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RE: Coup de Casinos

And this has what to do with RV.Net? Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/24/14 10:56am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Hood won't open

I have deleted my suggestion. It appears your issue is not related to the outside latch release. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/21/14 10:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Alaska/Yukon Withdrawal

First off...go see the east coast of Canada at least once, at least. If nothing else, you will then be able to say...'did it, now lets go to Alaska again.' And just for kicks...how about flying up to Anchorage for a week or 10 days during winter. Rent a whatever and go hang-out. Down to Homer, even. Go, play Alaskan. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/19/14 10:59am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Boondocking with 40" Motor Home

As far as finding good pots..anywhere, pretty much...get off of the Interstates and travel the secondaries. Most small towns you will drive thru will have a city park that is normally good for an overnight. Reservoirs, and so on make for excellent boondocking spots. And yes, you can manage your costs very effectively this way. Travel slow, spending a day or two in a place...the fuel costs are the same but if it takes you a month to get somewhere, rather than a week.. your overall expenditures are much reduced. Figure that people pay between 30 and 50 a night, for a full service overnight. That is between $1,000 and $1,500 a month. There are lots of ways to manage your winter wandering costs. Been there...do that. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/19/14 10:54am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Cost of staying connected.......

Good luck trying to find a flip phone any more! The just plain phones are almost a thing of the past. We did fine one several years ago, and have kept it as long as possible. We do not text, or use data at all on that phone, as both cost extra. We found that the phone keeps trying to use data, and some of the buttons are set to go to internet mode if you accidently press one. I contacted our carrier, AT&T and had those features completely turned off and blocked for that phone. Now, it talks, and takes an occasional picture, and that is all. The new Samusng Rugby 3 is just what you might be talking about. It's a 'sports' phone. Armoured. I have the earlier model and works just fine. Texting is that multi-tap thing, so that's a royal PIA if you need to do any. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/17/14 02:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

The law in Canada and Alaska is to drive with your headlights on at all times. This law does NOT apply to vehicles with Alaska plates since at least 50% of them don't drive with headlights on. Among RV's and campers with Alaska plates, about 90% of them don't obey the law. Just as an heads uop...the law requires that all new cars sold in Canada have a DRL module..(Daytime Running Lights). thus most/many of the cars you will see have their headlights on. Not the rear ones, tho..and the law does NOT require all vehicles to run with their headlights on. Gary Haupt Apparently, I am incorrect. *gasp* In Yukon, you must drive with your lights on.
garyhaupt 10/16/14 05:47pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

The law in Canada and Alaska is to drive with your headlights on at all times. This law does NOT apply to vehicles with Alaska plates since at least 50% of them don't drive with headlights on. Among RV's and campers with Alaska plates, about 90% of them don't obey the law. Just as an heads uop...the law requires that all new cars sold in Canada have a DRL module..(Daytime Running Lights). thus most/many of the cars you will see have their headlights on. Not the rear ones, tho..and the law does NOT require all vehicles to run with their headlights on. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/15/14 07:55pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Batteries: Two-6V In Series, or Two-12V In Parallel ???

The biggest reason I lean to 12 volts in parallel is that if one battery dies, I still have a battery bank. Now THIS makes sense. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/13/14 08:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: No #2 Rule?

Rules made by the Wife.....and no, eh....you know....play time. You aren't kidding, are you. That is just...sad. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/13/14 03:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Yelp no longer a reliable source of information

I use and post to TripAdvisor often. I have checked and any negative reviews I have posted remain. Mind you, I don't think I have ever done a trashing only, review. I tend to try and strike a balance, recognizing that I am not a pro and that it may have just been a bad day or staffer. My language has been edited a bit, but I know that the is going to happen. Sometimes it goes thru anyway. I will say tho, that TA, Yelp and Zagat do contribute to the decision making stuff. If I see a decal on a store window or have read good things, I am more likely to consider the place. But..do I believe everything I read? oh yeah...for sure. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/13/14 11:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Batteries: Two-6V In Series, or Two-12V In Parallel ???

Ron..I have had both set-ups and have gone from 12 to 6 in one of them, I currently use 3 12's. I can't go all techy on you here. I haven't the foggiest idea of the numbers. What I go by is...does it work? My power consumption is as follows: I have one small inverter, a 600W that I run almost constantly to charge computer,camera, drill, flashlight batteries. I do not use lights sparingly and have no LED's. If needed I run my furnace like a normal life thing. I live in northern BC and that means that the sun is lower than in the southern parts of the US as far as solar collection is concerned. I seldom am in a plug-in situation and have never had a problem. I did work for the NPS in the Mojave during a 10 week winter (cloud, rain, snow) and again, never ran short of juice. I do have 250W of solar, and currently 3 12V Napa Deep Cycle's that I bought 3 years ago in Needles. Meeting your own personal needs will depend on three things. What your own personal power habits are, how much solar you have and yes, the batteries. Get LOTS of solar. That will ensure your batteries get charged no matter what the weather conditions. If I had to choose between 2 6V and 3 12 V's..and that WAS my choice..I'd take the 12's every time. If I had the room, but I don't, I'd opt for 4 6V's. The 6's will be taller and much heavier. I'd suggest looking at NAPA because if you have a problem, they are 'everywhere'. And shop at a NAPA store..not a dealer. The pricing is quite different. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/13/14 11:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Happy Thanksgiving all

Hi Gary, I hope you got to have some turkey. I am visiting an RV friend near the Alberta / SK border. Next week I go to Saskatoon--where I'll get a "late" thanksgiving with my brother. Life is Good! In fact, no turkey for me this year. Sharon is away till end of next week, so sadly, it's steak for me and the hound. *flexing broad shoulders* Have a great weekend, Don. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/12/14 06:19pm General RVing Issues
Happy Thanksgiving all

Yes, I know that it isn't 'everywhere' but it is in Canada, so...have a great weekend and to those that are out camping and having their traditional dinners? eat on..... Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/12/14 03:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wind

To answer your question...yeah, the wind is a constant companion. If you are going to be in an RV park, it won't be so bad, if, however, you are going to be out in the boonies, then you will experience the wind...and the dust it carries with it. It'a the dust that is the issue. It is a fine, talcum like product that gets in everything and everywhere. When I was in the southern US for 6 months of winter, I went thru two 12 volt vacuums. It gets into the computer(s), camera(s), food, all your clothing and bedding. I found that a once a week cleaning kept it all to a dull roar. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/08/14 09:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Weather guessers saying 6 ft of snow this week

Looks like I am going to get home before it flies. I am in Burns Lake, BC, for tonight...last night of a two month wander. Saw some cool countryside...Montana and Wyoming..and so much else. Anyway...get home, maybe go to Stewert or Rupert for Thanksgiving. Start planning the next trip. Let the snow arriveth..... Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/06/14 08:42pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: We're still up north-which border crossing is best?

Be a shame to have come all this way and not spend the day in Vancouver. In fact, why not drive it all in, then head to one of the two crossing just south of Vancouver? Dump your rig at Lougheed Mall, un-the toad and there ya go.... Gary Haupt Not a good idea to park at Lougheed Mall for the day as the mall operators are now very actively enforcing the 2 hour parking time limit. Thanks for that info. Good to know. Then use Costco...2 blocks west. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/05/14 08:02pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: We're still up north-which border crossing is best?

There's not much between Sumas/Abbotsford and Burnaby, anyway. After that, it's whatever you wanna see..there it is. SFU is cool, UBC, Stanley Park, Granville Island, China Town, Lynn Valley and Capilano Suspension Bridges. Be a shame to have come all this way and not spend the day in Vancouver. In fact, why not drive it all in, then head to one of the two crossing just south of Vancouver? Dump your rig at Lougheed Mall, un-the toad and there ya go.... Weather for the next two says is good, too. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/04/14 06:28pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Coachman Leprechaun 319DS

Gary, I did research the the other side as well, and found a lot of people who have been very satisfied and have had no problems. Okie dokie..thanks for the response. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/04/14 04:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Coachman Leprechaun 319DS

You have read the experiences of others, as posted on here. You appear to have decided to roll the dice. because, my friend, that is what you are doing. Not that the analogy doesn't apply to most any purchase, but in this case, you have several people that are, right now, themselves, having huge issues with the Leprechaun they bought and the absolute lack of manufacturers willingness to address serious and ongoing water ingress. I understand people buying them,..people that haven't done any research and bought..but you have done research. You have found them to be lacking and yet, you are going to buy. Please explain that to me. You have involved your spouse in this too, right? They know what others have experienced? Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/04/14 10:00am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Water Leak Monitor

Gollycollie...thank you for that outline of the issues. I had no idea and I am betting many others didn't/don't either, of the vulnerability for an RV consumer and buyer. What a terrible mess to find yourselves in. I am going to make a suggestion and it may have no merit at all, but it appears that you are in it for the long haul with no other options other than damage control. Could you look at having a spray-on bed liner applied? There has been discussion about this in the past and it seems that with the right application it may just be an answer. One of the tricks, if you will, is when having the batch mixed, that they consider the elasticity factor, and not create a stiff application. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/01/14 12:19pm Class C Motorhomes
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