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Port Aransas Area, Texas

Any comments about this area for snowbirds. Looking for our first time away this winter. Thanks!
rkassl 06/24/17 12:58pm Snowbirds
RE: Alberta Route Question for my Canadian Friends

Thanks to all for the info.
rkassl 03/17/17 12:55pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Alberta Route Question for my Canadian Friends

We will be entering Canada from Shelby, MT, catching Highway 2 at Fort Macleod. Just south of Calgary, route 2A splits off from Highway 2. I want to go around the city, I was thinking of taking 2A to 22X west to 22N to Cochrane, then 22N up to Mayerthrope. Will I have a problems with this route? We will be coming back down the Ice Fields on our return trip so we will see that then. Thanks!
rkassl 03/17/17 08:39am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Dawson Town, a great stop for a few days

This will be our return trip to Alaska leaving in May. This time we will base camp in Tok for a few days. Leave the trailer there and go North to Chicken then over to Dawson City and spend the night there in a hotel. I have looked on line for a place to stay over night. Can anyone recommend from experience a nice place to stay in Dawson City, price is no issue. Thanks!
rkassl 03/09/17 08:39am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Lippert 6 Point Level Up System

Lots of talk on some other forums about the touch pad failing. Has anyone one replaced this on their trailer? If so could tell me what to expect, looks like there maybe a couple of small screws around the outside, is it connected by some type of wire connector behind it? Thanks
rkassl 03/04/17 07:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: My Route from Shelby,MT to Whitecourt,AB any comments?

Thanks to all my new Canadian friends for all this great information, I really appreciate it!
rkassl 02/28/17 05:39pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: My Route from Shelby,MT to Whitecourt,AB any comments?

While we are talking about routes, I noticed many time in Alberta there will be a highway for example 2, then a 2A or a highway 22 and then a road 22X. Is there some significance how the roads are named and the type of road? Thanks!
rkassl 02/28/17 11:34am RVing in Canada and Alaska
My Route from Shelby,MT to Whitecourt,AB any comments?

Entering Alberta from Shelby, MT, heading on Canada Highway 4 to Lethbridge, picking up Canada Highway 3 to Fort MacCleod where we will hit Canada 2 north to, I think Aldersyde where I will take highway 7 west toward Black Diamond. I really want to avoid Calgary with our 5th wheel trailer if possible. I will take highway 7 to Canada 22 North to Cochrane, where we will stay for two nights. Then continue north on Canada 22 to Mayerthrope, then Highway 43 to Whitecourt. Any comments or information you can share about this proposed route will be very much appreciated.
rkassl 02/28/17 06:03am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Preferred Route

It al depends on YOUR wants! Our first trip we headed all the way down to Homer Spit, just amazing. This trip we will stay north and us e the Cassiar for our return trip. Do your planning!
rkassl 02/21/17 05:11pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Help on Managing 15 AMPS on our Alaska Trip

Going to Alaska in a couple of months and we will be at several campgrounds in the Yukon that only offer 15 AMP service. Many times this is because they generate their own power. My first question is this: Should I use the heavy 50 AMP cord from the trailer and then reduce it to 30 then finally to the 15 AMP plug, I have the adapters to do this. My friend said that I could simply buy a pigtail that reduces from 50 AMP righ to the 15 AMP plug, then basically plug the extension cord to the power. Another guy said that it is better electrical management to use the heaveier cord than to use the small extension cord. As far as usuage, I would run the hotwater tank and referigerator off of propane while on the 15 AMPS. Can anyone give some ideas what would be the best and safest way to bring the 15 AMPS to the trailer. Thanks!
rkassl 02/19/17 09:32am Fifth-Wheels
Alaska 2017 Road Conditions

We went to Alaska in 2013, the worst part of the highway was around the Beaver Creek area to the Alaska border, basically there was no road just massive mud from major road reconstruction. Does anybody know what we will be expecting this year when we return? I realize that the road is constantly being worked on but that stretch was really tough to navigate through. Are there any areas like this that we should know about yet?
rkassl 02/14/17 06:53am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Highway 22 Albert to Mayerthrope

Thanks for all the great information and especially the pictures, looks like a fine road. The wife and I are putting the final touches on our return to Alaska, we were there in 2013, made it all the way to Homer and Valdez, so so much beauty.
rkassl 02/02/17 07:49am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Highway 22 Albert to Mayerthrope

Routing from Montana to Dawson Creek using Alberta Highway 22 looks interesting because it bypasses most of the larger cities which I would like to avoid with the trailer. What sort of road is this, four lanes or two and other information would be appreciated. Has anyone driven this up to Mayerthrope then 43 to Dawson Creek? Thanks
rkassl 01/30/17 02:57pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Suggestions for CG in Dubois, Wy

Can anyone suggest a nice campground around Dubois, WY? I know there is a KOA for sure but from your travels, what is a really nice place for two weeks? Thanks
rkassl 01/16/17 12:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How far have you traveled to buy/pickup your rig?

My philosophy is to buy as close to home as possible. We all know that there will be issues with the new trailers and that means trips back to the selling dealer, I am not going to drive 200, 400 or 1000 miles, no way. Sure you may take your trailer back to any authorized dealer but believe me if you didn't buy it from them you are way down on the bottom for service. Just my 2 cents.
rkassl 10/20/16 07:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cuts in Goodyear G614 Tires

One dealer told me that the G614's have Kevlar belts in the side walls to reduce lateral movements and helps keep the trailer going straight down the road.
rkassl 09/24/16 10:35am Fifth-Wheels
2015 Black Tank Issue, what did I do wrong?

This is our second 5'er had the first one for 10 years, with no tank problems, the new trailer is one year old now and already developed a problem with the black and gray tank valves. My procedure when I dump the tanks is to flush several bowels full of water while the black tank drains, rise the tank for 20 to 30 minutes till return is clear, then add a good amount of black tank blue stuff. Then I prime the empty tank with 3 to 4 bowels full of fresh water and away we go. On the new trailer I just had to have the both gray and black valves rebuilt. Luckily I reported this several time during the warranty period and finally they dropped the belly and did some serious repairs at no cost to me. Can anyone see anything I am doing wrong or change and do differently? What I did notice, is that our new trailer has a dropped frame as compared to the older style, the older fiver would really flow hard and fast because Z think it sat higher and maybe clear itself better? Thanks!
rkassl 07/22/16 09:30am Fifth-Wheels
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