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RE: Chinese Vehicles

Motor vehicle production in 2016 including passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, busses, trucks and coaches. China 28,118,974 US 12,198,137 Motor vehicle sales in 2016. China 23,693,400 US 17,465,500
wilber1 08/23/17 11:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Women win both Top Fuel & Funny Car for the first time

Cool. Wonder why women are more successful in top level drag racing than any other type of auto racing.
wilber1 08/20/17 06:47pm Around the Campfire
RE: Chinese Vehicles

Volvo is owned by Geely from China. Jaguar is owned by Tata from India. Both are still based and built in Sweden and Britain. Both Geely and Tata have put a lot of money into these companies and their cars have never been better.
wilber1 08/14/17 12:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Info regarding bringing guns into Canada

Bringing a Firearm to Canada
wilber1 08/08/17 09:45am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Lamborghini

Thanks Wil, I have a big birthday coming up, I think I know what I want now! How busy was the road? How do they keep the speed down? I see now that Vancouver BC is now the exotic car capital of North America! My son gave me the two hour ride for a big birthday. They give about a half hour brief before you go which covers the cars and the rules. They are a great bunch of guys and a very professional operation. As a result they have a good working relationship with the local RCMP. They take four drivers, the fifth car is used as a lead car and they have a chase car. You don't pass the lead car or the car in front of you and no driving side by side. Do any of those things and your ride is over. Any speeding tickets are your own but stay under 40KPH over the limit because they don't want their cars impounded. You really don't need to go faster than that to enjoy what these cars can do on this road. Just make sure you do the limit through Britannia, the cops have no sense of humour on that stretch. The way they do their car swaps and use the four lane sections of the road make for a good time. We did it mid week in September and traffic wasn't a big problem. My wife wasn't sure about this but by the time we got to the first swap she was loving it. She thought the Lambo was a blast.
wilber1 07/31/17 10:39am Around the Campfire
RE: Lamborghini

Drove a Gallardo with These Guys What a hoot. A real juvenile delinquent of a car. Tight fit for six footers but you can find a good seating position. The sound of the V10 is amazing with the way it rev matches on downshifts. You run it up and down the gears just for the sound. With over 500 hp and AWD, pretty amazing performance as well.
wilber1 07/30/17 11:08pm Around the Campfire
RE: Leaf spring broke, HELP!!!

Could also be Lippert axles. Doesn't matter as they both use the same size springs. Go with higher rated springs as it is highly unlikely that your springs are loaded equally, side to side.
wilber1 07/19/17 08:23am General RVing Issues
RE: BC fires

Our daughter and her family were camping at Green Lake PP just east of 70 Mile. They bailed out on Saturday. With Hwys 1 and 97 closed the only way out was 24 to Little Fort then 16 and 5 back home. There are fires burning near Little Fort but the 24 is still open. To compound things today, 5 north is closed because of a burning big rig.
wilber1 07/12/17 07:22pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Can we discuss Gin and Tonics, please.....

Different tonics can make for interesting drinks. Gin to. For our daily G&T we just stick with Schweppes and Bombay Sapphire. Will keep an eye out for Hansen's.
wilber1 07/04/17 08:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: Trans-Canada Highway

Several options depending on where you are going in Washington. From Sicamous you can take 97 and 3A through the Okanagan and cross at Osoyoos. Lake and wine country. From Kamloops you can take 5 which is the quickest route. Four lane divided highway with a 120 KPH (75 mph) speed limit, or 1 which is more interesting but will take a couple of hours longer to reach Hope. There are no issues on any of them for RV's and big rigs so take your pick.
wilber1 07/04/17 08:52am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 2017 Cars.com American-Made Index

BMW is the largest exporter of US built cars. 70% of its US production is exported and it exports 50,000 more than it sells in the US. Honda also builds more cars in the US than it imports from the rest of the world. Should Germans and Japanese be upset?
wilber1 07/03/17 10:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Favorite Movie Sword Fights?

The black knight, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
wilber1 06/18/17 05:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: Personal GPS Fitness Tracker

I'm not sure how you really measure such a thing. The 50 minute walk we do most mornings up and down the mountainside near our home is shorter but a lot more strenuous than the 1 hour 5K walk we do along the river dike.
wilber1 06/08/17 12:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: CHUCK no more...

I installed a MorRide on our previous 5th, a Glendale Titanium which used an in house box tube frame and had factory installed shocks. It reduced chucking considerably. I have a 5th Airborne on our present rig with a LIppert I beam and no shocks. It also seems to do the job. I'm surprised no one has mentioned wheel balance. Just because you can't feel it in your truck doesn't mean a couple of out of balance wheels aren't shaking the snot out of your trailer.
wilber1 06/07/17 10:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: An Apology to my Canadian Neighbors

Even better not to need one.
wilber1 06/03/17 10:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: An Apology to my Canadian Neighbors

I have no problem with guns and wouldnt mind if everyone in Canada carried,,unfortunately many people are too stupid and shouldnt ever touch guns https://youtu.be/itcqpcgyBjI I disagree, I don't want to live a society where I feel I have to be armed. Sorry but I just don't see that as a move to being more civilized.
wilber1 06/03/17 09:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Alcohol to Canada

Don't bring in more alcohol than you are allowed duty free, the taxes are huge and you will be far better off buying it in Canada even though it is so expensive.
wilber1 06/02/17 12:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Un-Hitching a 5th Wheel

A few thoughts. First thing when unhitching. Chocks in Last thing when hitching. Chocks out. I only put the jacks down electrically a couple of inches before pulling the pins and dropping them manually. But if I am parked on an uphill, I know I will have to lower them farther so I can level the trailer after unhooking. If you are having trouble pulling the unlock lever, put the truck in neutral and release the brake to remove any pressure the truck may be putting on the hitch. Re apply the brake and pull the handle. I just use a single piece of 2X6 under my landing gear feet. I have seen rigs blown off tall blocks in high winds and their gear damaged. The possibility of being shaken off the blocks is also a consideration if you are in quake prone areas.
wilber1 06/01/17 10:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitching Up to 5th Wheel

A couple of thoughts on hitching. I have a Draw-Tite which works the same as the Reese. I do the same as Likes to Tow. Have been with the same hitch since 2002. I also use the padlock on the locking lever as a place to attach my break away cable. I always do a pull test after hitching, even if I am only moving my rig 2 ft.
wilber1 06/01/17 10:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best place to buy Honda 2000 Companion?

I bought one from Mayberry around 12 years ago. Great price at the time and prompt delivery. Haven't dealt with them since though.
wilber1 05/29/17 08:56am General RVing Issues
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