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RE: Towing in the snow

No disrespect to engineers. This was a one time only occurrence with this one particular person.
ssthrd 12/02/22 06:27pm Towing
RE: Towing in the snow

I agree, although it seems like the older I get, the more I see the difference between educated and intelligent. Not to generalize, but wow! I had a disagreement with a Civil engineer awhile back when he stressed that the hypotenuse of a right angled triangle was shorter than one of the sides. On a battered wall, he argued that the difference in elevation was not the vertical distance, but the distance along the slope from bottom of wall to the top. And the top elevation was critical. The Pythagorean theorem is pretty basic, but I digress....... I agree that education could make a difference, but a rigid budget over a life doesn't make sense. I realize that trying to budget for snow/ice control is a **** shoot, but that's what contingencies are for. It would be great if one could always have something in the pot for unforeseen events. A cap could be established and protected so that the money doesn't disappear to pay for something else if it is not used. In the not too distant past, in anticipation of snow, brine was used in my area on the roads before an anticipated storm if it was not too cold to be effective. Wasn't always needed but was there when it was and gave the boys a good head start when the plows came out. Nowadays, proactive is not part of the program, because it's not a pay item in the contract. And naturally the owner has to look after his dollars while the contractor can't do work for free. I'm out. Not sure where all that came from. I just have to vent now and then. Lol
ssthrd 12/02/22 05:01pm Towing
RE: Towing in the snow

Longest for me was pulling our 30' TT from Wells, Nevada to Terrace, BC on our way home from Vegas. I was trying to get ahead of a huge storm which I knew was coming, but didn't make it past Wells. Had to hole up in a truck stop in Twin Falls, Idaho for a couple of days to wait out the worst of the storm, then north on I15 to Coutts, Alberta, then to Edmonton, Alberta, and to home in Terrace, BC. About 1500 miles I think. I have to say that Western Canada could learn a thing or two about snow and ice control from you 'Mericans. Nevada, Idaho, and Montana crews were right on it. Got to the Alberta border and it was like night and day. It was like 2 tracks of ice for the last 1,000 miles or so. Took 3½ days from Coutts to Terrace. Not many idiots and only a couple of white knuckle moments in the mountains, so not so bad. Just had ta get home, ya know!!
ssthrd 12/02/22 03:15pm Towing
RE: Towing in the snow

Oh and check your brake controller gain. You might have to back it off a touch or two.
ssthrd 11/29/22 12:12pm Towing
RE: Towing in the snow

^^ What they said. Roads right now are a sheet of ice under snow. Very slippery. I have about a thousand pounds of sand in burlap bags in the box and ahead of the rear axle to put weight on both rear and front which is probably overkill, but works good. Takes longer to stop, but traction is good. If you have a 2500/3500 with Duramax and exhaust brake, and the roads are slippery, don't switch the brake on. It could cause the rear axle to lock up which could be fun if you like that sort of thing. I use lower gears and brake early with a light foot. Campbell River public works yard entrance is off of Merecroft at Dogwood. Sand and bags are free--u-fill, so you will need a shovel if you decide to get some. If you are going 80 miles south, you should be fine tomorrow on Island Hwy. North might be a different story. Check the cameras here.
ssthrd 11/29/22 11:54am Towing
RE: Lo-Profile

Escape 5.0 is one I found on Google............ It's under 10' tall.
ssthrd 10/30/22 08:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram 1500 owners…Hemi & 3.92s?

To reiterate the question in more simple terms, how handily will a 3.92 geared Hemi blow the doors off a 3.21 geared Hemi? Apparently...it won't. Wow! To say I’m surprised would be an understatement! Thank you for that! Can’t imagine the tires making that much difference. They must just work as good with the higher gears! That’s because the 3.92 truck had larger diameter tires. So in the end the ratios were very close. They say they a jump is worth a hundred horsepower. That and smaller take-off (pun intended) tires should make the 3.92 the winner every time.
ssthrd 10/27/22 07:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2000 Bigfoot Camper 25C10.6B fit on dually longbed?

There are few slide in campers on the road that are under the payload number of the truck carrying them. My first two were over by something around 500 lbs, so I added an extra rear leaf and air bags to keep things level. Looking back, I should have checked the load capacity of the tires too.
ssthrd 10/14/22 09:54am Truck Campers
RE: 2000 Bigfoot Camper 25C10.6B fit on dually longbed?

Thanks enblethen...... My last 3 slide in campers also needed a small lift to clear the top of the cab.
ssthrd 10/13/22 10:22am Truck Campers
RE: 2000 Bigfoot Camper 25C10.6B fit on dually longbed?

Check out https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/buyers-guide/hard-side/bigfoot-camper-buyers-guide/ for specs. Phone is ornary this morning. Couldn’t get the link to work. Will it fit? I would say yes. At 4300 lbs on the road, you can decide on whether or of your truck can handle it. I would say yes.
ssthrd 10/13/22 07:27am Truck Campers
RE: anti siphon device ?

Amazon, Home Depot both have 3/8 check valves which will do the job for you.
ssthrd 10/11/22 09:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Cold in the bedroom.

You have given a negative response to every suggestion given, so looks like you might have to grin and bear it. Being from Sudbury, you should be used to chilly winter temps. Lol. If privacy is an issue, and you don't want the door open, you are done. If not, then crack the door or leave it open and get a 12v USB fan for $20 from Canadian Tire. Maybe hunting in winter is not in your future; at least with what you have.
ssthrd 10/10/22 09:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Found: The perfect campground???

Folks drive late model trucks in with the water up above the bottoms of the doors to launch boats? The area looks awesome. Have to get there one of these days. Folks around here spend more boat time in the salt chuck than in fresh water. Bigger fish. And more rust. Ya do watcha gotta do!
ssthrd 10/06/22 05:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Black tank leak. Need advice.

On my 5er, the coroplast underbelly is attached to the frame with a bolt every foot or so. When I had a tank issue, I unbolted the front and one side enough to have a look with a flashlight. I figured it would be better than slicing it open with a knife not knowing what I was going cut in the process.
ssthrd 09/18/22 08:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Recommendations? Good value inexpensive travel trailers.

Good luck satisfying your last requirement. Our first TT was a Keystone Springdale 202QB which served us well for a couple of years when we upgraded to a bigger unit. Dry weight was 4300 lbs. no issues in that time. Try rvt.com and do a search.
ssthrd 09/17/22 09:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: 7th Gen S650 2024 Mustang

wonder if it could beat a 1967 GTO convertable four speed with tri power? My 2020 Ford Edge ST would run away a hide from the 1967 SS 350 Camaro I had in the day! Even my F150 with the same little 2.7L twin turbo would put away the Camaro. Cars of yester year do not compare to what is on the market today. As would the GTO. 360 hp vs 295 in the SS350. GTO was a second or so quicker than the SS in the quarter. I have to agree that today’s iron is better (more advanced) in every way than the old stuff, but nothing on the street today would compare to driving a ‘69 Z-28, or a big block RS/SS the way it was meant to be driven. Might not be the quickest or the fastest, but as I said before, all of the old muscle cars from any of the big three + AMC are in a class of their own. Which will turn more heads— your F150 or the ‘67 SS.
ssthrd 09/17/22 08:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 7th Gen S650 2024 Mustang

wonder if it could beat a 1967 GTO convertable four speed with tri power? Lol, was this a serious question? I can’t imagine that it is. Mustang all day long. My ‘05 Honda S2000 was only a couple of 10ths off the GTO’s times. Mind you, the GTO is in a class that the Honda will never see IMO.
ssthrd 09/16/22 07:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer sway issies

Looks like you have checked out the trailer, but what about the truck? On a vehicle as new as yours with few miles, it would seem to be unlikely that there would be a suspension problem. But ya never know. That would be my next step. If you can find an empty parking lot somewhere, maybe you can put the truck through some slalom type turns at a speed that would challenge the suspension and see what happens. Have you scaled your rig? Maybe you have too much weight to the rear. That’s all I got…………..
ssthrd 09/03/22 09:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer sway issies

Dumb question maybe, but are your hitch bolts tight?
ssthrd 09/03/22 09:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailersavor vs Anderson Ultimate

I also have an Andersen. I have seen on these and other pages anecdotal accounts of issues with it, but have never seen a picture to show what exactly is going on. Except for one that I recall which is shown over and over again to illustrate the many problems with the Andersen. If you or anyone else can post some shots, I would love to see them. I have travelled thousands of miles pulling a 14,000 lb trailer over some pretty rough roads and have no issues at all. Please post what you have. Some say that because it is aluminum, it is not all that strong and must be dangerous. Seems like it can be used structurally in aircraft, and also as the outer skin which is only 2-3 mm thick. I imagine it would be scary for some people if they knew that 2mm of aluminum was the only thing between them and certain death while travelling over 500 mph and 30,000 feet in the air. And then slamming down onto a runway in a 300 ton aircraft at 180 mph. Gives me the shivers. No issues with the Andersen after those thousands of miles, and no issues with flying after those hundreds of thousands of miles. Pictures please. ??
ssthrd 08/29/22 09:15pm Fifth-Wheels
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