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RE: Best Truck For Mountain Driving

GMC diesel with the Allison will give you the best downhill performance (braking, holding you speed, etc,) and be as good as any of TTC others going uphill. The Allison was the first but all the new transmissions have grade braking.
wilber1 05/23/15 10:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram 1500 V-6

The ZF8HP45 transmission in your truck is rated for 370 lb ft torque, 100 more than your engine puts out. Shouldn't be an issue.
wilber1 05/23/15 07:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Illegal GPS mounting

Illegal here in BC. In fact, you aren't supposed to drive with anything hanging off your mirror that can obstruct your view like say a handicap or CG tag. Distracted driving is illegal here too, but an awful lot of drivers do it anyway. The law is only good for when someone is in an accident and then the insurance company has something to blame you for. First I've heard. All kids of people in BC driving with radar detectors, GPS on their windshields and assorted c#%p hanging from their mirrors.
wilber1 05/23/15 06:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2015 RAM Rebel

Funny the wife seen one the other day add said she liked it :h As for the "telescoping steering wheel" your 100% dead on troy. I have a $53,389 truck that I love except for that. I need to have the seat moved up so I don't feel like I'm reaching for the wheel. We build telescoping steering wheels just for some reason they don't out them in the trucks. I agree. Even with the adjustable pedals on my truck I can't get an ideal driving position. I could if it at a telescoping column.
wilber1 05/19/15 11:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: State of Emergency in Washington?

Artists Point on Mt Baker is open. It doesn't usually open until August and sometimes not at all.
wilber1 05/17/15 01:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: BC Provincial Parks

Unless you use the reservation system, don't count on a BC PP taking a credit card, even ones with showers and flush toilets. Our parks are very backward compared to WA and Oregon when it comes to payment.
wilber1 05/16/15 10:20pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Remember your HS Physics?

motorweek on pbs rates cars on their stopping distance which varies widely from car to car. so the real world is more complex the math models of simple physics. There are differences in vehicles, tires, brake balance, ABS performance, aerodynamics etc that can influence braking distances but the physics don't change. Rule of thumb. Double your weight, double your stopping distance. Double your speed, quadruple your stopping distance.
wilber1 05/16/15 11:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Broken Spring

Heavier springs will sit higher than just the thickness of the extra leafs because they will not compress as much under the same load.
wilber1 05/13/15 10:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: NFL punishes PATS/Brady

Terry Bradshaw won four Superbowls -- I bet no one checked his balls to see why he won. Bradshaw didn't play under the same rules. It was Brady and Payton Manning who lobbied for the present system in 2006.
wilber1 05/13/15 12:13pm Around the Campfire
RE: ST tires cooked on arrival?

I was driving down the freeway yesterday when I was passed by a Dodge DW towing a new 5th wheel. I sped up and paced him at over 85 mph. The trailer had a dealer plate on it. I slowed back down to the speed limit and watched as he disappeared over the horizon. The air temperature was 87 degrees. I was just wondering if the new owners of trailers that have had premature ST tire failures might have had this guy as delivery driver. Has anyone else witnessed delivery drivers driving like that? I think I'd've pulled out my phone and shot a minute, or two, of video, and included my speedo, as well as the DL plate, then sent it to the factory. Might try and get a shot of the TV's plate, too. Lyle Lets see...driving 85 MPH and then trying to get the phone and shoot a video. Now, that sounds like a safe thing to do! Good for a $167 fine here, more in some other Provinces. $300 or more in Ontario. That's just the phone part. Speeding's extra.
wilber1 05/13/15 11:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: NFL punishes PATS/Brady

Obviously, a modification of the applicable written rule is in order. The present rule is simply not practically enforceable. Obviously. Why is this such a problem for football? All sports using inflatable balls have rules regarding minimum and maximum inflation pressures. Basketball, soccer, rugby, volleyball, you name it. It's a very common equipment rule in sport. Break it and suffer the consequences.
wilber1 05/13/15 11:17am Around the Campfire
RE: Maybe a fuelish question?

Around here, quite a few Chevron stations sell a non ethanol 94 octane premium. It is 2 cents a liter or about 8 cents a gallon more than the 91 octane premium with "up to 10% ethanol". I use it in my vehicles that require premium but I've never compared mileage.
wilber1 05/11/15 10:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Nissan Titan - Diesel Goodness

No V-8 diesel can make better mileage than the in-line Cummins. Say what???? :R Stop being silly!! You need to tell that to these guys. And both of the V8's put out about 50 more horsepower than the little slant 6 and still beat it in mileage!! :B In 2011, Ford and GM were using DEF. Ram was still using EGR for NOX until 2013. You need to compare likes with likes. I don't know how the 2013's and later compare. On edit. I6's are naturally balanced allowing them to use bigger displacement cylinders which is good for low rpm torque. V8's are naturally unbalanced but smaller bores and shorter crankshafts allow them to run at higher RPM giving them more HP potential. They both have their advantages and disadvantages.
wilber1 05/08/15 11:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Nissan Titan - Diesel Goodness

And speaking of the price of diesel, I just returned from Indiana, where the going price was $.40/gal CHEAPER that regular unleaded. About the same here. 90 cents cheaper than premium which the EB likes for towing.
wilber1 05/08/15 11:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Deflate-gate

It's interesting that Brady refused to supply his phone, text or email records. Not true. One of the reasons the "independent counsel" is stating "more probable than not" is a couple of so-called "incriminating" texts where Brady just mentions he likes his footballs on the softer side. Apparently not. Those were from the records of the people he sent them to. He would not release his own records. One link. There are others.
wilber1 05/07/15 04:24pm Around the Campfire
RE: Nissan Titan - Diesel Goodness

Rather doubt that. You're assuming a truck that has less HP/torque or tow capacity is less of a truck and should be priced accordingly. The person who buys the Nissan Cummins does so because they don't need or want the "overhead" of a big-bore diesel. For these customers (i.e., a specific market segment), the Nissan Cummins is a "more useful" truck, even if it cost the same, or slightly more than a big-bore diesel. Case-in-point. Check out the pricing on new 1/2 tons. The best selling 1/2 tons have MSRP's easily equivalent to many big-bore diesels. Why would anyone buy these popular 1/2 tons when they can buy a big-bore diesel instead? But what is going to get a 3/4 ton buyer to be willing to buy a new competitor with a less powerful engine? You need to have a price point that people are willing to pay for a new product. Otherwise, I might as well buy the Ram 2500 with a bigger engine that is proven and has better capabilities and more power for the same price. Fuel economy perhaps but we will have to wait and see what the truck itself is like. There may be other reasons to buy it than the engine.
wilber1 05/07/15 10:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Deflate-gate

It's interesting that Brady refused to supply his phone, text or email records. Without the ability to demand that kind of thing or supoena witnesses, it would be very difficult to "prove" anything.
wilber1 05/07/15 10:08am Around the Campfire
RE: Nissan Titan - Diesel Goodness

I can't remember the exact specs, but I think the payload rating for the XD model was in the 2200 lb range on the crew cab long bed version, with a tow rating of 12000. GVWR was just under 8500 IIRC. All those numbers are within a few hundred pounds of my dad's 2000 F250 7.3 Powerstroke to put that into perspective. But with the capabilities of today's 2500/3500 pickups the Nissan is going to need to be significantly lower in price than the big boys to compete. The diesel is going to be several hundred pounds heavier than th existing V8 so they will have to up the GVWR accordingly.
wilber1 05/07/15 08:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Never really happy wtih barkes

If it is an elecrical problem, new brakes might not fix it. Troubleshoot the existing brakes first.
wilber1 05/07/15 08:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric Brakes question

Use heat shrink crimp butt connectors. Get the right size, step down if needed. These will make a permanent waterproof connection good in all conditions. That's what I used when I changed brakes on my last 5er. Never use wire nuts on a vehicle. They aren't designed to handle vibration and are a fire waiting to happen.
wilber1 05/06/15 05:04pm Fifth-Wheels
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