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RE: What are your fall camping plans?

On or around October 3rd we'll begin our trek to Myrtle Beach (SC) from Montreal. We take it easy and travel 4 days to enjoy the fall colors; stop early each day and relax. We'll come home at the end of October then head back down after Christmas for the winter.
PackerBacker 08/20/14 01:07pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Alaska Rollcall 2014

Please post further updates to Alaska Roll Call to the thread below; http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/26960837/page/80.cfm Thanks, ... Eric (Moderator)
PackerBacker 08/19/14 05:24pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 2014 Viewfinder Refrigerator issue

If it is an Atwood like mine, you need to cycle it about 3 or 4 times by turning it off and restarting it. Once the gas is sufficiently in the system, it should light on propane and stay lit, i.e. no red check light. That's what my manual indicated and it worked fine for mine.
PackerBacker 08/18/14 07:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Smelly water after 3 days

Hooked up to the parks water line. Had used an On-the-go water softener but still had the problem. Don't know if getting a whole house filtering system would help or even getting a RO system. Could the problem possibly come from the Blue RV Drinking water hose? I know when I used the cheap White hose, scum would build up so started to replace them 2-3 times a year but the hose was out in the direct sun, while 90% of the Blue one is hidden under the RV except for 5 foot each end. Or do I go for PVC drinking water quality pipe and just use a couple of foot of hose going into the RV? We've used the same cheap white hose for 9 years now and with three different rv's. It is hooked up for 2-3 months at a time. We're in our trailer 6 months a year and haven't had any issues with water quality. I do not use a water filter and I sanitize the system 2-3 times a year depending upon the span between using the fresh tank.
PackerBacker 08/18/14 06:47am General RVing Issues
RE: crossing the borders (food & fuel)

Must be new regs on bringing fruit from BC down to WA, for the past few years we make an annual trip up to the Oakanogan area (Penticton, Peachland, etc) and bring back several boxes of peaches to freeze. Never had any problems at the US border when coming back home. Have brought tomatoes back from BC also, no problem. I guess it's different out west, here in the east we cannot cross fruits or vegetables that have not been processed or frozen. We go back and forth a couple times a week and continue to get the question about fresh fruit & veggies.
PackerBacker 08/18/14 06:34am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Vermont/ New Hampshire

We always liked Lake Carmi in northern Vermont. http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/carmi.htm
PackerBacker 08/17/14 05:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: External Speakers, do you really want them ?

We really enjoy our's, it saves bringing something outside. They were actually on our 'want' list when we bought our current trailer. We essentially don't keep them very loud, we just enjoy some background music during the day when sitting under the awning. When we first got the trailer I would set the volume then actually walk away from it to ensure they are not loud enough for everyone around us to hear. Now we know what volume number to keep them at.
PackerBacker 08/17/14 06:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Hirearchy

We had a 2009 Holiday Rambler class A that we bought new in 2008. It was fun for 5 years and we travelled a lot with it for the first 2-3 years. However we were finding that no trailer people would talk to us so this past spring I sold the Class A and bought a new TT and Ram pickup. We now have many more friends. :S. :B
PackerBacker 08/16/14 06:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Alaska Ferry Question

Don't fill your freezer full and pre-freeze 3 water jugs. Put 2 in the refrigerator at the start of the trip and leave one in the freezer. Group all your foods tight together with the water jugs and try to cover the grouping with something - towels, etc. This is much like the old ice-box days when I was a kid, from what I can remember, a block of ice kept things safely cold for several days. :C
PackerBacker 08/14/14 04:40am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Best Way to Buy Canadian Dollars

Easiest way is to use an ATM, that's what we do the other way around when we are in the US. We also do about 80% of our purchases using credit cards for the convenience.
PackerBacker 08/13/14 04:16am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Dodge Ram 1500 with a Hemi survey?

Is everyone using WDH? It's probably something I'd like once I bought in, but watching the videos of hooking and unhooking wdh, I just say no thanks to all that extra rigging. I like it simple, drop the trailer on the ball, hook up some chains and go. I find the springs on my 1500 to be really soft, and the back end squats low when I have a few 100 lbs in the bed, and hitch up my KZ. I added some sumospring helpers last weekend and gained a few inches, plus they smoothed out the re-bound bounce I'd get going over bumps first with the truck wheels and then the trailer wheels. I would never tow any significant size trailer without a WD hitch. We even use one to tow our 28' race hauler with a Ram 3500 dually.
PackerBacker 08/12/14 01:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Member-Financing

You might find that some dealers have secured better rates than you are able to get from a financial institution yourself. Go rv shopping and see what they have to offer.
PackerBacker 08/12/14 01:34pm Beginning RVing
RE: Bye Bye Lippert Electric Stabilizer Jacks !

I guess it depends upon the unit that the jacks are installed on, mine are fine. For me personally just pushing a button in the front and another in the rear is pretty simple.
PackerBacker 08/12/14 04:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Securing generators while camping?

The handle of these gennys is just plastic and easily cut so I use a Kryptonite cable around the body of my Honda 2000 and then a second one through that cable to lock it to the camper frame. It's likely not 100% theft proof (as nothing is) but it is a good deterrent.
PackerBacker 08/11/14 07:01am Travel Trailers
RE: The truth on purchases made in Canada

I closed another thread about this that was going nowhere and getting into flaming; there's no need for another! ... Eric (Moderator)
PackerBacker 08/10/14 11:23am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: More things to NOT cross the border with...

Well, where are you finding out about these cases? And Frances, your link didn't work before. I tried several ways to make it link. :C The link works fine for me! These were quoted from the Calgary Herald
PackerBacker 08/09/14 06:34pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Purchases in Canada

On the way home to Canada we often get ask if we purchased anything that was not on the vehicle when we left, we also get asked about tires and repairs.
PackerBacker 08/09/14 05:51am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: new York propane ban?

No ban; I actually had my 20# grill tank filled a week ago just south of Plattsburgh, NY. :C
PackerBacker 08/08/14 05:09am General RVing Issues
RE: New Snowbird

A couple years ago we were on our way the Texas coast at the beginning of January when we stopped in Myrtle Beach for a few days; we never continued. We now stay the winters at Myrtle Beach Travel Park and really enjoy the beach. The weather is usually in the mid-50's to mid-60's during January and February and usually with a lot of sun; good weather for shorts and a sweatshirt, We have made a lot of winter friends and enjoy a bunch of activities together. I really loved Texas when I was working and spent several weeks a year there but now we've found that South Carolina hospitality is terrific and only a 2-day drive from Montreal.
PackerBacker 08/05/14 06:03am Snowbirds
RE: Toilet tissue ratings

After many many years of RVing and extensive testing, I've found that whatever brand is on sale at the time of my purchase is what dissolves best! :E
PackerBacker 08/04/14 07:40pm General RVing Issues
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