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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
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.
wilber1 11/09/14 10:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tires always lose air in storage is this normal?

10 -15 lbs over how long? What kind of rims do you have? It is not uncommon for cast aluminum rims to be porous and lose some air through the rim itself.
wilber1 10/23/14 04:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Short Box + 5'VR = Disaster????

I've been towing two different 5er's with two different SB trucks using the same 16k manual slider. Rarely slide the hitch but if in doubt, I do. Takes all of 30 seconds so no big deal. The extra bed room in a LB and never having to slide the hitch is nice but for me, not enough to offset being able to park the SB in most normal parking spots and most of all, it fits in my garage. X'lnt observations! And another - The 30 seconds (to slide the manual): When it's pouring rain, even 30 seconds is a PITA. Auto sliders are more pricey - but "chump change" compared to the cost of your 5th......and/or the grief getting truck repaired when you were *absolutely sure* you didn't need to slide = Oops! Auto slider: Kinda like a thrermos.....knows when to keep hot things hot, and cold things cold. How do it know??..:@ BTW - never had any problem backing with PR SG slider..;) ~ Depends on your priorities. Auto sliders are heavy brutes an can be a real PITA to remove and install if you have other uses for your truck. That and their expense has never tempted me to buy one. Wilber - You bet auto sliders are *HEAVY* !! The PR SG weighs about 300 lbs. However.... I lift it with ONE finger!!..:W HF cable hoist. Support it on a 2 x 6 between two stationary objects -or a rafter in your garage. Back truck under, lift it out by pushing the "UP" button (the "one finger lift to raise/lower), drive out and lower onto a furniture dolly. Roll to wherever you like. It takes me all of 5 minutes total...:C Cable hoist is handy for other stuff also, as well as the "cherry picker" engine hoist/s (etc.) that other folks use. I have had one of those long before I ever had a 5th. It does the job very well also. Roll the hoist to the truck, do the same. (However - No *one finger* lift - takes a bit longer and req's *one hand* to pump the hydraulic cylinder)..:( BTW - the HF cable hoist weighs about 25 lbs, and is about the size of a work lunch box. YMMV - but... For me, I'll take *any* brand of auto slider over a manual every time. The "expense": guess you can save a few bucks with Chinese tires too. Now....did I put hot or cold stuff in that thermos??..:B ~ I use a portable engine hoist so there you go. I wouldn't have one but each to their own.
wilber1 10/23/14 04:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Short Box + 5'VR = Disaster????

I've been towing two different 5er's with two different SB trucks using the same 16k manual slider. Rarely slide the hitch but if in doubt, I do. Takes all of 30 seconds so no big deal. The extra bed room in a LB and never having to slide the hitch is nice but for me, not enough to offset being able to park the SB in most normal parking spots and most of all, it fits in my garage. X'lnt observations! And another - The 30 seconds (to slide the manual): When it's pouring rain, even 30 seconds is a PITA. Auto sliders are more pricey - but "chump change" compared to the cost of your 5th......and/or the grief getting truck repaired when you were *absolutely sure* you didn't need to slide = Oops! Auto slider: Kinda like a thrermos.....knows when to keep hot things hot, and cold things cold. How do it know??..:@ BTW - never had any problem backing with PR SG slider..;) ~ Depends on your priorities. Auto sliders are heavy brutes an can be a real PITA to remove and install if you have other uses for your truck. That and their expense has never tempted me to buy one.
wilber1 10/22/14 02:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Short Box + 5'VR = Disaster????

I've been towing two different 5er's with two different SB trucks using the same 16k manual slider. Rarely slide the hitch but if in doubt, I do. Takes all of 30 seconds so no big deal. The extra bed room in a LB and never having to slide the hitch is nice but for me, not enough to offset being able to park the SB in most normal parking spots and most of all, it fits in my garage.
wilber1 10/22/14 01:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: UPDATE! Ordered a 2015 Eco-Diesel today! :)

Eco or Boost - It ain't rocket science! And if you race a 240 hp truck against a 360hp one up a mountain, the 360 hp one will burn an amount of fuel proportional to the time saved. Certainly not 2mpg to 7mpg - That's just pure BS. ... But it's not just the HP difference. The diesel is inherently more efficient. If you compared a diesel with 360hp against the EcoB at 360hp, in the same truck, the diesel would be more fuel efficient. From what I can tell, the even big diesels in the 250/2500s can get about the same unloaded mileage as I do with the EcoB, and can get 25% better mileage when towing. Yup again. My vehicle with 2.0 L turbo, DI, gas, 220 hp is EPA rated at 23 mpg combined. Same vehicle, same transmission with 3.0 L TDI, 240 hp is rated at 27 mpg combined.
wilber1 10/17/14 10:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Locked inside by entry assist handle

When checking your emergency exits, it's a good idea to have someone on the outside making sure they don't fall out and get damaged.
wilber1 10/15/14 11:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: towing out West

A Tundra towing a 19ft light weight. Sounds like a case of too much truck. My advice. Get something smaller to make things more interesting.
wilber1 10/15/14 08:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Nexus cards

Remember, a Nexus card does not allow you to fly home in an emergency... need a passport for that. Canadians can use Nexus to enter Canada from anywhere, provided the airport has retina scanning on its Nexus machines. After receiving their card, they can go to a designated crossing and have their retina's scanned by CBSA. Those scans are then matched to their card.
wilber1 10/14/14 05:57pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Gasoline in boat all summer--any problem

I filled my 19 gal. Boat gas tank back in June, but for several reasons never ran the motor again. Here we are 4 months later going into 5 months of winter. Should I siphon this gas out of the boat into the cars, then add fresh gas plus stabilizer , or just top ofthe old gas with some stabilizer. Thanks for any suggestions. I would go for the first option. It may be a pain but you could regret not doing it.
wilber1 10/13/14 06:40pm Around the Campfire
RE: Nexus cards

As long as you fit, you can use the Nexus lane.
wilber1 10/12/14 08:50am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Locked inside by entry assist handle

what is the issue with it swinging towards the slide out? I mean isn't the slide usually in when you are going to move the RV? that is the only time you need to swing the handle? bumpy I think it is more likely that someone would try to extend a slide with the handle folded than be locked in by one. As far as emegency exits go, one should know where they are and how they work. Waiting till you need one in an emergency is a bit late to learn.
wilber1 10/12/14 08:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: ? about what wax to use on fiberglass top

You might try Turtle Wax Ice or Meguiar's Ultimate Quick Wax. Both are really easy to use and don't leave wax residue on trim.
wilber1 10/10/14 03:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: dodge diesels

The only issues I had with my 01 were, had to replace an APS, had to install a filter on the alternator output because of interference with the EEC, causing the torque converter to intermittantly unlock and the block mounted lift pumps weren't very reliable. Relocated mine to the frame. All pretty minor stuff but irritating at the time. So far so good with the 2011.
wilber1 10/07/14 10:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Navigation Display -- Does it work with Truck Camper

Don't see why not. GPS uses 28 satellites and it only needs to see four to calculate a position.
wilber1 10/03/14 02:28pm Tow Vehicles
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