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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
RE: How do you store bungies?

I just toss mine into the rear seat storage (under the seat) in my pickup.
PackerBacker 12/31/16 05:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all and Happy Travels in 2017. :C
PackerBacker 12/25/16 01:01pm Snowbirds
RE: My last Dodge Ram ever !

I have a 2014 Ram. The key fob would not always respond to lock/unlock the doors; this was this past August 2016. Dealer ordered a new fob and programmed it under the standard warranty which is 3 years for this sort of thing. I don't understand why you would have had to pay for anything, it should be under warranty.
PackerBacker 12/24/16 07:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Heading south freezing temps

On the slides working in cold temps, I've run mine out & in in freezing temperatures without an issue. If I do not have AC power when moving the slides, I leave the truck plugged in and running when I move them. I also leave the outside door open to less the vacuum/pressure air displacement both opening and closing; takes strain off the slide system (both hydraulic & electric).
PackerBacker 12/10/16 09:58am Snowbirds
RE: rv camping in Canada, different than camping in the US?

Been camping for many years on both sides of the border, really no difference from my perspective; same services and utilities.
PackerBacker 12/10/16 06:10am Beginning RVing
RE: What To Do With the Sticks & Bricks

We have our house professionally winterized, simply because we live in the boondocks and losing power is a possibility (and we've seen temps hit 20-below). We leave the furnace on 50; and I can monitor the interior and exterior temps via an internet-connected weather station. I also bought a housekey lock-box (like Realtors use) - so if I wanted my kids to check on something (like the weather station no longer reports) - they can get in. Just curious, why not just give the kids keys (that's what we did) instead of a lockbox? ... Eric
PackerBacker 12/06/16 04:34am Snowbirds
RE: What To Do With the Sticks & Bricks

DW worries about the house here in Mid-Missouri. .....Stop the mail,lock up and leave. What am I missing? Your wife who's staying behind. :) Have a great trip!! Maybe the best option yet! LOL:B Wouldn't work for me! My wife drives all the way, I just steer! :E
PackerBacker 12/05/16 01:16pm Snowbirds
RE: Planning 2017 trips(Northeast)

We camp at Ausable Chasm; lots to see & do, http://ausablechasm.com
PackerBacker 12/05/16 11:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What To Do With the Sticks & Bricks

That's essentially what we do. I shut off the hot water heater but don't drain it nor do I drain any pipes. I also have several timers for lights throughout the house. I leave the heat around 60F. I also have a neighbor across the street with several vehicles who leaves one in my driveway. It's in & out during the day. I also have a snow removal service for the driveway & walks.
PackerBacker 12/04/16 11:02am Snowbirds
RE: Are RVs delivered winterized in cold environments?

We've bought several new rv's over the years, they have all been delivered winterized and have had a sticker identifying such.
PackerBacker 12/03/16 05:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Possible snowbird next year.

We've spent several winters in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at Myrtle Beach Travel Park. November is nice month with lots of 60-70 degree days. Typically December/January are in the high 40's and mid-50''s. Things start to warm up in February with some 60's and March can be 60's and some 70's. Nights can freeze throughout the winter with most temperatures being 30's & 40's. We've experienced lots of sun but typically windy. Winds can be cool off the ocean even on very warm days. We can usually wear shorts but often need a sweatshirt or light jacket. Sure beats winters in Montreal. Because of the cooler weather as compared with Florida there is not usually an issue getting into any of the big parks.
PackerBacker 12/02/16 02:59pm Snowbirds
RE: Solar roads are coming

In theory, with heating elements incorporated within the system, there should never be a need for road salt and snow should melt as it comes down. One of my friends has a heated driveway that stays clear all winter but that is on a small scale. Blowing snow during storms would likely still need plowing. Sure be interesting to see how it all pans out.
PackerBacker 11/27/16 07:37am General RVing Issues
RE: How much did I mess up?

My fresh water tank in my Prowler 24C is just below the sofa. The drain fitting is on the side and as close to the bottom as could be made. Even after draining, there is about 1/2" of water in the tank, so I have had to add the pink antifreeze to it to prevent the residual water from freezing. I suspect many tanks are like mine, and you've actually helped yourself in the long run... It doesn't much matter if it freezes. I don't think I have ever had one that drained to nothing. As long as it is 'empty' for the most-part, there is lots of room for freezing water to expand.
PackerBacker 11/23/16 08:34am Travel Trailers
RE: Winterizing tip.

I avoid opening the pressure/temperature relief valve on any water heater. I have seen too many problems when they are again closed, displaced o-rings, bad seating, spring issues. Opening a hot water faucet valve accomplishes the same when draining. Opening the valve flushes out any crud that could be building up. I have done this on all my RV's No different than opening a faucet. Same here, many years of doing this with several rv's, I've never had an issue.
PackerBacker 11/21/16 05:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Seems odd..

From what I can see it's been on the forum since Nov 17th and as of earlier today it has 23 posts.
PackerBacker 11/20/16 06:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Winterizing toilet??

My experience is that the pink will displace the water. After pumping anti-freeze thru the lines, I open the low point drains again and the first to come out is usually some water. Same at the fresh water inlet, when I push in the relief valve button, I typically get some water first. ... Eric
PackerBacker 11/20/16 08:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Winterizing toilet??

I run pink thru the toilet system and leave some in the bowl. I also pour a little olive oil and flush it to help the seal.
PackerBacker 11/20/16 05:40am Travel Trailers
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