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RE: Border closings

I think the part most people are missing in all of this ‘flying’ discussion is the quarantine part. A quarantine is very easy to do and enforce when you fly directly into a destination city. When the destination is a 3, 4, 5 or more day drive from the border it’s not nearly so easy to do or enforce.
JaxDad 09/22/20 04:08pm Snowbirds
RE: CSA

The border isn't truly closed, only the land crossings. Want to go south, get on a plane. Get the facts.I can't imagine the up-charge for putting your RV in an overhead compartment. Dave The trick is getting a seat on the proper plane ......... LMAO http://www.calgaryherald.com/cms/binary/2750453.jpg
JaxDad 09/22/20 12:38pm Snowbirds
RE: Border closings

.... We really do not want to be trapped up here for the winter. Our hospitals are already at catastrophic overflow (huge waits across all hospitals in Quebec, as I type). For us, our particular Florida destination will be a much safer place this winter, case and health-care wise compared with our horrible collapsed health care system, here (just check our covid stats and track record). Caveat: traveling, of course, under a covid inclusive travel insurance, and practicing hard distancing/mask behavior. Wow, are you serious? I have not heard about Canada being in that bad shape?? Quebec has become Canada’s ‘hotspot’, as an example, it has a population of ~8.5 million and ~68k cases or about 800 / 100,000 people. By comparison Ontario has ~14.25 million and ~47k cases or about 330 / 100,000 people or about 40% of Quebec’s infection rate. The fact that a huge percentage of Quebec’s population is concentrated in a handful of urban Centers further complicates things.
JaxDad 09/22/20 07:07am Snowbirds
RE: Border closings

You spoke of a very old mutual agreement. There must be something in print with a full description of the agreement. You should provide a link . Where did you hear of that agreement? Yes, very old, 1814 in fact. It’s called The Treaty of Ghent, it was the peace treaty that ended the War of 1812. Neither the British nor the Americans had the people, money or desire to militarize the newly settled border. The Americans were concerned their army would be needed against the Spanish & Mexico, the British were wanting to recall their army because of worries over the French militarization. So it was agreed that the border would never closed or armed except by mutual agreement. It was well before Al Gore invented the Internet, LOL, so I’m not sure if it’s online or not.
JaxDad 09/22/20 05:46am Snowbirds
RE: Border closings

Without a link to that document it is just a rumor What document? I didn’t see a reference to any documentation. Did I miss something?
JaxDad 09/21/20 05:06pm Snowbirds
RE: Hitch Mounted Cargo Carriers

500 lbs on a hitch? I routinely carry 275 - 350 pound aircraft engines on my custom made hitch carrier. I hardly even know it’s there.
JaxDad 09/21/20 03:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hitch Mounted Cargo Carriers

eTrailer has one but IIRC it's a sort of DIY thing, frame only, you build the basket.
JaxDad 09/21/20 08:40am General RVing Issues
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

Suseptibility is heavily influenced by social habits. Parents that do not filter social contacts of young children put them at higher percentage risk of infection. Many young children forget to distance themselves or even to wash their hands. Unfortunately this virus a BIG exception to the long held “you have to eat a peck of dirt before you die’ theory of building immunity, even a tiny exposure can lead to a severe case. The idea of herd immunity is a really risky proposition with this one!
JaxDad 09/20/20 03:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: Food!

Maybe it's time to go vegan? ;) I’m a ‘second hand vegan’ ........ Cows eat plants, I eat cows. The plants are purified as they pass through the cows, that makes them even safer ....... That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
JaxDad 09/20/20 03:21pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: CSA

Speaking of extensions, the CBSA has also (very quietly) extended the long-standing 60(ish) day window for Canadians to bring a US plated vehicle into Canada. I received a notice that didn't say when the new deadline is, just a generic "A new deadline for when these vehicles will need to be exported or permanently imported with applicable duties and tax will follow.". Film at 11.....
JaxDad 09/18/20 01:11pm Snowbirds
RE: Border closings

Are you sure there is such a deal? You can be sure that if the Pres. wants to open the US border it will open . It is part of the agreement that also includes things like free passage and not militarizing the border.
JaxDad 09/18/20 06:09am Snowbirds
RE: Border closings

If that is the case; does that mean that the snow birds from Canada won't be able to leave ? ...despite the reciprocal conditional relationship so common entre Canada and, indeed every country on Earth, the US could simply unilaterally "open" their southbound borders to Canadians .... Unless I completely misunderstood your post, no, the US cannot simply open their border. By a very old mutual agreement the US / CDN border can only be closed / opened by mutual agreement, either side has the power of veto over the other.
JaxDad 09/17/20 03:44pm Snowbirds
RE: Changes to Snowbird lifestyle and Snowbird communitiess

A good friend of mine, a chef by trade, has for many years now worked at a very high-end restaurant in Muskoka near my cottage during the summer, and at another high-end restaurant in Florida for the winter. He was speaking with his Florida employer and explained his concerns about staying safe, the owners position was don’t worry about it, stay up there & safe, it doesn’t look like anyone is coming down here this winter anyways. The local propane supplier was in to fill my tanks on Sunday, when I commented on working Sunday the driver stated they have been swamped with calls from people who normally lock their places down for the winter and head south but who are saying they will be here for the winter and so keeping the heat on. He also said they’ve bought two more trucks and hired two more drivers to keep up with demand, they don’t feel this winter will be the end of it either. Time will tell.
JaxDad 09/17/20 06:12am Snowbirds
RE: Border closings

With the numbers already back up in most areas of Canada they are already talking of increasing restrictions again. If that happens it will undoubtedly have a very big negative influence on the decision to reopen the border. Few in the aviation community believe the border will reopen before next spring.
JaxDad 09/17/20 05:56am Snowbirds
RE: CSA

They should be lobbying for an open border. As an advocate group for us snowbirds I would think having our best interest in mind should be their priority. At the moment, given the vast spread in infection rates, a closed border IS in our best interest. Of course there’s always the ones that would prefer personal comfort and self interest over the greater good. Kind of like the law abiding citizens, as long as those laws are convenient..........
JaxDad 09/16/20 04:11pm Snowbirds
RE: Changes to Snowbird lifestyle and Snowbird communitiess

I suspect a LOT of northern folks will pass up on being a little warmer in order to be a LOT safer and healthier. I also suspect the health insurance companies that are currently offering snowbirds health coverage to those leaving for much higher risk areas will reconsider that position soon.
JaxDad 09/16/20 09:36am Snowbirds
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

BCSnob -- You are good (really, no kidding) at sourcing information; so (if you are not too busy) I would ask you if you didn't mind trying to source the following quoted conclusion written by an RV.net member. The inference was as a scientific conclusion. If it becomes too time consuming, don't worry about it; I'll have my physician, Dr. David Leventhal, check it out (he likes doing these things) when I go for my regular check up on Friday. Here it is as follows: "Within fractions of a percent, you are just as likely to become infected in Michigan or Vermont as you are in Florida or Arizona or California. There is scant evidence that locking yourself in your home with minimal contact with the outside world is significantly safer than engaging in activities while taking reasonable precautions. I am not aware of any studies that have shown Essential Retail employees (grocery store, hardware store, Walmart, etc.) or truckers, or delivery drivers or many other people who have daily, yet limited in duration, contact with the public suffer infection rates higher than the general population. . . . ." First, I believe that quote was someone other than BCSnob, but regardless. I can shed a little light on the Florida - Vermont statement. As of today, The infection rate in Vermont is 273 per 100,000 of population. The infection rate in Florida is 3,114 per 100,000 people. That means the infection rate in Florida is 1,153.33% higher than in Vermont. That is NOT “within fractions of a percent”. US COVID cases by State.
JaxDad 09/16/20 05:52am Around the Campfire
RE: Splash lube Onans

A friend of mine has a summer place on an island in the Great Lakes. It is powered by a combination of deep cycle batteries and an Onan 4KY salvaged from a Class C m/h. Last I spoke to him it was still going strong with MANY thousands of hours on it. It runs during peak demand hours and both powers the demands at hand and recharges the lead acid battery bank. It also runs ONLY between Easter and (Canadian) Thanksgiving (2nd Monday in October) each year with no monthly ‘exercise’ in between and has flawlessly for several decades. Several mobile mechanics and utility contractors around here have them on service trucks, they run them well over 10k hours.
JaxDad 09/15/20 06:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Great Smoky Mountains Bear FoundScavenging On Human Remains

Many many years ago as a student pilot I took a survival course on how to survive a crash in the bush. The subject of bears came up, the instructor said something to the effect of ‘A bear can smell raw meat for 2 miles, 5 if it’s cooking or rotting.’ One of the other students asked how well can the bears differentiate between food and humans. I can still hear the instructors answer......... “To a bear there is NO difference, it’s all food.”
JaxDad 09/14/20 04:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Food for thought

It’s like the age old question, which came first, the chicken or the egg? It seems they completely left the rooster out of the equation........
JaxDad 09/11/20 06:24pm Around the Campfire
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