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RE: 2011 F350 make funny noise in dash above 60mph

We can tell when our turbocharger kicks in on the 7.3L, it is noisy but not overly loud or annoying. Definitely noticeable though. But if clamps were loose I expect it would be considerably noisier.
sue.t 07/31/14 12:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

...other than some screws shaking loose. In you, or the rig? :B Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny again, after today's steady rain/drizzle. Our creek is up 18" and running murky.
sue.t 07/30/14 09:42pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: New desktop needed- any deals?

What do you need your desktop to do? What programs do you use? What plans do you have for future use? How much space do you have to put it on? What other hardware will you be using with it? Do you need lots of hard drive space for files (photography?)? How much of a factor is speed of your system? How long do you hope to keep this desktop system? This isn't a silly question, really. I have a new desktop but also have a 7-year-old system that continues to run just fine and fast enough for basic use, but when purchased it was a high end one.
sue.t 07/30/14 06:47pm Technology Corner
RE: Ford F250 2003 Truck Camper Choice

Question for sue.t: How accurate are the Adventurer listed dry weights, in your opinion? I spied a 2002 90FW model and company brochure lists a dry weight of 1937 pounds. We haven't had the opportunity to weigh the truck & camper since purchase. My impression is the weights are reasonably accurate though. The listed dryweight for our Adventurer 80W is 1898 lbs. The sticker on the camper lists 1839 lbs as the actual dryweight for this unit. Our F-250 is the 4x4 7.3L supercab shortbox and weighed 6,966 lbs at the scale with humans, dogs, tools. Without any modification, it handles the camper very well. No sway. Rides level. Doesn't bottom out. All good.
sue.t 07/29/14 06:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

The tour buses boogey along the Taylor Highway. A few miles west of Chicken we pulled over to the far right to let this one go by... http://yukonsights.ca/images/ToW/20110722_TaylorHwy_419.jpg width=700
sue.t 07/29/14 02:24pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: How do Canadain rv standards differ from U.S.

From Transport Canada - an admissibility list for vehicles. These are the vehicles that cannot be imported to Canada regardless... Here's the list for Class A & C mothorhomes http://www.tc.gc.ca/motorvehiclesafety/safevehicles/importation/usa/vafus/list2/Section5_1.htm Class B http://www.tc.gc.ca/motorvehiclesafety/safevehicles/importation/usa/vafus/list2/Section5_2.htm Links to the list of all the vehicles http://www.tc.gc.ca/motorvehiclesafety/safevehicles/importation/usa/vafus/list2/menu.htm
sue.t 07/28/14 09:59pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Thanks, Smitty. That is what I needed to know! Good stuff.
sue.t 07/28/14 12:26pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

We pulled the fifth wheel across the Taylor Highway in September 2010, a couple of days after it re-opened due to construction that was required because the highway washed away. We've been across it twice since then, in 2011 (fifth wheel) and 2012 (truck & camper). Have never considered it dangerous. We like to take 2-3 days for the trip though so aren't in any hurry. We often pull over to let others go by. The only incident we had was when a Class A parked in the middle of the road about a mile into the Alaska side and he wouldn't move or talk to us. So we pulled the fifth wheel around him by going down into the ditch and carried on into Yukon. He should have taken a break at the Davis Dome Wayside, which was just a few hundred yards west of his stop. Regardless, my page with pictures shows the conditions of the Taylor Highway (before the paving this year near the border). http://yukonsights.ca/TaylorHwy.html
sue.t 07/28/14 08:24am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Beer, Beef, Dairy, Fruits and Vegetables

At the border crossings between Washington and British Columbia, the agents are more rigorous about fruits & veggies, regardless of the direction you're travelling. The reason is that both Washington and B.C. have much farmland and orchards so they enforce the rules to ensure no transfer of disease or insects. I expect a crossing from Montana to B.C. would have the same rigor. On the crossings here in Yukon, the only issue seems to be taking citrus into Alaska. Have never been asked about other fruits or veggies when travelling either direction, but then neither Alaska or Yukon have much farmland or orchards. If you're stocking up on beer, be prepared to pay duty on quantities over the amount permitted across the border for "personal use".
sue.t 07/28/14 08:12am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: How do Canadain rv standards differ from U.S.

Equipment in Canadian RVs must be CSA approved, and have the CSA label attached to the RV. Propane must meet Canadian Gas Association standards. There's a good brochure here, from Manitoba http://www.firecomm.gov.mb.ca/docs/rv_brochure.pdf CSA standards differ from US standards. An example would be the Honda EU2000 generator. There was a recall in the US but not in Canada. The American-sold generator did not meet CSA standards so the generator was modified for sale in Canada. http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2012/11/american-honda-recalls-portable-generators-due-to-fire-and-burn-hazard/index.htm
sue.t 07/27/14 10:49pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Fantastic fan

In the fifth wheel and in the camper we replaced a vent with a Fantastic Fan. No problems with either. The fifth wheel was pre-wired for a fan so no problems there. For the camper, we had to pull a wire over, but it wasn't a big problem.
sue.t 07/27/14 09:12am Truck Campers
RE: Boy Scout border crossing

I heard the boy scout leader interviewed on CBC radio here in Yukon. The group were in four vans crossing the border from Yukon into Alaska on the Alaska Highway, at the US border station Port Alcan. The boys were in the scout uniforms. Apparently the problem started with the first van crossing, with some attitude between the scout leader and an agent. Then the incident was with a boy scout in the next van to cross, and apparently the issue was he took pictures. Yet, I've taken pictures at the border crossing without issue, even have those posted online, and it hasn't been a problem. I make no secret of it. As I listened to the interview, I wondered what the underlying problems/issues were. Admittedly, if a youngster jumped out of a vehicle and started searching through baggage on a van roof, I might also be concerned about what is coming out of that bag and be tempted to protect myself just in case. In the interview the scout leader indicated that the agents seemed concerned about drugs crossing the border, and asked several times if the boys had drugs in their possession. One boy was on medication and was concerned. The leader also mentioned that one of the vans smelled strongly of incense and the driver was questioned about that. The story went on to indicate that one of the boys was burning incense to disguise the smell of cigarette smoke of the driver. But why is a driver smoking cigarettes with youth in the van? Dunno...just one side of the story was heard. Surely there is more to it that caused the incident.
sue.t 07/25/14 01:07pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Filling fresh water tank before trip, good or bad?

We drycamp 99% of the time, rarely stay at locations with hookups. So our water tank is always filled before we leave home and then filled as we need it, usually at the same time we're dumping the tanks.
sue.t 07/25/14 07:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

I'll clarify...I'm not looking for a campground to stay at or near Watson Lake. If we are travelling that way, we drycamp outside of town. I'm hoping to learn if the Tags/Tempo campground is open again. It is/was the one at the corner of the Alaska & Campbell Highways, across from the visitor info centre. No one has mentioned staying there so I'm assuming it isn't.
sue.t 07/25/14 07:09am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Boondocking in Hyder?

Salmon Glacier seems to go on and on in both directions http://yukonsights.ca/images/CassiarHwy/20070903_SalmonGlacier1.jpg width=800 The left side in the above image ends like this (toe of the glacier) http://yukonsights.ca/images/CassiarHwy/20070903_SalmonGlacier2.jpg width=640
sue.t 07/24/14 12:48pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Gosh, I'm needing some info! Regarding Watson Lake - anyone stayed in an RV park there recently? There's many rumours about what is open or not and hoping someone can fill me in. Note on edit: I'm not looking for campground recommendations - I'm only wanting to know what is open. I think Downtown RV Park is open. The RV Park at Tags/Tempo gas station was closed due to a fire in the building a few years ago - does anyone know if it is open again? What about Campground Services on the south end of Watson Lake - are they open now? Last I heard they'd been closed for a couple of years. So, I'm wondering if Downtown RV Park is the only commercial RV park in Watson Lake. Anyone?
sue.t 07/24/14 12:42pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: No excuses, no backup, but would like to recover HD data

During my one and only hard drive failure, when nothing was accessible on the laptop's hard drive, booting with the emergency repair disk worked but the drive was not repairable. Then I was able to use good old fashioned MS-DOS to 'see' the drive and access files. This gave me the opportunity to copy the files important to me. Then off it went to a shop (we were on the road so I didn't have all my computer trick stuff with me and didn't have access to the internet where we were in Yukon). The shop tried all their tricks without success. So I reformatted the drive, reloaded the operating system and programs, copied back my files and carried on. The drive still continues to work without problem four years later.
sue.t 07/21/14 07:49am Technology Corner
RE: Boondocking in Hyder?

That's a bad spot in the road...here's how it looked in September 2007! http://yukonsights.ca/images/CassiarHwy/20070903_SalmonGlacier4.jpg width=700
sue.t 07/20/14 09:57pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: New fifth wheel, over weight for my 2006 Dodge 2500?

Our 25' fifth wheel, with a GVWR of 7,000 lbs, has our 3/4 ton F-250 PSD just a couple hundred pounds under the truck's GVWR of 8,800 lbs when its loaded for a weekend trip, fresh tank full of water. When we're loaded for longer trips, we're a couple of hundred pounds over the truck's GVWR. With the 25' fifth wheel, we know the trailer is there if we hit a frost heave but otherwise it runs very smooth and easily.
sue.t 07/20/14 01:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: backing up ITunes

There are detailed and easy to follow instructions here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4527 Which I used when needing to reformat the hard drive of the desktop with our iTunes music. Most of our music comes from historical CDs, not the iTunes store. Years & years ago it wasn't so easy to transfer music to a new computer or hard drive. Now it is very simple. I used an external hard drive to copy the files over to, reformatted the drive, then decided to load the tunes to another desktop instead. It was seamless; just needed to link the program to the location where I copied the library. The instructions explain it step by step.
sue.t 07/20/14 01:18pm Technology Corner
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