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RE: Dash Cams

Yep, that 1/2 ton will tow that NO problem!! Trust me I am an RV expert!
slickest1 03/21/17 11:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Standard TV Park Rules - clear as can be........

I'm just here to find out what a "TV" park is... My best guess is he parked overnight in a Drive in Theater.
slickest1 03/19/17 12:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need a detective

He is overlooking a surfing beach and has a skate board laying on the seat. I think it is a concept as well.
slickest1 03/18/17 08:46pm General RVing Issues

If it were not for time change the experts would not have as much to analyze us with. There would be less things to blame accidents and health issues and who knows what else on. I have not worn a watch for over ten years and it feels great!!
slickest1 03/12/17 12:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: New guest, first post

Hi Lisa, and welcome. A topic of Tires is also a topic that brings out a lot of experts. Ha Ha. Seriously there are a few guys on here that would make good guests on the show. A couple already listed.
slickest1 03/07/17 05:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Opinions on Newmar Dutch Star

Steering and braking would depend on how and where it was used and greased. The 1999 would have the Caps fuel system which can have issues. there are lots of posts on the forum about this. That said there are lots of them out there trouble free. The ISC has been a bullet proof engine and the Allison should not be a problem either. Another thing with the ISC is they have a problem with the exhaust manifold cracking. Usually a $1000. bill with labor. On mine the new one was much more robust than the original. I have the same engine trans. in my coach and am very happy with it. There are the odd times I wish it had a little more power on steep uphill grades but hey I'm retired so what the heck.
slickest1 03/05/17 09:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is this gouging or what?

Like said above! Dress up in old clothes and pitch your tent and throw you garbage out the door. There will be no recourse because you are "Homeless". It is happening everywhere nowadays. I agree it is pricey and will turn a lot of people away. As for the health care here vs US. You may get quicker service in the US but you need pretty deep pockets. Some of the problem here is that a lot of Doctors leave Canada to go to the US for bigger money. Years back my wife wound up in an out of province hospital in ICU on a ventilator for 10 days and several weeks stay altogether and narrowly dodged death. That never cost us 1 penny out of pocket. I can't imagine the bill for that one. I know, we pay for it in our taxes whether we claim cash or not. Last year we were on a day trip into the U S and I had chest pains and was rushed to the emergency thinking heart attack. They kept me overnight and did every test known to man. The bill for the overnight stay was just short of $24,000. Thank god for good travel insurance. Turned out to be gal bladder attack. If you don't have a good health care plan I suspect there would be a lot of lower income people that can not afford to get help unless it is an emergency. Our system is definitely not perfect but I would not trade it.
slickest1 03/05/17 01:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Opinions on Newmar Dutch Star

For me it would depend on how it was maintained. If the owner has records of that it will tell the story. How often it was serviced and what has been replaced. If they full timed a lot of things may be well used. Then again there may be a lot of things already replaced. !50,000 mi. would not scare me. like said above check the tire dates and how old batteries are and have a mechanical inspection done, looking at brakes, steering, suspension, hoses, belts when the last change of antifreeze, transmission fluid and factor these things into the price. Like Doug said it may not be worth what they think it is. If it was well looked after it might still be a good coach for the right price. Good luck.
slickest1 03/05/17 12:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electric brake assembly

Your dog is just trying to tell you Spring is near!!
slickest1 03/04/17 08:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Disappointed in new RV interiors (mild rant)

It is no different than some designer comes up with some new style clothing and everyone jumps for it sooner or later. Some rock star wear jeans with holes in them and now the young people pay through the nose for them. Some guy is too lazy to shave so that starts a new trend and I could go on and on. The main part of the population have become sheeple. Whoops, sorry I guess I am ranting. We went to an RV show last month here in B.C. and it was full of trailers and pop ups. You guys are right they all are pretty dark inside and quality seems a thing of the past. You wouldn't know it as for the prices though. They had a couple Diesel Pushers there and we walked through a new Dutch Star and were very disappointed.The quality of the cabinetry was pretty cheap as to compared to older ones I have been in. The price tag was $455,000. Not me!!
slickest1 03/04/17 08:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: How to stop neighboring campers from

I'm still waiting to hear more about the 40 year old in the white shorts!
slickest1 03/04/17 06:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: urgent need

Good one!!
slickest1 03/03/17 10:31am Around the Campfire
RE: Those pesky 180 days

Most people I know do realize that in adding up your days you have to consider the formula of the last 2 years. You also have to add in day trips across the border if you live close to the border as well.
slickest1 03/03/17 10:26am Snowbirds
RE: What does 10 TRILLION gallons of water even equate to?

When Ostriches don't stick their head in the sand anymore because it is too hot, I will become a believer. The leaders of the world probably don't believe this stuff themselves but it creates a good scenario for extra taxation. For the numbers they present for decline in CO2 by 2030 and the amount of carbon tax money they will have collected it pretty much proves how insignificant mans cause of climate change really is. Follow the money!!
slickest1 03/03/17 10:16am General RVing Issues
RE: New tires

Want to thank the RV family for all the help with trying to chose tires for our Safari. We have to local dealers that I'm working with. So my new question is these are the brands available to me. Of these brands witch gets the highest rating from you the RV family that buy and drive on them. Firestone, Toyo, Yokohama, Bridgestone, Michelin, and Hankook. To help with this our driving style is about 5000 miles a year I do pull a double deck trailer weighing in around 10500lb. Mostly mountain driving. Again I will thank you the RV family in advance for all your great response's. I replaced a set of 9 year old Goodyears on my coach and they served me well. When I replaced them I got quotes on many different brands. I am retired from the trucking industry and have worn out many sets of tires of all brands. I went with Firestone's as they are now made by Bridgestone and the price point was great as well. I will never wear them out before they wear out so why would I spend the money on a high dollar tire. I also put the 1100/22.5 truck size on and am very happy with the ride and all aspects of them. The other brands you mentioned are all good choices some more expensive than others but it depends how much you want to spend. Toyo Yokohama, Bridgestone, Bfg,Hankook etc will serve you just as well as Michelin. Good luck in your choice.
slickest1 03/03/17 09:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Quick Repair!

There is a career awaiting you at Camping World!
slickest1 02/26/17 10:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tire help

You could go to the nearest Kal Tire or Fountain Tire. They deal truck tires but also a good source for RV tires. They are knowledgeable and can answer all your questions. I used to live in Central Alberta as well.
slickest1 02/26/17 05:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: German Resolution to ban ICE engines by 2030 passes

Maybe they will have cars with pedals! A couple Red Bulls and you are rarin to go!
slickest1 02/24/17 04:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: What does 10 TRILLION gallons of water even equate to?

Mother nature herself is alot to blame for all our ills. One volcanic eruption can pollute more in one hour than many big cities of the world combined. A mention of California flooding. That is not a new thing, every time there is a big rain storm going through there are mud slides and flooding there. I feel for the people that are there and the struggle they face. If climate change promoters would go after big oil and the auto industry instead of trying to change the little guy then it would make more sense. We all know how successful going after big oil will be. In the mean time we will pay our carbon tax and make someone feel better but nothing will change.
slickest1 02/23/17 08:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Jake Brake

Jacobs have been around for many years. They make engine compression brakes for many different makes and models of engines. They also make exhaust brakes and users call them Jake brakes as well. They are totally different as described by others already. Cummins has their own compression brake called C brake which operates similarly. I have seen Cat engines with a Cat retarder behind them and a Jacobs engine brake as well. They were used in logging applications for a lot of steep down hill roads. I have seen and used them on the highway as well. On the older engines the Jake had three positions 1 would give 2 cylinders, 2 would give 4 cylinders and 3 would give 6.
slickest1 02/23/17 08:13pm Class A Motorhomes
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