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RE: Vancouver Island

Sounds like OP will be coming across WA 20 to I-5 and then north Oh well then.....and 20 is such a nice drive, too. Gary
garyhaupt 11/19/17 10:26am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Vancouver Island

If you want no fuss no muss, use BC ferries. Big parking areas and big boats. Weekdays are easier. You can make a reservation..costs a bit more but takes the worry out of it. If you are coming up I5, time your drive thru Seattle outside of rush hours and if possible, make it a Sunday morning. The traffic is bad, but I think maybe you aren't all that worried about it. Vancouver Island...places to see..Tofino and Uculet. Victoria is nice..has it's charm. If you do go to Victoria first and then want to get out of the crowds? Looking at Google Maps... https://www.google.ca/maps/dir/Tsawwassen+Terminal,+1+Ferry+Causeway,+Delta,+BC+V4M+4G6/Swartz+Bay+Terminal,+Pat+Bay+Highway,+Sidney,+BC/Victoria,+BC/Port+Renfrew,+BC/Nanaimo,+BC/Tofino,+BC/Courtenay,+BC/@49.0155525,-125.6395902,8z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m44!4m43!1m5!1m1!1s0x5485e0c237b588ed:0x2ebd19afdccddf36!2m2!1d-123.1303426!2d49.0069101!1m5!1m1!1s0x548f678a12d4d7c7:0x143f54a590bc4291!2m2!1d-123.4114384!2d48.688557!1m5!1m1!1s0x548f738bddb06171:0x38e8f3741ebb48ed!2m2!1d-123.3656444!2d48.4284207!1m5!1m1!1s0x548ed74c70bc7753:0x1b5d6ecf7516ca6!2m2!1d-124.422299!2d48.552966!1m5!1m1!1s0x5488a15e20ac1c5b:0x50135152a7b0fd0!2m2!1d-123.9400648!2d49.1658836!1m5!1m1!1s0x548990ccb0093843:0x331095695a741a35!2m2!1d-125.9066184!2d49.1529842!1m5!1m1!1s0x5488138e761e4361:0x50135152a7b12b0!2m2!1d-124.9904494!2d49.6841391!3e0 You could spend an easy two weeks doing this. Going any further north kind of begins to loose the wow factor. However..lets say you followed my mapping? And I see Alaksa is the direction you are headed... https://www.google.ca/maps/dir/Courtenay,+BC/Powell+River,+BC/Horseshoe+Bay+Ferry+Terminal,+West+Vancouver,+BC/Whistler+Mountain,+Whistler,+BC/Cache+Creek,+BC/Prince+George,+BC/@51.5574081,-127.6255434,6z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m38!4m37!1m5!1m1!1s0x5488138e761e4361:0x50135152a7b12b0!2m2!1d-124.9904494!2d49.6841391!1m5!1m1!1s0x5487f227207fae43:0x258bf9a938b58623!2m2!1d-124.5247061!2d49.8352352!1m5!1m1!1s0x54866bf6faf284a5:0x4b842d4775a791f0!2m2!1d-123.2728162!2d49.3740237!1m5!1m1!1s0x5487225af28c5409:0x276c0edfa7be2148!2m2!1d-122.9569443!2d50.0591666!1m5!1m1!1s0x548015650485d761:0xc7660968933f7707!2m2!1d-121.3233237!2d50.8108099!1m5!1m1!1s0x538898f7ef590fe9:0x50135152a7b3050!2m2!1d-122.7496693!2d53.9170641!3e0 Food for thought. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/19/17 09:07am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Dry winter parking

Are you putting a cover on it? . The reason I ask is, if not, use it. Take it for a spin on those winter days that are nice. Exercise the furnace, generator, even the AC. Go on a day trip to a local park, pack a lunch, or even do an over nighter if restrooms are available. At least, play camp driveway. Good thought on the play camping. Chances are he is taking off the insurance...on with storage. For years I never turned off the fridge and always had a heater inside. Now that I am iin the Okanagan, not so much. Nicer temps and dryer. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/14/17 10:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dry winter parking

Nothing sadder than a closed up RV in the driveway. How about opening the roof vent a bit and plugging the power in and run a short extension inside with a bare bulb. It will keep moisture out, and keep the rig kind of warm. Open the fridge and cupboards to allow some air movement. An open parking spot..even a carport? is always better than an enclosed garage because it allows for air to to carry away moisture. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/14/17 09:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: The Okanagan

The Okanagan is a 2 month vacation land whirlwind, thus the investment in land and infrastructure is far more than one can recover in any business model you can think of. There are few full hook-up parks, at all. Penticton is in the middle, geographically and there are several full hook ups parks within the city. http://www.pentictonlodging.worldweb.com/Campgrounds/ Use this as a reference guide...parks to beaches. https://www.google.ca/search?dcr=0&q=RV+parks+in+penticton&npsic=0&rflfq=1&rlha=0&rllag=49475868,-119602539,2567&tbm=lcl&ved=0ahUKEwjB8cep9LzXAhUYzGMKHcDODPQQtgMIKg&tbs=lrf:!2m1!1e2!3sIAE,lf:1,lf_ui:1&rldoc=1#rlfi=hd:;si:;mv:!1m3!1d45818.91873732547!2d-119.59182604999998!3d49.45571715!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i155!2i424!4f13.1;tbs:lrf:!2m1!1e2!3sIAE,lf:1,lf_ui:1 Gary Haupt....in Penticton.
garyhaupt 11/13/17 06:31pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Death Valley

I'm with the off road bunch..great camping in DV. And then we have the 'however'...there is another area which has a few more things to do... https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Tecopa+Hot+Springs,+Tecopa,+CA+92389,+USA/@35.8476665,-116.9407752,10z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c665882b43a819:0x1528706706fafa37!8m2!3d35.8739184!4d-116.2314259 I've been twice...with the hot springs right at hand and DV just up the road, it is a pretty neat spot to park. You can roll over to the Amargosa Opera House...worth seeing...and Shoshine has a good eatin n drinkin joint...go drive around DV as much as you like, then back to the hot springs to rEEElax. On the down side, you didn't have all the rigs parked side by side and the off road atv/mc kids tearing it up. You might miss that. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/12/17 10:42am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Trip planning - Alaska

I see you hail from South Carolina. As a suggestion? Do your planning with wriggle room. If the Parkway happens to be socked in with weather when you get to Calgary, look at heading to BC and then north via 93 from just west of Banff then head north on the 95, picking up the #1 again just north of Valemont and think of hitting the Parkway on your way home. A trip of this magnitude..the trick..the secret, is to not be wedded to your hoped for travel routing. Be flexible. 100% bendy bendy, so that when the need arises no one gets bent out of joint. Look for the other way and carry on. Chances are, that will happen more often than you thought was gonna. You'll get to Alaska and have a great time doing it. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/07/17 07:49pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: For you faux and real Alaskans

Lots of people travel in September and October..don't let me put you off, Mike. You have snow n ice in the south..not like you haven't seen it before. Just that the distance from Alaska to warmer is a long way. Make that a weeks drive and even longer if the cold comes early. What a person does, is button up the RV..drain the lines and tanks, etc. Buy water as needed in jugs and carry on. Gary
garyhaupt 11/03/17 07:50pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: For you faux and real Alaskans

Cool! Hoping to head that way next year. Sounds like something worth putting a little effort into seeing. Yes...although they do it in October and for you southern folks...ya'll be long gone. Gary Ha. We may be tougher than we look. How cold did ya say? Yessss.......this I want to see. You coming out of Alaska anytime after mid-September. You have a lot of miles to run in places where the snow flies early..like in September. It's not the cold..it's the snow. And the cold. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-axb637gIU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udFYnSj-yWQ Gary
garyhaupt 11/03/17 11:01am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Corner bed bedding

I'm with Gary - fitted sheet, top sheet, fleece blanket(s), comforter as needed. Not really that big a deal to make the bed. No sleeping bags - when we travel this is our home... In cold weather (sub 40 degrees) we do use a cold-weather sleeping bag unzipped and flat on top as the comforter, since we don't run heat at night unless we have hook-ups. Yep..we do the same in the c-c-c-old weather. Gary
garyhaupt 11/03/17 10:45am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Holding tank confusion

A cheap and effective answer to your tanks issue it to toss some RV anti-freeze down after each dump. Depending where in Wa. you are, you'd maybe have to leave your furnace running a lot to keep it un-frizzed. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/03/17 10:41am Class C Motorhomes
RE: For you faux and real Alaskans

Cool! Hoping to head that way next year. Sounds like something worth putting a little effort into seeing. Yes...although they do it in October and for you southern folks...ya'll be long gone. Gary
garyhaupt 11/01/17 09:08am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Anti freeze into fresh water tank

Yes...fine...okay. But, I am not buying a compressor. I have always just pumped it in from the 'special' line in...and thus I will this year, too. The kicker was the pick-up point. That sold me. I always go for a drive after I have drained the tank..let the residual slosh out. Next time I get a good idea, I shall keep it to myself..then you'll all be sorry. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/31/17 09:16am General RVing Issues
For you faux and real Alaskans

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/aviation/2017/10/30/its-halloween-in-alaska-time-for-the-great-pumpkin-drop/ Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/31/17 09:10am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Anti freeze into fresh water tank

I have the 'usual' line in...but..being inherently lazy, the thought of just dumping into the fresh tank and running the pump appeals. I always close the valve to the hot water tank..unless I forget, of course. Meh..I am sure I will go the normal route...it just popped into my head...the why not? Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/30/17 09:08pm General RVing Issues
Anti freeze into fresh water tank

I have always drained the fresh tank, connected the anti-freeze into the line at the pump and run the stuff around. It occurs to me..why not just toss a couple gallons into the fresh tank, run the pump and be done with it? I mean..yes, you have to rinse come spring, but one does anyway. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/30/17 07:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Corner bed bedding

We use a fitted bottom sheet, normal top sheet and then whatever top cover. Also using Memory Foam topper so just pull back the foam part from the window edge...put on the fitted sheet..flop it down...fit the sheet around the sides and bottom...done. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/30/17 07:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winter time travel

Carry your fresh water in jugs, as mentioned. Can get the big water bottles from Wal-Mart or Safeway type stores. When in the RV..using the furnace can get to be a power problem. I light one of the stove top burners...it's amazing how much heat is created. As far as tanks...toss a gallon or two of RV anti-freeze into each of the tanks. There..that problem is solved. Have a jug of anti-freeze with you and each night toss a cup down the pee traps. As for driving? Man..an RV on icy roads is just terrible. Mine is 4x4 and I engage as soon as the road is white and drive at a very careful speed. Once it slides..it won't stop until it runs out of pavement. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/30/17 07:18pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: A great BC park to visit

I am home now...I will say to anyone who is listening...the drive alongside the River Pend Orille...between Newport Wa., and Ione Wash..Highways 22/31? Man...so gorgeous. And yes..those pix can be seen on my FB page because I have made them public. Or the Blog..of course. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/23/17 10:02am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Dumping in Nova Scotia in winter

I have sent you a private message. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 10/23/17 09:52am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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