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RE: ladder

Doubt there is much behind the screws but the ladder definitely needs more. The 2 fivers I have owned both had much to be desired in terms of ladder securement. Heads of screws broke off on my DRV ladder and I never hung anything off of it. Would never use the supplied ladder to access the roof.
netjam 05/25/16 08:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Never Lube Bearings

After 5 years Camping World said I needed them replaced with the brakes. Estimate was $6700 complete and the bearings were about what you were quoted. I went elsewhere for a better price. The bearings were $215 each and the install was about $400 so almost the same as your CW quote. The rest of the job was pricy but a couple grand less than the CW price in total.
netjam 05/14/16 08:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Edmonton Alberta Area RV Spot

Edm rv parks are not the greatest. Wetaskiwin was OK, Camrose is nice(full service).In Edmonton we usually stay in Stoney Plain (west of Edm) but its not where you want to be. Camrose is likely your best bet.
netjam 05/03/16 03:07pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hot water tank temperature- pressure relief valve

Have had 2 rvs in my 9+ years fulltiming. Both pressure relief valves I've had have leaked. There are stories of fixing it by making sure air is in the tank (tried it...never worked). The best thing I have seen is attaching a hose to the prv and leading it out of the access panel to drip harmlessly on the ground. If you find a solution that works, post it here. I would be interested as mine still weeps.
netjam 04/22/16 07:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Great CBC article; factors influencing Canadians in U.S.

I think CBC should stop reporting things that they have not fully researched. Although it does have some facts, it is missinterpreting others. I would be interested in understanding which facts are being misinterpreted? ... Eric I also thought the article was well done and did not notice the misinterpreted facts.
netjam 04/14/16 08:57am Snowbirds
RE: Six month limit for northerners?

Yeti plus is sort of right (the yearly limit can fluctuate depending on leap year...usually 180-181 days). DHDW is very correct and the other point to remember is that each province has a minimum that you must be in your province to retain health services. Going to the USA for 6 months and then another Canadian province for 2 months could be a problem. As DHDW said, make sure you know the rules. Asking on a forum is helpful but you can't always rely on everything in a forum.
netjam 04/10/16 03:22pm Snowbirds
RE: tv reception and led lights

Did my whole rig with $1 leds off of Ebay. Also replaced all flourescents with leds (cost about $20 for those 18"ers. Its been over 3 years, no tv problems, no burn outs, very happy.
netjam 04/07/16 04:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Removing Frige?

Had the same concerns but everything was easy. As far as the vent in the side of the rv, why not just leave it? I installed a residential fridge and just spray foamed the inside of the vent to prevent air flow. Fridge removal (I had a 4 door Norcold 1210) was easy. Fridge was not heavy and removed by myself alone. I did get a helper to haul it out my door (was awkward) but its less than 24" deep so it cleared my door with space on either side.
netjam 03/25/16 09:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Canadians filling at the pump in USA

I have found that the solution listed works about 50% of the time. In my experience Chevron is the worst but it varies greatly and doesn't seem to follow any particular gas chain. Sometimes it works and other times it won't at the same brand.
netjam 03/21/16 02:44pm Snowbirds
RE: When buying health insuarnce for travel....first payer?

Article makes sense to me. In all of my claims, the travel insurance provider has paid my claims and then recovered what they can from my first payer (in my case Alberta Health Care IP.....I have no other coverage). This is normal insurance coverage procedure. Its part of "spreading the risk".
netjam 03/20/16 07:16pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Sugested Routing Winnipeg to Saskatoon

I guess it depends on what you want in a campground (fuel will be no problem). I have gone both ways and like full service campgrounds with lots of room for a 40' fiver. Campgrounds that I like really don't exist on 16. If you go on 1 to Regina then north to Saskatoon you can stay in Brandon, MB (3 campgrounds) Regina, SK (again multiple choices) and Saskatoon. Lots of folks would go non stop Winnipeg to Saskatoon so then it won't matter.
netjam 03/13/16 12:34pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: J.T. Strongarms....good/bad?

For the past 3 years I have not used them (they are still mounted on the trailer but I do not tighten them up) and to me; there is no difference from when I did set them. That is odd! Huge difference with mine. They must be tightened and then a load applied by bumping the stabilizers up just a bit. Otherwise they won't have any effect. Very true. They must be under compression or tension by raising or lowering jacks. If you get set up and can then shake them by hand and they rattle they are not helping at all. Yup...did all that. Perhaps 5er manufacturer did something wrong on install but really don't do much for me. Based on the responses to this thread though, I'd say the they are well liked just not my thing.
netjam 03/02/16 07:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: J.T. Strongarms....good/bad?

I guess I'm the odd man out. JT's came on the 5er I bought in 2011. I used them for 1.5 yrs and as far as I could tell there was no difference from my previous 5er that did not have them. For the past 3 years I have not used them (they are still mounted on the trailer but I do not tighten them up) and to me; there is no difference from when I did set them.
netjam 03/02/16 04:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is Sept too late for visiting Canadian Rockies?

As a Canadian resident we stay in Canada from Mid April til Mid Oct. We stay west of Calgary in Alberta so we are not to far from the rockies in south Canada. We get snowed on once or twice before heading south in mid Oct and once or twice in late Apr. Sept could be a mixed bag but the tourists will be less (kids in school etc). You could have 70 degrees or 40, totally sunny or rainy. We like to go to Banff in Sept and its usually fine. Sept won't be like summer but it would be rare to see snow.
netjam 02/22/16 05:22pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: $199 Monthly Special

Agree with Old Biscuit. One we sometimes go to in AZ has $189/mo for new customers (regular monthly rate is close to $800). You are considered a New Customer if you have not been to the park in 2 years. For that reason we make sure we don't go if we have been the previous year.
netjam 02/14/16 03:28pm Snowbirds
RE: Securing chairs to back wall?

I would think floor anchors would be best. If you do the wall and it pulls out it could be unsightly. Ours came with anchors in the floor but they were just screwed through the carpet into the mdf particle wood that was used as flooring. They pulled out almost immediately but with the carpet you cannot tell. We just let them move around and reposition everything before sending the slides out.
netjam 02/02/16 05:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV PARKS Calgary

Calgary parks are not great. As suggested try either of the 2 listed in Cochrane. Cochrane is about half an hour drive to things in Calgary.
netjam 01/31/16 09:26am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: tailgate height ?

Depends on the 5er. My 2012 F-350 dually is 54". I looked at Dodge and GM in 2012 and they were much taller so I went Ford for that reason. I have a 39' 5er and even with the ford its a touch front high when towing.
netjam 01/19/16 03:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sault Ste Marie

Have stayed in sault (Canada) a few times. Most are near the highway and fairly noisy. I like the KOA just north of town. Lots of trees/grass etc but not the cheapest place.
netjam 01/16/16 05:10pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Az state parks... UPS delivery?

I always pick it up at UPS terminal. Quite often if you pick it up at the UPS store they charge a fee. If you get it delivered to your park site UPS usually drops in on your step and its subject to weather and theft. I always send it "hold for pickup" at UPS terminal. Sometimes its a drive but usually I combine it with other errands.
netjam 01/07/16 04:15pm Snowbirds
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