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RE: Sale of Canadian Registered RV in USA

I guess I wonder about your declaration when crossing from Canada to the USA, where you state you are not bringing anything into the USA that you will be leaving there. We cross 2-3 times a week and have never been asked that question. I can not remember ever having to state what we are leaving in the US in all the years we've been crossing back and forth.
PackerBacker 07/29/14 01:47pm Snowbirds
RE: Run Gas AND Electric?

We've been using both on occasion in every rv we've ever owned. If we have company with us it makes shower water temps recover that much quicker. The owner's manual in our previous Class A rv even recommended to do so during high use times.
PackerBacker 07/28/14 04:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Beer, Beef, Dairy, Fruits and Vegetables

We cross a couple times a week into NY and back and actually buy most of our groceries in the US. Fresh fruit and vegetables are not permitted UNLESS they are locally produced and in season; this obviously becomes very difficult to control. It's a very subjective point for most border agents so our experience leads us to only take processed fruit/veggie produce across the border. We have had no issues with beef, pork or poultry up to 50-lbs for personal use. Wild game meat requirements are different and you typically need to check with your local border control. No issue with normal dairy products. Alcohol &Tobacco restrictions are; http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/atl-lat-eng.html
PackerBacker 07/28/14 08:47am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: sewer hook ups

I was using a Rhino Flex but found it a little too rigid for putting out & storing. I switched to The Camco Revolution which works much more to my liking from a handling perspective. It stores nicely in my TT bumper.
PackerBacker 07/28/14 05:39am Beginning RVing
RE: Trip to Quebec - french translation things

There's nothing in particular from a translation material perspective. Much will depend upon where you are going in Quebec. Montreal being a very cosmopolitan city and generally there is no problem as a tourist. The Quebec City area actually is more bilingual than Montreal since the industry there is tourism and the international language is english. Once you get outside the tourist areas, then you will undoubtedly find less english but again as tourists, you should not have any problems.
PackerBacker 07/24/14 10:07am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tow me Down

Back in the 60's we pulled travel trailers and race haulers with station wagons. :E
PackerBacker 07/24/14 05:51am Towing
RE: What to use to keep battery charged while sitting?

To the OP, slightly off topic but my Atwood helium fridge works great on propane, are you sure there's not another specific issue with yours? We took it in for just this, fridge has been our major complaint on this trailer. They were able to cool the fridge in 24 hours no problem (while plugged in to shore power), both propane and elec. Denied any repairs... went out the next weekend, had the same problem again. Propane cools faster than elec, but from my research, only if the battery is full. Doesn't make sense to me, but read that on here in another thread.. Thanks, I'll keep an eye on mine but so far it's been good. ... Eric
PackerBacker 07/23/14 07:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Fridge won't work on 12 volts

Long story but it is a Nor-Cold. Will post model and serial later. I'd hate to drive cross country on propane keeping fridge cold. Well that's what most of us do, these fridges are made to run on propane while traveling. I never shut mine off whether connected to 110v or towing.
PackerBacker 07/23/14 07:03am Travel Trailers
RE: What to use to keep battery charged while sitting?

To the OP, slightly off topic but my Atwood helium fridge works great on propane, are you sure there's not another specific issue with yours?
PackerBacker 07/23/14 06:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Organizing, where do you put your sewer hose??

Inside the rear bumper.
PackerBacker 07/22/14 05:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Couple annoyances you may know how to solve

Once I realise that a campground water system is relatively low pressure, I remove my restrictor. As far as stuff moving in the cupboards/cabinets, one of the first thing my wife does when we stop is take a minute one set things straight. After many years of RVing with different rv's and trying all kinds of things, the simplest is fix it when we stop. We've had pretty good luck with campground washers & dryers so we just keep using them. Haven't much choice since we're in our rv about 6-8 months a year. For firewood, I rarely buy campground wood. If we are at a destination for some time, I'll seek out a cheaper source. Not much you can do unless you want a fake propane fire.
PackerBacker 07/21/14 06:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Banned items for border crossing into Canada

Reading up on the Canadian gov website, I see that Airsoft guns are prohibited, but some rifles are allowed. Golly! I guess the moral of the story is: The rules are not intuitive, so if I go I should read twice :). Actually it's very clear, here's the link; http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/visit-visite-eng.htm The easiest thing is to contact the RCMP directly and they will advise you if you have any questions.
PackerBacker 07/20/14 08:42pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Banned items for border crossing into Canada

An FYI, I just deleted/edited several posts that referenced an inappropriate recommendation about not declaring information at the border. ... Eric (Moderator)
PackerBacker 07/20/14 10:47am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Equalizer Hitch Set Up Question...???

I brought mine to where it was before the trailer was added. x2 X3
PackerBacker 07/19/14 05:36pm Towing
RE: Las Vegas to Anchorge April 2015 need advice

I need good big spray n where get bear spray from 7-11 haha I hate Mosquitos so I need advice on that cuz Not sure what you are asking, can you re-state your question a little more clearly? ... Eric
PackerBacker 07/18/14 07:26pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Is a 50amp service worth the upgrade?

We've had both, 50 amp in our coach and 30 amp in our trailer. The only advantage to 50 amp is being able to run the two thermopumps at the same time; otherwise we never noticed a difference in our day to day electrical capabilities. We live on our rv 6 months a year and rarely blow a breaker on 30 amps; biggest risk in always the wife's hair dryer when we have a heater on! :E
PackerBacker 07/18/14 10:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Ocean temperature at Myrtle Beach

Thanks to all for your non-sugar-coated answers. I wasn't serious about the sharks, but your answers have given me pause. :-) Sounds like Myrtle Beach might be a good "late summer" destination for us. Although we spend the month October there, in my opinion mid-September thru mid-October is the best time. ... Eric
PackerBacker 07/17/14 05:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

Glad to help, but still not sure why this thread is under "Canada". Maybe we need a "Locations" forum similar to "Snowbirds" for "Summer Escapes"! Yeah I was tempted to move this thread somewhere else but not sure where! :E We really don't get enough discussions like this to warrant a new forum at this time. ... Eric ( Moderator)
PackerBacker 07/17/14 05:15am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Stolen TT - a word of advise

LoJack for trailers? Similar, my has a TAG system; etching and tracking. There's never a 100% system but it's a deterrent. http://tagtracking.ca
PackerBacker 07/16/14 06:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Ocean temperature at Myrtle Beach

In Myrtle Beach in October the water temps are typically high 70's/low 80's down to low 70's high 60's as you approach November. The water along our beach at Myrtle Beach Travel Park is great. You will find jellyfish that end up on the beach overnight but they are cleaned up by municipal maintenance staff. We swim in the ocean in October and never see jelly fish daytime. It's a great time for surf fishing, a lot of Blues, some Flounder, Red Drum and of course the odd shark. We usually get to see a couple 3'-4' sharks cruising the surf but they are never a real concern. My wife had one swim by her leg in knee deep water as she was looking for shells last October. They just go on their merry way.
PackerBacker 07/16/14 06:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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