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RE: Boondocking near Major City Experiences

You don't say what your vehicle is. That's the key, right there. A truck/camper or small C can sit most anywhere. They just kinda blend in. If you have a big-un? As in a 5th, or major A or C? You can't make that disappear, no how. Some of it is your mind-set. If you can find a nice residential area and don't insist on bbq'ing out on the sidewalk, you should be good. I have done it for years...although not in SF...and I usually make it a practice to find a reason to talk to someone in the area. I often have a sick cat..or dog...and am worried about them. Show them your cat on it's leash or in the in the window. Are you getting the drift here? City parks, churches or close to elementary schools are fertile boondockin grounds. People love pets and kids....let them love yours. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 05/23/16 07:52am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: How the Alberta fire grew

That's a big fire. How did it get started? They haven't come right out and said. http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/debunking-the-fort-mcmurray-rumours-no-isil-didnt-start-the-fire Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 05/19/16 10:13am RVing in Canada and Alaska
How the Alberta fire grew

A graphic mapping of the Fort McMurray fire. http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/watch-the-fort-mcmurray-fire-spread-over-18-days-in-may-beastly-blaze-just-wont-die-growing-to-423000-hectares Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 05/19/16 12:00am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Medical insurance through Canada

Now I understand why folks from the lower 48 drive like demons, not stopping to sniff the dandelions in BC and or Alberta. No health insurance. Drive really fast..make sure no time to have things go bad. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 05/17/16 09:39am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Question on frozen meat into Canada

If the law says..`must be labelled` and you want to take the chance? Go for it. But..why would anyone do that? If you leave your meat at home, you will for sure have it when you return. At the very least..if it is seized? Don't be cranky..its not like you didn't know. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 05/12/16 11:10am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Storing Your Grill?

Too many people over-think and over everything on the Alaska trip planning. I know..its easy to say relax and stop worrying about stuff..but that is really true. As far as a grill...give it a wash or wipe, as per usual, store it where you feel best and carry on. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 05/10/16 03:08pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: New kind of RV....

I'm quite certain that where we are going is of no interest to most, but should you wish to see some of it.... http://mrgwh.blogspot.ca/2015/10/new-housenew-place.html Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 05/01/16 10:39am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: New kind of RV....

Best of luck! Our house hunting is getting nowhere-can you send some good house vibes are way??? :B So happens, Sharon is a realtor, so...if you are moving to the Okanagan Valley? oh yeah..I can help with the vibes. Gary
garyhaupt 05/01/16 10:36am RVing in Canada and Alaska
New kind of RV....

The U Haul variety. We are loading today and tomorrow..and Monday head to the new hacienda in Penticton. http://i60.tinypic.com/nwzfb4.jpg]http://i60.tinypic.com/nwzfb4.jpg Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/30/16 09:15am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Wisconsin to Alaska

I want to comment on the planning part. Take loads of mosquito stuff. But..in reality..you don't need to pack the kitchen sink. There is no shortage of food and liquor to buy, clothes, etc. Do have an Emergency Road Service plan, a cel phone plan that works for you in Alaska..don't worry about Canada, you are just passing thru. Have passports for all aboard and rabies certs for any pets. No weapons aboard. If you do carry, have it shipped to Alaska. If anyone aboard has a criminal record in the US they will not be allowed into Canada (the answer to that is to fly them to Anchorage and pick them up)..and yes, that is even that teeeny tiny roach charge back in 1970. And ensure your health insurance is good for Canada. You don't need to pack all the tools but you do want to have a spare aboard if you can. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/28/16 12:13pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Whistler BC

If it's full, drive on..the Cayuse River has a bunch of Forestry Campsites all along. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/28/16 11:40am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Wisconsin to Alaska

Are there many places to pull over and sleep or bml land along the way I can't speak for the US section. Once into Alberta you will have opportunities in any city to utilize a box store parking lot. Here is an Alberta list of Rest Areas. The locations are on left side of page. http://www.allstays.com/c/rest-stop-alberta-locationshttp://www.th.gov.bc.ca/restareas/?zoom=5&loc=-126.600000%2C54.589121.htm Here is the BC Rest Area list. http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/restareas/?zoom=5&loc=-126.600000%2C54.589121 BC has lots of pull offs. You will see some that are marked No Camping or No Overnighting. You can ignore the signs. No one has ever been asked to not catch sleep. This will be a haul A$$ trip for you. I hope you have two drivers. And yes, the roads up north are 'good'..but that doesn't mean fast. You can easily find yourself in gravel zones which will slow you right down. There are huge issues to overcome, driving Yukon and Alaska..one of them being frost heaves. The trick there is to go SLOW..that or you'll bust something. Read this years Alaska thread on here...learn. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/28/16 11:28am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Wisconsin to Alaska

Well....the best suggestion I could make..is leave the 24th and be prepared for a long-ish drive. This is not an Interstate. It may saaaaaay 60 hours, but once you get going, you'll soon understand that that is way optimistic. Cut across the US to Sweetgrass, Montana on the Interstate (94) and turn right...north....and away you go. You will get there in time, but not by much. Once in Alberta Canada..Highway 2, 16, then BC 97. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/28/16 08:55am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: prince george

TKW..unless things have changed? That's a long hike from the parking area to the site itself and even getting around the site is not an easy navigation for someone that has mobility challenges, as the OP said. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/28/16 08:50am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: prince george

There is a pretty cool railway museum that, by my recollection, is fairly accessible. http://www.pgrfm.bc.ca/ The city itself doesn't really have much to offer. There is a great bookstore right downtown. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/27/16 11:57pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Whistler BC

Thousands use the road every year..RVs and transports and all the rest. I think the mistake many make is to not take the warning sign seriously. If you were asking me? I'd say...stop and clear traffic behind, drop your transmission into a low gear, flick on the emergency flashers and drive down. If a person is in a high gear and hasn't slowed down, then things are going to get dicey. Here is a speeded up video from a tour bus. It is horrible to watch but skip to 3:21 to 3:35. That will show you the actual roadway. https://youtu.be/Mqm0tvvrn2Q Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/27/16 04:18pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Large rodent attack leaves me stranded.

garyhaupt 04/26/16 01:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Whistler BC

Sorry coming from the East, going west on Highway from Kamploops and through Cache creek. Cool..then you are coming in on #99. Ya gotta go a bit north at Cache Creek to get to the turn off. If you are towing or are heavy, be aware of the hill down at 50.308832, -122.576262. http://i49.tinypic.com/vs2n1i.jpg]http://i49.tinypic.com/vs2n1i.jpg Great boondocking sites all the way along too. https://www.google.ca/search?q=duffey+lake+hill&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjfw7i0_KzMAhVJ8GMKHcOvBPYQ_AUICCgC&biw=1600&bih=765 Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/26/16 12:50pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Whistler BC

I think you are in trouble before you even get there...you typed coming east? uhmmm...its west of Kamloops. However..assuming you are in fact heading west...which route you taking to get to Whistler? There are two...one is the highway, the other is a hugely scenic route that will just freakin amaze you. https://www.google.ca/maps/dir/British+Columbia+99,+Cache+Creek,+BC+V0K+1H0/Whistler+Mountain,+Whistler,+BC/@50.4698414,-122.7890459,9z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x5480136c7100bfa5:0x9b29bf5f549304d6!2m2!1d-121.4197814!2d50.8845427!1m5!1m1!1s0x5487225af28c5409:0x276c0edfa7be2148!2m2!1d-122.9569444!2d50.0591666 Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/26/16 11:47am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Did you dump your refrigerator and pantry before crossing?

The easiest way to do the crossing...is to take nothing across. The more you have, the higher the likelihood of getting the "Border Officer Stink Eye". You are crossing for a week..maybe two? Buy as needed...a couple days worth of veggies, meat, etc each time. It just makes for a tension free crossing. On the other hand..if you try and figure out what you can take, cant take, maybe take...look how much stress. And for what? However..should you have a full larder and they keep some of it...you will get the lecture and the huffy sounds..but then you are on your way. Sorta like the scolding from mom..you know its awful but when its over..its over. No one is getting spanked or arrested over some fruit or cat food. They will make you feel like a crook, maybe search your vehicles, seize whatever and wave you on your way. Mind you..if you have weapons at home? and they find a shell, or holster, or gun case...then...you may be a while. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/25/16 12:42pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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