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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
RE: Vax Passports

Unlike British Columbia and Quebec, Ontario for some reason is reluctant to issue vaccine passports and appears to be waiting for federal government action. This probably won't happen during the midst of a federal election.:h HERE is a link to a site that allows you to print out your vaccination status. It's the only option right now for Ontario. It pales in comparison to the official document and/or mobile phone app approach used in BC and QC. Why do you want another goverment issued scanable "passport" What is wrong with producing a physical record of your status to the person at the door? It prints on a 8-1/2 by 11 inch piece of paper. Problems: 1. Cumbersome to carry (especially for a male) 2. Easily forged. I guess I'm hoping (wishfully thinking?) for an official government document that can't be replicated. Why not? We have driver's licenses, provincial health insurance cards, etc. Covid is probably gonna be around for a long time, so IMHO, governments need to act ASAP. We will get them, they are coming. Doug see's the writing on the wall but is trying to keep his head down during the Federal Election. It's weird but depending on where I go I have to show government ID to prove I'm old enough to have a beer. Nobody complains about that except those under the age of majority. You have to have an ID for every thing in the world . EXCEPT voting. Canada required ID or some kind of proof of citizenship. It's pretty easy here to have ID.
shum02 08/26/21 05:41am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Connection grey to black tank

We also use a plastic tub in the sink when washing dishes and pour that soapy water into the toilet. In my mind it helps prevent the dreaded pyramid and keeps the black tank clean. Does it actually work? I have no idea. We do the exact same thing and I do believe it works great. I've never had issue with the black tank and the dreaded pyramid of poo.
shum02 08/25/21 01:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Vax Passports

Unlike British Columbia and Quebec, Ontario for some reason is reluctant to issue vaccine passports and appears to be waiting for federal government action. This probably won't happen during the midst of a federal election.:h HERE is a link to a site that allows you to print out your vaccination status. It's the only option right now for Ontario. It pales in comparison to the official document and/or mobile phone app approach used in BC and QC. Why do you want another goverment issued scanable "passport" What is wrong with producing a physical record of your status to the person at the door? It prints on a 8-1/2 by 11 inch piece of paper. Problems: 1. Cumbersome to carry (especially for a male) 2. Easily forged. I guess I'm hoping (wishfully thinking?) for an official government document that can't be replicated. Why not? We have driver's licenses, provincial health insurance cards, etc. Covid is probably gonna be around for a long time, so IMHO, governments need to act ASAP. We will get them, they are coming. Doug see's the writing on the wall but is trying to keep his head down during the Federal Election. It's weird but depending on where I go I have to show government ID to prove I'm old enough to have a beer. Nobody complains about that except those under the age of majority.
shum02 08/25/21 12:27pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Anybody crossed over yet?

If USA cross over to CN can they get back home since the USA border is still closed????? American's can of course return home, people move back and forth every day. Not much good to be able to visit Canada and then not be able to return. We like you guys and gals a lot but..........;) Just remember to bring your passport.
shum02 08/20/21 11:58am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Any ideas for quieting a generator??

I charge my batteries then turn mine off. Works pretty good. Solar is on the horizon but in Ontario, with all the trees and how far North we are running solar 100% usually isn't enough.
shum02 06/11/21 08:56am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Border open?

When everyone is ready. Canada/US Border
shum02 06/09/21 01:31pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Regular Microwaves vs RV Microwaves

What is the difference between an RV microwave like the Dometic CDMW12B and a Home Microwave like the LG CDMW12B (note they are the same model number) The door on the Dometic says DOMETIC and the one on the LG says LG. Now because of the way the dometic was originally mounted the installer did some sheet metal work to duct exhaust air but the microwave itself is identical to the Lucky Goldstar. and in case you are wondering I've never been lucky enough to have Goldstar products work (So the one that is now in my apartment kitchen is a CDMW12B/yxm the suffix means I re-designed part of it, did some machining and replaced one LG part with a GE part, now it works great). But the reason for the ducting is originally the unit was installed in a closed cabinet the mounting flange had vents and they routed exhaust air into the flange... AMANA's vent to the front (At least the 2 I had did). so that would not be needed if the compartment is open.. you don't need to do that (I eventually opened the compartment) but the mirowave... Is identical save for the name Dometic on the door . Oh and the price tag. then you get greystone, which is not the same as any other brand for issues like the motherboard. mine recently went, but it was just a lose wire in a cheep plug. if it would have been the motherboard it would have been junk because the repair shop couldnt trase the numbers on it to anywhere. some times I envy your prices in the US, 40 bucks for microwave that would cost 150.00 here and the rv ones are about 450.00 Steve I bought a microwave at Cdn Tire a while back for $75. If I wait for a sale bet I could push $65. With exchange that is about the same. MasterChef house brand.
shum02 06/05/21 07:43am Beginning RVing
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