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RE: Old tv to new tv with old flat wire

No, you can not Fook up 200 ohm flat antenna wire to a 72 ohm coax! You need a transformer, Radio Shack use to carry them. That has to be the funniest typo I have seen in a long time. Made my evening! :B
Canadian Rainbirds 01/15/17 06:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Is a visit to Quartzsite worth our time

Once was enough for us. Never again X2
Canadian Rainbirds 01/15/17 09:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Short Class A search

If you are looking for older, Itasca Horizons DPs were available in 32 and 34 foot models. We bought our 2002 32' in 2008 and now has over 100,000 miles on it. Don't know when they stopped making the 32.. What model is yours I have not seen many DPs that size for sale. Is the Journey the comparable model in Winabago? 2002 Itasca Horizon 32TD. Very similar to the Journey. 32' are quite scarce. I just looked at this site and there was one 34' listed.
Canadian Rainbirds 01/14/17 09:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Short Class A search

If you are looking for older, Itasca Horizons DPs were available in 32 and 34 foot models. We bought our 2002 32' in 2008 and now has over 100,000 miles on it. Don't know when they stopped making the 32.
Canadian Rainbirds 01/14/17 08:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Cuota around Felipe Carrillo Puerto

Auto-correct, should be new cuota around Felipe Carrillo. Canadians refuse to be considered Gringos. We are from New Mexico which is a fairly agreeable state of three cultures: Hispanic, Indian, and Anglo (aka Gringo). Hispanic covers the pre-colonial and colonial Spanish as well as modern Mexican. Anglo is anyone not of the other two: European, African, Oceanic, and Asiatic descent Not all of us. Please don't generalise all Canadians and we'll try to not generalise all of you! In fact we are ALL Americans in this hemisphere. :B P.S. If you go to your original post and click on EDIT you can correct the error in the title.
Canadian Rainbirds 01/13/17 05:31pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: New Cuota around Felipe Carrillo Puerto

Auto-correct, should be new cuota around Felipe Carrillo. Canadians refuse to be considered Gringos. We are from New Mexico which is a fairly agreeable state of three cultures: Hispanic, Indian, and Anglo (aka Gringo). Hispanic covers the pre-colonial and colonial Spanish as well as modern Mexican. Anglo is anyone not of the other two: European, African, Oceanic, and Asiatic descent Not all of us. Please don't generalise all Canadians and we'll try to not generalise all of you! In fact we are ALL Americans in this hemisphere. :B
Canadian Rainbirds 01/13/17 05:29pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Guadalajara - San Jose del Taco

Here is a link to San Jose del Tajo RV Park with email and phone number.
Canadian Rainbirds 01/12/17 10:58am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Warning at Laredo

One of our customers used their Visa card at the Columbia crossing. It was the only place they used it. $1200 in illegal charges were then run up against it in Mexico. There is a dishonest employee working there in Banjercito. I hope you reported this to Banjercito. They should be able tell which employee handled the transaction.
Canadian Rainbirds 01/10/17 06:55pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Solar System Feedback - Go Power Extreme

You should assess your electrical needs first. That comes with a 3kw inverter. You really need that big an inverter? Do you have enough batteries to dry camp? How much dry camping do you do? Etc. X2 And as was also said a KIT is usually more expensive than discrete components esp. since you will get what you want/need. Fewer panels, larger battery capacity or larger panels and less battery, large or small inverter etc etc etc. Note though, if you are like many of us you will eventually wish you had more! Go for larger wire so if (when) you want to add a panel or two the leads will already be in place.
Canadian Rainbirds 01/09/17 01:05pm General RVing Issues
How many Ham checkins next 24 hours

Thought this might be fun: How many hams will check in with callsign and QTH in the next 24 hours? Or keep going if you and the moderator wish! VA7RV/XE3 Zihuatanejo Mexico
Canadian Rainbirds 01/09/17 12:55pm Technology Corner
RE: CB radio vs. cell phone vs. HAM Radio

For all the HAMs out there remember 146.52. I use this all the time and have had some very good contacts. A northern CA net uses this frequency for their "check ins". And of course APRS and Packet. In the US and Canada I have had great coverage. Out in back and beyond there is occasional digital repeater access via the ISS. Unfortunately we are too far south now for the ISS to copy me and an Igate at the same time! It's annoying to see it pass over head and not be able to repeat through it! Should work OK once we get up to Puerto Vallarta late next month. va7rv-12 we also use SPOT to report our position to family and friends.
Canadian Rainbirds 01/09/17 12:47pm Technology Corner
RE: First road trip with new/old mh

For your magmount ground plane a cheap galvanized electrical octal box cover painted and glued down will work fine.
Canadian Rainbirds 01/09/17 12:11pm Technology Corner
RE: Question about crossing with expired 10yr permit

We haven't driven across the border in the RV for a few years, and our 10 yr permit expired in November. But we're planning to cross the border this Friday (Jan 6) at Nogales. I'm hoping we can do whatever we have to do to process the expired permit at the same time we apply for the new one, but I expect it might not be that easy. So I'm hoping someone can shed some light on what we might expect. Also, I have a different passport (and number) than the one we used to for the original (now expired) permit. I don't have the old passport, but I have a copy of my application for the new passport that matches me to the old number as well. Hoping that will be enough proof. I did search and found a record of our old permit on that SHCP site someone posted a few months ago. So we're in the database. Anyone have experience with this scenario? - - You are stressing over nothing. Here is what you do; drive past the INM/Banjercito at the old 20km checkpoint. Make a u-turn and drive up to the vehicle cancellation kiosks, on the right side of the road, opposite the checkpoint. Cancel the old TIP there, they don't care that it is expired. Make sure you have the original paperwork. Keep the receipt. Now drive north and again make a u-turn. Pull into the large lot, get your FMM, make copies outside the office, then walk to the Banjercito window and apply for the new TIP. That is all you have to do. VERY BAD ADVICE There is a VERY LARGE PENALTY for driving a vehicle with an expired TIP in Mexico. Including CONFISCATION of the vehicle. Just get a new one as has been mentioned several times above BY PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONE THAT. DO NOT mention that the old one expired without being cancelled. You will be safe with the new passport number. The way I read this, the OP is coming from the States with an RV that has an expired TIP. There is no penalty for driving a foreign plated vehicle or cancelling an expired TIP, in the border zone or the Sonora Hassle Free Zone. The expired TIP needs to be cancelled and a new one issued. This can be done just like I posted above. So rainbird, am I misunderstanding the OP? What am I missing? BTW, I have cancelled over 20 TIP's, most of the cars illegal with expired TIP's, in just the last 2 1/2 years, not one of those cars or permits were in my name. I know the system well. My understanding was that an expired TIP can only be cancelled through Mexico City and that driving with one in Mexico is a big fine. I was told this by one of the Aduana officers at Caborca when inquiring for a friend who was in this same position. His rig had been Canada for several years and would be expired before he returned.
Canadian Rainbirds 01/06/17 05:00pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Question about crossing with expired 10yr permit

We haven't driven across the border in the RV for a few years, and our 10 yr permit expired in November. But we're planning to cross the border this Friday (Jan 6) at Nogales. I'm hoping we can do whatever we have to do to process the expired permit at the same time we apply for the new one, but I expect it might not be that easy. So I'm hoping someone can shed some light on what we might expect. Also, I have a different passport (and number) than the one we used to for the original (now expired) permit. I don't have the old passport, but I have a copy of my application for the new passport that matches me to the old number as well. Hoping that will be enough proof. I did search and found a record of our old permit on that SHCP site someone posted a few months ago. So we're in the database. Anyone have experience with this scenario? - - You are stressing over nothing. Here is what you do; drive past the INM/Banjercito at the old 20km checkpoint. Make a u-turn and drive up to the vehicle cancellation kiosks, on the right side of the road, opposite the checkpoint. Cancel the old TIP there, they don't care that it is expired. Make sure you have the original paperwork. Keep the receipt. Now drive north and again make a u-turn. Pull into the large lot, get your FMM, make copies outside the office, then walk to the Banjercito window and apply for the new TIP. That is all you have to do. VERY BAD ADVICE There is a VERY LARGE PENALTY for driving a vehicle with an expired TIP in Mexico. Including CONFISCATION of the vehicle. Just get a new one as has been mentioned several times above BY PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONE THAT. DO NOT mention that the old one expired without being cancelled. You will be safe with the new passport number.
Canadian Rainbirds 01/05/17 06:28pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Question about crossing with expired 10yr permit

We had our Jeep stolen in Mexico in 2014 and not recovered. We spent a week running around trying to get permit cancelled and finally gave up. In 2015 we came in with a new jeep, different passport number. No problem. As suggested above I would apply on line and once the new decal arrives remove the old one. And shut up about the old one at the border!
Canadian Rainbirds 01/04/17 08:12am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Brand new RVers headed to Mexico, requesting advice

Good to hear from you. We have enough diesel to get us to Puerto Vallarta, but not to get us to the border! Hope things improve on the next couple of months! Perhaps see you next year
Canadian Rainbirds 01/01/17 08:41pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Brand new RVers headed to Mexico, requesting advice

Or they stayed at SMA and didn't bother to let anyone know.
Canadian Rainbirds 01/01/17 05:17pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Class A body roll

If you plan or would like to visit the West Coast see These Guys in Grants Pass Oregon. (Don't go in the winter :) )
Canadian Rainbirds 12/30/16 08:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Vanity Plates

Not exactly a Vanity plate, but a Ham Plate. When I decided to put a ham radio in our Class A I thought ham plates would be nice, but I already had VE7FED on my car. In Canada, if you already have a ham radio callsign you can apply for another for a one time fee. I decided to see if a suitable call was available. I found VA7RV to be most suitable. VE7RV was already assigned. (Explanation for the non-hams: VE7 and VA7 designate a Ham Radio station from British Columbia)
Canadian Rainbirds 12/30/16 05:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hole in door

A redneck fix would be to seal the hole with metallic tape, spray paint the tape dark and then screw a vent plate to the door to cover the tape and hole. Will look like a vented storage compartment. or use 1/2 steel plate. It will stand up better when you back into it next time.:B
Canadian Rainbirds 12/30/16 05:25pm General RVing Issues
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