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RE: RV caravans

We have driven all over the Maratimes on our own. Have not yet gone to Newfoundland - it requires advance planning to get on the ferries :( something we are not often good at. The currency is a non issue just assume $1 = $C1 and you will be happy with the discount. If you travel the US on your own it is no different in CA. Quebec can be interesting as it is French speaking and adamant about it. Have a phone plan with Canadian service for the duration of your trip and depend on cg wifi, just like here. Nova Scotia has a great tour guide book for free from the Provence as does PEI. Not so sure about New Brunswick, but it is easy to get the information. As for NF there are plenty of online resources detailing tour routes and things to see. Never have had a problem making friends in campgrounds or at the table next to us in a restaurant so socializing is not an issue for us. Having said that I have talked myself out of a caravan there and will think about booking the ferry for 2017 - if DW agrees.
xctraveler 09/03/15 02:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Snobbish RV resorts with ownerships

We went into an Escapee Coop and the resident people were so friendly we just couldn't help becoming members ourselves. They sure do have rules, but I read them all carefully and there was nothing for me to object to. I have done my time as president of a HOA and dealt with condo commandos for 15 years. DW and I generally had a good laugh after they finished ranting and left. Keep the rule book short and easy to enforce then enforce it. When I was no longer on the board and I got caught in a minor violation - a contractor I hire left the trash container in place 24 hours too long, I just grinned and said, yup and it will be gone when it is gone. We were moving out and that neighbor was part of the reason. Of course the fact that we are getting on and the place was four stories did have something to do with it.
xctraveler 07/27/15 04:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trip report

Thanks for the laugh!I guess Frankdamp missed the sarcasm :)
xctraveler 07/27/15 03:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Non commercial Class B license Calif

Been pulling a 38ft 5th wheel with a 15250 GVWR for about 5 years. A retired motor officer at a rally this past April told me I need a non-commercial class A to legally pull our trailer. Went in and took the written, then made the appointment to take the skills. Was informed that I needed a person with an equal or better license to accompany me to the test. They even checked his license!!!! None of the skills were difficult. I too believe California does regulate and tax unnecessarly. I certainly won't dispute your last sentence. As to the requirement for an equally licensed driver to accompany you; if your show up without that requirement, you have broken the law, thus failed your test, before you even got there, just by driving in without the required license. When we took the test in TX (Cl B for heavy motorhome) we drove to the exam center with our supposedly valid NYS licenses so no locally licensed driver needed to be with us. Details, details!
xctraveler 07/17/15 07:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newer diesel engines

My notes from the class are on the coach which is in the shop. When I get it back I will post what I have. If my memory is wrong I will retract. It certainly runs contrary everything I had learned which agrees with what you have said.
xctraveler 07/16/15 04:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newer diesel engines

In the instruction we got at Camp Freightliner we were told to idle long enough to get the air up. If we needed to extend the idle, to set it up to 1,000 RPM after at least 3 minutes and in general be prepared to drive off in 15 minutes or shut it back down. The only other idle recommendation was during storage to bring it up to 1,000 rpm for 15 minutes once a month if we were going to store more than a couple of months. Cummins will void warranty for excessive idle (didn't get a number for that).
xctraveler 07/16/15 03:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: We want to buy our 1st coach and eventually go full time

We live "most time" in the 36 foot Phaeton in the signature. Stacked washer/dryer was to be removed, as we had traveled extensively for 11 years without and DW wanted the storage space. I think I would have to pull her out of the coach with the w/d today :). Dishwasher not so much. Takes us 15 minutes working side by side to clean up after a meal. Dishwasher would/might save 5 of those minutes, DW likes to use every pot and pan in the place when preparing a meal. If we do company we use disposables. AS for timing that is something only you can decide. We used our Southwind - gasser for 8 years and 110,000 miles. I would have kept it and refurbed the interior if had been a DP no way I was going to push that old Vortec another 100k miles. I will comment that technology is changing more rapidly than ever, if that is possible, and even my 2012 is looking last century with regard to electrical systems. I WANT forward radar w/reactive cruise, lane drift warning and ultimately self drive for the long Interstate stretches. I am happy to keep control in cities and on lesser highways.
xctraveler 07/16/15 03:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: snake skin

.....DW is none the wiser and all is well. That's what you think! You are SURE she doesn't read this board are you?
xctraveler 07/06/15 02:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Weather to expect

When we came through Yellowstone in 2011 we realized that the main East/West route through the park is US 20. The very same highway that continues on to Boston Commons. We stayed with it except for Illinois until it crossed I 390 12 miles south of our home in Rochester NY. It could be boring if you don't stop to enjoy the small museums and towns along the way in Nebraska. Iowa was more boring although we did find a Frank Lloyd Wright House just off the highway to stop and tour. Indiana, Ohio, NY and Mass are all chock full of interesting sites. You can read about our adventure on xctraveler.blogspot.com and go to the archive for August 2011
xctraveler 07/06/15 01:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: moisture in basement

The only compartment with drains would be the fresh water compartment. Pretty sure. I do like xctraveler's idea that it might be defrost water from the refer...if it's nearby. But, water can travel quite a distance hidden before appearing. My former coach, 2004 Southwind, with molded compartments had two drains with duckbill valves in each compartment not just the utility compartment. I cleaned each and every drain every year. :)
xctraveler 06/30/15 06:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Elkhart RV Service & Collision

If you are going to Elkhart, check out Duncan RV. Only if you don't value your sleep. They are next to a scrapyard, oops, metal recycling facility, that works 24/7/365. The sound of tons of metal dropping 20 feet into a metal hopper will stay with me for many years. Just in case they should take a break the main Conrail locomotive refueling stop for the eastern US is two blocks away. The work they did was excellent and I would use them again, but I would take a hotel room in town rather than stay in their free campground. DW just said "Like He//"
xctraveler 06/29/15 03:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator

I will assume you have checked the oil level and the oil is fresh. I had a similar Gen - maybe the same one now that I think about it - quit on me one day. Had the oil changed along with the oil filter and the air filter replaced and it worked just fine after that. I was always careful to change the oil and filter once a year or 100 hours after that and never had another failure.
xctraveler 06/29/15 03:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: TOAD Question

When we went full time I gave my Prius to my son. He loved the mileage, hated the cost to replace one headlamp. The car was beat to pieces just getting up and down the road to his back country farm. 2 miles of Virginia dirt road from the back road approach. Jeep just eats that road for an appetizer :) We love our 2011 Rubicon, no steering wheel lock. It is comfortable for interstate when necessary (changed to a less aggressive tire) and seems to love rock crawling in its factory standard configuration
xctraveler 06/29/15 02:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: moisture in basement

Actually the compartment should have a drain with a duckbill on it. Check that the drain is not plugged and the duckbill is in place to prevent water and small critters from entering from below. My drains used to get plugged up and had to clear them once a year. I sure would want to find the source, is the refrigerator above the compartment? Just guessing.
xctraveler 06/29/15 02:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trac Vision not finding satalite

Umm, the antenna not finding the satellite is not related to the box needing to be authorized. Can't even authorize if the antenna is not locked in. Sounds like something technical with the antenna. Effy sounds like he has the right idea to try, if calling tech support for the particular antenna is not what you want to do - it is what I would be doing right now!
xctraveler 06/29/15 01:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rust ... I hate rust

I guess you haven't thought of contacting Fleetwood with your issue and getting them to make it good. Clearly their paint process failed and you should not have to bear the cost of their lack of QC. At the very least they should provide you with the cost of materials if you don't want them to do the work (I can understand your not wanting to trust them or make the drive to their factory).
xctraveler 06/03/15 07:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: blowinf fuse on tow vehicle

OH, the pigtail wire, doh, I just tightened the connector on mine as a preventative. If I don't get after it from time to time it tends to loosen and cause problems. Usually it has manifested in lights not working on the tow'd. Once it took out the light circuit on the coach, not good. Not sure why I did't think of that as the problem.
xctraveler 06/01/15 07:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Protecting your campsite privacy

How about: "Recently returned from West Africa, come on in for a drink!"
xctraveler 05/31/15 08:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: blowinf fuse on tow vehicle

I tow a 2011 Jeep Wrangler (Rubicon) behind my coach with UTB which I believe you mentioned in another thread. I would be happy to go out and look at mine for anything specific you might want to know. We are in camp right now so it is sitting 20 feet from where I am sitting. I will be tied up during the day tomorrow. If you want something PM me I'll do what I can.
xctraveler 05/31/15 07:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How Tall is your Rig?

12'4" measured at Escapee Rainbow's End to top of AC. Have cleared 10'6" tunnel. Clearly mislabeled. Ranger assured us it was 13' at the center of the arch.
xctraveler 05/31/15 05:42pm Class A Motorhomes
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