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RE: Favourite Christmas music...

Christmas album by the Cambridge Kings College Choir is one of my favourites.
wilber1 12/07/17 04:09pm Around the Campfire
100th Anniversary of largest non nuclear explosion

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the largest non nuclear man made explosion. A City Destroyed Halifax Explosion
wilber1 12/06/17 08:25am Around the Campfire
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

There are more issues with going electric than pollution. Number one IMO is that electricity is 100 percent domestic energy. Not quite, our grids are joined at the hip. Electricity imports and exports.
wilber1 12/04/17 06:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

More and more cities are looking at road use taxation which can be done with transponders. That could be used with EV's and other vehicles that use untaxed fuel.
wilber1 12/01/17 06:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Weight rating, 5er vs conventional

I think BarryG20 may have it. Factory tow packages usually include a Class IV hitch which maxes out at 10,000 lbs trailer GVW without weight distribution.
wilber1 12/01/17 06:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

When we were in Amsterdam a couple of years ago I was surprised at how many Tesla S cabs there were.
wilber1 12/01/17 04:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: LED head lights in winter, snow.

I've had halogen lights snow over as well. Depends on the conditions.
wilber1 11/28/17 09:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Really Important truck features. :-)

Got to have a heated steering wheel.
wilber1 11/24/17 11:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Think of it this way: If all the cars in B.C. were to become electric overnight, that would represent a 19% increase on our current base load. Since their introduction in 2010, electric vehicles represent nearly 1% of new vehicle sales in B.C. No doubt they base this on the assumption that most people will be doing a majority of charging at home during off peak hours. A reasonable assumption I think that could be encouraged by using flexible rates.
wilber1 11/22/17 09:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pads for under Leveling Jacks?

Lots of interesting ideas here. I just use a couple of pieces of 2X8 about a foot long. I also carry Lynx Levelers which are very good except for very soft ground.
wilber1 11/18/17 09:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Turbo or supercharge and NA gas engine

Well, Volvo is using both Super and Turbo charging for their next round of "Mainstream" engines for the XC90 SUV's Ward's Auto 316 HP out of a 2 litre 4 banger.
wilber1 11/15/17 10:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: 80 PSI on Aluminum Wheels

According to the GY chart I would only need 40 psi in my tires since my 5er only has 7200+/- lbs on the tires. Divide by 4 thats 1825 lbs on each. 40 psi gives my 225/75/15 tires 1880 lbs. Assuming my left side tires are carrying 700 lbs more than the right side. Using those tables and adding 5 PSI would still allow me to run the 235/80R16E's on my 5er at 60 PSI. Not likely. I have never had a wear problem running 80 PSI and always end up changing tires because of age, not wear.
wilber1 11/14/17 12:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Turbo or supercharge and NA gas engine

It wasn't. But I think the driving characteristics of the engines would be the same pulling a trailer (lightweight due to the size of CRVs) ....as they would be, going solo...only in both engine cases...pulling slower with a trailer. True. the nice thing about turboed engines, especially DI turbos is that they give a gasser a diesel shaped torque curve with much better low and mid RPM power. Durability would be my concern towing with a modified engine. I would be concerned about cylinder head and exhaust gas temperatures.
wilber1 11/13/17 05:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Should I Balance My New Tires?

How do you know it isn't balanced? Even if it isn't, why would you add to your problems by adding another unbalanced component that could exaggerate any imbalance? There is more mass and a lot longer arm (radius) to a wheel and tire than a drum. The outside surface of a 235/80R16 ST tire is traveling over 2.5 times faster than the outside surface of a 12" drum.And probably 2 or 3 times as much mass moving out there too. Drums are heavy but kinetic energy increases as the square of speed. A 2 oz imbalance at the surface of a 31 inch diameter wheel will have the same effect as a 12.5 oz imbalance on the surface of a 12 inch drum. When you balance a wheel and tire, you are balancing the whole assembly regardless of where you put the weight.
wilber1 11/12/17 05:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Should I Balance My New Tires?

If your TV will shake and vibrate from an unbalanced wheel, why would anyone think a trailer won't? Yes, back in the olden days when most cars had all drum brakes and solid rear axles, it was necessary to balance the wheels. The tires on a TV especially the front are worlds different than a trailer. Just from the nature of the design with all the ball joints, bearings necessary for steering along with the entire steering mechanism which you actually hold onto via the steering wheel amplifies any NVH issues from out of balanced tire/wheel assemblies over a trailer that is a fixed rotating assembly with only a pair of bearings on the spindle. It amazes me that anyone would even attempt to compare these two worlds apart situations .... they're not even in the apple and oranges category, but more in the grapes and watermellon realm. Larry It may not be as critical as in a steering system but do you not balance the rear wheels on your vehicles? A rotating mass that is out of balance will shake. It doesn't matter what it is. Just because you can't feel it in your TV doesn't mean it isn't there. Why balance the tires/wheels if the rest of the assembly is not balanced? How do you know it isn't balanced? Even if it isn't, why would you add to your problems by adding another unbalanced component that could exaggerate any imbalance? There is more mass and a lot longer arm (radius) to a wheel and tire than a drum. The outside surface of a 235/80R16 ST tire is traveling over 2.5 times faster than the outside surface of a 12" drum.
wilber1 11/12/17 04:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Should I Balance My New Tires?

If your TV will shake and vibrate from an unbalanced wheel, why would anyone think a trailer won't? Yes, back in the olden days when most cars had all drum brakes and solid rear axles, it was necessary to balance the wheels. The tires on a TV especially the front are worlds different than a trailer. Just from the nature of the design with all the ball joints, bearings necessary for steering along with the entire steering mechanism which you actually hold onto via the steering wheel amplifies any NVH issues from out of balanced tire/wheel assemblies over a trailer that is a fixed rotating assembly with only a pair of bearings on the spindle. It amazes me that anyone would even attempt to compare these two worlds apart situations .... they're not even in the apple and oranges category, but more in the grapes and watermellon realm. Larry It may not be as critical as in a steering system but do you not balance the rear wheels on your vehicles? A rotating mass that is out of balance will shake. It doesn't matter what it is. Just because you can't feel it in your TV doesn't mean it isn't there.
wilber1 11/11/17 06:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Should I Balance My New Tires?

If your TV will shake and vibrate from an unbalanced wheel, why would anyone think a trailer won't? Yes, back in the olden days when most cars had all drum brakes and solid rear axles, it was necessary to balance the wheels.
wilber1 11/11/17 03:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: 80 PSI on Aluminum Wheels

If you read the charts, these are "Tire Load Limits", not recommended pressures. Goodyear Endurance The left side tires on my 5er are carrying a good 800 lbs more than the right side, so I am not about to just divide my trailer weight by four and set pressures for the max tire load rating at that weight with no surplus load capacity.
wilber1 11/11/17 02:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: GCWR compliance - educate me please

With GCWR the manufacturer is saying that if you stay within it, your truck will meet all its design performance and durability criteria. Go over it and you are in unknown territory. Warranty and legality may vary according to dealers and jurisdictions.
wilber1 11/11/17 02:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 6 vs 8 speed

The 8HP90 is rated for 900 gas and 1000 diesel.
wilber1 10/05/17 08:39pm Tow Vehicles
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