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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
RE: Removing Dining table

Ours isn't screwed down . It's easy to move about to allow for Extra Bodies . We have actually never needed room for extra sleeping but have seated and served 8 Adults a Meal or Two on a Rainy Day!
robatthelake 06/27/15 08:28am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replacing Black Tank Valve

Don't beat yourself up over it! Some of Us are good at fixing mechanical things and some of Us are Not! That's the way it goes. The important thing is that You tried and with the help of Your Friend got it done!
robatthelake 06/25/15 11:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Closed RV park

We heard that it was a Dump at the North End of the New Malecon!
robatthelake 06/25/15 06:27pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Securing tow bar on motor home

It's fine to use Padlocks in place of Pins ....But those cheap Locks that We All buy have very little to zero Shearing strength ,so be careful where You use them!
robatthelake 06/24/15 10:34pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Need th stop at Km21 Nogales?

We get Out TIP on line . We obtain Our Immigration Permit at one of the several walk across Border locations ,often Algodones or San Luis! Then We have no reason to stop at Km 21 unless We get a Red Signal at the actual Inspection Station further along the Road!
robatthelake 06/18/15 08:30pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Baja Guidebook Update

There is a lot of good information in All of the existing guide books, however there is more up to date information that changes daily available on line. I doubt that the regular printed material will continue much longer. Look at Your regular Daily Newspaper if You have any doubts . Ours is not much more than a 8 page Brochure these days, Ten Years ago it had several sections and was teaming with advertising and News Articles!
robatthelake 06/18/15 08:23pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: tolls

In the last couple of Years they have classed Us as an Autobus with 2 Axles and the Tow Car as a Car! The Rates keep going Up so it's very hard to calculate using the figures in the Gia Roja ! Don't be fooled ,some of the Free Roads are in great shape and Some of the Toll Roads Are Not! There are fewer TOPES on the Toll Roads but they often have Vibradoras to slow You down and just because there is an overhead Walkway ,don't assume that the Pedestrians will use them!
robatthelake 06/18/15 12:06pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: 4 wheels off the ground ideas

Buy a Trailer. I have had some experience driving and hauling with a Tow Truck and can tell You that those Wheels You are referring to are not intended for High speed Towing. They work OK in and around Town at low speeds.
robatthelake 06/14/15 08:03am Dinghy Towing
RE: I thought it was over

I have had mixed results using and buying LED 's . For the most part they have performed well but I have had some failures! What type of Resistors ? Don't They draw Power thus increasing the amount used? Just asking as I thought that the object of using LED's in place of Incandescents was to reduce power consumption!
robatthelake 06/11/15 10:26am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: How low should you take your batteries?

I always check My House Batteries Voltage in the Morning . If they read 12.2 I get concerned. And either run the Genset or Plug in. Usually mine show 76% or higher on the Trimetric Meter and recover fully by early afternoon ,just on the Solar Panels!
robatthelake 06/11/15 10:18am Tech Issues

I'm seeing a Nice looking Puma!
robatthelake 06/11/15 10:10am Tech Issues
RE: towing a Geo Tracker question.

The only thing that I can Add is to always have The Transmission in Driveand in Two wheel drive for a few feet before hooking up! NOT in reverse or in Four wheel drive!
robatthelake 06/10/15 11:05pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Ferry Costs to Vancouver Island

Unless We All raise our voices to complain about these Ridiculous Ferry Costs and actually Boycott the Ferry System things are Not going to change! B.C. Ferries has pretty much a Monopoly on Passenger Vehicle Service to and From Vancouver and Our Gulf Islands! The Best way to show displeasure is to stop using them! eventually They will default on their Huge Debt and the Prices will be adjusted to a realistic level? The BC Ferries are a Top Heavy Government Subsidised Essential Service that needs to be taught a lesson by Locals and Tourists alike!
robatthelake 06/10/15 10:49pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Which GPS is best for Mexico?

We find that the Mexican Map Books.. Gia Roja are very up to date and readily available! I haven't used My GPS ,which is a Magellan at all! I am told that the Garmin Units are slightly more up to date!
robatthelake 06/10/15 10:08pm RVing in Mexico and South America
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