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RE: New 2015 Ram 1500 ECODIESEL HFE

I had a 74 Fiat 124 sedan that I bought in 76 and kept for about four years. I had very few problems with it even during Canadian Prairie winters but you had to give the heater a good head start when it was really cold or it would take forever to get the interior warmed up. Drove it from Toronto to Vancouver in January with no problems. Other than normal stuff like timing belt and brake replacement, all I remember is some leaking rear axle seals which I also put down to Edmonton winters as the problem never re occurred after we moved to the coast. Body was a bit of a tin can but just about all cars had rust issues back then, Early Hondas and Datsuns weren't any better. It had a sweet little twin cam engine, really nice gear box, disc brakes and coils on all four corners. Pretty advanced for an econobox back then.
wilber1 03/06/15 10:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: New 2015 Ram 1500 ECODIESEL HFE

Actually the Touareg shares the same platform with the Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7. VM Motori has been around since 1947 and built diesels for Land Rover and London taxis.
wilber1 03/05/15 11:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hard to believe MLB Intern likes Cricket

The basic rules of one day cricket are pretty simple but very different from other sports we are used to. Like any other sport, the finer points take a while to learn.
wilber1 03/04/15 10:58am Around the Campfire
RE: Hard to believe MLB Intern likes Cricket

It was cool to see 50,000 watching the Australia NewZealand match at the home of the worlds greatest rugby team. ;) 90,000 to watch the World Cup Cricket final at the MCG. Yes I know rub it in , does this team have a name that ends in "Blacks"?:W I should add they are establishing another Rugby League franchise in NZ. Too North Americans, Rugby and Rugby League are a bit like the CFL and the NFL, similar but not related to each other, Australian Rules, not related to either Rugby League or Rugby Union( that is what you know as "Rugby") is confined to Australia, but has quite a few International Teams, who play the game Yes, that stadium is freeking huge. We were in NZ last fall and there was a Rugby League tournament in progress. Watched one match on the tube between NZ and England. Good match finally decided by missed converts. Quite different from Union which is played here.
wilber1 03/04/15 08:24am Around the Campfire
RE: Hard to believe MLB Intern likes Cricket

It was cool to see 50,000 watching the Australia NewZealand match at the home of the worlds greatest rugby team. ;)
wilber1 03/03/15 09:28pm Around the Campfire
RE: ST Tire "Plies" Question and a PSI Question

Totally agree. Standard practice in aviation is if one tire fails, the other tire on the same axle is also changed. Axles on aircraft are short, stubby things if they have an axle at all. (Could be just a bearing spindle on each side of the framework, I don't know.) Anyway, I can see a failed aircraft tire significantly increasing the load on the opposite tire. This would be similar to a flat on a dual increasing the load on it's mate. Does a tire failure on a trailer significantly impact the loading of the tire on the other end of the axle? I expect most, if not all the load is transferred to the tire that's on the same side. In fact, when that end of the axle drops it might actually unload the tire on the other end a bit. In the case of an aircraft bogie, most will go to the tire on the same axle. In the case of a tandem axle trailer, most will go to the tire on the same side. My point was, it has to go somewhere. Another tire will be overloaded and might be damaged. However if I did change two on one side, I would put them back on the same axle, not the same side.
wilber1 03/03/15 08:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: ST Tire "Plies" Question and a PSI Question

If LTs can do that better, that's good, but at least even with STs your trailer won't collapse to one side on the ground if one tire out of two is all that is holding it up that side (at least for a while!) NO but what you will find is that the other tire will fail within a short time. It was severely weaken by the extra load. Anything a tire fails and the pared tire is carrying extra load, both tires should be replace. We have read here many times about a failed tire and 50 miles down the road the other tire failed! Chris Totally agree. Standard practice in aviation is if one tire fails, the other tire on the same axle is also changed.
wilber1 03/02/15 08:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weber Q?

Had a Baby Q for several years now. Excellent little BBQ. Cons, like any single burner unit you can't do indirect cooking and the burner can't be turned down low enough to do real slow cooking. If you want to slow cook ribs for 3 hours, this isn't a good choice. Otherwise it's a great little machine
wilber1 02/27/15 08:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Axle Ratio and tow rating

Using a lower gear puts less stress on the rest of the driveline and allows components like thectransmission to handle more weight.
wilber1 02/25/15 11:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fireplace

They are a useful electric heater, it all depends on whether you like the fireplace effect. Some do, some don't. We do and had them in our last two 5ers.
wilber1 02/24/15 06:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Traveling With the Propane On

You won't find anyone with more applicable training and experience, including with RVs, than Mac the Fire Guy. ................. What he says makes perfect sense to me.Except he apparently does not comprehend the concept of shut-off valves that act in response to a sudden high flow situation (such as a ruptured line). To my mind that is no different than having the tanks shut off while travelling. I don't see his "qualifications" as valid at all when it comes to telling people how to use their RV's. He clearly knows nothing about RV PP systems or how a propane tank shuts itself off when it detects a massive leak. This fact alone disqualifies him as any kind of expert on the subject. "Massive leak" is the operative phrase. There is no guaranty that any leak is going to be massive.
wilber1 02/22/15 07:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bank

Not sure why you would want loonies or toonies before entering Canada but most Sumas stores do business in both currencies and will probably make change for you.
wilber1 02/22/15 03:17pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Traveling With the Propane On

I travel with the propane on all the time, and there is very little danger beyond what traveling with a tank of gasoline, or diesel fuel. Do what you want if you are worried about it. Fred. Except gas or diesel is not in a pressurized tank.
wilber1 02/22/15 09:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Bank

No bank in center noted by Tee Jay. There are banks located just across Hwy 1 on both Sumas Way and Whatcom Road. Bank of America in Sumas closed recently and the nearest is in Lynden Wa but you should be able to get Canadian currency at any bank in the Bellingham area. You can always use ATM's when you get to Canada.
wilber1 02/20/15 08:37pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: What was Ram thinking

Ram is thinking that there are a lot of people out there with more money than sense. Considering Ford came out with Lariat, then King Ranch, then Platinum, and they have been selling them, Ram wants a piece of the action. Whatever. If you have the money and you like it, it makes sense.
wilber1 02/13/15 09:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: idiot people

In Canada we have daytime running lights( mandatory on all vehicles). They still find ways to be idiots! Yes but DRL's don't include tail lights, they are still invisible from behind. Maybe it's a stealth strategy. They think the more difficult it is to be seen, the more difficult it is for others to hit them.
wilber1 02/13/15 08:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: What was Ram thinking

One thing I take from these last two trim packages from RAM (Rebel and this one) is that the next gen Ram may dump the crosshairs grill, which would be a disappointment imo. Might be a move to separate the Ram brand from Dodge. They better be careful with that. I'll wait to see it in the flesh, often quite different from photos.
wilber1 02/12/15 07:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: purpose of roof lights?

Roof clearance lights on 2500 and 3500 trucks are an option here, not required by law. My 3500 doesn't have them, nor would I want them.
wilber1 02/12/15 01:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What was Ram thinking

Don't know whether I like it but these things have a tendency to grow on you (or not). Luxury pickups are hardly an new concept. Can anyone say Escalade EXT or Lincoln Mark LT?
wilber1 02/12/15 08:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing With Refrigerator On Propane

I was wondering how many tow with there refrigerators running on propane? Look at where your propane lines run and where your tires are going to go if they blow. For me, it is likely I damage the propane lines when the tire blows. I would prefer the gas to be off if that happens. Question: Don't the newer propane bottles have a shutoff if gas flow exceeds a certain amount? If so, would a torn/broken propane line meet that flow? Yes but you are gambling that the leak will be large enough and sudden enough to trigger the shutoff. Your furnace and water heater can light at the same time without triggering it. That's a lot of gas.
wilber1 02/11/15 10:43am General RVing Issues
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