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RE: Sumas Border Crossing in Washington State

The lanes at the Sumas crossing are very narrow and you need to watch your mirrors. They have a nice bus and rv lane but it is rarely open. I usually use the Lynden crossing,when going south you can use the truck lane.I assume the same coming north. You can then continue north to the Fraser highway and then east to highway 1
slickest1 03/05/15 09:20pm Snowbirds
RE: Tire info from a Tire Engineer

Following with interest as well.I used to recap and repair truck and heavy earthmover and mining tires.
slickest1 03/05/15 09:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tires. How old is to old

I just replaced the tires on my coach that were 10 years old. They still looked fine and after they were off and inspected they still looked ok. If I had taken them off at 7 years they would have gave me a used tire price on them ( a little more than casing price) and it would have taken some of the bite out of the cost.Tire shops cannot sell them after they are 10 years old. There are farm trucks and other equipment that can use them at 7 years old. I was pushing it with the 10 year old tires and will trade them back in 7 years. This is what my dealer told me, they all may not be the same.
slickest1 03/02/15 07:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: sorry but what I have is contagous

We are in extended therapy at a Yuma RV park. We are slowly recuperating, dang it's happy hour again. The Stress! Sorry!!
slickest1 02/17/15 09:08pm Around the Campfire
RE: Bush People

Ice road truckers was mentioned. I and many other people I know hauled logs on ice roads carrying twice or more the loads that those clowns are hauling and we just shake our heads at the stupidity of how they drive. A truck wouldn't last a week the way they pound them over bumps. Another one is Highway through Hell. Filmed on the BC Coquihalla hwy. Years ago we used to travel that road back and forth daily and never had a problem. They used to plow the roads day and night, and the odd time when it did get bad you put the right amount of chains on and kept trucking. Seeing these guys out there makes me ashamed to admit I drove for a living.
slickest1 02/17/15 09:03pm Around the Campfire
RE: Hwy US 395

From Reno if you want to go up through Oregon you could take I-80 west to Emigrant Gap and pick up Hwy 20 which will take you to Hwy 101 near Willits, CA. Stay on 101 all through Oregon. It's an awesome drive and good for big rigs. Thanks for that, I looked it up on the mapand it looks good as well.
slickest1 02/15/15 08:22pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy US 395

We use the 395 to get up to OR Coast or just up into OR. Stay at Collier S P if you can in OR and be sure to visit the logging museum - HUGE and wonderful place. Thanks Lauren, I trucked in the logging industry for many years and will definitely have to check that out. Thanks for your help.
slickest1 02/14/15 06:16pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy US 395

You could stay on 395 all the way to the Canadian border - but then you have the BC3 ups/downs to deal with to get to the lower Frasier valley. WA17 to US97 takes you to the border further west. Dealing with the ups and downs don't bother me at all, I spent most of my working life trucking on BC's highways. Most of the passes I have seen down here in the US are pretty tame. I am sure there are a few that may surprise you though. That is why I like to scope it out ahead. This is the place to get the real info. Thanks for your help.
slickest1 02/14/15 06:14pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy US 395

Thanks for all the good answers! I am not really worried about steep grades, but it is nice to know ahead of time that there is no surprises. I had not ever heard much about rt 395, but we will give it a try this year on our way home. We might just carry on up the 395 into Oregon and skip the coastal trip and do it next year. If not the 299 looks the best way. This forum is great for road info. Thanks again.
slickest1 02/14/15 03:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy US 395

Thanks for the replies. I take it that these grades are not that steep but maybe long?
slickest1 02/13/15 06:12pm Roads and Routes
Hwy US 395

Hi, I am wondering if anyone can tell me what hwy 395 is like from the junction of hwy 58 all the way up to Reno. How steep and long are the mountain passes? We have a 38 ft dp pulling a toad. We want to take a different route back to BC from Az and have never been to Reno. From there we would take 395 to Susanville and then 36 over to Red Bluff. Our plan is to eventually go north down the Oregon coast. We would be doing this trip at the end of March. Is it doable or is there a better way. Thanks in advance.
slickest1 02/13/15 05:46pm Roads and Routes
RE: idiot people

In Canada we have daytime running lights( mandatory on all vehicles). They still find ways to be idiots!
slickest1 02/13/15 03:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: confused about tire covers

Go to most tire warehouses and where do you find tires piled. On the concrete with no vapor barrier.
slickest1 02/10/15 08:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Licensing RVers---is it time?

Too many laws and taxes! Lets get them to trash getting CDL for truckers and do away with drivers licences altogether. We would really save big $.
slickest1 02/06/15 07:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Talk about dodging a BULLET !!!

I use a ready brake, and also installed the ready stop. It is mounted further back on the frame, and in this case would have applied the brakes. That said at a slower speed it will stop fairly quick. Will it stay in its lane? It will stop the car the same as others mentioned but will not control what direction it will go before it stops. The safest thing would be the safety cables attached further back to the frame itself separate from the base plate. By the look of that vehicle that wasn't an option because everything is gone.
slickest1 02/05/15 08:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air Brake Calipers....YIKES !!! (UPDATE)

For what it is worth. What would be the cost of an engine or transmission failure in a gas motorhome. It would be less than a diesel but still would rock your budget.
slickest1 02/04/15 08:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: south bc to south ca

It all depends what the weather is doing and going to do. We had our coach winterized and left after New years to head south. We could of de winterized before we left home but waited til we got to Redding Ca. We have been caught out on the road in very freezing conditions and the only thing that froze was the black tank dump valve in that I couldn't open it to dump. A trouble light on for 1/2 hr. fixed that.
slickest1 01/31/15 08:07pm Snowbirds
RE: memory foam mattress in cold RV

Years ago when we had our fiver and lived in Alberta we put a memory foam mattress in it. The temperature dropped to -35 celcius and we hooked on to the trailer and were headed south. We got to Great Falls Montana and stopped for the night and got in the trailer and started the furnace. It didn't take long for the trailer to warm up. Later we went to go to bed and discovered the mattress was froze solid and cold. We piled extra blankets on top and spent a cool night on that brick. It did soften up after 5 or 6 hrs. The next year we pre heated the trailer for a day before we left and all was good. We still laugh about it. We now have a memory foam in our MH.
slickest1 01/31/15 07:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Preventing refrigerator fire on Norcold 1210

There are also alot of RV fires that originate in the engine compartment.
slickest1 01/31/15 07:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: This is Scary

I wish I would have got a picture. A few years ago traveling along a secondary route in B.C. we caught up to a trailer that was all over the road. Finally I had a place to pass and it was at least a 26 ft. travel trailer hooked up to an old Chevy mini van, front wheel drive. The back bumper of the van was only inches from the ground and the front wheels were close to coming off the ground on bumps, in fact they may have been. This guy had very limited steering control and was a danger to everyone on the road. It is one thing to be down on your luck and another to be just plain dumband endanger everyone else.
slickest1 01/30/15 12:27pm General RVing Issues
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