not two or we can't mount them. See ya. Don't know about the legality but if your wife's car is front wheel drive, I agree with CT.
wilber1 09/15/14 09:57pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: LT vs ST's - Canadian Tires cries "Illegal!".

I got the same speel ftom our local Costco.
wilber1 09/14/14 08:26am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Diesel Tuners

"On a diesel engine the turbo is on there to just keep EGT and emissions in check."This is the first time I have ever seen a statement like this. Turbos have been used on diesels since forever to boost HP - John Deere tractors, semi's, etc. Long before there were any emissions standards at all. In fact, possibly the coolest diesel car in existance - the Audi R18 Le Mans racer, gets approx 500 HP from a 3.7L turbo V-6. I doubt that the turbo is on there for emissions reasons. I'm really not trying to be argumentative as I assume there's a little more to your statement. I'd really like to know what you mean. Tim You missed the EGT part Tim. Let me try to explain: I can add a lot of fuel to a diesel to make a lot of power. Past a certain point the combustion chamber and everything in it will get too hot and fail. Pistons melt, rings get red hot and head gaskets burn. The turbo is there to prevent that and it adds air to clean up emissions. The more boost you add the cooler the EGT will become because you are adding air to cool things off. Here is a discussion about turbo boost on diesels. It does a better job of explaining it. My point is, there is a big difference between a turbo on a gasoline engine and a diesel engine. While it is true excess boost can cool exhaust gasses and a diesel doesn't need the precise mixture control of a gas engine, both need more fuel to make more power and more fuel doesn't burn without more air.
wilber1 09/13/14 08:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Tuners

"On a diesel engine the turbo is on there to just keep EGT and emissions in check." This is the first time I have ever seen a statement like this. Turbos have been used on diesels since forever to boost HP - John Deere tractors, semi's, etc. Long before there were any emissions standards at all. In fact, possibly the coolest diesel car in existance - the Audi R18 Le Mans racer, gets approx 500 HP from a 3.7L turbo V-6. I doubt that the turbo is on there for emissions reasons. I'm really not trying to be argumentative as I assume there's a little more to your statement. I'd really like to know what you mean. Tim More boost will reduce EGT if you don't add more fuel but they are there so you can add more fuel and make more power.
wilber1 09/13/14 04:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM - 0-60, mpg, and tow test (pt 3) Hemi vs Cummins

The Allison uses ratios of . 1st 3.10 2nd 1.81 3rd 1.41 4th 1.00 5th 0.71 6th 0.61 Its ratios are closer to the 68RFE than the Aisin or the Ford. Regardless, they all have their biggest ratio gap between 1st and 2nd.
wilber1 09/12/14 10:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM - 0-60, mpg, and tow test (pt 3) Hemi vs Cummins

Enjoyed the videos.... Comments: This is the first I heard of and was very surprised at the Hemi rpms drop way down and the engine seamed to bog down during that 1st to 2nd shift. Does this happen when running at WOT or does it happen at partial throttle? Perhaps the tranny engineers need to rethink the gear spacing since a 6 speed should have very small incremental gear changes. Again... Enjoyed the videos and the tests by both members... Good job! :B 3.23 to 1.84 is a big jump, looked like around a 2000 RPM drop when it shifted so no wonder it bogged a bit. 1st is a low, get it moving gear and 2nd on up are the normal driving ratios. Probably better suited to the diesels bigger, fatter low RPM torque curve as well. These 6 speeds are really 4 speeds with double overdrives so their ratios aren't that close and these trucks aren't set up for WOT 0-60 runs. You will never see OD on a WOT 0-60 run in any vehicle and the hemi never even got out of second. You would think by having the luxury of 6 gears the engineers would have the ratios more evenly spaced so there are more options to select the right ratio for a given speed, throttle position and load. But like you said the gears may have been selected for the Cummins power band. The gearing on my Ford seams to be similar to Chryslers setup in the 1st to 2nd gears. 1st is only used to get the thing moving, that is why there is no torque converter lock up in 1st. All the driving is then done with 2nd through 6th which are evenly spaced. So, do you go with a ridiculously low final drive ratio to get the truck moving and have all 6 gears spaced evenly just so you can get better acceleration off the line, or do you go with a lower first gear and a final drive ratio that will best suit actual driving needs the rest of the time? By going with a lower 1st gear, the remaining 5 can be spaced closer together and those are the ones you are using except when starting out from a dead stop. Ford obviously gets that as well.
wilber1 09/12/14 07:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM - 0-60, mpg, and tow test (pt 3) Hemi vs Cummins

Our 2001 8.1 gas engine with the Allison would not lose any power going up the gears and this was advertised to be a good thing. It is odd the Chrysler trannie built to tow would be different. chevman If you look at the 68RFE ratios, it is quite easy to see what they have done. As I said in the previous post, 1st is much lower to get all that weight moving. Once you shift into 2nd, you won't use 1st again until you come to a stop. If you look at 2nd to 3rd and 3rd to 4th, the ratio changes are evenly spaced and so are the changes from 4th to 5th and 5th to 6th. These ratios are set up for towing, not drag racing from a standing start.
wilber1 09/12/14 10:54am Tow Vehicles
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