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RE: German Resolution to ban ICE engines by 2030 passes

Maybe they will have cars with pedals! A couple Red Bulls and you are rarin to go!
slickest1 02/24/17 04:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: What does 10 TRILLION gallons of water even equate to?

Mother nature herself is alot to blame for all our ills. One volcanic eruption can pollute more in one hour than many big cities of the world combined. A mention of California flooding. That is not a new thing, every time there is a big rain storm going through there are mud slides and flooding there. I feel for the people that are there and the struggle they face. If climate change promoters would go after big oil and the auto industry instead of trying to change the little guy then it would make more sense. We all know how successful going after big oil will be. In the mean time we will pay our carbon tax and make someone feel better but nothing will change.
slickest1 02/23/17 08:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Jake Brake

Jacobs have been around for many years. They make engine compression brakes for many different makes and models of engines. They also make exhaust brakes and users call them Jake brakes as well. They are totally different as described by others already. Cummins has their own compression brake called C brake which operates similarly. I have seen Cat engines with a Cat retarder behind them and a Jacobs engine brake as well. They were used in logging applications for a lot of steep down hill roads. I have seen and used them on the highway as well. On the older engines the Jake had three positions 1 would give 2 cylinders, 2 would give 4 cylinders and 3 would give 6.
slickest1 02/23/17 08:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Off to Alaska Soon YES in FEBRUARY

I think you will be fine.Just watch the road conditions and forecasts and if a big storm is coming through wait it out. I have been in Northern Alberta( Ft. Mcmurray) and drove my Dodge Cummins when it was -50 celcius. It was a long stretch between fuel stops but no problem. I always carried 2 5 gal jugs of winter diesel. just in case there was an accident or other road closure that I had to sit out. I always carried a set of chains just in case and never needed them. The propane will be fine,it is usually the regulator that will freeze up. We left Alberta to head south a few times with our truck and fiver and just left it winterized.We were coming home one time in our Motorhome and had not winterized it and the black tank and grey had stuff in them. Needless to say they were froze solid at the dump valves and I had to wait for a few weeks for them to thaw. The biggest thing there was no dump stations open. I hauled logs in the north country in that kind of weather and you just have to be paying attention to what is going on and use common sense when you travel on snowy roads and cold temps. Good luck and let us know the details.
slickest1 02/22/17 10:14pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Costs in Canada

Yes BC can be a little more expensive than some other provinces. Just like California can be more expensive. It is all relative when you travel. We live close to the border on the coast in B.C. and cross border shop frequently. We used t get way cheaper deals in the US on food but now you really have to watch your prices. There are several things now that we find cheaper at home even without the exchange. Fuel and booze can not be matched in Canada. When we go down for a few days I bring back my limit. A note about health care is yes we do pay for it through taxation but I think we have a pretty good system that covers us pretty well. Nothing is perfect. My wife was gravely ill out of province several years ago and the bill for that would have been a minimum $300,000 and it did not cost us 1 cent out of pocket.
slickest1 02/22/17 09:41pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Vancouver > Jasper > Banff > Calgary

I would suggest you research campgrounds starting at Clearwater, Blue River, and Valemount. There are not a great abundance of rv sites so research may be worthwhile. It is a scenic trip and hope you enjoy. Welcome to B.C.
slickest1 02/22/17 09:17pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Opinions

I can't wait for the garbage truck to come by and the driver is having a bad day!
slickest1 02/18/17 10:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Advice on buying older diesel

It looks like a great coach for that kind of money. One thing that stands out from your post is that it had king pins and a drive shaft replaced. To me that may be a warning of how often it was serviced and greased. I would go with the others and have an oil sample on the engine and genset. I have a friend that has the same coach and is very pleased with it. The engines on those can be uprated in horse power if needed. Good luck!!
slickest1 02/17/17 11:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stuck in the mud, any tips?

If anyone ever gets one of those front end loaders or a bobcat to lift their motorhome, you should sell tickets. I know I would want to watch. That would be interesting! The back of a Motorhome even a gasser would be way more than a farm tractor or bobcat can lift. There would be alot of damage from trying! O P you are doing the right thing and getting help from professionals.
slickest1 02/15/17 11:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Importing 2006 Monaco Camelot 42DSQ to Canada

The coach I have was imported into Canada by the previous owner. The only thing he ran into was it needed daytime running lights. Some coaches already have it on. Mine has a plug in module in the front electrical bay. The speedo on mine has both km and mph. I think he said it had to be up to date on any recalls. You will also need an inspection for a vehicle coming in from out of province. I also think there is a list of coaches not conforming to Canadian standards but I think most Monaco's are fine.
slickest1 02/13/17 10:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A friend to many here on RV.net has passed.....

So sad, R.I.P Dick!!
slickest1 02/11/17 08:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: lock for the waste water valves.

I would try to lock them down. The other suggestions are good but may lead to bent handles due to retaliation.
slickest1 02/11/17 08:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Off road ??

I had a friend that bought a new 24 ft travel trailer in the 80's. They loaded it up and went to their favorite lake which included driving over 20 miles of rough roads. When they got to where they were going to camp they opened the door and found some of the cabinets and contents all over the floor. They closed the door and drove back home to their dealer. it was fixed under warranty but they upgraded to a better rig. It can happen. The big thing with some class A coaches is you can pop a windshield from to much flexing going over rough roads and into rough campsites.
slickest1 02/10/17 01:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone else not full timing because of the grand kids?

We spent alot of time with our first grandkids and it was very enjoyable with many great memories. Now that they range from teens to grown ups they and their parents are too busy for us. I am glad we didn't put travelling on hold for that. We now have three more grandkids that came along later and they are being raised to be self disciplined. We love them dearly but they are not a pleasure to be around along with their parents.
slickest1 02/08/17 10:32am General RVing Issues
RE: McMansions On Wheels, Have We Gone To Far

Our DP is very comfortable for us but we can't take it to some of the places we used to camp. We bought a small Travel Trailer a couple years back and used it to go camping in. We found it cramped and uncomfortable and sold it. I guess we are spoiled or just have old bodies that need the creature comforts of home. We don't camp anymore we RV and travel. Works for us.
slickest1 02/06/17 08:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Staying Home This Year

I hear ya!! I'm sitting here looking out the window at blowing snow.There is about 6 inches on the ground. Yuk!! We couldn't get away last year due to a medical issue. This year I just finished Cataract surgery and now the flu. Next Year!!!! We have only ever gone for 3 months at a time and it works for us. For me 6 months may be too long but maybe if I tried it I wouldn't go back. For those that are in warm weather "Enjoy"!!
slickest1 02/04/17 09:49pm Snowbirds
RE: Canadian Exodus?

Some people will use any excuse to not travel. I have heard so many people say "won't be able to travel much this winter with the price of fuel being higher than last winter". Funny part is fuel prices were cheaper at that time than the year before. The price of Fuel may be the same or less but when you pay $.35 on the dollar exchange it adds up. True but it's no different now then it was several years ago. I think Canadians got VERY spoiled. If it doesn't effect you then it is a non issue? If it cost you an extra $.35 on each dollar that you spend would you not rethink your travels. Yes it is no different now then years ago. In 2009 we made our first trip south and our dollar was at $.69. That trip cost us an extra $2500. and we were lucky at that because fuel and food were cheaper down south then. Today fuel is still cheaper than in Canada but other costs are same. Then you add on the exchange. My Retirement income does not go up at the same rate as many others will agree, so when people decide to stay home for that reason I guess that means we are spoiled. It is not ours or your fault where our dollar sits. That does not mean we have to be happy about it. Thanks for twisting my words meaning. Please tell me what in Canada is the same price as in the US? If things are the same then why is every Outlet and Mall in NW WA full of Canadians every weekend? We cross border shop a fair amount as we live close to the border. Some things cost more money here in Canada, but then to buy them and pay the exchange it sometimes more than often costs more. There are certain things here that are less money than across the border so one cannot make a blanket statement for that. I am talking mainly food prices. I have no idea why so many people are at the outlet malls maybe they know something I don't. The only point I am making is by time you add the exchange rate to your fuel bill and your RV parks and everything else you need it makes a significant difference to your overall costs of snow birding. It might not matter to some people but some retirees are on fixed pensions and have to be more vigilant on where their money is spent.That is probably why some have stayed home this winter. I stayed home this winter for a medical reason but also the low dollar compounded that decision. Happy travels what ever your situation may be.
slickest1 02/04/17 12:18pm Snowbirds
RE: 1950's Nostalgia

Yes, thanks for that. It does make one a little sad at how simple things were then, but then there were some pretty worry some things back then as well. Back in the day I remember the game as snakes and ladders rather than chutes. Funny, I don't remember any game called "Snakes & Ladders". I was in my early teens, or tweens by the mid fifties. I do remember playing Monopoly a lot, along with various card games. Even though the fifties saw some perilous times (fear of nuclear Russia, for example), we youngsters were oblivious to the fact and had a fabulous life, nonetheless. I guess you could say, "ignorance was bliss.":W Yes I would not trade my childhood for anything!! We actually had fun outside with our friends in person. Good thread!!
slickest1 02/03/17 01:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: Canadian Exodus?

Some people will use any excuse to not travel. I have heard so many people say "won't be able to travel much this winter with the price of fuel being higher than last winter". Funny part is fuel prices were cheaper at that time than the year before. The price of Fuel may be the same or less but when you pay $.35 on the dollar exchange it adds up. True but it's no different now then it was several years ago. I think Canadians got VERY spoiled. If it doesn't effect you then it is a non issue? If it cost you an extra $.35 on each dollar that you spend would you not rethink your travels. Yes it is no different now then years ago. In 2009 we made our first trip south and our dollar was at $.69. That trip cost us an extra $2500. and we were lucky at that because fuel and food were cheaper down south then. Today fuel is still cheaper than in Canada but other costs are same. Then you add on the exchange. My Retirement income does not go up at the same rate as many others will agree, so when people decide to stay home for that reason I guess that means we are spoiled. It is not ours or your fault where our dollar sits. That does not mean we have to be happy about it.
slickest1 02/03/17 12:30pm Snowbirds
RE: 1950's Nostalgia

Yes, thanks for that. It does make one a little sad at how simple things were then, but then there were some pretty worry some things back then as well. Back in the day I remember the game as snakes and ladders rather than chutes.
slickest1 02/02/17 12:11pm Around the Campfire
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