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RE: RV travel to Vancouver Island restricted

So they wont be booking RVs, so does that mean you can travel without a reservation? I kinda wondered about that myself..... What happens if you just show up there with your rig?
BobsYourUncle 04/20/21 07:16am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RV travel to Vancouver Island restricted

BIL on Vanvouver Island emailed me this article. Looks like they will very soon not be allowing bookings for RVs on BC Ferries. RV Travel restricted - BC Ferries
BobsYourUncle 04/19/21 09:35pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Arctic Fox 1150 is breaking my 2016 Ford 350 dually

I have the exact same issue with my 3500 GM Dually. It is not a TC, but a rack and pair of heavy toolboxes sitting on the bed rails. Same effect as a camper sitting there. The front of the rack has a welded cross bar, the back has 2 steel straps in an X to hold it together as a unit like a TC. Total weight about 2000 pounds. The bed of my truck is beat badly. There are visible stress cracks in multiple places. The sides of the bed rails are splayed out to the point where the tailgate is hard to operate. Truck is a 2007 and the entire box was replaced in early 2012 after a hard front end collision caused the entire unit to severely push forward and down, further damaging the box. On mine, the weight has crushed the box to frame mounts to the point where the body lines of the box sit about 1 1/2 inches lower than the cab. Maybe check yours for that too. And I don't drive like an idiot either. I am careful on corners, slow for bumps and so on. So yours is not an isolated incident. I think the quality of today's trucks is sadly lacking compared to yesteryears vehicles. Thinner, cheaper, less weight, less substance etc all contributes to premature failure.
BobsYourUncle 04/14/21 07:02am Truck Campers
RE: 2nd bottle won't discharge any LP after switching

Check to be sure the fitting is adequately tightened onto the bottle. I had one once that wasn't tight enough to actuate the gas flow. I checked to be sure it was clean and free of any dirt, then snugged it up good and it worked fine. They are designed to cut the flow if it does not have a good firm fit.
BobsYourUncle 04/12/21 10:19pm Tech Issues
RE: LOUD metallic clunk/clang

Can you feel the trailer move a little, or sort of lurch a bit or something when this happens? I would suspect something in the suspension, such as a shackle that is perhaps bound up a bit and it suddenly moves as the trailer sits a bit after being set up, and it settles from movement inside. Or perhaps a spring itself? The sound of a shackle settling / moving would echo loudly through the spring, giving a metallic sound as you describe.
BobsYourUncle 04/12/21 10:13pm Travel Trailers
07 GMC "Service Air Bag" warning ??

I started up my truck in sig to move it this morning and noticed the dash warning "Service Air Bag" was on. Anybody experience this issue? First time I have ever seen it. I have no idea why it would come on. The truck was just sitting there parked. Nothing happened. Most likely 27 different reasons that could cause this.....
BobsYourUncle 04/04/21 08:19am Tech Issues
RE: Concern about RVing with Our Dogs

Barking dogs bother everyone in a campground. And it isn't just the people nearby. That nuisance noise travels a long ways and irritates everyone. I doubt this would work for you.
BobsYourUncle 04/04/21 07:06am RV Lifestyle
RE: Stolen Catalytic Converter

..... future thefts. They weld a sheet underneath that protects the cat. What are your thoughts on this protection device? One caution on putting a shield underneath. Cats generate a LOT of heat and require breathing room for heat dissipation. I would not be blocking it in any way. Possible fire hazard.
BobsYourUncle 03/31/21 07:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Stolen Catalytic Converter

I can envision most shops declining the work though in commiefornia. Probably the same up there in Washantifa Same thing here in Canadruggie too...
BobsYourUncle 03/30/21 02:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone use Fototime for photo hosting?

BobsYourUncle 03/24/21 12:16pm Technology Corner
RE: Canadians: 65+ are getting vaccines now

Silversand: To try to swing things back on topic here.... My brother crossed over into Canada this afternoon. Although I havent talked to him since he arrived at his destination, I was following him via location sharing on Google maps. By zooming in it appears he had a secondary inspection at the Canadian border too, however I don't think he was at the border for any more than 20 min - half an hour. So in other words, no problem crossing. He does have to quarantine for 2 weeks, but he drove directly to his home 40 miles north of the border. Hope this helps!
BobsYourUncle 03/21/21 05:35pm Snowbirds
RE: Canadians: 65+ are getting vaccines now

BobsYourUncle -- Is that $400 US? Or did you convert to Canadian (for the purpose of this forum)? How many Canadians in his party took the Covid test? Where did your brother take the test; most would go to the labs of a local public county Health Department and Clinic, not a private medical business or hospital like Doctors Care. As stated, $400 US. That would be 5 something Cdn. I don't know where he had it done, aside from some place in Eugene. I would assume he looked up and found the nearest facility that offered the test. I should ask him. Is there a difference in where you get tested? One in his party, he is traveling alone aside from his dog.
BobsYourUncle 03/21/21 07:03am Snowbirds
RE: Rear Storage Mod.

That looks really awesome! And I can appreciate how much work it was to build because I have one on the back of our TT. It is soooooo nice to have a place to stow things like the shore power cable, the ground mats for under the awning, the hitch and eq bars when not in use, extra hoses, wood blocks, camp chairs and more.
BobsYourUncle 03/20/21 09:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone use Fototime for photo hosting?

I'm going to check it out and figure out how to do it. Thanks!See if you can display a google image here. See if you can access from my links, here is some PDFs from my Google shared docs folder.. Homemade wire lugs.. Click HERE My TT Rebuild PDF.. HERE My 8700W gen sound test video (for those folks thinking the muffler is where the sound comes from) HERE If you can open up my PDF and video links, pix files will be no issue.. You do not "need" to use Google pix for sharing pictures either.. Just use the Google drive and set for sharing.. May take a couple of tries to get it working as it isn't 100% obvious on how to do it.. Thought about making a doc to show how it is done but by the time I would get it posted Google would most likely have changed how to set it up.. Yes, your links all work fine. Thanks for the pointers.
BobsYourUncle 03/20/21 08:55pm Technology Corner
RE: Canadians: 65+ are getting vaccines now

My brother stopped in Eugene, Or this morning to get his covid test before hitting the Canadian border tomorrow. They nailed him $400. US for the freakin test!..... Wow, just wow!
BobsYourUncle 03/20/21 08:48pm Snowbirds
RE: Canadians: 65+ are getting vaccines now

In a couple days I may be able to offer some insight. Not a returning snowbird, but a similar situation. My brother sold his home in Cabo and packed up everything to his pickup and cargo trailer to return to Canada. He has so far driven from the tip of the Baja and successfully crossed the border to the US. The border crossing at Tijuana was surprisingly packed. I think he was about 3 hours in the lineup before reaching a booth. He was flagged for a secondary inspection, which only took about 15 minutes after the 1 hour delay before they got to him. So that crossing went well, including bringing a Mexican dog with him. They gave him 2 weeks to get to Canada. No quarantine. He had a covid test before crossing, it was negative. He has not had the vaccine. He is in Oregon now, and will head up 97 to cross at Oroville Wa, likely on Sunday. I can report later on how that goes, if he has to quarantine etc.
BobsYourUncle 03/20/21 07:08am Snowbirds
RE: Anyone use Fototime for photo hosting?

If you are looking for free pictures and document hosting, just setup a GMail account, free version comes with 15GB of online storage and supports hot linking/sharing. Just setup a folder in the online storage and you can set that folder for sharing without password, now all of the items you place in that folder are shareable and you can generate a hot link for each file or the entire folder. So far, using Google drive has been the most stable way I have found to share photos and other files that hasn't gone away YET. Well! How about that one? I just learned something new. I have had a Gmail account since its inception, back when you had to have an invite to get an account. And they gave you 10 invites to pass out to other people. All those years and I did not know until I read this that I could use it that way and hot link to a picture. I went for years here, and on a photography forum without posting any pics after I took my TT rebuild website down. I used to host my own pics. I'm going to check it out and figure out how to do it. Thanks!
BobsYourUncle 03/19/21 07:42pm Technology Corner
RE: Want CD player for new truck

I have a USB CD / DVD player I bought years ago for my PC. I wonder if that could be plugged in the the USB port on the factory stereo... I haven't tried it, but if it works, it's a simple solution. The cable is only about 6 inches long, but there are USB extension cables. It could be set anywhere convenient for you.
BobsYourUncle 03/14/21 09:28pm Technology Corner
RE: What to do about old gas in tank

Fire it up, drive it, don't give it a second thought. About 40 years ago I got a 56 Hillman Californian free from a back yard in town. It had half a tank of gas in it. I put a battery in it, it started right up and ran fine. 56, no FI, just an old one bbl carb, no problem. Edit: Forgot to mention it had been sitting untouched for 5 years
BobsYourUncle 03/10/21 10:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV Rebuild Website - Online soon - Input?

you might want to try out a wordpress blog site too. wordpress simplifies most of the html code behind the scenes. Ditto. Wordpress is awesome. Your current site looks like it was something from the 90s. As mentioned, I am using Wix. I'm not about to change over and start with another company. It was recommended to me so I got it. I have already paid for Wix, and my domain. I'm not looking for all kinds of razzle dazzle, I just want to put the information forward in a basic, simple, easy to read style. I don't want stuff that jumps around and moves all over the place with clouds rolling by in the background. It's distracting and annoying. And I started with a blank page, no template or theme. Is Wordpress better? Could be, I don't know. I didn't try it. I have a couple other website ideas later. I may look at Wordpress for those and compare. But do keep in mind that this is only an intro page, something I whipped up in a hurry to have my site started so everyone would know something is coming. You haven't seen the real thing yet. Can you elaborate on what you mean by something from the 90'S. I look seriously at all comments to see how I can improve it. I am open to all suggestions for any aspect of the pages. I am a novice at this. Thanks! I appreciate any and all comments.
BobsYourUncle 03/08/21 06:52am Tech Issues
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