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RE: What Was She Thinking?

The purpose of crosswalks is to give pedestrians a safe place to cross. Yes they have the right of way, if they didn't, there would be no reason to have them. When did pedestrians not have the right of way in a crosswalk? Not in my lifetime, at least where I live.
wilber1 07/30/16 06:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: moles

I tried all sorts of traps until I found one that really worked and these do. English mole trap. Also called a Duffus Trap. Clean your traps and wear gloves, human scent will put them off.
wilber1 07/25/16 09:29pm Around the Campfire
RE: I can't believe what I saw!

What's a Delani?
wilber1 07/22/16 05:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How long can 5th wheel stayed hooked up...

When we head south in the winter we stay hooked up for six days. Same coming home.
wilber1 07/21/16 05:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Odometer

Not all manufacturers are the same, some have a pickup at the transmission and some at the axle. My 01 Dodge 2500 had a pickup on the rear axle. You could change a rear end ratio without recalibrating the speedo but you had to if you changed wheel diameter.
wilber1 07/16/16 05:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Storing Honda 2000

We have always carried ours in the front compartment. When I know I am not going to use it for awhile I dump the fuel out and run it till it quits. I'll leave it empty but carry a container of fuel in case I need it. I like the idea of a separate fuel shutoff. Would Me Again post how he installed his.
wilber1 07/15/16 05:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram 1500 with 3.0 diesel

Quick question for the ecodiesel folks, I once pulled a 7000 pound travel trailer with my 1997 Ford F150, If I recall correctly little truck had 225-235 hp and 335 pound feet of torque. We're going to visit Cumberland State Park in Tennessee and there was a very sharp grade leading up to the park. I hit the incline doing about 55 mph, I knew where the torque 5.4 L V8 was made, and I tried to keep that RPM as best as I could. By the top of the grade and it was spinning at about 5,000 RPMs, never a problem, but the speed dropped to 30-35 mph by the top of the grade. I had a 3.55 rear axle ratio. Given the same conditions...would the EcoDiesel with just a few more HP have been able to maintain a higher speed? Or would it have been about the same? Thanks! Jeremiah Probably, you have to factor in the transmission as well. With an eight speed you are more likely to find a gear that matches the engine's power curve in different situations than you are with a five or six speed.
wilber1 07/13/16 12:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Horrific towing incident

I've been driving for 53 years, and I have never had a vehicular accident on a public road. If someone "cut's me off", and doesn't make contact with my vehicle, this means they were ahead of me. Therefore, I shouldn't have a need to "slam" my brakes. I touch the brake pedal in order to cancel the cruise control, while staying in full control of MY vehicle. Then, I take it from there. Towing I always leave lots of room, especially if it was towing animals. The trouble is, if you leave a lot of room, someone will try and fill it. My experience with having to brake hard when towing horses was mostly with people turning in front of me, either turning left or trying to get onto the road in front of me and showing P poor judgement when doing it.
wilber1 07/11/16 12:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Horrific towing incident

Terrible. Idiots who used to cut in front of me when I was hauling horsed used to drive me crazy. What the hell do they think happens back in that trailer when you have to slam on the brakes.
wilber1 07/10/16 10:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling to Canada with air brakes

Think of the THOUSANDS of air brake equipped MH's that cross into Canada every year. I doubt if more than a few per cent of the drivers have air brake endorsement. Have you EVER heard of someone getting a ticket, or worse, for that? Not me. If that is true, there would be LOTS of postings about it. This is the first I have ever heard, and you are just asking. That's my guess as well. Canadian police probably have a good idea of the different provincial requirements but I can't imagine them bothering to check or even be interested in every state's
wilber1 07/04/16 11:51am General RVing Issues
RE: HD Truck 0-60 Times

How many corners on that road?:C
wilber1 07/03/16 02:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: HD Truck 0-60 Times

I'm finding with the more power trucks as the F150, your 0 - 60 and 1/4 mile times aren't going to be reflective of their power next to a sports car. The reason is that the trucks are not outfitted with suspensions and tires to gain the most traction for street racing. Their suspensions and tires are designed for work, payload, and off road use. I drove a 2016 F250 Crew 4WD XLT with the 6.2L gasser and 3.73 locker and it was plenty powerful providing similar power to my previous 2010 F150 Crew 4WD XLT 5.4L 3V w/3.55 Limited Slip. Plenty enough power to tow heavy just not as easy as a diesel that cost so much more in engine, fuel, and maintenance. Nor should it. Pickups have such a front weight bias that they are at a real disadvantage to vehicles with a more even weight distribution. As far as using 4wd to do a 0-60 run goes, both Ford and Ram restrict shift on the fly to below 55 mph. What's the point of using 4wd to do a 0-60 run if you have to slow down to 55 in order to shift back unto 2wd?
wilber1 07/02/16 08:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: HD Truck 0-60 Times

Hadn't put much thought into the emissions angle but it makes a lot of sense. Yes, that makes sense. Would you term that as "torque management" though? Well it certainly does manage torque whether it is intended to or not. Like with many fly by wire aircraft, when flying manually, you are giving commands to controls through the autopilot with the control column, rudder pedals and throttles. As long as those commands are within certain parameters, it will obey them. If you try to give it commands that will over stress the aircraft, result in a loss of control such as a stall or overspeed, or in some instances fly it into the ground or anything else the manufacturer doesn't want you to do, it says nope, not doing that.
wilber1 07/02/16 05:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: HD Truck 0-60 Times

Hadn't put much thought into the emissions angle but it makes a lot of sense.
wilber1 07/02/16 10:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: HD Truck 0-60 Times

The fact of the matter is that if you mash any of the HD trucks to wide open throttle then you will be the fastest one off the line unless someone is racing you. Good point but torque management muddies the waters. The higher HP truck should be faster. Problem with these trucks with massive torque though is you can't use it off the line without tearing up the tires or breaking parts. Even with traction control, there is only so much power you can put to the ground An Audi Q5 TDI with 240 HP 420 lb ft is faster 0-30 than an SQ5 with 354 HP 347 lb ft. same transmission. After that, the SQ5 is long gone. if I put my f350 in 4wd it doesn't even come close to slipping the tires on dry pavement. If the truck is loaded with 3500 lbs in the bed I'm quite sure it wouldn't slip the tires in 2wd either. I'm certainly not afraid of breaking parts.....why would they design a power train capable of putting 20,000 ft lbs of torque to a rear axle that can only handle 19,000 ftlbs? Or couple an engine capable of 900 ftlbs to a transmission that can only handle 800? 0-60 runs on dry pavement in 4wd. That's really useful. Your F350 doesn't have any kind of torque management or traction control?
wilber1 07/01/16 10:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: HD Truck 0-60 Times

The fact of the matter is that if you mash any of the HD trucks to wide open throttle then you will be the fastest one off the line unless someone is racing you. Good point but torque management muddies the waters. The higher HP truck should be faster. Problem with these trucks with massive torque though is you can't use it off the line without tearing up the tires or breaking parts. Even with traction control, there is only so much power you can put to the ground An Audi Q5 TDI with 240 HP 420 lb ft is faster 0-30 than an SQ5 with 354 HP 347 lb ft. same transmission. After that, the SQ5 is long gone.
wilber1 07/01/16 07:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: HD Truck 0-60 Times

I can't remember the last time I did a WOT 0 to 60 run in any of my vehicles. 40 to 60 or 70 when passing or entering a freeway maybe but not 0 to 60.
wilber1 07/01/16 01:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tahoe vs Q7 - which is a better tow vehicle?

They are very different vehicles. One is truck based (certainly not a bad thing) and the other is intended for someone who needs an SUV but would really like a good sports sedan. If It would do the job towing and I could afford it, definitely the new Q7 for an only vehicle. Car and Driver Q7
wilber1 06/30/16 12:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tahoe vs Q7 - which is a better tow vehicle?

I know which one I would prefer as a daily driver. If you buy the Audi Care package, all maintenance for the first five years is covered. It cost less than $800 for my 2013 Q5. Since I bought it, the car has not been back to the dealer for anything other than its annual scheduled service.
wilber1 06/28/16 10:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: going into Canada with treated wood steps

Firewood is a no no but never had a problem with taking finished lumber across the border.
wilber1 06/28/16 09:24pm General RVing Issues
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