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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
RE: HOT SUMMER ESCAPES

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
RE: US/Can entry and exit passport scanning plan

My understanding is that the new entry / exit records were based on data sharing. There will be no scanning by anyone upon exiting say the US, certainly not someone in a toll both, but rather Canada will share the entry information. The issue for a lot of folks here is that there's no 'forgetting' the exact date you left anymore. Since the Federal government has already stated they will share that information with the Provinces, this opens up the whole issue of health insurance coverage while out of country. There's also a range of other potential issues this kind of record-keeping could bring up. That's my understanding also. It not just health care that will be the concern, if you spend 183 or more days in the US you may be subject to income tax by the IRS; same with the CRA in Canada for 183 days or more.
PackerBacker 07/16/14 06:09am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Pirateland, Myrtle Beach

MOST times when we go to a MB campground, we never leave except for maybe 1 night to eat seafood out somewhere and maybe go to Broadway at the beach. Sometimes we eat at one of the many places there. Strange. In all the years we have been going to different beaches. We have NEVER found any decent seafood. None can compare with the fish camps around here. Even though there are less, and less of them now days. So Terry I guess we'll have to keep eating indecent seafood! :B ... Eric
PackerBacker 07/15/14 08:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Battery life

Connect TT to simple 110/120 Volt power source (even 15 amp circuit will do). Its onboard 110/120V to 12V Convertor will ensure its onboard 12V battery remains charged. Some folks keep their RV plugged in 7/24-365. Hmm. I normally take out my battery during winterization and store it in my garage (heated). In the spring I put it on the battery tender for a few weeks and its good to go. Would leaving the unit plugged in stop me from having to do this? I'm thinking taking it out is probably the better option... No need to take it out if it's plugged in, mine never gets taken out. Just remember to periodically check the water level.
PackerBacker 07/15/14 08:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: HOT SUMMER ESCAPES

We often see southern tags in the NY Adirondacks in the summer.
PackerBacker 07/15/14 08:05pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Pirateland, Myrtle Beach

We spend a month in the fall and 3 months in the winter at MBTP. We've found over the years that most of the fun places to see or shop are not in the downtown area. Also most of the better restaurants are quite a bit north or south. Having the time now to explore adds a whole new dimension to being in the MB area.
PackerBacker 07/15/14 12:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Brakes - No Brakes

Flushing brake lines may be all and good, but todays vehicles have improved so much over the years that the dealer has no work to do so they make work. 3000 mile oil changes? Brake flush? just 2 of the many things to get you back into the service bay. Unless brake fluid has changed so much, my 2nd to last vehicle had 250k+ and was 27 years old and never had a transmisson oil change nor brake fluid change. It got new cooling fluid when I had to change the water pump. The transaxle and rear end were never changed nor where to front or rear wheel bearings greased Luck, I don't know. So what do you think the OP's issue is, why did the pedal go away and then come back the next morning? ... Eric
PackerBacker 07/14/14 10:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Venting the trailer while moving?

My experience has been that when a roof vent is left open while towing, the draft/vacuum created, as well as bouncing down the road, will suck the water out of the drains and leave a nasty smell inside. You're kidding right! :B
PackerBacker 07/14/14 05:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Living in RV but leaving for 2 weeks

We leave our's for 6-7 weeks on a campsite during the Christmas holidays. I just shut the water off, leave no food unless it's in the fridge/freezer (we leave the fridge running), dump the tanks, close the valves, leave the roof vents open under the MaxxAir covers, shut off the hw heater and in our case I winterize with rv antifreeze. I check the battery before leaving and top it off as needed since I leave the power on. I pull the slides in. I also leave a key with my camp neighbor.
PackerBacker 07/14/14 04:55am Beginning RVing
RE: Battery life

Here's a similar thread that may shed some more light on battery life; http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/27789956/gotomsg/27790003.cfm#27790003
PackerBacker 07/14/14 04:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Brakes - No Brakes

Perhaps the brake fluid got too hot for some reason and it caused some vaporizing which can cause the pedal to go down since you are essentially pushing vapor and not fluid. This happens to us in racing on occasion. Did you ever change the brake fluid or add fluid with a rating that had less heat resistance? You might want to have the brake fluid changed if you are sure there were no leaks anywhere within the system?
PackerBacker 07/13/14 06:43pm General RVing Issues
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