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RE: Any truth to this

Some places, like where I live, GVWR is a legal limit. I can license my truck for any weight I want and they will take my money but that doesn't make me legal if I am over my GVWR, axle or tire ratings Everything has a safety margin designed into it. As well as having to compensate for people who ignore ratings, they have to because things lose strength with age and use. The engineers who designed it know what that margin is. The rest of us are just guessing.
wilber1 11/29/15 06:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The Baja and my Goodyear Marathons

Replaced my first set of Marathons at 8 years and have 4 years on my present set which I took off my old fiver with 16" wheels and put on my new one which came with 15's, Never had a failure with any of them.
wilber1 11/29/15 09:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Good trickle charger or not?

Depends on how good your converter charger is. If it has a good multi stage charger with a float mode, it will do as good a job as a maintainer so just leave it plugged into 110V and check the battery fluid level occasionally. A battery will lose very little fluid with a good charger, a bad one will have you topping them up regularly.
wilber1 11/26/15 12:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: How do these specs look to you experts??

CORRECTION: the gas mileage is 31 litres so that would be 9 mpg. ?? 31 liters per 100 km equals 7.6 mpg US gal or 9.1 mpg Imperial gal.
wilber1 11/26/15 08:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: VW/Audi

Wow, talk about thread drift.
wilber1 11/25/15 10:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge cummins 5.9 or 6.7 ?

If I have any problem with the way my 68RFE shifts, it is that it waits too long before it shifts down when towing. I find that using the ERS to shift down earlier makes for much smoother operation. I also think the combination of Tow Haul and the EB can be too aggressive when descending grades. I switch Tow Haul off and use the ERS to control speed when descending long grades. Other than that, I think it shifts just fine.
wilber1 11/22/15 11:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge cummins 5.9 or 6.7 ?

I would go with the 6.7 for the transmission alone. No matter how good the 48RE is, it is still a four speed.
wilber1 11/20/15 08:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Crossing border into U.S. from Vancouver with 39' MH

At the Sumas crossing, BC enhanced DL holders are allowed to use the NEXUS lane entering the US after 11:00 AM.
wilber1 11/19/15 06:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Condensation During Winter Storage

A lot of this issue is dependent on seasonal ambient conditions. If you live in a cold zone, the relative humidity is low. If you live in FL or BC it is very humid. IIRC, our relative humidity in MN, in Winter is < 20%. I install Aprilaire humidifiers for customers, on occasion. I make no special efforts for the TT, keeping it mostly closed up the entire Winter. It varies drastically here. Today and it is dry and the RH is 39%. Yesterday we had a front go through and it was close to 90%.
wilber1 11/18/15 10:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Condensation During Winter Storage

We have Max Air covers and leave our vents open. The biggest cause of condensation is a temperature difference between inside and outside. We also use three Dri-Z-Air pots, an air dryer like Ava mentioned and a few Bounce sheets scattered around. Never any condensation or mildew problems in the Great North Wet.
wilber1 11/17/15 07:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: For 2014/2015 Eco-diesel Owners

Block heaters have been standard on all Canadian CTD's for years and a cover came with my 2011 3500. Still in the box. Never seen a vehicle that has had such an emotional reaction as the ED on this forum. It's either a huge game changer or Satan's own invention, threatening our very way of life. Depending on who you listen to.
wilber1 11/15/15 06:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Small engine question

Synthetic 10W-30 for me please. Snow blowers don't have air cleaners because fine snow would act like dust and plug them up. Instead you get water injection. Keeps the EGT's down you know.:D
wilber1 11/08/15 04:54pm Around the Campfire
RE: Do coiled power cords heat up and cause fires?

Just use a cord that is the right gauge for the outlet you are using and stop worrying.
wilber1 11/08/15 04:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Chaining axle to frame?

I can see the point about preventing the wires being snagged by debris but other than that, I see no purpose to it.
wilber1 11/07/15 10:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Short/long term storage- slides best in or extended??

wilber1 11/02/15 08:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Shame on you, Ben Franklin

And in Canada they would go to school in the dark and lunch in the dark if you guys stayed on DST in the winter. I used to live in Edmonton. You aren't telling me anything. What do you think kids in Anchorage do?
wilber1 11/02/15 08:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: Shame on you, Ben Franklin

The farther north you go, the less useful that hour in the morning gets. Lots of kids go to school in the dark even with Standard Time.
wilber1 11/02/15 07:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: Attention Weight Police

For the F250, it doesn't matter what wheel package you have, the axle rating on the door post is 6200lbs. I have 18" tires @ 3500lbs each. My axle rating is 6200lbs. If the OP has 18" tires and the camper package, he has an F350 structurally. Why does the F250/350 topic always gets argued about!!! S If there is no difference between a 250 and a 350, why is there a 250 and a 350?
wilber1 11/01/15 02:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Shame on you, Ben Franklin

As someone who spent years international flying and always seeming to be living the wrong time zone, I can't get excited about a one hour change twice a year. If we are not going to change clocks, I'm for DST year round. Who needs it to be daylight at 03:00 during the summer and dark at 17:00 during the winter. Give me the extra hour of daylight in the evening, not when I am sleeping.
wilber1 11/01/15 09:47am Around the Campfire
RE: Rugby Word Cup

I submitted a post that went. "Awesome All Blacks. the best in the world today, no question" I was questioned by the moderator as to the term "All Blacks" and did it have any racist implications. For those who may not know, the All Blacks is the name of New Zealand's national rugby team. They are the most famous and successful rugby team in history and now the first repeat and three time winners of the Rugby World Cup. Today's pre match Haka
wilber1 10/31/15 12:36pm Around the Campfire
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