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RE: High Miles??

I have over 500k kms/310k miles and just did a 1000kms trip this past weekend. Trailer is only 8k lbs. Truck is my daily driver. Wouldn't hesitate to drive it 5x that for a trip. I'm the guy that does all the work on it so I have only one person to blame for any issues, but I'm also the guy that got it this far. Depends on your comfort zone. It's the little things that get me now, a leaky PS hose, sensors but I'm not worried about the engine or tranny grenading. Truck has never stranded me. Regular engine and transmission maintenance, brakes, suspension, steering and electrical service are all part of owning any vehicle including a new one. They are maintenance items and all wear out long before engines and transmissions do.
shum02 03/28/21 06:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck Seat Repair

I have a 2006 Ford Lariet with the fake leather seats. In one area the seat is wearing (about 6 x 6 area). What I want to know is if any one has had luck with any manufacture of vinyl repair or will eternabond roof tape work? The problem is on the driver side front area left of the seat, so it is not a flat area, but curved. Weird, my leather seat are real, at least the seating surfaces in the front seats. There are LOT's of video's on youtube on fixing leather sofa's and the like. Would more than likely work for the trucks seats if you don't want to pay someone. Leather cut repair I used this method to repair a leather sofa I cut moving up from the basement. Worked pretty good. BTW my '06's seats look great. Make sure to use a leather moisturizer. Makes all the difference to keep the leather from drying out and splitting, especially on the drivers side side bolster.
shum02 02/19/21 11:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Patching Coroplast

And the winner is........zip ties! They closed it up nicely and I didn't have to bother with cleaning off the old adhesive first! Thanks to everyone for all the suggestions. :)
shum02 02/18/21 04:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Patching Coroplast

I stitched mine up with zip ties.
shum02 02/17/21 04:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Do you regret getting rid of your RV cornices?

We removed the side valances on our KZ as soon as we got it. Left the top part on to hide the shades when they are up and put stuff on top of them like a shelf. No regrets at all, would do it again in a heartbeat.
shum02 02/13/21 05:57am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New Border Regulations

So the snowbirds who cleverly skirted the closed border will be inconvenienced on their way home? Boohoo! says one who stayed home:)Yeah, I stayed home too. I have ENORMOUS sympathy for those clever people who broke the rules and are now paying the price getting home. Playing my violin right now for them.
shum02 02/11/21 11:48am Snowbirds
RE: How I repaired my damaged section of my fiberglass wall

Btw, thanks, all, for the compliments. It wasn't a perfect job, but not bad either. It is holding up well, so I am happy. Most factory applications and not perfect either. Great job!
shum02 02/04/21 01:06pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Is there a more accurate way to measure fluid levels?

Not that I've found, other than getting a feel for when things are filling up. For instance, I know my gray is full when there's standing water in the shower. LOL My fresh works pretty good. x2 When I'm standing in water in the tub the grey is full. I grab a headlamp, never a flashlight, open the loo and have a look. When both of those are full I am probably almost out of FW. Even when the gauges worked, they never worked well.
shum02 12/21/20 12:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Cant get parts shipped from USA to Canada

Where are you looking for the part, is it available from other resellers? Is it a generic part or is it manufacture specific? If one online portal does not offer Cda shipping I can always find another that does. Never been beat yet.
shum02 11/23/20 01:15pm Snowbirds
RE: Froze black/grey tanks....

I was pretty sure you'd be fine.
shum02 11/02/20 01:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Froze black/grey tanks....

How do you know they are frozen if you haven't drained them? Is the belly of the rig covered or open? If open a small electric forced air heater will do the trick blowing on the tank, if it is closed and insulated with a "heated" underbelly turn on the furnace and crank it up. It'll take a while but it will eventually warm it up. I've had worse, don't panic.
shum02 10/29/20 07:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fuelly mileage of the big three diesels

In my area gas powered HD trucks are relatively rare and sell for much less than the same diesel powered trucks. Of course the exception is many of the Ford diesels after the 7.3L was discontinued....:) So as has been mentioned many times, the diesel truck will net way more when it's time to sell or trade in so the difference in fuel economy is only one consideration when making the decision to buy. Maybe true but how many 5.4L and 6.8L's do you still see in service? Not many to very few and if you did how much are they worth. How many 6.0L's of the same vintage do you still see...........at lot more. Surprising what my 6.0L with over 300k miles is still worth.
shum02 10/20/20 07:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Spendy used tow vehicle

*** I saw a similar Excursion for sale at a similar price, but was modded to death with 6" lift kit, performance chip, etc. I get that they are rare, but that's a lot of coin for a 20 year old truck that you will never get parts for. It's worth $10k all day in my book, but as we all know anything is worth what somebody is willing to pay for it. It's built on an F250. The parts are available EVERYWHERE! Including the 7.3L Navistar built Powerstroke. Couldn't ask for a better used truck/SUV than an Excursion.
shum02 10/06/20 12:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fuelly mileage of the big three diesels

I like the "hips" on the new Ford duallys.
shum02 10/02/20 08:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Champion generator

Been some decent reviews on the Predator generators from Harbor Freight . .........and some not so great ones if you go through their online reviews.
shum02 09/10/20 09:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Champion generator

Champion Power Equipment has their Cdn headquarters in Burlington Ontario. I've emailed CS about a problem with my power washer and they set me up with a repair facility in Hamilton, sent parts from California for them to install under warranty. No issues with them at all. Been very pleased with both a generator and powerwasher. Both over ten years old. Maybe try emailing CS.
shum02 09/09/20 11:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pre 2008 Ford Super Duty

If you want to do it nicer you can remove the WHOLE cylinder lock in less than two minutes with a philips screwdriver and pick. Then another 30 sec's to install a new lock cylinder with your own key and drive it away. I wore out my lock cylinder, you could turn it without a key in it. For what ever reason the 2001-2007 SD's are highly sought after over in the sandbox. Not sure the reason, they just are.
shum02 09/01/20 11:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cooper tire failure at 65mph - now what?

I put Coopers on my F350 and had wear issues as well. Replaced them after 2 years and around 35K miles and went back to GY's. No defects in them just unusually rapid wear on all four corners They were not worth the savings. I just switched to Cooper HT3s for my F-250 because after 3 sets the Goodyear Duratrac did not last like I thought they should. I have always had good luck with Cooper tires so it was a natural switch for me. OP, those tires have seen LOTS of gravel, haven't they? I grew up living on gravel, I have seen that before. I did the complete opposite. The Duratracs have twice the mileage on them as the HT3's and way more tread left. Superior snow traction, abrasion resistance and they look WAY better on the truck. What works for you, works for you.
shum02 08/20/20 12:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Cooper tire failure at 65mph - now what?

I put Coopers on my F350 and had wear issues as well. Replaced them after 2 years and around 35K miles and went back to GY's. No defects in them just unusually rapid wear on all four corners They were not worth the savings.
shum02 08/19/20 10:31am Truck Campers
RE: Said good by our hybrid

Walked the same path. Miss it, don't miss the noise.
shum02 08/19/20 10:24am Hybrid Travel Trailers
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