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RE: 2006 Chevy 2500 with a 6.6L

I think the early '06 with LLY were really the LBZ but programmed differently. Even if it's mechanically an LLY they weren't bad either. Mine has 194,000 trouble free miles and going strong. Either way, if you like that truck you'd better buy it quick. That particular year and drivetrain are widely regarded as one of the best ever. The used ones sell quick.Correct, just did not have the LBZ tune, so was short 40HP or do.
kaydeejay 03/05/15 01:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Canadian Currency

This morning the exchange rate is 80. US to 1.25 Canadian. carry US and do the math.Errr, not quite! You are mixing two calculations!! 80c US = $1.00 CDN OR $1.00 US = $1.25 CDN Your way the Canadian loonie is only worth 64c!!! Never quite been that low, but it has been close!
kaydeejay 03/05/15 01:45pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Canadian Currency

Can anyone recommend an exchange rate app that updates and stays current?This website will give you mid-market rate. Adjust approx 2.5% either way depending on whether you are buying or selling to get an approximate equivalent. Most credit/debit cards will ALSO ding you a 2.5% "Foreign transaction fee", although there are a few that don't.
kaydeejay 03/05/15 10:08am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Can this be removed?

It's a skid to prevent more critical parts of the trailer from hitting the driveway! Remove it and you may damage something else. Can you lower the front of the trailer while entering the driveway, or raise the axles?
kaydeejay 03/05/15 07:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Canadian Currency

Hey us Rednecks even have internal flushing toilets now ya know!It's those metric volts that get everyone all confused! :B
kaydeejay 03/05/15 07:07am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Canadian Currency

I'm asking from those who have been through Canada, should one carry some Canadian currency, my concern is that running into a place that won't accept US dollars and don't accept credit or debt card. This will be our first trip through Canada on the way to Alaska.If you are just "Passing through" you could probably get by without Canadian currency but it would be wise to have a small amount with you, even if it's just to stop at McDonalds! Most places accept US debit/credit cards but there is no guarantee. Asking them to accept "Foreign" currency could be interpreted as rude. And if they do, expect to take a bath on their exchange calculations! Imagine trying to use Canadian currency at your local stores! Only last week I even had one fish a Canadian nickel out of a pile of change saying "We can't accept that". Well, I got from a US store somewhere! Where to get it? Most ATMs will accept your US bank card. Or you can stop at a currency exchange booth just after you cross the border. Most crossings have one.
kaydeejay 03/04/15 09:51pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Need suggestions on buying new 5th wheel toy hauler

Jlud.... What is drw????Dual Rear Wheel 1-ton truck. Commonly known as a 350/3500 Dually. That Voltage 3600 has an EMPTY weight of over 15,000# and a DRY pin weight of 2800#. That could be as high as 3500# once loaded. So this is the kind of truck you should be looking for. You seem to be looking at RAMs, so a 3500 series dually would work. Probably need a diesel to pull that much weight. You will quickly kill your 3/4 ton! And certainly overload your rear tires. This is NOT a good idea! Again, it's not the TOWING capacity that will bite you, it's the CARRYING capacity. With a loaded hauler, loaded truck, plus the hitch weight, you could easily be well north of 4500# on the truck. That's at least a TON more than your 2500 is probably rated for!
kaydeejay 03/04/15 09:37pm Toy Haulers
RE: Need suggestions on buying new 5th wheel toy hauler

We are looking to keep it under 40'. Like the voltage 3600. Anyone have any problems to report with this one??? Also what do you think of replacing water heater with an " insta hot"? Thanks!!!!! Looking forward to hearing back!! Also we will pull with our new 2015 Ram 2500 6.7 diesel 4x4.Might want to check the payload rating of that 2500 before you go buying a 40' toy hauler!! Could avoid a nasty shock later!
kaydeejay 03/04/15 06:35pm Toy Haulers
RE: Do I have to turn off computer over night ?

......................Sorry but first, the HD does not spin constantly. It only activates when it is called upon for data. Sitting over night is not going to make a call................ Dunno what computer you have, but on all three of mine the HD is spinning if the computer is powered up. I use an automatic "hibernate" after 30 mins of inactivity. THEN the HD stops. I also allow Microsoft to install updates automatically. I get the occasional message that my computer was restarted to allow updates to complete.
kaydeejay 03/04/15 10:40am Technology Corner
RE: Diesel Tahoe

At the time I bought my '02 Duramax, there was speculation that GM would add the Duramax/Allison as an option to the large SUV line. Apparently the reason they didn't do so was because the Allison was too large to fit under the bodies.True statement - the transmission tunnel was too small.
kaydeejay 03/03/15 08:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Spammers Motivation?

Email addresses are sold daily. Live (verified)email addresses are at a premium... You would be surprised to see how many financial institutions sell your email address. Yes, I'm talking about your bank among many other types of businesses...Was a little surprised to find USPS sold my physical house and email address after I had filed a redirect request on-line when I moved house a couple of years ago. I got a TON of SPAM plus actual mail from all kinds of places. Including banks "Welcoming me to the neighborhood" (I'd moved 7 miles!)
kaydeejay 03/03/15 03:54pm Technology Corner
RE: New to 5th wheels bought my first toy hauler

So now I have an excuse to by a new 3500Yup! You're learning! It's not what your truck is rated to PULL, it's what it can CARRY. Your 2500 payload is probably around 2500#. You plan on putting 3500# on the hitch, plus occupants, fuel and other stuff. Do you really think this makes sense? Go out and get that dually - you need it (or a VERY stout recent 1-ton SRW)
kaydeejay 03/03/15 02:15pm Toy Haulers
RE: What a day! Bad accident on the way to get TT

The insurance company decided to total the truck. The frame is badly bent and the damage occurred on two different corners of the truck. Time to look for another truck.Ouch! Can't say that I'm surprised with it being an older truck. I hope the Insurance Co plays fair and you can get a decent replacement without digging too deep into your own pockets. Make sure they let you retrieve all your "towing stuff", eg brake controller etc.
kaydeejay 03/03/15 12:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Weight Rating Spreadsheet

I am a 5th wheeler and it seems to me that people are overthinking what they can tow. take a look around you, 95% of the trucks pulling 5th wheels are 3/4 ton. my opinion is, unless you are pulling a 15K ton or larger (like a designer suite), just use a 3/4 ton or one ton.I don't think folks are overthinking. What I do believe is that there is a gradual realization out there that CARRYING capacity is just as important as (if not more important than) towing capacity for a fifth wheel. Then there are the two camps... 1) Those that do not believe in manufacturer load ratings and 2) Those that do. I'm in the second category and am loaded to within 200# of my truck GVWR with a 27' 9600# fiver. I don't believe a typical 3/4 ton is adequate for a 15000# fiver. Not many 3/4 tons have 3000# of payload left AFTER being loaded with people, "stuff", hitch and fuel. IMHO a 15K fiver is verging on dually 1-ton territory. YMMV
kaydeejay 03/03/15 07:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: help

Open all lines that have water in them, they are usually drained in the rear and may have the valves under the TT. Open all. Drain fresh water tank, drain is underneath. Pour Travel Trailer Antifreeze down each drain, sinks and shower.Only takes about a quart each.The way I read his post, the OP wants to know how to DE-winterize! To the OP, the only part you need to get right is the water heater. If the TT is winterized the water heater will be bypassed. You need to open valves to let water in and out of the WH and close any valves that provide a bypass from cold to hot lines. Your TT may have one, two or three valves depending on how it is set up and what kind of valves they are. Look around the back of the WH and let us know what you see. The rest of the system simply needs filling with fresh water and flushing out a few times. Let's hope there is no anti-freeze in the fresh-water tank as that will take FOREVER to rinse out.
kaydeejay 03/02/15 09:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Night Lights

Hi all, Maybe everybody but me has heard of/seen these before but I thought it was worth taking a chance on posting the info. Was at a neighbors house the other day and noticed these on his kitchen counter plugs. http://www.snappower.com/ I think they are pretty cool for home use but thought they would really work well in the RV. At his kitchen counter he turned the recepticle up side down in the box so the lights would shine upwards, very effective. Anyway I am going to order some. (standard disclaimer, no connection to the company) Tinbender Sorry, don't know why it didn't link.Why did he turn the receptacle upside down? Won't the plate fit with the lights uppermost regardless? Neat idea, but at $15 each it gets a little spendy if you want more than one or two.!
kaydeejay 03/02/15 09:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: What a day! Bad accident on the way to get TT

Funny, 5 pages of everyone telling everyone else how to drive on slippery roads. Come on up to PEI. We received 7 feet of snow in the last 4 weeks. See how quick you learn to drive on slippery roads. Slow down!!!Whole load of difference between snow (packed or otherwise) and wet black ice!! I used to live in Ontario, Canada. Give me the snow anytime!
kaydeejay 03/02/15 04:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: VERY VERY Confused - 2008 Bounder 38P

Actually, my old RV was a 99 but built on July 10th, 1998. They told me the end of June is the cut off for the next year.Not so! In fact a VIN year can be two years less one day. - The VIN year MUST include the calendar year that applies - It CANNOT cross two January 1sts A 1999 vehicle could therefore be built at any time between January 2nd 1998 and Dec 31st 1999. So yours built in July '98 slots right into that window.If true, how did they have 1982 motorhomes on 1979 dodge Class A chassis? Dodge dropped Class A chassis at the 1979 model year but had so many chassis that some Motorhome makers made motorhomes up until the 1982 model year. Where did you get your cut off info? DougBecause the chassis and coach parts of the MH can be different years. It's still a 1979 chassis! But it could be titled as an '82 because that's what the Coachbuilder assigned to it on the paperwork. VIN assignment is dictated by the FEDS. It is what it is. BTW, part of my job with GM was VIN assignment. Used to be in charge of the systems that generated the numbers. Nothing got calculated until I said so! So I've BTDT. Used to have an annual battle with the Sales guys who wanted to pull the next model year build ahead even sooner so they could actually have (say) 2016 vehicles on the dealers lots on January 1st 2015. I used to tell 'em to get me a letter from Corp Legal Staff or the Feds to say it was OK. Never happened!
kaydeejay 03/02/15 02:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thinking about Def

DEF is treating products of combustion as I understand it, specifically oxides of nitrogen. No chemist or engineer, but seems like whatever is in diesel fuel that produces NOX in combustion would have to be removed from the fuel. And on further reading, NOX formation seems to be related to high temperature combustion processes, which must be the major challenge in cleaning diesel exhaust.The only way to eliminate the formation of NOx is to remove Nitrogen from the air! Maybe if we all put it in our tires it would help!:R Even though it's fairly new here, DEF has been in use in Europe for years. Do you REALLY think the FEDS would allow companies to stop producing the stuff and make thousands of trucks non-runners??
kaydeejay 03/02/15 02:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheeler, Trailer and generator

You're going to get the same answers as you did on your other thread! here. NOT a good idea on a 1500. You will overload it VERY quickly.
kaydeejay 03/02/15 12:35pm Fifth-Wheels
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