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RE: Don't be this person--PIC

He got it into the parking lot didn't he? Well that is sumpthin isn't it? He was probably thinking I'm Here How do you like me so far?
slickest1 04/20/16 09:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hate Dead End Streets

He is probably better a going ahead! Well that is sumpthin!
slickest1 04/19/16 10:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: EXHAUST BRAKE SWITCH (When to turn on)

You can run with it on or off, it is personal preference. It will not hurt anything or cause carbon buildup. When the switch is on and you take your foot off the throttle the e brake will engage. As you slow down the Allison will shift down once it is in the right rpm parameters. It will keep shifting down as you slow down. If you look at your shift pad it will probably show 2nd gear. It won't go directly to 2nd but will work it;s way down as you slow down. On a long downhill that is fairly steep it is best to slow at the top of the hill and start down with the exhaust brake holding you back without having to use your brakes. This will save you from overheating your brakes and once they get really hot they will not hold you back. If you start down slow and it is too slow you can always go up a gear till you are comfortable. If you start down too fast you can overheat your brakes very quickly.
slickest1 04/05/16 08:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Home septic tanks?

Depending on the size of the tank and how many people are using it will determine how often it should be pumped. If it is let go too long the solids in the tank can be pushed out into the field drains. Once they get clogged with solids your system is finished. If you get a good pumper truck guy they can probably advise on how long you can go between pumps.
slickest1 02/01/16 10:30pm Around the Campfire
RE: who says old people don't do stupid stuff

If your going to something stupid, do it in a group setting and then you can blame all the others for screwing up!
slickest1 02/01/16 10:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: How many pounds is 6 tons?

It could be worse! She could have went in to be a doctor!
slickest1 12/28/15 05:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Snow, driving with slide out...

And to think we have to share the road with these types!Really nice to meet that guy in the dark.
slickest1 12/27/15 03:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Low beams headlights not working

I just went through the same thing with my Chevy Trailblazer. No low beams and no daytime running lights. There is a module that controls that and it was bad. The high beams worked and the fuses for the low beams were good also. I suspect that your problem will be the same.
slickest1 12/15/15 06:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Safety issue need temp fix

I have the same problem. The seal is shot between the two panes allowing moisture in. I carefully and I mean carefully drilled a couple small holes between the panes on the end that opens. I then hold the hair dryer toward those holes and it will clear the moisture. The glass will be stained or etched but you will still be able to see out. It is a very temporary fix. I still want to get mine fixed or replaced permanently.
slickest1 12/15/15 06:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: The Husband ~ The Mall ~ The Purse

If anyone looks at me funny when I am holding the wife purse I just blow them a kiss and they look away real quick! Ha Ha!
slickest1 12/13/15 07:45pm Around the Campfire
RE: For those that stayed north this year.

We are staying home this year because of a medical reason. I agree the weather here in BC sucks with all the rain and wind. We were really looking forward to Yuma. So if I think of the money not spent and the exchange saved,hey, we're makin money! No I didn't make myself feel better.
slickest1 12/06/15 09:27pm Snowbirds
RE: Canadians Avoiding US due to Gun Violence

To the OP. We are Canadian and travel routinely in the US. We are down here now and have noticed no shortage of Canadian snowbirds so I would think the majority are coming down. As far as violence...meh, the mass shootings can happen anywhere in todays world. Generally the people are nice here and the south is still warm and pleasant. I wouldn't sweat the headlines. As far as Canadians not having guns in the US, those are US rules, not Canadian. Foreigners (generally speaking) are not allowed to have weapons in the US. Gun ownership in Canada is not far off of American gun ownership. Seems to be a myth out there that gun ownership is illegal in Canada. Who knows where it starts. Hardware stores, Canadian Tire, Catalogs. Take your pick and go shopping. Good info John,I couldn't agree more. Canada has its share of gun violence as well in the major centres. We are all going to die of something! I too was concerned about the low dollar and had just made up my mind to go south anyway. A medical situation has now come up so I will have to stay home and save my puny dollars.
slickest1 12/06/15 09:21pm Snowbirds
RE: Quetion re: pad for tires on concrete

If you use rubber mats under tires to keep moisture from entering your tire from the concrete, what is stopping the moisture from going through the mats and into your tires? Maybe we need plastic tires! If water enters rubber then the people with rubber roofs are in big trouble!
slickest1 12/04/15 02:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lawyer for a daughter , yikes !

Wait till you get the bill!! Just kidding!
slickest1 11/26/15 08:35pm Around the Campfire
RE: The continuing saga of tire pressure...

SLICKESG1, are you trying to insult me? Read my post a little closer. Since bias ply truck/RV tire didn't have belts, of course I am speaking ONLY of radial tires, and what I am saying is based on experience gained throughout 40 years in the tire industry, working for a MAJOR radial tire manufacturer. I, too have sat thru endless tech films, viewed thousands and thousands of radial tires being made, dissected radial tires, did scrap tire analysis, interviewed users, etc., etc., etc. I'll just leave it there. Actually no I was not trying to insult you or anyone else. The point I was making is the pressure stamped on the sidewall of a tire is there for a good reason.
slickest1 11/19/15 08:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Crossing border into U.S. from Vancouver with 39' MH

Sumas crossing. Use truck lane. Perfect I said you can use the truck lane in Aldergrove/Lynden crossing. Sumas has a dedicated truck crossing and a separate RV lane. Going into the States the lane is wide but is a little hard to get lined up with it in heavy traffic. Coming back into Canada they have an RV lane but it is never open that I have seen.
slickest1 11/19/15 08:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Crossing border into U.S. from Vancouver with 39' MH

When we go down we go to the Aldergrove/Lynden crossing. They let you go through the truck lane there.
slickest1 11/16/15 10:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Emergency Stop

A couple years ago we were going through Lake Havasu, The traffic was heavy and I was taking it pretty easy. The traffic light turned yellow up ahead and I was slowing down when some goof pulls over right in front of me and slams his brakes on hard enough to howl his tires. Thank god for ABS brakes,the coach just planted itself just inches away from this guy. One thing we did learn was that we pack things the right way because nothing went flying. Years ago when I trained new drivers on heavy haul highway trucks one thing I would make them do was to make a panic stop at 60 miles per hr. It is a real eye opener even in a coach.
slickest1 11/16/15 10:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: The continuing saga of tire pressure...

The main objective of pressure for the load is to assure the belts, viewing shoulder to shoulder, are flat on the pavement. Too much pressure: center has more pressure, narrowing the footprint, poor braking ability, rough ride, forcing stress on edge of the tread belts. Underinflation, more stress on edge of belts, more flexing in sidewalls producing excessive heat buildup. Both over & under inflation have many more detriments I won't take time to list, but that is why manufacturers publish PSI/load charts.'\ To address other questions, there is an age-old battle between vehicle (car, truck, RV, you name it), manufacturers and tire manufacturers. Vehicle manufacturers will typically recommend lower PSI, because they want the best ride, but tire manufacturers recommend higher PSI because they want to assure the tires give best mileage. Bottom line, you are wrong if you overinflate, or if you underinflate, for the load you are carrying..............period ! ! ! ! That may be true for tires of years gone by like the old bias ply. The basic design of a radial tire is to have the tread patch flat on the road and the sidewall does the flexing. That is why you have the bulge in the sidewall. The less air the bigger the bulge and the softer it will ride.The less air you run the more heat they will build.There is a little leeway in the pressure stamped on the sidewall, but mine say 110 psi and I will not go below 100. I have sat through endless test videos on how tires really work and spent several years in the Industry. I then moved into the trucking industry and have worn out a heck of a pile of tires.
slickest1 11/13/15 08:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Highway thru Hell

If you asked Jamie Davis what time it was he would try and tell you how to build a clock and he is the only one that could build it. Ice road truckers is about as real as wwf wrestling. It is an embarrassment to real truckers. Sorry to be so negative but Sheesh!
slickest1 11/10/15 08:39pm Roads and Routes
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