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RE: Shifting An Automatic when towing.

“I can do a hell of a better job of up and down shifting/down hill braking than the computer.“ Plus it’s more fun to do it manually. 6 I will use the manual shift switch on my F-350 6sp auto 6.2 gasohol V8 tow/hauling over rolling terrain because the response of the cruise control (droop) is very lazy compared to my other truck with a Cummins diesel. The Edsel will drop 2-3 or more mph before the throttle is added. So following traffic closes up etc. The Fargo with Cummins adds fuel before speed has changed 1 mph and gets to pulling... I also use manual mode or manually initiate a shift up or down to prevent the frantic 5000rpm downshift. The 6.2 has sufficient power lots of times at 3500-4000 rpm without having to go into race to the top of the hill mode. I have driven fully grown trucks-140,000lbs - (and still can sorta) - it's hard to explain how driving a heavy vehicle differs from wee babies. But many of the inertia / gravity lessons can be applied to "heavier" rv rigs. It's easier to show someone than write how so I should stop now :)
noteven 08/02/20 11:52am Towing
RE: Vault Toilet Decorations

If there isn’t clean potable water to bathe chit in some folk don’t know what to do with it...
noteven 07/31/20 05:03am General RVing Issues
RE: New Hummer has crazy good specs. 1000 HP and 1150 torque.

What has been the approximate depreciation of a BEV operated 30,000mi / year from 5 years ago?
noteven 07/31/20 04:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tracking US travelers

Interesting the crossing not included. Peace Arch (between Seattle and Vancouver) is a popular crossing, but not on the list. I always thought that was a very busy crossing, maybe they want to move some traffic away from that location? It is not exactly a direct route from WA to AK. It is 30 mi west of Sumas WA/Huntingdon BC and then requires travel through heavily populated communities on the BC side. No reason to use it if you are travelling by "most direct route" to AK.
noteven 07/30/20 06:08pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Shimming camper to minimize side to side movement

I use a couple 2 x boards sawn at 45deg to take away the side to side gap between the wheel houses in the box. I want to top the angle with some "puck board" to make it harder and slipperyer than raw wood - the aluminium angle on the bottom of the camper can bite the wood if you don't be careful as you lower away. I don't horse my Fastguns down too tight - I set them to spec with the water tank full and let the internal springs do their job.
noteven 07/30/20 05:48pm Truck Campers
RE: New Hummer has crazy good specs. 1000 HP and 1150 torque.

Horsepower is not the force that does the work, torque is. HP is a measurement of work over time. It is the speedometer. To compare directly the combustion engine vehicle’s torque capability at the drive wheel ends from a standing start without breaking traction should be calculated as ShinerBock says. It is easy to do with manual trans. More math is needed with torque converter auto trans’sz. I tried out 2 electric motorcycles. One of them might even do 0 to 60 in 2-1/2 secs can’t remember. That’s normal for fast bikes. Anyway they were super quick and boring as hell to ride on the road. Electric drive is a good deal for “appliance” vehicles requiring low pilot input / skill. Like golf cars, the drive or ride experience isn’t the object of the exercise.
noteven 07/30/20 12:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Remote Door Lock?

My camper came with one. It works great. Except when I forget to switch it off when not using the unit for a few weeks and the AA batteries go kaput.
noteven 07/29/20 11:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Motorcycle tent camping trip

Yep - would enjoy pics
noteven 07/26/20 04:07pm Tent Camping
RE: Water hose too short?...again....?

I have never owned a Special White RV Potable water hose that didn’t laser align the draining end with my tenny shoe as I was wrassling the last loop...
noteven 07/26/20 04:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Mostly for BCSnob : )

:B Lol
noteven 07/25/20 11:13am RV Pet Stop
RE: Ignore the rules...get the fines.

So did they make land fall in Canada or come in contact with anyone resident in Canada? The article is not clear why the RCMP were in contact with them...
noteven 07/23/20 04:57pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Azdel anyone?

My Cirrus camper is welded aluminum, Azdel inside and out, extruded foam insulation, filon, aluminum roof, basement designed so water leaks run out the bottom, woo hoo... The only wood is the cabinets and furnishings inside. My next camper, should I accept the mission, will be composite insulated fibreglass panels.
noteven 07/22/20 07:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Front hitch to carry motorcycle

There are “anti-rattle” dealies to stop the floppage between hitches and receivers that would tighten up a drop attachment. And then some triangle turnbuckle bracing as mentioned and it should work. Now is when I would engineer a little lift using a ATV winch that lowers the bike carrier to the earth for the easiest loading ever.
noteven 07/22/20 07:08am Truck Campers
RE: finally a fuel injected generator!

I was thinking of using the fuel injected gasohol 6.2 litre under the hood of my camper truck to drive a generator off the pto opening on the 6spd auto. The idling V8 is a much less irritating noise than my “quiet generator” running at lawn mower rpm. The truck is prewired for pto mode.
noteven 07/22/20 07:04am Tech Issues
RE: no tow trucks in the area

Howdy! COACH NET, they have never let me down. Even when I needed tows in Newfoundland and Alaska. “Happy Trails” Chiefneon This fixes it ^
noteven 07/21/20 07:30am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Unleaded vs. Premium gas, does it make a differnce?

Somewheres I remember engines making more power on ethanol (alcohol) than gasoline... oh ya at the drag strip... An engine has to be capable of making use of higher octane fuels by developing more torque burning them. The fuel itself does not “make power”.
noteven 07/18/20 08:06am Tech Issues
RE: Unleaded vs. Premium gas, does it make a differnce?

My 6.2 Ford V8 pulls better on 91 than 89 at 2500-3500 rpm. It is about the same fuel cost per mile based on the last 4000 miles trip I took with a camper loaded and towing a 20ft trailer in west Canada / US. Running around local empty I’ll use 87 as power need is low for empty truck. This engine never “pings” it has sensors and controls. My manual says “minimum octane 87” not “designed for”.
noteven 07/17/20 06:24am Tech Issues
RE: Any new developments in hitches?

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noteven 07/14/20 10:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Pet Peeves long road trip

:)
noteven 07/13/20 01:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pet Peeves long road trip

You opened the door..so, I will step thru. I have a lifetime of professional driving and as time went on, dealing with accidents became a much more dollar driven science. It went from...who was at fault to...was it preventable. And there...right there, is the defining view. Was it preventable. Accidents..no one wins. Injuries..so what if you are in the right? The injuries sustained can change your life. Will change your life. Without a long winded lecture that no one is going to read...try this...you see an upcoming situation. You are in the right. But..a potential accident is now in view. If you get off the go pedal..if you move over..if you throw on the 4-ways...if you take action to prevent, never mind being 'right'. Look what you gain. One of the tings is less anger. Less frustration. Taking control of a situation is key. You can do that, by driving to prevent. A 4 way stop...you know what happens, right? 3 or 4 vehicles all get there at the same time...let them go thru. Control the intersection. Control the outcome. Same same traffic circles...control the environment. You win. Gary Haupt VERY good advice. And drivers, there IS a 'doctrine of last clear chance', and YOU could be charged with an accident if you do not do everything in your power to avoid it. Check with your insurer (not your agent, but your insurer) or an attorney friend of yours if you think I'm blowing smoke. I cannot quote the law itself but in AB west Canada it is an offense to not attempt to avoid a collision.
noteven 07/12/20 06:06pm General RVing Issues
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