RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Search

RV Blog


RV Sales




RV Parks


RV Club


RV Buyers Guide


Roadside Assistance


Extended Service Plan


RV Travel Assistance


RV Credit Card


RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact

Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'robatthelake' found 275 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 14  
Prev  |  Next
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: San Felipe or Puerto Penasco?

Either choice is a good place to start! Neither is particularly dangerous, but common sense should always prevail whenever travelling to a foreign Country. We have been to both places and cannot place either one over the other! We had Fun in Both!
robatthelake 08/10/15 02:17pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Boondocking in Mexico

Sounds like You have thought this plan out ! Your choice of Vehicles is good and practical! I think that taking them into Belize is Not a Good Idea though!
robatthelake 08/10/15 02:13pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Peso hits all time low

We stay at a park that quotes only in Pesos! Yes the exchange rate sucks right now ,but in the long run Our Economy will be better for it! The U.S. dollar is so greatly inflated that Exports from the U.S. Will suffer! Get ready for more cheap Imports from abroad to kick the American manufacturing industry in the Teeth!
robatthelake 08/01/15 08:28pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Wi-Fi hot spot

Do any of You remember when Radio Shack was just a Single Store that had a Catalog Department!? When I was about 12 or 13 I Would order things like Diodes and Simple printed circuit boards to build radios etc. They may just be returning to their Roots!
robatthelake 08/01/15 01:28pm Technology Corner
RE: You can no longer get an on line permit in canada?

You must use Internet Explorer In order to connect properly to the Banjercito Web Site , You can't get in with other Web Browsers! I have tried and failed several times before remembering this!
robatthelake 08/01/15 12:40pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Marcus? Camping World? GSRA? -- um.... disappointed....

I'm not complaining about them either ,however it does seem to Me that they are sending out too many Solicitations for renewal of Services ,well before they should! Save the Postage Marcus!
robatthelake 08/01/15 09:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Best RV Washing/Waxing Detergent?

I have struggled for Years trying different Washes and Wax products to try to bring back the shine on Our 98 Dutch Star! They all worked reasonably well but each time the job becomes harder on the Old Bones and Weakening Muscles, and the results were disappointing! Then a New Car Wash opened in the Small City that We live in on Vancouver Island . They had a Seniors Week deal going that offered a Free Wash of Your Choice ,so We took Our Car through and we're delighted with the results. A week or two later I had taken the Motorhome to the City Sani Dump and had to drive right by the New Wash place ,so on a whim I decided to run the Motorhome through the Do It Yourself Wand Wash Bay! I don't have any idea what the Pressure was ,nor what Soap they Use. but the results were beyond My expectations and the $20 that I spent were worth every penny! I'm not advertising or trying to promote any particular Auto Washing place ,but I can tell You that I won't be buying any more Do it Yourself Wash Products in the future! One caution... Don't wear Crocs ...The floor was slippery and the Pressure was pretty strong! I'm not exactly a Flyweight ,but that sucker pushed Me across the floor like one of those things that they attach to the Jet Skis! LOL!
robatthelake 08/01/15 09:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for No-Tell motel

If memory serves correct there are several Motel/Hotels along 57 near the Airport! Sorry I Cant be more specific as We are still using Our Coach to get around! In any event the No Tell Motels don't require reservations!
robatthelake 08/01/15 09:15am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Motorhome weighed today. - Need input

The Public scale operated by the Dept of Highways near Parksville ,BC has enough room along side to weigh the Left side Front and rear ,independently. Then we drive around and reweigh the entire Coach. It's simple to subtract the left from the total to come up with the independent weights. We only go there when the Scale is closed to commercial traffic. The scale is actually turned on 24/7! I'm pretty sure that Most ,Government run scales are set up the same way!
robatthelake 07/30/15 02:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mounting TV on side of RV

You could stick the mount on using Shoe Goo to back up the Four mounting screws (Use Toggle Bolts or Expansion fasteners such as Well Nuts!)
robatthelake 07/21/15 09:29pm Tech Issues
RE: West Coast Vancouver Island

That'll be Sprout Lake, Paulj! :) Avast Matey, You need to develop a Scottish Accent ,because it is Sproat Lake! Not Sprout! I live on Stirling Arm which sometimes gets misspelled as Sterling! In any event it is one of the Cleanest Lakes to be found on this Planet and definitely the best place to Camp while Visiting Tofino or Ucluelet! Pronounced Toe Feen Oh. And You Clue Let!
robatthelake 07/20/15 10:21pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Speed Limits in Canada

You also do realize that Trucks and Motorhomes are expected to drive a wee bit slower than those four wheelers! Stick to 90 ~100 Kmph ,just to be safe! That's a pretty boring Highway so stay awake and go even slower when it rains!
robatthelake 07/16/15 10:10pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Saturn wags behind motorhome

When this happens !check Your Mirrors,Stop,Back up a couple of Feet. Then pull ahead slowly! As long as the Rigs are Straight the problem should go away! Happens mostly with Short wheelbase Toads being pulled Round tight turns that change directions ,such as in Gas Stations and Shopping Centers!
robatthelake 07/16/15 08:14pm Dinghy Towing
RE: A little video

I Love that! Oh and I love Mexico as well! Please don't go there if You are a Grump! We don't need any unwilling help to enjoy Mexico!
robatthelake 07/16/15 08:08pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Canadian Travel Health Insurance and Pre existing Conditions

Although We have used and will likely continue to use The Policy issued by Manulife through Canadian Snow Birds ,We are certainly very wary of All Health Insurance Companies! There is an expression that We often use when dealing with them ! They are only in it for the Money! This applies to several other businesses such as Used Cars and Real Estate......Buyer Beware!
robatthelake 07/06/15 11:51pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Dinghy ignition key

We just use the Valet Key that came with the CRV! I have a Fob attached to the RV Door Key that Locks and Unlocks the Toads Doors. It also features a remote Start which I frequently use.The Valet a Key stays in the ignition when underway.
robatthelake 07/03/15 09:56am Dinghy Towing
RE: Mexico RV tourist....

I hate to say it but depending on destination We see anywhere from 30 to 75 % fewer Rigs since the Hey Days and the ones who are still heading down are not getting any Younger! Over the past Four Years We have introduced several New Folks about half of them are Keepers the rest enjoyed the experience but likely won't be back again. I believe that many are staying away due to the Aging Factor coupled with the increased costs of Everything. Also some of the Great RV Parks of a few Years ago have not been up dated or even maintained to the level that they were Ten or more Years ago! Add in the Scare Factor and You are seeing the results. On a positive note there are a few places that are doing quite well at certain times of the Season. There seems to be a growing number of Mexican Nationals who are heading to the Beaches in RV.'s as well as Tents! They are mostly Middle Class Families with pretty nice Toys ! They are extremely Polite and friendly folks who enjoy The RV Parks that We have been staying at for the Past Dozen Years, I believe that if You don't have A Great attraction like Beacfront with safe Swimming or perhaps a Well Maintained Water Park, with Pools to draw the Locals ,then The prospects for a Private RV Park are pretty poor right now. We will be back again this Winter, but will be staying for a shorter period and will be exploring not only the West Coast but doing a Loop around the perimeter of Your Lovely Country while there are still RV Parks with openings for Us Getting Older Canadian RVers!
robatthelake 07/02/15 01:09pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Importing a Canadian vehicle to leave in Az

There are a few folks that I have met who do exactly what You are proposing. That said when I asked ICBC if that was an option For Me I was told No! I doubt that things have changed much in the last five Years! You need to ask ICBC directly,not Your Autoplan Broker!
robatthelake 06/30/15 04:56pm Snowbirds
RE: My 360Watt Solar System

I love You Guys who are able to install Neatly laid out Circuits! Mine tend to be less aesthetic looking but seem to function fine. Well Done Sir!
robatthelake 06/27/15 09:05am Tech Issues
RE: Solar panel to 2 batteries...

What You have is a fine way to introduce yourself to Solar ,many of Us began with less. If You have 2 x 12 Volt Batteries they are connected to each other in Parralell ...Positive to Positive and Negative to Negative. The Lead Battery is the one that has the Positive feed attached to the Fuse Panel! If You have 2 x 6 Volt Batteries they are connected to each other in Series! Positive on One to the Negative on the Other. This results in One Large 12 Volt Battery. In this case the Lead Battery would be the One whose Positive Terminal is connected to the Fuse Panel. In either case be sure that The Wire from the Solar array is connected + Positive to +. And the Legative is connected to the - Negative or Ground to the Frame! May I suggest that You Google Search " The 12 Volt Side of Life"
robatthelake 06/27/15 08:56am Tech Issues
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 14  
Prev  |  Next

New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2015 RV.Net | Terms & Conditions | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS