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RE: Trip to Quebec

We stayed across the river in Levis, drove to ferry terminal, ferry dropped you off right in old Quebec City. Would love to go back again. thats what we did too. OP,you say you are learning French? study hard. None of the road signs are in English and with all the construction going on, it was a bit stressful navigating,
soos 04/22/14 12:10am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: sat radio antenna

thanks guys! my DH, a Ford retiree is itching to get the parts now, so we'll have decent GPS coverage in AK.
soos 04/20/14 10:31pm Truck Campers
RE: sat radio antenna

(Original post edited with more pictures and a better description.) This is a simple modification for the late-model Ford Super Duty. 1. Antenna DC3Z-10E893-A $31.00 2. Cable BC3Z-19A397-A $49.00 Result: Works great when the truck is pointed in any direction. Procedure: Disconnect factory Sirius/GPS antenna cable under the driver's side dash, about where the clutch pedal would be if these trucks were so equipped. Cool thing about this is that you DO NOT need to access the back of the factory 8" touch screen head unit, there is a convenient connector right where you need it. In the photo below the connector is the yellow plastic thing with an RF connector inside. Connect up the new cable that you got in the parts list above, and run it through a hole in the firewall into the engine compartment. There's easy ways to do this as the factory gives us a grommetted wire harness right adjacent to the Sirius/GPS connector, that's visible in the bottom of the picture above. Under the hood, run the cable up under the plastic shroud where the windshield wipers park. Drill a couple holes through the shroud (using the GPS antenna as a guide) and connect up the two cables. Optional: Add split loom tubing for additional wire protection, and you can re-use the factory plastic mounts that come with the cable. Enjoy your Sirius radio with the camper on the truck as you head on down the road for more adventures! Good Luck! Joe Joe, did this allow the GPS to function as well? We are headed thru Canada to alaska for the summer. I don't mind going without the radio but I'd really like the GPS to function and right now its spotty with the TC on. thanks,
soos 04/20/14 12:23am Truck Campers
RE: Newfoundland

we took the ferry last year. cat had to stay in the trailer, we could NOT. they do have kennels where u can board your dog if u want, but with very little visitation. also, you have to shut off your propane, so plan accordingly. we just put a couple of bags of ice in the refrig to maintain temperature. the ferry to Port Au Basque is much shorter and you can get a daytime passage. ferry to Argentia sails overnight.
soos 04/19/14 11:59pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Verizon Navigation and Data usage

It would be hard for me to believe that the Uconnect is going to give you enough free data to tether your iPad and use it for anything practical, so I would check out the cost. I use my iPad data for many other things so I wouldn't give up my data plan. In fact I just went from $30 for 2gig to $40 for 4gig. Canada is the trickiest part. No data up there for all practical purposes.
soos 03/31/14 10:46am Technology Corner
RE: Verizon Navigation and Data usage

our Ford system is pretty good for directing us some place, but when we are towing, especially someplace we've never been, I (the passenger) always have the iPad up and running in map mode. I just use basic google maps and what it gives me is satellite view and street view so i can see the actual parking lot. I don't think the built in GPSs will give you satellite view. since we are headed thru Canada again this summer up to Alaska, I might check into that co-pilot map for us. Sue Sue
soos 03/31/14 10:14am Technology Corner
RE: Decent RV Campground from about Santa Barbara to Indio, CA?

Caliente Springs In Desert Hot Springs. 4 hot tubs of varying temperatures and two beautiful pools. Very nice park, accepts Passport Amercia. Stayed at Indian Waters too, but Caliente Springs has them beat.
soos 03/27/14 10:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Backing up whole computer

Many newer computers don't even have a DVD drive any more. Our new Acer doesn't. Sue
soos 03/27/14 10:04pm Technology Corner
RE: Verizon Navigation and Data usage

Navigation is the number one cause of data use on my ipad, but since that's what i bought it for, I don't mind so much. When we're towing, and DH says "can I get into that gas station ahead?" It's great that I know the answer! Sue
soos 03/27/14 09:54pm Technology Corner
RE: Backing up whole computer

Yeah, and it REALLY is a good idea to back everything up. our Dell running windows XP died with no warning. UGH. We lost all our emails etc etc. we had backed everything up, but not recently. We had to buy a new computer and Microsoft walked us through (actually, they remoted in and did it) moving everything from the old hard drive to the new one. I have a new routine. periodic backing up is great but now I have a flash drive and every week or so I load my recent pictures on it. I can delete them when a back up is done. I also now save my excel spreadsheets to google so I don't lose my data. It took me forever to straighten it all out.
soos 03/25/14 10:30pm Technology Corner
RE: John Pennekamp State Park

Curry hammock doesn't have great swimming but it has a nice beach, lots of kiters to watch, kayaking that can be done, a bike path that goes all the way into town, nearby restaurants etc etc We stayed about 10 days there and 2 weeks at pennekamp. They were both fine for exploring the areas they are in. sue
soos 03/10/14 01:09am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Florida Keys Camping - Part #2

There are very few beaches in the keys. When I asked about a waterfront site at Jolly Roger they said I'd pretty much have To wait for someone to die....they are booked every year by the same people. Being waterfront has its own issues. In the keys, wind is one of them, plus the salt spray rusts everything. We stayed at Knights key as well. We also preferred jolly roger. Nice park, friendly people. I love the Sunset Bar too, but we just drove there. Bahia Honda would be great. IF you can get a spot. We tried for months, unsuccessfully.
soos 03/08/14 12:37am Truck Campers
RE: Florida Keys Camping, any recommendation?

RV parks are not $150 a night if you book for a month so it's not a fair comparison to the monthly rate of a condo. about the Zodiac- we discovered that winter in the keys is pretty windy which meant ours didn't get in the water very much. Sue
soos 02/27/14 12:47am Truck Campers
RE: Removing a TS3 Trailer Saver from my truck bed

We unbolt it and leave the whole hitch on the pinbox when we need to. sue
soos 02/25/14 10:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Florida Keys Camping, any recommendation?

Jolly Roger is also our favorite. The problem that you are having with Bahia holds true for the other state parks too. Plus, even if you can get a cancelation, it will usually only be for a few days or a week- a far cry from spending the winter there. We tried for months, two of us, multiple laptops etc and were only able to get one reservation at a state park in the keys. Good luck with it
soos 02/25/14 10:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Using camper when not on truck

Thanks everyone, You set my mind at ease. Although many campgrounds don't allow you to take the camper off the truck, it's nice to know its ok to do it if it's allowed. Sue
soos 02/08/14 10:40pm Truck Campers
Using camper when not on truck

Not sure if I imagined this but I think someone said that the Lance owners manual says that we should Not use the camper when it's not on the truck? Is that true? Does it make sense, or do people ignore it and do it anyway? Thanks
soos 02/07/14 11:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Tecopa Hot Springs and Death Valley

We stayed in Tecopa Hot Springs. Some of the campgrounds have private room hot springs for you to use, included in your camping rate. Again, no clothing but you have the room to yourself. We enjoyed it. Because of all the minerals in the water they suggest you bring your drinking water. sue
soos 01/29/14 11:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

We used the app " Citimaps to go" in Canada. Download the maps when you have wifi and it works with the GPS on the phone and iPad. sue
soos 01/29/14 10:31pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Streaming video on the road

streaming will just make it worse for everyone. I wish more people would take this into consideration.
soos 01/29/14 10:10pm Technology Corner
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