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RE: Special Trailer Brakes Required in Canada?

Hey Soup, as long as you're not appearing regularly on Jamie Davis' TV show, you must be OK, eh? That Coquihalla Pass is one nasty piece of work. We did the one farther east between Radium HS and Banff along 93 back in 2015. It was a foothill compared to the ones near you, I bet. Keep the rubber on the road, and take care out there. I’m about 6 hrs and 5 mountain passes east of the Coq. The Coq isn’t all that bad, no worse than any other high mountain pass in BC. Yes they get snow, just like the mountain passes around me, but the difference is ... they have a TV Show... we don’t. The problem with the Coq is that it is the main East/ West Hwy between Vancouver area and the rest of Canada, and NO BODY slows down no matter the weather. I live 20 minutes from the Highest Mountain Pass open year round in Canada, that mountain pass is shutdown often during the winter for avalanche control. Everyone around here plan there winter trips so that you are cleaning the Summit by 06:30 as Avalanche control starts “ usually” at 7:00. Avalanche Control There are a lot of mountain passes and hills that are worse than the hill going down into Radium Hot Springs, it’s just traveled more often than the ones back here in the Bush... ( grin) Soup. I don't know, I have traveled every rout several times, I think the biggest thing with the Coq is a combination of the steepness and length of it compared to others, also the elevation. you are going up at and average of 7% for quite a distance with two spots on smasher hitting 13%. yes coming into golden is pretty steep but not anywhere close to the lengths, same as the stich backs around Creston and any other place I can remember. add this to the fact that most people don't slow down like you said, it really works the vehicles. Steve
StirCrazy 08/14/19 06:56pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Curious how RV sales in Canada are doing these days?

the price of rv's in canada isnt the US + exchange, they have seperat pricing structures. yes we get ripped off up here nomater what they exchange rate is, same as normal vehicles and almost every other consumer goods. but I bought a new one 3 years ago and I keep seeing them fly off the lots out here so must still be selling good. Steve
StirCrazy 08/06/19 10:03am General RVing Issues
RE: 4WD or 2WD

I hate 4WD trucks and we live in the Great White North. Have never once needed it. With 4WD, I don't like the fact they're up to 5-6" higher off the ground, there's more stuff to leak and need maintenance and you lose payload cap. come on, your hardly in the great white north, I am only 3 hours from you and there are several time where we have been caught by freak snow storms while camping, good thing my truck had 4x4 or I wouldn't have made it home. I have a newer 4x4 ford and it is exactly 1" taller than the equivalent 2wd and I actually have the higher payload capacity between the two. there really is no reason not to have one any more, no more maintenance than 2 wd really, when I lived on the island I had a 2wd diesel, wait till you get stuck climbing the gravel road hill out of a campground, or go to leave in the morning and cant get going on grass that's wet with dew... oh ya 2 wd was fun I'll tell ya. plus I also use mine as a daily driver so I have to drive the Coq all year for work, just being able to switch to 4wd when I need it is great with that road, but yes there are people who just don't need one and all the power to them, just means they always camp where its nice. Steve
StirCrazy 07/14/19 09:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017+ Powerstroke 6.7 Fuel Filter

the under hood filter is the same as on my 14, one of the eaisest fuel filters I have changed in a newer vehical. no special tools needed and very easy to get off. the only issue I have come up with is it hanging up in the bracket at times. Steve I believe that a 2014 has two fuel lines attached to the filter and the 2017 has three, with the added fuel line being the tiny fragile one. I will have to check, you might be right. I need to do my filters again in a couple weeks. Steve
StirCrazy 07/14/19 09:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017+ Powerstroke 6.7 Fuel Filter

the under hood filter is the same as on my 14, one of the eaisest fuel filters I have changed in a newer vehical. no special tools needed and very easy to get off. the only issue I have come up with is it hanging up in the bracket at times. Steve
StirCrazy 07/13/19 06:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Reliability of new 2015 6.7 powerstroke or Cummins Diesel

i went from a 99 to a 2014, wouldnt hesatate to do it again. i had my 99 hoppes up to 925 ftlb of torque and my 14 with only 800 towas my 5th way better and gets simular milage. I know a ton of people with 11+ f350 diesels (probably about 30) no one has had any real problems, the worst I have had is the heater for the DEF tank (cost me 300 to fix as I am out of warenty) I have heard stories of the frel pump granading but never ever heard from any one who has had it happen but since s&s makes a kit to protect against it there must be a market for it. seams like a cheep bit of insurane so I am looking at doing that eventualy. My 99 7.3 was a great truck and I had some fun with it, but the 6.7 is the first one since that I have no hessitation in upgrading to it or recomending the upgrade. Steve
StirCrazy 07/07/19 09:40am Truck Campers
RE: What type of insulation?

2" foam would give you a much better R value than the stuff that was in there. SteveThe problem is the roof is 6 inches in the middle to zero inches at the sides. I like the idea of foam especially since moisture should not effect it. Will probably use foam and maybe some regular insulation on the side of the roof. that's not a real problem, could do spray foam as some one mentioned, the bonus is you could phone a company and travel to where they are doing a job and get them to spray it, would be much much cheaper than if you got them to come to the trailer and set up just for your job. Steve
StirCrazy 06/25/19 06:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Overnight at Wally's

the only time I stop at walmrt is when I leave my place mid afternoon going to my parents, there is one that I would pull in around midnight, and be gone befor 7 am. Steve
StirCrazy 06/23/19 10:14pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: What type of insulation?

2" foam would give you a much better R value than the stuff that was in there. Steve
StirCrazy 06/23/19 10:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5th Wheel Hitches 101

We'll be towing with our 2000 Ford F350 4x4 7.3L PSD. It is a crewcab with a long bed (8.5 ft IIRC). The 5er we're looking at is 34 ft. long, with a dry weight of 10,000 lbs. and a GVWR of 13,615 lbs. It lists a "hitch weight" (which I'm guessing is the pin weight?) of 1615 lbs, which I'm guessing will be more than that if this works like it does in the TT world, adding options, cargo, etc. Thanks!! I had a similar sized 5th with my 99 F250, I had the 7.3 done up and it towed it like a dream but with the f250 I was 300lbs over my rear axel weight with out the wife and kids so I ended up buying a new truck. with a 1 ton you should be good, but you will be close to maxed out on your rear axel. the 7.3 will handle it good, but in stock configuration you are not going to win any races, I had mine done up to 925 ftlb of torque and a little over 400 hp. in my case I ended up buying a 2014 f350 so I would be legal, if you are thinking of this but are not sure of the new diesels, don't worry this new 6.7 has less power than my 7.3 b but tows the trailer way better, but your 7.3 should be just fine. Steve
StirCrazy 06/21/19 08:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: F250 PSD vs F150 5.0L towing 9k lbs

there are a few issues here, first and biggest these two always get brand new trucks that are not broken in from the factories for there tests. anyone who had owned a new powerstroke or most diesels for that matter know that they get way better milage after 30000 miles of break in. second it was a short run and probably heavy with some stop and go to start, third they are driving 70 mph, and 4th its a bumper tow with a big gap between the truck and trailer which will have more air drag. when I went from a 9000lb bumper pull to a 13000 5th I actualy increased my milage by 1.8mpg. I get 13.3 towing my fithwheel at 60mph, at 50-55 I get better, I think the best I got was 14.6 (these are the us numbers) at 70-75 mph that drops to about 10.7mpg. want better milage, slow down, I know its hard ;) Steve
StirCrazy 06/15/19 10:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fireplace heater beeping

mine has a button to turn the beeps off..... Steve
StirCrazy 06/11/19 06:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hope to Cache Creek

I must be the odd man out, I hate taking the 1 from hope to CC, single lane, slow boaring, i think the 5 has more sceanery as you go throught the mountians instead of following the river valley. yest there is one log hard pull on the coq but just take your time and enjoy the views. another option is to take the 3 to princeton then the 5a up to kamloops, or go a bit farther and take the 3 to osoyoos and then the 97 up throught the okanagan and do a few wine tastings on the way up. Steve
StirCrazy 05/30/19 10:00am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: solar disconnect switch

Yes the solar controller is cheap. GoPower 30amp Pwm. Max i see at the batteries is about 8amps. No temp compensation. Go Power is generally known for using higher quality components in there kits, and I also have there stuff and have had the system on my old 6V bank for 4 years now. there is a setting on the charge controller for agm or lead acid, maybe if it was set wrong that could be the issue. my batteries were 10 years old when I started with the solar, and no issues over the last 4 years at all is the converter a normal junky 2 stage converter, that is not set up for agm? if it is the first thing I would do is I got them to take that out and put in a proper 3 stage charger with equalization. Steve
StirCrazy 05/30/19 09:45am Tech Issues
RE: Should I replace my batteries?

I have 6v batteries going on there 14th season, I top up the water twice a year, they are pluged in all winter to a proper 3 stage converter and the last 3 years they are in a rv with 480 watts of solar so they are never realy drained much. am I getting th full 470 ah still, probably not but they still work great and untill they have issues ill geep them going. Steve
StirCrazy 05/20/19 10:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Converter Replacement

Looking at a product from Progressive Dynamics, but cannot determine which one. They range from 30 amps up to 80 amps. So question is, how do you know what to put in? if you have to change converter it is a good time to look at batteries if you haven't upgraded from the single one that came with the rv. size your converter to the battery bank that you want to put in. Steve
StirCrazy 05/20/19 10:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun tires

Does anyone have any experience with Sailun truck tires? I'm looking at replacing my BFG All terrain tires and the dealer is telling me that Sailun are as good but cheaper. Please do not dismiss them offhand just because they are Chinese, I'm looking for genuine observations, good or bad. Thanks I did the exact same change, burnt out my 20: BFG;s and went to the Sailun Teramax. they are quieter , better grip in the snow and ice and are lasting longer than my BFG's did. I will be sticking with the sailun tires. best part instead of 2600.00 to replace them it was 1150 installed and I got a 80000km road hazard guarantee, BFG says they are rated for 60000but gives you no road hazard. Steve
StirCrazy 05/08/19 06:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Water Heater Problem

If your thermal couple is going it can cause this, usaly about a 5 buck part. Steve
StirCrazy 05/08/19 06:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Water tank size.... What would you do?

i had a simu;ar issure, was suposed to be a 40 gal tank but I could only get 25 in. when I found was a big sag in the vent line so when I was filling it, a water lock in the vent would stop the air release and the tank would puke making me think it was full. Steve
StirCrazy 05/02/19 06:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Which diesel engine oil.

I use Rotella t6 5w40. ford actualy has a guid of different oils that meet there specs for the 6.7 engins. Steve
StirCrazy 04/16/19 06:45pm Tow Vehicles
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