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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,,, [email protected]#!#%& !!! 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
RE: Skating in Ottawa

Was up at Algonquin last week camping for the week. They had their skating rink open too. Only got down as low as -20C while skating. If I was up there today it's -28C and sunny as well :) I find that a little to cold to last too long out on the ice these days.
shum02 01/15/22 07:59am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: I Winterized ............. but then this happened.

Have had this happen. Use the "slam" technique. Pull the handle and just "let it go" several times. Can reseat itself, doesn't hurt and costs nothing.
shum02 12/31/21 04:31am Travel Trailers
RE: bad luck for this family

A great attitude! But they and their equipment where ill prepared for the journey. A little more time spent getting prepared would have saved them thousands of dollars and given them more time to enjoy their trip. Learning the hard way, it has it's pro's and con's.
shum02 11/25/21 10:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Border Crossing Pictures!!!

Border wait times in in Ontario to NY State where just busy early this morning. If you are curious here is a link to Canada Border Services with wait times for the entire country crossing into the United States https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/border-times-us
shum02 11/08/21 01:00pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: TorqShift Transmission

Yup, it will not over rev the engine. Just like if you try to manually pull down a gear by manually downshifting it will not do it until the computer determines it is safe to do so. Love the T/H system. This was Ford's first attempt at stuff like this with a fully electronic transmission and it worked out pretty good. I have over 300k miles on mine with regular service and have only had to replace a sensor.
shum02 10/02/21 06:04am Class A Motorhomes
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