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RE: mild rant, contractors and repair folks

I think some of the problem is employees. I have a close firend who has a construction company. He only employs citizens, many from the inner city. He pays really well, great benefits, etc. He had 8 callouts today. We think that he pays so well (way north of the $15 number) that employees really don't need to work a full 40, much less OT. Of course, they are not saving for retirement, other than the K1 he furnishes. Doesn't explain the last of communications but makes it harder to stay on schedule and increases stress.
cross21114 06/18/19 07:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

Not much going on around here. A little rain now and then, but the really bad thunderstorms missed us. Temps have been in the upper 70s/low 80s. So that should be good for fire season? Prayers for Art.
cross21114 06/14/19 03:24pm Around the Campfire
RE: CANADA & ALASKA TRAVEL TIPS

Those are pretty good notes. I don't think there's any legal reason to need to avoid carrying ammunition for guns you don't have with you through Canada (subject to the 5000 round limit), assuming it's properly declared etc., though it may well make them more likely to search your vehicle at the border--as they have every right to do in any case. Many people do this on the way to Alaska if they have a handgun shipped separately there in care of a gun dealer. Canadian regulations are unclear on this. This is one statement "Within the prescribed limits, non-residents can import 200 rounds duty free for hunting purposes, or up to 1,500 rounds duty free for use at a recognized competition." The other is the reference to 5,000 on the same website. I have carried, and will carry this year, only 200 shotgun shells which fit the 2 shotguns I will be using in Alaska to hunt birds with (one is a 28 gauge which might be hard to find in Tok). In 2005, I shipped a handgun to Tok and bought ammo there for it and left all of it with my Alaskan friend before I dropped by handgun at an FFL in Tok to ship it to my FFL home. I am not shipping a handgun this year. Declaring ammo to fit a handgun will put them on edge. With the availablity of ammo almost as soon as you enter Alaska, I don't see the risk being worth it. Just my 2 cents.
cross21114 06/11/19 12:55pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Help getting out of NYC

Here's a comparison of 2 possible routes. https://i.imgur.com/ZAxktYkl.jpg
cross21114 06/10/19 01:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Dawson City > Chicken > Tok AK

Just for reference for those who plan to drive the Top of the World Hwy. or the Taylor Hwy. route during October : For those planning to cross the International Border in either direction that late in the season, there is a current trend that travellers might be out of luck in doing so as CBP and CBSA Poker Creek Station had recently decided to close the border crossing earlier than usual..... In 2017, the border closure was effective on September 25th. In 2018, the border closure was effective on September 23rd. They were posted scheduled closures not due to any typical bad weather or road related conditions either as in the past when it was a more random decision upon when to close the border for the season, so keep that in mind. Thanks for this. I had actually looked at this and thought I had found comments about it closing later than your report. Will do some more research. I think I could get through OK if it closes Oct 3rd. Hope so because I would really like to drive the Robert Campbell again.
cross21114 06/09/19 02:56pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Dawson City > Chicken > Tok AK

Funny reading the comments about different drivers perspectives on road conditions. I did Top of the World in October, 2005 in a truck camper. Going to do it again this October in an 2 year old coach. By the time I get done spending September in Alaska, the rig will be a mess anyway. I'll probably clean it up after I get back to the states. It'll be really messed up by then. Can't wait - will be my 1st time back to Alaska since 2005. This was a ice cloud on the ToW road approaching the border. https://i.imgur.com/CnC6mjPl.jpg
cross21114 06/06/19 07:07am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Supervisors that CANT supervise?

I think it is a combination of a lack of development of leaders with more of a push of lower paid "supervisors" and people's inability to admit they don't know something.. I don't believe a person has to have done a particular job to be the supervisor of those who do the job, at least for most things. Some technical fields would more likely require someone in a leadership position have experience in the field. But the breakdown is in the development of the people into leaders. A leader would go into that situation, gather everyone up and make it clear that the people doing the job are the experts and he/she will defer to their training and judgement on the technical aspects of the job. At the same time, the leader will then strive to learn about the job duties, why things are done particular ways, pitfalls, wants of the employees, etc. They know that I'll be fair and treat them professionally. They know that if they make a mistake and it is an honest mistake, I've got their back with the higher ups and will take the heat for them. They know that if they come up with a good idea, they will get credit for it and if I come up with a good idea, they will still get credit for it as a team. I agree with this 100%.
cross21114 06/05/19 06:13pm Around the Campfire
RE: Using EZ Pass while towing

In many cases, the combined toll is more than each individually. So if you disconnected and pass thru the toll booth and then hook back up, you can save money in some states. Sounds like a real PITA to save a nickel IMO? It is but imagine the savings if you unhooked and drove separately through the entering toll booth on a turnpike, hooked back up to travel the entire state, unhook before going through the ending tool booth? Could be significant. Probably not legal if caught.
cross21114 06/05/19 05:57pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Using EZ Pass while towing

Make sure you remove the toad's E-ZPass and store in the shielded bag so both tags don't register. The NY Thruway E-ZPass Motorhome Plan requires a separate tag available when you send in the application and a copy of your registration. www.thruway.ny.gov/ezpass/ta-w68176.pdf To further explain - both passes will register. The RV will carry the tolls of the combined unit and then an additional charge for the toad will be charged. We take the Ezpass off in the toad and put it in one of the special foil bags they provide to prevent the double hit. In many cases, the combined toll is more than each individually. So if you disconnected and pass thru the toll booth and then hook back up, you can save money in some states.
cross21114 06/05/19 09:35am Dinghy Towing
RE: EZ pass

Yes you can buy a EZpass from other states but why wouldn't you buy it in your home state unless it's cheaper from another?
cross21114 06/05/19 09:30am Dinghy Towing
RE: Chaser and Chasee

We prefer to tow for a lot of reasons but sometimes if we are moving a short distance, we will not bother to hook up.
cross21114 06/05/19 09:22am Class C Motorhomes
RE: MPG for Various Class A Motorhomes

If cost is your objective, finding cheaper diesel is a easier option. I typically save $0.30 to $0.40 /gal over truck stops. Current example, in Boise, ID, Maverick is $3.05 and Flying J is $3.35 (per GasBuddy). That's a 9% reduction.
cross21114 06/03/19 01:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: MPG for Various Class A Motorhomes

About the only thing, I'm convinced of here, is that it doesn't cost all that much to tow and figuring maybe just 1/2 - 1 mpg. extra in a four down setup. I agree with this.
cross21114 06/03/19 01:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: MPG for Various Class A Motorhomes

Not class A but a Super C pulling a trailer 7 mpg. My Super C pulling a full size SUV gets 9mpg. I drive with a light foot and seldom exceed 62mph.
cross21114 06/03/19 01:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Central Utah

Dead Horse State Park, UT https://i.imgur.com/p47dft1l.jpg
cross21114 05/28/19 04:15pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Stolen Minivan Recovered

I don't know how it works or how it got setup but every time I shut my wrangler off I get a parked car alert on my phone showing location. Hubby has this too and he doesn't know how it got there either! That's kind of scary.
cross21114 05/10/19 06:39am Around the Campfire
RE: Legal or safety issues carrying diesel fuel containers in RV

I see no legal or safety issues with your plan. Unless you are very very careful and have extremely well sealed cans you will likely make the entire inside of the compartment smell like fuel. You may even get the smell inside the MH. I would not like that at all. Right about that. If it spills in the compartment, it will take a long time to dissipate and I hate the smell. I had a trumpar camper and pulled a little box trailer to Alaska. I installed a steel box on the tongue of the trailer and carried 2 5 gals cans of diesel. The only time I needed it was on the Robert Campbell Hy and I was awful glad I had it. Short bed truck only had a 20 gal tank. I loved that rig.
cross21114 05/10/19 06:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Error signal

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cross21114 05/08/19 06:51pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: ? Quartzsite Auto Parking and/or RV Park Recommendations

We were able to park about 100' from the main tent entrance. There were a lot of scooters inside the tent. Agree, camping in the desert is special.
cross21114 05/08/19 06:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: ? Quartzsite Auto Parking and/or RV Park Recommendations

We were able to park about 100' from the main tent entrance. There were a lot of scooters inside the tent. Agree, camping in the desert is special.
cross21114 05/08/19 06:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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