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Forum: Canada Region 02-09-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,991
Posted By Technobody
UL= Underwriters Laboratories a requirement for...

UL= Underwriters Laboratories a requirement for insurance companies.

CSA = Canadian Standards Association. An independent testing laboratory ensuring that a given product meets or exceeds a given...
Forum: Canada Region 02-08-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,991
Posted By Technobody
I have and been using it for 2 years. CSA...

I have and been using it for 2 years. CSA approval has a higher standard than the U.S. approvals also more expensive to acquire.
Forum: Canada Region 11-03-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,002
Posted By Technobody
Not sure why you would want to take the 95 route...

Not sure why you would want to take the 95 route instead of 81? We try to avoid Washington and as many big cities as possible. We did 81 last year and enjoyed the trip and apart from a few foggy...
Forum: Canada Region 08-10-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,645
Posted By Technobody
Trip planning

There are way too numerous trip planners available on-line not to mention purchasing a GPS. All the variables you mention can be programmed into the GPS to plan a trip.
In addition, while Sue46 gave...
Forum: Canada Region 06-26-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,002
Posted By Technobody
Greetings: I am also from Ottawa and a full...

Greetings:

I am also from Ottawa and a full time Rver. My question is why do you wait until February to head south?
Forum: Canada Region 04-12-2016, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,069
Posted By Technobody
Yucky weather

We returned home in Ottawa from Florida and were greeted with 7" of snow and 17 degree temps. Next year will wait until May.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-08-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,338
Posted By Technobody
Different question: I have two 12 volt deep...

Different question:

I have two 12 volt deep cycle batteries they are identical and purchased at the same time. We are full time RVers with a 5th wheel. However, we have parked the trailer for the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-17-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,133
Posted By Technobody
Batteries

yes!!! You need a 12 volt battery in the system or nothing 12 volts will work. Even if you are connected to shore power.

Those who say you don't obviously has never tried it!!!
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-16-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,133
Posted By Technobody
Converter

Yes the converter is connected directly to the batteries. The batteries in fact are the center of your 12 volt system. If you don't have at least one battery installed, nothing 12 volt will work even...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-15-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,133
Posted By Technobody
Deep Cycle Batteries

As a mechanical engineer I tend to do considerable research before making any major purchase.
There is a difference between a "dual purpose marine battery" and a "marine deep cycle battery" The...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-14-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,133
Posted By Technobody
Batteries

There is also a group 31 of which I have two deep cycle. The largest 6 volt batteries I had room for were 204 Amp hours two of them combined in series would have given me 12 volts but still only 204...
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 10-09-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,028
Posted By Technobody
Northwood

We actually belong to the Northwood Owners Association
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 10-08-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,028
Posted By Technobody
Great trailer

We have been on the road for only 10 weeks and it's surprising how many people tell us how much they like our trailer and how they have never seen any like it. Having only been in Ontario and New...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-05-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 61,657
Posted By Technobody
Because I have a new laptop and I keep hitting...

Because I have a new laptop and I keep hitting the caps Lock key. In any event, we don't have blocks any longer once we changed brands. The cheapest certainly isn't the best.
We still use the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-04-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 61,657
Posted By Technobody
Actually we can go two weeks because we use the...

Actually we can go two weeks because we use the campground toilets as well.
GUESS YOU DON'T HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-01-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 61,657
Posted By Technobody
All about toilet tissue

I STRONGLY DISAGREE. ALL TOILET TISSUE DOES NOT BREAK DOWN.
We went close to two weeks before dumping our black tank. We had twice the recommended enzymes in the tank. We had been using Giant...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-27-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,304
Posted By Technobody
Unless you are a Ford engineer, I would contend...

Unless you are a Ford engineer, I would contend that you have no idea what the intention to pull was. I know of a guy who tows a 12,300lb load on a daily
basis with an F150 with ecoboost for the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-24-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,304
Posted By Technobody
I have the same truck 2012 F150 FX4 with Ecoboost...

I have the same truck 2012 F150 FX4 with Ecoboost and pull a 5er weighing in at 9,800. I pull it up 7 degree inclines with little effort when you consider the truck is capable of 11,300.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-23-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,826
Posted By Technobody
Having read some of the replies I would have to...

Having read some of the replies I would have to reject what a 5er must be. Find the coach you want with the floor plan and bucket list requirements. We have a 30ft true four seasons coach which...
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 09-23-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,028
Posted By Technobody
We have a 2005 Artic Fox 295T. Very happy with...

We have a 2005 Artic Fox 295T. Very happy with how well it stays warm and cold as required.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-22-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,503
Posted By Technobody
Gas Generator

We are using an Energizer Inverter Generator 2.8 Kw Its more than enough to run a single A/C and its fairly quiet. It will run about 5.8 hours on 7 litres of 91% octane fuel. Its available through...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-24-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,788
Posted By Technobody
Thank You

Thanks very much. This looks like the perfect solution. Made in Canada too. I have contacted the local dealer for a quote.:thumb:
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-23-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,788
Posted By Technobody
Truck suspension help

I have a 2012 Ford F150 FX4 with Screw and Ecoboost. I would like to raise the rear end a few inches to support the weight of the trailer pin when towing. I know I could add and extra leaf on each...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-23-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,995
Posted By Technobody
I have a Reese 20K fifth wheel with a Reese...

I have a Reese 20K fifth wheel with a Reese Sidewinder. I get a little clunking when starting and a bit of creaking when turning and backing up. Having driven transport for a number of years the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-27-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 15,116
Posted By Technobody
I would stick to the "ST" tires they are superior...

I would stick to the "ST" tires they are superior to any LT. The ST stands for Special Tire and have been designed specifically for RV Trailers. It's about the strength of the sidewall. Also always...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-27-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,722
Posted By Technobody
I have a Ford F150 FX4 with a 5.5 box. You may...

I have a Ford F150 FX4 with a 5.5 box. You may want to investigate the Reese Sidewinder. It's a perfect solution and designed for short box trucks. You install a standard 5th wheel hitch based on...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-25-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,129
Posted By Technobody
Believe it or not Jayco will not warrant Full...

Believe it or not Jayco will not warrant Full Time use. I was quite surprised when I got the owners manual for the Jayco Precept. I even called Jayco and questioned them about it and they were quite...
Forum: Full-Timers 05-04-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,802
Posted By Technobody
Same time line

My wife and I also plan on hitting the road to being full timers as the leaves begin to turn. I really envy you folks in the U.S. as you have so many great choice locations to choose from. We have...
Forum: Canada Region 03-21-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,968
Posted By Technobody
Really, if I was just a paying person there to...

Really, if I was just a paying person there to see RV's why would I possibly care. Even with numbered tickets if the person chose to be dishonest they could.
I have a friend who is a forensic...
Forum: Canada Region 03-19-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,968
Posted By Technobody
You are pretty quick to judge as you likely have...

You are pretty quick to judge as you likely have no first hand information just an assumption which is hardly credible at best.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-13-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,144
Posted By Technobody
I bet the smokies would just love to catch you in...

I bet the smokies would just love to catch you in their radar. Not only speeding but careless as well.
Forum: Full-Timers 03-12-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,078
Posted By Technobody
To be honest there is no possible way that...

To be honest there is no possible way that someone can become a professional simply by watching videos. If that was the case every person with $500 could hang out a shingle.
I don't want to dampen...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-12-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 15,273
Posted By Technobody
If you go to the Newmar owners group on Yahoo...

If you go to the Newmar owners group on Yahoo there were a few recent owners complaining about how much they paid for their coaches and Newmar has been very slow to respond to deficiencies if at all....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-11-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 15,273
Posted By Technobody
I'm six months from retirement and haven't bought...

I'm six months from retirement and haven't bought our coach yet. My wife and I have been researching for 5 years.
The top coach to avoid in my mind is Thor. They may sell the most units but's it's...
Forum: Full-Timers 03-08-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,411
Posted By Technobody
Stick to the 2-2-2 rule, travel about 200 miles,...

Stick to the 2-2-2 rule, travel about 200 miles, stop by 2, stay 2 days (or more).


I really like that rule. I think we will adopt it also. After all we are (or will be)retired right. The other...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-08-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,144
Posted By Technobody
Just remember that good old credo by accountants:...

Just remember that good old credo by accountants:


" Figures don't lie, but good liars can figure"
Forum: Canada Region 03-05-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,968
Posted By Technobody
Actually I blame the dealers entirely in this...

Actually I blame the dealers entirely in this case. I had the opportunity to speak with the show organizer in depth.
The offending dealers namely
(RV Canada, Open Roads, Orleans RV, 417 RV,...
Forum: Full-Timers 03-03-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,411
Posted By Technobody
Congradulations

Looks like quite a few folks heading out on the road almost at the same time. Our plans start in October as well. However you are still way ahead of us. The only sure thing for us is that it's going...
Forum: Canada Region 03-01-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,968
Posted By Technobody
Ottawa Spring RV Show

Every year my wife and I look forward to going to the RV shows no matter where they are or where we have to travel to. We were especially thrilled to know that there was to be an RV show in Ottawa...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-23-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,912
Posted By Technobody
As a mechanical engineering technologist, I...

As a mechanical engineering technologist, I support the Keep It Simple approach. Collecting condensate to dump into your gray tank makes little sense in view of the amount of extra electricity it...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-20-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,498
Posted By Technobody
You could always come up here to Ontario, Canada....

You could always come up here to Ontario, Canada. We might share an igloo with you.
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-16-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,586
Posted By Technobody
You guys are lucky in the Sates. Here in Ontario,...

You guys are lucky in the Sates. Here in Ontario, you must be certified to even touch a slack adjuster. The same goes for working on air brakes you are required to be certified. Just to touch an air...
Forum: Full-Timers 01-12-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By Technobody
Best 5th wheel

Before my wife and I did a complete about face we researched every single fiver we could find went to at least a gazillion RV shows and dealers over a near three year period we had narrowed it down...
Forum: Full-Timers 01-04-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,528
Posted By Technobody
Maybe it would be easier to have just let the air...

Maybe it would be easier to have just let the air out of your tire and then had them tow you to a garage to have it repaired.


It's true "You just can't fix stupid and it doesn't come with any...
Forum: Canada Region 12-16-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,404
Posted By Technobody
Let me just say that I totally agree. Manulife...

Let me just say that I totally agree. Manulife are a ruthless bunch of bandits. I have had first hand dealings with them. I'm pretty certain they have a stamp that reads DENIED. If they find you had...
Forum: Full-Timers 12-09-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,893
Posted By Technobody
We are still about 7 month from pulling the plug...

We are still about 7 month from pulling the plug and lots of stuff goes down the garbage chute every week. However the idea of an estate sale is fabulous and we will be doing just that. Living in a...
Forum: Canada Region 11-23-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,041
Posted By Technobody
It will cost you more than $1,000 to get a...

It will cost you more than $1,000 to get a commercial license. The Air Brake or Z endorsement is usually $450.00 at a community college or through a truck driving school. You will need a class C...
Forum: Canada Region 11-23-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,041
Posted By Technobody
Well that's not an issue for me as I have a BZ...

Well that's not an issue for me as I have a BZ license. I didn't reply as I'm not ready to purchase until July/August
Forum: Canada Region 11-21-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,041
Posted By Technobody
Exactly Wow that's perfect in all ways!!

Exactly Wow that's perfect in all ways!!
Forum: Canada Region 11-20-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,041
Posted By Technobody
Like a few others here, I have been researching...

Like a few others here, I have been researching RV's for about 7 years now. We looked at travel trailers, fivers, Class B+ Class C and then the A's.
My original thought after deciding on Class A was...
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