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Moving threads?

I would have thought that weather might be of major interest to people that are moving about right now. Snowbirds and families getting together for Christmas. Makes little sense to me to move a weather thread away from where the people are that read it. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 12/04/16 11:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Recommend nice spot in Sourhern AZ?

Does Black Jack have enough sunlight for solar, since it's in Pines and Junipers B Bill, if you jump into Google Maps, type in the name of the place then shift from map to sat view, you will be able to see all. It's the boondockers pal. https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Black+Jack+Group+Group+Campground/@33.056018,-109.0798933,127m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x8727899d5938ba09:0xfd51003a1eb02c58!2sBlack+Jack+Group+Group+Campground!8m2!3d33.0561556!4d-109.0799389!3m4!1s0x8727899d5938ba09:0xfd51003a1eb02c58!8m2!3d33.0561556!4d-109.0799389 Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 12/02/16 02:00pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: BC trip direction

crosscheck..you haven't included the Kettle Valley Railway path in the Okanagan Valley. It too is a destination for many. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/28/16 12:29pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Where is everybody?

Yup...There are a few posters that once they chime in, I bail from that thread. They can be nasty, although some folks really enjoy reading someone else getting beat on..it just frustrates me no end. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/28/16 12:27pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Newby needs help

Jeannie...Fridge...there is level and there is level. Don't be getting all weirded out about 100% OMG is it level yet? If you can stand in the RV comfortably...you are plenty level enough. Some folks get pretty crazy about things..like never using the toilet, or having a bunch of leveling gizmoos...most 'noraml' users arrive..put some rv levelers out (wooden blocks or the orange plastic Lynx things) pour a glass of wine and look at the glass. Is it looking close to level? then it's good. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/27/16 09:33am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Should I replace the Leaf Springs?

Taking it to a shop that knows what they are doing is really the key..the trick is to know if the person looking really does know. The only way to determine is to take it to several. They will need to do the springs, no question, but the suspension is an interesting mix of engineering know-how and seeing what's maybe bent or busted can take an experienced eye. A shop may suggest re-arcing....but I would think that at that age, the set of leafs should be swapped out for new. And the same number of leafs on each side, too. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/27/16 09:26am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Are you freakin kidding me?

Not totally out of line for a heavy tow. If you blow the engine in your bus/semi on the George Washington Bridge it will cost you a $5000 tow just to get off the bridge. Really? Holy smoke.... And in addressing the issue of 'have the money to pay the honey'...I have seen so many large A's here in my travels that I suspect are in the last stages of life..kinda like the owners...they won't have 5 grand to toss at a tow. Man....talk about a worry. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/26/16 09:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Are you freakin kidding me?

Loved your "Are you freaking kidding me" comment from the GOLD RUSH series on TV. One of Todd Hoffman's favorite lines in the series. Roy Ken It's very much a well used Gary term..only I don't say 'freakin'.... Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/26/16 09:35am General RVing Issues
Are you freakin kidding me?

I subscribe to an Australian RV site..Big Rigs and they are talking about the cost to have a large bus with a blown engine to Perth..."Thought I had got away with it, when the oil pipe cracked, and I lost my oil. Sounded fine after the repairs. But as engine gremlins are prone to do, the little ****** waited until the ole Nullabor before springing into action. Yesterday was a great day, rolling like a champion. Today within 20 klicks There came can awful noise, something is brokey for sure. Could be a piston skirt, small end, or something else. Sigh! The tow to Perth, special rate is 6k. We are 100 klicks east of Belladonia. Then into a workshop. I have been told TW Mechanical at Naval Base near Rockingham is fair. Anyone else have any recommendations please." 6 THOUSAND dollars? and one the commenters is talking about a $12,000 tow bill. I did the exchange rate and the Aussie dollar is only one cent under a CDN buck. Who has that kind of money? Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/25/16 10:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Valterra Bladex 3" waste valve

I had to replace my grey valve a couple weeks ago and none of you should have my set-up but it took me two days. Had to drill out the rivets that hold the skid plate in place, then the screws that hold the tank box cover in place...that was day one. Day two was the actual valve then the box cover..then had to work out how to get the skid plate back up-up-up..the plate is maybe 4x5 ft...can you say awkward.... That what caused the leak? Fine coffee grounds. I use a very fine grind..Turkish coffee setting on most commercial machines. I have a flush set up for the black but grey, not..so, whatever is in the tank..is all there is. No real strong flushing action. And the coffee grounds went into the space between seals and blade and filled about half of it up. I am now ensuring I have dumped a bunch of water into the sink before dumping but more than that..I now am dumping into the black tank. Or outside if I can. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/25/16 10:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Valterra Bladex 3" waste valve

"Caryite...So here's my question: All of the Valterra and YouTube videos online show the seals as being mounted on the outside pipes on each side and THEN sliding the valve into place, not having the seals inside of the valve itself. That seems to ensure the valve is fully around the new pipes on each side and there's nothing that isn't fully around them and being crimped or not fully circular. The problem is this is nearly impossible in having the seals move once I put the valve in. I'm at the point I'm considering putting some minor non-permanent glue on the seals to the outside pipes (Elmers to keep it in place?) that will allow them to stay in place." You will be mounting the seals onto the valve assemble then sliding that into place and fitting the bolts/nuts. I would NOT suggest adding any glue. If you are worried about slippage, perhaps a dab of Vaseline. But that seal just sits right in the valve assembly. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/25/16 09:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Cassiar Highway 2016

We've rumbled around Canada, Lake Louise, Jasper, Radium, Kelowna, etc. but haven't driven to Alaska. When we're only 95 miles from the border, and having read where lots of folks travel from Florida or the east coast, I think it's time for me to man up and head out. Can't wait! It's okay to wait till May tho....wuss. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/24/16 09:11am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Salesperson Switcharoo!

This is likely apples vs oranges, but when I bought my 4x4 C..over the phone and sight unseen..except I had two people that were in the area do a test drive and called me from the road...I waited 6 months to get actual eyes n hands on. I had a written contract and there was also a verbal thing, that they hadn't looked after. They did that when I pointed it out and I was out the door. I am not saying this was the smartest thing I ever did..but it sure worked out for me and part or even all of it was attitude. They had what I wanted and I liked the sales person via the phone. Good vibes. If a person is talking money, to another..RV, house..anything..and they are already in a place of 'no trust', 'no like'...they are going to get exactly what they put out. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/21/16 11:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Stumped trying to winterize

I think you haven't opened the valve by the water pump to allow the anti-freeze to run thru. You line from the fresh to the pump has a T, right..where you have the anti-freeze pick-up? There ought to be a small plastic valve that allows either fresh or from the anti-freeze pick-up line. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/19/16 11:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Camp host right or wrong?

Having been a Host..it would have been proper for the Host in place to have wandered over to the new occupants and had a chat. Sometimes bits of paper on a post will `disappear`and then mere mention of the fact that another had already registered is enough to produce a very amicable response. Most folks are only to willing to shift if a conversation is had. Of course, if they get all riled up..the Host walks away and calls in the cavalry. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/15/16 09:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Fat Lady is still singin....

And home Monday afternoon in sunshine. One thing about crossing the border going south at Osoyoos/Oroville...every time but once in the last 8 I got the walk-thru by Agriculture. I now know what I have in the C front cap storage space. One more thing....Republic has really good brew pub. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/14/16 04:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fat Lady is still singin....

And there is an ice rink in Osoyoos where you can curl. At least there was 30+ years ago! I shave my head...no curling done here. Gary
garyhaupt 11/13/16 01:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fat Lady is still singin....

One thing about it,the Okanagan offers a few more options than Kitimat.:B You are soooo right. Gary
garyhaupt 11/13/16 01:25pm General RVing Issues
Fat Lady is still singin....

One more 'this is the last time this year' run. Decided yesterdy fternoon to get gone. Down from Penticton to Tonasket, Wa and a left turn to Republic. Overnight right in town..now about to mke break....oh..no I am not. Sharon just decided she needed more zzz's. Huh..okay then. Once we do finlly get motivating we will sorta head north towards Granb Forks..likely get there tomorrow. There's a bunch of 2nd hand shops to see yet today. One thing for certain...living in the Okanagan is so much nicer then up north, for the getting away thing. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/13/16 09:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Road Rage...Help

One bit of advice that I heard early and often from my father, who was a driver all his life. The rule was that if I saw brake lights anywhere in front of me, my foot comes off the gas immediately, and doesn't go back until I see what caused the brake light to come on. That has kept me out of trouble many times. That...right there is a major cause of avoiding accidents. Good for you. Pro drivers call it 'seeing the big picture'. Your eyes are always scanning..ahead in three spots..right in front, mid way and all the way out. Plus you are scanning the mirrors...all the time. As a professional driver, my employer initiated a program to reduce accidents and put the responsibility on the hired gun. It was 'Preventable or Non Preventable'. Not right or wrong. And almost every accident is preventable if you see if it from that perspective. Someone racing up to the stop sign on your right corner..and you have the right of way...you can prevent that collision. This applies to most or all driving situations. Don't look to be in the right..although you sure want to be if there is contact, but if you are driving to prevent? You are in control and you will get there no later than if you just drove as per usual. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/12/16 10:16am General RVing Issues
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