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RE: Trouble with California

From a Sargent of the Orange CA sheriff office. may I search your car the answer is no
hotpepperkid 01/18/20 10:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

When I come for AZ to CA on I-40 they either ask if I have any fire wood or where did you come from today. The answer to the fire wood is no and the other answer is home
hotpepperkid 01/18/20 10:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

I wonder if I would be arrested and deported for that. We got searched once at the international border, cost us a tomato. I guess he border agent needed a tomato for his sanwhich
hotpepperkid 01/18/20 10:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Break away cable

Been placing the loop in the cable over the arm of hitch for 20+ yrs. Dang....didn't know it was 'incorrect' BS! Can be dangerous on some hitches. The cable can snag and pull the handle causing the hitch to release. Really! how does that happen when you put a pin in the hole
hotpepperkid 01/14/20 08:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford is interested in 4 wheel steering

Maybe it will take less than 40 acres to turn one around
hotpepperkid 01/06/20 11:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Illinois state park alcohol rules

Was at a state park in Colorado many years ago and the rule was 3.2 beer only
hotpepperkid 01/05/20 09:53am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Where is emissions sticker??

Now Im really confused. Cummins sent me a letter saying the 2003 HR Endeavor diesel didn't have an emissions sticker. They sent me the EPA certification but doesn't mention CA? Now Im really worried. Does anyone have a picture they could email me of the emissions sticker so I ca look into getting a replacement. Has anyone utilized the low use exemptions? My fear is that I just spent $45K on a motorhome that I can't register?? I'm confused here. If Cummins said in a letter that it didn't have an emissions sticker, what are you wanting a replacement for? I can't imagine even the state of California would require something that doesn't exist. Or maybe they would.....Another reason I have zero desire to ever visit CA again. Ed I can imagine CA and their stupid laws. If you buy and older car from another state even though it has a cat converter if its not a 50 state or CA approved cat you cant register it
hotpepperkid 12/30/19 10:33am Tech Issues
RE: Double Towing Length Laws

So length requirments must be different for commericial than RV's. Some of the trailers are 51' and I know those tractors have to be longer than 14'
hotpepperkid 12/30/19 10:20am Towing
RE: California Non-commercial class A license ***New question***

I live in CA. I applied for the endorsement and the DMV clerk told me there was no such thing and referred me to the commercial DMV office. Her boss happened to walk by and asked me to follow him. He had me fill out an application for a 5th wheel endorsement and gave me two separate written tests. Eye examine, but no driving test or physical examine. He asked me what I drive and never made note of it. I passed the test and have the endorsement. The problem is the DMV manual is not well written and most DMV personnel just do not know. Even better, ask a traffic cop. They don't know either. Risk; cops don't know so a ticket is unlikely. An accident could be a problem if the insurance company knows the law. If you do not have endorsement, get in an accident and they know about endorsement, you loose. When we lived in CA we went to DMV to get that endorsement and not one person in the office we went to had clue. If it hadnt been for someone from Sac there doing some training we would likely still be there. And your right most cops dont have a clue either. The local ones dont even care. I ask a CHP PIO office at a booth at the fair and he didnt have clue either but he finally admitted most of them wouldnt know either. He said the guys doing commerical enforcement would know. There are 7XX of them and 3 million of us so the chances of getting a ticket is pretty slim
hotpepperkid 12/13/19 10:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: California Non-commercial class A license ***New question***

When I moved to Arizona and got my drivers license the MVD clerk ask whats this, referring to the indorcment. I told her and she said honey you dont need any of that here until you get to 26,000 lbs
hotpepperkid 12/08/19 12:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: California Non-commercial class A license ***New question***

I don’t agree that the CHP’s license stops are unconstitutional. What authority do you have other than a quote from the federal Constitution? Vehicle Code Section 2400 (b) The commissioner shall enforce all laws regulating the operation of vehicles and the use of the highways except that, on ways or places to which Section 592 makes reference, the commissioner shall not be required to provide patrol or enforce any provisions of this code other than those provisions applicable to private property. In 1979 the Supreme Court ruled in Delaware vs. Prouse that stopping a vehicle simply to check a driver's license violates the 4th Amendment. California doesnt care about your constitutional rights
hotpepperkid 12/08/19 12:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford F350 6.7

With my 2019 F-350 Im towing 11K SRW cruise control 65 MPH 6% hill 5th gear. On the flat it runs in 6th
hotpepperkid 12/07/19 09:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Garmin GPS

Use your phone for best directions. That only works if you have phone service
hotpepperkid 12/06/19 07:59am Technology Corner
RE: 4-Corners

Its worth a one time stop so you can say been there done that
hotpepperkid 12/06/19 07:51am Roads and Routes
RE: Snake Repellent Testing - Advice

357 and snake shot work well
hotpepperkid 11/25/19 07:34pm Beginning RVing
RE: Knee Pain

Had my right knee replaced 3 yrs ago. I dinked around with it for a long time. Shots help but thats a tempuray fix. So got perament fix, so happy now I can walk more that 100 yrds without it killing me
hotpepperkid 11/25/19 07:29pm Around the Campfire
RE: Mileage observations

Yes, always OD will create more heat in the trans. When the output spins faster than the input on the trans there is a lot of stress on the gear, and why it makes heat, OD towing is not recommended unless you are going downhill or have a decent tailwind. But, this really depends on the ability of your particular trans. Not true. When I had the 7.3 with a 4 speed and 4th being OD it ran cooler in OD than it did in 3rd. I towed every where in 4th. In 4th at 2000 RPM = 68 mph 2000 RPM was the sweet spot in that truck. I have no idea what the sweet spot is on my 6.7, havent had it long enough to fig that out. The truck had 250,000 miles on it when I sold it and the trans had never been touched other than change the fluid. Yes the EGT will be lower at a higher RPM but even with the chip I had it never got hot. 4" exhaust cooled it off 200 deg
hotpepperkid 11/04/19 11:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Mileage observations

Lower rpm is usually better mpg, but there are many variables in the ECU that can affect this. If you drove a simple two cycle engine, then yes, lower equals less fuel, but on vehicles the computer changes fueling, timing, the vacuum changes, and the gears change. In general overdrive is not an efficient gear, the gear right under it is usually the most efficient gear in the transmission, and usually translates to the most efficient at the pump (assuming speeds are appropriate for the selected gear). In OD you cover more ground for the same engine rpm so you may get better mpg, but when towing you may not. Many variables. In a manual transmission, in a 5 speed for ex, 5th is an OD gear, and 4th is what is referred to as a one to on or 1:1 gearing. For every one rotation of the engine the drives shaft rotates once. This literally means that the gears in the transmission are not even used, they are bypassed, not turning. The "input shaft" is locked directly to the "output shaft", so really there is no mechanical loss from the transmission. This is why it is the efficient gear (because it really is not a gear). Similar gearing will happen in an auto trans. The biggest factor still is how the engine fuels at different rpms and at different loads. You may find you get worse mpg at too slow of a speed and this is the engine fueling differently. 55 is typically the sweet spot, but it is worth a few bucks extra to go a little faster when you do the math. Gear ratios for the Ford 6R140 1=3.974/2=2.318/3=1.516/4=1.149/5=0.858/6=0.674 I tow a 11,000 lb 5er at around 68 on the interstates and it runs in 6th gear. I will down shift to 5th to longer hills but doesnt on the short ones. So maybe I if lock out 6th I might get better millage??I wouldnt ever shift. Would running in a lower gear than the computer requires cause it to run hotter?
hotpepperkid 11/04/19 10:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Mileage observations

Lower rpm is usually better mpg, but there are many variables in the ECU that can affect this. If you drove a simple two cycle engine, then yes, lower equals less fuel, but on vehicles the computer changes fueling, timing, the vacuum changes, and the gears change. In general overdrive is not an efficient gear, the gear right under it is usually the most efficient gear in the transmission, and usually translates to the most efficient at the pump (assuming speeds are appropriate for the selected gear). In OD you cover more ground for the same engine rpm so you may get better mpg, but when towing you may not. Many variables. In a manual transmission, in a 5 speed for ex, 5th is an OD gear, and 4th is what is referred to as a one to on or 1:1 gearing. For every one rotation of the engine the drives shaft rotates once. This literally means that the gears in the transmission are not even used, they are bypassed, not turning. The "input shaft" is locked directly to the "output shaft", so really there is no mechanical loss from the transmission. This is why it is the efficient gear (because it really is not a gear). Similar gearing will happen in an auto trans. The biggest factor still is how the engine fuels at different rpms and at different loads. You may find you get worse mpg at too slow of a speed and this is the engine fueling differently. 55 is typically the sweet spot, but it is worth a few bucks extra to go a little faster when you do the math. Gear ratios for the Ford 6R140 1=3.974/2=2.318/3=1.516/4=1.149/5=0.858/6=0.674 I tow a 11,000 lb 5er at around 68 on the interstates and it runs in 6th gear. I will down shift to 5th to longer hills but doesnt on the short ones. So maybe I if lock out 6th I might get better millage??I wouldnt ever shift. Would running in a lower gear than the computer requires cause it to run hotter?
hotpepperkid 11/04/19 10:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Mileage observations

Lower rpm is usually better mpg, but there are many variables in the ECU that can affect this. If you drove a simple two cycle engine, then yes, lower equals less fuel, but on vehicles the computer changes fueling, timing, the vacuum changes, and the gears change. In general overdrive is not an efficient gear, the gear right under it is usually the most efficient gear in the transmission, and usually translates to the most efficient at the pump (assuming speeds are appropriate for the selected gear). In OD you cover more ground for the same engine rpm so you may get better mpg, but when towing you may not. Many variables. In a manual transmission, in a 5 speed for ex, 5th is an OD gear, and 4th is what is referred to as a one to on or 1:1 gearing. For every one rotation of the engine the drives shaft rotates once. This literally means that the gears in the transmission are not even used, they are bypassed, not turning. The "input shaft" is locked directly to the "output shaft", so really there is no mechanical loss from the transmission. This is why it is the efficient gear (because it really is not a gear). Similar gearing will happen in an auto trans. The biggest factor still is how the engine fuels at different rpms and at different loads. You may find you get worse mpg at too slow of a speed and this is the engine fueling differently. 55 is typically the sweet spot, but it is worth a few bucks extra to go a little faster when you do the math. Gear ratios for the Ford 6R140 1=3.974/2=2.318/3=1.516/4=1.149/5=0.858/6=0.674 I tow a 11,000 lb 5er at around 68 on the interstates and it runs in 6th gear. I will down shift to 5th to longer hills but doesnt on the short ones. So maybe I if lock out 6th I might get better millage??I wouldnt ever shift. Would running in a lower gear than the computer requires cause it to run hotter?
hotpepperkid 11/04/19 08:07am Tow Vehicles
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