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RE: Regulator Issues?

I have found that both the tank and the hose have the excess flow valve and can cause the same thing. There was a group of hoses that had issues with the flow, don't remember how you can tell what these are but had to replace both of mine. This is true. If you open the valve on a bottle with no hose attached, it will shut off.
wilber1 07/30/14 10:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: planning 3-4 weeks from vancouver

It's not worth taking an RV to the island for just two days. Spend the extra time in Vancouver and save the island for a trip of its own. Lots to do in the Vancouver area and you could do a day trip to Whistler. If you like gondola rides, check out the Peak 2 Peak.
wilber1 07/29/14 10:52am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: How do Canadain rv standards differ from U.S.

Probably more of an issue with motorhomes than trailers.
wilber1 07/28/14 09:35pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: ELectric Fans on a Cummins ?

As previously posted 1 hp equals 746 watts. 746 watts at 12v equals 62 amps. A fan using 10 hp needs 620 amps. Do the math. Try and find cables big enough to handle the amperage. Even if you can make more hp, more hp means more heat which means even more cooling required. There's a reason they don't put electric fans on these things. How did you get to 10 hp? THe fans draw 60 amps- so 1 hp. THere are a lot of reasons they don't put electric fans on these things, but one upon a time they only put them on FWD rat poxes and now they try to put them on EVERYTHING. I think it will meet my needs and save me 2 mpg in my daily drive. People re-engineer their trucks for performance, noise, or just to look ridiculous and everyone thinks that cool. I'm more interested in re-engineering for efficiency. Flexalite claims up to 27 hp gain over stock. I thought I was being conservative. That tells me there is no way electric fans will move as much air when the going gets tough. Daily driving sure but not for towing heavy thank you.
wilber1 07/28/14 07:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: ELectric Fans on a Cummins ?

As previously posted 1 hp equals 746 watts. 746 watts at 12v equals 62 amps. A fan using 10 hp needs 620 amps. Do the math. Try and find cables big enough to handle the amperage. Even if you can make more hp, more hp means more heat which means even more cooling required. There's a reason they don't put electric fans on these things.
wilber1 07/28/14 05:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Beer, Beef, Dairy, Fruits and Vegetables

We cross the border regularly. No restrictions on dairy or meat except you can't take lamb or goat into the US. Poultry and eggs can be a problem at certain crossings but not all. Some restrictions seem to be regional. Most fruit and vegetables are not allowed but a few such as bananas are. We find that produce is often less expensive in our area than in WA. We don't make a point of stocking up when travelling either way except for Schweppes tonic which can be hard to find in the US.
wilber1 07/28/14 10:46am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: nitrogen in tires

Nitrogen does nothing, that's the point. It's the lack of oxygen that counts and it doesn't count for much in road vehicles.
wilber1 07/27/14 07:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: God love the Queen!

Great photo. Pretty sharp to pick up what was going on and react to it in such a nice way.
wilber1 07/26/14 12:54pm Around the Campfire
RE: It's not just GM with bad ignition switches!

Wilber does the Audi get mad if you leave the car running and step outside the car? My wife says Heidi asks if the key is in the car.
wilber1 07/24/14 08:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: It's not just GM with bad ignition switches!

Maybe it is time to dive deeper into the keyless tech like Nissan has with its proximity keys. Or an ignition switch like was on my Harley you unlocked the switch and then put the key in you pocket. Just some ideas. Smart keys are an option on many vehicles. My Audi has one and the key rarely leaves my pocket. It also knows when the key is still in the car so you can't lock yourself out. I see it is an option on new Rams. Wouldn't be surprised if was also available on Ford and GM trucks as well
wilber1 07/24/14 06:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: It's not just GM with bad ignition switches!

I have all my keys on a separate chain from my vehicle keys. The only exception is my truck key which has a key to the bed bed box attached.
wilber1 07/24/14 11:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trans cooling

I installed a MagHytec double deep pan that held an additional 4 qts on my 01 Dodge. aside from the extra fluid, they are finned aluminum construction, have a larger surface area and will dissipate heat faster than a stock pan. The magnetic drain plug is also very nice. Expensive though.
wilber1 07/24/14 11:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: It's not just GM with bad ignition switches!

Looks like the location of the switches is as much a problem as anything. One help would be keys that can't be connected to key chains, so people don't hang so much junk from them. All that weight must have a big effect on wearing switches out.
wilber1 07/24/14 10:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trans cooling

The big reason temperature is higher in traffic is because the torque coverter is spending more time unlocked. As another poster said, slip it in neutral when waiting at intersections. If you have an EGT gauge, check the difference in temperature when idling in drive vs neutral. The temp will be slightly higher in drive because of the extra fuel being burned to overcome resistance in the torque converter. Some of that heat is going directly into the transmission fluid.
wilber1 07/24/14 09:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: question about ram 2500

Doesn't the new 2500 have coils in the rear? I think it would ride a lot better empty than the 3500. Ram has made the decision about more than just payload.
wilber1 07/24/14 08:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: wet bolt kits

How about changing the whole thing out and go with the Dexter E-Z Flex suspension system. Go to Dexter e-z flex on google and learn more about it. It comes complete for $170/ 190 $ better the ride and no increased labor. That's what I did on my previous rig. Not much more money than just changing the bolts and the same amount of work.
wilber1 07/23/14 01:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Proper Wheel Bearing Grease

When I bought my previous 5th wheel, 707L was one of Dexter's recommended greases. Used it for the 12 years we owned that rig with no bearing issues.
wilber1 07/22/14 05:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Coldest Antartic June Ever Recorded

But, but.Global heat record for June.
wilber1 07/21/14 01:06pm Around the Campfire
RE: Dodge's new 707 HP Tow Vehicle, why no Payload rating?

Don't think any Challenger comes with IRS. I drove a '14 SRT w/6spd man when I went to pick up my Ram MegaDually CTD. No IRS but it broke traction in 1-4 gears 5th it squatted and stretched out, barely got into 6th before I had to shut her down. The Hellcat is at $60k MSRP and that is with $1k gas guzzler tax. The wife and I have agreed, the next new car SHALL be a Challenger. My first car at 15 yo was a '70 318/727 2bbl. It didn't stay that way;) I wish I still had it. I beg to differ. Allpar Challenger Rear Suspension Rear suspension is a five link independent design with coil springs, gas charged monotube shocks, solid stabilizer bar, and isolated suspension cradle. Not surprising as it is built on the same platform as the 300/Charger.
wilber1 07/19/14 05:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Can't believe what i heard

When we bought our new rig this spring the first thing the salesman did was ask what my TV was. He then told me the rating without looking it up. He was correct. I thought, Wow, things have changed since I bought my last 5er. Maybe not everywhere.
wilber1 07/19/14 02:27pm General RVing Issues
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