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RE: Scary New Credit Card

You will get there eventually. Problem is you are only part way through the transition. We went through the same thing with a mixture of cards and machines but now if we try to swipe a chip card, the reader will tell us to insert the card and enter our pin.
wilber1 07/25/15 11:12pm Around the Campfire
RE: Scary New Credit Card

Exactly, magnetic strips are easily duplicated by thieves, the chips are not. Chip cards can only be used using the strip where there are strip only readers. Chip readers will not accept a strip even if they also have a strip reader. If your card has a chip, you must insert it and use your pin. The added security comes from making the strip useless even if the card has one.
wilber1 07/25/15 09:03am Around the Campfire
RE: Speed Limits in Canada

My kids were brought up learning the metric system. Once us old farts are gone, it won't be an issue. At least on this side of the border.
wilber1 07/22/15 07:41pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Speed Limits in Canada

km too big gram too small? do you not understand the system. move the decimal. base units meter or gram. milli, centi, deci, deka, hecto, kilo............ super simple. The system itself is simple, much more simple. The difficulty for people brought up with other systems is relating the measures to something physical that they understand.
wilber1 07/22/15 10:10am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Speed Limits in Canada

I thought Canadians measured fuel usage in l/km? Don't they also measure speed in hr/km? Our fuel usage is measured in liters per 100 km. (l/100 km). Our speed is measured in kilometers per hour, (km/h) BTW, even though the US had a revolution to get rid of British control, they are one of the only countries in the world still using the British system of measurement (albeit a modified version called "US Customary") Virtually the rest of the world uses Metric! For most things. Aircraft and ships still use knots and feet except for east block countries and China.
wilber1 07/21/15 09:20pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Do you grease or lubricate the jack legs?

The manuals for both of mine have called for silicone lube on the legs. On my old rig I used to take the caps off and put some grease on the pinion gears. Haven't done the new one yet.
wilber1 07/19/15 08:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Scary New Credit Card

The chips are not RFID. If they were you wouldn't need to insert the card, just wave it around in the vicinity of the reader. Costco doesn't require a signature unless the purchase is over $200. Don't recall ever seeing a gas pump that requires a signature. Signature/no signature is up to the merchant. They are RFID, that is why they can be used for tap transactions. Larger purchases require your pin so the card has to be inserted in the reader. The reader itself energizes the chip and communicates with it. They only have a range of about 10 centimeters. These chips are also being used in Canadian provincial drivers licenses, new Canadian passports and the Nexus cards used by both countries. Gas pumps in Canada have card readers and you must insert your chipped card and enter your pin to buy fuel.
wilber1 07/15/15 06:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: Newbie and Transmission question

I do have the 2.0L turbo. Can you explain what the EGT is. I have never heard that term. Is the EGT getting to warm a serious problem? I have been very impressed overall how this SUV tows but want to support it with anything that will help. It stands for exhaust gas temperature and can be very serious, ultimately resulting in burned valves and pistons.
wilber1 07/15/15 08:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dropped 5er with Pullrite SuperGlide?

If you forget to put the landing gear down before you unhook, it won't matter what kind of hitch you have, Murphy never sleeps.
wilber1 07/14/15 09:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel popped out of hitch

http://i.imgur.com/1ItRARql.jpg This is my 13 year old hitch now on its second truck and 5er. I always hook up with leaver in closed position so I can hear it snap shut. I never pull without the locking tab pinned in place. I always to a pull test to check the hitch and continuity between the brakes and controller. It has two washers between the lock tab and head. Never had a problem with it.
wilber1 07/13/15 03:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dropped 5er with Pullrite SuperGlide?

Regardless of hitch type, 99% of the time it is not a mechanical failure when this happens, it is either poor procedure or getting out of sequence due to rushing or being interrupted when hooking up or unhooking.
wilber1 07/11/15 01:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What's the deal Canada?

Unlike the US, impaired driving is a criminal offense in Canada and a conviction will get you a criminal record. Also, unlike the US, our criminal code is a federal act and is the same country wide. It works both ways. Years ago my wife worked in an office and a nice young salesmen decided to take his family to Disneyland. When they arrived at LAX, he was immediately put in a cell till they could get him on a flight back, leaving his family on their own. The reason, a pot possession charge from years before. I thought this was really wrong because when flying out of YVR you pre clear US customs before you get on the aircraft. Either they dropped the ball and didn't pick it up in Vancouver or they set him up to give him a bad time in LA. They must have liked your kid if they let him loose for the night. That must have been many many years ago because now we let murderers and rapists in. Not exactly sure but it was more than ten years ago.
wilber1 07/10/15 10:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: What's the deal Canada?

Unlike the US, impaired driving is a criminal offense in Canada and a conviction will get you a criminal record. Also, unlike the US, our criminal code is a federal act and is the same country wide. It works both ways. Years ago my wife worked in an office and a nice young salesmen decided to take his family to Disneyland. When they arrived at LAX, he was immediately put in a cell till they could get him on a flight back, leaving his family on their own. The reason, a pot possession charge from years before. I thought this was really wrong because when flying out of YVR you pre clear US customs before you get on the aircraft. Either they dropped the ball and didn't pick it up in Vancouver or they set him up to give him a bad time in LA. They must have liked your kid if they let him loose for the night.
wilber1 07/10/15 12:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: Shaping up to be a BAD forest fire season on the west coast

Cooler today and maybe some rain on Sunday but not much in the forecast. They are even bringing the last Mars out of retirement.
wilber1 07/10/15 12:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: ATF gets too hot

Sounds pretty normal to me. When you are trying to maneuver into a spot using 1st and reverse gears, the torque converter does not lock in these gears and just remains in fluid coupling. It doesn't take long for the temperature to get up there. As others have said, 4Lo gives the transmission a lot more leaverage and will help keep temperatures down. Tow Haul does nothing for you in this situation.
wilber1 07/06/15 03:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: BC Fires

No fires close to us but Mount Baker disappeared yesterday. Now the sun is red and visibility is about a mile in smoke. Thank goodness for central AC.
wilber1 07/06/15 11:04am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Propane container not releasing propane?

I've had bottles not take gas a couple of times. Turning them upside down and giving them a rap on the ground has unstuck the valve. Not very scientific but it might work. Never had one stick on a full bottle yet. Opening the valve too quickly has always been the culprit then.
wilber1 07/06/15 08:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Failing to Declare a Firearm at Canadian Border Crossings

I think you would only wind up in handcuffs if you lied about having a firearm.
wilber1 07/04/15 08:11pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Ram Goes to Stunning 900 lb-ft of torque

I live in Ca. I see you do too. If you live around LA you will see semi's crawling up the Grapevine. They just don't have enough HP to climb it at 65 MPH like you want them to. If you live around Sac you will see the same thing on 80 going to Reno. They just crawl up the hills. Some of those mountains would take around 1,500 HP to go 65 MPH up them at 80K. Not to enter the fray of this important discussion but the speed limit for towing in California is 55 mph. Maybe that is partly why the 18 wheelers are not going 65 up the hills. Almost no one tows at 55 in California. I tried it the first year we went south and it was not comfortable feeling like a moving obstacle. Now I do 60 and only get passed by around half the 18 wheelers.
wilber1 07/03/15 10:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Advice for First Time Cruisers

There are cruises for every taste and pocket book. On some, the ship is a destination in itself and on some it is the destinations that count. For us, it is the destinations which can often mean smaller ships. Balconies can also be worth getting if it is the right cruise. Our best so far was a South America, Antarctic on Holland America. Valpariaso to Buenos Aires with lots of stops along the way, three days cruising the Antarctic Archipelago and a stop in the Falkland Islands. On this one, a balcony was worth it. That far south it is almost always daylight in January so even when we were in the cabin, we were always jumping out to see things, scenery, penguins, whales and other wildlife, you name it. We did a Panama with a balcony and rarely used the thing because it was just too darn hot to spend much time on it. Good to have over six months left on your passport because some countries that issue six month visitors visas like China and Australia won't accept a passport that expires before their visa. Others will.
wilber1 07/03/15 10:35pm Around the Campfire
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