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RE: First Time Traveling Through Canada.

By going around Ottawa you miss seeing the Parliament buildings on Parliament Hill. The changing of the guard is good to see. Just like Washington D.C. they have many good museums.
bsinmich 08/30/15 10:40am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: handicap rv parking

I have been able to park my Roadtrek in handicapped spots most of the time. If there is n space available I do have a scooter. I could not get my heavy Ranger Safari anyplace in the Roadtrek so I bought a Travel Scoot that folds and fits under the bed in the RT. It is expensive ($2600.) but folds very small. It seems primitive to the Safari with no dynamic braking, only 1 wheel drive, not as comfortable seat but it fits. I asked about no lock on the power and they said it weighs 29#. Anyone could just pick it up and carry it away. I carry it unfolded in my Vue with only the seat removed and just lift it out.
bsinmich 08/30/15 10:32am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Ideal length for Class A

The idea that a shorter MH will give better mileage is baloney. The frontal area going through the wind is the difference. RVs have the aerodynamics of a brick. Weight can make a difference but not length. Every MH I have had was longer than the previous one and each newer one got better mileage than the previous one. That has no bearing now. I had to sell my Mountain Aire because the 6 steps up kept me out of it and now have a Roadtrek and am getting a GMC in shape because of 1 step to enter.
bsinmich 08/30/15 09:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: In search of a project

I had a 21' Fireball class C many years back. I had a 360 Dodge engine. I wanted to add a trailer hitch to haul a toad but the hitch store said there was nothing solid to attach it to.
bsinmich 08/29/15 08:08am Beginning RVing
RE: roadtrek the 3 small glass windows in roof

Mine has a plastic channel that the curtain slides in. It is 1 piece for the whole width. Don't you have a Fedders AC over the rear bed? All of my windows have a similar system for closing the curtains.
bsinmich 08/29/15 07:56am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: 1992 onan on board generator operation startup

I don't recommend plugging in with the generator running for the same reason it isn't recommended to plug into a shore power source with the breaker turned on. Any load at all will cause some level of arcing at the plug/outlet contacts during insertion. That is impossible on his unit. His AC cord is what goes into the generator output. This is pre ATS. If you wait to plug it in you are positive there is proper output voltage. Plugging in before starting the gen. will have an immediate load.
bsinmich 08/29/15 07:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Advice for Lake Superior and Lake Huron area Ontario

I have been from Vancouver to Nova Scotia so I am not unfamiliar with Ontario. My point is the new road doesn't give much to see of the Lake compared to MN, WI, and MI. All my relatives live in Ontario. My biggest disappointment though was when the Subway in Mattawa didn't have jalapenos for my sandwich.
bsinmich 08/26/15 05:55pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Taxes/Registration

I just wished the MHs had the same as the TTs. I had $411 per year for my '03 Mountain Aire. If you don't plan on using all year you can get up to 3 60 day permits and save a few dollars that way. They base it on new price and it never drops.
bsinmich 08/26/15 05:43pm Beginning RVing
RE: Electric Entry step not working

Do be careful when working on the steps. The motor and gearing have a lot of torque and can remove fingers easily, or pin you under the step.
bsinmich 08/26/15 05:34pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Older Diesel or New Gas - Newbie question

Older Monacos and all Newmars have hung walls. The walls that get delamination are the ones with laminated walls. Since their walls aren't laminated they can't delaminate. Leaks on these are simple fixes in most cases. All you have to worry about is the repair of the leak. I had a 2005 T&C and it weighed 5000# when I went to the scale. I don't think there was that much weight difference between the Dodge and Chrysler. Have you weighed yours or just guessing.
bsinmich 08/26/15 05:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Advice for Lake Superior and Lake Huron area Ontario

I did the trip in June from Thunder bay to Pembroke, Ontario via Hwy 17. The road around Superior is excellent for driving but worthless for sightseeing. The new road is a couple miles away from the Lake and out of sight for most of the trip. It is 2 lanes with very narrow shoulders and a cable fence for most of the distance. Pulling to the side for a picture is almost impossible as the semis are whizzing past at 120+kph. I did have a black bear run across the road in front of me and almost got rear ended by a semi when I slowed to avoid it. Later I saw 2 moose feeding at the roadside and knew it was time to stop for the night. To see anything you have to get off of 17 and go to the small towns. Many of those roads are not in good shape leaving the highway, and many of the towns have suffered by the highway being moved away from them. Sault Ste. Marie has a lot. The Agawa Canyon train is great, Soo Locks boat tour. all the other things on both sides of the border. Antlers restaurant on the Mich side is an experience. Sudbury has a lot to see and do also.
bsinmich 08/25/15 08:24am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Engine Identification help pls

I had a '96 Pace Arrow that had the Vortec on the valve lifter covers. That was the first year for the Vortec as I was told.
bsinmich 08/25/15 08:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Older Diesel or New Gas - Newbie question

Forget the lightweight gasser. You need an older DP with a tag for all that you will be carrying. That 4000# van will probably have another 1000# stuck into it because you need that space. I have had all type of RVs since '69 and have not run into a problem with the 10 yr. old limit. You probably aren't looking at those expensive resort CGs to begin with. My last big MH was a 2003 Mountain Aire that I had for 11 years. I am now into smaller and antique RVs. With my 40 yr. old GMC I am getting it in shape for travel. It even has an antique vehicle license plate.
bsinmich 08/25/15 07:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Renting a car

I had one experience with Enterprise in Sugar Hill, GA. They had a car saved for me but no one to pick me up. I got a ride there and dropped off. There was no car available and I ended up taking a taxi back.
bsinmich 08/24/15 07:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2 Options for Yellowstone Trip

I was there on Father's day a few years back and our pictures were all in a blizzard. Bear Tooth pass was closed by snow.
bsinmich 08/24/15 06:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1992 itasca sunrise front alternator

12V is not high enough when going down the road. It should read between 13 & 14V.
bsinmich 08/24/15 06:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: trans going into gears hard

What is your idle speed? A high idle will cause that also.
bsinmich 08/24/15 06:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many GAS coaches out there with "50 amp service"?

My '75 GMC has 50 amp and only 1 air conditioner. The water heater is only electric though and out of sight under the rear seat. My refrigerator is also electric only and compressor operated. Fleetwood may have been the last to use 30 amps.
bsinmich 08/21/15 03:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Problems with Class Bs used as second cars where restricted.

I am lucky because the state of Mich. licensed my Roadtrek as a Dodge Van. I will park it here in our condo for a day or 2 but prefer to store it inside when not using it. We get 2 nights before and after a trip in our condos. (I wrote the rules)
bsinmich 08/20/15 07:07am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Europa motorhome

I have the Roadtrek in my signature and with the Dodge 318 I get 17+ mpg so the 18 they claim isn't fantastic. They also don't state if it is manual or automatic transmission.
bsinmich 08/20/15 06:59am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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