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RE: The mint should make hollow pennies

Why, chipped cards have been the norm in Europe for ten years. In Canada for around five. Chip and pin requires a theif to duplicate your chip and have your pin.
wilber1 04/16/15 04:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: Turn Down Exhaust...

Did you miss that OP traded for a NEW 2015 ? I don't know what you are trying to say here but if I purchase a new 2015 Ram the first two modifications will be mud flaps and a turn down exhaust. Just out of interest, why the exhaust?
wilber1 04/13/15 09:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Turn Down Exhaust...

The DPF trucks don't blow soot, that's the whole point of the DPF. My 2011 still doesn't have any soot in the tailpipe.
wilber1 04/13/15 08:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM 2014 Class action suit

I wouldn't call the truth brand bashing. You don't get bailed out TWICE by building great vehicles. Ya, it is. Those that track dependability put Chrysler vehicles as a whole (Jeep, Ram, Chrysler, Dodge) in the bottom of the pack. That's not me talking but Consumer Reports, JD Power, True Delta, etc. This is another example of how they don't do quality. You have the wrong axle ratios in the vehicle, a computer that has wrong programming (according to one of the posters where if it's wrong, it won't run right), and a wrong window sticker. You have to look no further than Motor Trend's last test of the Ram where it was noted it was broken (A/C IIRC). Can't remember the last time I read any road test where they said something broke... You can't read very many road tests. Wonder how many other manufacturers use the same relay. Besides, they said they hadn't had any problems with their long term tester and couldn't find a history of this failure in other Rams. They also picked it as the winner. If the truck in the topic was running OK, there was obviously nothing wrong with the truck. Someone got the paperwork wrong. If it wasn't geared as specified, the factory should pick up the whole tab for making it right.
wilber1 04/12/15 10:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM 2014 Class action suit

I wouldn't call the truth brand bashing. You don't get bailed out TWICE by building great vehicles. Ya, it is.
wilber1 04/12/15 07:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The mint should make hollow pennies

It's interesting how we view cash differently. When I am in the US, I look at dollar bills as paper change. Because the bills are all the same colour, I find myself going into my wallet thinking I have some money, only to find that most of them are ones. Almost no developed countries have a paper bill with a value of less than $5 anymore.
wilber1 04/11/15 11:11am Around the Campfire
RE: Question on GCWR

GCWR is based on actual weights, not the sum of the GVWR's of the truck and trailer. Brian Agreed. If you want a real tow rating, subtract the actual weight of your truck from its GCWR.
wilber1 04/11/15 08:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: The mint should make hollow pennies

We got rid of pennies.
wilber1 04/10/15 10:06pm Around the Campfire
RE: Digital torque wrench adapter

Accurate or not, the problem with digital or dial torque wrenches is you have to be able to see the readout to use them. Parallax can be a problem with accurately reading needle indicators and LCD's might not be very legible if read at an angle.
wilber1 04/09/15 04:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ready cash

In Arizona this year Chase switched to chipped cards. Canadian cards were rejected. We moved on down to Great West. No problem, no fees. That's odd, I've been using chipped cards in ATM's all over the world for years.
wilber1 04/08/15 01:08pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Don't Buy a Dodge, There is a Good Reason Why .

Ok, because Chrysler USA doesn't want to warrant a transmission that they didn't sell and they didn't install, they are crooks. Got it. Thanks for the warning! That's odd. While in California, I had the tie rod recall done on my Canadian Ram while it was being serviced. The guy next to me at the park was from Vancouver Island and had some problems with his on the way down. Repairs were made under warranty by a dealer in Oregon.
wilber1 04/08/15 01:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 30 amp / 50 amp

Go with 50 amp then you can use either. My trailer is 50 amp but I also carry a 30 amp cord and adapters. When traveling and just stopping for one nighters, I use the 30 amp cord. If the rig is just being stored, I will use a 20A adapter and regular extension cord. Much easier than humping that 50 amp thing which I only use for longer stays.
wilber1 04/07/15 12:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mercedes Developing a new Pickup Truck

Nothing is "free" True but there are deals. The Audi Care package I bought is quite a bit cheaper than paying for each service separately.
wilber1 04/06/15 01:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: China bombs

China is going through the same cycle as Japan. Initially everything from Japan was junk. Now it seems to be the best. With China we'll just have to suffer through this transition phase and hope it's not too long. A well respected educated friend told me that China is committed to selling you something only once and at the very possible lowest price. They doubt your business will return and they don't care. They go to great lengths to copy a normally quality product in the cheapest way and sometimes will play around with the brand name. If you aren't careful you will think this "brand" is good but on close inspection you see it is spelled slightly different. This is why many American companies go to China for production. Cheap junk comes in as a result. They have an abundent cheap labor force with no EPA restrictions. When the Chinese see the premium prices companies like Apple get for their Chinese made products, why wouldn't they want a piece of that action for their own companies? It's only a matter off time. The Japanese and Koreans were also seen as knock off artists when they started exporting to the West.
wilber1 04/06/15 09:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mercedes Developing a new Pickup Truck

My Audi Q5 is two years old now and has never had one problem, adjustment or recall in that time. Not one. I bought the Audi Care package which covers all scheduled maintenance for the first four years and cost $700 CAD. Wish my truck was anywhere near that cheap. After the warranty is up, are you going to trade it in....or take a chance ? I sometimes think with the cost of electronic parts/other components and labour, maybe the best deal is to keep a vehicle until the warranty is up, then unload it. With any make. Don't know but at least there is This If I do trade it in.
wilber1 04/05/15 01:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: China bombs

China is going through the same cycle as Japan. Initially everything from Japan was junk. Now it seems to be the best. With China we'll just have to suffer through this transition phase and hope it's not too long. The difference was with Japan there were still other options available domestically! With the globalization era most North American manufacturing has been discontinued! Scarier than cheap tires is the fact that many of our food products are now coming for over seas! Chris All good points but Chinese industry will have to evolve or just remain a supplier of cheap stuff. I think they are a lot more ambitious than that.
wilber1 04/05/15 11:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mercedes Developing a new Pickup Truck

My Audi Q5 is two years old now and has never had one problem, adjustment or recall in that time. Not one. I bought the Audi Care package which covers all scheduled maintenance for the first four years and cost $700 CAD. Wish my truck was anywhere near that cheap.
wilber1 04/05/15 11:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ecodiesel and Nissan Cummins

Someone (the author of that article) GETS IT. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is marketed to those who want fuel economy and will tow occasionally. The Nissan will be marketed to those who want to tow and haul heavier loads than most half ton owners, but don't want a 3/4 ton. Great stategies by both. Ram has no need for the 5.0L Cummins as it's too close to the capability of their other offerings. The 3.0L was what they needed as it offers better MPG. Look at all the ads for the EcoDiesel. Great mpg is what they brag about, not it's HD towing and hauling capabilities. Yes ! exactly Horses for courses,they don't compete with each other , so more choices is good,pick the one that suits your needs. No they don't. One is a 5 litre engine and the other is a 3 litre. A head to head comparison is pointless because the results would be obvious. Did you even read it? It was not a comparison in the sense of which is better ,in fact no statement was made as to a 'better'. It was a dissection if you will , of each of the newest diesels on the market,no "pro or con" just a explanation of how each manufacturer approached design . I read it and I get it but if a magazine puts them side by side you know darn well what some on this forum are going to do. I like the 3/4T idea to but it would be FCA gambling hundreds of millions on it, not me.
wilber1 04/04/15 06:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ecodiesel and Nissan Cummins

If Ram really wanted to make a point they could put the 5L cummins into their 3/4 tonne as a second diesel option. I personally think the 5L in a 3/4 tonne with the nice coil rear suspension would be great option. I agree on the 3/4 T but would it sell up against the 6.7 and 6.2's Ford and GM are using. Would be interesting to find out. As far as the 1500 goes, they would have to completely redesign the truck for an engine that was 300 lbs heavier. The 3.0 allows them to use the truck they already have and that is why it makes sense. For some c0it can never be good enough because it is built by the wrong people.
wilber1 04/04/15 12:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ecodiesel and Nissan Cummins

IMHO a real shame RAM let that CUMMINS go to the competition! I mean really who wants an "EGO DIESEL" ? People are already complaining about the Ram's payload, why would they want to decrease it even more with a heavier engine?
wilber1 04/04/15 11:49am Tow Vehicles
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