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British Columbia highway info requested

Just wondering if anyone has any info about the road condition and driveability for a motor home and toad on the following roads: Highway 99 from Clinton to Lillooet Highway 12 from Lillooet to Lytton Thanks.
exportman 06/22/17 10:20am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Highway 24 in B.C.

Wow! Great response so quickly. Thanks so much
exportman 06/19/17 08:52pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Highway 24 in B.C.

Traveling from Little Fort to 100 Mile House on highway 24 in British Columbia north of Cache Creek and Kamloops just wondering if it a good road for motor home with toad to travel. What is the road surface like? Is it a mountain road? Thanks for any input
exportman 06/19/17 07:50pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Road Conditions Alaska and Yukon

Now on the Cassiar hwy heading south. Cell and internet service is poor. Update on the road from Whitehorse to Watson lake with few exceptions was OK. The road to Atlin beginning at Jakes Corner between Whithorsevand Tesin is now fully paved and a nice drive. The Cassiar is a delight to drive now that it has been paved. Those of us that drove it in the past and ate dust and had rocks kicked up at us by speeders is a thing of the past.
exportman 06/15/17 07:32am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Road Conditions Alaska and Yukon

Further to this road condition report does anybody have any info on the Cassiar highway between Kitawanga BC and Watson Lake, YK? I understand that it is now fully paved. Are there any areas with dirt, gravel, mud? Thirteen years ago I had two windows cracked badly by fast driving pickups spraying rocks into my motor home. Hope things have changed as we want to drive it south this time. Thanks.
exportman 06/11/17 10:01pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Road Conditions Alaska and Yukon

I'm heading South from having driven up through BC, Yukon and Alaska and now am between Whitehorse and Teslin heading South. Here is an update on some road conditions. First: Alaska. The Richardson from Valdez to Fairbanks is in very good shape. An occasional slowdown might be required if there has been a road patch but it really is a good road. The highway heading from Fairbanks to Denali and then on to Anchorage (Parks Hwy)is also mostly excellent. The Seward highway and the Sterling are also very good with a few areas of slowdown for patched pavement. The only problem we had was with the Glenallen highway, essentially from north of Anchorage to Tok was a disappointment with lots of broken pavement and periods of construction. I did this trip 13 years ago and the Glenallen was just as bad.Guess AK spends their road money on every other major highway but this one.From Tok to the US/Canadian border the drive had few if any problems. However, once we entered the Yukon, the misery began. The roads have lots of broken pavement, frost heaves and construction. It seems that we would go through 10-12 miles of rough stuff and then it would smooth out and then go back to rough stuff and construction. When a new road surface is laid, it is graded and is a packed dirt before sealing.It is wet down to keep the dust away and clings to your vehicle. Faster moving drivers, especially those in pickups hauling a big 5th wheel spray the wet mud not only on their own vehicle but on others, too. All the way to Destruction Bay, it was on again off again crappy roads. From Destruction Bay to Whitehorse the same on again off again road problem existed. No matter when you wash your vehicle, the next day it is muddy. The drive from Whitehorse to Jakes Corner where the road to Atlin turns off, the road was beautiful. In 2 days we will be heading to Teslin. Rumor is more construction. Bottom line AK is doing a great job but YK just cant keep up with the repairs possibly because of manpower and equipment to move the project along quicker. Our awesome trip isn't over as we have much more to see. Regardless of the road conditions, we will have fun. Please slow down.
exportman 06/11/17 04:55pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 2005 Southwind tire pressure

After looking at tire mfr specs, the door plate, my estimated vehicle weight, the tire dealer and I set the psi for all 6 tires at 95 which is what I have been using on the very same tires for 5 years. However, I am headed out for a lengthy RV trip and will stop at a CAT scale to confirm that these weight estimates are accurate. Thanks to all for the input and feedback.
exportman 04/14/17 09:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2005 Southwind tire pressure

The tires are and have been 19.5s which is what this year and manufacturer require.
exportman 04/11/17 06:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2005 Southwind tire pressure

GVWR 20,700 Front GAWR 7,500 Rear GAWR 13,500 New tires are 16 ply
exportman 04/11/17 04:41pm Class A Motorhomes
2005 Southwind tire pressure

Some confusion about psi for my 2005 Southwind's tire pressure. The plate does NOT seem right suggesting 85 psi. I have been using 95-100 for many years with no problem and no unusual wear ( I buy new tires every 5 years when they age out not because of wear.) Several tire dealers do the wrong thing and look at the sidewall and put psi close to the max. So what I am looking for is folks that have a similar RV of the same manufacturer ( Fleetwood) and similar year and can tell me what they do in practice. Am having 6 new Toyos installed this week to replace my aged out Toyos.. looking for some feedback. Thanks.
exportman 04/11/17 11:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Medical coverage in Canada for U.S. Resident

So much great information. Thanks so much. I am going with RBC which has a reasonable rate, good coverage and can book a policy for several days on the way to Alaska and then a separate policy when re-entering Canada from AK. Thanks to Weasel4 and others for the input.
exportman 04/04/17 10:07pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Medical coverage in Canada for U.S. Resident

I did find something on Google, plugged in some info like ages, how many people, amount of coverage, deductible, etc and the price is fairly hefty. With a high deductible it is approx $500 per month per person for $20,000 max coverage and $2500 deductible. Hoping somebody found a better deal than this $2,000 cost for 2 months for 2 people
exportman 03/31/17 02:31pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Medical coverage in Canada for U.S. Resident

I have tried to search for info on this subject but as we long term members know the search engine here isn't especially effective. So, that's why I am starting a new thread. My wife and I will be vacationing in Canada for about 2 months. Our U.S. Coverage is Medicare with a Blue Shield supplement. Neither gets me coverage in Canada for doctors, hospitalization, etc. I am looking for a med policy probably with a high deductible to make sure that I will be covered in Canada. To all U.S. folks who have purchased short term medical coverage for Canadian travel please let me know the name of the company that wrote the policy. Thanks so much.
exportman 03/31/17 10:59am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Cell phone use in Canada

I have been an AT&T customer for a zillion years so I probably won't change just because I am visiting Canada. Having said that I am so angry and frustrated at ATT's customer service in answering a direct question about making phone calls on my phone in Canada. I called ATT 4 repeat 4 times talking to 4 different reps. Two said that After paying the $40 per month my cost per call would b$1 per minute for INCOMING calls only. Unlimited calls no charge for OUTGOING calls. The other 2 ATT reps said that I pay $1 per minute whether outgoing or incoming. What a bunch of b.s and awful service. Is anybody on the ATT plan that only pays for incoming calls?
exportman 03/30/17 02:00pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Installing a new porch light

Thanks for the advice. Just bought the butyl and the caulking at CMping World.
exportman 03/27/17 01:50pm Tech Issues
Installing a new porch light

I am replacing a porch light above the entry door on my motor home. The replacement product bought at Camping World is exactly like the original installed on my Southwind. The old unit came off easily after removing 4 screws and using a razor knife to cut through the caulking. The caulking around the outside perimeter of the fixture was, of course, hardened after 11 years. My question is a basic caulking question. What type of caulking should be used. There are so many options to choose from in a Lowes or Home Depot. What was interesting about the one I removed is that the bead of caulking inside was still soft and somewhat pliable. So I will scrape it clean and put new stuff on before screwing it in. Are there any special considerations I should know of given that the light is exposed to weather quite a lot?
exportman 03/26/17 12:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Toyo tires

I have run Toyos on my 32 foot Southwind for 5 years. Have travelled about 25,000 miles on them including some rough roads back East after the Winter and before the annual road fixes. Really good ride and ZERO problems. A lot less $$$ than Michelins. Now, my tires are aging out even tho the tread and sidewalls are great. My size is 245/70/19.5 Now I am looking for replacements as I am headed for a 10,000 mile trip beginning in a month in BC, AK, YK and Alaska. Am considering Michelins because most everybody agrees that they can provide 6-7 years of life whereas almost all other brands are 5-6. Now waiting for a quote from my tire dealer on both Toyos and Michelins. I might consider the Michelins for 10% more given the extra year. Make sure that you buy tires that were made no more than a year older than your buy date. Make the dealer search for 5-6 month prior.
exportman 03/25/17 07:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires: 245/70R/19.5

Thanks everyone for responding to my post.
exportman 03/21/17 02:27pm Class A Motorhomes
Tires: 245/70R/19.5

My tires will be 6 years old in 3 months and even though the sidewalls and tread groves look really good, I am going to replace them now. Also, I am headed to Canada and Alaska in 7 weeks so I am going to bite the bullet and get it done and have peace of mind. I currently have Toyos which have been pretty good tires for the 24,000 miles that I have had them. No problems whatsoever. However I would like to consider a few options as long as I willl be shelling out $2-3,000. So if anyone wants to share their experiences on the better quality brands such as Michelin, Goodyear, Bridgestone, etc I would love to hear from you. Also, what ply is recommended? I think my current Toyos are an H ply. Thanks so much
exportman 03/11/17 09:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Canada Highway 1 in B.C.

Thanks everybody for the feedback. Great picture BC Explorer.
exportman 01/23/17 12:38pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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