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RE: Cant get parts shipped from USA to Canada

Call the nearest UPS store on the US side to you, they are independent franchises and very one I’ve ever encountered were super-nice folks, and explain what you want to do.. Usually for a very small fee they will repackage it and send it across the border to you.
JaxDad 11/22/20 04:44pm Snowbirds
RE: 2 Years Without Changing Oil?

Hang on a minute, let’s put this. In perspective. ..... only gets driven 50 miles a month. 50 miles a month is 600 miles a YEAR. Unless you're talking about a lawnmower you're accelerating engine wear unnecessarily Accelerated wear? At 600 miles a year? So then the engine will wear out in just 40 years instead of 60 years?
JaxDad 11/18/20 05:46am Tech Issues
RE: The strange ramifications of COVID shutdowns

With Thanksgiving approaching there have been the usual turkey-related articles, but one caught his attention. It seems the cancellation of the Renaissance fairs has caused a glut of turkeys. Yeah, there’s a glut of turkeys around here too. There was a big flock in the field out back when I went out this morning, I lost count at 70 birds.
JaxDad 11/14/20 05:55pm Around the Campfire
RE: Flying to the USA and shipping car

99.6% survival rate. Buy some new batteries for your calculator. Even using round numbers there’s been 10.9 million cases in the US so far. 0.4% would then be 43,600 deaths. Except there’s been 245,000 deaths, that’s 5.6 times more than 99.6%.
JaxDad 11/14/20 04:38pm Snowbirds
RE: Jacking up an RV

1999 Rockwood Ultralight Plan is to jack it up, slide boars under the tires, and the lower the jack back down. Sliding a boar under the tires is dangerous. They are mean and will try to bite you. Also, they will probably get away before you can lower the jacks back down. Sorry..............couldn't resist. You win!!!! So, How else do you get a boar under an RV? A pile of carrots, parsnips or potatoes will bring them in on their own. A .300 Winchester Magnum will keep them there.......
JaxDad 11/14/20 04:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Must-haves for Van or SUV as tow vehicle?

Depending on how and where you will be towing and how nervous your passenger might be, the new seat belt design might be something to consider....... https://shareitsfunny.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/new-seat-belt-design-.jpg
JaxDad 11/13/20 12:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Furnace Burner Keeps Cutting Off

If the blower bushings are dry fan speed will drop but not necessarily enough to throw a code. If that happens you could hit the high temperature limit causing the burner to do exactly what you describe. Try putting a little oil, the proper stuff, there’s a difference, I like 3 in 1 electric motor formula (which comes with a nifty extension tube too BTW).
JaxDad 11/13/20 05:58am Tech Issues
RE: CDN Snowbirds getting their RV's across....

Europe has very strict lockdown restrictions for months and their China virus infections continue to rise to all time highs. In USA the death rate from Covid is greatly reduced from March numbers. Most hospital stays for Covid infections are much shorter with fewer severe Covid cases. From reliable news interviews with medical experts (non government) as opposed to flip flopping Dr F. Just saying Not sure where you get your data from. Globally the case count has increased by 14% in the last 14 days. In the US the case count has increased 70% in the last 14 days. As for the case count generally, Italy for instance, has a population of 60.46 million and a case count of 1,066,401 or 1.7667%. The US the case count is at with a population of 328.2 million or 3.2297% That’s 82.8% higher.
JaxDad 11/13/20 05:50am General RVing Issues
RE: CDN Snowbirds getting their RV's across....

The numbers in the very sparsely populated area of NW Florida my friend just arrived at by doing exactly this are far below where he lives in Ontario. Your friend must be living in a submarine. https://fdoh.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/8d0de33f260d444c852a615dc7837c86 I picked one of the "lightly infected" counties called Liberty. There were 8414 folks living there (2014), and the number of cases is 511 with 12 deaths. Saskatchewan has the same rate of infection per 100,000 souls as Ontario. Liberty County had the lowest number I found--and it is WAY more dangerous. Your close Don, right next door in Calhoun County actually. The population there is 14,587 (2018) and their case count is currently at 776 (19 deaths), or 5.299239%. Ontario has a population of 14,734,014 (Q3 2020) and our case count is at 91,613 currently (3,337 deaths), or 6.21779%. Unfortunately some regions around major cities are definitely 'hot spots'.
JaxDad 11/12/20 11:31am General RVing Issues
RE: CDN Snowbirds getting their RV's across....

I really do not understand why people act this way. The selfishness just drives me 'round the bend. Gary The numbers in the very sparsely populated area of NW Florida my friend just arrived at by doing exactly this are far below where he lives in Ontario.
JaxDad 11/12/20 05:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Not Utilizing RV Parks or Boondocking

Jaxdad, ever think of installing RV living area in a plane? Flying RV? Yup! But but I’ve got so many better things to do with the best part of 2 million bucks. The flying motorhome.
JaxDad 11/11/20 05:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best mouse trap?

I left my travel trailer at a repair shop for a couple of weeks in order to fix some scrape marks I put on the left rear side. When going into my compartments I found evidence of Mice, Turds and a couple of broken wild nuts. We never leave any food in the trailer when not in use. What do yo use? If you found shells from nuts it wasn’t a mouse, it was a squirrel. The little green rodent blocks work very well, the rodent eats from it then goes to find water and dies upon drinking, away from where you placed the bait. No need to dispose of a body and reset trap either.
JaxDad 11/10/20 05:51am Tech Issues
RE: Not Utilizing RV Parks or Boondocking

Sure, to each his own. But driving 14-hour days, especially two or three in a row, would wear me out! Maybe you're a lot younger than I am!! :W But as I see it, if you're going somewhere to fix airplanes or teach people to fly them, there's got to be an airport there, right? With so many many airplanes in your personal stable, I'd be chomping at the bit to fly everywhere, not beat myself up on the road. But as I've already stated, to each his own! Happy travels. If you had read my comment you would have noted that I said I take many breaks throughout the day, I’m ‘on the road’ for 14 to 18 hours a day, but am certainly not driving that whole time. Yes, I’m always at an airstrip, but it’s often a private strip on someone’s own property or a very small local airport where I live in my motorhome. If I flew there I would be ‘stranded’ there with no vehicle or place to live. Sure I could rent a car, stay in hotel and eat in restaurants but a) that would only ramp up costs unnecessarily, and b) it’s not always practical, and c) I don’t want to do that. Last fall I spent a week at a customers place, the nearest airport and motel were over an hours drive away. But you were correct about flying at every chance I get.
JaxDad 11/10/20 05:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Not Utilizing RV Parks or Boondocking

We travel to enjoy ourselves, not to be cheapskates or risk our safety. Funny that, one of the main reasons I tend to overnight in rest stops and such rather than a campground. When I’m in transit I tend to pull long days broken up by short ‘stretch your legs’ breaks, fuel stops, meal breaks, etc. That means I’m not stopping for the day until sometime after 10pm and am always back on the road before 8am. I would feel like a real heel disturbing a bunch of families trying to enjoy their vacation while I parked in a site equipped with services I neither want or need for a few hours sleep. In 30+ years of doing this (probably a dozen nights a year I’ve never even heard of anyone doing so having any kind of problem. Well, if you're driving until after 10 pm and heading out again before 8 am, you're probably not on the 'trip enjoyment schedule' that I'm on. If I'm in that big of a hurry I like airplanes!! . No, I’m not, I’m on my way to fix airplanes or teach people how to fly them. I’m also not ignorant or uncaring enough to disturb a bunch of people who ARE on ‘trip enjoyment schedule’. When I’m in a real hurry I fly too. I REALLY like airplanes, that’s why I own so many of them!! LOL.
JaxDad 11/09/20 06:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid

Looks like a vaccine is a very near approval. Which one?
JaxDad 11/09/20 04:20pm Snowbirds
RE: Not Utilizing RV Parks or Boondocking

We travel to enjoy ourselves, not to be cheapskates or risk our safety. Funny that, one of the main reasons I tend to overnight in rest stops and such rather than a campground. When I’m in transit I tend to pull long days broken up by short ‘stretch your legs’ breaks, fuel stops, meal breaks, etc. That means I’m not stopping for the day until sometime after 10pm and am always back on the road before 8am. I would feel like a real heel disturbing a bunch of families trying to enjoy their vacation while I parked in a site equipped with services I neither want or need for a few hours sleep. In 30+ years of doing this (probably a dozen nights a year I’ve never even heard of anyone doing so having any kind of problem.
JaxDad 11/09/20 05:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid

Closed border for us Canadians so we are staying put. There are options for Canadians to snowbird to the USA but none that allow rvs in. Canadians can fly to their snowbird destination and rent a car or have their car shipped. Not true. A friend is on his way south in his motorhome right now. He had his coach shipped across the border then flew over and started the drive. The lengths some people go to to shorten their lives amaze me. I hope they realize that no matter what their insurance says it is very unlikely they can be airvaced back to Canada & free medical if they get covid. In a worst case scenario they could spend 3 months in a US hospital, and travel insurance or not, they would be on the hook for 100's of thousands. On the other hand they may get it, survive and become a long hauler with all sorts of medical issues. Next season when they apply for travel insurance they may find they either can't get it, or afford it. Have a nice time spending the next 20 winters snowbound. I value my retirement years, I worked a lot of years to get them. I am not willing to risk them over one season of snow. You can’t make blanket statements like that, the area of NW Florida he’s heading to is very sparsely populated and has (and has had) a much lower cases count than his part of Canada. On top of that he spends his summers in a place that just cannot be occupied for the winter so he would need to go some other place anyway and the built up areas where he could possibly rent have higher case counts also. In his case Florida was his best option.
JaxDad 11/08/20 07:04am Snowbirds
RE: travel during covid

Actually due to the China Virus limitations on youth sports, we’ve had MORE time to go camping, with the kids and still have made a few hockey tournaments for the younger boy in ID, AZ and MN. Which is nice since our state is socialist and has killed youth sports largely. Well another political based statement allowed to stand by mods. I’m not sure ‘allowed to stay’ is the correct term. The report function is inop.
JaxDad 11/06/20 06:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Got no Issues

Got to see how much my Banker/Wife is available. Going to tour the Tractor Dealers I think..... Funny you should say that ....... Just yesterday I suggested to the missus it would be a good day for a drive in the country together, something we did a lot of on Sunday afternoons when we were courting. Do people still”court” anymore? Sorry, a mental left turn there. After a couple of hours of pleasant driving & chatting I made a couple of turns and we ended up just a few miles off the highway and then turned up a farm lane. She knew something was up. As we pulled up in front of a NH TV6070 in the side yard she just chuckled and said “So now I understand why you said you weren’t too interested in that new electric motorcycle. Good choice.” God I love that woman!!
JaxDad 11/02/20 07:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: Question on winter storage and Onan 5500

Regular exercise is essential IMO. There’s a big marina near here, almost all the boats are small to medium size cabin cruisers. All those boats are wrapped up and on the hard from mid-October until mid-April. None of those Onan’s are exercised over the winter, there’s no mention of failures either.
JaxDad 11/02/20 05:41am Tech Issues
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