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RE: Any thoughts on a repair?

Some gently inflated tire tubes between the truck and the cabover floor might work. They would dampen the flex, but still allow movement. Someone out here in the fire camp actually had that as a suggestion too, I just don't have any tire tubes. The other suggestion was a cheap twin air mattress from Walmart in between the cab and the camper. Although I'm still 81 miles from a Walmart :-) I might be able to buy one at the local Dollar store. Bicycle tire tubes may help you. Sorry to hear of your misfortune. Lakeside
lakeside013104 07/01/20 04:27pm Truck Campers
RE: hauling trailer to Alaska

Thank you, lots of good info. Do most people who boondock run a generator? We have 150w of solar on the roof and only ran our generator every few days or so, maybe sometimes not for a week. As long as the sun was out or almost out our batteries stayed up. The only draw down on the batteries was the refrigerator, water pump, and smoke/Co2 detectors. Coach lights were hardly used because it was daylight for so much time each day. We did not run our TV, microwave, or radio. So much to do outside, the only thing the coach was used for was to sleep or on really rainy days, to take a nap or read where it was dry. Lakeside
lakeside013104 06/30/20 02:48am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: hauling trailer to Alaska

I forgot to mention one thing. The only regret we had visiting AK was that we had not done it years before. We're already planning when we'll make our next trip. I have already started my list of places we're going. 1-McKenzie Highway in NWT. 2-Denali Highway. 3-Spend time in the Brooks Range. 4-Still considering to Inuvik and on into Tuk just to say we did it and saw it. Your information is right on and very well written. We did the Denali Highway and it was well worth the trip. We did two overnights and took our time. So beautiful and so many moose to be see. Be sure to eat breakfast at the Alpine Creek lodge on the Paxon end of the highway. You won't be sorry. We spent the summer of 2017 on our Alaska trip from Maine. 13,000 miles and just over $13,000 spent which included three fishing charters and the shipment of 146 pounds of halibut and salmon filets home. We also took over 4000 pictures. Extra camera batteries are a must. This is an amazing trip. A very different and much slower way of life and a pleasure to be away from social media and the news broadcasts. Lakeside
lakeside013104 06/29/20 04:16am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: hauling trailer to Alaska

All good advice. You probably will not be spending much time other than sleeping in the RV because there is so much to do and see on this trip to Alaska. So, with regard to size of the RV, smaller is better. Easier and more economical to haul. Easier to get around with and park in smaller spaces. Take a small portable grill so you can do most of your cooking outside. Be conscious of the wildlife for they can be amble in places. If your planning a one month trip and your finances allow more, double the length of your trip. You won't be disappointed. Enjoy your trip. Leave the need to rush in the lower 48, relax, have fun, and soak up the beauty all around you. Lakeside
lakeside013104 06/28/20 03:48am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Canada/US Border still shut...

JaxDad wrote: Ok, understood. I hope you had a safe happy Memorial Day with those that matter in your life. 10-4 on that and right back at you. Best of what life has to offer to you and yours. Lakeside
lakeside013104 05/26/20 02:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Canada/US Border still shut...

I know a couple of border agents on both sides of the border I asked about that very concept of multiple terms meaning the same thing being used in multiple questions. I was fascinated by the answer. It turns out tha style of questioning was developed by behavioural scientists. Having asked the same question 1,000 or perhaps 10,000 times, one gets the feel of what a 'normal' answer is. Some answers to questions asked are so far from what is considered 'normal' answers, the hairs on the back of your neck will stand up, thus causing further inspection of the person. The first reason is they use certain questions more to gauge our reactions to them than because they want a certain answer. Questions like “Do you have any guns, knives, hand grenades or bazookas?” Will illicit a laugh from honest innocent people because they take it as a joke. But a nervous criminal with a guilty conscience may react very differently. The second reason though made me really wonder. I was told II would be surprised at how many people say “no” to guns and a subsequent search turns up a rifle or shotgun and the people say “you only asked about guns, not rifles”. By using every possible term a sharp lawyer can’t later say ‘my client just didn’t understand the question’. Yes or no questions are not designed to get accurate answers, but they do give openings to ask further questions. "Got any 'guns' today Sir?" NO "How many firearms in this vehicle today, Sir?" Oh, I don't have any firearms. "What is the purpose you are traveling with firearms today, Sir?" Oh, I was going hunting in Texas, etc. Getting more than a one word answers allows the Officer more time to detect any illicit responses if there are any. Asking the same general question in different manners allows the Officer time to form a decision whether to 'release' or 'refer' the subject. Interesting post. Lakeside Incorrect. You seem to have missed my comment following the portion you highlighted. “ The first reason is they use certain questions more to gauge our reactions to them than because they want a certain answer.”. You don’t have to say even that one single word for a trained observer to get a read on you based on your physical reaction to the question itself. Your information is very good and I did not miss the part you wrote about gauging reactions. Body language or the lack of normal body language is very important, but please allow me to add to it: A good investigator / interrogator uses the body language along with revealing, often open ended questions. The totality of the circumstances, both body language and answers given help the Officer make an informed decision. I meant no criticism about your statement. I only wanted to add to and give a different slant on this topic. Respectfully, Lakeside
lakeside013104 05/25/20 03:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Canada/US Border still shut...

I know a couple of border agents on both sides of the border I asked about that very concept of multiple terms meaning the same thing being used in multiple questions. I was fascinated by the answer. It turns out tha style of questioning was developed by behavioural scientists. Having asked the same question 1,000 or perhaps 10,000 times, one gets the feel of what a 'normal' answer is. Some answers to questions asked are so far from what is considered 'normal' answers, the hairs on the back of your neck will stand up, thus causing further inspection of the person. The first reason is they use certain questions more to gauge our reactions to them than because they want a certain answer. Questions like “Do you have any guns, knives, hand grenades or bazookas?” Will illicit a laugh from honest innocent people because they take it as a joke. But a nervous criminal with a guilty conscience may react very differently. The second reason though made me really wonder. I was told II would be surprised at how many people say “no” to guns and a subsequent search turns up a rifle or shotgun and the people say “you only asked about guns, not rifles”. By using every possible term a sharp lawyer can’t later say ‘my client just didn’t understand the question’. Yes or no questions are not designed to get accurate answers, but they do give openings to ask further questions. "Got any 'guns' today Sir?" NO "How many firearms in this vehicle today, Sir?" Oh, I don't have any firearms. "What is the purpose you are traveling with firearms today, Sir?" Oh, I was going hunting in Texas, etc. Getting more than a one word answers allows the Officer more time to detect any illicit responses if there are any. Asking the same general question in different manners allows the Officer time to form a decision whether to 'release' or 'refer' the subject. Interesting post. Lakeside
lakeside013104 05/25/20 03:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Canada/US Border still shut...

Maybe it’s because of how they are doing their testing? Canada’s health care is completely different than ours. So they don’t need to pad the numbers for $$$$$. Bingo! Just what I have thought about this situation for some time now. Go figure. Lakeside
lakeside013104 05/25/20 03:02am General RVing Issues
RE: truck swerved with hard braking

bobbolotune stated. "There were comments asking about what happened. It was on the interstate. I was in the right lane and I am sure driving 65 mph or less because that is fastest I drive with the camper loaded (unless I am in heavy traffic and causing a traffic jam with people trying to get around me I might speed up because it becomes a trade off of which is more dangerous speeding up or every car in a traffic jam passing you, as well as it being rude to block traffic)." Understood, but with respect, you are allowing the traffic to dictate how you drive and 'push' you into an unsafe situation. You are trying to make an excuse for why you were in the position of needing to do the hard braking that you did. Again, no disrespect intended toward you. I am only commenting from years of LEO work. Every 'incident' that happens and causes vehicle crashes can be analyzed "after the fact" of the incident, by the micro seconds of what every person was doing just prior, during, and immediately after the incident. In most incidents, had more following distance been a factor, the extra time allowed for a reaction could mean a crash with less damage or prevention of the crash altogether. You are in control of the 'three foot space' around you whether you are driving or speaking about life in general. You have control of YOUR space and only YOUR space. Allowing others beyond that three foot space to dictate how you conduct yourself is an effort of fruitlessness. Distance is your friend!!! Enough said, and again, I mean no disrespect. Lakeside
lakeside013104 05/15/20 04:50am Truck Campers
RE: truck swerved with hard braking

I’d also suggest not following as close if you couldn’t see the left lane. Best advice yet! Great advice for sure. Driving a loaded truck camper safely and all other driving is about good defensive driving techniques. jim425 as quoted by deltabravo are stating one of the primary 'best practices' of good defensive driving. Defensive driving starts with driving a well maintained 'safe' vehicle. Get your brakes inspected and repaired ASAP. Save travels. Lakeside
lakeside013104 05/15/20 04:31am Truck Campers
RE: Travel restrictions

Governor in Maine says out of state travelers are to quarantine at home/summer residence for two full weeks once they return to Maine. Arrive with provisions / medication enough to last the 14 days of quarantine. Governor also asks neighbors of out of staters to report incidents of non compliance of the 14 day quarantine. Neighbors make the complaint, Sheriff arrives and issues a summons for non-compliance of Governor's order. I am not sure, but I have heard that the fine is as high as $1000. Not really a good way to encourage Maine tourism, but I suppose this is the sign of the times. Safe travels all. Lakeside
lakeside013104 05/13/20 04:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Canada border crossing

Also you mentioned: " You don't even stop at a US checkpoint on crossing into Canada". This is a true statement, to a point. Outbound inspections, which is inspection of vehicles leaving the US side of the border are conducted on a rotating schedule. Everyone MUST stop at these checkpoints. Border search authority is the same at this 'outbound' point of inspection as it is at the inbound point of inspection, which is usually conducted on the other side of the buildings. These outbound inspection sites will be marked accordingly and normal driving lanes will be restricted in order to funnel all traffic to the point of inspection. For your own safety, please be prepared to stop at these outbound inspection points. Safe travels, Lakeside Lake, I don't understand what you're saying. You're saying, entering Canada from the US, after going through the CBSA checkpoint, that there may be a secondary inspection? And it's performed by which agency, CBP or CBSA? Not doubting you, but we cross the border in WA probably 50 times a year or more and never seen a secondary inspection, save for the "random" cars that get pulled over. They get sent there from the booth. What are you referring to? Greetings Girt Dog, I was referring to outbound inspections conducted at the US side of the border just prior to departing the United States. These inspections are conducted by US CBP Officers on the US side of the border, just before crossing into Canada. Hope this helps. Lakeside
lakeside013104 05/09/20 03:36pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: This could be a problem

My wife's step daughter works at one of the local chain motels. RVs still parking in the motel lots overnight. Business in motel down to zero for the last 45 days. All employees laid off accept security teams. Unemployed are taking home more dollars from unemployment benefits than they were making while working. Go figure, stay home and make more money than when you worked. That never happened in my lifetime. Does not seems sustainable to me. No incentive to return to work. RV dealer's parking lots around here are filled to the brim with new and used models. Not much activity coming or going whenever I pass their places en-route to grocery or pharmacy. These are strange times we are experiencing. Lakeside
lakeside013104 05/08/20 03:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Canada border crossing

i just arr'd home in Palmer, AK. We had no problems in Canada. There was a Covod ck point entering Yukon. At Watson Lake we had to stop & be interviewed by officials, but there was no difficulty. If you want specific info about our trip thru Canada, pls shoot me a msg. Palmer is a beautiful part of Alaska. Glad you made it home safely and without negative issues or delays from the virus. Lakeside
lakeside013104 05/02/20 03:05am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Yes!! I found a way to RV during this awful Covid isolation!

At 76 years young, do as you wish with respect to your grocery / RV routine. That is thinking outside the box. Good for you. Stay safe. Lakeside
lakeside013104 04/29/20 03:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Canada border crossing

Duplicate post for some reason, deleted by Lakeside
lakeside013104 04/28/20 02:34pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Canada border crossing

Respectfully Lakeside 013104, US Border Protection & immigration have absolutely no say on who can or cannot enter Canada. That is entirely up to Canadian officials. You don't even stop at a US checkpoint on crossing into Canada. Respect back at you Veebyes, but if you look at this part of my statement, I was speaking about entering and leaving the USA: 'If you want accurate information on rules about exiting and entering the United States, check with the Ports of Entry (POE), where the Officers wear blue uniforms and drive white/blue vehicles. These folks are the ones working in the 'booths' at the POEs. They are US Customs & Border Protection Officers (CBP), very different from Border Patrol Offices.' With same respect, the best place to check for information about rules that apply to entering and exiting Canada, is to check with CBSA, Canadian Border Services Authority, which is at the Canadian side of the border. Maybe I should have said that, but I assumed folks would understand my point was about entry and exit of the USA. Also you mentioned: " You don't even stop at a US checkpoint on crossing into Canada". This is a true statement, to a point. Outbound inspections, which is inspection of vehicles leaving the US side of the border are conducted on a rotating schedule. Everyone MUST stop at these checkpoints. Border search authority is the same at this 'outbound' point of inspection as it is at the inbound point of inspection, which is usually conducted on the other side of the buildings. These outbound inspection sites will be marked accordingly and normal driving lanes will be restricted in order to funnel all traffic to the point of inspection. For your own safety, please be prepared to stop at these outbound inspection points. Safe travels, Lakeside
lakeside013104 04/28/20 02:32pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Canada border crossing

You need to call both the US and Canadian border patrol. Border Patrol (BP) (green uniforms and white/green vehicles) generally work between the Ports of Entry (POE), INA212 laws. If you want accurate information on rules about exiting and entering the United States, check with the Ports of Entry (POE), where the Officers wear blue uniforms and drive white/blue vehicles. These folks are the ones working in the 'booths' at the POEs. They are US Customs & Border Protection Officers (CBP), very different from Border Patrol Offices. BP (green) Officers main focus is about illegal immigrants with second focus on illegal narcotics. CBP (blue) Officers have vastly more legal authority than BP Officers, in order to conduct enforcement of laws for 44 other agencies within this country. LINK Lakeside
lakeside013104 04/26/20 04:05am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

A long time ago my parents told me, "If you don't have something 'good' to say about someone, keep your mouth shut". I think that's what Thumper said to Bambi. It works in a children's movie. Your insinuating only children do the 'right' thing. Too bad 'intelligent' adults can not follow suit......there in lays the problem! Lakeside
lakeside013104 04/25/20 02:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

...I try to give back 'twice' what I get. Show kindness toward me you get double the kindness back. Being ignorant to me, well you get the idea......... Lakeside You and I think alike. I like to say that I'll be your best friend or your worst enemy and I'll let you decide which way it will be. Works for me Mr Ferguson Lakeside
lakeside013104 04/25/20 01:55pm General RVing Issues
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