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Please Slow Down in Campgrounds this Fall

As we enter the Fall camping season, most campgrounds, especially in northern sectors, are a lot less busy. We all need to be aware to slow down while driving on camp roads. Just because parks have less campers and camp roads are empty it does not mean we can ignore the park's' posted speed limits. I know that I have had the tendency to drive a little faster and I have had to catch myself. It's a great time to go for walks around the parks and on weekends for parents to let kids run around a little free-er. Another thing is that it gets darker earlier which can present some additional hazards. Please be careful this Fall and enjoy the season.
PackerBacker 09/27/16 08:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Lube automatic awning struts

I use silicone spray.
PackerBacker 09/26/16 07:40am General RVing Issues
RE: How far do you travel per day?

We try to get 400 in with the trailer; I'll go 600 without the trailer.
PackerBacker 09/26/16 04:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Winterizing: blow-out vs antifreeze for longer term storage?

I only ever use the pink stuff to winterize.
PackerBacker 09/24/16 11:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer Vented With Furnace On?

Spent several winters in different rv's. Never had a window open when it's cold enough to run the furnace. I would sometimes keep the bathroom vent open unless it was really down in the low teens or close to zero. As mentioned, rv furnaces are vented to the outside so we never built moisture or humidity from the furnace. The gas stove on the other hand has always been a source of moisture when cooking. We always vent more or crack a window open when cooking on the stove.
PackerBacker 09/24/16 11:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Border Crossing Special Watch

Any time our rig or vehicle has been checked by either side, we weren't allowed near it until they were finished. Same here.
PackerBacker 09/16/16 05:07am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: health insurance for trip to Canada

Morning Gary, my bank visa will cover me for 15 days until I turn 75, so now at 68 that leaves me 7 years to figure out the future! :C ... Eric
PackerBacker 09/10/16 08:48am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: health insurance for trip to Canada

Check if you have a credit card that offers limited time insurance. When we are in the US, my gold Visa card covers us for 15 days; it covers almost 4 weeks if I were younger. :E I'm sure some US premium credit cards offer similar coverage in Canada.
PackerBacker 09/10/16 04:34am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: No Slide Toppers On New Trailer, What Do I Do Differently?

I use a cordless leaf blower; works great and also blows off any water.
PackerBacker 09/06/16 07:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Border Crossing Special Watch

Yes i obviously didnt know. Are Canadians treated the same bringing a weapon into the US ? I really dont know and could learn. Yes, the requirements are very similar for a Canadian wanting to cross a weapon into the US. https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/610/~/bringing-a-firearm-or-ammunition-to-the-u.s.-for-hunting-purposes
PackerBacker 09/02/16 09:17am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Border Crossing Special Watch

This was the press release from a couple weeks ago; http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1114579&tp=1
PackerBacker 09/02/16 05:30am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: What rules for Canadian pickup towing utility trailer in US?

I'm willing to bet that most of us haven't a clue what a commercial tag looks like from another province or state other than our own.
PackerBacker 08/30/16 01:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is there a type of insurance that covers this?

On edit, sorry, posted to wrong threat. :o
PackerBacker 08/30/16 01:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Issue with awning

Thanks for replying what the trouble was, it's good info for future reference. ... Eric
PackerBacker 08/30/16 01:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tire rotation question

Not all spares are regular tires, mine is a compact for emergency use only. what the ? I've never seen a trailer with a compact spare. Using one of those on a trailer sounds like a recipe for disaster Actually it's sized correctly for both diameter and load and it's on a steel rim. My regular trailer tires are mounted on aluminium 'mags' (not magnesium).
PackerBacker 08/26/16 03:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Toilet: porcelain or plastic?

I've had a couple of each over the years and prefer the porcelain although I'm guessing it likely doesn't much matter.
PackerBacker 08/26/16 12:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tire rotation question

I do not agree with "no need to rotate trailer tires". The spare tire or tires deteriorate with age, the same as the other tires carrying the load. .... Not all spares are regular tires, mine is a compact for emergency use only.
PackerBacker 08/26/16 12:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Issue with awning

I found something that might help should you want to try to jump the circuit, there is a battery schematic for a switch. You might be able to pull the switch out then connect it directly to a battery with the 3rd wire to a tester or 12-volt bulb then toggle the switch to see if it works. http://www.learningaboutelectronics.com/Articles/SPST-rocker-switch-wiring.php ... Eric
PackerBacker 08/26/16 06:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Issue with awning

You might want to contact your rv dealer and ask the service rep how to test the switch. I've had issues in the past with our (then) motorhome and several times got to speak directly with an rv tech. I would be hesitant to jump or hot wire a circuit without knowing if I might fry something else. ... Eric
PackerBacker 08/25/16 06:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: It's that time again!

The best camping is just coming up from my perspective; there's nothing like the fall in the north east. :C We don't shutdown until mid-October.
PackerBacker 08/25/16 06:38am General RVing Issues
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