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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
RE: Geico RV insurance

After 10 years with AARP, I dropped them and went to Geico. The trailer has its own policy but overlaps the truck so it is very inexpensive for us.
rkassl 07/18/16 11:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 110 PSI Air While on the Road

Certainly didn't want to start another tire debate. Just trying to focus on the logistical issue of finding reliable sources of air at 110 PSI. You should be focusing on NOT doing something that will potentially be dangerous to you and others on the road. You should NOT put 110 psi in your tires just because you CAN. As mentioned, many RVs intended to use 80 have rims that are not designed to go to 110......and doing so can be dangerous. There is no debate about that. If you need the higher rated tires because of added weight AND you have the proper rims to do that, just say so and we can move on. The cold inflation pressure for the G14 is 110. I prefer to listen to the manufacturer. I have had three sets of these ALWAYS at the suggested cold inflation pressure with no problems.
rkassl 06/17/16 05:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Route Suggestion Glacier NP USA to Cassiar Hwy BC

Thank you this is what I was considering too. Is the Cassiar as amazing as I have heard?
rkassl 05/23/16 07:23am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Route Suggestion Glacier NP USA to Cassiar Hwy BC

We are returning to Alaska next year and I am struggling with the portion of our route from Montana, probably around Glacier National Park, heading north to hit TCH16 to the Cassiar, I just can't nail it, any suggestions would be appreciated.
rkassl 05/22/16 06:36pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Suggestions Please for first Snow Birding to Arizona

This finally could be the first winter we try to escape to the warmth of Arizona for the winter. I have never done this before that is booking a place for 3-4 months in one area. Can some of you experienced Snow Birds suggest a few places to check out? We would be looking for more of a resort type property with the usual amenities. When you folks go down to Arizona do you normally stay at one place for the duration or do you move around? I would like to stay more rural if possible rather than being in a busy urban area. If anyone can help us with some suggestions to begin to explore I would greatly appreciate it. Happy Camping!
rkassl 04/23/16 05:01pm Snowbirds
GoodSam GPS exclusive at Camping World

Does anyone have any experience with the Good Sam (Rand McNally) GPS unit exclusive from Camping World? GPS 7735 is the model number. What I like about in theory you can route yourself based on the type of RV, in our case a Montana at 13' 5", anything that could help us avoid low clearance situations would help for our trips. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.
rkassl 04/12/16 07:37am Roads and Routes
RE: Going Back to Alaska Question

Some great suggestion, thanks!
rkassl 04/06/16 05:31pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Going Back to Alaska Question

Any route suggestions for entering Canada from Montana heading directly to Dawson Creek,BC? I would prefer to bypass the larger cities like Edmonton and Calgary. Thanks!
rkassl 04/06/16 04:58pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Pull tests

We have been 5th wheeling for 12 years with one of the best hitches on the market, Pullrite. This hitch features positive pin locking, do I still do a "pull test", hell yes! Just my opinion.
rkassl 03/25/16 03:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Auto Levelers, Wheels off ground on one side

Lots of comments and ideas here, I am not going to debate wheels up or not, but I do have a question for anyone who has more experience with the 6 point LevelUp system. One of the thread here answered a question for me how you would use the LevelUp to change a tire. I was told that if you press the right arrow, the curb side jacks operate, and the same for the left arrow. Ok, got that. If you are hooked up to the truck say for an emergency tire change for example on the left side, you press the left arrow and the left rear jacks operate, does the landing gear on the left also move? Just trying to understand this system, thanks!
rkassl 03/06/16 11:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Auto Levelers, Wheels off ground on one side

Great info. Say I am new to the Lippert Level Up system, just got it last summer. Using the touchpad how do would you lift one side to change a tire? I would think you are in the manual mode, then what do you do? Thanks!
rkassl 03/04/16 08:04pm Fifth-Wheels
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