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RE: CB Radio & Antenna Installation Suggestions

I mounted mine to the hood...bearing in mind, my Ford hood is fiberglass so is a terrible ground plane. http://i57.tinypic.com/2zedoqc.jpg]http://i57.tinypic.com/2zedoqc.jpg Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/21/16 10:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: State Park destruction in Michigan's UP

From personal and up-close experience..while I was working at the Shuswap Provincial Park in BC we had one of 'those'. Over 100 big cottonwoods came down, a bunch of other species and maybe another 50 left as danger trees, to be felled over the next couple days. Yes..one trailer was demolished. No injuries, but they were inside. There is seldom much of an advanced warning for these things, so having a plan is good as long as it doesn't include leaving. As far it goes...people stand around like turkeys, staring at the coming storm. There were probably 100 folks watching the wind and cloud roll across the lake. In BC, the liability rests with the RV owner. There is no park liability. People are there at their own risk. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/21/16 08:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: SAFEST way to get on roof...OEM ladder or extension ladder?

Two things about having a shop do the work. If there is a workplace injury? It's them, not you. If there is an issue with workmanship? It's them, not you. If you are a young guy? You'll heal over time, from that broken whatever. If you aren't young? You don't get all better. Ask me about my broken leg from the ladder fall 1.5 years ago. I am 65+ and it will never get 'like new'. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/21/16 04:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Over the air tv

One can buy an Android box and as long as they have a strong wifi signal, have a huge selection of channels. The only caveat...there has to be a very good wifi connection. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/21/16 09:38am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RV Parts in Canada

I think that by and large, Canadian suppliers..of just about everything, count on the laziness of the consumer. Most CDN consumers choose not to cross the line to shop..for a variety of reasons...border waits, bit of a drive, don't want to buy the NEXUS pass. Too busy. We do like to complain but when it comes right down to it? We don't like to take action for ourselves. RV shoppers can save thousands buying in the US. Do most? Nope. To much hassle. It means they would actually have to do some research, go to where the RV is..and drive it back north and then maybe have CDN Tire do an inspection. Nope. So...we moan and groan and we want someone..anyone...to do it for us. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/20/16 09:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Starting my education process....

You have read a wealth of good information and points of view, Frankthedriver. Maybe I missed it..but is this your first RV? If that is so, then before you buy anything, go rent one of a similar length/layout first for maybe a week. See if it meets, exceeds or falls short. If you are going to camp in winter? or rainy seasons? That's a whole bunch different than the sunny day stuff. Ya gotta know before you toss a bunch of cash down..what it is that works for you and the family. The other thing is..RV's are like boats and ski cabins and so on...indeed, they are holes into which to pour loot. If you buy new..you pay the top buck. If you buy used...then you are going to be paying for something. Tires, fridge, furnace, tranny cooler...on and on..and none of it is cheap. Just know that. I agree too, about being handy..if you are not? shops are at $100.00 and hour. RV's leak and develop rot...BUT, some are built with metal framing, rather than wood. There is no rot in metal framed RV's. Have leak? Fix, replace interior material..call it done. To repair the back of a standard RV from wood rot? starting at 5 grand and going up. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/19/16 02:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: ontario provincial parks disability discounts

Being from the US, retired and a disbaled Veteran, you will receive the same benefits from the Ontario/CDN folks as do Canadian disabled Veterans that are over 65, in the US. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/19/16 01:51pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RV Parts in Canada

Another way to get your stuff...there are a bunch of 'receivers' along the border, on the US side. You set up an account and have stuff sent to a location that works for you. I use Kinek..and am charged between 4 and 5 bux, cash, for them to accept, hold and pass over the goods. There is no paperwork involved. To address your question? Yes...we are absolutely overcharged. If you ask why..it's the exchange. It's border fee's. It's anything but...'we can, so we do.' Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/19/16 09:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Headed for Bella Coola

I didn't mean to put anyone off from going, eh. The drive from Williams Lake to Bella Coola is a historic one. Now that it's paved you can do it in one day..but why do that. Riske Creek, and Anahiem and all the ranches and lake in between are to be seen and enjoyed. If you are alone? And should you see an older looking FN guy hitching? maybe offer him a ride. I would, but that's me..not a younger...the young ones have too many gang associations. A person does need to know not to leave your vehicle for an extended length of time, unattended. There have been more than enough reports..and not hearsay..of vehicles being vandalized. The younger FN crowd...some don't play nice. That is just a sad fact of life up there. Yeah...mosquitoes and black flies. Living up north until just recently, I did find and use a great homemade bug repellent. A sealer filled with Apple Cider vinegar and a nice fat handful of fresh spinach. Crush the spinach in your hands to get all bruised and such...let it sit in the fridge overnight. Buy a plastic garden spray bottle? and liberally spray it about yourself. Yes, you can smell the cider vinegar for a few minutes till it dries...then no smell and it sure worked for me. Mind you...always carry some of the heavy duty OFF, just in case...but that stuff is pretty harsh. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/17/16 07:17pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Headed for Bella Coola

The Hill is a thing of beauty. Biggest awareness? Watch for on-coming. Lots of single lane stuff. If you are into Boondocking? once down, the river provides lots of opportunity. The thing I found? Was nothing. It was the only place I have ever been to where I could find nothing to do. Yes, the river/beach area was pretty but the bugs? geeesus, I hate those things. The drive? OMG..fabulous. The end of the road? not so much. I look forward to your thoughts. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/16/16 11:38am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Renting RV out as a house/room on AirBNB?

Boy - between this thread and the slide out thread, I'm just going to stick my head in the ground and cry for momma.... wuss Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/15/16 10:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Renting RV out as a house/room on AirBNB?

Geeez...some of you people need to get a grip. Posting the 'what happened' stories is so bogus. What about the stories about RV'ing accidents? Or or or...things happen. As far as as squatters or others...if a person uses AirBnB they have paid in advance with a credit card. Meaning they have a certain amount of credibility and rather obvious resources There is also insurance for both parties. It's a good deal, if you understand you are renting something to another. You get an income stream that for many is the difference between making it, or not. Oh golly...and I can hear it now...'if they can't afford to have an RV they shouldn't be having one'...if only life were that simple. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/15/16 08:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Renting RV out as a house/room on AirBNB?

People do rent all kinds of RV's thru AirBnB. Lots in San Diego, for one place. They also rent out planes, boats, tents...darn near anything and everything you can imagine. If a person is using the AirBnb website there are all kinds of safe-guards. The renters aren't driving it anywhere. They are going to sleep in, use the toilet, and make meals...or just coffee. To the poster...you will have to address the issue of water and dumping. I know some doubt.... https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/7954314?checkin=15-08-2016&checkout=20-08-2016&guests=2&s=UwXyvFfV https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/1356512?checkin=15-08-2016&checkout=20-08-2016&guests=2&s=UwXyvFfV https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/3200646?checkin=15-08-2016&checkout=20-08-2016&guests=2&s=CCCNBZkf Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/14/16 06:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

We leave Reno Nv friday to head up. Friends and ourselves. Plan to return home by first of Sept. Six weeks? You have allotted a whole six weeks? Goodness, what will you do with all of your spare time? Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/12/16 08:14pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Truck drivers seat cushion

Gary...there is only one way to do this trip and remain in good shape. Drive for maybe 1.5 hrs and then stop...take a walk around. Maybe for 15 or 20 minutes? Then repeat. You can get 6 hrs in a day of you follow this regimen and you'll get to Alaska and back with a smile on your face. If you rely on cushions and so on, you'll end up in a world of hurt. I have 37 years behind the wheel of a city bus and back injuries to boot. The Opus is great..for a day, maybe 3...but you are talking a long long drive. Maybe 10,000 miles. You should set aside maybe 4 or 5 months...and have the trip of your life. And...take a day off whenever you want to. Just kick back...do what you like to do. Just recalled...you can buy and have installed a proper drivers seat. Recarro. You'd need an on board air compressor...like the ones for air bags? Same same. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/11/16 10:33pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Boondock on Oregon coast and CA coast

What happened to George the vagabond? He suffered a stroke, I believe. He is now living in an apt i