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RE: Border

There have been lots of news articles about services taking RV's across the border (say to Buffalo NY) while their owners take a helicopter or plane to Buffalo and then drive their RV to the southern US. Here is a link that gives various options for cars and RV's. https://www.snowbirdadvisor.ca/how-canadian-snowbirds-are-getting-their-vehicles-across-us-border-while-its-closed
almcc 10/01/21 06:17am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Snow Birding

We have stayed in most of the RV parks mentioned by Thunder Mountain above and those parks are good, we stop at the Tucson KOA on our way to and from California each winter and we enjoy it. We found Yuma a little busy for our liking, you may also want to explore site rentals in the Yuma foothills area,they were going for $300 a month and up, we rented there for a month one year.
almcc 09/10/21 12:09pm Snowbirds
RE: "Simply Connect" CDN cell provider

Att will not allow you to use your phone more in Canada than in the USA. Are you referring to time, data usage or phone usage in Canada? I can tell you that my experience (multi year) is different. I'm not a heavy data user but on some months I have used my data allotment. Anyways, Canadians can't (legally) spend more time in the US than Canada unless risking border patrol issues or having their world wide income (including Canada) being taxed by the IRS. As a comment to the OP, Simply Connect used to be Sears Connect before Sears departed the scene. They are a Rogers company under another name, their rates are a bit better than Rogers for Canadian service, I use them for an emergency phone. Can't comment on what they provide for the US.
almcc 09/10/21 08:25am Snowbirds
RE: "Simply Connect" CDN cell provider

You may want to consider using a US service (like AT&T) in Canada as well as the US, AT&T pairs with Rogers in Canada and they have good data quantities with a one month roll over for unused data.
almcc 09/10/21 05:37am Snowbirds
RE: F550 based Super C - anyone but THOR.

I agree with you about Thor quality, as a Redwood 5th wheel owner I'm fortunate to have an older one that was better built, the reports on the newer ones are garbage. If you can find a unit NOT built in Indiana you will get better quality, all the manufacturers there have a piecework policy so that if the production is finished by 11 am the workers go home with a full days pay. Kind of like US car production before the Japanese arrived on-scene.
almcc 08/29/21 12:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New phone recommendations for cross border

So I’ve got a sweetheart grandfathered voice/text Plan in Canada ($20/mth) and when I’ve traveled to the USA in the past I’ve added a 2nd SIM to my phone for use voice and data. Rather that then paying for a big data plan plus roaming. US travel isn’t in the short term, but I need a new phone now, the list of dual SIM phones is pretty small. Do I buy another dual SIM model from ASUS or go another route? I have an ASUS dual SIM phone and use AT&T in the US, I used to use our Canadian SIM in the other slot but I use the AT&T SIM in both the US and Canada and AT&T pairs with Rogers in Canada and I have more data (cheaper) than I could get with Rogers. Be aware that AT&T is going 5G next year and I got a notification that some current 3G/4G phones won't work, my ASUS phone isn't on the list of compatible phones FYI. I tried going the AT&T route and ran into a new problem: https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/30260978.cfm Not sure what the issue is but it could be the tablet. I would try putting the SIM card into your smart phone and see if you have the same problem.
almcc 07/15/21 04:16am Technology Corner
RE: New phone recommendations for cross border

So I’ve got a sweetheart grandfathered voice/text Plan in Canada ($20/mth) and when I’ve traveled to the USA in the past I’ve added a 2nd SIM to my phone for use voice and data. Rather that then paying for a big data plan plus roaming. US travel isn’t in the short term, but I need a new phone now, the list of dual SIM phones is pretty small. Do I buy another dual SIM model from ASUS or go another route? I have an ASUS dual SIM phone and use AT&T in the US, I used to use our Canadian SIM in the other slot but I use the AT&T SIM in both the US and Canada and AT&T pairs with Rogers in Canada and I have more data (cheaper) than I could get with Rogers. Be aware that AT&T is going 5G next year and I got a notification that some current 3G/4G phones won't work, my ASUS phone isn't on the list of compatible phones FYI.
almcc 06/15/21 12:07pm Technology Corner
RE: Diesel fuel at Card Locks across Canada

When I drove across Canada a few years ago, and also on other long trips such as California, I used to unhitch every night and while my wife made dinner I would go out and fill up. Saves a lot of problems. When I had to pull into a station while hitched up, we would do a quick look to see where the diesel pumps were and never had any problems. That's exactly what we do, park the RV then get fuel, we do this all the way to California each winter. I've found that fuel prices are cheaper in some stations that are not the large ones like card locks.
almcc 06/01/21 05:11am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Boarder Crossing

I guess it depends on where you are going. We've crossed at both, I prefer Detroit as I'm coming from south of Detroit and the route home to the Toronto area is a bit shorter than from Port Huron. Both crossings are easy and other than the short run through Windsor I get onto the 401 fairly quickly and I don't have to go through Detroit to get to Port Huron
almcc 02/27/21 06:44am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Maritmes phone coverage

Unfortunately I don't have a US provider, such as AT&T. For the months that we are in the US we use Straight Talk & TracPhone. Straight Talk offers a plan for calls from the US TO Canada but nothing for use IN Canada, hence the question about a pay as you go provider IN Canada. More research needed. Phone options these days is bewildering. One option definitely out is my roaming with my Bermuda phone. Might as well get a satellite phone for their charges. My suggestion would be to get an AT&T sim card and subscribe to a pay as you go plan. I think that you can still get the sim cards in WalMart in the US. As mentioned AT&T partners with Canadian suppliers, here in Ontario they pair with Rogers. I use AT&T when in the US in the winter (although not this winter!)and here in Canada as well, their data rates are much more reasonable than the Canadian outfits, even including the exchange rates. I use the phone (AT&T) as a wifi hotspot in the US and Canada as well , works great.
almcc 11/06/20 07:04am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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