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RE: New to diesel fuel

I've beem driving various GM and Ford diesels since 2005. I never put anything in the tank but diesel. These vehicles were all driven regularly so tje fuel was always new. DEF will eventually expire. I would fill your tank if it's going to sit for months.wouldn’t it be better to not fill the tank so you can put fresh stuff in when your ready to go again? Diesel does not have the same characteristic as gasoline, particularly ethanol based gas which attracts water. It stays "fresh" for just about forever in a sealed container. You want to fill the fuel tank though as an air space helps to encourage the growth of bacteria and funguses which can play havoc with your fuel system. I use an additive which also discourages that from happening but it's not an issue if you are going though fuel every week.
shum02 02/28/23 05:34am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Leaf Spring Failure - Replace the Others?

Question? Are springs now coming from China and if yes, when did that start? China and India actually and yes it's been happening for a while. Broke one last year hitting a nice pot hole. Replaced all 4 including one axle that was starting to lie flat. Age and mileage wear them out.
shum02 01/04/23 12:39pm Tech Issues
RE: its about time

If it is not super important to camp in July/August it's pretty easy to get a site at any of the popular camp grounds in Ontario. We really only book on the shoulder seasons now and leave the summer to families willing to put up with the crowds. June, September and October are still pretty awesome and most certainly quieter. BTW if you enjoy interior canoe camping there are no restriction's for that. Normally I'll tie two weekends together for that type of camping.
shum02 01/02/23 05:46am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Charging line to F150 toed

There is a relay that is not always installed at the factory for battery RV charging. Take a look and see if it's there. Dead easy to install.
shum02 08/15/22 10:02am Dinghy Towing
RE: stuck dump valve

located the dump valve and cut open the underbelly, took off the calbe and the valve moves freely, so cable is seized, strange for a 3 year old unit hardly used. held the handle end lightly in a vise and gave it a good dose of penetrating oil a few times over several hours, let it sit overnight, and still stuck,,, FN@#!#%& !!! so ordered a new one, unfortunately only comes with the valve at $180 (cdn) Has anyone seen if any aftermarket place makes them in stainless steel? I ordered just the cable and T-handle off Amazon Canada. Valterra Waste Valve Cable
shum02 08/10/22 11:29am Tech Issues
RE: sanitizing fresh tanks - basic question

while bleach is a good and quick way to sanitize, getting the bleach smell and taste out of the system, especially since some of the materials absorb the bleach to some degree, I don't use bleach. I'll fill the fresh water tank of approx. 35 gallons, add a cup of regular white vinegar, let sit for an hour or so then run it through the lines. Bleach smell and taste is gone and the vinegar only last for a little while then disappears.
shum02 08/10/22 11:24am Beginning RVing
RE: Help with identifying delamination / water damage

PS: Also figured out that this must have been an old Cruise Canada vehicle, based on the footprint left from the old decals. No idea if that's good or bad, but interesting to know! Just another reason to leave it be.
shum02 08/08/22 01:35pm Tech Issues
RE: RV retail sales drop 31% April year over year.

Any jump in interest rates will also add to this. If you're in the market this fall should be interesting, I'm already seeing rigs for sale that have not even been used yet here in Ontario.
shum02 06/09/22 08:06am General RVing Issues
RE: RVing with a HD Pick up in Ontario

I got caught as well owing about a little over $300. Seems someone renewed my plates at the passenger rate instead of the HD pickup rate. Drag. I spent a bit of time with a nice girl from the MTO who took me through it on the phone after being on hold for two hours. Even if I had noticed while renewing the plates that is what they where doing at the time. Still waiting for the invoice to pay. It's a PITA that I'm actually going to have to send a cheque in to pay for this instead of online or at an actual office, not even sure I have any? Considering who's at the helm of the Provincial .gov here in ON I shouldn't be surprised.
shum02 05/24/22 08:40am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Be careful with engine block heaters

I’m unfamiliar with block heaters. How much power do they draw, JR? I don't know for sure. I had mine hooked to a timer, only on for couple hours in morning. Often the cord, (25 ft, 12 gauge) would melt ice/snow around it. Mine draws about 800 watts. Been using it 15 years without issue but why would you even bother to turn it on if it's not even below freezing?
shum02 04/21/22 08:21am General RVing Issues
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