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RE: Fleetwood ratings

I think you get what you pay for. Comparing a similarly priced Tiffin or Winnie will probably get you the same quality. I have an American Coach made by Fleetwood and couldn't be happier. It is little higher end than a Discovery which leads me back to the statement you get what you pay for.
timjet 07/20/19 11:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: TSD Diesel Fuel Discount Program

I talked to a member of our caravan who is a member of this program. He gave me all the info including a copy of the daily list sent to members each day. He likes the program and feels it saves him some money. For me after looking at the daily list I found too few fuelers are part of the program. In my area there were none within 100 miles. When you travel and seek out fuelers that are part of the program it would save some money.
timjet 07/20/19 11:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2019

In Wisconsin on way back home. Traveled over 11400 miles so far. Steer clear of Tok cut off between Tok and Glennallen. Use rt 4 between Delta Junction and Glennallen. Tok cut off is in bad shape (frost heaves) and construction. Broke a spring and shackle there. Saw another guy who broke an axle. Long delays there also. Unfortunately our caravan is scheduled to take the TOK cutoff in early August, will go slow. Top of the World Highway is not in good shape either, probably not different that it's always been. Avg speed on the Canadian side is 25-45 and 15-25 on the American side. 90% gravel between Dawson City and Chicken, but mostly paved between Chicken and TOK. If you take this route your rig will get dusted like you've never seen before. Personally I would avoid this route if given a chance. Though a pretty view there are other highway views in the lower 48 than are as good or better. Just my opinion.
timjet 07/16/19 11:43am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Streaming movies and jet packs and phones

Verizon's prepaid unlimited plan is really unlimited. But there's a catch. You will always be on a lower priority when accessing a cell tower. According to Mobile Internet Resource Center, unless you are accessing in a urban area with few cell towers you may/probably won't notice. If I were looking for a mobile internet provider I would go with this plan.
timjet 05/01/19 04:42am Technology Corner
Cell phones in Canada

Going to AK this summer. I have Verizon's call text and 4gig of data plan, cost's about $40/mo. It does not include call or data in Canada. However if I switch to Verizon's go-unlimited (also $40/mo)plan I get .5 gig of data per day in Canada at their prevailing speed (probably 3G) then it switches to 2G speed. Unlimited call and text, but if you use more than 50% of call data or text in any 60 day period in Canada, they may cut you off. Checking Verizon's coverage map and comparing our caravan route going up thru Calgary, Edmonton, Dawson Creek, Ft Nelson, coverage is good. After Ft Nelson coverage is limited to only within the cities of Watson Lake, Whitehorse, Carmacks, & Dawson City. I don't think the 60 day period will effect us as we will be almost a month in AK before returning into Canada. Anybody have comments or a better plan?
timjet 03/28/19 06:18am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Can't bring TT home because of neighbors parking in street?

Snip I would strongly suggest going to the President of the Association and speaking with him or her about your problem. They can most likely explain why the rule is not enforced. Finally after 10 pages of discussion the right answer appears!
timjet 03/12/19 10:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2019

Part of the attraction of a caravan is the camaraderie. It's not all about finding things to do or interesting places to go or getting lost. And it's not always about having someone lead you so you don't get hurt.
timjet 01/14/19 02:21pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Slide Out Toppers

My toppers have a shiny surface, I'm guessing some sort of vinyl. The thread stitching deteriorated on mine. I restitched them and they're good to go. 11 years old.
timjet 01/11/19 02:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: S*M*A*R*T Caravans

Well it seems like from reading this thread that caravans are horrible and a waste of money. Negative opinions abound from everyone. But no one except DownThe Avenue has been on one. Tell me folks how can you opinion on something you have no knowledge of? Observing a caravan arrive at a campsite or line up for fueling is NOT being on one. These caravan's from several companies have been around awhile. They are successful because people pay to use them. It's not for everyone. I know that. Now has anyone been on a SMART caravan?
timjet 12/27/18 07:31pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
S*M*A*R*T Caravans

I'm interested in joining a SMART Caravan to Alaska in 19. SMART is a RV veterans group that organizes several caravans. Anybody that's attended one of these caravans, could you please post your experiences. Thank you in advance. Tim
timjet 12/26/18 08:12am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2019

OK, well assuming AK will have roads adequate for RV travel, is there a lot or some interest in gathering at some place in either southern BC or Alberta and loosely caravaning to AK? We have thought of paying for a caravan tour like from Fantasy tours, but I think it might me just as much fun and a lot cheaper to form our own group. Anyone interested? I'll be in the MT or WA area around the middle of June 2019. We have no schedule yet but our return will be dictated by the weather.
timjet 12/25/18 12:09pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Mackinaw island

Like other have said. Take a bike (the ferry accepts them) or rent one on the island. Lot of touristy stuff in town. The horse sh*t smell is overwhelming. Ride the bikes around the island, the smell get's better away from town. There's a small casino on the mainland nearby that allows free camping. We camped at Wilderness state park about 10 miles from the ferry. This is a summer place, I don't know about winter.
timjet 11/21/18 04:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mobley to Unite SIM PIN Locked

My Mobley broke 5 months ago. I got a Netgear Unite pro and the AT&T mobley sim card has been in the unite pro since the mobley broke. It's my understanding that a recent update to the mobley put the PIN on the mobley sim card. Since my sim card has not been in the mobley it was not updated and still works in my Unite Pro. I'm using the Unite Pro as I write this and when I turned it on I got a message "failure to update". I will not force an update. So far so good.
timjet 10/25/18 04:42am Technology Corner
RE: FMCA Travel Assist vs. Good Sam Travel Assist

If I were you I would check if FMCA Travel Assist covers 5th wheels. You are correct, FMCA membership now allows travel trailers & 5th wheels, but I would check if they have included Travel Assist in all membership benefits before joining. I have GS roadside assist and had one assist to inflate a flat tire due to an improperly installed TPMS sensor. My cost was $100, I was local to the tow company and the assist took all of 15 minutes. I thought my portion - $100 was high. I will switch to FMCA next year.
timjet 10/25/18 04:18am General RVing Issues
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