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RE: Desjardins?

we had them a few years ago, never had to use the coverage. We now use Securiglobe, they are a broker , and seem to find the best policy and price. Just spoke with them yesterday and bought for this winter. The last 2 years, have been buying a total year policy, it was less expensive than just the travel health for specific dates. I now have a condition, less than 36 months old, so my premium is a lot higher than last year. Give them a call, they are in Quebec. Can't hurt to talk with them. Dona
D&E Johnson 09/18/14 04:10am Snowbirds
RE: comunication decisions

I have Virgin mobile service here in Ontario. I had my own small phone, so the service, with no contract, can be cancelled anytime. Its just for emergencies, but does have about 100 minutes per month. with tax, about 29.00 per month. I signed up for it at The source. We have limited service at our house outside Shelburne, but had great service bars in Bancroft, which I would not have thought we would. Check them out, it was better than Bell for us(and way cheaper) . Dona
D&E Johnson 09/10/14 04:49am Snowbirds
RE: Winter jobs in Quartzite

I’ve looked at the workamping sites, checked the local listings and searched the internet, but I haven’t really found what I am looking for. Does anyone know or have any experience with getting a seasonal job in Quartzite? With the low cost of staying in the TT during the winter, I suspect you could bank a few bucks if you wanted to. Anybody know how to find winter jobs at the Q? Surely all of those vendors need someone to sell that mountain of “stuff”.. Thank you I received my e-issue of the local Quartzsite newspaper. There is a classified section with a few positions. If you would like, I could forward it to you. Just pm me with email and I will. Dona
D&E Johnson 09/02/14 03:50pm Workamping Forum
RE: gold claim

if you get to Quartzsite AZ, join the Quartzsite metal detecting club. They have 10 claims you can use . All around the Quartzsite area, where the BLM land is available. Its 20.00 to join the club. They have a coin hunt in the town park once a month, coins are planted, and you keep what you find. There is a desert outing once a month also, good hobo stew or chili, and good conversations. The general meetings are the 1st wed. of each month. You will meet lots of prospectors, gain valuable info and have a great time. I would not bother with GPAA or LDMA, unless you will be traveling to other states where they have claims, and they do have lots of Rules! LDMA is pricey,if you can, buy a used membership, if thats still allowed. Alot of folks use the Gold Bug II, it will find small gold. The new Garrett machines are gaining in popularity as well for small gold. As is the Minelab 3030. People do use the higher priced and heavier Minelabs(5000 ) But , how deep do you want to dig! Go easy on yourself, its not a get rich quick scheme! its only a hobby. Dona
D&E Johnson 09/02/14 06:12am Workamping Forum
RE: No one around to take $$ for campsite?

similar happened to us in Monahans Texas lat year. Stayed in a campground off I-20, no one around, only the locked laundry. Spoke with some maintenance fellas in the morning, they said to call the office. I did, she never came around to see us. Left, and called the office later and payed with credit card over the phone. Worked out OK. They sent me an email receipt. Dona
D&E Johnson 07/30/14 04:26am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: IL i57 Mattoon & Effingham

X3 on Camp Lakewood. We have stayed there when heading south and then back north for the last 10 years. Great people own the campground. Clean and neat and tidy. Its at exit 161, near the super walmart, which has diesel fuel. Enjoy, you won't be sorry. Dona
D&E Johnson 07/23/14 04:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Any Pilgrim Owners with manuals??

We have the 2007 Open road 359RL3S5-I have the owners manual, have never referred to it very much. I will look again to see what info is in it. It may help you, or may not. It included all the manufacture books on the appliance, water heater, fantastic fans etc. Give me a day or two, as we are getting ready to head out on a weeks camping trip, next wednesday. We only had warranty service once, when new. Its been a great 5'er, we bought new, and we love it. Dona
D&E Johnson 07/22/14 05:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: coiled breakaway cable for 5th wheel

thanks to everyone for the quick replies. We were at a small rv dealer close to home today, they had the kit, and will order just the cable for us, that way we can use the pins we have, just attach with a key ring. We may upgrade later to the new switch in the fall. But its always good to have a spare. Ya jut never know..!LOL. Thanks again, Dona and Elvin ps: all the local dealers had the Fastway breakaway cable kits, just not the cable and pin. I checked the US prices, you guys are a bit cheaper, but not by much.
D&E Johnson 07/15/14 03:30pm Fifth-Wheels
coiled breakaway cable for 5th wheel

Has anyone used the coiled breakaway cable? Our regular cable has gotten stuck under the hitch rail at least 2 times. Its a bugger to get out when you are traveling and it gets damaged. We are going out today to look for the coiled cable. Need your expertise on this product. Thanks, Dona
D&E Johnson 07/15/14 06:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Advice needed on 4 Corners this coming winter

HI Ian, like everyone has said, the four corners will be way to cold.Try Quartzsite and the Yuma area, even Parker and Lake Havasu. We have been in Quartzsite for the lat 10 years. There are plenty of parks or boondocking. Lots to see and do in this area without freezing. From Quartzsite, Yuma is about 80 miles, Lake Havasu is 80 miles(think London Bridge) Palm Springs and Indio Calif are about 130 miles, Laughlin Nv, casinos along the Colorado river, 2 hours and 15 minutes.January in Q has lots of rock and gem vendors and junk vendors. Not to be missed. Tucson has the rock vendors in February(its 253 miles east of Q. But your prices are lower in Q. In Brenda AZ, about 23 miles east of Q there are a few RV parks with pools(heated) I don't think there is an rv park in Q with a pool. Near Q, you can go prospecting for gold with a metal detector or a drywasher . you just may find some. We do. Got about an ounce last winter. If you need more info, just ask. We have really enjoyed traveling around from the Q area these past few years. We park our rv on a private lot in a development outside Q. Loads of places to ride an atv and great photos of sunsets for your memories. We are fairly close to you, we are in Mulmur Ontario, just north of Orangeville. Have fun planning. Dona
D&E Johnson 07/04/14 05:17am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: shaw satellite dish size

we have the 75cm dish on our lot in Arizona(Quartzsite). We get all the channels, but not the new HD ones, from the new satellite. We just leave our service on at home, and have no problems for the last 10 years being in Arizona. Good things never last, so I guess we are all taking a chance for reception these days.Also, we did not upgrade the LNB at home or on our lot. Kept the old one. Thats apparently why we still have coverage. Dona
D&E Johnson 07/02/14 05:34am Snowbirds
RE: Pilgrim Open Road advice please?

we have a 2007 open road with 3 slides. Never a problem with the unit. Apollo micro went out about a year ago, replaced with another convection/micro. We bought it new in May 2007 and have traveled to Arizona from Ontario Canada each year. We stay in it for 5 months during the winter. .Have been really satisfied with it. We are in Quartzsite Arizona now and packing up to leave for home in about 2 weeks. The air cond has run each afternoon for the last month(a little warm over here). Just make sure you do your research and chek out all the components before buying. The insulation in the walls and ceiling are good, way better than our neighbors TT. Hope this helps. Dona
D&E Johnson 03/23/14 06:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any Good Free WiFi locations in "Q"

there is no Mall in Q. go to McDonald's, burger king or the library. There is also NO Walmart!.
D&E Johnson 02/16/14 06:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Bringing rocks to Canada?

would like to see the site on that one. Common run of the mill desert rocks should not pose a problem. Make sure they are clean and have no dirt on them..we do import minerals and specimen rocks and crystals into Canada, but we have our broker fill out all needed paper work with weight and country of origin. We pay our duty and customs and have not had any problems in the last 10 years. We bring them in ourselves and do not ship anything by a freight carrier. And yes, its alot of paper work, but we are reselling
D&E Johnson 02/04/14 05:45am Snowbirds
RE: Narrow Recliners

a few folks I know ordered the smaller recliners from Bizchair I love mine,dark brown leather,with ottoman. can't hurt to check them out. They also offered free shipping last year. Dona
D&E Johnson 02/03/14 03:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Annual Yard Sale at Rainbow Acres, Quartzsite

it always seems to be the 3rd weekend in January. We also have one the weekend before thanksgiving. Its a friday,sat.,and sun. Sorry you missed it.
D&E Johnson 01/23/14 05:33am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Quartzite is empty

Q is getting crowded. Dome Rock road and Cholla road looks like an RV park right now. There were lines waiting for dinner at times three restaurant last night for the fish fry! Traffic is much heavier than last week. RV show starts today.
D&E Johnson 01/18/14 05:25am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Yuma /Winterhaven

the parking lot charges $5.00 for the day at the border. It is right at the border. No bus that I know of. It is a safe and secure lot, run by the Quechan tribe. From the lot it is about a block into Mexico. The wait to come back to the US could be over an hour or more at this time of year. At least most of it is shaded and has benches to sit on. The casino is very nice, lots of folks dry camp there. It is on the same road to Mexico, about 2 miles from the border. Have never stayed in their lot, only in the hotel.Very nice with decent food,and great pools. If you get into Mexico around 8-9am, spend 2 hours, then head out by 11am, you should be out before 1pm.Just depends on how many tourist are there that day. The longest I have been in line to get out is 2 1/2 hrs.and I hate! standing in lines..Another idea is go late in afternoon and head out about 5pm-6pm. Have done that, and it was a shorter line. Dona
D&E Johnson 01/12/14 05:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Any of you AZ snowbirds from the east coast?

We are from Ontario,Canada. this is our 10th yr. in Arizona. missed all the snow,ahh! Not sorry at all. Have a good time planning. Dona
D&E Johnson 01/11/14 05:16pm Snowbirds
RE: Bed room bed/mattress slider

We bought some cheap stick-on floor tiles, about twenty of them, stuck them on the plywood, the mattress slides much easier now, can be a one person job. T We did the same things 6 years ago. I always complained about not being able to move the mattress. Went to the hardware store and bought the cheapest box of peel and stick floor tiles. Thin ones. Hubby and I cut and put them down, they have never peeled off. Best thing we ever did. Can't say its a breeze to make that king bed, but it sure makes the mattress slide where you need it to go..I can now make the bed by my self. Dona
D&E Johnson 01/11/14 06:14am Fifth-Wheels
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