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RE: Hope BC to Tsawwassen

In the past (up to 2012) we made many trips to/from the ferry. Glad we don't need to now. But, when we did, preferred the drive from Hwy 1 -> 176 St -> 64 Ave -> 120 St -> 56th and carry on to the ferry. Seemed to be less traffic and timewise it worked out quicker than the main routes. Easy drive, fewer lights, less headache.
sue.t 11/23/14 09:04am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Dempster HWY, Canada

Eagle Plains will let you park in the yard if their camping area is closed. Most campgrounds have their water shut off that time of year but will let you plug in. There are numerous places to boondock/drycamp though. Eagle Plains is open year-round with fuel. Snowstorm possible late in September. This is early September, twenty years ago http://yukonsights.ca/1993SeptemberMain.html#Dempster_Highway This from three seasons, haven't done winter yet! A winter drive is on the bucket list. http://yukonsights.ca/DempsterHwy.html Also read the travel info here http://www.bellsalaska.com/myalaska/yukon-highway-5.html
sue.t 11/22/14 04:19pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 5er guy looking at older TCs for a 2000 F250

We have an 80W Adventurer camper (1900lb dry) for our 2002 F250 4x4 supercab shortbox 7.3 superduty with tow package. Haven't done any upgrades to the suspension. All is good. Often go offroad with it too. Get better fuel mileage than when towing our 25' fifth wheel. Sometimes tow our little 14' aluminum fishing boat too. http://suethomas.ca/images/RV/20120804_Camper3.jpg width=700
sue.t 11/19/14 10:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

Yup, agree with Murray, the Dempster trip is a jaw dropper. The Tombstone Park campground is a very, very nice stay if you enjoy spots with services. Lots of hiking in the area. Great scenery. The landscape around Yukon's Arctic Circle is grand. We did do Dawson City to the Arctic Circle and return to Dawson City in one day BUT it was a LONG day - about 14 hours.
sue.t 11/18/14 09:19pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: A Return Trip to Alaska Motivation

Nah, it wasn't a rant. Just lots of experience having been born & raised here, and now living here again because we love it. But many don't like it, maybe preferring their amenities. Some recent November sights Day's drive to Kluane Lake http://yukonsights.ca/20141109_Kluane.html Dogwalk this afternoon http://yukonsights.ca/20141115_Ibex.html
sue.t 11/15/14 09:15pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: A Return Trip to Alaska Motivation

There are people who love the north and want to return often. There are likely just as many who hated every moment of their trip, not finding any peace or enjoyment in the journey. These are usually the folks who complain about the misery: the rough highway, the high fuel prices, the poor facilities, lack of full services at campgrounds, the road hogs, and so forth. Now that we live here, we do the occasional road trip, but enjoy escaping into the depths of the bush now. We don't need or want hook-ups - would rather be in the grand & vast outdoors hiking a dall sheep trail. Every traveller has their reason for making the trip. If one of you doesn't want to make the trip, well, uhm, maybe this isn't the RV journey to take.
sue.t 11/15/14 01:10pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: The folks I feel sorry for

I suppose walking there is the only real way to do it. Each year there are a few people who do this. One fellow is still doing it now, in winter temps. Last summer there was another fellow pulling a small cycling trailer that hiked his way northward on the Alaska Highway. And another fellow, "Walking John" Frey who went through Beaver Creek in the 1950s Star News, October 30, 1958
sue.t 11/15/14 09:38am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: A Return Trip to Alaska Motivation

Born here, then moved outside, then started visiting with my hubby. His many trips north were part of looking for property so we could move here!
sue.t 11/14/14 10:13pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Unfriendly customs officers :(

We've always had pleasant experiences when crossing, even the time we were pulled over for a routine inspection one evening. Regardless of direction we're travelling. Admittedly, we were a little nervous the one trip crossing from Alaska to Yukon on the Haines Hwy, when one agent talked to us while the other stood at the front of our truck with his hand on his gun. THEN we saw it ... the black bear about 50' away. Phew!
sue.t 11/11/14 10:19pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Lance 400 Holding Tanks Missing

With our camper, there is no holding tank for the grey water. Instead, a simple hose connection that we drain into a plastic 'gas can' that sits on the ground outside, then we drain that tank in an appropriate spot. When travelling, I seal it up and store it beside the toilet inside the camper. This works well when we're winter camping too, no need to worry about the holding tank freezing in the camper and waiting until spring to thaw it out.
sue.t 11/09/14 09:15am Truck Campers
RE: Budgeting for an Alaska Trip

When we RVed to here (before moving here), our total costs for a trip would be about one dollar a mile. BUT we didn't do any tours, never ate out, rarely stayed in a commercial campground and didn't buy many souvenirs, because we had been here so often. Our interest was getting into the back country away from it all. Our last tourist trip was 2010 and two months. We moved here in summer 2011.
sue.t 11/09/14 08:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Sadly I don't have very good luck with dogs

One of our dogs experienced bone cancer in his femur. I documented his experience here http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/16904276.cfm Includes the holistic approach we took, including his change in diet. Those details here, on the thread linked above. Initially he was "given" a few weeks, but with the holistic treatment he thrived for many months. Good months too. The tumoured bone eventually broke and we decided to let him go with it, he was ten years old and a large breed Kuvasz. That dog was one of the best!
sue.t 11/08/14 05:12pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Time to inspect the roof.

If I'm inspecting the roof, I'm on my hands and knees checking all the caulking. No need to walk on it, although we have.
sue.t 11/02/14 07:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: U.S. Route 287

Fantastic Pic Sue , one of your dads ? Yup, he took quite a few from up on the cliffs, showing Whitehorse with all the army barracks that were once there.
sue.t 11/01/14 05:26pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: U.S. Route 287

The tracks can still be seen between the south access (Robert Service Blvd) to Whitehorse and the clay banks. Here's a picture of them from the mid-1950s, long before there was a south access and when the tracks were still in use. Yukon River on the left and clay bank on the right. http://yukonsights.ca/images/Historical/7-14_JacksYukon_Whitehorse.jpg width=700
sue.t 11/01/14 01:07pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: U.S. Route 287

I thought my ears were burning... Yeah, small town. Murray lives on one side and I live far off the other side. Guess that means one of us lives on the wrong side of the tracks...literally :B
sue.t 11/01/14 09:00am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Very Humbling Realization

Walkie talkies totally eliminate the need for the RV dance. I watch the side DH can't so he can't see me, but he can hear me if something is in harm's way.
sue.t 10/24/14 03:21pm Truck Campers
RE: OMGosh! Crack in the side of our Cameo?????

This stuff is great, speaking from experience. Patched a hole in our fifth wheel about 8 years ago with the white colour, sanded it smooth after it had set and now we forget the hole is there because you can hardly see the patch. Hasn't yellowed or broken down in any way. It has hard as a rock and extremely stable. Marine-Tex Epoxy Putty http://www.marinetex.com/marinetexepoxyputty.html
sue.t 10/23/14 09:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Freezing propane tanks

First, have your tank purged with methyl hydrate which will help deal with the moisture in the tank. Second, keep the regulator warm so the moisture cannot freeze within it. We use a 60W light bulb in an small enclosed area with the regulator for our propane system here at the cabin. For the RV those packaged handwarmers can be enough to thaw it out, a new one put on when needed. The propane company that delivers the propane to the cabin also has methyl hydrate in their tanks so our home tanks get enough through that delivery process. We use our propane to temps down to -40 without problem when we keep the regulator warm, in the cabin and in the RV (yes, we've RVed at -40). The propane will lose its efficiency at -40 but will still work. It is the regulator that needs special care.
sue.t 10/23/14 09:14am Tech Issues
RE: Shaw Direct Subscription for fellow Canadians

I'll bite...I have Shaw Direct at our cabin in the bush in Yukon. When will I be able to pick/choose the channels for my subscription rather than have to pay for pre-packaged channel groupings, with channels included that aren't interesting to me? $130 per month for TV reception is a bit silly when we watch only 15-20 of the channels on a regular basis, but those 15-20 are strategically scattered in different groupings so I have to pay for the whole package rather than the just the preferred channel.
sue.t 10/23/14 09:03am Technology Corner
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