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RE: Bring beer into Canada

Sardia? Is that in Ontario? eeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww........ Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/20/19 11:30am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Dry camping on the way from page to Las Vegas

Or into The Valley of Fire, itself!! Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/20/19 11:28am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Places to stay in BC

Dan..the use of CB's is pretty much long past in most resource based industries...ie:logging. They have moved to VHF. No license required but there's no more lingo. Brett..if you are truly wanting to look for out of the way places, check out the Backroad Books. The province is represented in 5? books and they show every single wee road in the province, along with lakes and parks. Great resource. Aren't they Off-Highway.... Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/19/19 08:29am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Bring beer into Canada

We have great beers in Canada. And with your 30% adjustment, we are almost giving it away. Our cigarette taxes are crazy, so if you smoke...bring what you can. On the bright side, you can buy a good Cuban cigar. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/18/19 09:02am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Places to stay in BC

You asked for boondocking...are you asking for free sites or sites without the hook-ups? There aren't 'that many' free sites on lakes and creeks. Forestry sites tend to be away from lakes and streams. Not impossible to find...but few. If you are able to post your route to Calgary, there may be a few places to be suggested. Gary Haupt BC
garyhaupt 07/18/19 08:55am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: WI-FI in Canada

For those chasing wifi..every McDonalds has it. Every BC Gov't office has it..it shows up as Dogwwod. Every Safeway has it..except Quesnel. Every BC Liquor store has it. Not the private ones. Every library has ..but it might mean you have to actually go inside. Now..it may not always be super high speed like you get at home with your card/phone, but it's there and it is free for you to use. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/12/19 08:31am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Travel to the USA

All of the comments about leaving foods behind are right on. Don't carry any food stuffs. You 'can' have meat, but no pork or lamb. No veggies. No fruits. If you have a pet...leave that food behind, unless it is in it's original container and was made in the US too. Replenish once you have crossed. Even garlic and/onions. Don't. Thus is not onerous...just leave it at home and cross empty. It truly does make is so much easier. And they still may board. It doesn't take long. As long as you are playing by the rules. I cross almost weekly and sometimes I get a more thorough check than others..but that is just the way it is. Hints? Everyone take off sunglasses before you get to the agent and shut down the engine soon as you can. Don't fret about being all single answer, one worded...be yourself. Same applies for coming back into Canada. No fresh fruits or veggies. I bring back meat and if in the US for 48hrs, I bring in my Duty Free alcohol. Whatever you buy...keep the receipts. It is a PIA but the border is serious business both ways. Gary Haupt BC
garyhaupt 07/12/19 08:10am Class C Motorhomes

The fourth will be just another Thursday in Canada. Expect more traffic by Saturday, as that's weekend time. That's what I was figuring out as well, but I wonder how many US campers will go to BC for long weekend. When I plan to go against the weekend traffic, I know the road does have good semi trucks traffic as well. For example going to Vegas from California, I figured out Saturday best day. Weekenders are already there, or going back, while semis usually start Sunday afternoon. It can depend on which crossing you use. But really..once you are in line...there you are and nothing to be done about it. Many US folks come into BC..for a variety of reasons..they get a 30%+ uptick on the dollar. Our beer is much better. We Canadians will say sorry for pretty much everything. I mean...what could go wrong? eh.. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 06/29/19 08:58am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: The best camping spots are free.

We too. Some of it is $. In the US, even a state park can put us into the $70 range, what with exchange. I can do one of those..can't do 100. But, push come to shove..I dislike being around most people. And I enjoy being off the beaten track much more than a paved or even graveled camp spot. https://i.imgur.com/5BSbQlc.jpg Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 06/24/19 10:10am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Northwestern Nevada

Looking at a map...see Denio Junction on 295 north of Winnemucca? Go west on 140 about 15 miles. Bog Hot road on the right. Maybe 5 miles to the hot springs...and the whole outdoors to enjoy. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 06/19/19 09:09am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Mosquitos

I dislike chemicals and what it can mean in a body so.... Here is a natural mix that we use and it works well. A sealer jar with Apple Cider vinegar..and a handful of parsley. Break up the parsley...stuff it in the jat with the vinegar and into the fridge for 24 hours. I use a personal spray bottle...works really wlel. Yes, there is taste on the lips and an odour..for about a minute.Once it dries...no left over smell or taste. As far as inside an RV? Get the mosquito screens from Home Depot and the like...smaller mesh. Easy to switch out. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 06/12/19 11:26am General RVing Issues

To muddy the waters a bit perhaps...regarding distracted driving in BC....anything, A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G a driver does other than having hands on wheel is pretty much an offense. Having a coffee cup or a sandwich in hand, doing anything on the GPS controls, using a cel or E device. I am trying stress..there is nothing that is not a distraction except hands on the wheel and eyes ahead. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/transportation/driving-and-cycling/road-safety-rules-and-consequences/distractions The cop sheet...http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cycp-cpcj/dd-dv/index-eng.htm Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 06/11/19 09:32am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: WI-FI in Canada

But...at least on our phones, to access a wifi hotspot on the phone, one needs to get it up and running..and hey PRESTO...your provider is now connecting you...$$$ Yes, you can access your phone without the provider as long as you are looking up a phone number or playing solitaire. We do that by having the phone in Airplane Mode and data usage off as well as Bluetooth BEFORE crossing into the US. Like..a mile before. You then have the brick...but can get into your information. Even off-line maps. But, to use your phone for free wifi, US phone in Canada? Maybe...but I would check. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 06/10/19 10:28am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Battery maintenance

My new lead plate 12V Deep Cycle batteries are sealed. No checking water levels. I asked and was told...nope...no longer done. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 06/08/19 08:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Trying to diagnose a loud rattle coming from the floorboard

Depending on your states vehicle testing....one can have the cat converter removed. They are a in constant state of deterioration. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 06/08/19 08:46am Class C Motorhomes
RE: To PV for fishing

Gary, check this out: Costa Azul We've stayed there three times -- very pleasant. Lots to do. They take you fishing on a panga right off the beach in front of the resort. Food is included, as are drinks (I think). I wonder whether they would offer some sort of a discount if you brought a nurse along with you . . . . . Hey Dan...no nurse this trip. Buddy is quite focused on PV..he has rented a boat from outfit called fishing rebels..https://www.fishingrebels.com/ He says no panga...wants to rent a 'real' boat and go out after marlin. Waaaaaay off-shore. This is a bucket-list trip, for him. Doesn't even eat fish. Gary
garyhaupt 06/04/19 02:42pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Trying to diagnose a loud rattle coming from the floorboard

I had such a rattle...was an exhaust hanger. Try to replicate the experience...run it up...and then climb under and touch every item with a long-ish metal bar..like a screw driver. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 06/03/19 09:09am Class C Motorhomes
Love them KOA's

So many people like KOA.... https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-kampgrounds-gun-white-black-mississippi-20190528-xccdwous45hdtj2uro7ata26bm-story.html Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 05/28/19 01:57pm General RVing Issues
To PV for fishing

And this is not about RV'ing..although I wish I was doing that drive. Buddy boy and I want to go to PV for 5-7 days in October..or November for fishing. I don't have a clue about accommodation down that way. If anyone one has any tips they might be willing to pass on? I am thinking an AirBnB, or Booking.com...the idea of a resort kind of leaves me cold...but perhaps I need to look? Thanks a bunch... Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 05/26/19 10:57am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Advice on Graphics Replacement

garyhaupt 05/24/19 02:21pm Class C Motorhomes
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