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RE: RAM 3500 SRW - Aisin vs. 68RFE

If I were looking at a 3500 it would have to be the aisin. Chrysler is slowly outsourcing it's tranny's for a reason. Really????? What is your source on that one? ZF and Aisin... In addition you continue to tout that your next truck will have a Aisin tranny. Why not license build the best from companies who specialize in building transmissions? ZF 8 speed, also used by Audi, BMW, Bentley, Jaguar, Maserati, Lancia, VW, Rolls Royce, Land Rover etc. Got one in my Audi. Hands down the best transmission I have ever had in any vehicle. Can't think of one good reason not to use it.
wilber1 11/27/14 06:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM 3500 SRW - Aisin vs. 68RFE

Chrysler is slowly outsourcing it's tranny's for a reason. Wonder why they spent over 800 million to update plants in Kokomo and Tipton to build their 8 & 9 speed transmissions.
wilber1 11/27/14 12:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Boat trailer behind 5th wheel

Where in Canada? Not all provinces allow it and and most that do have length restrictions.
wilber1 11/27/14 12:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Will 2,380 lbs dry weight really make a difference?

Hard to say. We went with the 303 because it was the size we wanted. We didn't want anything bigger. It is also well within the capabilities of our truck. Our previous unit was a single slide Titanium, the same length and width but about 6" taller than the 303. It's dry weight was 1800 lbs less than the 303 and GVWR 2K less. A stop watch would probably show one but to be honest, I don't notice the difference when towing.
wilber1 11/27/14 11:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5er sways over 65mph

Again, air the tires up to the max sidewall pressure. Try the simple stuff first.
wilber1 11/25/14 04:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: scoring in sports

Anybody remember the "drop kick"? Was that scored like a field goal? Still is in rugby. It is also the only way you can advance the ball in the air. I think it is also used for converts in Rugby League but in Rugby Union, converts are place kicked.
wilber1 11/25/14 01:03pm Around the Campfire
RE: 5er sways over 65mph

I don't see a E rated 15" Marathon listed by Goodyear, only D's. Regardless, the first thing I would try is inflating them to the max sidewall pressure. Easy to do and costs nothing.
wilber1 11/25/14 11:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Driving in Canada

As far as licensing goes, if you are legal where you live, you will be legal in Canada. The over 4600KG trailer towing endorsement in BC is an endorsement to a BC license. If you don't have a BC license, there is no way to get it,
wilber1 11/25/14 09:40am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: fifth wheel backing

Distance between pin and tires will dictate how tight it can turn. Distance between tires and rear of trailer will dictate what you might whack with it.
wilber1 11/24/14 04:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hope BC to Tsawwassen

88th is definitely shorter but the perimeter road will be less stressful if you are towing. The perimeter road was built to avoid having to take roads like 88th. Only a half dozen traffic lights (if that) between HWY 1 and the ferry terminal and except for a short stretch near the Pattullo, it's 80+ kph all the way.
wilber1 11/24/14 02:50pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hope BC to Tsawwassen

When driving to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal I usually turn off Hwy 1 and take Hwy 10 to Hwy 17. With the South Fraser Perimeter Rd now open is it better to drive the extra distance and turn off Hwy 1 at the Hwy 17 exit? We won't be going until next summer. I will be towing a 26 ft. trailer and most likely we would be travelling mid-week and trying to get the 11:00 AM ferry. Take the perimeter road. 4 lanes all the way and very few traffic lights.Makes getting to Tsawwassen and YVR from the valley much easier.
wilber1 11/23/14 09:07am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Glendale Titanium

We owned a 2002 Titanium for 12 years. We live in a very wet part of the world and our major issue was leaks. One, due to a leaking awning foot resulted in some of the hardwood floor being replaced under warranty but the most serious was leaking seals in the bedroom windows resulting in some delamination on both sides forward if the windows. This showed when it was around 5 years old. Although repaired, it never looked right again. That said, we had very few problems with it otherwise and it served us well. If our new Grand Design does as well, (minus the leaks) we will be very happy with it. If I were looking to buy another, I would look very closely for signs of leaks and have it pressure tested before buying, but I would do that with any used unit before I purchased. The Titanium owners forum (already linked) is a great source of information and there are some excellent photo galleries posted by members showing how they have dealt with different issues.
wilber1 11/22/14 06:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Aluminum 5th Wheel

Our old 5er had aluminum roof trusses and our new one has wood, the walls are aluminum. I don't know if it is just the the way they were constructed but the wood truss roof is firmer to walk on.
wilber1 11/21/14 08:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Phone/data plan for snowbirds

Has anyone used Black Wireless or Cricket with an unlocked iPhone? They both use AT&T which seems to be the best option for iPhone users. I'm looking for something with a decent data plan.
wilber1 11/21/14 12:45pm Snowbirds
RE: Unfriendly customs officers :(

One of my Mexican buddies who is a dually, Mexican and Canadian, when he and his wife enter the U.S., they use their Canadian passports, when entering Canada, they use their Mexican passports. He shouldn't do that. If you have citizenship in a country, you are to use that country's passport to enter. Says who? There is absolutely nothing that says you have to. The language quoted below from a Canadian Government site having to do with Mexican travel seems to indicate that at least when entering/leaving MEXICO, holders of dual Canadian/Mexican citizenship are to use their Mexican passports. Seems logical to presume they're to use their Canadian docs when entering Canada. Under Mexican legislation (Art. 12, Ley de Nacionalidad), holders of dual Canadian and Mexican citizenship are required to enter and leave Mexico as Mexican citizens. Those who contravene the law may incur heavy fines (Art. 33-1, Ley de Nacionalidad). Source Probably not necessary but definately easier. At major airports Canadian passport holders can use machines that scan your passport and declaration. The agent just checks that the picture matches the holder. NEXUS holder ID is checked by a machine that does a retina scan.
wilber1 11/21/14 09:53am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Canadian Border and Propane Tanks ON?

Don't know what the law is and have never been checked at the border, but if you take the test for the over 4600 KG trailer license endorsement in BC and don't check the bottles are turned off during the pre trip, demerits and possibly a fail. I never tow with them on anyway. Never found the need, the fridge an freezer stay cold longer than I want to tow in a day.
wilber1 11/19/14 04:56pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Aluminum vs Wood construction

Aluminum doesn't rot. It can corrode. Corrosion resistance also varies with the alloy being used.
wilber1 11/19/14 09:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How many ways does the earth rotate ?

A circular movement is not the same as an object rotating around its own axis. While the earth may wobble a bit, the reason we have seasons is because the tilt doesn't change.
wilber1 11/17/14 10:49am Around the Campfire
RE: The reason for falling oil prices explained (maye)

In New Zealand right now. 91 octane (the only grade available here) $2.00 NZD per liter. Diesel, $1.40 NZD per liter. I know it is early spring here but that is huge difference. NZ would be $6 per gallon. True but I was pointing out the huge difference between gasoline and diesel. In the other direction.
wilber1 11/14/14 01:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Let's fix football....once and for all

No more offensive, defensive and special teams; players play both ways and are out of the game if substituted for. Do away with big time sports at the college level, it hasn't hurt the University of Chicago. One problem I have with US Gridiron,or Americanized Rugby, is the extreme specialisation. One Now retired Rugby League player while doing University in Hawaii, ended up playing as a Defensive Lineman for the College team. He lost interest in playing because of the specialisation. My son and oldest grandson tried football in high school but gave up on it after one year, switched to rugby and never went back. Son and son in law still play old boys. Now all the grand kids play including the girls, but it is a popular sport here at the school and club level. No pros though. leaving New Zealand today after dropping a bunch of money on the latest All Blacks gear for Christmas presents.
wilber1 11/11/14 11:48am Around the Campfire
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