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RE: Looking for motorhome to travel to Alaska suggestions?

I'm going to assume you'll be traveling north in the summer months and not the middle of winter??? Get one with slides - be comfortable. But, you should get one you can use with the slides closed if need be. By that I mean you need to be able to use the kitchen, use the bathroom and use the bedroom without any problems. We leave our slides in more when it's very hot out for better cooling, but have left them in at night when it's cold. The interior of Canada and Alaska can be very warm during the summer months. Make sure you get a MH with two good working 15K air conditioners and a good dash air conditioner. Bill
Trackrig 06/10/19 09:44pm Full-time RVing
RE: At what point do I need a WD hitch?

When it squats a lot. What issues are you having - is the trailer swaying? Bill
Trackrig 05/13/19 09:37pm Towing
RE: Thoughts: 6.5' bed v. 8' bed

By the time I put in the 120 gal fuel tank and a Knak box, I don't know if there'd be anything left of 6.5' bed for me. On my new truck I'll probably put a 10' flat bed. Bill
Trackrig 05/13/19 04:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2 wheel dolly or flat tow?

Whether or not to use a dolly is sort of like who likes a Ford vs a Chevy or a Dodge. For myself, I don't use one. = It's one more set of tires, electrical and bearings to maintain = It's one more thing to hook-up in the rain = Since you plan on a Class C, finding room at your spot to put it = If you can do some of the work to put a tow bar and the electrical connections on the toad yourself, you can do this car and the next one for the price of dolly Bill
Trackrig 05/11/19 12:06pm Beginning RVing
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2019

A few notes on the Parks highway between Fairbanks and Anchorage. I drove it twice recently. Basically the road and bridges are fine, there isn't any earthquake damage - I'm glad that subject has died out. The Parks has mile post signs up every mile which start at 0 leaving Anch. Having said that there's no earthquake damage, there is a lot of frost heaves in the road between mile post 260 (north of Healy) down to MP 200 (south of Cantwell). Slow down, they can sneak up on you quickly as you go around a corner or over a hill - you won't see them. I was just driving my truck (maybe a little over the speed limit) and left the ground in two spots - you've been warned. Also further south, a little north of Talkeetna, there's about 25 miles of normal summer road construction with pilot cars. So build stops and slow going into your schedule. As summer gets here there will be additional road construction, but you should be used to it by this point after traveling through Canada. And remember, or know, that on all main roads in Alaska the freight and fuel trucks are hauling doubles so they're stretched out to 102' in length. This isn't a problem as Alaska builds more passing lanes every year. Stay in the right hand lanes so they can get around you. Bill
Trackrig 05/11/19 11:59am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Salesman trying to talk me out of a Class C

Tell him that you want the Class C now and when you get tired of it in a year or so, he can then sell you a Class A........... Just for the view out of the front windows of Class A, I'd never own a Class C. Bill
Trackrig 05/02/19 07:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Camper fell

I would look for a local contractor with a boom truck, rough terrain crane or a forklift 8' forks. As you know now, you shouldn't have had it sitting on just the jacks. Cheap insurance is two stacks of pallets for four 55-gal drums....... Bill
Trackrig 05/02/19 07:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Performance difference between jumper cable and Lithium pack

One of differences would be the length of cables carrying the power. My jumper cables are 25' long and made of very heavy cable. I do have a couple of booster units and their cables are maybe 2' long if you pull hard. Shorter cables don't need to be near as thick/heavy. Bill
Trackrig 05/02/19 03:07pm Tech Issues
Ontario Canada scraps travelers medical coverage

Due to costs (what else is new) Ontario is canceling all out of country medical costs telling people to acquire (pay for) private insurance. News article Bill
Trackrig 05/02/19 11:35am RV Lifestyle
RE: What's the current web address to use for pictures?

Thanks, that's what I needed. Bill
Trackrig 05/02/19 11:27am Tech Issues
What's the current web address to use for pictures?

The two addresses I had are no longer working. Bill
Trackrig 05/01/19 11:41pm Tech Issues
RE: 24 to 29 Foot TT...Does Size Matter That Much?

The length to us effects mostly the bed and inside seating rather than towing or parking it. Look at the bed in most of the short units. Do you have room to walk around it and bend over to make the bed? Can you get into the bed from both sides or does one of you have to climb over top of the other? Is there enough room to turn around in the bedroom and bathroom? We have a 26' TT now and are looking for a 29' TT. A few more feet makes a much more enjoyable RV. Bill
Trackrig 04/30/19 04:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Running the generator while driving

Yes, you're fine. Bill
Trackrig 04/29/19 10:08am Beginning RVing
RE: MPG for Various Class A Motorhomes

We have a 2005 Fleetwood Excursion 39S with a Cat C7 towing a Jeep Wrangler. I don't keep fuel records, but I can get at least 6.7mpg - I know I can get 600 miles out of the 100 gal tank. In 2005, the Excursion was the fancier model of the Discovery, probably slightly heavier as it's 6" taller than the Discovery and we always travel with at least a half tank of water. Bill
Trackrig 04/28/19 10:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator while traveling for travel trailer

Most portable generators need to be level when running. Roads are not level, and the carrier may not be level, when hooked to tow vehicle. Jerry I've never seen anyone have a problem with the generator running while on the road. When we go salmon dipping in Chitna, we often take a chest freezer in the back of one of the trucks and run it off of a Honda 2000. Other friends have gone to Colorado for elk hunting and used a chest freezer all the way back to Alaska with a Honda 2000 and no problems. Bill
Trackrig 04/28/19 10:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Buying a Class B, not in my city or STATE. Ideas?

We flew from Alaska to Colorado on a Friday night and bought the DP from a private individual on Saturday. Planed on driving it from to Colorado to Washington over the weekend and fly home Sunday night. We had called the CO DMV to ask what we should do about plates or tags and they said not to worry about it since we'd be out of their state and have it parked again before the weekend was over and any states DMV opened up again. It worked out fine. Bill
Trackrig 04/28/19 09:52pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Anyone have auto get start for their coach?

How often does your house loose power? Bill
Trackrig 04/26/19 01:10pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Best Route To Santa Fe NM from Michigan

What does "Best Route" mean to you? Shortest route? Flatest route? Most scenic / enjoyable route? Route with the cheapest fuel? Route with roads in the best condition? Route with no toll roads? Bill
Trackrig 04/26/19 11:02am Roads and Routes
RE: Readying TT for ALASKA Trip

The main thing is slow down when you get in the gravel areas or areas with frost heaves. You'll see people driving like mad to get to Alaska and they miss all of the great sights in Canada. If you drive to fast and bust something, you'll have to wait for repairs as all of the repair places are full waiting for parts to fix everyone else who drove too fast. If you get a chip in your windshield it's relatively easy to get it fixed. In most campgrounds in the evening there will be someone driving around that does repairs. Bill
Trackrig 04/25/19 08:04pm Towing
RE: Pex tubing.

Best way would be remove the “T” that feeds the hookup and replace with a straight coupling.I agree with Chris, this is the best method. Another consideration is to install a simple cutoff valve at the "T" so restoring the system would be easy. The next owner or even yourself might be appreciative of having the plumbing in place when they next need it. This is the winning solution. Simply remove the "T" and insert the same type valve you have in the low point drains. That will keep water and antifreeze out of the washer line, but allow it to be functional again with the turn of a valve. Yes, if you just plug it at the washer, there's still going to be water in the line. If the line is capped, how are you going to get antifreeze or air through it to winterize it??? If you don't, you'll have plain water in it which will freezer and break. You need to eliminate the line or stop water from getting into it. Bill
Trackrig 04/25/19 11:39am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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