We will talk to our electrician about converting the receptacle in the garage and see if it is possible, he will know if it can be done, if our wiring codes, etc are the same as yours in the US. I know that a lot of things are the same, but not everything.
Thanks for the help, it sounds like we will have to wire in the receptacle.
Marian, congrats on the new coach! Tell your husband to go out and buy a set of snow chains then you won't have to wait until the highway clears up. It won't take him long to get tired of chaining up then you can drive south to Arizona for the winter! I'm inviting you two to come out to the Beachcomber RV Resort in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Low 70*s here today and we already have a lot of people here for the winter from Alberta. Enjoy your new coach!
Thanks for the invite! I am having an operation on Friday so have to stay here till the end of January. Then we will see! We have temperature of around 0F today, with lots of snow and blowing snow, but when the weather clears (and the DH gets the air brake endorsement on his drivers licence) we will go to get it and bring it home. Its getting serviced right now as it has been sitting except for test drives for the last year and a half. Looking forward to loading it up with our stuff!
Hi, I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but if there are any electricians out there, I have a question for you. I am aware of the difference between the 220v dryer type plug, and the 50amp RV plugs, which are really 2x50 amp 110v (poor explanation I know) and that you cannot plug the rv cord into the 220v plug without doing severe damage.
Anyway, my question is this.
Is there a way to make a short "extension" type cord that could be plugged in to the 220 v plug in the garage (or whereever)on one end and then convert that plug (maybe with some kind of converter or?)on the other end to the correct 50 amp power source (plug) which we could use to plug in our rv cord? Instead of having to re-wire the existing plug to an RV plug, (since we would want to do this at the homes of several friends and relatives who have these plugins for their welders, etc).
I hope this explanation makes sense.
If I understand what you said, you are planning on having work done and new tires bought in Mexican Hat UT. That is a very small town (Wikipedia says population of 88) and I don't recall seeing anyplace there that could do much work on a DP.
No, we are in Canada; it's Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada I was speaking of. Medicine Hat's population is over 60,000. Thanks for the info, though.
Thanks for all the responses. We already knew about carrying a spare tire.
Most just carry the tire not the rim. Then if needed road service will mount the tire. Instead of paying inflated price for a tire the tire service has to bring out with him which may not even be the right size.
Our plan is to just carry the tire, we will keep it in one of the bays. My mechanic hubby will also have an assortment of tools from his HD mechanic's tools.
We will be spending 6 months a year here in Alberta, based at our daughter's acreage, this is our permanant addres. We won't be going too far this winter, until at least mid-February, maybe not before April.
We plan to sometimes tow our Prius on a dolly, depending on where we will be going. Sometimes we will have the use of a car, or rent one, depending on where we are going, and for how long.
The KS was imported by the last owners, we are the 3rd owners. It has been registered here in Alberta for the last 7 years.
Our house finally sold in September, and after 4 years of researching, looking online and at dealerships (window shopping) we could finally look with the idea of buying!:B It took 2 months, but we finally found our new home (we will be full-timers).
It is a 2004 Newmar Kountry Star, 39' diesel pusher, dual pane windows, oak interior, new flooring, looks immaculate inside, a few scratches on the outside drivers side. Roof is in the best condition of any we looked at - and we looked at quite a few!;) Ran the best too!
But it is sitting at a dealership 550kms (350 miles) away as we have to go back with someone to drive our car back. :( And it is now snowy and the highways are icy, too, so we will be waiting till the highways are clear.
But my hubby has decided to take advantage of this opportunity to get a full service and new tires in Medicine Hat, while it is sitting there anyway,:) since we would want to do that once we have it home. It was sitting for sale for over a year, so fresh fluids will be a good thing, and the tires are checked even though they still have tread, so we won't trust them anyway. It ran well, though, and so did the genset, and we tried all the propane appliances, and they all started.
What if you used hydroponics? Would you still need that phyto certificate, I wonder? I was sort of thinking of transplanting some of them to that system anyway. Otherwise, I will see if I can get friends to plant sit, as we only plan one extended 3-4 month trip to the US, and then we expect to just stay here and travel across Canada anyway. We have to be sure to spend at least 6 months in Alberta to maintain our health care.
Thanks for the responses so far, they have been very helpful. And thanks for the link, I was looking for something like that, but did not find that site! My DH was shocked to know you had to go through an inspection to enter California!
Hi, we hope to be getting our motor home and be full-timing by summer, waiting for the house to sell. This time we are just going to keep dropping the price till it sells. No more delays.
Anyway, to my question. Has anyone traveled with house plants? We have several indoor plants such as cactus, miniature rose, and tropicals as well as a herb garden, that we plan to take with us. I am wondering whether we will run into problems with restrictions not allowing us to take them across state/provincial/international borders. I have checked the border services in Canada and the US and they don't talk about growing plants, that I can find. Once we are ready to cross a border, we will contact the departments themselves, but for now I am just looking for personal experiences on traveling with potted plants.
Thanks for any replies.