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RE: Alaska Caravan Co just cancelled our tour

This? http://www.rvadventuretreks.com/35DayTrekItinerary.htm If so, then you may wish to consider adding Dawson City to your travels. Rather than backtrack from Chicken to White River for the night, consider carrying on to Dawson City, then to Whitehorse from there and continue your journey as planned. Yes Our canceled tour was with this group. Got to thinking that months ago we had already posted online our plans with this company. They offered another caravan with space that unfortunately won't work with our other summer commitments. Will look at the Dawson City stop. I had noticed earlier that the route in Church's book goes thru Dawson City. Like our typical RV travels we might not decide until we get there. :)
okgc 02/27/15 07:26am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska Caravan Co just cancelled our tour

what tour company ? I will post the name after my deposit has been returned.
okgc 02/26/15 02:13pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Alaska Caravan Co just cancelled our tour

We were scheduled to meet a 35 day tour in Dawson Creek May 15th and just received phone call it is cancelled. :S We are stilling going, plan to stick to the same basic schedule. If anyone else had those plans and wants to join us let me know.
okgc 02/26/15 01:51pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Why I own a MH continued

also Delta Airlines loses Westminster show dogs at airport
okgc 02/25/15 09:27am Class A Motorhomes
Why I own a MH continued

Reason 101? :h http://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2015/02/23/miami-glitch-aa-flies-customers-but-not-their-bags/23881709/ An apparent "technical issue" with a baggage system at Miami International kept AA from loading any of its flights with checked luggage for about eight hours on Friday. During that time, the IBT writes "the airline let its flights depart sans bags, but did not notify passengers of the issue. Instead, most passengers discovered when they reached their destinations that their luggage hadn't." Unreal
okgc 02/25/15 09:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Legalities regarding firearms for bear safety in wilderness?

Sounds like it is now easier for an American to take a shotgun to Canada than a Canadian bring one to the USA. I certainly didnt know that
okgc 02/22/15 06:24pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Michelin vs Toyo

NO tire company can escape some issues. Toyo's latest recall from Dec 2014 WASHINGTON—Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. is recalling 138 Open Country M/T tires, size 40X15.5R22 127Q, manufactured between Oct. 26 and Nov. 1, 2014. The tires were manufactured with their belts off center, which may lead to tread separation and/or loss of inflation pressure, Toyo told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Toyo will start notifying owners in February 2015 and replace the tires free of charge. Meanwhile, owners may contact Toyo’s customer service line at 800-442-8696.
okgc 02/19/15 03:14pm Class A Motorhomes
Fuel price info & conversion

Just FWIW Link shows some British Columbia fuel prices. Note that currently USA 80cents equals one dollar Canadian. BCGasPrices.com edit: also AlaskaGasPrices.com
okgc 02/15/15 10:51am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Residential Refrigerator vs Propane/110 volt RV Type

Good morning. Same as normal. Antifreeze in the pump and run the ice and water till it turns pink. Happy trails. Why would you need to winterize a component that is frozen when in use all the time? Good point. But in fact what you are winterizing is the water water lines and valves leading to the freezer. Gets pricey for repairs if you don't do this. Typical winterize time is 3 to 5 minutes so no big deal. Seems like you would have to run a lot of ice before you would get all the "pink" out. I NEVER run the pink stuff into the frig freezer. Easy to disconnect the water line at the connection outside. Pink stops there and flush water line from there in the spring. NO PINK ice cubes for me.
okgc 02/15/15 08:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where have all the ladders gone?

I don't think not having a ladder is a cost issue. How much could it actually cost after all when compared to a $200,000 mh? However, it may have a big impact on liability. Someone gets up on the roof and while getting down they fall and sue. Claim the ladder encouraged them to get on the roof, or the ladder was a bad design or otherwise faulty. I don't feel comfortable using the ladder on the back of my mh but is is better than using a extension ladder. As a former insurance adjuster from years back, I can tell you ladders are huge liability issues. You are probably correct. The MH manufacturers probably figured it's better to leave the ladder off which leaves the owner to figure out a way to get on the roof and if they fall they sue whomever built the ladder they did use. But I can see a good (or sleazy) lawyer going after the MH builder and claiming their client would not have been on the portable ladder had it not been for the MH not having a fixed ladder and therefore it's still their fault. I suspect many of us have more lbs on us than the factory attached ladders were certified for anyway. :S
okgc 02/13/15 12:04pm Class A Motorhomes
Kidde Recalls 4.8 Million Fire Extinguishers

Kidde Recalls 4.8 Million Fire Extinguishers That Could Fail Mitch Lipka Feb 12th 2015 9:51AM cpsc.gov Kidde is recalling millions of disposable fire extinguishers with plastic valves. Nearly 5 million Kidde fire extinguishers sold over the past two years are being recalled because a defective valve could cause them to fail when used to put out a fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday. The massive recall involves 31 different models of disposable fire extinguishers -- the type that aren't made to be refilled. Most were sold between August 2013 and November 2014 for $18 to $65 at stores including Home Depot (HD) and Walmart (WMT), but one model, the XL 5MR, sold for $200, the CPSC said. Kidde, a division of United Technologies (UTX), is recalling 4.6 million fire extinguishers sold in the U.S. and another 175,000 sold in Canada. Kidde issued the recall after receiving 11 reports of the Mexican-made fire extinguishers failing to properly work. The problem apparently is a component in the Zytel plastic valves that can fail when, during a fire, the user repeatedly presses and releases the lever. If you have one of the defective fire extinguishers, you can contact Kidde to get a free replacement. Here's how you can tell if your fire extinguisher is on the recall list: They are red, white or silver. The recalled extinguishers either "ABC" or "BC" rated. Those ratings are marked on the right side of the nameplate. The date of manufacture will be between July 23, 2013 and Oct. 15, 2014 and is marked with a 10-digit date code on the side of the cylinder, near the bottom. Here's how to read the date code: Digits five through nine represent the day and year of manufacture in DDDYY format. Date codes for recalled units manufactured in 2013 are XXXX 20413 X through XXXX 36513 X and 2014 are XXXX 00114 X through XXXX 28814 X. A full list of recalled models can be found on the CPSC website. To contact Kidde, call 855-283-7991 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time or visit the Kidde fire extinguisher recall page. Here's what Kidde has to say about the recall: Kidde has made this issue a high priority, with a number of teams assigned to investigate, resolve and communicate the issue. In a small number of instances, Kidde found that a supplier built a component that is out of specification. Follow-up field testing found a low risk of the potential extinguishers not working as designed. However, there is no way to identify which units may fail to discharge as designed. Out of an abundance of caution, we have stopped shipment of affected extinguishers, are working cooperatively with the CPSC to recall any units on store shelves, and are working to replace affected units in homes.
okgc 02/12/15 02:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gary went boom

Now why in tarnashion would you be on the roof clearing snow? How to clear the snow from your roof. Get better soon Gary. Living near the snowbelt in Michigan I have had a snow roof rake for years. Never found a need to climb a ladder for that chore. Wonder if the snow shovel in the video is homemade.
okgc 02/12/15 08:11am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: how much cash?

Additional thoughts: 1. Check with the issuer of your credit cards to see which ones charge a "foreign transaction fee", some do and some don't. 2. Call all your credit card issuers and advise them of your itinerary so they don't shut your card off while you are in the middle of Canada and have to pay $1.69 a minute cell phone time while on hold waiting to get the issuer to reauthorize your card. 3. Estimate how much cash you think you will need and then take twice as much! You never know when you will have a breakdown and need some extra cash. X2 That "foreign transaction fee" can add up quickly when using credit or debit. Ask your card company and make sure they know you are traveling. Also ask your cell phone company if they have a Canadian add on plan to keep cost down. You usually can cancel when you get home.
okgc 02/10/15 10:42am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Residential Refrigerator vs Propane/110 volt RV Type

I suspect many of the Residential units have been installed because of the fear of propane frig fires. Operational Cost has very little to do with it.
okgc 02/07/15 03:29pm Class A Motorhomes
Michigan Good times roll with RV paradise

Detroit Free Press -Good times roll with RV paradise on both sides of I-96 Despite frigid weather, the Novi-Wixom stretch of I-96 is sizzling this week as a hotspot of recreational vehicles, which as an industry is enjoying one of the nation's most robust comebacks.
okgc 02/06/15 10:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Rubber Roofs

The lower priced Newmar MHs have BriteTEK roofs standard. Most of them have fiberglass optional. Per the Newmar website atleast the BayStar is only available with BriteTEK.
okgc 02/03/15 09:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: American - Newmar & Spartan and Freightliner Chassis?

Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Family
okgc 02/02/15 05:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cell phone in Canada

Sprint also has a Canadian package. Last I knew it was $2.99 month and then 20cents a min. which is cheaper than just roaming.
okgc 02/01/15 08:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV travel to Canada

Are any and all guns not allowed? Like an O/U shotgun or lever action rifle? How about prescription meds? Do NOT accept anecdotal information on this subject. Go the Canadian Border Services website and if you are not sure after that, then call them and ask. If you show up with a prohibited weapon they won't just give you a stare. And God help the traveler that figures on 'forgetting' about a piece of kit in the back somewhere. Gary Haupt Everything you need to know is here: Firearm Users Visiting Canada
okgc 01/25/15 04:34pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Selling a Distressed Motorhome

Pretend it is a sticks home. "For Sale 1990 Overland motorhome Needs repairs, To Be sold as is"
okgc 01/24/15 04:51pm Class A Motorhomes
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