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RE: Overnight at Wally's

Like many we use Walmart for an overnight from time to time. We always check with a duty manager & always walk out with way more goods than a CG would have cost us. Been to the Whitehorse Walmart on each of our 4 trips north. Never overnighted there. What a circus that carpark is. No room for shoppers to park. Don't blame Walmart at all for banning overnighters. They did it to themselves. There is the epic story of the seasonal camper there who got himself some rocks from the nearby Yukon river & built himself a fire ring in the carpark.
Veebyes 06/23/19 08:13pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: I-69 in Michigan

Always have to smile when people worry about going to Alaska because of the roads. Alaska has nothing on the potholes, road joints, overpass joints & gouges in the surface of the interstates.
Veebyes 06/23/19 07:54pm Roads and Routes
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2019

8 weeks! You might want to eliminate the Yellowstone & Glacier parts & head straight for Alaska. On one of our 4 trips to Alaska we were in Canada for almost a month simply going nnorth doing the Banff to Jasperhighway, stunning views, then up the Cassiar highway. Total time in Alaska was over a month. Not nearly enough time.
Veebyes 06/21/19 09:10am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Delaware to Shipshewana South Campground Indiana

We were there last week. Shipshewana CGs are convenient but expensive. We stayed at the fairgrounds just east of Goshen. $35PN.
Veebyes 06/21/19 08:55am Roads and Routes
RE: How do you begin to plan for extended road trips?

We are multi month extended trippers. Minimum reservations made for events & over busy weekends only. Still use MS Streets & Trips for route planning. Most travel days are well under 300 miles. The last Alaska trip averaged only 110 miles per day. Before a major trip truck & trailer get a good going over. Basic spares are carried along with tools needed.
Veebyes 06/20/19 09:41am Beginning RVing
RE: Suburban water heater.

Getting behind the reset cover is the only thing not done. Removed the screws but cover did not come off easy so left it. Will do again & be more aggressive this time removing cover now that I have an idea of what is behind it. As luck has it, a guy with a Mobile Suite, same water heater as mine, has just rolled in. Also has water heater problems. 120V side. Burnt wire behind reset buttons in his. Will try to get back to mine later today. Thanks for responses. Always good to check with the assembled multitude.
Veebyes 06/18/19 08:24am Tech Issues
Suburban water heater.

10gal Suburban water heater. Works fine on 120V. No work on propane. Light on panel does not come on. Fuse checked & OK. Switch checked & OK. Orfice dismantled, checked & clear. Now what? Igniter? Do not recall hearing a click click click from it.
Veebyes 06/17/19 08:15pm Tech Issues
RE: RV-Dump parking sloping the wrong way

Everyone has their own challenges in dealing with poorly designed dump stations. I have never seen anyone using leveling jacks to compensate for slope. If I were in line behind somebody taking up time trying to get the last drop out I would not be very pleased. I often have to wonder if the designer of the dump area has ever seen a RV let alone used one. Dumps are often anything but level. They slope forward. They slope to the rear. They slope left & right. They are put in a turn making it difficult if not impossible to get where your discharge close to the dump. Not everyone has the same system with detatchable hoses. Some have a system where the hose is permanently connected & additional hose cannot be used.
Veebyes 06/16/19 08:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Advice for first time RV rental and experience

Our first RV experience was a rental. Two families. Each with 2 kids between 10 & 13. Two 30' class Cs rented. Two weeks rental starting & ending in Denver. We did a little over a 2000 mile loop, Denver, Colorado springs, S Colorado, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Hoover Dam, Vegas, Rocky Mtn Nat Park, Boulder & back to Denver. At the end we were busted. Too little time trying to do too much. Besides travel days & jet lag you lose at least a day at the start picking up the RV & supplying it then another day on returning it. Sure you can do the miles but have you allocated time to actually see where you are going. The Grand Canyon takes a full day. Bryce Canyon takes a full day doing both in a rush.
Veebyes 06/16/19 08:00pm Beginning RVing
RE: Two aussies

Check your visit time permits. You may be the same as Canadians & a few other places permited 180 days in a 12 month period, not calendar year, visa free. No, you cannot get off the plane, catch a taxi to a dealer & drive off in your own RV in a few hours. Not if it is a one time trip. Not if it is multi trips over multiple years. There are a few hoops to jump through.
Veebyes 06/16/19 07:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: RT301

Used it numerous times. Beats dealing with DC by a long way.
Veebyes 06/15/19 04:10pm Roads and Routes
RE: Two aussies

You need a US address to register it too. Easiest method is to form an LLC to act as your holding company. There are pros & cons to each state but Montana makes it very easy. No need for a vehicle inspection. Form the company first then do everything in the company name. The one time formation fee is not too bad. The annual fee after that is quite small. I would be wary of involving a third party such as a dealer in anything other than the sale of the unit.
Veebyes 06/15/19 03:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Air conditioner woes

Final installment of the saga. Called a small RV repair place in Lafayette, IN last Friday. Ordered new unit. Booked installment time for yesterday at 10. Dropped trailer off. A little over an hour later got a call. Job done. $1150 for everything. Living cool & quiet again.
Veebyes 06/06/19 09:34am Tech Issues
RE: What to use to brighten rv?

A little confused on what you have. Gloss gelcoat or non gelcoat filon that you can see the glass chop strand through? Either one requires a good cleaning with something like Barkeepers Friend or Zud first to remove grime & oxidation. For gelcoat the next step is a good cleaner wax like 3M followed by a good fiberglass wax like Meguires Flagship wax. For the filon siding I would use something like 303 protectant. For best results it is very important to clean the surface well.
Veebyes 06/06/19 09:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Newbie question about touring with 5th wheel

Size matters. Go over 30' & it begins matter but not much. Go over 35 & you are starting to limit yourself to private parks. Go over 40 & life really gets restrictive.
Veebyes 06/05/19 11:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dawson city

Love the Government CG across the river. Easy walk to riverboat graveyard. Ferry runs just about 24/7 so going to town is easy. If I wanted to be jammed up to my neighbors I could stay in the lower 48. The Yukon CGs are very special.
Veebyes 06/04/19 08:26pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Fiberglass blistering

In the marine world it is referred to as boatpox. Various causes ranging from resin used to air temp at layup. The remedy usually is to grind each blister out, fill it, fair it, & regelcoat it. Simple but labour intensive.
Veebyes 06/04/19 08:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can I Get Away With a Quick Brake Job in a Campground?

I have been able to do minor non messy repair work in various CG. Explain the situation. Ask nicely. Best chances of getting a yes are if you are staying more than a few days & do the work weekdays when the CG is quiet. Had a family member of one CG actually jump in & help in a big way once.
Veebyes 05/31/19 09:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Your experience with a Dually vs SRW hauling 5ver

This subject is always so predictable. The SRW people say the truck pulls just fine & mumble something about the truck being a daily driver along with parking a DRW. The people who have come across to the dark side & bought a DRW swear they are never going back to SRW. Those who have never had a SRW don't know any different & don't want to. They just deal with those extra tires & not being able to put it in the compact car spots.
Veebyes 05/31/19 09:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Air conditioner woes

Not sure if I understand the issue of how much can pass through the Magnum. In any case I tried going back to the original capacitor. No difference. Ran for a bit. Loaded up & I got to the switch before it popped the breaker. Next stop for us is Lafayette IN. Found a repair center that can do an install of a new unit in one day. Price quoted isreasonable. Next week we will be cooling out again.
Veebyes 05/31/19 08:46pm Tech Issues
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