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RE: And they want me to shop locally....

....I am just off the phone to the local RV dealer/robber...$240.00 for new.... Be careful how quickly you blame the local dealer. I was looking for a replacement car alarm system a few months back. Doing a self-install. Amazon wanted $110 for the system. The dealer wanted over $200. I told the dealer I would prefer to work with him, even if he is a few dollars more. His wholesale buy price was $135 - $25 MORE than Amazon's retail. He simply couldn't pay the wholesale, add a reasonable profit, and even come close to being competitive. My point: It may not be the local dealer causing the price difference. -Eric Yup yup..you are making an astute observation. They ALL have their hand in the cookie jar, not just the last one in the line. And I too, would much rather buy locally and support my community and shops but when the counter price is waaaay over what is available in other places, one cannot just turn a blind eye to it. As an aside...the very operators that are wanting me to shop in their store, are seen buying their snacks, bottled drinks, at the sort-of local-cheap food place, not the local food place...for the very same reason I shop outside. It's cheaper and they get to sell it with their mark-up. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/21/14 10:16am General RVing Issues
Are you kidding?

I haven't seen any horror stories from RV.Net members out in the eastern US, mainly Buffalo. C'mon, eh.... Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/20/14 07:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Language barriers?

The French language is an interesting and important part of the culture and history of my country. It's an expensive nuisance in mine - but I seldom hear it in the Yukon or anywhere else, and I won't be going to Quebec. Why would you not want to got o Quebec? I don't understand. You love to travel. You have given many tours. So, to just say no..??? Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/19/14 07:00pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Alaskan memories for Christmas?

Has a couple choices...moosies and dawgs... http://adnstore.com/ Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/19/14 01:04pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Heat in coach when driving?

One thing I've seen with some OEMs is provisions for a rear heater, using the coolant system from the engine. This might be ideal for when on the road. Combine this with a secondary alternator, and one can completely shut off the propane subsystem, but keep the fridge, water heater, and heat going. No kidding? Really? Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/17/14 10:52am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heat in coach when driving?

Anyway...I's recommend a person check this out. Gary Haupt http://www.discountvantruck.com/rvvanrearairconditioners/rvvanheaters.htm http://store.hamiltonmarine.com/browse.cfm/bus-heaters/2,1195.html Heater hose assemblies for rear heat can be bought from RockAuto for about $25 per hose (or about $100 from Ford). The rear blower connector is in the driver side B-pillar, and Ford sells pigtails to connect aftermarket units, and the switch panel can simply be pulled from a wrecked passenger van. Many many thanks for posting this info, Bryan. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/16/14 07:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: On a honeymoon in an RV

Here are the ten things she has learned while RVing: http://alyssapadgett.com/10-things-i-learned-when-rving/ ooohhh..that was good list!! Cool you posted it. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/16/14 11:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Heat in coach when driving?

If you don't like doing that, there's also may options for adding a rear heater core to use the engine heat to heat the house. You can even use all OEM parts to TEE into the coolant system to add rear heat, and use the passenger van heater control panel to control the rear heater. The connections are all present already in your chassis. I have no idea how accurate this comment is, but, as one that has the rear ducting and forced air fan in the rear, it is well worth considering and investigating, if you travel in cold weather. Mine is 24ft and once I have heat thru the system, I use only the rear heat vent. Even at full blast, you cannot hear it. It keeps all of the coach warm as toast, and that includes the bathroom because I prop open that door. Man, I hate having to go in there when it's c-o-l-d outside. All the windows are clear and bed area is ready for a short nap, too. Anyway...I's recommend a person check this out. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/16/14 10:12am Class C Motorhomes
On a honeymoon in an RV

A couple that is having a pretty cool honeymoon..... http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/21/living/hourly-america-rv-honeymoon/index.html?hpt=hp_c2 Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/16/14 10:03am General RVing Issues
RE: And they want me to shop locally....

Adding to this..I found the part alrighty, but will wait till spring to order it. I am about to put the rig away for winter and the cost of getting that shroud sent here, northern BC, is akin to picking up the soap in jail. I'll have it sent to a US address and that'll be that. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/15/14 09:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Heat in coach when driving?

What kind of rv and truck do you have? I have a 99 E 350 coupled with a Triple E Regal and that has a dash operated rear house forced air heater control. Heat vent is located on the bed framing at the rear. I drive in wold weather with that cranked open/on and the house stays warm as anything you could ever ask for. And yes, for sure, that furnace while you are on the road. These things are designed to operate in those conditions. Say the pilot light gets blown out? The gas is shut off, it doesn't just continue to spew out. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/15/14 09:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: And they want me to shop locally....

Are you talking a canvas style cover or the fiberglass shroud? The fiberglass cover/shroud. http://i60.tinypic.com/290u1kp.jpg]http://i60.tinypic.com/290u1kp.jpg Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/14/14 02:37pm General RVing Issues
And they want me to shop locally....

I have need of an older style A/C cover. On-line I find new at $130.00 from Amazon and used for $40 thru an E Bay seller. Here at home..I am just off the phone to the local RV dealer/robber...$240.00 for new. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/14/14 01:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: TCM annual Calendar Contest results for 2015

http://i58.tinypic.com/156r97q.jpg Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/14/14 07:58am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Unfriendly customs officers :(

Having a good sense of humor is not a job requirement of the border officials, on either side. They are all federal government law enforcement officers. Over the 52 years I have been driving back and forth to/from Alaska, to give my stereotype of the treatment received, in that most times I am treated more cordially by the Canadian officers. Many of my Canadian friends say they get treated best by the U.S. officers. One of my Mexican buddies who is a dually, Mexican and Canadian, when he and his wife enter the U.S., they use their Canadian passports, when entering Canada, they use their Mexican passports. He claims to get much better treatment with that method. I much prefer, to get a senior agent at the border, as they know the rules and are comfortable in their jobs. Sometimes the beginning agents, on both sides, are trying to hard not to mess up in front of one of their supervisors. Over the years I worked in law enforcement in Colorado, at times working with federal LEOs, from other agencies, such as ATF, DEA, FBI, etc, they all had, an on the job demeanor much the same as the border officers. Off the job, most resorted back to being almost normal people. Life is good today, as I just received a shipment of Tim Hortons, original blend coffee, K cups, and now crave a bagel from there. ?? now all I need is some Canadian scenery to admire out my RV window. Amazon now sells Timmy's coffee. From our RV window in Pr Rupert last Sunday morning. You may look thru it to. http://i59.tinypic.com/2qwleuc.jpg Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/11/14 11:52am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Non electric coffee pot

let me see...I have an antique glass perc one, a French Press, a full on Italian espresso with steamer for latte's and a stove-top espresso pot. All in the RV. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/10/14 12:41pm General RVing Issues
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 Oh God no, Eric...if I typed what I was thinking, you'd have to send me to the back of RV. In truth, it was just a Monday morning fishing line...see who bit. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/10/14 11:45am 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
garyhaupt 11/10/14 07:57am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: A drive to Prince Rupert is in order.....

I just needed a reason..any reason will do, so a STORM..well now...Mostly because the forecast showed for sun in Prince Rupert and we have had rain for a lifetime here. Then, we met up with some people that Sharon knows and they asked.."here for the blues concert?" eh? Thus, we got to attend a very funky blues concert/dance at Chances Casino. What a great time. The Blog entry is now up and it has more information/text ...here are some without all the text http://i58.tinypic.com/11vmemt.jpg http://i58.tinypic.com/1ha3hh.jpg http://i60.tinypic.com/2d1jznt.jpg http://i62.tinypic.com/2njxdmc.jpg http://i62.tinypic.com/ehcg88.jpg Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/09/14 09:58pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
A drive to Prince Rupert is in order.....

Apparently Alaska is in line for a major storm this weekend, bringing early winter and maybe some extra high tides. Those that predict these things suggest that northern Canada will get to share in the event. Freezing temps, snow, etc etc....the usual. Sounds like a perfect weekend for a drive to Prince Rupert. We'll boogie out of here tonight, hunker down somewhere out of Terrace for the night and motor along to Rupert Saturday. Maybe dinner at the Crest Saturday night...we'll have to see. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/07/14 11:03am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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