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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
RE: Short Box + 5'VR = Disaster????

Thousands of miles on roads & highways in Yukon & Alaska with a shortbox and fifth wheel with an extended pinbox. Never an issue. http://yukonsights.ca/images/CassiarHwy/20090910_KeaneLk-MorchueaLk_063.jpg width=700 Even on narrow gravel goat trails http://yukonsights.ca/images/Canol/20100817_LapieLk-SalmonLk_0822.jpg width=700
sue.t 10/22/14 07:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

When folks talk about how awful the Alaska Highway is, they may have something like this in mind - from about 50 years ago. :B http://yukonsights.ca/images/JackStalberg/61-03_JacksYukon_AKHwy-theSummit.jpg width=700
sue.t 10/19/14 02:44pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Malware or virus??

This discussion provides some tips for removal. Also advises that Regclean Pro may be using your email contact list http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/how-to-remove-regclean-pro-malware/658713a3-cdbf-4deb-8f17-79092bf818e7 Also a good guide about removal here http://malwaretips.com/blogs/systweak-toolbar-removal/
sue.t 10/19/14 02:20pm Technology Corner
RE: Alaska/Yukon Withdrawal

Yukon imagery from throughout the year here http://yukonsights.ca/2014Main.html In March 2014 I drove from Whitehorse to Anchorage, those images here http://yukonsights.ca/20140322_Anchorage.html Here near Eureka Summit on the Glenn Hwy in Alaska http://yukonsights.ca/images/Alaska/20140328_GlennHwy_70.jpg width=700
sue.t 10/19/14 12:11pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: This style camper hatch may put you in trouble for rot:

We special ordered the drip cap thru a dealer that uses this source for their RV products http://www.go-rv.com/coast/do/catalog/page?dealerId=2642&pageNum=254 Go here to select your state or province, to see the dealers in your area that use this same resource. http://www.go-rv.com/coast/do/chooseState Available in lengths from 9 to 73 inches. The length we needed was less than $5. That catalogue can be somewhat addicting, careful!
sue.t 10/19/14 09:20am Truck Campers
RE: This style camper hatch may put you in trouble for rot:

When we were looking at used fifth wheels, we noted wet and rotting wood in several places. So when we found one that was in good shape, we made some modifications. First, an aftermarket trim piece across the top of all the hatches to divert the water. These pieces come in various lengths, and we painted it white. http://yukonsights.ca/images/RV/20090515_FiverFridge_007.jpg width=605 Plus a metal strip across the bottom of the hatch for the fridge so any water that does trickle into the bottom edge can't go into the hatch. http://yukonsights.ca/images/RV/20090515_FiverFridge_001.jpg width=564 I noted a wet area on our camper this fall; water had collected around where the jack attaches to the camper. When I pulled the lower edge trim back, there was water collected along the inside of the trim. That took some butyl tape and silicone-type stuff to seal off well.
sue.t 10/18/14 10:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Trans Canada Highway from Calgary to Pentition

Where is Pentition? I cannot find it on Google maps Gary I'm assuming you should Google for Penticton, not Pentition.
sue.t 10/18/14 10:42am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

In 1946 the US military turned the rustic route over to the Canadian Army. The section between Destruction Bay and Beaver Creek was impassable for a period due to the permafrost melt & mud. In 1948 the highway was opened to public travel as part of the Northwest Highway System. My Dad drove to Yukon from Alberta in 1952. He worked at Snag, one of the air bases on the Northwest Staging Route. Dad met Mom on his numerous trips on the Alaska Hwy into Whitehorse from Snag, when she was working at a lodge at Destruction Bay, Mile 1083. His baby Suzy was born in 1958 and raised at Mile 1202 and then Mile 1204. Between 1958 and 1963 Dad worked for Canada Customs at Mile 1202 and also DPW (Department of Public Works) where his job was to grade and repair the Alaska Highway so the public could continue to travel along it. At Mile 1204 Dad worked as a civilian employee for the US Army on the Haines-Fairbanks pipeline. We drove the 285 miles into town (Whitehorse) often. Back then it was an 8 to 10-hour day to make the trip one-way. I remember sections of corduroy road in the Beaver Creek area. I have Alaska Highway dust in my veins, and my bones continue to be rattled by the route daily. Here are some images from the mid-1950s: Crossing from Alaska into Yukon on the Alaska Highway http://yukonsights.ca/images/JackStalberg/26-08_JacksYukon_AK-YTBorder.jpg width=700 A Cat in the mud near Beaver Creek, when the permafrost melts this is the result http://yukonsights.ca/images/JackStalberg/39-11_JacksYukon_CatInMud.jpg width=700 Wrecks like this were typical on the Alaska Highway and Dad photographed every one he saw http://yukonsights.ca/images/JackStalberg/41-02_JacksYukon_Wreck.jpg width=700 Here, the Watson Lake Signpost Forest in the 1950s http://yukonsights.ca/images/JackStalberg/61-06_JacksYukon_WatsonLkSignPostForest.jpg width=700
sue.t 10/17/14 01:21pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

Pretty much a perfect day today. Hiking with the dogs in our t-shirts under brilliant blue skies, then some soft aurora tonight. http://YukonSights.ca/20141016 Teaser: http://yukonsights.ca/images/Yukon/Ibex/20141016_IbexValley_11.jpg width=700
sue.t 10/16/14 11:37pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

Yup, in Yukon the law requires headlights on at all times when driving Yukon highways. Most newer vehicles have daytime running lights, which is adequate to meet the law. If your vehicle doesn't have daytime running lights, be sure to turn on your headlights while travelling on Yukon highways. There are signs to remind you.
sue.t 10/16/14 02:33pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

See the sticky in this thread for a list of fuel stops to help with planning. Alaska Hwy fuel stops We have about a 200 mile limit when pulling the fifth wheel. Northbound on the Alaska Hwy, these are our stops because the availability of fuel is usually reliable. - Dawson Creek (But we usually fill up before Dawson Creek so we don't have to turn off into town off of Hwy 97, but most tourists do want to see Dawson Creek so this town would be a good fuel stop) - Fort St John - Fort Nelson - Toad River - Contact Creek - Watson Lake - Teslin - Whitehorse - Haines Junction (to top up because its cheaper than Destruction Bay) - Destruction Bay - Beaver Creek (a reliable stop too but tends to be more expensive, if crossing the border, Northway is about 60 miles from Beaver Creek) - Northway, Alaska
sue.t 10/16/14 08:18am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: ALCAN Highway

Joe, 1202 to the border is only 20 miles. Very easy day's drive! Most folks at 1202 go to mile 1313 and back in a day. Pizza at Fast Eddy's is a popular activity :D And, ayup, living at 1204 meant we didn't always check in with customs when we came home from Alaska. :O
sue.t 10/08/14 08:15pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: ALCAN Highway

Sigh...the Alcan hasn't existed for decades. It is officially called the Alaska Highway, for more than half a century now. Alcan was the label for the US military project for construction of the original dirt road. Yeah, I take it kind of personal since I grew up on the Alaska Highway, Mile 1204 to be precise. :D http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_YT/20140824_SoldiersSummit_10.jpg width=700
sue.t 10/06/14 10:19pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Bringin Fish Back to the Lower 48 from Alaska

I asked Canadian Customs about this on my trip back home to Alaska this summer. Their advice was 1) don't try to bring any bear meat over the border -it's illegal in Canada... Bear meat is not illegal in Canada. Many people hunt & eat bear in Yukon. It can be a bit chewy, but it is edible. BUT if you're crossing into Canada from the US with bear meat you need to have the correct permits, and depending on the type of bear and your intended use of the product, you may not be able to get a permit. Wild Animal and Plant Trade Regulations
sue.t 10/05/14 09:05am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Your suggestions please, on route

Haines is a deadend, yup. But a great drive. Ferry can be boarded at Haines. Skagway is also a deadend. Another great drive. Ferry can also be boarded at Haines. If you like to drive, then taking the Alaska Highway northbound is a good idea, and the Cassiar Highway (Hwy 37) southbound provides a nice route. Makes it easy to stop in at Stewart BC and Hyder AK. We very much like driving the Cassiar Highway. There are three excellent provincial parks along this route, all very nice overnight stops. There aren't many lesser roads out of Skagway or Haines. Only the same routes on which you drive in. The coastal area is mountainous, thus no lesser roads connecting communities. Just the local roads around each community. Some would argue the Cassiar is a lesser road :B
sue.t 10/04/14 03:29pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Bump ... no not a frost heave, just a bump up on the thread list so folks don't lose track of all the info here.
sue.t 10/03/14 06:05pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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