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RE: Absorption fridge 2 way vs 3 way

Is there a substantial cost difference between 2 and 3-way? I use 12V for travel, propane for boondocking and 120 when plugged in. If I didn't prefer to travel without a flame I just wouldn't use 12V and not worry I had a 3-way. Dave I do this also. We also use 12 V when traveling. However, one time when the 12 V stopped working (bad fuse, found out later), I decided to tun the fridge on 120 VAC using the inverter, and found that the fridge seemed to cool better. Apparently, as others in different forums have noted, the 120 V heating element has a higher wattage rating (therefore more heat) than the 12 V element.
VE3ESN 08/27/21 06:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Absorption fridge 2 way vs 3 way

So far I gather the need for 12v on an absorption fridge is useful to travel instead of burning propane if there is no inverter to run a 3 way on 120v. In my case a DC-DC charger will take care of the fridge en route via 12v or 120v w the inverter saving the propane for actual camping and eliminating any issues w flowing propane and an open flame. What do you mean by a DC-DC charger? The fridge runs directly off the house battery when switched to 12 V, so no "charger" is required. Otherwise, you are correct in your assessment.
VE3ESN 08/25/21 03:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Absorption fridge 2 way vs 3 way

My 2 cents worth: The 12 V function on an absorption type fridge is used when traveling, as many, including me, don't like a flame (albeit a small one) to be on when in motion. However, propane is very useful when off-grid. It's very efficient, and completely silent. As far as when the vehicle is in motion, you can run the fridge off 120 volts AC if you have an inverter. This provides better efficiency than 12 V, and it's basically "free power". So, to conclude, a 2-way (120 volts AC and propane is what I'd use.)
VE3ESN 08/25/21 03:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Vax Passports

Unlike British Columbia and Quebec, Ontario for some reason is reluctant to issue vaccine passports and appears to be waiting for federal government action. This probably won't happen during the midst of a federal election.:h HERE is a link to a site that allows you to print out your vaccination status. It's the only option right now for Ontario. It pales in comparison to the official document and/or mobile phone app approach used in BC and QC. Why do you want another goverment issued scanable "passport" What is wrong with producing a physical record of your status to the person at the door? It prints on a 8-1/2 by 11 inch piece of paper. Problems: 1. Cumbersome to carry (especially for a male) 2. Easily forged. I guess I'm hoping (wishfully thinking?) for an official government document that can't be replicated. Why not? We have driver's licenses, provincial health insurance cards, etc. Covid is probably gonna be around for a long time, so IMHO, governments need to act ASAP.
VE3ESN 08/25/21 11:10am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Vax Passports

Unlike British Columbia and Quebec, Ontario for some reason is reluctant to issue vaccine passports and appears to be waiting for federal government action. This probably won't happen during the midst of a federal election.:h HERE is a link to a site that allows you to print out your vaccination status. It's the only option right now for Ontario. It pales in comparison to the official document and/or mobile phone app approach used in BC and QC.
VE3ESN 08/25/21 06:45am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Americans crossing into Canada

INTERESTING STORY from the CBC. Lots of statistics.
VE3ESN 08/25/21 06:32am RVing in Canada and Alaska
US Land Border Still Closed to Canadians

Another month extension. Read about it HERE.
VE3ESN 08/20/21 01:22pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Why won't the borders allow rvs across?

Well, of course the irony in all of this is that there's a "loophole" that many have used to get their car or rv from Canada to the US. We know of a couple in our condo who did this. Here in southern Ontario, a company near St. Catherines, ON will arrange for your vehicle (car, truck, or RV) to be placed on a flat-bed truck and driven to Buffalo, NY. Then, after a short helicopter ride to your vehicle in Buffalo, you've crossed the border and free to drive to your US destination. The service isn't inexpensive, but apparently many have done it. Having said all this, when we found out what our neighbors had done, we were quite wary of the whole process. However, when they returned to Canada, both of them had their double Moderna vaccinations that they received, free of charge, in Florida. Actually, they had their shots before my wife and me! However, they've since told us that they're somewhat concerned about future trips to Florida because of "vaccine hesitancy" among many in the "red states", which is much of the trip south and their Florida destination. The anti-vaxxers have the potential to ruin it for the rest of us, and it's hard to understand their rationale. They really need to follow the science.
VE3ESN 08/02/21 05:57am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Open in August 9th

Thank you JaxDad for the reminder that ALL Canadian citizens cannot be denied entry into this country. The previous post, IMHO, is politically incorrect at best, and racist at worst. I like your comment about "aggressive staffers". Let's face it, these comments are usually a reflection of what the top party brass is thinking about a particular issue, again IMHO.
VE3ESN 07/27/21 12:35pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Open in August 9th

HERE is the latest media source of this topic.
VE3ESN 07/26/21 07:01am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

To move this thread further along, HERE is a really informative article from the Wall Street Journal. When I said "why are there so many crooks in the EV industry?", I was merely referring to the start-ups who are trying to capitalize on the success of Tesla. Some have falsified their books to show orders that don't exist. Isn't that misleading their investors? And of course, this isn't to say that other sectors in the economy don't have some "bad actors". Having said this, I was never implying that the goal of making an all-electric RV or other smaller EV isn't worthwhile. On the contrary, once all the big hurdles (charging infrastructure, service networks, longer range, etc. etc. etc. are overcome, such vehicles will become more commonplace. Perhaps, IMHO, the best approach in the interim would be the hybrid model, which I'm sure most of you would agree that these vehicles have been proven to be viable. Getting back to all-electric vehicles, including large trucks and RV motor homes, again IMHO, the unscrupulous, (Lordstown, among others come to mind) are trying to make a quick buck from "foolish" investors. Look at the rise in so-called "SPACS", a special purpose acquisition company, also known as a "blank check company". It's a shell corporation listed on a stock exchange with the purpose of acquiring a private company, thus making it public without going through the traditional initial public offering process. The EV sector, unfortunately has had their of this unscrupulous practice but this isn't to say that the ultimate goal isn't worthwhile. Am I too naive to hope for a higher standard of business ethics to prevail?
VE3ESN 06/23/21 05:55am Around the Campfire
RE: CDN/US border closed another month, at least.

Drew, thanks for the encouraging update.
VE3ESN 06/21/21 04:53am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

WA8XYM, I just posted a free and better link. Sorry, there was no paywall when I posted the first link.
VE3ESN 06/21/21 04:50am Around the Campfire
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

THIS should be a better link for a more informative article.
VE3ESN 06/21/21 04:45am Around the Campfire
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

Sorry, there wasn't a "paywall" when I first looked at the article and provided the link. I don't pay for articles either.
VE3ESN 06/20/21 08:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: CDN/US border closed another month, at least.

Friends of ours who chose to go to their place in Florida (you know, the helicopter ride and the trucking of your vehicle across the border) told us something rather disheartening: even though they received both Moderna shots and returned home covid-free, they said that the vaccination rate in Florida had stalled at around 30%, although this was about a month ago. We will never achieve herd immunity with such a low vaccination rate, and certainly the Canadian government is taking this into account. Furthermore, the Delta variant has delayed a return to a more normal existence.
VE3ESN 06/20/21 07:59pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

I'm certain that some of these start-up companies deliberately misled their investors.
VE3ESN 06/20/21 03:26pm Around the Campfire
Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

THIS ARTICLE explains the sad details. Apparently Lordstown Motors had an agreement to build an all-electric RV, and plans are obviously in great peril. How come there are so many crooks in the electric vehicle sector?
VE3ESN 06/20/21 02:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: Free overnight camping in small towns

Another useful resource is ioverlander. There are many "free camping" options listed in many areas.
VE3ESN 03/23/21 12:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Boarder Crossing

Interesting reading the borders are “closed” with so many Canadian snow birds here in central Fl. The reason for this, as has been widely reported in the Canadian media as well as this forum and the Snowbirds Forum is as follows: Due to a loophole in the law, Canadian snowbirds who really want to go to Florida, etc. take a helicopter or small plane across the border, and have their RV trucked across the border where it will be waiting for them when they arrive to their "destination". For example, a helicopter takes them from near Niagara Falls, Ontario to Buffalo, NY, where their RV is waiting. We wouldn't do this, but many people who don't mind taking risks are doing it. Of course, their return trip to Canada by driving their RV across the border won't be as easy, as they'll need proof of a negative Covid test result or face steep fines.
VE3ESN 03/03/21 06:02pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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