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RE: Propane Tank Recertification $$$

All those folks who recommend the tank swap companies, please note that the OP has 30 pound tanks. The tank swap companies, at least around here, only carry the 20 pound tanks. Oops, my first reply was for costs of 20# tanks since those were the costs that the OP was quoting. ... Eric
PackerBacker 11/22/14 10:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Propane Tank Recertification $$$

What is the rule on this??? There is a date stamped on the tank (usually on the rim handle) that show when the tanks have 'expired' and cannot legally be refilled unless they have been recertified by an approved recertification entity. Typically this date is between 10-12 years from new manufacture. ... Eric
PackerBacker 11/22/14 08:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Propane Tank Recertification $$$

Simple decision for me, I just buy new ones every 10 years or so; no running around, no thinking about it. Using the $30/12 year info, that's $2.50/ year or less than $0.05/week per tank. :B
PackerBacker 11/22/14 06:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Language barriers?

Several posts have had to be deleted and this will no doubt continue off topic so it is being closed. ... Eric (Moderator)
PackerBacker 11/20/14 05:22am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: GPS Suggestinos

Another Garmin fan here! :C
PackerBacker 11/19/14 06:18am Travel Trailers
RE: RV Themed Christmas Cards

I've ordered stuff from Zazzle; http://www.zazzle.com/camping+christmas+cards
PackerBacker 11/16/14 05:59am RV Lifestyle
RE: Best Phone/data plan for snowbirds

what about -magic jack plus Does not really work all that well using wifi; breaks up a lot and goes down.
PackerBacker 11/15/14 05:57pm Snowbirds
RE: Raising tires for winter storage.

Frost heaves are another good reason not to leave stabilisers down if the trailer is not on a paved or concrete surface.
PackerBacker 11/15/14 07:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Best Phone/data plan for snowbirds

I use an AT&T Go phone for $60/month for unlimited calling, texting and 2.5G of data. Also I use an add-on of $5 for 250 minutes international into Canada. The data is really handy where there is no wifi, I use the Hot-Spot to provide wifi to my iPad.
PackerBacker 11/15/14 07:54am Snowbirds
RE: Raising tires for winter storage.

The two things I do are boards under the tires and inflate the tires about 10 lbs over max to help reduce shape memory in extreme cold.
PackerBacker 11/14/14 05:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Battery and slide out

Yes slides can require a lot of power. Even when plugged into ac power some converter systems might not be able to provide sufficient power if the battery is in poor condition. Charge the battery or try plugging into your yow vehicle with the engine running and see if that will move the slide.
PackerBacker 11/13/14 05:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Unfriendly customs officers :(

Although we ourselves often cross a couple weekly throughout the summer season, for many of our fellow rv'ers crossing either way is a rarity usually associated with few and far between vacations. Their perspective is adventure or returning home. For the border guards it is neither; these crossings are just another of the hundreds that they must verify each day as a part of trying to keep us all safe. As individual travellers we cannot expect the 'personal' treatment but we often indeed receive such. :C
PackerBacker 11/11/14 08:47am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Canadian Border and Propane Tanks ON?

Got me! :B
PackerBacker 11/10/14 02:59pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Canadian Border and Propane Tanks ON?

I still think that having all rigs from US into Canada turning off their propane is a good idea anyway. Gary Haupt Gary you've pinged my curiosity; why? ... Eric
PackerBacker 11/10/14 11:12am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Looking for larger trailer

Enterra by Cruiser RV
PackerBacker 11/10/14 07:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Weapon storage before entering Canada

Actually, we are not required to license guns or ourselves. Either way, we are not planning to drive through there for at least a year, so I am just doing research right now. We have crossed the US-Canadian border several times with our MH. I can only remember once when a customs officer did not enter our MH. We have however never had our MH actually searched more than checking the fridge. (knock knock on wood) No need to knock on wood if you have nothing to hide. Throughout the summer season we cross 2-3 times a week. We use Nexus cards but even with those we sometimes get 'audited' with a complete search; sometimes with the rv and sometimes without. They check a random number of vehicles. The border agents on both sides will go through everything then just send us on our way.
PackerBacker 11/08/14 07:21am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Fresh Water Tank Left Open or Closed?

Always closed.
PackerBacker 11/07/14 07:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Maritimers driving to Florida

Leaving from Montreal, we've done both hotels & campgrounds. It much depends on the weather and where we are when we want to stop.
PackerBacker 11/07/14 05:33am Snowbirds
RE: Toaster/convection oven

Toaster oven is all we use for 'oven' stuff, we found the gas oven to be a pain in the butt.
PackerBacker 11/07/14 05:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Do you find awning useful?

To me, an rv is not an rv without an awning! :C We use our's all the time; keeps the sun off the side of the camper and provides a place to sit outdoors on those rainy days.
PackerBacker 11/05/14 05:31am Beginning RVing
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