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RE: South Dakota, July 2020

We did this earlier this month. I suggest you defintely do this with your RV and not hotel it. Try to drive the Needles Highway (w/o the trailer of course). The way the tunnels line up with Mt. Rushmore is amazing. Spend some time in Deadwood. Couple of great museums.
cross21114 11/05/19 07:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Camping near Moab, Utah

We stayed at Deadhorse State Park (about 25 miles west of Moab). Very nice park with great sites. A bit expensive at $40 (in February). But the view from the overlook is amazing, worth the price alone. https://i.imgur.com/NXZVhMfl.jpg
cross21114 11/05/19 07:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yes boys and girls, you REALLY need to carry a spare...

I just returned from a 14,000 mile round trip journey to Alaska. Experience of a lifetime. Went to some extremely remote places. Before we left we purchased a Roadmaster Spare Tire carrier, spare tire and custom cover. Never had to use it but, knowing my luck, if we hadn't taken it, we would have needed it. I have a very unusual tire size (in fact had trouble getting a new one from the local Goodyear dealer before we left). Had a satellite commicator which I would have used to get help. Our service provider would have come from FMCA (hopefully).
cross21114 11/01/19 08:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Really scary incident tonight - almost lost my tow!

Coincidently, we are on our way back from Alaska towing a Ford Expdition with a Blue Ox base plate and a Ready Brute tow bar. We towed this rig about 35,000 miles in total with no problems. Saturday, we hooked up in the Badlands, SD and unhooked in Mitchel. I was shocked to find this when I unhooked. This is the "tab" which is inserted into the base plate to connect to the kunkle (not sure what the best term is for this part). https://i.imgur.com/xt5i1dnl.jpg I have found a place in Sioux Falls take can get them Wednesday (I'll get 2 so I'll have a spare). My wife flew home yesterday since i will be here for 10 days to hunt pheasants. Having 2 vehicles and 1 driver conplicates logistics. By the way, I also insert the pins from insude to outside so the pins don't ride against the cotterpin. I changed from the pins supplied which have a bent head as I found the bent heads round the hole in the kunkle. I use 1/2" bolts in which I drilled a hole for the cotterpin (and a big one).
cross21114 10/21/19 04:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Midnight Sun Festival - Fairbanks

If anyone is ever in Fairbanks, make sure you visit the Fountainhead Antique Auto museum. Just visited last week and it is amazing. Chris
cross21114 09/15/19 02:11pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Special Trailer Brakes Required in Canada?

It's a provincial thing. BC Regulations Trailer Brake Requirements Gross trailer weight of 1,400 kg (3,080 Ibs) or less – Brakes are required if the trailer and its load weigh more than 50% of the licensed weight of the vehicle towing it. Gross trailer weight of 1,401 kg (3,081 Ibs) to 2,800 kg (6,160 Ibs) – Brakes are required, including a breakaway brake. Gross trailer weight of more than 2,800 kg (6,160 Ibs) – Brakes are required, and the trailer brakes must be capable of being applied by the driver independently of the towing vehicle's brakes. A surge brake does NOT meet this requirement. A breakaway brake is also required. Brakes are required on all axles. The sole exemption to this rule is for a 3 axle house trailer, in which case brakes are only required on 2 of the 3 axles. This could catch those with heavier toads. Do any of the toad braking systems allow independent application of brakes? Also catches me because my brake system is a surge brake.
cross21114 07/30/19 05:51am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RCMP seek witnesses - Liard Hot Springs death investigation

cross21114 07/29/19 02:49pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: "How did we do" ...everybody wants a survey

Hear a guy on the radio... He was a tourist in Tokyo and randomly picked a restaurant for a quick bite. Five minutes after he left he got a text asking for a review. Never researched the restaurant and payed cash so how did they know he was there. Now days, a lot of people have their wifi on all the time so his phone may have talked with the wifi network at the restaurant. Just a thought. That's downright scary!
cross21114 07/28/19 12:41pm Around the Campfire
RE: Things to do in Alaska?

Yes, thank to all who shared. Will try to do the same the next 3 months.
cross21114 07/28/19 12:36pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RCMP seek witnesses - Liard Hot Springs death investigation

Some similarities to the early life of this guy. Hope the result is not the same. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_McCandless
cross21114 07/27/19 09:05am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RCMP seek witnesses - Liard Hot Springs death investigation

As terrible as this situation is, I don't think these kids will make it back to northern BC.
cross21114 07/26/19 01:47pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RCMP seek witnesses - Liard Hot Springs death investigation

What I thought might happen. Father of Canada highway murder suspect says son on 'suicide mission,' wants to die in 'blaze of glory' https://www.foxnews.com/world/father-canada-highway-murder-suspect-says-son-on-suicide-mission-ex-classmates-claim-he-was-angry-kid
cross21114 07/25/19 08:19am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Things to do in Alaska?

"Even if I were able to arm myself like the "Alaska the Last Frontier" folks, with a .357M, .44M, or a .45-70 caliber handgun on my hip while walking the dog, I'd still feel 50/50 outmatched by a bear/moose/wolf." Funny story - the 1st time I went to Alaska, I was taking my special needs son. Decided that I would see if bears were really a problem. The internet was relatively new but was able to view the Anchorage newspaper. Front page was a bear mauling of some campers within the city limits of Anchorage. We were going to be tent camping for 2 weeks. Since the response to a grizzle, when attached, is to lay down face first and hope you survive a potential mauling, was not going to work with my son. Decided both bear spray and handgun were appropriate. My 9mm was not enough so bought a 45. When I went to pick it up after the 7 day waiting period, the salesman asked if I was him to prepare it for Alaska. I asked what would you possible do to it? He said he would grind the front sight off. Asked why would you do that? He said "so it will hurt less when the bear rams it up your a s". Carried it and never saw a bear except from the car. Been back many times, hunting birds and have never seen on. Leaving next week for Alaska. Will spend September hunting birds and fishing. Am taking 2 shotguns but not even bothering to ship the hundgun to Alaska this time. T
cross21114 07/24/19 09:21am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RCMP seek witnesses - Liard Hot Springs death investigation

Update from CBC The two guys missing are now suspects and Canada wide warrant has been isued for their arrest. Imagine how their parents feel to go from "their kids are missing" to "their kids are murder suspects"? Hope they catch them quick and they don't go down in a hail of bullets so maybe they can find out what turned them.
cross21114 07/24/19 05:13am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RCMP seek witnesses - Liard Hot Springs death investigation

Latest update https://www.foxnews.com/world/british-columbia-murders-north-carolina-woman-australian-man-canada-missing-teens-dead-man Sorry - can't make it workable link
cross21114 07/23/19 08:27am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RCMP seek witnesses - Liard Hot Springs death investigation

Jeez, we going up the Cassiar next month. Hope they catch this person quick. Would hate to have to stay on our toes, when not driving, the whole trip.
cross21114 07/22/19 10:05am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RCMP seek witnesses - Liard Hot Springs death investigation

What a terrible thing to happen to anyone. I hope they catch this SOB before he does it again.
cross21114 07/20/19 12:22pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: private land camping questions, cell booster suggestions

I live in Sauk County in Wisconsin. 5 years ago, Sauk County passed a rule that changed how owners can use their property. If you own land without a house on it, you have to pay $20 per night to camp on your own property. A friend and his family has been camping on family land for years, when the rule went into effect, they were informed that they now had to pay. So much for being able to do whatever you want with your own property. This includes staying overnight in a tent during deer season. Who do you pay? Yourself or the tax collector? Wow!
cross21114 07/20/19 12:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Things to do in Alaska?

If you go to Whitter and want to hike, there is a great one off Portage Glacier Road. Hike up to glacier (hope it's still there, I did it in 2005). Doubt you can get a camp site, but try Denali. Denali Highway from Paxson east to Parks Highway. Fairbanks has some nice stuff you could do on the way out of Alaska. University of Alaska Fairbanks has a great museum, Chena Hot Springs, North Pole, Chena Lakes Recreations Area (great sites). If you do go via Fairbanks go to Valdez and salmon or halibut fish. Valdez is a great little town. Bear Paw II is right in town. the other one is closer to the harbor. McCarthy, old mining town is awesome. Google it. Good hiking trails. I coudl go on and on.
cross21114 07/16/19 02:59pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Please read the signs....

This only applies to 4 lane or more highways. I carry a sign in my car which says "Drive on the Right - except to Pass It's the Law" I slap it up when I drift by on the right of someone cruising in the left lane. My wife hates when I do it. On another note, when we're in the RV I will always try to move over or let drivers by but I could not agree with Son of Norway more that I will not jeperdize my family or my rig. See you in Alaska in September.
cross21114 07/13/19 03:03pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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