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RE: Carrying an extra propane tank

Maybe I am missing something. Why carry an extra tank? I use my on-board RV tank, with a T and a 25 ft length of hose. That will run my BBQ or outside Coleman stove and when needed I fuel it up. I just don't see the need to carry extra's. And if nothing else, if it's inside it's a PIA to get around. Gary Haupt The ability to operate independent of the RV has its advantages. Yeah..okay, this I see. I have a 25ft hose and that will have the bbq pretty much anywhere in my camping area. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/24/14 01:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Boondocking in Hyder?

I just browsed thorough Google images and found this - http://images.travelpod.com/tw_slides/ta00/a0e/aee/embarquing-on-the-salmon-glacier-road-salmon-glacier-hyder-hyder.jpg Is a 25ft motorhome considered large for this? Pretty neat, eh? This is a fair long ways north and in very rugged country. Although there are lots of people in the area, in fact, it is quite remote. The towns of Hyder and Stewert have a sharing relationship with medical care, even. Hyder has none and Stewert has, so, the folks from Hyder (US) come to Stewert (BC) for care. And if you are familiar at all with politics..;) you will understand just how magical that is. Come winter...6 months out of the year, they must be very self-reliant. Road closures are what happens and the snow fall can be fierce. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/24/14 10:14am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Carrying an extra propane tank

Maybe I am missing something. Why carry an extra tank? I use my on-board RV tank, with a T and a 25 ft length of hose. That will run my BBQ or outside Coleman stove and when needed I fuel it up. I just don't see the need to carry extra's. And if nothing else, if it's inside it's a PIA to get around. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/24/14 09:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Boondocking in Hyder?

Morning joe..when a person drives up there, it's more of a 'distant view'. You don't get to go right up to it or anything..it's like..over there. But, it's a pretty neat view all the same. A person can see lots of claims being worked and so on, but as far as getting into the old mine site, naw, not gonna happen. Maybe with ATV's but even then, there are gates and boulders rolled into place, to make travel less that a walk in the park. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/24/14 09:16am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: lifetime warrenty?

While I agree on every point made, I would still ask for the contract and then read it carefully to see what it does include and of course what is NOT included. You will spend money every year on mtce items, or you should be, anyway. If the amount being spent anyway, was in the same ballpark as what I would spend for the LTW and I got a decent coverage, why would I say nu uh? Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/24/14 09:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Boondocking in Hyder?

Is it wise to try to go up to salmon glacier in a regular auto? Assuming you take it slow. Yep. The holes aren't deep. The biggest problem is likely that of sharp rocks, so if it were me, I'd carry a can of that Tire Inflator Flat Be Gone crud. And yes, take it slow. It not really that far...as in not a 6 hour drive or nuthin. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/23/14 04:20pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Keeping the Bathroom Dry

...I am a big guy and I like to flail about in the shower so water is on the floor, toilet seat.... Ugh! now that created a visual I didn't need. TMI I have photos.... Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/22/14 07:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Keeping the Bathroom Dry

Mine has the velcro tabs too. And I have a scruff towel that I always lay on the floor. I am a big guy and I like to flail about in the shower so water is on the floor, toilet seat... I use the scruff towel to wipe it all down afterwards. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/22/14 11:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Banned items for border crossing into Canada

24 North Street, Houlton, ME 04730 (207) 805-2886 has a space for 36 a month. Or you could call Mac's Trading Post (207) 532-9700, it's a gun shop and see if they provide storage for your stuff. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/21/14 10:37am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Expense , money etc etc

Jim, "Women over 50 don't have babies because they'd put them down and forget where they put them." I spilled coffee with this one....geeezus that's funny... Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/21/14 09:54am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Banned items for border crossing into Canada

What US city is close to where you want to cross, Cass? And certainly, the easiest is if you know someone close to your route, and ask them if you can store your gear. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/21/14 09:46am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Boondocking in Hyder?

I see lots of rentals on dirt roads up here and really anywhere I have been, however I suspect that with the very distinct wording in the contract, if there was a breakdown while off-pavemnt or worse, damage, the renter would be on the hook for all $$'s. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/21/14 09:03am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Banned items for border crossing into Canada

The biggest issue by far for travel into Canada is that of guns. There are some long guns (shotguns) and some hand-guns that can be transported into Canada, whether a person is going TO so some place else is irrelevant. If a person wants to have weapons with them when they arrive in Alaska, then the easiest way is to have them shipped via FedX or DHL to a gun shop for retrieval. The 100% best thing a traveler can do is to check with the official border websites for all the needed info. Food restrictions change frequently, so what is allowed today, may not be allowed next week, never mind next year. Pets are easy...get and carry currant rabies certs. Pet food is more of an issue going into the US..the food needs to be made in the US and still in it's original bag. I actually make my own dog food, frozen and in muffin pucks and have had to problems to date, and yes, I declare them. Another interesting border crossing event is if someone, anyone, in the vehicle has a Criminal Record. And that is sometimes a tough one..if it's a criminal offense in Canada, but not in the US? it is still a criminal offense, and...that person will be turned back. Some folks deal with that by having the party in question fly to Alaska, or you can all take the ferry, or you can fly to Alaska and rent a camper. This applies to people entering the US, too. It's the guns that cause lots of problems. Some people just have to have them with them and will lie, or 'forget' that there is a weapon or weapons in the vehicle, and then it gets very unpleasant. This applies to people entering the US as well. And bear spray....don't bring it to the border. You can buy all you want up here. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/20/14 11:57am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Wild Fires between Cache Creek and Hope, BC

Don't you folks have Google? http://bcwildfire.ca/situation/ Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/19/14 08:12pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Ford E350 V10 shifting

Trying to keep the RPM's around 2,500 - 3000 is not letting the engine work very hard. 3,600 is never going to damage even the older big V8's with pushrods. The overhead cams can take 4,000 - 5,000 RPM's because they will not have pushrod "Float" - like the older V8's. And the piston of the 6.8L is so much smaller than my 460" V8 (7.5L with 8 cylinders, so nearly 1 liter per cylinder). The V10 is only 0.68 liters per cylinder, and the pistons stroke is very short, so higher RPM's are OK. Fred. I so wished I understood what you just said. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/18/14 06:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Las Vegas to Anchorge April 2015 need advice

Can you offer some time-frame?Subject line. ahhh...right. Thanks Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/17/14 03:13pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Las Vegas to Anchorge April 2015 need advice

Need advice on driving thru Canada on way to Anchorge. Like to boondock a lot need ideas on how to stay warm n camp ideas. Born n raised in Hawaii, I'm planning make this trip alone, Mahalo n Aloha in advance. Can you offer some time-frame? As you have seen, the weather can be a challenge early spring and late fall. As far as running thru Canada, do your research on pets, weapons, foods allowed. You will have no problems finding good overnight spots all the way thru BC. I say spots..not campgrounds..those are everywhere, too, but boondocking sites are plentiful. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/17/14 01:30pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Vancouver BC

We plan on getting stuck there end of the month. Concert..R Stewert and Santana. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/17/14 10:37am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: tay away from Muncho Lake, BC

Morning joe..just to clarify...the truck had the 4 wheel conversion when I bought it. Was the primary reason for buying that particular chunk of metal and fiberglass. Now that I have had it for four years, I couldn't imagine not having. And a couple grand? a hhhaaaaaa...it would be $22,000 as of 2 years ago. And you are right, as always, in your explanations and observations. I don't necessarily enjoy blacktop camping, but I will grab it in a flash due to my addiction to all things wifi. Plus, if I am solo, I have no one else to yatter at. My views of RV ownership and operation there-of are same same as having a boat..and maybe a plane, not that I have ever had one of those...but if I am not using it to it's fullest I shouldn't have bought the blessed thing to start with. Water on the Exstew Road, sand of the Chocolate Mtns in Ca., , snow in the north country, steep goat trails. And so on. Why I strapped on that winch...if I get stuck, I'll need to get UN-stuck. And I don't even fish. I just like being able to go places. And the sides are all scratched from branches and I am getting some dings in the pretty SS wheel covers and that all about breaks my heart..almost. And if the border person is a hunter/fisher/outdoors person...never mind the questions about my smuggling stuff...it's, where did you get 'this'? http://i58.tinypic.com/fyq3vq.jpg]http://i58.tinypic.com/fyq3vq.jpg\ Best to you, Sir Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/17/14 09:03am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Northwood Manufacturing's Defective Trailer

This is the second rant post this week about a damaged RV and the other owner decided to do nothing about it but wring hands. I'm posting to find out if this will be a one-and-out or if the owner will take some action. I dunno dude...do you practice being this way, or does it come naturally? The poster you are referring to, brought her story, explained it as best she could, and ultimately, proved a bunch of you to be the fools you are, coming back with the news that her insurance company, Mutual of Omaha, totaled her 5th, due to a manufacturers design issue. People come on here, in the naivete thinking that posting their problem will get them maybe an answer, maybe some guidance...something, anything, that might help. Instead they get slammed by people that have nothing else better to do than play whacker-mole with them. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/17/14 08:43am General RVing Issues
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