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RE: Camping? When did you start.

I got a 9'x9' tent for my birthday in the summer of 1959 which my Dad set up at the back of our yard. I spent just about every night that summer in it; that was my first 'camping'. We tent camped in the early '60's as a family and once I was old enough go go off on my own, my buddies and I often went on camping trips. Good times! :C
PackerBacker 12/17/14 12:25pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Fuel price gouging on the Alaska Highway

Just an FYI, I deleted/edited some posts. Let's keep the rhetoric down. ... Eric (Moderator)
PackerBacker 12/15/14 02:44pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: To Canadian Snowbirds: Prescription medications

Hi PackerBacker, I'd love to know whom you insured with and if they operate in Saskatchewan. I had great difficulty in finding any extended coverage this year because I had a minor stroke with no permanent symptoms in March 2014. As of June 30, 2014 the Border personnel have access to how many days you have spent in USA. This may cause some grief with the 180 day rule in the near future. The only way to avoid the paper work that I am aware of, is to limit stays to 120 days per calendar year. It really depends upon your insurer and medications; mine is 30 days for my blood pressure and asthma medications. That's something you really have to shop around for. We usually head south in October, return to Montreal in November for the holidays then return south right after Christmas. I absolutely avoid scheduling any routine doctors' appointments during the time we're back for that reason just in case. I sent you a PM. ... Eric
PackerBacker 12/12/14 07:11pm Snowbirds
RE: To Canadian Snowbirds: Prescription medications

Hi, If you change the dosage it automatically invalidates any medical insurance you have purchased for the visit. All changes must be made at least 90 days before you travel to USA. . ............... It really depends upon your insurer and medications; mine is 30 days for my blood pressure and asthma medications. That's something you really have to shop around for. We usually head south in October, return to Montreal in November for the holidays then return south right after Christmas. I absolutely avoid scheduling any routine doctors' appointments during the time we're back for that reason just in case.
PackerBacker 12/12/14 05:44pm Snowbirds
RE: To Canadian Snowbirds: Prescription medications

I often travel with 3-5 months of meds and it has never been an issue provided they are in their original containers and have a valid prescription.
PackerBacker 12/12/14 02:35pm Snowbirds
RE: mattresses

Our Enterra came with an Everpedic memory foam mattress, it is a full queen not an rv queen. In my opinion, this is by far the best mattress we've had in any rv.
PackerBacker 12/12/14 04:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Best Option for Internet Access Traveling Cross Country?

Use a smart phone as a hot spot. Mine works great. Same here. I use an AT&T Go phone package.
PackerBacker 12/12/14 04:52am Beginning RVing
RE: Jack is too short

I also use a lock of wood. Unless I'm missing something, I don't understand the issue.
PackerBacker 12/11/14 06:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Grounding issues

This sounds all too familiar to me. In my case the electrician who first came to look at our 'shocking' issue was absolutely convinced the problem was within our trailer which was new at the time. It wasn't untiI I was able to plug into an adjacent campsite that I could convince the electrician and campground staff that the problem was within the park. They finally brought in someone with the proper equipment to test for breaks underground who was able to pinpoint the issue. That's when they found the corroded ground. ... Eric
PackerBacker 12/11/14 06:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Place in SC

Myrtle Beach Travel Park does not rent trailers over the winter months but they do rent villas which offer more space. One thing they might try is a condo rental along the beach such as the Lands End complex at adjacent to Travel Park.
PackerBacker 12/09/14 02:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pounds "average family packs"

We unpacked everything this past spring, layed it all out and made some 'get rid of' decisions based upon what we never used in three years. Simple things like we did not need 5 table cloths or 2 coffee makers or 14 coffee cups & mugs and on and on .... Some 'emergency just in case' clothes were another thing that we removed; Walmart is never more than a few miles away!!
PackerBacker 12/07/14 03:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Grounding issues

I had that at our seasonal campsite. There was an open ground at the main power distribution box a few hundred feet from our trailer. Apparently the ground at the distribution box had corroded in the ground next to the post that the box was installed on. I very much doubt it is a trailer issue. For us, we found that our trailer was ok by plugging into another campsite.
PackerBacker 12/07/14 03:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pounds "average family packs"

For us, I consider everything that I put in the trailer as added weight if it was not there when we bought it. We did a weight appraisal and arrived at an average of 600 lbs of added 'stuff'. What is not included is my nylon patio carpet, Weber 200 grill, a small toolbox and some levelling wood; it all rides in the back of the truck.
PackerBacker 12/07/14 06:53am Travel Trailers
RE: When you cross the border now with pets.

Let's try to keep this thread on topic relative to whatever effect the finding of Avian flu in western Canada may have on RVers crossing food products across borders. Many of us have an appreciation that border protection agencies on both sides can quickly react with changes to regulations when such things occur regardless of where they happen. I think the OP was just providing heads-up information. ... Eric
PackerBacker 12/06/14 09:39am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Even the pros have their moments!

Maybe the pin broke; I've had a hitch ball break off.
PackerBacker 12/06/14 05:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Where are you all ?

Took our's down to Myrtle Beach in October. Home now but will be back at the beach late December, right after Christmas.
PackerBacker 12/02/14 07:16pm Snowbirds
RE: Propane Tank Recertification $$$

All those folks who recommend the tank swap companies, please note that the OP has 30 pound tanks. The tank swap companies, at least around here, only carry the 20 pound tanks. Oops, my first reply was for costs of 20# tanks since those were the costs that the OP was quoting. ... Eric
PackerBacker 11/22/14 10:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Propane Tank Recertification $$$

What is the rule on this??? There is a date stamped on the tank (usually on the rim handle) that show when the tanks have 'expired' and cannot legally be refilled unless they have been recertified by an approved recertification entity. Typically this date is between 10-12 years from new manufacture. ... Eric
PackerBacker 11/22/14 08:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Propane Tank Recertification $$$

Simple decision for me, I just buy new ones every 10 years or so; no running around, no thinking about it. Using the $30/12 year info, that's $2.50/ year or less than $0.05/week per tank. :B
PackerBacker 11/22/14 06:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Language barriers?

Several posts have had to be deleted and this will no doubt continue off topic so it is being closed. ... Eric (Moderator)
PackerBacker 11/20/14 05:22am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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