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RE: Farewell to Canada

What were the events that caused you to change your mind about going?
c.traveler2 09/20/18 03:29pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: AG inspections coming into US at hwy 97 (Oroville)

Coming and going across both borders we were never asked about fruit, vegetables or meats this passed trip(2018 summer)
c.traveler2 09/17/18 12:23pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Where did Mooney go?

There's quite a number, there's one called "Truck Camping" where alot of the RV.net truck camper folks have migrated to. Actually, we've migrated to the group "Truck Campers" though a lot are members of both Truck Campers and Truck Camping Like many of the TC members I'm not on this forum as much as I use to be, kohldad are you using the same user name on the Facebook sites?
c.traveler2 09/17/18 12:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Things we learned while driving through Canada to Alaska

The only problem we had with our cell phones in Canada was dealing with Bell, it's system would simply not recognizes some USA phone numbers, like my credit union. We have Verizon service. If your debt card has a MasterCard logo on it you'll be charged a 1% surcharge when using it outside the USA, it will show up as a international trans-action fee, MasterCard didn't do this in 2015 when we traveled through Canada but did this past summer, 2018. My Costco Card wouldn't work at any Costco in Canada but worked fine at any USA Costco stores, a mystery at hand. We were never asked about fruits or vegetables coming or going, just money, guns, pepper spray stuff like that.
c.traveler2 09/10/18 07:48am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Boondocking tips on the way from Denver to Alaska

When traveling in the US we like to boondock as much as possible to keep the costs down. (I’m using “boondock” here to mean free camping, which would include Walmart parking lots.) I’m wondering about the availability of places to boondock if we drive from Denver, cross into Canada from Montana, head up to Dawson Creek and continue on the Alaska highway. Any tips on how to find free or low cost camping? I don't call staying at Walmart "camping" it's just a overnight sleeping spot, that said we just recently came out of Alaska and Canada and some of the rules at Walmart have changed. Anchorage: all 3 Walmart's no overnight parking period. Fairbank's: stay as long as you want Dawson Creek: we found a nice hide away approx. 10 miles up the Campbell gravel road. Whitehorse, Canada one night allowed at the Walmart..note there's a RV dump at the fuel station next to the Walmart. Dawson City,Canada Beautiful overnight spot up on Dome Road just outside of town, note FDS fuel stop nearest to Dawson City has the cheapest fuel. Plenty of pullout through the Kluane Lake area in Canada. As you approach bridges check for side roads leading down to the rivers found several good camping place that way.
c.traveler2 09/03/18 10:57am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: SoCal to Homer, AK trip in the planning

Hey folks, Planning on a trip up to Homer, Alaska from Southern California via Calgary. I went from SoCal to Halifax (and back) this past summer. Some quick questions: - Are there improved campgrounds along the route or best to boondock? - Best mosquito strategy. - Any "must see" stops along the route? - What's the longest distance between diesel fuel stops? - I'm ok eating at restaurants along the way, but want to also make sure that we cook onboard to maximize the use of the camper. Any links to stories are always helpful. Anyone else going? :-D Planning on 1-30 June. BG Read the TCTR postings right in this very forum, many good stories of the journeys into Canada and Alaska. If your a member of COSTCO, many of them sell diesel fuel (Costco Diesel) It will be the cheapest price wise, we paid 2.99/ gallon at the Anchorage,AK store. Many Walmart's have banned overnight parking in Alaska, all three stores in Anchorage have, while the Walmart in Fairbanks will let you stay forever. Finding a place to sleep the night away usual isn't a problem in either Canada or Alaska.
c.traveler2 09/02/18 07:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Whitehorse Walmart is going to ban overnight RV parking

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Misc-Pictures/i-8W2Wtkh/0/58a40027/XL/20180822_152259%20%281%29-XL.jpg This should settle the Walmart situation, this is there policy.
c.traveler2 08/26/18 03:21pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska Highway Closed

Drove from Watson Lake to Ft. Nelson yesterday, lots smoke but the road was open could smell all the way to Stone Mountain Provincial Park.
c.traveler2 08/24/18 09:34am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaskan Weather

Unfortunately, I doubt Canada will be any better with all the smoke from the BC fires. Unless you go to Yellowstone via Ontario? :B Saw on the news, in some places, it looks like dusk at 10:00 in the morning. Depends on how long you plan on waiting before heading south. Maybe someone from BC can give you a sitrep? We're leaving to cross into Canada tomorrow, I may fly back up here next year for the Northern Lights.
c.traveler2 08/21/18 10:50pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Whitehorse Walmart is going to ban overnight RV parking

We have used other commercial parking lots. We have used Lowes, Home Depot, Tractor Supply and Menards. Yes, we simply ask. We have never been turned down. The Fred Myers in Soldotna,Alaska allows up to 3 consecutive days then it's hit the road. They have a large posted sign with all the rules and designated area, management check to see who hanging around too long.
c.traveler2 08/20/18 07:21am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaskan Weather

We're in Soldotna right now leaving in the morning,we're cutting our trip in Alaska short since with all the cloud cover at night and the weather forecasting isn't looking so good for seeing the northern lights. that's one of the thing I came up here to do photograph them, but time isn't on my side. Maybe I'll get lucky going through Canada on my way to Yellowstone NP.
c.traveler2 08/20/18 07:11am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Walmartian

Looks like a 815 ? Yes it's a Lance 815, I have one.
c.traveler2 08/09/18 09:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Alaskan Weather

Try this and have a look around.......just click on a location dot... https://avcams.faa.gov/ Thanks for the link!
c.traveler2 08/08/18 10:02am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Alaskan Weather

It's been almost non stop rain and looks like it's going to continue for at least another two weeks per weather forecasting. All this rain has caused little to no fishing since the rivers and creeks are all muddied up. I was wandering for those already in Alaska (RVers) what is like where your at. Today we're moving on to Denali NP hoping to see some wildlife, non seen so far since entering Alaska and I'm not counting drunken people. We're in Fairbanks now.
c.traveler2 08/08/18 06:38am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2018

We're in Fairbanks , haven't ran into anyone from this post yet. Staying the night at Walmart then doing some minor repairs tomorrow if the rain stops!
c.traveler2 08/06/18 11:57pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: cash back at grocery stores

In 2015 we got cash back from Walmart and Fred Myers in Canada and Alaska.
c.traveler2 07/16/18 02:24pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2018

Julie and I headed out July 11,2018, we're now in Dayton Or.The only exciting event on the trip so far is our dog didn't like being left in the truck while we had dinner with my cousins, she tore up the window and door seal that she could get to. It will be Monday before we can order new seals
c.traveler2 07/14/18 11:09pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: New (to me) Lance 815 truck camper owner. Got a few q's

For those who've removed an AC unit from a truck camper, is there a noticeable difference in wind load/handling? Or from those who've added one? If not, I might as well keep i Removing the roof top AC will help with lowering the COG some what. Unless your going off road like I do i wouldn't brother. As you did see by my videos I installed a AC unit using the back window. https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/Summer-Journey-2015/i-L2jw7w3/0/21b218be/L/Summer%20Jounery%208%20002-L.jpg
c.traveler2 07/07/18 07:19am Truck Campers
2015 Summer Journey Crossing Alaska, part 23

I want to thanks all who have followed my 2015 Summer Journey, this is the last part that I'll be posting on the Truck Camper forum of this journey. Starting July 11, my wife Julie and I will be heading back up to Canada and Alaska for our next journey. Enjoy the last posting of the 2015 Summer Journey,part 23
c.traveler2 07/06/18 11:32am Truck Campers
RE: New (to me) Lance 815 truck camper owner. Got a few q's

EddieS , congratulations on your Lance 815, I've had mine since 2002 (bought it new) and current truck is a 2007 F250 6.0PSD/4x4 long bed. Just make sure you have the rated tires and rims for your rig. I've had no trouble hauling this camper around and rising the camper up is important to clear the cab as well as to make sure that the shore water connection is off the truck rail. The weight tag on most of the TC's are wrong and most likely your 815 weights more than what's on the tag like mine. So don't worry if your a little over on your weight, the truck can handle it. Any questions other than what you posted just PM me. https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/2017-Joshua-Tree-NP/i-gBmd9bs/0/6707ef3f/L/IMG_0473-L.jpg
c.traveler2 07/01/18 09:33pm Truck Campers
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