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RE: 1st Time Unloading Camper - A Few Questions

With our Adventurer camper, we were told by the salesperson to not use it off the truck without support under the floor. Thus we have two super-duper sawhorses under the camper when it's stored in the yard. The jacks are also down with minimal weight on them - the sawhorses take the weight.
sue.t 09/01/14 08:22am Truck Campers
RE: New Canadian currency melts?

http://www.snopes.com/business/money/melting http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/can-the-new-polymer-bills-take-the-heat http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/07/12/bank-of-canada-defends-durable-plastic-bills-despite-melting/ http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/01/01/canada-new-bills-melting-polymer-baked http://business.financialpost.com/2012/07/12/new-plastic-bills-reportedly-melting-in-summer-heat/ http://wpmedia.news.nationalpost.com/2012/07/natdummy.jpg width=500
sue.t 08/31/14 04:26pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Carrying Motorcycle

Our trials motorcycle is only 160 lbs. DH had this made for it; have done thousands and thousands of miles, including lots of gravel and rough roads. When we don't have the bike with us, we leave the rack on - it makes a nice spot to rest things or sit upon! The skid plate is bolted to the hump in the rack http://yukonsights.ca/images/RV/20110617_MCCarrier_001.jpg width=700 http://yukonsights.ca/images/RV/20110617_MCCarrier_010.jpg width=700 We have a cover on it when travelling - this was the test run though where I followed to ensure things didn't bounce around too much http://yukonsights.ca/images/RV/20110619_MCRack.jpg width=700
sue.t 08/31/14 09:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Beaver Creek is my home town so I visit there often. Yup, grew up there. Not many folk can say that, or would want to say that. :)
sue.t 08/27/14 09:06pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Well, gosh ... there was one "pot hole" so deep that the highway crew simply put a log on its end into it. Thus, approaching vehicles literally saw a pole in the middle of the lane! For those not paying attention, I guess a dented bumper would be better than being embedded in a hole up to your axle. Thank goodness it was staying light 24/7 then, can't imagine coming upon that "fix" in the dark!
sue.t 08/27/14 05:27pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

We found this great campground below the bad road section called Discovery Yukon. You haven't yet gone through the worst section of the AK Highway if you're there at the White River and headed south. You're not far from it though... :E
sue.t 08/27/14 09:52am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

The pressure is on to get gas/oil field operations wrapped up before the snow flies so workers are in a hurry. We found that too -- crazy silly speeding pickup trucks on the highway with no patience for other vehicles. Some of the local transport trucks also took some risks to make time too; it was like playing bumper cars. It was a stressful stretch the September we drove it. The mud comes onto the highway from the side roads used by those pickup trucks. Makes a slick mess.
sue.t 08/26/14 08:27am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: New Canadian currency melts?

... Oh yes, my mother in law is in the box, also. Enjoy. We put the old folks, respectfully called "elders" here, on ice floes and set them free. Polar bears call'em "lunch". :B :E
sue.t 08/26/14 08:18am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Reports have been that the Cassiar is in good shape, gets better as you go south. Some have indicated that the Alaska Highway between Fort Nelson and Fort St John is extremely busy and crowded with oil/gas field workers -- hard to find a campsite in the area.
sue.t 08/25/14 09:53pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: New Canadian currency melts?

As a public service, I will store and caretake your Canadian currency, here in the cooler temps of Canada's far north. Please send without a self-addressed stamped envelope. And to preserve your privacy and ensure I don't sell your personal data, please don't tell me who you are. :B
sue.t 08/25/14 06:29pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Anyone have an old dog die while on the road?

Our 18 month old dog died with Cryptococcal disease while on a trip in 2010. The symptoms developed while we were in Alaska. First thought of the vet in Fairbanks was Lyme disease. She became worse on our way into Yukon. Had another vet visit and blood tests done in Yukon after I asked about Cryptococcal disease, which wasn't uncommon in our area of Vancouver Island. The blood sample was shipped to Vancouver, confirmation came three days later, while we were driving to Vancouver to see a specialist. Despite getting her to the specialist in Vancouver BC, and treatment for three days, she died. The veterinary hospital was kind enough to arrange her cremation overnight so we could leave the city the next day. The crematorium provided her ashes in a nice urn and with pawprint cast in clay. We still have her ashes and pawprint with us.
sue.t 08/25/14 04:04pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

North of Ft. Nelson, there are several good parks many miles before Liard Hot Springs. The private Tetsa River Services campground (75 miles north of Ft. Nelson) and the scenic, well-maintained, well-run private RV park at Toad River (good WiFi too) are worth making a reservation to stay in, if necessary. There is also the Tetsa River Regional Park about 15 miles east of Tetsa River Services, which, again, has no hookups. If you're southbound on the Alaska Highway and leave Liard Hotsprings, it is about 200 miles to Fort Nelson. In Fort Nelson most of the campgrounds are full with oil/gas field workers. Continuing southbound between Fort Nelson and Fort St. John, there's usually nothing available either. We did a lot of looking while headed southbound in September 2007 and finally settled on staying in a rest area overnight because there was nothing else to be had. Another good reason to go north on the Alaska Highway and return south using the Cassiar Highway.
sue.t 08/24/14 08:59pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

Milepost is a great resource for those who want to boondock/drycamp along the way. It lists every little turnout, road widening, creekside stop, sideroads, hiking trails, etc. It also mentions good fishing spots and wildlife areas. Historical info too. This much info could be overwhelming for some. A negative with the Milepost is they don't provide much information about commercial facilities that aren't also advertisers. Thus, the info about the facilities should be taken with a grain of salt. In addition to the post-it note suggestions, I also used a yellow & pink highlighter to mark spots we wanted to check closer.
sue.t 08/24/14 08:45pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Elk Falls, BC

We always carried on down the highway to Buttle Lake in Strathcona Park. The Buttle Lake campground and Ralph River campground (also on Buttle Lake) are quieter and more peaceful. The drive from Campbell River is pleasant too and not that long. Lots of hiking trails to explore. Elk Falls can be rowdy and being close to Campbell River means it is also often a party-hardy spot, especially on weekends.
sue.t 08/24/14 05:50pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Crossing into Canada

You need a passport to return to the USA, not to enter Canada. Canada customs agents will ask for it, but that's to ensure you're able to return to the US!
sue.t 08/24/14 02:44pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: taking cats into canada

According to the Canadian gov't site linked above a valid rabies certificate is required, a health certificate is NOT. Same for dogs; a health certificate is NOT required for your dog to visit Canada but a valid rabies certificate is. I feel sorry for folks paying to get a health certificate when it is NOT required to visit or drive through Canada on your way to Alaska. We've crossed the border many times with our pets. Have had to show the certificates only twice.
sue.t 08/22/14 10:55am RV Pet Stop
Missing traveller FOUND - Tennessee to Alaska

Those of you on your way to, or returning from, Alaska, please keep your eyes open! This 74-year-old gentleman crossed into Canada on August 16, headed to Alaska on his black 1997 Goldwing tri-wheel motorcycle, Tennessee license plate ZB0984, towing a small Bushtek trailer. His family haven't heard from him since the 16th. His name is Jackie Dean Caldwell, known as Jack. If you see him or his bike, please call the RCMP at 403-647-3955 or contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-222-TIPS. From http://www.albertapolicereport.ca/2014/08/21/request-assistance-to-locate-an-overdue-traveller/ http://www.kelownanow.com/files/files/images/Caldwell%20and%20bike_1.jpg width=600 http://www.kelownanow.com/files/files/images/Caldwell%20.jpg width=600
sue.t 08/22/14 09:37am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Hey, I'm writing some articles about RVing to Alaska from the Lower 48. Your input can help make my advice more worthy, if you have a minute to reflect and share. What do you wish you'd known before heading to Alaska? What words of wisdom would you share with other RVers planning their Alaska trip? What were your favorite activities in Alaska?
sue.t 08/21/14 09:17am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Outlook problems again?

No problems with Outlook. What email host? gmail? hotmail? yahoo? local service provider? another?
sue.t 08/21/14 08:28am Technology Corner
RE: thieves at Rondeau

Any wobbly bears around there? :B We never, and I mean NEVER, leave anything out at night as the scent of stuff attracts wildlife. Even the dog leashes attached to the outside stairs of the RV can attract bears who want to sniff and check it out. If not the bears, than some other wildlife will be curious. Simple solution seems to be to not leave anything out.
sue.t 08/20/14 08:26am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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