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RE: Careful all... tailgate thieves are out and about

Apart from my tailgate and tonneau cover locking, I have a hinge lock so it can't be removed when it's open. If someone really wants it I guess they could somehow get it off but it sure is a deterrent. http://www.sfxperformance.com/parts/MCG76029.htm
PackerBacker 02/21/17 04:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Costs in Canada

We live in Canada but close to the US border. We are currently in South Carolina and in the summer months we cross back and forth a couple times a week to/from our upstate NY campsite. What we have been finding is that other than fuel, most things are very comparable. In fact this winter down south there were several purchases that we put off until we get home because after the exchange rate was considered, some things were cheaper in a Canada. An example was a television sound bar at Best Buy in Myrtle Beach was $40 cheaper on the sticker price than at home. However once the dollar exchange was considered, it would cost me about $30 more to buy in the US. We eat out a lot, and found restaurants on par. Many grocery items are tagged with comparable pricing but once you add 30-35 percent on exchange, things are more expensive for our Canadian dollars. I guess in the end everything sort of evens out and our lifestyles and purchasing power will yield about the same value. The advantage is often to our US visitors who are spending US dollars in Canada overall the past couple of years.
PackerBacker 02/19/17 05:02pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Don't let this happen to you!

We learned a similar lesson a few years ago. We had a pipe fitting fail while away for dinner and it flooded the storage bay of the trailer we had then. Two things we do all the time now; turn the water pump off while traveling or away from the trailer and also turn the fresh water off at the spigot when away.
PackerBacker 02/14/17 05:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Spring cleaning the roof and sides, best options

I never use a pressure washer on an rv. I use Dove dish soap on the roof and a automotive wash & wax on the sides.
PackerBacker 02/12/17 05:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer leaning to the one side?

Just a thought, but you might be able to get slightly longer or shorter (not sure of your configuration) spring hangers for the low side
PackerBacker 02/10/17 12:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer leaning to the one side?

Mine leans a little with the kitchen and bedroom slides out on the left side, I just put boards under the wheels to level it out. My motorhome used to do that also with the full-wall slide; leveling fixed that too.
PackerBacker 02/10/17 10:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Buy or Rent

We brought our rv south for several years but last year and this year we have rented a villa in the campground where we always stay. We still get to be with all our friends but don't have the hassle of pulling the trailer out of storage buried in three feet of snow and iced in.
PackerBacker 02/07/17 05:11am Snowbirds
RE: How often do you clean or treat you roof.

Each spring with Dawn dish soap.
PackerBacker 02/06/17 12:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Stove vent flap on 2013 Forest River

Same as mine, they are real tight press fit at the bottom of each tab. I pry mine open with a large (wide) screwdriver.
PackerBacker 02/05/17 09:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Highway 20, Northen Washington State

Moved to Roads & Routes
PackerBacker 02/04/17 10:41am Roads and Routes
RE: Why hardly any posts?

I think that snowbirds are typically at their winter retreats now with very little need for more info or interaction. Just my opinion.
PackerBacker 01/30/17 08:33am Snowbirds
RE: With the Internet how do you plan you trip?

I've been using the Allstays Camp & RV app and very happy with it.
PackerBacker 01/26/17 03:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Which Equal-i-zer Weight Bars??

My trailer is close to yours weight-wise and I've been towing with the 1,200 lbs bars and the setup works great.
PackerBacker 01/26/17 03:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Deck idea for seasonal site.

Got my PT lumber at Lowes; never checked for any on-ground rating but it seemed to have held up after many years.
PackerBacker 01/24/17 12:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Deck idea for seasonal site.

Packer your design may be what I am looking for, simple and serves its purpose. Most of the folks who are seasonal in our campground have the same. Just make sure to use treated lumber and you are good for 10-15 years on the ground. Like I wrote above, mine is 9 seasons old and looks like I can get another 3-5 years out of it at least. Last summer (2016) I did change out 3 boards due to some minor warping, one of which was showing some signs of rot beginning. ... Eric
PackerBacker 01/24/17 09:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Deck idea for seasonal site.

I use two 8'x8' sections pinned side by side and have since added another 6'x8' section. They are simply 1x6" decking planks screwed onto 2x4's as a base and placed right on the ground. It has never moved in the 9 years we've had it. Everything is treated lumber.
PackerBacker 01/23/17 01:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Canadian Exodus?

The smart campgrounds are aware of the exchange rate and accepting the Canadian dollar on par with the US dollar. A small discount is better than an empty camping spot. If they want to do that they can but why should I not get the same discount? This is a fair question. We live near a US border and it happens all the time (not necessarily at par). If you bring Canadian dollars to an establishment offering an exchange discount against the US rate, they are obligated to provide you with that discount.
PackerBacker 01/19/17 05:34am Snowbirds
RE: Canadian Exodus?

You only go around once. I agree but we would like to at least get all the way around! :B The dollar exchange costs in my post above is purely for campground fees. Over and above that, we typically deal with dollar exchanges for about another $1,500-$2,000 per year. My wife's a shopper and we enjoy eating out a lot. :C ... Eric
PackerBacker 01/11/17 07:32am Snowbirds
RE: Canadian Exodus?

No doubt the Canadian dollar is having an effect. From our personal perspective, we were spending 3 winter months per year in Myrtle Beach; we are now spending only 5 weeks. The additional issue for us is that we only have so much money per year that we can spend on camping. We enjoy having our trailer at our summer site in the NY Adirondackds wherever spend 3-4 day per week each season. The total Canandian dollar effect for us is in the $1,200-$1,400 neighbourhood per year.
PackerBacker 01/11/17 07:14am Snowbirds
RE: Camco Sewer Hose 39761, 39762, And 39770

I have used a Camco Revolution Swivel from Walmart for the past 4 years and will continue to use it this coming season. It has sat out 6-8 months per year and still has no leaks. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Camco-Revolution-Swivel-RV-Sewer-Hose-Kit-20/23636862
PackerBacker 01/10/17 08:19am General RVing Issues
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