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RE: 22” rims vs 18” rims

Wait until a gust of wind hits that 40'TT sideways and your F150 doesn't have the weight to control it. Be sure to carry clean underwear and pants. Bill
Trackrig 07/06/20 12:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Large camper with single AC

I have a 40' DP with two air conditioners - if I ever buy another one, it will have three air conditioners. I wouldn't own anything larger than my 26' TT with only one air conditioner. Bill
Trackrig 07/04/20 10:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Who do you use for Insurance?

State Farm, the same people that insure everything else I have. Bill
Trackrig 07/01/20 11:50am Beginning RVing
RE: Help with Long Term planning for Alaska

Hello JB - I've lived in Alaska for 50+ years and have driven the Alcan a few times. I own a 40' DP, a 26' Nash 26X TT and a 3/4T CC 4X4 diesel truck among other vehicles. Before I retired about six years ago we went Stateside and bought the DP, left it in WA until spring when the ice was off of the Alcan and then brought it up. We used it one year here as planned to get familiar with it. Then I retired and we took a month to take it back down the Alcan. (When we came north in it from Vancouver, WA, we made in 99 hours from driveway to driveway.) A 40' DP is too large for everyday use in Alaska if you really want to see things. If you already own one and coming up for a vacation, come on up in it though. We base the DP usually in the El Mirage area west of Phoenix because of the plane connections on Alaska Airlines in and out of Phoenix. We have left it various other places in the States when we make longer trips. After not having an RV for a couple of years up here, we decideded we needed something for summer use as we snowbird and go to the DP during the winter. Previuously we had a TC, enjoyed it, and got around well in it with just us and the dog - though he was a 200# Saint Bernard. We preferred to not have another TC so after a lot of looking we settled on a Nash 26X TT. A very nice, well made, solid unit, though it is on the heavy side. To answer your first question, yes your 26' TT is fine with a few qualifications. Mine has 16" tires and the axles lowered so I have all sorts of ground clearance for pulling off of the side of the pavement or down some dirt roads. Hopefully you're not riding on 14" wheels. Having said that, you will still get around better and find more or better camping spots with a TT. Either way, I'd upgrade to a 3/4T 4X4 truck. There probably aren't more than a half doze 2WD pick-up trucks in Alaska. Dealers don't even carry new ones on their sales lot. Yes, you're pulling your 26' TT with your F150 now, but the Alcan and Alaska has a lot of mountains, steep grades, dirt roads, etc. With a 3/4T you'll get better brakes and a better transmission. If you're happy with your current TT, I'd just upgrade to a 3/4T 4X4 truck. Gas or diesel, both will work. I'm prejudiced towards diesel. I haven't owned a gas rig since the late 80s(?) when Chevy came out with the 6.2 diesel except for my Jeeps. Again, the 26' TT will work, but a TC will get you into more camping spaces. Do you prefer full hook ups, in which case space doesn't matter. Or if you want to camp by yourself Canada and Alaska has places all over to just pull off into if you've got a small rig. Bill
Trackrig 06/30/20 08:07pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Length of time diesel fuel stays good in tank

My diesel hunting rig below only gets used in September and sits the rest of the year. And on occasion, it sat for two or three years unused without a problem. Bill
Trackrig 06/20/20 11:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Chassis Battery time Cat C7

Go get the Interstates at Costco. My first set lasted seven years and would have gone longer if a stupid shop hadn't left things on for a week. Might call an Interstate Distributor and see if they'll have any Independence Day sales and Military discounts. Last year the distributors were cheaper with the special sale than Costco was. Bill
Trackrig 06/14/20 01:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Putting camper on gravel

Mine was always on gravel but I either used four 55-gallon drums or two stacks of pallets under it for a larger base on the gravel. Bill
Trackrig 06/11/20 11:46am Truck Campers
World ‘awash in diesel’ and refiners are paying the price

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Trackrig 06/11/20 11:43am Class A Motorhomes
World ‘awash in diesel’ and refiners are paying the price

(Bloomberg; June 8) - In all the hullabaloo of OPEC+ prolonging the deepest production cuts in history, it’s easy to overlook ominous signals for prices emanating from the diesel market. The world’s largest oil producers agreed June 6 to extend their collective output curbs, keeping 10% of supply off the market another month. While that tightens the global crude market, potentially driving prices higher, it does little to address grim margins that refiners earn from diesel, one of the most important petroleum products. “The world’s awash with diesel,” said Alan Gelder, vice president for refining, chemicals and oil markets at consultants Wood Mackenzie. “There’s just loads of it everywhere.” Away from Europe, where diesel often powers cars, the fuel is also widely consumed by industry to move goods, as well as in construction and agriculture. Less economic activity, less demand for diesel. The bigger problem, though, is too much supply. Refineries — particularly in Europe and the U.S. — are trying to make as little jet fuel as possible because demand from the aviation industry still remains far below where it was before the pandemic struck. But that means producing more diesel from the barrels. Similarly, refineries cannot meet a recovery in gasoline consumption without boosting their overall processing rates — and that too brings more diesel. U.S. diesel stockpiles have grown for nine straight weeks to sit at the highest since 2010 and refinery margins on producing the fuel in the U.S. are hovering near a 10-year low. Bill
Trackrig 06/11/20 11:43am Around the Campfire
RE: I'm going to replace my Note 4 with ?

I recently replaced my Note 4 with the Note 10+. I like it. Figure out what you want and hope there's a July 4th sale. Bill
Trackrig 06/10/20 08:36pm Technology Corner
RE: Considering Travel Nursing

I've met two nurses on the Alcan that were doing it. They came to Alaska during the summer for six months and then went south to warmer climes for other six months. Most of the time they were working three or four day weeks. They were enjoying it. Bill
Trackrig 05/02/20 04:42pm Full-time RVing
RE: Cleaning solar panels on an RV

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Trackrig 05/02/20 02:56pm Technology Corner
RE: Cleaning solar panels on an RV

OK, for those that clean them, do you notice any performance differences afterwards? And, yes I realize that from one day to the next, the sunlight isn't going to be exactly the same. Bill
Trackrig 05/02/20 02:53pm Technology Corner
Cleaning solar panels on an RV

How many of you clean your solar panels? If you do, how often? Do you just turn a hose on them or do you actually clean them? Bill
Trackrig 05/02/20 12:40am Technology Corner
RE: Canada border crossing

Except for some crazy Alaskans trying to get home, who else would drive that route at this time of year?? :W Hey! It's spring time out there and the weather is very nice. If it wasn't for being in quarantine myself for just returning home, I'd be out there enjoying it. Bill
Trackrig 04/07/20 11:23am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Canada border crossing

Last week I saw a posting on an "Alaskan" website a person made from Fort Nelson as he was headed north. He had Alaska plates on his truck and an Alaska Driver's License. He said at the Canadian border they let him thru with no problems at all. He just told them he was headed home. Bill
Trackrig 04/06/20 11:40am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Second AC worth it?

Buy the second and third one if they offer it. Bill
Trackrig 02/04/20 07:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Second AC worth it?

Buy the second and third one if they offemit. Bill
Trackrig 02/04/20 07:55pm Travel Trailers
What is the coldest temp you've started your Honda 2000 in?

I will probably have to use mine in a while in some -35F temps. I've used it before at -20F, but I pulled it out of a warm truck and it started just fine. This time, if I have to do, it will be outside for at least 24 hours before I attempt to start it. It does have Rotella 5-40W synthetic in it. Bill
Trackrig 01/19/20 02:55am Tech Issues
RE: What is a good camp stove to buy now days?

If you have the room, go with a Camp Chef. They have the best burners going. Bill
Trackrig 01/15/20 08:02pm Beginning RVing
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