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RE: Gaspe Trip, Quebec

Most of the people working in the tourist industry speak enough english to serve you. As for reservations it depends on the time of year. Remember asking with a smile goesa long way. I have also found that when communicating with someone who is trying really hard to speak English, they appreciate being complimented on their efforts. I usually also say that your English is so much better than my French (which is grade 9 variety only) and that brings a smile and laughter.
Tripalot 06/25/19 04:51pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Another bad RV wreck, driver dead. Montreal.

This is disturbing - we are planning on taking that ferry this Fall. It would seem most likely a brake problem. How sad. Also amazing how "destroyed" the RV was.
Tripalot 06/25/19 07:33am General RVing Issues
Gaspe Trip, Quebec

We are considering a trip around the Gaspe - we were there about 10 years ago and had a good time. We have been to Perce Rock and Bonaventure Island. If you have done this trip more recently, what were your favorite spots. Last time there we had a large M.H. and tow car making it difficult to get into restaurants and museums along the way. This trip we will have our B+ and no tow so accessing out of the way spots will be easier. Can you recommend any particular c.g.s Thanks for any advice you can provide.
Tripalot 06/16/19 08:54am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Canadian side Niagara Falls Questions

For camping in the Hamilton area I would recommend 50 Point conservation area. Nice big sites with full hookups and WIFI and easy access to/from QEW Highway. Check out their website at www.conservationhamilton.ca and go to 50 Point Cons. Area. There is also a restaurant and marina within the park and easy to walk to. You can view Toronto across the lake. Phone number for park is 905-643-2103 if you want to ask about vacancies. Since you will be in Canada for several weeks, I would recommend you use Canadian currency. If you have a Costco membership, there is a Costco gas station very close and gas is much cheaper (no diesel).
Tripalot 06/16/19 08:40am Roads and Routes
RE: Eastern US/Canada/Texas Trip Advice

Are you aware of the traffic conditions around Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal & Quebec City?
Tripalot 05/23/19 08:00am Roads and Routes
RE: If you had a do-over, which would you get?

Have used a Ford V10 for 10+ years - Sprinter is not on our "want" list.
Tripalot 05/23/19 07:54am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Costco battery?

We went through the process of buying 2 new house batteries recently. We checked Costco - absolutely no one to help with any questions there. Decided to check with Canadian Tire - got real HELP, questions answered and prices comparable to Costco. Those batteries are too heavy to be hauling around to compare. We found even with taking a picture of the label and trying to find similar at Costco was nothing more than frustrating. Canadian Tire even took batteries to our car - won't get that service at Costco.
Tripalot 05/23/19 07:47am Tech Issues
RE: Mouse Dilema - What would you do?

When I got my RV.. First trip out I installed 2 each CAT... Have seen no evidence of mice. Insects yes (I mean it's 14 year old) but no mice.. Down to one cat (on uninstalled itself.. That is. Died) but the other still purrs niely. Mice seem to avoid him. He's a Maine Coon. about 30 pounds worth (normal for his breed)... I keep him well fed but he'd love a mouse flavored snack or 3 if only they would come play with him.. Seems they think his play would make of them mouse pate though so they go far. so as not to be served tartar. We too used to have a Maine Coon - no mice problem with him around but unfortunately he has passed away.
Tripalot 04/26/19 08:05am Beginning RVing
Mouse Dilema - What would you do?

We recently discovered evidence of a mouse being in our RV. We have cleaned up and set 2 traps baited with peanut butter. In 4 days, there has been no new evidence and we have not caught anything. Now the problem - we will not have access to our RV for 2 weeks. I am wondering if it would be best to leave the traps set or not. If we do catch a mouse and it is dead in the trap for several days, is it going to decompose and stink up the rv interior especially if the weather warms up. Alternative, if we do not leave the traps set, we risk damage from chewing, etc. What would you do ? ? ?
Tripalot 04/26/19 07:26am Beginning RVing
RE: It’s Summertime! North to Alaska?

Do it. If you have a problem, people up there tend to offer help. You will meet some of the same people in campgrounds over and over. At least we did as many travel about the same distance each day and do similar sightseeing. We have made the trip several times. Just drive carefully, obey the speed limits and observe the markers for frost heaves.
Tripalot 04/25/19 09:16am Beginning RVing
RE: Murphy bed?

We have a Murphy bed in our 24 ft. B+ unit. It is considered a full size residential mattress and is very comfortable. There are no sections or seams - it is just like your bed at home except it stands upright during the day. In our unit it does not affect storage at all - we have plenty. After almost 500 nights in ours, we still have empty cupboards.
Tripalot 04/24/19 07:39am Travel Trailers
RE: things to do Vegas in June/July

The wife and I went and the best part of the trip was a quick trip to the Hoover Dam, we rented a jeep at the hotel and went and did the tour. It is quite a bit of walking and stairs though, but it was nice and cool in the dam. X2
Tripalot 04/19/19 08:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What baseplate for Flat towing a Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

We tow a 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trail Hawk. We use Blue Ox.
Tripalot 04/19/19 07:59am Dinghy Towing
RE: Port Huron, MI Border Crossing into Canada

I just checked on Google, and the Duty Free Gas is at the Ambassador Bridge, Michigan side. As I said in my original post, I was not 100% sure which crossing had the duty free as we use both crossings - and it has been a couple of years. Memory is not what it used to be! Website shows gas price $2.61 gal. but I do not know how this compares to other US prices.
Tripalot 04/18/19 10:40am Roads and Routes
RE: Port Huron, MI Border Crossing into Canada

The Duty Free gas that I am thinking about is just a few hundred yards from the toll booths. You have to watch the signs carefully or you will be in the wrong lane and miss it. The savings were substantial. It can only be accessed when entering Canada from Michigan. There are lots of easily accessed pumps - it is not a little rinky dink operation.
Tripalot 04/18/19 07:53am Roads and Routes
RE: Camping in Finger Lakes Region

Check out Corning Glass Works while in the area
Tripalot 04/18/19 07:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Port Huron, MI Border Crossing into Canada

Maybe someone else can confirm this - we have not crossed into Michigan for a couple of years and we would often use both Windsor and Sarnia crossings. I think there is a gas station that is duty free before you cross into Canada at the Port Huron/Sarnia crossing. The savings were good. You will get sticker shock when you fill up in Canada.
Tripalot 04/17/19 05:01pm Roads and Routes
RE: Little Round Kitchen Sink

Our B+ has a rather deep round sink that is probably 14" across (maybe more). It took getting used to after having 2 full size sinks in our Class A. What I do is use a small round basin in the sink to cut down on the water usage. I also use a drain rack and mat on the counter to hold the wet dishes. Works well for us. We cook most meals in our RV and do extended trips. We have lots of storage space so no problem storing the basin etc.
Tripalot 04/09/19 05:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stuckey's

Ahhhh memories. We stopped at one and ordered sandwiches for lunch. We each got a plate with a regular sandwich cut into 4 quarters. Problem was, there were only 3 quarters of the sandwich and the fourth spot had a few potato chips. We always joked that the cook must have been hungry and ate part of our sandwich after making it. Guess we should have only paid 3/4 of the price. Never went to another one after that experience.
Tripalot 04/09/19 05:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wondering about Harvest Hosts

A lot depends on what size RV you have. As mentioned, it is not always feasible for a long DP or 5th wheel to access some locations. If you have a short Class C or B, it could be more suitable. Take a look at Boondockers Welcome. The hosts for each location give a complete report on their facilities. It is easy to tell what size rig they can accommodate and what they offer in the way of facilities. Also, although a small token of your appreciation is nice, you won't feel obligated to buy $25 bottles of wine or other expensive items that you normally wouldn't buy, when at a Harvest Host location.
Tripalot 04/03/19 07:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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