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RE: Third Gen Ram owners caution

That's not good. My 2011 is occasionally reluctant to come out of park so I take my foot off the brake, re apply and gently try again. Usually works the first time.
wilber1 10/12/15 01:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Power cord 30 amp melting!

Sounds like a poor connection but could be a bad breaker not tripping when it is supposed to. Breakers do fail.
wilber1 10/12/15 09:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: French fries... Yes , I said french fries.

Back in the day when the Vancouver Parks Board ran the public beach concessions, they sold great thick fries with malt vinegar. Wonderful.
wilber1 10/11/15 01:57pm Around the Campfire
RE: Brake light and ABS warning

Does your cruise control work? If not, could be the brake light switch.
wilber1 10/10/15 08:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ban Albertans from BC campgrounds?

Yeah...I thought so. 'This is That' is a weekly CBC show that produces stories that spoof the population. It was a JOKE, people. They also had a story about school soccers in Ontario, but not using real balls. They bases of the story was that the players would announce they ahd the ball and what they were doing with it and thern shout...SCORE! A ref, usually a teacher would be acting as abriter. That raised such hoo rah...was really quite funny to hear it unfold. http://www.cbc.ca /radio/thisisthat/pastepisodes Gary Haupt Yup, you let the cat out of the bag... One of their spoofs I liked was the supposed senior official from Parks Canada that said they wanted to start charging visitors to national parks a fee if they happened to see wild animals like a bear, elk, etc. even if they didn't intend to see one and all visitors were to make a report if they actually saw an animal. In truth though, trashing of provincial parks has been an ongoing issue for many years. Funny thing is many people fall for the "This and that"stories believing it's true and even call in.. All their stuff is so redicilous I can't believe anyone wouldn't realize it's made up.. Loved the one about proposal making NASCAR race track around Stanley park in Vancouver lol Back in the sixties there was a movement to have a race (not NASCAR) in Stanley Park. Didn't go far.
wilber1 10/09/15 10:55pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Where can I find GCWR?

Add your GVWR and your tow rating for the Gross Combined Vehicle Weight Rating. Nope. Tow rating doesn't include payload other than fuel and the driver. Do that and you will be way over your GCWR.
wilber1 10/09/15 08:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: VW/Audi

Sorry, but the Chevy Volt is a very bad product (for GM), and built more for policitcal purposes than anything else. From everything I have read, there is ZERO profit margin in that vehicle. That may change in 2016, or as technology eveolves, but my guess is right now GM doesn't really care if they sell more of them. ALL electrics and hybrids are built for political reasons. If the tax incentives for manufacturers and consumers went away, production would cease after the current model year. I don't think tax incentives are much of an influence on people who would buy a Tesla or BMW I8
wilber1 10/09/15 12:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: fuel stabilizer

My small engines, I drain the tank and then run them till they quit. I burn the fuel that I drained in a vehicle and start with fresh in the spring. If I Can't drain it, I use Stabil.
wilber1 10/08/15 10:45am General RVing Issues
RE: VW/Audi

Was in Amsterdam last month and surprised at how many electrics there were, including quite a few Teslas being used as Schipol airport taxis,
wilber1 10/07/15 08:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Goodyear Marathon tires are not good tires

For those defending GY Marathon tires, you're solidly in the minority! Marathons for some reason are about the shattiest tire you can put on your trailer. For years it was , age, dry rot, China bomb or us made, etc. Turns out they just generally suck and are a good way to practice road side tire changes and trailer fender bodywork! I've only had 5 de-lam on me to learn my lesson! I'm a quick learner though. 3 in the same week same trailer! Same results with no less than 4 friends on their boat trailers too. More than a coincidence. Odds are high that your Marathkn will de lam especially if it's a few years old, even if it's in otherwise new condition. I don't know what you do with your tires or how close you are running them to their rated load but I can only go from my own experience. I got 9 years out my D rated US made Marathons that came on my 2002 Titanium. Not worn out, just old. In 2011 I changed them over to E rated Chinese Marathons. When I bought the rig in my sig, I switched them over because it came with 15" wheels and my old ones were 16's. 13 years with two sets of Marathons and no failures, US made or Chinese. Of course that could change but any tire can fail.
wilber1 10/05/15 06:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Robust Digital Camera for Camping

The problem with using a phone for a camera is water intrusion. For example, I would not take my $500 phone on a kayak ride, especially in salt water. LIFEPROOF case for IPhone. Good to 2 meters.
wilber1 10/04/15 02:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: VW/Audi

I also believe that European ULSD is actually lower in sulphur than North American ULSD. 10 PPM vs 15 PPM.
wilber1 10/03/15 08:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: VW/Audi

Pre DEF Cummins Rams call for dismantling and cleaning the EGR system at 67,000 miles. It's just part of owning a pre DEF diesel that meets (or is supposed to) 2010 and later emission standards.
wilber1 10/03/15 05:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Any common sense logic on how the pins/clips face.

In aviation I was also taught to install fastener heads towards the front of the aircraft but I install my pins with the clips facing out because it is easier and doesn't matter as the only load is shear. One pin is padlocked to keep my hitch from being stolen. A neighbour had his stolen in daylight in a SoCal mall parking lot. I also padlock my release lever. It has to be safetied with something, so why not a lock.
wilber1 10/03/15 02:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: VW/Audi

Now who pays for the added cost of the Urea? Who pays for the decrease mileage? Who pays for the loss of resale value. My Passat TDI goes over 10k on a tank of Urea, now they are saying cut that in half. Who's gonna pay? I certainly didn't get what was being sold. Massive fraud here. Wouldn't get too excited just yet. How badly performance, economy and resale value will be effected are just conjecture at the moment. VW will have to offer all sorts of good will in order to try and repair their image. You may end up getting your DEF for nothing, or at a greatly reduced rate. They could probably sell the stuff for half as much and still make a profit. Keep the pressure on and see what they come up with.
wilber1 10/01/15 10:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: spray on liner

I've had Rhino in my last two trucks, ten years on the first one, four on the current truck. Haven't had any problems with it but they haven't got a lot of really heavy use. Both trucks were done when new. Just like a paint job or any spray on coating, preparation and who is doing it means everything.
wilber1 09/30/15 12:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: VW caught Cheating

It should be noted that only VW TDIs from MY 2008 and newer are affected. (There were no 2007 diesel ANYTHINGS in the US.) The TDIs from 2006 and older are not affected. Thus my 2001 Jetta TDI might actually have gained a bit in value. But it's not for sale, thank you very much. True. I had a 2004 Jetta TDI Sport, 5spd manual. Great little car. Daughter in law has it now and it isn't for sale either.
wilber1 09/29/15 05:36pm Around the Campfire
RE: VW caught Cheating

Nothing really new here and it will probably happen again. Cheating almost as old as pollution tests.
wilber1 09/29/15 11:12am Around the Campfire
RE: Specific TV engine question

Another way to check. Do a compression test then squirt a little oil into the cylinder. Do another compression test and if compression goes up, its rings. If it doesn't, more than than likely valve guides.
wilber1 09/28/15 06:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Portable Air Compressor for Truck and RV tires

Why would you refill and use a tire that had gone completely flat without getting it checked out? Guess it depends what you want the compressor for. Personally, I find the Viair about perfect for on the road use. It takes up very little room and when I am staying somewhere for an extended time, I can drop the rear tires on my truck down to 50 psi because I know this little compressor will get them back up to 80 in short order. Downsides, You can't set the output pressure so I wouldn't use it to blow out water lines and with no tank, it can't be used for air tools.
wilber1 09/28/15 02:13pm Fifth-Wheels
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