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RE: Safety pin that hold the big pin in place on a hich

I just use needle nose pliers to pull out the retainer clip. I had a Blue Ox locking pin fail and it would not unlock with the key turned to the unlock position. I had to get it cut off with a metal saw.
PackerBacker 04/22/14 12:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Maxx Air Vent cover

It would seem your regular vent is backwards, it should be the other way to begin with. Putting a MaxxAir cover over it facing frontwards should not be a problem unless you want it open while towing, particularly in the rain. I've seen them that way before but if it were mine, I would turn the regular roof one around.
PackerBacker 04/19/14 08:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Maxxis Tires c or d

Some rim manufacturers stamp the max rim pressure on the inside of the rim; typically on a 'spoke'. You might want to contact Jayco and see if they have the info or can link you up with the rim manufacturer. ... Eric
PackerBacker 04/17/14 05:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Question for those who have slide covers.

Took mine off ; after several seasons of fighting the wind and noise especially during winter in South Carolina. Nice to have in treed areas especially in the fall but not worth the agrivation in my opinion.
PackerBacker 04/16/14 05:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Maxxis Tires c or d

What size rims are your C's on? Just recently found out through another thread related to this subject that Maxxis only make D rated tires in 15" &16" sizes. Personally I would always go to a higher rating if I could.
PackerBacker 04/16/14 09:34am Travel Trailers
RE: Any "must see" suggestions going thru Vermont?

An interesting place us the Shelburne Museum just south of Burlington. In the same area is the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory which is fun to visit especially if you have younger kids. https://shelburnemuseum.org http://t.vermontteddybear.com/static/factory-tour.aspx?utm_source=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.ca%2F&utm_medium=mobile_redirect A good campground is Lone Pine Campsites in Colchester just north of Burlington.
PackerBacker 04/15/14 05:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Insurance for Motorhomes Out of Canada Long Term

My rejection happened crossing from Buffalo while traveling to St. Catharines, On. I had flown to Buffalo from Montreal and was going to return to Montreal the same day. The Canadian border agent did not care that I had a rental contract or a return air flight. I had indicated that I had previously done this same trip many times before but he said I was just lucky because the regulations did not permit it. Anyway that's what happened to me. :E ... Eric
PackerBacker 04/15/14 12:02pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Insurance for Motorhomes Out of Canada Long Term

Well my experience tells me otherwise. We live on both sides of the border and I have had the issue come up a couple times. The first time it happened, I was driving a NY plated rental car into Canada that I was going to return to the US with. The border agent would not let me enter Canada with it because I had a Quebec driver's permit. I think the difference between simply wanting to drive a US plated vehicle into Canada and actually importing a vehicle is the main problem. If you are able to prove that the vehicle you are returning with was actually purchased in Canada and then replated in the US while you were a US resident then it's admissible. I'm just stating what happened to me personally. I will be crossing back into NY state next week and I'll stop by the Canadian border office to ask the question. ... Eric
PackerBacker 04/15/14 07:02am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Insurance for Motorhomes Out of Canada Long Term

Also, if it was plated with a US tag, you cannot drive it back into Canada with Canadian driver's permit (personal experience). ... Eric What was the issue? I've done it dozens of times, no problem at all. The only time they even inquired was when there was visible contents beyond what would constitute 'luggage'. I told them I had purchased some contents of a house being sold, it was originally Canadian goods that had been moved south years before. I declared the stuff, pointed to several 'made in Canada' labels and they said go on home. By the word 'tag' I meant vehicle registration, i.e. licence plate. You cannot drive a US plated vehicle into Canada if you have a Canadian driver's permit. ... Eric
PackerBacker 04/15/14 06:19am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Should I be concerned? (tire question)

..... PackerBacker, when I searched online for 185/80/13 tires, the Maxxis appeared in the search engine in several places and seemed highly rated. Most websites did not specify the Load Range since Maxxis only manufactures that size in a C Load Range. I obviously failed to be more detailed in my search and assumed that all 185/80/13 were of the same load/quality tire. Upon arrival, I immediately noticed the difference. ....... It would seem that Maxxis only starts with D rated tires in the 15" version, I never knew that. ... Eric
PackerBacker 04/14/14 08:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Should I be concerned? (tire question)

Yes, you should be concerned going down a load range. Typically folks want to go up a load range if possible. Curious as to why you would buy C rated tires when there are D's on it? :h
PackerBacker 04/14/14 06:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Should I leave my Travel trailer plugged in or not?

My rv stays plugged in about 10 months a year, the other 2 months it sits with the batteries cut off. I typically top off the ester twice per year. Never had a problem. Advantages are keeping the fridge going and the batteries topped off.
PackerBacker 04/14/14 06:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Yellowhead Highway

It won't be deleted. The OP not replying hasn't violated any rules and there has been a couple recommendations that others doing a search might find useful.
PackerBacker 04/12/14 01:10pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hail got vent cover

I would replace just the cover and install a Maxx-Air type vent cover over the whole thing.
PackerBacker 04/11/14 07:34am Travel Trailers
RE: Insurance for Motorhomes Out of Canada Long Term

...... Their recommendation to stay for a longer period is to take insurance through a US provider. Their rationale is the RV is considered primarily US based if stay exceeds 6 months. For my own part, I inquired about doing this in the past and there's a couple issues. The first was a requirement to replace the Canadian registration with a US registration. The second issue (in my case) was that South Carolina wanted to collect a residence type yearly tax on the rv. Also, if it was plated with a US tag, you cannot drive it back into Canada with Canadian driver's permit (personal experience). ... Eric
PackerBacker 04/10/14 05:52pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Insurance for Motorhomes Out of Canada Long Term

I do believe you are only allowed to be in the USA for 183 days of any 12 month period. Are you US citizens?, have green cards? or are you just going to take a chance?? Actually it is 182 days within any one calendar year. The OP has indicated they will be back inside Canada with the 7 month timeframe. We do exactly the same thing, we stay in the US about 177 days per year over a 9 month period. Sorry, where I come from 7 months is about 7x30 or 210 days. Hoe do you figure 182 days is a 7 month time frame???? I don't, the OP wrote that they will be back in Canada for part of the 7 months. The 182 days is what the US Border & Protection Services have published as the permissible time in the US without a visa. ... Eric
PackerBacker 04/09/14 07:14pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Insurance for Motorhomes Out of Canada Long Term

I do believe you are only allowed to be in the USA for 183 days of any 12 month period. Are you US citizens?, have green cards? or are you just going to take a chance?? Actually it is 182 days within any one calendar year. The OP has indicated they will be back inside Canada with the 7 month timeframe. We do exactly the same thing, we stay in the US about 177 days per year over a 9 month period.
PackerBacker 04/08/14 08:10pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tow chains

Several years ago I had a hitch ball sheer off on a 20' cargo trailer, the chains kept everything intact. The trailer held with the chains until I was able to slow and stop from 60 mph. It took my about a quarter mile to stop and the trailer only hit the ground around the last 10 feet or so.
PackerBacker 04/07/14 04:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Can you overload a slide?

With what you've have listed as stuff in dinette storage, I doubt very much it is overloaded. We used to put cases of water bottles, beer and much heavier stuff in our's when we had out 5er. One thing that many folks don 't realise is that slides going out or coming in require or displace a lot of air. You need to leave the door, vents or a window open to speed up the movement. Not saying this was your case. Another thing that will speed things up is to move the slides while connected to shore power.
PackerBacker 04/07/14 04:45am Travel Trailers
RE: 2 problems 1st time out. Please help.

From experience by my neighbor in Myrtle Beach, never never put supports under a slide out unless the trailer is on solid blocks. He had a tire go down and did not notice it. The slight shift actually bent the slide moving hardware and it would no longer go in. Had to get an rv repair guy to come in to fix it. ... Eric
PackerBacker 04/06/14 05:29pm Travel Trailers
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