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RE: USA export controls on golf carts?

No, you weren't clear about your nationality, and the specifics of this little cross border shopping adventure. Are you in Ottawa? Name now sounds familiar. I would expect you'll have to pay GST at CBSA, and HST possibly at Service Ontario/MTO, just like any other item, in this case low speed vehicle, you purchase outside Canada, and want to bring home. I would start with Transport Canada's website to determine whether or not you can bring the golf cart in legally, and under what restrictions. Just like any other importation of a vehicle from outside Canada. btw, travel trailers (and probably 5th wheels) must also be cleared as "importable" by TC. I brought one in from Michigan back in 2013, and had to get it cleared for import, and then inspected here, and approved, before it could be licensed in Ontario/Canada. IIRC, the US side of things was handled by the RV dealership. If there were export controls forms required, they took care of them. Can you ask the golf cart seller about it? I don't recall stopping on the US side when we brought it through on the Bluewater Bridge. We did have to stop at CBSA secondary with some paperwork. Then home. Then Canadian Tire to get the inspection done, then MTO for registration. As for golf carts, I'm less certain, and they may be considered a "low speed vehicle" under the Ontario pilot program guidelines, and will be regulated at the municipal level for legal usage. https://www.ontario.ca/page/low-speed-vehicle-pilot-program In hindsight, unless there's a pressing need to bring it home, can you leave it at your campground or with someone else down there? Might be the easier route, at day's end.
MDKMDK 01/23/23 12:59pm Snowbirds
RE: USA export controls on golf carts?

Is this a commercial operation? If the motorhome and golf cart are for personal use, aka vacation travel, I don't think "export controls" apply.
MDKMDK 01/23/23 09:31am Snowbirds
RE: FR Forester vs Sunseeker - what's the difference?

https://www.rvingplanet.com/compare-rvs
MDKMDK 01/10/23 11:25am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Where is Battleship Row? (on land)

Jemez NM? Battleship Rock? I'd say that matches the description. Nicely done, PA12DRVR. (I called the State(s) ;) )
MDKMDK 01/05/23 08:55pm Around the Campfire
RE: Where is Battleship Row? (on land)

Red rock/clay might put them in Colorado/Utah/New Mexico/Arizona. Lots of it along I-70. Farther north would probably have more forested areas, so hard to see bare rock. Maybe along US89 or US50 somewhere? Also 191 to Moab. Were you in a National Park Services location? Beyond that, I have no ideas. I'm asking because I have no idea. It could be anywhere between the Canadian and Mexican borders. I get that. I'm saying it is probably farther south in the States I mentioned, because of your "red rock/clay" clue. The states nearer to Mexico have lots of more exposed red rock along the roads in the mountains. The northern Rockies closer to Canada are well obscured by foliage (trees/forests). In my travels through the 4 states I referenced, I cannot recall any kind of formation like the one you describe. Sorry. Best I can do.
MDKMDK 01/05/23 01:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: Where is Battleship Row? (on land)

Red rock/clay might put them in Colorado/Utah/New Mexico/Arizona. Lots of it along I-70. Farther north would probably have more forested areas, so hard to see bare rock. Maybe along US89 or US50 somewhere? Also 191 to Moab. Were you in a National Park Services location? Beyond that, I have no ideas.
MDKMDK 01/05/23 12:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: Slab sinking

Join a DIY, contractors, or concrete pouring forum.
MDKMDK 12/31/22 07:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Daytime Running Lights.

Do an internet search on Ford E450 fuse block diagram/daytime running lights. It might be a fuse that's required to actuate the DRL function. I wanted to be able to disable it on my 2002 Roadtrek (Chevy Express 3500 van), and it was easily disabled by pulling the correct fuse.
MDKMDK 12/30/22 11:28am Class C Motorhomes
RE: road side assistance

Where were you that they couldn't find your location? Just curious. It is probably always going to be hard to find support over the Christmas, Boxing Day dates, and some other major holiday dates. Lucky you found your own tow/solution.
MDKMDK 12/28/22 11:28am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: 24 feet versus 26' dilemma, have to decide fast

I'm curious which places have a 24' length limit? If these are off road, back country NFS or BLM sites with narrow, winding, unpaved roads in/out, the length limit is probably to keep you from getting stuck, or damaging your vehicle or the flora. Cruise America made up a list of more mainstream NPS park limits... it looks close (except Big Bend NP which will handle longer RVs). ***Link Removed*** Generally speaking, a 26 footer won't find many places that can't handle it. Wheeler Peak in Big Basin NP, both road and campground, 24'. There're a lot more, where it's 19-20' or so limits in many campgrounds but I'm pretty sure 24' can go in because I've seen smallish class C there. I'm not into mainstream parks in general, mostly go to remote locations in National Forests where the truck camper would be best, but for variety of reasons I can't chose a truck camper now. I avoid National parks, too overrun, Big Bend is the only one I still like. Also, if a place has a bigger parking spur - it's usually the one that's going to be already taken/hard to get, so I often camped where it wasn't too easy to park my 16' Toyota Camry, even. Best campsites got small spurs or clearings. (I'm not into camping out in the open shade-less flat areas and around other rigs) Where I camp I mostly only ever see vans/class B or truck campers, occasionally/rarely a compact-looking class C. I can't tell the length by looking at them, though. The question is if I can get away with 26' in those places. Some more remote camps have no official limit, but rangers warned me that taking a motorhome was going to be risky thing, and said it better be "small" - said at your own risk, but couldn't tell me how many feet max. I'd be upset if I couldn't get into a favorite or nice spot because of length and ended up somewhere crowded/noisy/smokey instead of a quiet private spot. I have asthma and have to look for isolated spots away from campfires. It's easier in the desert but where there're woods the clearings are often small In that case, I guess you'll have to compromise with something, whether it's accepting a shorter length rv, or finding places a 26 footer will fit, that you can stay at with your health issues. RVing is almost always some sort of a compromise. Good luck.
MDKMDK 12/17/22 08:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 24 feet versus 26' dilemma, have to decide fast

I'm curious which places have a 24' length limit? If these are off road, back country NFS or BLM sites with narrow, winding, unpaved roads in/out, the length limit is probably to keep you from getting stuck, or damaging your vehicle or the flora. Cruise America made up a list of more mainstream NPS park limits... it looks close (except Big Bend NP which will handle longer RVs). https://www.cruiseamerica.com/rv-adventures/rv-lifestyle/national-park-rv-size-limit Generally speaking, a 26 footer won't find many places that can't handle it.
MDKMDK 12/17/22 06:54pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Forest River Forester opinions

The usual drawback with the Sprinter based builds are limited OCCC capacity, particularly when there's the Murphy bed option involved. It requires a heavier, often full wall, slide, and that can chew up most of the remaining OCCC. If OCCC on these models is acceptable for your purposes, then enjoy. But you might want to crunch some weights and measures numbers first, if you can get them. I'd ask FR for their numbers, don't use dealership provided numbers as they may be "adjusted" slightly to make a sale.
MDKMDK 12/13/22 03:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help with Roadside Assistance

This is an emergency roadside assistance plan. They cover "emergency" situations only. AAA, Coachnet, etc, would deny your claim also. This isn't about Good Sam being lousy or cheating people. It's about understanding what you paid for. You did not have need of emergency roadside assistance. You had a planned towing need. That means you pay for it. The only way they would have paid is if you had waited until you were ready to have it towed, then called Good Sam and requested a tow to your shop. Good Sam would have arranged with a contracted tow company and towed your vehicle. It may have taken 20 minutes. It may have taken 10 hours. But they would have covered the tow. Further to that scenario, they will only tow it to a "capable and willing" repair location, which may or may not be your preferred shop. You don't get to pick the shop, in most cases. You may suggest it, but they're under no obligation, if they can find one closer to the disabled vehicle.
MDKMDK 11/29/22 04:02pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Can toll booths read transponder w/C overhang?

Our I-Pass just sits on the dash at the base of the windshield. Seems to work.
MDKMDK 11/29/22 09:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Any help welcome...please

Does GS ERS still issue cards? I thought they stopped issuing physical cards, and switched to online access, where you can login to the GSERS website and print one for your records. So, have you ever logged into Good Sam ERS website to review your account? If no, then call their customer service desk and ask them. Number is online somewhere.
MDKMDK 11/28/22 05:39pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Freshwater fill - city water issue?

There's an RV fitting/plug you can get to blow out your city water fill lines with an air compressor that looks like a tire valve, with a garden hose fitting on the other end. Do you have one of them? You mentioned you "blow out the lines". If so, like enblethen suggested, screw it into the city water fill, and give it a shot of compressed air. If you do use one and it was used to "blow out the lines" you may have introduced a small bit of debris that's holding the spring ball check valve open slightly. Or use a garden hose and give it a push/blast that way.
MDKMDK 11/28/22 03:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: High rise toilet

Are there any RV dealers near you, that were Roadtrek dealers before the Hymer take over? Maybe someone at one of them can tell you, if they still have service staff from way back then. Or, you could measure the base of what you have and ask at an RV parts shop.
MDKMDK 11/25/22 09:32pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C Sprinter questions

It's easier to get seated in the EKKO driver/passenger seats by entering through the cab doors, than from the coach. The TV (if optioned) is mounted forward center over the cockpit, facing directly rearward, with no comfortable viewing position located in the coach. Another shortfall. The batwing awning is useless, IMO. We'd never use it. The space where the outdoor kitchen is stored makes a nice litter box storage area, as demoed in the FitRV video. I doubt we'd use the outdoor kitchen either, but that one's still under consideration, if we could afford one. We'll keep our Sprinter for now. I've modded it to where it's comfortable for us, and it's already paid for. We get around 15mpg solo, 13mpg towing. Keeping the speed reasonable around 60mph, give or take.
MDKMDK 11/15/22 11:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C Sprinter questions

If I had to buy a new small class C, the EKKO would be on the list. However, apparently, some of it's electronics and chassis based (Ford) safety equipment is a little quirky as well. The lane change warning being one that's been mentioned. It's had some problems with the shower drain "bilge pump" system, and the rear view camera on them doesn't have an "always on" setting to monitor the rear of the vehicle and your towed (if you tow). It's also got a typically cramped cockpit due to the position of the engine towards the rear (no idea why Ford did it that way), and it's smaller than the Sprinter's cockpit. I'd lose the Onan gas genset, as it's also got a 2nd alternator to charge what can be 640Ah LiFePO4 battery bank that can run the 12V A/C. Quietly. Plus around 500W of rooftop solar. Quite a techie little camper. Of course, some of these things have been addressed by now, some not. I'd still have to give it a look, as the Eco-Boost V6 has some "diesel like" HP and torque numbers at much lower RPMs than their V10/V8 screamers. The price for one is a little high, and some of the options are silly, at best. Still it's got 4 season camping ability, so it would be one to consider for me.
MDKMDK 11/15/22 10:06am Class C Motorhomes
RE: It's like Christmas!

New toys are always fun. SW Ontario, we're just getting a light dusting. No accumulation. No salt trucks yet, but the nearby bridges and overpasses have been brined.
MDKMDK 11/15/22 08:17am Class C Motorhomes
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