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RE: Beware the taxman

Tequila .... Please get your facts right before posting. This has been discussed adnausium here. Although some of your info is directionally correct, you have failed to mention the 8840 form which allows us Canadians to claim a closer connection to Canada, thereby exempting us from the need to file a US tax return.More info here here, including a link to the 2014 year form (I can't find the 2015 version)
kaydeejay 04/17/15 08:07am Snowbirds
RE: Popping breaker

Its in my garage, the main breaker is a 100amp. All the breakers in the box are two pole?Did you connect the white and black wires to the two poles of that double breaker? THAT is 240 volts and is going to cost you - big time! You SHOULD have had a single pole 30A breaker and connected the white wire to the neutral bus. THEN you mixed up the green and white:S I suspect your electrical knowledge is minimal!! Strongly recommend you get an electrician to sort it out BEFORE you replace all the 110 volt appliances in the rig. You might want to talk to your insurance company. IF they cover it, the bill could be many hundreds, even thousands! I apologize if this is not a warm welcome for a new member, but I suspect you screwed up BIG TIME and could have killed someone!
kaydeejay 04/17/15 07:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Tough border crossing today, Tuesday

Wonder if his fridge was on?
kaydeejay 04/14/15 03:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: towing with Ford V10

We have a 31 foot Class C. We tow a Jeep Wrangler. We only get 6 mpg. We're feeling we do not have enough power. Also, when we unhook, we're having difficulty getting the jeep back into gear. Is anyone else having those problems? Any suggestions.What speed are you driving at? Fuel consumption increases dramatically over 65mph. I used to get 7.5mpg with the V10 in a 30' Class "A" driving 62-65mph towing nothing.
kaydeejay 04/14/15 08:36am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Anyone pulled over by CHP?

I haven't updated my sig yet. I now have a 3500 DWR. I want to do right by getting the proper license, but I am getting tired of paying this state every time I want to do something. I don't trust anyone at the DMV, so my next stop is the CHP. Thank you guys for the answers!You will be all set with that truck. Good move.
kaydeejay 04/14/15 06:41am Towing
RE: prodigy P2 brake controller acting funny

Hello All, Installed my Prodigy P2 in my 2005 GMC 2500HD 4x4 ext cab today. Hooked up my brand new car hauler and tried it out. Here's what I found: Set up the Prodigy like it said... 6.0 volts at full manual lever. When I did this, I could tell the brakes were engaging manually because the trailer would slow the truck down. OK, so that's good. I drove around and everything felt ok. But, when I turned the headlights on, the display changed from the normal ".c" to "0.0". And more importantly, when I accelerated the display would show voltage: up to 5 volts max when I accelerated hard. It's like the Prodigy confuses forward inertia with stopping inertia and starts engaging the trailer brakes, but only with the headlights on. What's going on? Thanks! S10 texanWhat did you use to connect the Prodigy to the truck wiring? If you used a harness to plug into the firewall connector I suspect you may have the wrong one. GM changed the pin connections between 2004 and 2005. The headlight circuit should have ZERO effect on the controller. Also, as suggested, check the ground connection at the trailer. A bad ground could cause a "NC" (not connected) display, although the other symptoms just do not jive with that.
kaydeejay 04/13/15 08:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RV Salesman "It's 1/2T towable"

The newer F150 HD 8200 GVWR are rated up to 3300 payload and have a 12000 lb tow rating.3300lb payload rating on a 1/2ton? What is this world coming to???Yup, Regular Cab, 2WD, 5.0L V8, 141" wheelbase, 7850# GVWR.
kaydeejay 04/13/15 04:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Opinion on trailer brakes

I'll be traveling cross country next month (May) with a new Winnebago Vista 27N towing a 12 foot utility trailer with a Can AM Spyder strapped on it. The trailer weighs 900 pounds and the Can Am is a touch over 1000 pounds. What are your feelings (opinions) as to whether or not I should have trailer brakes installed? Our route is west through Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah Nevada and finally Yosemite. From there it's down to Death Valley then AZ, TX, Natchex MS, Nashville and home to PA. Previously we have made two cross country trips in a 24 foot Winnebago Minnie towing an 8 foot trailer with a motorcycle, combined weight about 1500 pounds. No trailer brakes and we had no problems crossing the Rockies and the Cascades. Your thoughts will be greatly appreciated. In advance, thanks. ChrisTwo observations, regardless of the "legalities"... 1) Your emergency stopping distance will be increased. The heavier the trailer, the longer it will take to stop the entire combination. The increase is in direct proportion to the weight of the trailer as a percentage of the weight of the whole rig. 2) What will stop the trailer if it should happen to break away from the Tow vehicle?
kaydeejay 04/13/15 04:10pm Beginning RVing
RE: Anyone pulled over by CHP?

Question- I searched various forums with not many answers. If hypothetically; I were to get pulled over by CHP to verify my trailer weight, what number would they check? The max GVWR? The reason I am asking, is am going to buy a bigger trailer for the growing family. I want to keep my current license and get the RV 15000 max endorsement (CA). So do I shop for a trailer with a sticker @ 15000 or something less? I can't see CHP telling you to drive to the scales to get a actual weight?If your HD is a 2500 you REALLY need to take a good look at your weights, especially pin weight, before you think about pulling a 15K fiver. You probably have less than 2500# TOTAL payload available (2200# if you have 4WD) and the pin on a 15K unit would be around 3000#. Add people "stuff" and hitch to the truck and you could easily be 1500# overloaded. Even a pre 2011 3500 SRW would be pushed over its limits.
kaydeejay 04/13/15 02:22pm Towing
RE: Kuerig Coffee Pods..

clicky Let Keurig know how you feel here. I did!
kaydeejay 04/13/15 01:29pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Can I pull this trailer w/ this truck?

Payload is on the tire loading sticker. It says "Combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed xxxx pounds." That is your payload. His 2003 truck will not have the Tire Loading info sticker you have referenced. That requirement was not in effect until 2005. It WILL have a Camper Loading Label in the glove-box with a number called "Reserve capacity". That is remaining payload with a 150# bum in each seat. If the truck seats five (including driver) the payload is that reserve number PLUS 750#. However the suggestion to weigh the truck full of people and stuff (ready to travel) is the best. That weight subtracted from GVWR will provide that ACTUAL remaining payload for the tongue weight of the trailer. That same weight subtracted from GCWR will give the REAL Max trailer weight. It will NOT be 6800# as that number only applies with a 150# driver in the truck. I suspect that 4.8 will struggle at max weights.
kaydeejay 04/13/15 10:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Confused about my 2009 Chevy Equinox LS for dinghy towing

If it's the HoHoMag Dinghy Guide, they claim they list only those vehicles OK'd by the manufacturer for flat towing. In this case it seems somebody made a clerical error.I suspect the AWD is the clincher. Chances are the 2WD version is towable.
kaydeejay 04/12/15 06:57pm Dinghy Towing
RE: RAM 2014 Class action suit

It is not as simple as changing the gears. The vehicle is certified as it is sold. Any alterations will affect the certification by the EPA etc.Not true - all available axle ratios are certified so that certification is not affected by a different ratio being installed. Diffs are NOT installed at the vehicle assembly plant, entire axles are shipped in with different part numbers for each combination. Don't know about RAM, but where I used to work all major assemblies were verified by bar code AND component serial numbers recorded. A wrong axle assembly simply would not get through. I would suspect the wrong ratio was installed at the axle assembly plant and RAM has just discovered that.
kaydeejay 04/12/15 02:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5000 GVWR Toy Hauler

I am looking to purchase used, but could be new, 5000 GVWR toy hauler. We have a V6 SUV with 5K tow capacity and would like to get a Trailer. It is easy to find 3500 or 7000 GVWR, but I have not been able to find something in-between. We have two quads and maybe 500-600 extra camping gear/water. So, if it 3000 lbs to start and then add 1500 lbs, it is 4500 lbs plus. Any ideas would be helpful. ThanksYou can probably forget that 5K tow rating. Unless your Owner's manual says otherwise you have to subtract any weight in the vehicle, other than a 150# driver, from that number to get the ACTUAL max Tow rating. But, as others have said, you will run out of payload first. The 3500# GVWR unit may realistically be as high as you can go.
kaydeejay 04/12/15 02:15pm Toy Haulers
RE: Spied: 2017 Chevy 1500 Silverado

Or, I'm not alone, not liking the lines and proportions of the current Chevy trucks. I've always driven Chevy trucks but if something happens to mine today, not sure what I'd buy.Despite sharing most of their metal I think the GMCs look much better.
kaydeejay 04/12/15 07:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Spied: 2017 Chevy 1500 Silverado

It seems a bit early in the slight redesign of the Silverdo, since the new body style just came out as a 2014. I imagine they want to compete with the aluminum F150.'17 is about right for a "Mid-cycle" enhancement. If they are replacing bolt on metal with aluminum that is not a huge switch.
kaydeejay 04/12/15 07:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Confused about my 2009 Chevy Equinox LS for dinghy towing

The 2009 Dinghy towables book shows that I can tow my 2009 Equinox LS AWD dinghy style, but my manual says no. Which source do I believe and is there a safe way to know for sure?The manual was written by the Manufacturer, not a third party. Which one do YOU think is more likely to be correct? Put it another way, if your Equinox was still under warranty, you flat-towed it and fried the transmission, do you really think it would be covered? Getting another vehicle is the correct answer.
kaydeejay 04/12/15 07:37am Dinghy Towing
RE: to disk or not to disk

New to the fifth wheel thing. We pick up our new unit in just over a week. I have the hitch, Reese 16k with manual slide, bought used and had installed. Please share the advantage of using. Thanks JeffYou asking about the plastic disk on the pin or disk brakes?
kaydeejay 04/12/15 07:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question on new tow ratings and payloads.

I purchased the 2015 F150 last night that I mentioned when I started this post. It is a 4x4. The one I purchased has a payload of 1,460 lbs. If this truck had no options then the payload would be 1,740 lbs. You are correct that you could get a payload of 2,900 lbs. if you ordered a truck with a 3.5 Ecoboost or 5.0 V8 2x2 and no options. Options sure make a difference. I looked at a King Ranch with the 3.5 Ecobbost and it only had a payload of 1,370 lbs. As far as I can tell the only difference between the old and new tow ratings when it comes to payload is that the new ratings include a 150 lb. Driver. Didn't see you already bought it so the above post can go to another person considering between a F150 or F250. Can you post a picture of this "NEW" tire and loading Yellow sticker showing this "150 lbs driver included" statement. ThanksYes please, I want to see the new sticker as I'm not aware of a change to the legislation to make the driver included. The Manufacturers would not do it on their own accord as it would understate actual payload by 150#. The 150# driver IS included when calculating Max Tow Ratings, could this be where the confusion lies?
kaydeejay 04/11/15 03:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Duel 30amp Yadapter

What you are suggesting will effectively provide 15amps to each unit. I sure hope you don't plan on running two AC units!! To answer your original question though, I have never seen such a 2-way splitter but one could easily be made from parts at Home Depot, Lowes or similar.
kaydeejay 04/11/15 01:50pm Class A Motorhomes
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