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RE: Drag and rolling resistance formula

.34 is the CD of a Camaro. Looking at CD's for 1500's, our HD's should be .5 or more and with a barn door fiver behind .8 might even be conservative.
wilber1 12/10/16 09:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Four major cities outside U.S. ban diesel by 2025

The rest of the world is going to move ahead, regardless of what we in North America do.
wilber1 12/08/16 08:58am General RVing Issues
RE: In Defense of Fahrenheit

Aviation is a mixed bag. Some airlines use kilos, some use pounds. They all use knots and feet, except "east bloc" countries (Russia, China etc) who use meters.
wilber1 12/06/16 05:50pm Around the Campfire
RE: Snow Driving Stereo-types

For starters, I hope everyone here realizes this post was meant as fun. Second, don't preach to us down here about driving on ice. We get more ice than many northern states because our winter temperatures are so close to 32 degrees. Freezing rain is quite common for us. I don't think people are preaching, you see it everywhere. I have lived in Edmonton, Toronto and the west coast. The rutty wet stuff that gets packed into ice on the west coast and the freezing rain we used to get back east is much more challenging to drive on than the nice dry -20 stuff you get in colder climes.
wilber1 12/06/16 01:58pm Around the Campfire
RE: Snow Driving Stereo-types

Looks like there is black ice under that snow which is what everyone is sliding on. Until you have ever tried to drive on ice, you will never understand. It doesn't matter how experienced you are, this can happen. Your transmission in "drive" with your foot on the brake will make you loose traction and slide. Ever watched a rear wheel drive car slide down the road with the front wheels locked and the rears still turning and wanted to scream, PUT IT IN NEUTRAL? Right around freezing ice is the worst. You get that little layer of water between the tire and road that makes it much more slippery than really cold ice.
wilber1 12/06/16 11:32am Around the Campfire
RE: In Defense of Fahrenheit

I don't care for the metric system. In Canada they have a fear of large numbers or kilometers. Maddening to drive with you foot on the brake, at 25kph on divided major road. Good one. Joke right?
wilber1 12/06/16 10:07am Around the Campfire
RE: Grand Design

Quality wise, GD is right up there with any builder in its price range! What sets GD apart from other manufacturers is their Customer Service! The grease seal issue is a good example, I have read where GD and Lippert have sent out the seals and new brake assemblies to people who were out of warrenty, and then paid for a technician to replace them! I own a GD solitude and I am very Happy with the rig, as well as their Customer Service! Mine was four months out of warranty. Lippert sent me parts but didn't pay for labour. Why there hasn't been a recall on this is beyond me. Grease covered brakes is a very serious matter. How do RV manufacturers get away with this stuff and manufacturers of other vehicles don't? Other than that, aside from a couple of problems with the Atwood fridge and furnace, both fixed on warranty, our 303 has been very good. GD's customer service has also been very good.
wilber1 12/05/16 01:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Shaving soap

Proraso is pretty good, Italian and available at Shoppers Drug Mart. House of Knives also carries a bunch of different soaps. A good badger brush worth the money IMO. How do you like the Muhle?
wilber1 12/04/16 08:26pm Around the Campfire
RE: In Defense of Fahrenheit

I always thought old people who sat around and complained about logical and efficient changes were a sign of inflexibility and loss of mental agility. Now I are one. Me to but I find it helps my mental flexibility. I have to talk Imperial when conversing with those my own age and older but metric when I am conversing with my kids. Also, Imperial gallons with Canucks my own age but US gallons with Americans and such places as this forum.
wilber1 12/04/16 06:30pm Around the Campfire
RE: Weather guessers calling for nationwide cold blast next week

I saw another report that said Alaska could be 40 degrees (F) below normal so I imagine you Canadians will get a taste of that. As myredracer said, it has been much wetter than normal but warmer on our west coast. We are about 40 miles inland and forecast to have two days with highs of -1C or about 30F next week, but that will be the first below freezing weather we have had so far this fall.
wilber1 12/03/16 11:30am Around the Campfire
RE: Weather guessers calling for nationwide cold blast next week

Alaska. Oh good, not Canada's fault this time.:D
wilber1 12/01/16 12:45pm Around the Campfire
RE: New Pinbox - New bolts?

Wow, just simply wow :S Even a grade 5 3/8th bolt has a shear strength of almost 10,000 lbs. A 1/2' is almost 15,000 lbs. In the picture above you could say those 10 bolts if 3/8" grade 5 is good for almost 100,000 lbs. Some will say it's only good for aprox half that amount because of the difference in direction of the force on the bolts front to back... still 40,000 lbs. Pretty sure that's more than enough for a hitch on a 5er. I agree. There is no tension load on pin box bolts other than what they were torqued to, they are only loaded in shear. If they aren't worn and haven't been over torqued in the past, there should be nothing wrong with them. I used the old bolts when I installed a MorRyde on my old 5er and the 5th Airborne on my present one.
wilber1 11/22/16 10:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: US car in top 5 reliability in a long time, it wasn't Ram

Deleted. Reading skills lacking this evening
wilber1 11/16/16 09:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: US car in top 5 reliability in a long time, it wasn't Ram

Considering how political polls have been working, I'm not sure how to take these surveys even though I don't dispute their data. My 2011 Ram has been excellent but it has less than 45,000 miles on it, mostly towing a 5th wheel. I received a JD Power survey for my 2013 Audi Q5 which has over 30,000 miles so far and has been flawless. I didn't fill it out however and I wonder how many others receive these things and don't bother with them.
wilber1 11/16/16 08:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: running lights on cars and trucks

. Low beam headlights are designed with a horizontal cutoff above which little light is produced, so as to avoid getting light (glare) into the eyes of oncoming drivers. DRLs, of course, are intended primarily to have exactly the opposite effect: they need to be visible to oncoming drivers but don't need to illuminate the roadway. that doesn't make sense to me. oncoming vehicles with the low beams on are perfectly visible to me. don't want the glare of high beams even at a lower output. bumpy They just use the high beam bulb because it is a single filament. DRL mode is less bright than low beam.
wilber1 11/14/16 05:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: running lights on cars and trucks

I don't know why anyone would want to deactivate DRL's if they had them. DRL's used to use high beam on a low voltage but most new vehicles are now using LED strips of some sort. My 2011 Ram uses high beams, my son's 2013 has LED's.
wilber1 11/14/16 03:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Determining kingpin weight?

If you really mean pin weight, the difference between the weight of the truck hooked and unhooked will be the pin weight. Hitch location has nothing to do with it, the pin is on the trailer and will be the same wherever you put it.. Weight on the rear axle is something else but for practical purposes, I would consider it the same.
wilber1 11/12/16 06:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: When is my Cummins the happiest?

Yup. Peak torque at 1600 RPM so 1700 RPM would not be lugging, you just make less HP than at 1900 RPM. Don't know about the 48RE but my 47RE did not have tow haul and would not run in 4th with the torque converter unlocked. On the first 48's 04.5-05 the torque convertor will only lock in OD (4th) when the tow/haul is off. With tow /haul on it will lock in 3rd and 4th. It will also lock in 2nd if you put the gear selector in "2". Tow haul was the only option on the 48's in 04.5-05. In 06 they started offering tow/haul and also OD lock out. That's odd. No wonder they only did it for a year.
wilber1 11/09/16 02:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Honda EU2000 propane conversion

20 lbs of propane is about 4.7 gallons. Propane contains about 20 percent less energy by volume than gasoline.
wilber1 11/09/16 11:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: When is my Cummins the happiest?

Yup. Peak torque at 1600 RPM so 1700 RPM would not be lugging, you just make less HP than at 1900 RPM. Don't know about the 48RE but my 47RE did not have tow haul and would not run in 4th with the torque converter unlocked.
wilber1 11/09/16 11:30am Tow Vehicles
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