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RE: Ontario Annual Yellow safety inspection sticker exemption

Just a note; that's 6500 KG, not Lbs
TimnJo 07/31/19 07:28pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Quebec Route Advice

I try to avoid traffic on the island at all costs. The new toll bridge west of Montreal on Hwy 30 is well worth the $9 it cost with four axles. Take exit 29 off the 20, then stay right towards Sorel/Tracy, then take 20 all the way to Quebec City. None of my GPS units, a Tom Tom, Magellen and Rand McNally RV, nor Google, will route me that way, I have to force them to take that bridge. Tim
TimnJo 07/31/19 07:21pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Bring beer into Canada

Ok, for you beer aficionados in Canada.....I’ll be in Sardia in September...what do you recommend trying? My preference is a nice strong IPA. Thanks! I like Lug Tread, a lagered ale, and Full Time, a nice hoppy IPA. Their website says they're available in the Sarnia LCBO (provincial government liqour store). Tim
TimnJo 07/22/19 03:22pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Diesel Fill up

I cringe thinking back to the days before an aux tank in my bed. I haven't been to the pumps with my trailer in several years. Its been over 10 years since I have been to the pumps with my trailer attached Me too, love my auxiliary tank, never have to worry about filling up while towing.
TimnJo 06/16/19 06:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electricity and electric and magnetic fields (EMFs)

?? --------------------------------------------------------------------- For a number of years now, work has been proceeding in order to bring perfection to the crudely conceived idea of a transmission that would not only supply inverse reactive current for use in unilateral phase detractors, but would also be capable of automatically synchronizing cardinal grammeters. Such an instrument is the turbo encabulator. Now basically the only new principle involved is that instead of power being generated by the relative motion of conductors and fluxes, it is produced by the modial interaction of magneto-reluctance and capacitive diractance. The original machine had a base plate of pre-famulated amulite surmounted by a malleable logarithmic casing in such a way that the two spurving bearings were in a direct line with the panametric fan. The latter consisted simply of six hydrocoptic marzlevanes, so fitted to the ambifacient lunar waneshaft that side fumbling was effectively prevented. The main winding was of the normal lotus-o-delta type placed in panendermic semi-boloid slots of the stator, every seventh conductor being connected by a non-reversible tremie pipe to the differential girdle spring on the “up” end of the grammeters. The turbo-encabulator has now reached a high level of development, and it’s being successfully used in the operation of novertrunnions. Moreover, whenever a forescent skor motion is required, it may also be employed in conjunction with a drawn reciprocation dingle arm, to reduce sinusoidal repleneration. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Understand? Just in case you don't completely understand, here's the video:
TimnJo 05/16/19 12:49pm Tech Issues
RE: New York State to Canada?

Go here for information regarding crossing into Canada: Definitely do not bring guns, it is a major offence and you could find yourself much poorer. There are many things to do here in southeastern Ontario, what kind of activities interest you? I live in the area and could point you to some interesting places and things to do if you make your preferences known. A good resource is Ontario Travel:
TimnJo 05/03/19 01:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need suggestions for good reverse lights

Try mounting these, one on each side pointing back, and connecting them to your reverse lights: Here's a pic from a member of another forum I belong to who used them as a back-up aid:
TimnJo 04/09/19 08:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Duramax L5P Fuel Mileage

My L5P last summer got 23 L/100 Km which works out to 10.2267 (US)MPG towing my rig as in signature, GVWR on the trailer is 16,000 Lb and I'm close to that. Empty this past winter I've been getting about 17 L/100 Km which works out to 13.8362 (US)MPG with lots of warming up idling and slippery snow driving using winter fuel. I get better than that in the summer though.
TimnJo 04/09/19 07:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Flow pur water softener not working

How old is your softener, how many gallons have gone through it? Our sticks n' bricks whole house softener is still going strong after more than twenty years and many thousands of gallons with what I'd guess is about ten times more resin. Tim
TimnJo 03/29/19 06:59am Tech Issues

There's a 'roll-over' valve where it feeds into the fill tube that prevents leaking. I did have some dripping once, I think because of bouncing down the road. Because of that, and for convenience, I have bought a solenoid actuated valve that I can operate from the cab. I'll be able to shut the flow down when near full. One thing that I have had happen is the fuel guage drops to zero sometimes when moving and filling, I guess because the computer can't figure out why fuel is being consumed but the level isn't changing and rather than show a false positive it drops to empty. The next cycle of the key resets it and all is OK.
TimnJo 03/28/19 02:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is Roadside assistance worth it?

I had CAA RV Plus, have used it three times, twice for trailer tire blow outs where the service was good and quick. The other time was for a broken spring on the trailer in a small Quebec town east of Riviere-du-Loup. Luckily I made it to our campsite when it was noticed as I was told that they couldn't help to tow it to a local truck/trailer service facility. When I told that place of my predicament they sent out a crew that did it on site. I was turned down by CAA when I tried to get a refund, not for the repair itself, just the 'remote' surcharge. I don't have CAA coverage anymore as I get free roadside for three years with my new truck and a closer read of my RV insurance revealed they provide the same coverage as was promised by CAA's RVPlus.
TimnJo 03/24/19 11:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Air compressor for 115 psi

I've heard good things about compressors from this company, a little too expensive for my budget though.
TimnJo 03/24/19 11:31am Fifth-Wheels

The actual wording of the quoted regulation is: "(d) Gravity or syphon feed prohibited. A fuel system must not supply fuel by gravity or syphon feed directly to the carburetor or injector." So, my system, with gravity feed through a solenoid controlled valve and a roll-over valve to the fuel filler neck is NOT illegal. Here's a link to the actual document, not a partial quote from a third party: And, while I'm at it, regarding another quote from the ATTA website, environmental "whackos" are what saved us from disasters such as the Love canal, unbreathable air in our cities, DDT being sprayed indiscriminately around the entire world and other threats to life perpetrated by corporate greed and irresponsibility.
TimnJo 03/24/19 11:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Genset oil change

Thanks for all the advice. Tim
TimnJo 03/21/19 12:31pm General RVing Issues
Genset oil change

Hi All, I'm going over what will need to be done once I get our rig out of storage. I know it will happen even if it's a long way off judging by the amount of snow still on the ground, sigh. Anyway, one of the tasks will be to change the genset oil, even though it's only run about ten hours since last change, I did that just after acquiring the rig almost two years ago. So, how do I go about it; just open the drain plug and let 'er go, run it up to working temp, then do it, run it for a good hour under load, then drain? I did a quick search both on here and Google but not much mention about changing after long winter storage. TIA, Tim P.S. It's a Generac 5500 propane fueled unit in the front storage compartment of my fifth wheel
TimnJo 03/21/19 08:44am General RVing Issues
RE: RV wind deflectors????????

I had one, non-adjustable, for my fifth wheel, attached it to the cargo rack on the back part of the crewcab. I did see slightly better mileage when towing but it was such a pain to put on and attach securely that I left it on while out touring when we were travelling, wiping out any potential gas savings. It did, however, move the 'bug line' way up to the top of the fiver, so some benefit there. I bought it used for $75 and sold it a few years later for $50.
TimnJo 03/19/19 06:32pm Towing

We are planning (another) trip to western Canada this summer, taking Hwy 11. Having the peace of mind, knowing I don't HAVE to stop for fuel, is well worth the cost of the tank and it's installation. There are many stretches with no services of any kind. Last time (2012) we went through I was stopping almost every hour, on average, - every time I saw a fueling station I thought I could get in, and out, of. The stress of that is enormous, not to mention I was paying 20% to 30% more for fuel at those tiny stops.
TimnJo 03/09/19 10:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sault Ste. Marie to Montreal

Just a note - the main Parliament building, called the Centre Block, with the Peace Tower, is closed for renovations and will be for the next decade.
TimnJo 03/09/19 06:59am RVing in Canada and Alaska

However, I wired in a 12V valve from Valves4projects on Ebay to my upfitter switch Hi nremtp143, Which valve did you buy? I've had an aux tank for some time, half the time we stop for lunch or just a break and I forget to turn the valve on, would like the convenience of not having to stop to open my in-bed valve. Tim
TimnJo 03/08/19 07:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sault Ste. Marie to Montreal

Stop at Wesley Clover Parks ( ) then visit Canada's capital, many museums - war, civilisation, aviation, natural history. Fill up before you cross the border to Quebec, fuel prices are much higher once there. Bring lots of bug repellent if it is June when you'll be travelling, the mosquitoes and especially blackflies will eat you alive.
TimnJo 03/02/19 12:35pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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