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RE: RV travel agent? Could you suggest one?

I see the welcoming committee is working hard today. I've actually had family members ask us if we use a travel agent to plan trips. People who aren't campers/RVers really don't know how this all works. That said, I haven't seen any red flags that there is something amiss with the OP. Plan B RV is doing a good job of dishing it right back...Too bad he has to dish anything back. This is THE reason I've stopped asking for help on this forum. You ask, Mr. 2012Coleman. We will help you. Ignore the smart-aleck non-intelligent responses. Folks on here have a boat load of practical experience that most are willing to share. Lakeside
lakeside013104 02/21/19 03:05pm Beginning RVing
RE: RV travel agent? Could you suggest one?

Maybe Mommy will hold your hand. Your mommy? Haha. That’s great I thought Plan B RV did good with this statement. Most likely, way over the head of the person who wrote mommy..... still scratching their head and wondering what was meant!!! Using a agent for traveling is just another way to keep our economy going, plus it helps the person paying save time and effort. Some folks just do not enjoy spending hours on the net doing research. Each to their own. Good luck Plan B. Lakeside
lakeside013104 02/21/19 04:41am Beginning RVing
RE: Campbell or Alaskan Hwy?

https://i.imgur.com/ihWMsvil.jpg https://i.imgur.com/sb7eEgQl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/XTDNCGdl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/oi45pl3l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/2QopFtvl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/8EoL668l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Gt5OAoJl.jpg Plenty to see on the Alaska Hwy and you are always within a couple hundred miles of fuel. We love the outdoors and view mountains, waters, abundant wildlife, and trees with awe. We enjoy the peacefulness and inspiring beauty that the Yukon and BC has to offer. Either way you choose will be memorable. My only comment, believe it or not, is: how much beauty can one consume in one adventure? After a while all the beauty seemed to be the norm. Everywhere one looked was more beautiful then the last, until all this beauty was part of everyday life, until it wasn't. How many pictures of mountains can you take? How many pictures of lakes, rivers, and streams can satisfy your hunger for beauty? How many pictures of bears sitting beside the road do you need? How many pictures off buffalo bulls, cows, and calves are enough? Is ten pictures of up close stone sheep adequate? How many pictures of elk, wolves, deer, and fowl is really enough? All questions to be answered differently by each of us. All the pictures of all this beauty is yours for the taking. Your best chances for wildlife picture taking is early mornings or was it midday, or was it evenings? Each experience will be different. All worth the patience it took to get them. Patience and time invested is the clue. Don't be in a hurry or you will miss out. Eventually you will drive past the beauty and be back into reality. Was I really there, or was it a dream? The thousands of pictures we continually review, prove to us, we were there. Enjoy your adventure, allow more time then you plan to, and you still will not have allowed enough. Bring along two good cameras and an open mind without stressors. You will be rewarded for a lifetime. Lakeside
lakeside013104 02/11/19 04:24am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: FastGuns / Hallmark - how to provide extra camper security?

Long shank padlocks from the big box stores work just fine. Or a sign on the side of your TC something like this: Thieves will be shot and survivors will be shot again. Or the problem could be when you live....LA.... Up in this neck of the woods we leave our keys in our vehicles and our homes and campers unlocked. Crooks know they may be facing the working end of a weapon if they attempt to steal. Not worth the price, so most leave things that don't belong to them, alone. Good luck. Lakeside
lakeside013104 02/11/19 03:36am Truck Campers
RE: Forecast of minus 60 in mid-west.

Plus, you can still heat up some ice cream in the oven :) Probably would not be called 'ice' cream then..... Lakeside
lakeside013104 02/03/19 03:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Forecast of minus 60 in mid-west.

Human body adapts to temperatures. I remember moving go California from 4-seasons and I was wearing T-shirt scarping morning ice from the windshield. 30 years later, couple years in Las Vegas and I need sweater for 75F. Still remember No Dakota guy saying that 15F is his T-shirt day. Anyway , good luck to guys who have to deal with negative temperatures. Thank you, It makes for good thick ice to drive our trucks on for fishing and we don't have any pesty bugs to put up with. LeRoy Positive take on a negative temp situation. Nice to hear the positive side of things. Good way to look at life's challenges. Lakeside
lakeside013104 02/02/19 04:08am Truck Campers
RE: Forecast of minus 60 in mid-west.

Amazing how the weather effects us all. Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing. Very good idea about turning off the news. Everyone would be better off with less stressful 'things' in their lives. To a degree, we have control over that. Warmed up nice here (northeast). Almost shirt sleeve weather. 2 above with 5 knots winds. Don't like the weather in Maine, wait five minutes. I was in the Yukon on the way to Alaska a couple summers ago. We stopped at a nice CG and while checking in, I asked the nice lady what the weather was to be. Her reply, "Now sonny, we don't much worry about the weather. If you want to know what it is, look out the window". No stress in this part of the wonderful Yukon. Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/31/19 04:39am Truck Campers
RE: Forecast of minus 60 in mid-west.

Yes, just hype. In Brainard, MN the windchill is - 50, but the actual temp is a balmy -34, that is is really only 66 degrees below freezing. Warming right up by putting hands in freezer at just 0. Now that freezer comment was funny. Thanks for making my day. Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/30/19 08:39am Truck Campers
RE: Forecast of minus 60 in mid-west.

That -60F is a lot of hype. The real temperature is much warmer. It is -17F here now with a wind chill of -55F. The winds are rather strong. Cold is cold but it is still only -17F when it comes to starting my truck not the hyped up -55F. Schools, community centers, etc are closed but I still had to plow snow on our commercial properties. I am all done for now (6:30 AM) and back home. LeRoy Seems very cold with the wind whipping by. I think the wind forces the cold feeling into every crack in a home, camper, or clothing. Homeless.....you are an early bird.... Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/30/19 05:43am Truck Campers
Forecast of minus 60 in mid-west.

The small furnace in my Palomino TC may not be able to keep up against this level of chill in the air. I may have to have the DW cut up some more firewood so she can throw another log on the fire before she cooks my breakfast this morning. Have a good day. Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/30/19 04:24am Truck Campers
RE: US citizen buying an RV in Canada

Get all important numbers, register it down here in your home state. go to Canada and put the US plates on and tow it home, say nothing at the border. about buying it in Canada. Blatant disregard for the law. Encouraging fraud and dishonesty. What happened to doing the 'right' thing, even when someone is not looking? Perhaps that childhood lesson was skipped, thus the effort continues to circumvent the rule of law. CBP rules for importation of domestic products are simple and often free of fees on products made in Canada, USA, or Mexico. Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/07/19 02:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Banff/Jasper July 2019

We are interested also but we are thinking of being in Banff/Jasper in April to mid-May, then head for Alaska. We were at Lake Louise in mid May. Snow banks every where and ice covered the lake. Be prepared for cooler weather. Still a very beautiful area to visit and enjoy. Many things to do as you will find out when spending some time there. Take your time and enjoy the sights. Truly amazing. Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/01/19 04:33am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: No TC's allowed

When we traveled to FL with our 5er we parked at a resort for a couple months. On one side of us was a very nice TT and on the other side was a million dollar Newell Class 'A'. TT folks were good neighbors, quiet, courteous, and hospitable. Class 'A' folks were loud, constantly screaming at each other or their barking poodle who had more personality they the couple did. No TCs allowed, but obnoxious people with money were. Go figure! Thus one of the determining reasons why we gave up the RVing lifestyle, sold the 5er and bought a TC. We much prefer the 'camping' lifestyle with the friendly folks we meet enjoying the great outdoors this country has to offer. Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/01/19 04:28am Truck Campers
RE: Useful video for Canadians traveling to the U.S.

There must be a lot of variables influencing if you get questioned about food. My last two crossing in October I must have not looked very shifty or something. One humorous Canadian prohibition is baked goods containing meat, aka PIZZA ... well, they didn't ask and I didn't volunteer that I had frozen pizza rolls in the freezer. Not illegal, but failing to declare could cost you $300 resulting with a record for future crossings. Your choice, but to me, being less then completely truthful is like playing Russian roulette. Sooner or later the hammer will fall on a live chamber and your life as you know it will be changed forever. Are you feeling lucky next time you cross the border? Lakeside
lakeside013104 12/30/18 03:14am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Very Funny Picture

Grandkids, however, are welcome to stay forever. No thank you in my case. Unruly, destructive, loud, and bratty grand kids are NOT welcome in my home. Parents were taught better, but choose not to discipline their 'gone wild' children. Good luck to them when they become teenagers and rule the household. Nice picture OPer. Lakeside
lakeside013104 12/29/18 09:29am Beginning RVing
RE: Canada & Guns

Remember to have a pass port. A passport make getting back INTO the US easier and probably will be a requirement in the future. Actually it already is. Passport or a passport card which looks like a drivers license but can only be used for land travel across US/Canadian border. (Not sure about US/Mexico). If you do not have one or the other, you will be denied reenty into the USA Denying a US Citizen the ability to re-enter his own country is a great way for a US Border Officer to get a 'nasty gram' from their supervisor or a few days off for not doing their job correctly. US Citizens returning to the USA, CANNOT be refused entry, UNLESS that person has renounced their US Citizenship. Lakeside
lakeside013104 09/23/18 05:00pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Another idiot in Yellowstone!!

I think there are much more terrible things going in our world than some nut leaving the boardwalk and walking around a geyser. Guess what, people were walking on that land long before it became owned by the federal government. I guess I'm somewhat of a radical when it comes to the National Parks. We the people own those parks yet we get no say in their operation and are forced to pay an entry fee. Rangers are not elected and are unaccountable to we the people yet they set the rules and policies for the parks, whether we agree or not. It's like the police creating the laws and enforcing said laws, which is absurd. Sounds like you've never been a volunteer in a national park to really know what goes on behind the scenes. I really dislike it when I hear "we own the parks and we should be able to do what we want". Our parks are maintained and have rules to keep our parks for future generations. If there was a free-for-all attitude our parks would be completely trashed. 2gypsies, your words are so very true. A free-for-all in our parks would mean total destruction in short order. I am saddened by negative actions from some of society. Look around us, ignorance is abundantly present. Enjoy our national, state, and local parks while you can, for future generations may not share the same privilege. Lakeside
lakeside013104 09/20/18 05:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Another idiot in Yellowstone!!

I think there are much more terrible things going in our world than some nut leaving the boardwalk and walking around a geyser. Guess what, people were walking on that land long before it became owned by the federal government. I guess I'm somewhat of a radical when it comes to the National Parks. We the people own those parks yet we get no say in their operation and are forced to pay an entry fee. Rangers are not elected and are unaccountable to we the people yet they set the rules and policies for the parks, whether we agree or not. It's like the police creating the laws and enforcing said laws, which is absurd. The fact that there are worse offenses than breaking park rules does not justify breaking said rules. Park rangers and police DO NOT create the rules or laws within their jurisdiction. They ENFORCE the laws which are enacted by others. Great point kellertx. Rangers and police doing the job they took an oath to do. Some out they use every chance they get to bash authority. A little more respect would be appropriate. The idiot walking on the geyser was out of his mind. Absolutely clueless to the danger of his actions. Lakeside
lakeside013104 09/19/18 04:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best time to go

That's what I like hearing! I really am leaning toward Spring because I can stretch the time if needed.. Where as in the Fall I need to leave by October to beat the snow! Why one or the other? Plan to cross the Canadian border by May 20 and leave Alaska in Sept. or whenever. Spending all summer is the way to do it. It's an expensive and long trip. How often will you do it? Might as well take your time and enjoy it. 2gypsies makes a very good point. Plan to go early and stay late. Be flexible and let the adventure go one day or one week at a time. You will know when you have had enough. When you have seen enough incredible beauty, enough wildlife sightings, caught enough fish, gazed across mountains rising out of vast openness of the waters, hiked enough trails, seen enough glaciers, breathed enough clean air, and immersed yourselves in enough tranquility, you will make the choice to return to you normal everyday life. Enjoy this adventure and if you are like us, you will be longing for the next return visit. Lakeside
lakeside013104 09/17/18 05:14am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: AG inspections coming into US at hwy 97 (Oroville)

I agree with Lakeside. Pretty tired of the attitude that the border agents take things for their own use. How about some proof. Thank you 2lazy4U for the backup support. I too am tired of the border bashing. Our border Officers are trying to protect our country's billion dollar Ag industry by not allowing invasive species decimate the citrus and vegetables produced here. Others have mentioned the best way to cross the border without problems, travel with minimal fruits, veggies, alcohol and purchase what one requires from the local stores once in the host country. Crossing the border is not a difficult process, unless one chooses to make it difficult. Lakeside
lakeside013104 09/17/18 05:04am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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