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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
Canada Highway 1 in B.C.

Question about the tunnels on Canada hwy 1 north of Hope, British Columbia. The map shows a series of tunnels. Are these tunnels multiple lanes in each direction? Are the lanes wide enough for 102-inch wide RVs plus additional inches for the mirrors? Are their tolls to travel through them? Thanks in advance for responding
exportman 01/22/17 05:18pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll call Alaska 2017

This is a great thread. We visited Alaska by cruise ship in 2002 and loved it so much that we decided to travel there by RV. So, our first exploring trip by RV was in 2004 when we traveled North up the west coast of the U.S. to B.C. British Columbia is awesome. We have RV'd in 9 of the 10 Canadian provinces and B.C. is our favorite. If you can, explore it from Vancouver Island to the beautiful Okanagan Valley, across to Prince Rupert and then up the famous Cassiar highway to pick up the Alaskan highway in Yukon at Watson Lake. Doing the Cassiar was fun, scenic and memorable with a side trip to Stewart-Hyder. From there we headed west to AK visiting Whitehorse, Haines, Valdez, Anchorage, Seward, Homer, Denali, Fairbanks, Chicken, Dawson City, Whitehorse (again), Dawson Creek, Prince George, on to magnificent western Alberta to Jasper, the Icefields Parkway (arguably the most beautiful high road in all of North America) to Lake Louise and then worked our way back to the U.S. and to central Calif. For 2017, we have our newest Milepost, Mike and Terri Church's book mentioned earlier in this thread and our memories to guide us in our planning for 2017. We do plan to do a Spring to early summer trip. This way we are ahead of the summer crowds and the beautiful snow clad mountains have just begun the melt. I am available to answer questions publicly in this thread or by private mail for anyone with any questions. This forum has helped me for over a decade and I love giving back.
exportman 12/07/16 06:18pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Oil change facility in Anchorage

Great info. Thanks so much for the feedback as to where to get an oil change for RV mysize. Good tip on the oil filter. Just did some preventive maintenance this week by installing a new fuel filter and buying a spare belt. We RV'd in AK in 2004 without a toad. Big mistake. Can't wait to go back in 2017 with the toad.
exportman 12/07/16 03:08pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Oil change facility in Anchorage

I am planning to head north to Alaska in late Spring/early Summer of 2017. It will be a little over 3,000 miles from my house so I am looking for a recommendation for a place in or near Anchorage where I can get an oil change filter and lube for a gas engine Motor home. Sometimes it is hard to find a place with bays wider than 9 feet and higher than 12.5 feet. Any recommendations? Thanks.
exportman 12/03/16 05:30pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Oregon routing

Ok. Got it. Thanks for the tip
exportman 09/25/16 02:29pm Roads and Routes
RE: Oregon routing

Paulija are you saying that at Roseburg when 138 meets I5 I should go North on I-5 and head West to Readsport considerably North of Coos Bay to get to Bandon?
exportman 09/24/16 09:40pm Roads and Routes
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