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RE: chevy duramax disel

............... Anthing much higher is generally considered by me as BS. B.O.My numbers for my 2005 are hand calculated and NOT BS. Ran almost 1000 miles on one 52 gallon tankful one time. You do the math!
kaydeejay 07/20/15 07:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2005 Silverado Duramax 2500 know problems?

The LLY in 2004/05 had overheating problems when towing heavy. It was fixable supposidly.A VERY FEW LLYs had overheat problems. GM Service records indicate fewer than 1% had the GM Service fix applied. This was to install the LBZ air cleaner (drawing cool air from under the fender instead of hot air from behind the rad) plus a reflash of the computer.) To the OP - I wouldn't worry about it!
kaydeejay 07/20/15 08:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: chevy duramax disel

Rig in sig - 12 to 13 mpg towing at 62-65mph, 19mpg empty.
kaydeejay 07/18/15 08:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Air conditioner struggling

31C is about 80F, and the inside should be much cooler.Hey Fred, your conversions are off a little..... 31C is in fact almost 88F, but if the OP is only getting down to 77, then he still has issues. BTW, 12F is 7C, not 5.:B
kaydeejay 07/18/15 07:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Air bags needed for GMC 3500?

I just purchased a new GMC 3500 and am wondering if I will need to install air bags to keep the rear springs from sagging when towing my fiver. It has a weight of approx 3000 lbs on the hitch. John in FlThe label on your door pillar indicates your payload (Occupant and cargo capacity should not exceed xxxx#). I would expect it to be over 4000# with your new truck, in which case you should not need to compensate for sagging.
kaydeejay 07/17/15 05:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Canada Hwy 407

Thanks darsben and 63-Coupe, took your advise and called. Got it reduced down to $15.00.Now that's a little more reasonable, even though it still works out at a buck a mile!
kaydeejay 07/16/15 10:36am Roads and Routes
RE: Canada Hwy 407

There's big signs all over the road and approaches to the highway that clearly state that vehicles over 5 ton RGW MUST have a transponder. You just found out what happens when you don't have a transponder.Yeah well, it's a catch-22 as you cannot get a transponder if you live outside the Province of Ontario. I've tried! IOW any non-resident with a fiver isn't supposed to use that road! And I agree, on a cost/mile basis it is one expensive toll road!
kaydeejay 07/14/15 06:29pm Roads and Routes
RE: hitch or spray liner first?

in a perfect world, is it better to have a 5'er hitch installed before or after a spray-in liner? If it matters - it would be for a BW companion hitch.My vote is for the liner spray AFTER the holes are cut but BEFORE the hitch is installed. Cut edges get sealed that way. Worked with my Superglide, but then I do not have rails bolted to the bed, my hitch sits on the pins mounted to the underbed brackets. My hitch does not touch the bed sheet metal.
kaydeejay 07/14/15 03:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric for air conditioning

No reason for ANY electrician to run a 4-wire cable to a 30A 3-pin receptacle under ANY circumstances so your question about what to do with the 4th wire becomes irrelevant.The other side of that coin is: There is NO reason for any electrician to be screwing around with a double ganged breaker when installing a single 120 V outlet.....no matter how many wires he intends to run to the outlet. If he doesn't KNOW about 30 amp trailer service, he should FIND OUT instead of guessing. Caveat emptor (let the buyer beware) pretty much applies here, I think. This is especially true if the owner assumes too much of the responsibility by trying to tell the electrician what to do instead of telling him what service he needs.No argument with that except it is not unreasonable to expect a licensed electrician to know what he is doing without having to be instructed. Many insurance claims have been paid on behalf of the pros who got it wrong!
kaydeejay 07/12/15 03:38pm Tech Issues
RE: towing safety

Your turn signals and brake lights will be much more noticed with the lights off.You may not have noticed, but in the last couple of years most manufacturers turn off the DRL on the side that the turn signal is operating. Brake lights have no conflict as the tail lights are not on with DRLs, only on if the driver has all the lights turned on. In my book, the big benefit of DRLs is that the drivers who refuse to turn lights on in heavy rain, mist or fog, or even at dusk, are more visible, at least from the front.
kaydeejay 07/12/15 03:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: towing safety

All the research showed it didn`t make a anyone any safer! You might want to ask the Canadians or the Swedes about that! THEIR research indicated a 30% reduction in daytime accidents involving vehicles with their lights on. Which is why it is a legal requirement in those countries for all new vehicles to have DRLs.
kaydeejay 07/11/15 07:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric for air conditioning

I don't know about the incidents that you quote but as this goes along farther it gets even more unbelievable. The 30 Amp receptacle has 3 conductors, right ?? And a 220 receptacle has 4 conductors, right (hot, hot, neutral and ground) ?? If the "electrician" runs two hots (4 wires) to a 3 conductor receptacle.....where does he connect the 4th wire ??? Or which of the remaining two conductors does he connect to the one remaining lug ?? I can see a rank amateur screwing this up but not a real electrician.'Fraid not! The 30A RV receptacle and the 30A welder/dryer receptacle both have three pins. The two grounds are a different shape though. As I said earlier, the connection at the receptacle MAY be identical, it's how the wires are connected at the panel that makes the difference. 30A RV (110V) = 1 breaker, one hot, one neutral (plus ground) 30A Welder etc (220V) = double breaker, two hots, one ground. NO Neutral. No reason for ANY electrician to run a 4-wire cable to a 30A 3-pin receptacle under ANY circumstances so your question about what to do with the 4th wire becomes irrelevant.
kaydeejay 07/11/15 07:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Ford-GMC lead satisfaction study

Clicky for anyone who cares!
kaydeejay 07/10/15 06:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric for air conditioning

Why? There have; been dozens of forum members who have had 30's installed and done hundreds (or thousands) of dollars of damage to their RV when they plugged in to the wrongly wired outlet. If you really are talking about qualified electricians, I find that a bit hard to swallow. Are the connection screws NOT color coded the same as any other 3-wire 120 volt fixture ?? MANY stories on here about pro electricians who have made the 30A wired as 240 volts mistake. Wires at the RECEPTACLE are the same, it's the double pole vs single pole breaker in the panel that makes the difference. Most electricians do not know what a 30A RV receptacle is and think it should be wired the same as for a welder!
kaydeejay 07/10/15 06:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Will this void warrenty?

Anything can happen to anyone at anytime regardless of how much we do to try and make it not happen.While I agree that things can happen anytime I suggest a properly matched rig stands a better chance of a mishap not becoming a disaster.
kaydeejay 07/10/15 07:15am Towing
RE: Will this void warrenty?

MY Dodge ram 1500 diesel rear settles quite a bit when I tow my fifth wheel. If I install the Air Ride air bags will this void the warranty? The trailer is below the limits allowed according to the manual. I only want the truck and trailer to be level as this makes for a safer drive.This HAS to come under the "You gotta be kidding me" category.:R NO WAY a RAM 1500 diesel can handle a fiver over 5000#! (Assumes a 1000# pin weight and 500# of passengers, fuel and "stuff")
kaydeejay 07/09/15 08:20pm Towing
RE: NI-MH batteries

I inherited a charger and 4 MI-MH AA batteries that I use in my camera. When I got done charging them they only showed 1.42V. Thought They were shot then I looked at the battery and they said they were 1.2V. Why is a regular AA battery 1.5V and these NI-MH AA batteries only 1.2V and why do they work in the other batteries place? Heck I toss my regular batteries when they get that low except where I use them in my garage clocks.Because they are a different chemistry! Nicad batteries are the same 1.2 nominal voltage. For comparison, think lead/acid at 2.0 volts per cell or LiPo/LiFe at 3.7. You really need FIVE NiMh batteries if you need 6 volts, but most devices will work with 4.8. The difference is that a carbon-zinc or alkaline battery IS nearly exhausted at 1.4, but these NiMh/NiCad ones have LOTS of charge left at that level.
kaydeejay 07/09/15 10:25am Tech Issues
RE: Fifth Wheel Suggestions

Your truck may be rated to tow that much,,, but it cannot CARRY that much... It is the weight in the bed that will kill a 2500 series truck... for giggles, look at the GVW of the trailer and divide it by 20%.. that will get you close to the PIN weight in the bed... add hitch and family...To the OP, Fordtruckguy got it in ONE! What your truck can PULL is only half the story. With a fifth wheel, the clincher is the LOADED pin weight versus remaining truck payload AFTER you load up the family, hitch the dog etc. 3/4 tons have limited CARRYING capacity. Look on your drivers door pillar. There will be a label there called Tire Loading Information. On that label will be a line something like "Total of occupant and cargo must not exceed xxxxlbs/xxxxKg"." SUBTRACT the weight of the family. "stuff" and a hitch from that number. Multiply the result by 5. THAT is the LOADED fiver weight you can pull to stay within ratings. It won't be 14,000# I'm afraid.
kaydeejay 07/08/15 07:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Air conditioner trips 15 amp breaker

What is a "hydro" system ? Is that Canadian for electricity ??Derived from Hydro-electric, which is where a lot of Canadian power used to come from before nuclear. (Think Niagara Falls)
kaydeejay 07/07/15 03:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water Heater NOT working

TO follow 2Oldman's comment, the water heater is pretty noisy when it's on. I suggest you turn it on, go outside the coach to where the water heater is located, to make sure it's one or not. If it is on, let it heat for a while, then check to se if you have hot water come out of the pressure relief valve at the hot water heater. If there is, then this is a pluming issue. If no hot water, this could be the heater's igniter, or fuseable link. Mine went out last years, bought one, installed in about five minutes. Good luck, hope you find it.One caution I have not seen yet is that the OP needs to make sure there is water in the heater tank! Running the propane on an empty tank is not a good idea! (Even worse if it was electric). OP - gently release the temp/pressure valve on the tank to see if you have water in there. If not we are back to the bypass valves.
kaydeejay 07/04/15 06:38am Class A Motorhomes
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