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RE: Level

From the Dometic manual: "Leveling is one of the requirements for proper operation with absorption refrigerators. To ensure proper leveling the vehicle needs to be leveled only so it is comfortable to live in (no noticeable sloping of floor or walls). Any time the vehicle is parked for several hours with the refrigerator operating, the vehicle should be leveled to prevent this loss of cooling. If the refrigerator is operated when it is not level and the vehicle is not moving, liquid ammonia will accumulate in sections of the evaporator tubing. This will slow the circulation of hydrogen and ammonia gas, or in severe cases, completely block it, resulting in a loss of cooling. When the vehicle is moving, the leveling is not critical, as the rolling and pitching movement of the vehicle will pass to either side of level, keeping the liquid ammonia from accumulating in the evaporator tubing." Dometic Manual Western Horizon...this info is helpful but in fact, it's a CYA bit of paper. If the fridge quit and if they could prove out that it wasn't 100% absolutely level, then I suppose that they'd have an opportunity to toss the claim. Truth is tho, that unless one has a fancy dancy self-leveing hydraulic system, there is not enough time in life to go about getting it spot on each and every time. When I say close enough, I mean that I am not falling out of bed, the bathroom door stays closed, the coffee isn't sliding off the stove and my bourbon bottle is relatively level, using the ol'eye-ball method. My C spends all it's driveway time plugged in and on a small slant...so far, so good. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/29/14 12:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Level

Close enough has been enough for us, we just like to have the doors be able to call close and stay closed, esp the bathroom door LOL oh golly yes..the bathroom door just opening is a hazard alrighty! Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/29/14 11:13am Class C Motorhomes
RE: planning 3-4 weeks from vancouver

I'm with the exclude Vancouver Island or else spend the entire time there, group. I have spent 3 weeks on the Island...and yes, it was enough time, but I could have spent more. The sheer cost of going over with your stuff is considerable, too, so for only a coupe days...ouchy ouchy. If you are going to opt out of the Island then, just point yourselves east across Highway 20 in Washington. If you haven't been to Winthrop and Twisp...ya gotta go. Man, in September that is SO pretty. That will bring you to the Okanagan Valley in Wa., then turn north and enjoy all of the area from the US plumb up to Salmon Arm,BC, then turn right and to Revelstoke and then right again down into the Kootenays, to the southern border, turn left to Calgary, turn left into Banff and Jasper...and head home from Jasper down the Yellowhead. Now THIS is a route for the fall, baby! Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/29/14 09:59am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Storage in Red Deer Alberta, any reliable facilities please?

garyhaupt 07/29/14 09:47am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Level

Unless you are parked at the same location for an extended period..more than a night for comforts sake, you just do not need to go thru this. I get it, if you feel you want to, but...you do not. I carry Lynx levelers and use them, you can use wood...it does NOT matter...once it's 'close enough'..you are good. Put some water in a glass, set in on a counter and if's wonky, adjust, but if it's 'close enough'? you are done...if you want to be, of course. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/29/14 09:29am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How do Canadain rv standards differ from U.S.

Thanks bradyK..I didn't know that Travelaire had gone. Tripe E is not building C's but they are still building fine units. And my comment wasn't about either manufacturer, it was just using them as examples of different from US building standards. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/28/14 04:30pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: How do Canadain rv standards differ from U.S.

Or, if the poster is asking if there is a difference? Most assuredly, there can be. In Canada there are only a few manufacturers and of those, two jump out. Triple E and Travelaire. Both build with a better insulation, window and winter package for tanks and lines. Ours are not necessarily 4 season, but they are more suited to the cold and late fall, early spring usage. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/28/14 09:15am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Beer, Beef, Dairy, Fruits and Vegetables

And this is why there are so many variations of the rules and the information. Firstly, the 'rules' change pretty much weekly. Secondly, the rules can be interpreted pretty much however a border guard wishes to. So...it's a bit of a gamble. A person stands to loose all or most of their stocked larder..or be able to post here saying, 'never had a problem'. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/28/14 09:08am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Free Wi-Fi??

Free? I don't get this 'free wifi at campground' thing. It's not FREE, you paid for it. If you don't get your water or whatever else is part of your campground rental, do you say nothing? I seldom go to campgrounds, but when I do..if it's listed, I am ensuring it's useable and if not, I ask for either a fee change or I leave. hahaaha..listen to me...I only ever pay for one pace and that's in Brookings, Oregon. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/27/14 08:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Do you carry a spare tire?

I'd like to ask the question of the spare tire. Why not just a tube? I had posted that I have a spare, so carry it, but if I didn't, I'd just carry a tube for the ERS person to use. Is there a good reason to not go to a tube? No weight, no space. And yes, I know that many of you carry the jacks and bars and stuff to do your own. I don't. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/27/14 08:49am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Bryce or Zion first? Which has less to walk?

Zion has dedicated buses and that would be your best choice. Bryce has lots of walking, although you can drive to many of the view points. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/25/14 07:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Boy Scout border crossing

You know....I would say that given the severity of the whole thing, I hope that the video is screened by another agency, or person other than the supervisor on scene. Things have a bad habit of getting 'different' and there are always multiple sides to any story. http://youtu.be/sQabEq2BmPk I took a pic of a Border guy in his truck when down in Ca this past winter, but only after getting his permission. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/25/14 10:58am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Do you carry a spare tire?

I have one as a 'came with' too, but if I didn't have one, I would investigate just carrying a couple of tubes, of the right size, of course. No weight, no space taken up and when the tire fixer arrives, inflates and ta daaaa. The whole shebang is heavy, very very heavy, so for that reason alone, I would look at options. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/25/14 09:42am Class C Motorhomes
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
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