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RE: Discover Card in Canada

For cash I have found Credit Unions are very reasonable on exchage rates. I went to a ATM in Toronto and got 6 languages as my choice. Canadian Cash is accepted all over. Their new money was supposed to be impossible to counterfeit. Within a week the banks were inviting their business clients to show them how to spot the counterfeit money.
bsinmich 11/27/16 02:09pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Discover Card in Canada

My experience with Discover is that even when they have a Discover sign on their door it won't get accepted. AAA has a Visa here in MI. that has no foreign transaction fee. The Master Card from sam's Club has eliminated the fee. I have only been in Canada for 3-4 weeks this year so far so that is my experience.
bsinmich 11/25/16 05:58am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Used RVs

The original purchase will get your RV. You should also have a good emergency fund for repairs. Tires for a Class A run $500-$1000. and usually RVers don't wear them out before they have deteriorated from age (5-7 years). Everything else will cost more on an RV for service. When we got ito RVs in 1969 my car could pull a TT. That is no linger true. I have had 6 motorhomes over the years and the only one that gave me any problem was the new one. The 5 used ones were much better for dependability. I got into my Roadtrek after losing my wife and the GMC was a lark for me that just hasn't worked out. I can't climb the step to the driver seat which was the same reason I had to sell my Moutain Aire.
bsinmich 11/21/16 07:56am Beginning RVing
RE: All year round camping in SW Ontario

If you are in Detroit, MI and want to go to Ontario you go South. Essex County is the "Sun parlor" of Canada. I think half of it is under greenhouses. The last few years I have noticed the tobacco drying sheds are empty and other crops in the fields.
bsinmich 11/18/16 07:41am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: We've quit

I turned 78 2 days ago and did have to make a few changes in my RVing. We started in '69 and have had all but a pickup in that time. I ujse an electric scooter to get around and could not get up the 6 steps to my Mountain Aire. DW said when I died she was going to get a Roadtrek. She died before me and I got the Roadtrek, then thought the GMC would be easier to get into. The scooter fits in the rear of the Roadtrek and I have done a lot in the 3 years I gave owned it. GMC has no place to store my scooter and is up for sale. I hope to get a few more years of RVing in before having to quit.
bsinmich 11/18/16 07:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: how in the heck to pick a used class A

If you are concerned about rattles think about what would rattle if you took your house along. Dishes and other things in cupboards are #1. Tichtening can really help a lot. I replaced upper ball joints on my 95 Roadtrek and it really got quieter. Cost was $800. and that included some other work as well. As you can see by my signature I don't think your coach is old. My '75 GMC is very quiet with air suspension and aircraft engineered body.
bsinmich 11/18/16 07:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: getting old

I always put my home phone on call forwarding when I leave (except for Church) and never miss a phone call. I got plenty of calls prior to the election but now it is back to normal.
bsinmich 11/11/16 04:24am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Corrugated floor insulation foam board

If you are in Chicago you are only a shoty ride to Elkhart where they have all of that kind of stuff in the supply stores.
bsinmich 11/10/16 12:00pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: class a tires

Once you join FMCA and find their other benefits you will probably stay a member.
bsinmich 11/10/16 11:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: getting old

I just retired fully on Nov 1. This is my 7th retirement and final one. I had 48+ years as a financial planner and insurance agent. I was a Church organist for 61 years and a school bus driver for over 50 years. I tried to retire from each of them a couple times and alwats ended back in them. I will turn 78 next tuesday and ready to do some travelling. A friend suggested E-Harmony so by the second day I haven't been back there but I have had a lot of dates with one I met the second day. I feel like high school again.
bsinmich 11/10/16 11:31am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Class B Versatility

We had a 38' Mountain Aire for 11 years and my wife said when I died she was going to get a Roadtrek. She went first and the lady that does my cleaning had just gotten a 190P Roadtrek. They went out 1 time and found that her 6'3" husband didn't fit the 5'11" bed on the first night. I have been happy with it since, but it is lonely travelling alone.
bsinmich 09/14/16 05:20pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Real age

My '95 Roadtrek is on a '94 chassis. From the dates of each I have about the last chassis from '94 and the first '95 put on it. They are 2 weeks apart.
bsinmich 09/14/16 05:15pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Canadian Health Care

You have your answer butnI can giv youthe official Medicare answer. Medicare does not cover when uou are out of the US but most Medicar Supplement plans will cover you ot of the country. Only the 2 cheapest plans do not have foreugn coverage. Medicare Advantage plans have their own rules and you have to check with your insurer for their coverage. When you have an Advantage plan Medicare pays the ins. co. about $1050 per month to take care of you.
bsinmich 09/07/16 06:23pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Old insurance claim

I did something similar on my Mountain Aire. When it was only a year olf it slid into a hole in a CG that was full of grass and dented the one door on the L side. The estimate was $1900.00. I told the insurance agent to hold off and then he retired 4 years later. When I contacted AAA they questioned me and then did the repair 4 years later and the price was still the same.
bsinmich 09/07/16 06:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: ? help on used MH

By '02 I believe Ford had cured the spark plug issue. You probably have a 110V TV and the coach batteries are either 2X6V in series or 2X12V in parallel. Either serup will give you 12V of power. Higher end MHs may have an inverter that changes 12V to 110V but that is not common in kiwer cost models. You would need more batteries to do this for very long or get a 12V TV. The generator also puts out the 110V. There is nothing wrong with your coach in that regard. Your Refrig will need the 12V even to run on propane necause of the circuit board that contrils it.
bsinmich 09/07/16 05:58pm Beginning RVing
RE: Jayco class A experiences

Jayco was just taken over by either Thor or Forest river so all new management there now. Just a couple miles away is Newmar who have excellent service and reputation. The Miller family has owned Newmar and not sold out to anyone. I would go for another Newmar if I was looking for anothe big Class A.
bsinmich 09/07/16 05:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brake Interlock Switch

Ford or Chevrolet?
bsinmich 09/05/16 12:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many of you use solar?

I had solar panels for keeping the batteries up in storage on my '96 Pace Arrow and '03 Mountain Aire. To me they were useless because I stored inside. When camping we were always in a CG.
bsinmich 09/04/16 01:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: First Time RV owner...need some advice please!

I started with a brand new Jamboree in 1969 and have many various RVs in that time. In my experience I found that many Cs have a water problem in the cabover section that is expensive to repair. I would consider an A and I would also say that Newmar was the first to come ot with slides in 1990 and has the most experience with slides. I had a 2003 Mountain Aire gas MH and had virtually no problems with it in 11 years. I miss it but the 6 steps up kept me out. I have 1 step in the GMC and the Roadtrek suits better for a single person. Keep looking and it is no more difficult to drive a Class A over a C. The rear is the same width on both so you need the same space to get around.
bsinmich 08/22/16 07:36am Class C Motorhomes
RE: man its hot !!

Keep in mind that white will be cooler than silver. If you don't believe that try touching 2 different cars in a parking lot
bsinmich 08/22/16 07:18am Class C Motorhomes
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