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RE: Storing with levelers down?

Depends on your definition of short time perhaps. Regardless I always put my levelers down when parked for at my home even for just a few days. May not be a lot of help but makes sense to me to take the load off the tires and suspension. For longer stays at home, I read In a Goodyear (I think) guide that the tire pressures should be increased by 25% but remember to set it back to normal when getting ready to go on the road. Some may do this, some may disagree with this, but that’s what the tire company said to do. From the Goodyear RV tire guide... storing your vehicle properly helps protect your tires. • Keep your vehicle in a cool, dry storage area out of direct sunlight and UV rays. • Unload your vehicle so that minimum weight is on the tires. • Inflate your tires to recommended operation pressure plus 25%, but don’t exceed the rim manufacturer’s inflation capacity. • Thoroughly clean your tires with soap and water before storing them to remove any oils that may have accumulated from the road. • Move your vehicle at least every three months to help prevent cracking and flat-spotting, but avoid moving it during extremely cold weather. • Place your vehicle on blocks to remove the weight from the tires. If the vehicle can’t be put on blocks, make sure the storage surface is firm, clean, well-drained and reasonably level Agreed. Stored our Sunstar in the driveway with the leveling jacks down. Only issue might be keeping the rams and the rest lubricated and treated for corrosion. Don't have leveling jacks on the Navion. Yet.
MDKMDK 04/01/20 03:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Snowbirds In Limbo As Coronavirus Upends Travel Plans

OP here... some of my Canadian neighbors in our snowbird park in AZ cited supplemental insurance issues for their early exit, others stayed here telling me their insurance was/is not a factor. my original post was reference the Canadian PM making his statement to have Canadian citizens return home sound like a mom calling her kids into the house at night when the street lights came on. i don't recall hearing any state governors calling citizens of his/her state to return. just seemed odd to me. He is odd, to say the least. You nailed it. His "updates" are painful to watch, if you even bother, and he does sound like someone's dada reading a bedtime story to the grandkids.
MDKMDK 04/01/20 03:04pm Snowbirds
RE: Snowbirds In Limbo As Coronavirus Upends Travel Plans

We are heading north. Staying in a KOA tonight in Yemassee SC and they are handling things right. Met us in a golf cart, offered copies of our paperwork which we respectfully declined, drove us to our spot, disinfected the power box and water spigot and told us to leave our trash in a bag when we left. Much better than pushing people into rest areas posted No Overnight Camping. Dave Good luck. Stay safe.
MDKMDK 04/01/20 02:49pm Snowbirds
RE: Snowbirds In Limbo As Coronavirus Upends Travel Plans

I don't think any Canadian snowbirds would lose their government supplied coverage, under these circumstances (out of province coverage is already next to nothing, anyway), but some supplemental plans probably have maximum out of province time limits. For some provinces it's 6 months, some are 7. Individual supplemental plans probably/may follow those guidelines. Many of my Canadian friends DID receive letters from their supplemental companies mandating their return within 10 days or they lose their coverage. Also, loss of governmental coverage if they overstay the allotted time in the US anyway..... I just spoke to a returning Canadian snowbirder (Ontario) and his supplemental emergency medical coverage was still good, they just decided to return early. He called his company to verify. He did say some others in the AZ park they were in had received the 10 day expiry letters for their supplemental EMC. Regardng losing government out of province coverage. It's not much, and they're doing away with it in some provinces (Ontario), so losing it isn't a big deal for some. As for the in province coverage, most provincial governments seem to be more accommodating for problems like delays returning due to COVID-19, under the circumstances.
MDKMDK 04/01/20 02:39pm Snowbirds
RE: Snowbirds In Limbo As Coronavirus Upends Travel Plans

I don't think any Canadian snowbirds would lose their government supplied coverage, under these circumstances (out of province coverage is already next to nothing, anyway), but some supplemental plans probably have maximum out of province time limits. For some provinces it's 6 months, some are 7. Individual supplemental plans probably/may follow those guidelines.
MDKMDK 04/01/20 06:05am Snowbirds
RE: Bluewater Bridge Pt Edward/Port Huron - NO CASH - UFN

Of course you have to hand your passport back and forth. Also the cursory look into your car. Not sure what getting rid of cash transactions are buying. I think you're confusing tolls with customs. They are separate, and the toll booths aren't accepting cash, UFN. CBSA/CBP are BAU, as far as I know. Good point, but you can’t go through one without the other, no? True, but the topic title was BWB - NO CASH - UFN. Unless you're trying to bribe the customs guys, they don't handle/accept cash. Or debit. Or credit cards. There's no mention of changes to customs procedures. Capiche?
MDKMDK 03/31/20 07:27pm Roads and Routes
RE: Bluewater Bridge Pt Edward/Port Huron - NO CASH - UFN

The only thing with more germs than cash is used toilet paper and most of us don't touch the dirty part. A sharp pair of scissors can harvest a lot of good usable real estate on those used tp pieces, if necessary.
MDKMDK 03/31/20 07:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: Bluewater Bridge Pt Edward/Port Huron - NO CASH - UFN

Of course you have to hand your passport back and forth. Also the cursory look into your car. Not sure what getting rid of cash transactions are buying. I think you're confusing tolls with customs. They are separate, and the toll booths aren't accepting cash, UFN. CBSA/CBP are BAU, as far as I know.
MDKMDK 03/31/20 07:08pm Roads and Routes
RE: Vermont Campgrounds Closed

Thanks MDKMDK! No problemo! :)
MDKMDK 03/31/20 06:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Vermont Campgrounds Closed

I had posted this link a week ago, but the info is still useful, Campendium closures list Also they have an article on some groups trying to keep some areas open to assist fulltimers. And on this site, yes Vermont ordered ALL to close, those currently in one can stay until the end of their reservation, but may not extend a reservation. Happy (and safe) motorin Thams again, for that. :B
MDKMDK 03/31/20 08:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: GA DNR slow site

Sarcasm, duly noted.
MDKMDK 03/30/20 11:39am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Bluewater Bridge Pt Edward/Port Huron - NO CASH - UFN

Saw Crowe's post about NH toll lanes, and remembered this one. It's been like this for about a week now. Both directions. Credit cards and Debit only. Or, use an online Connexion Account, if traveling westbound (Canada to USA). There isn't a USA to Canada version in place for eastbound, that I know of. Not sure how much more dangerous it is to pay cash/make change, than it is to handle debit/credit cards/readers/etc., but I don't make the rules.
MDKMDK 03/30/20 11:27am Roads and Routes
RE: Interstate and other roadside Rest Areas - Open or Closed?

Your travel is necessary? Your need for vending machine access is required? No, and no. Mine isn't necessary, but I was curious how it's affecting Canadians (and others) that are still returning to Canada from Snowbirding, and also how the commercial and heavy truck people are being affected. If there are any major bottlenecks that anyone may have observed in the US on the north bound routes, that sort of thing. You never know, there might actually be some truckers or some snowbirds that might benefit from info posted to this thread by those out there in the real world. (p.s. The MIDRIVE website says the Welcome Centers are closed UFN, but their map doesn't show that, so not every website is necessarily dependable or current)
MDKMDK 03/30/20 08:18am Roads and Routes
RE: Interstate and other roadside Rest Areas - Open or Closed?

Saw on the TV this morning that truckers are experiencing difficulty getting food, also bathrooms and shower facilities. Many truck stops are closed. I think this is mostly in the North East and into Canada. Friends who just drove north from Florida to NYS reported that rest areas were so busy there was no room for RV's so they started going to Cracker Barrel parking lots. Restaurant was closed so lots of parking for RV's. I think the increase in traffic was due to Spring Break traffic. Thanks for that. So, depending on what route you take, things are getting crazy out there.
MDKMDK 03/30/20 08:14am Roads and Routes
RE: Interstate and other roadside Rest Areas - Open or Closed?

I was wondering if the OP had checked that myself. As far as I know the border is only open to essential travel and US citizens returning home. Likewise fit Canadian citizens going north. Dave Yes, you are correct. See prior repsonses to "Crowe".
MDKMDK 03/29/20 10:41am Roads and Routes
RE: Interstate and other roadside Rest Areas - Open or Closed?

Not looking to cause trouble but will you be allowed into the US right now? My understanding unless it's urgent business the border is closed. No, we aren't planing US travel, and yes, the border is still closed to non-essential travel. I mentioned that in my response to your intial post. I'm was curious about what the status was of you abundant freeway rest areas. We have very few just bathroom/vending/rest areas in Canada. They're not nearly as common as they are in the US, and tend to be more like "on the freeway fuel/convenience/food" stops like the travel plazas on I-90 in NY, and some of the ones on I-95 north of Boston. Just wanted to get the picture on how your side of the border is handling things.
MDKMDK 03/29/20 10:40am Roads and Routes
RE: Interstate and other roadside Rest Areas - Open or Closed?

Different areas, different answers 10-4 on that.
MDKMDK 03/29/20 08:09am Roads and Routes
RE: Interstate and other roadside Rest Areas - Open or Closed?

What states will you be traveling through? I'd check the different state's websites to see if there's info on them. Typically we would start in Michigan and head south or west, and I have a rest areas status page (MiDrive) bookmarked. If there's any doubt I can check that before departure. I was curious about the many other highways and biways, and what folks were actually seeing out there. We aren't heading out any time soon it appears.:?:( Thanks for the input. It's all good.:) Just had a look at MIDrive and the welcome centers are closed UFN.
MDKMDK 03/29/20 08:08am Roads and Routes
RE: Interstate and other roadside Rest Areas - Open or Closed?

Yesterday. I-80, SW WY to 40-189. Heber City, UT, Provo, UT. I-15 south to our 5th wheel in our spot, Mesquite, NV. UT I-15 rest areas are open including rest rooms. Flying J and Shell station restrooms open. Phillips 66 C-store, Springville, UT, restrooms closed. Ports of Entry open. Plenty of hand wipes in the truck. “Social Distancing” observed. More traffic than expected. Good answer, thanks. Especially the social distancing part.
MDKMDK 03/29/20 08:06am Roads and Routes
Interstate and other roadside Rest Areas - Open or Closed?

Not sure whether this belongs here, or whether it's an obvious question/answer. Are the Eisenhower Interstate Rest Areas mostly open with bathroom access and vending and other amenities? If you travel the freeways regularly, what has been your recent experience? , I'll assume the parking is open for truckers and other general commercial travelers for safety reasons (break time, sleep, etc.). Are most scales and inspection stations open or closed?
MDKMDK 03/29/20 07:13am Roads and Routes
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