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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
RE: Necessity of a spare?

Before traveling without a spare tire, call a couple tire dealers and ask if they stock your xxx-xx-xx.5 sized tire. If they say they would have to order and it might take a week, Consider what you would do with a flat tire for that one week wait. In the online tire threads are often comments "My new tires will arrive at dealer in a few days"
okgc 01/23/15 02:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do I need a GPS in Alaska?

Howdy! If you have a smarthone or a tablet with gps capibilty I would suggest using Co-pilot app. It also has a RV setting you can use. Maps are downloaded to you device so you don't need a data signal. Co-Pilot gps app "Happy Trails" Chiefneon FWIW- If you own a Kindle the Co-Pilot app is FREE
okgc 01/15/15 09:25am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: DP with only a 7000lb or less towing capacity...why?

Actually the Allison 2500 has a GCWR of 33,000 lbs. No specific dingy weight from Allison
okgc 01/10/15 06:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: tiffin allegro

Sounds almost too cheap.....Has it been WET ?? Proceed with caution
okgc 01/08/15 11:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago roof blows off

Some Other loose Winnebago roof threads http://www.irv2.com/forums/f101/roof-pulled-loose-156962.html http://www.irv2.com/forums/f59/winnebago-vinyl-roof-separated-207755.html
okgc 01/08/15 10:58am Class A Motorhomes
$75 on a truck that lasted 38 years

Man spent $75 on a truck that lasted 38 years I also have the Chevy I bought about 38 years ago. Mine looks nicer :-)
okgc 01/06/15 09:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Route to Alaska all the way through Canada?

http://transcanadahighway.com/ I certainly would stay on the northern route when traveling from Maine to Alaska. We have driven our MH on the Trans-Canada as far west as Winnepeg and will be taking it farther west when we head to Alaska from Michigan this summer. IMHO For you a possible small increase in fuel cost per gallon will be more than made up by the fact the Trans-Canada will be about 300 miles shorter and you avoid Chicago. Geez Avoiding Chicago is worth the cost by itself.
okgc 01/05/15 01:30pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Suburbans..

the Tahoe is not even close to the Burb, as a good tow vehicle. mainly due to the much shorter wheelbase. and the 5.3 is fine, IF you don't have a large trailer. i have the Avalanche(basically a Burb with a pickup bed). it has the 5.3, 4spd trans and the towing package with the 3.73 rear end. my max towing is 7200lbs. but i wouldn't go much bigger than the 24' HTT that i currently tow. but i live out West and have lots of mtn. ranges to deal with. you need to give us some possible TT choices that you have, to see what would be a proper TV. X2 Similar to Avalanche there is also some great deals on half-ton crewcab pickups around. The longer the wheelbase the better.
okgc 01/04/15 06:00pm Towing
RE: What's the least amt. of miles you've driven before new RV?

Not a MH. But I towed a brand new TT I bought for 4 whole days and took it back and dropped back at the dealers lot at 2:00 in the morning! They said I hold the record. :B Can you give us a little more to the story? Was there a problem with it? Did you just not want the TT? Plagued with problems? Just curious.MM. Trip was to be from Wisconsin to California to attend a family wedding. Average winds and bad weather on 70 in Tulsa.......towing with a 'Tahoe'. Need I say more? Learning curve on TV's accomplished. Didn't feel like buying a new 'appropriate' truck so I bought a MH the next day and went back and tried the trip again and haven't looked back and have never been sidelined with bad weather. :C I just have to ask if you made it to the Wedding ?? :h
okgc 01/01/15 07:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dreaded Ammonia smell Norcold Amish unit experience? UPDATE

I'm not sure about any warranty. Ours exhibited the yellow leak last fall. It was replaced under our extended warranty with a Amish unit. They authorized an Independent, who came to our stroage and done the job. Only thing is he had two to do and used our unit ons someone else's first and got another one for us. The fan is loud on the thing, when you're trying to sleep, so we close both doors. appaently someone with more money less scrupples gave a good tip. Early this year we got a call from Norcold about the safety thing. Told her we had replaced the cooling unit with the Amish built unit. She wanted details. My wife talked with her. She called a second time. From what my wife told me. They would have replaced the unit. Ours is in an 05 Revolution. Very interesting. Anyone else received a call from Norcold ?
okgc 12/26/14 06:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: FYI-Where folks live in Canada

Neat map. Thanks for sharing
okgc 12/26/14 06:46am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Towing 2015 gmc 2wd Yukon slt

Check the vehicle Owners Manual for RV towing instructions and to see IF possible,
okgc 12/25/14 12:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: toad

ease of towing, hooking up, unhooking and not having another set of wheels to deal with at the campground or RV park. with a bit of planning and situational awareness you'll find that not being able to backup with a 4-wheel down toad is not an issue. X2 .....Well said For years I have had a car trailer for my antiques if they break or need TLC from someone else. Four down is MUCH easier
okgc 12/19/14 10:03am Class A Motorhomes
Ford, GM and Chrysler cash in on posh pickups

......... Detroit is cashing in -- and not necessarily because of brands like Lincoln and Cadillac. Rather, it's because of high-end pickup truck and SUVs. The "luxe truck" phenomenon, dressed-up pickups and SUVs, account for for most U.S. vehicle sales over $50,000, an analysis by online auto-buying service TrueCar shows. Those trucks make up six of the 10 best-selling vehicles at that price level. It's a boon automakers, adding more profit to vehicles that are already cheaper to build than cars. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/12/15/pickup-trucks-truecar/20421267/
okgc 12/15/14 07:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Unloaded vehicle weight?

The ONLY way to really know is to weigh the MH. $10 at most truck stops
okgc 12/14/14 10:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: campgrounds with cable boxes

Yes, it is encryption by the cable company that makes the converter box necessary. They have done this for several reasons. The most obvious is to prevent theft of service. Who hasn't known or at least heard of someone who tapped into the cable company's system and got their service for free? However, the biggest reason is by having a system that requires a set-top box the cable company can then tap into the video on demand market, which is where they make their big bucks. The converter box you get at check-in is usually a special "budget commercial box" that doesn't allow two way communications, but every subscriber's home boxes will allow you to get all that juicy pay per view content. The alternative for the park is to set up their own private cable system with head end units, converters, amplifiers and the like. They will still pay a per site fee to the cable company, but the hookups for the guests will remain as they were in the past just hookup, scan for channels and you are good to go. The downsides to the park are such systems are very expensive to purchase (10s of thousands of dollars), the cable company may decide to not allow the park the use of the current wiring, requiring another multiple tens of thousands of dollars or upgrades by the park. Plus, such systems require an individual converter for each channel the park broadcasts and there is a fee for each channel. Thus it is really only practical to have a few dozen channels at most. Kind of hard for a park to justify a few hundred dollars for a converter and a recurring monthly charge to offer a channel only one or two people would ever want to watch, so the parks are left to decide what is a popular channel to include and what channels should just be left off (and there are certain channels that carry a high premium to include, I.E. ESPN at over $6.00 per month per site, a very high price for a seasonal park to pay ($7200 year for a 100 site park only open 6 months a year since you have to pay for the services on an annual contract with many cable companies and with parks like mine, ESPN doesn't really have a lot of customer valuable content in the summer, since it is really only golf, tennis and baseball where the big draw to ESPN is football, basketball and hockey seasons). So to make the long story short, when the cable company goes to encryption there are only three bad options for the parks. 1. the converter box 2. Big investments in a private cable system 3. Stop offering cable. (for the record, we chose #2, sans ESPN) GREAT response. AND Encryption on the cable system is a real PIA for many newer MH with multiple TVs.
okgc 12/14/14 10:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blue Ridge Parkway question

IMHO you will enjoy the Blue Ridge more if you drive it with your dingy and not the MH. You can drive the Natchez Trace with a motorhome easier than the Blue Ridge
okgc 12/08/14 03:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Padre Island Area

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okgc 12/08/14 05:50am Class A Motorhomes
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