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RE: shaw satellite

Shaw no longer supports satelite south of the 49th. The current satelite will shutdown Sep/Oct. We winter in southern AZ and will be going with a "streaming" service that offers 5000 channels at $20/ month + purchase of the equipment. HS Mobile World. Call Bill at 604-510-5040 to get all the info. Others in our park use this service and are happy with it.Bill was very happy to answer all our questions. Won't you also need unlimited high speed bandwidth (aka internet access) in the park you're at? That might add issues and/or $$$ to the project.
MDKMDK 08/23/19 11:18am Snowbirds
RE: Traveling through Canada with Dogs

Actually, the official (note the "gc.ca" in the URL name) policy is at this government website. https://www.inspection.gc.ca/animals/terrestrial-animals/imports/policies/live-animals/pets/dogs/eng/1331876172009/1331876307796 In simple terms, have a vet fill out a certificate of rabies (or all) vaccination(s) form, less than a year old, and bring it with you. The primary inspection agent may ask to see it.
MDKMDK 08/22/19 07:48pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Just back from two weeks in AK

When a particular watershed / river is - On or close to the road system; particularly if near Los Anchorage - Home to a strong seasonal run of a popular fish (i.e. either King, Red, or Silver salmon) - Near to infrastructure (i.e. motels, restaurants, guide services, etc) ...then there is the perfect mix for combat fishing. The Kenai (we won't look too closely at the King salmon situation) fits the bill perfectly as does the Russian River where it comes near the road system. The Kenai, particularly the upper part, is a great trout fishing location later in the year (up until a week or two before freezeup)....so I'll go there every so often for trout in September; it's just not enjoyable to fight for a spot on the bank for the dubious privilege of casting a line in an narrow 2'-wide slot and having to wear safety glasses while chasing salmon ...i.e. "combat fishing" Safety glasses? It's that bad? Oh my. :E I'll have to check it out next time in the neighborhood. I'll bring some glasses. :C
MDKMDK 08/22/19 01:01pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Just back from two weeks in AK

Thanks to all for introducing the phrase "combat fishing" to my otherwise limited vocabulary. Seriously, I had to look it up, never heard it before. I guess the fishing crowd is more refined in my neck of the woods, or we just have more elbow room in our rivers, creeks, and streams? Probably more elbow room if your area isn't subject to hordes of tourists. The Kenai is one of the most popular fishing areas for visitors. My area gets more tourist traffic than most places, but it doesn't usually stick around, except to overnight at the local casino or Walmart, after crossing the border into Canada. It does, however, create tales of some of the biggest sturgeon catches around, as we're at the southernmost tip of Lake Huron, at the mouth of the St. Clair River. Apparently these two factors drive them to a spot underneath the Blue Water Bridge, sort of a watery corral for the big ones. That's where the monsters are caught on occasion. At least that's what an old local fisherman acquaintance of mine has told me. :B
MDKMDK 08/22/19 12:58pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Just back from two weeks in AK

Thanks to all for introducing the phrase "combat fishing" to my otherwise limited vocabulary. Seriously, I had to look it up, never heard it before. I guess the fishing crowd is more refined in my neck of the woods, or we just have more elbow room in our rivers, creeks, and streams? :E
MDKMDK 08/21/19 07:15pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Just back from two weeks in AK

Those pics are from September 2016. I imagine it's changed even more since then. A wise man once said "change is inevitable, except from vending machines".:C
MDKMDK 08/21/19 02:24pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Just back from two weeks in AK

How can you call it Slo-dotna, when it's got beer and fishing? https://i.imgur.com/dZMRYsjl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/3AsayNTl.jpg
MDKMDK 08/21/19 09:49am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hydraulic jack

Good day. I know the answer is likely a simple one but I am just not sure about what I need. We have a single axle travel trailer (max weight 5,000 lbs) and a 2011 Silverado 1500. We recently had a flat tire on our trailer while on the highway so I needed to get out my truck jack to use on the trailer. Thankfully someone pulled up who had a hydraulic jack and they jacked my trailer up in a matter of minutes. This was so much simpler than if I had to get my truck jack all set up. So here is my question. What size of hydraulic jack might you recommend for me to purchase to use not only for my trailer but my truck as well. Forgot to add, the kind of jack which was used on my trailer was I guess what you would call a floor jack. https://images.app.goo.gl/QfSsDtg7JRY1LT9G6 Thank you all! I would be leery of using a "floor jack" (or "racing jack" as some call them) on the side of the road where the surface might be uneven, and the jack could slip or roll, as agesilaus found out "the hard way". Whoever helped you out must have thought the situation was safe enough or acceptable when they used that type of jack to lift your trailer. The other issue with floor jacks is they tend to weigh a lot more than a bottle jack, particularly as their capacity increases. I also had a 3 ton racing jack from Harbor Freight that easily lifted my Roadtrek when I was doing some work underneath it a few years ago. On a level driveway, with wheels chocked and then used the 3 ton bottle/jack stands to support it. No problems with either product. All made in China.
MDKMDK 08/20/19 03:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Hydraulic jack

Here they are: Amazon "that gray chinese jack for example does not list the lift of the jack. The Torin 12 ton does 7.5 to 11 inches." From the ad for the "gray chinese jack" below the one you're recommending on the same page in your link. "Highly durable. Wide steel base for stability under load. Height range is 11 inch to 21 inch, but its default lift range is 11 to 17.25 inch, it can be raised to 21 inch if adjusted manually" And don't kid yourself, they're all made in China.
MDKMDK 08/20/19 03:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Hydraulic jack

3 Ton bottle jack with stand combo should do both. These are good. I've used them when we had the need. https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/powerbuilt-3-ton-all-in-one-jack
MDKMDK 08/20/19 02:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Snow.... ( British Columbia Hwy 97 North)

We went out on our Side X Side on Saturday in south eastern B.C. where we live. We got up to an elevation of 7000 ft and it was so cold we turned around and headed back down to lower elevations. This morning a friend of mine who live in Fort Nelson sent me a message and said check the Hwy cams for Hwy 97 north. I think Mother Nature is giving us a hint of what’s to co e very shortly. This is what I found: https://i.imgur.com/AhCSGW8l.jpg BC Hwy Web Cam :E Just saw some live video on the Weather Network of that summer snow event out your way. Pretty cool, eh? (literally?) Still thinking about heading up there beginning of September for a week or two. I've driven in snow my entire life. No big deal, if you know what to expect, and take reasonable precautions, and treat the weather with respect, always.
MDKMDK 08/19/19 09:57am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Minnie Winnie or Fuse/View?

if you like 8mpg go v10,if 16teen sounds ok? go diesel. Yup. :C
MDKMDK 08/18/19 04:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking About Nova Scotia/PEI July/Aug 2020

Thanks for all the tips. I neglected to say we would probably be driving the Cabot Trail with the toad on day trips and leaving the coach parked. We're in the really early stages of looking and are interested in what others have found interesting. I will be ordering the Provincial guide books. My thought was that July/August would be more difficult, but unfortunately September is not available for us. In that case, concentrate on all things "Cape Breton" as that's the part of NS that has the Cabot Trail. There are a few places in Port Hawkesbury where you can drop the base camp, and drive your toad, or rent something like a Jeep to drive the Cabot Trail. Stop in at the Herring Choker Deli cafe, in Baddeck, if you're nearby. If you decide to go "tourist", and head south towards Peggy's Cove, there's a bakery called the "White Sails" that's worth a visit along the way.
MDKMDK 08/18/19 11:06am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Minnie Winnie or Fuse/View?

Noise levels at freeway speeds, edge to the diesel chassis. Fuel economy at freeway speeds, edge to the diesel chassis. Cargo carrying plus towing capacity, edge to the Ford V10.
MDKMDK 08/18/19 10:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking About Nova Scotia/PEI July/Aug 2020

Cabot Trail, hmm? What are you driving? It's a bit "roller coaster" in spots. Some tight turns, too. See if you can find a time lapse youtube vid of driving it before you decide. As for the rest of your questions, reservations are always a good idea in July-August, as that's our unofficial summer season, too. Schools are out, and families are traveling. Both provinces will be busier than usual for all amenities. If you can hold off until September-October, less so, and the crowds will be gone.
MDKMDK 08/17/19 06:36pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Just back from two weeks in AK

Everyone should do it at least once. The scenery alone makes for an awesome trip. The train Fairbanks/Denali/Anchorage is great. We have been trying for the last 20 yrs to go back, but life circumstances keep getting in the way. :( X2. Not sure about the train part, but it sounds good. Get up there while you can. We made it in 2016, and would love to get back asap.
MDKMDK 08/17/19 03:14pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: LED's for marker lights

Try using the replacement pictures and charts at this website. https://www.superbrightleds.com/ If you can spot your incandescent bulb, they'll probably have a replacement for it.
MDKMDK 08/17/19 11:57am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sept Nova Scotia

For us, that is the best time to visit Nova Scotia. You being from Florida, mid 70's might seem cold to you, but for us the weather is perfect. Also, the summer crowds are gone and no problem finding campgrounds with many empty sites. Most campgrounds are closed by the second Monday in October, which is Canadian Thanksgiving. If you have time, don't forget to visit New Brunswick also. Much to see there including the Bay of Fundy. Agreed on all counts. New Brunswick's Hopewell Cape to "walk the sea floor", and the Fall colours farther north in Kouchibouguac NP are beautiful, if you're into fall colours. More likely to see them in October.
MDKMDK 08/17/19 11:49am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Recent Good Sam Roadside Assistance Experience

They drove from Gatlinburg to Jellico to fix your rig at the side of the interstate? That must have cost you a fortune. Yes, GS would try to get you off the side of the interstate to a safer location first, before sending a mobile RV repair service to your location. They've usually asked me before anything else, "are you in a safe location?". They have to consider their liability regarding the potential dangers of sending someone to try to fix it on the side of a freeway, versus getting you to a repair shop off the beaten path.
MDKMDK 08/17/19 11:46am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Water Pump

If the RV is sitting in the driveway at home, why not drain the fresh water system first? To be on the safe side. Better water on the driveway, than inside the RV on the woodwork, flooring, or other structure. After you open all the drains, and the water flow stops, run the pump for a few minutes to dry it out.
MDKMDK 08/17/19 11:32am Tech Issues
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