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RE: Winter RV'ing in Northern NWT/Yukon

You can't be serious trying to over winter in the Yukon or Northwest Territories in a RV. Keeping warm, keeping pipes from freezing, and keeping the absorption refrigerator operating will be a challenge for even the most experienced. One snafu could be life threatening. You asked how to power. Only two ways from the grid or a full time generator with am limitless fuel source. Power consumption will be excessive!
DownTheAvenue 10/19/19 08:56pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Another "Yuk" thread, or OMG, or what are they thinking?

If she was a solo who travels exclusively alone, then everything that was in that hose came from her......so what's the big deal. (LOL)
DownTheAvenue 10/18/19 01:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Resent 2016-2019 Jayco qualiity?

Get everything in writing period. Don’t pay any attention to anything anyone tells you that isn’t in writing. If someone tells promises something verbally follow up with an email to that person confirming the contemporaneous conversation. While there is a lot of good information in this post, this section is completely wrong. I can tell you as an attorney this is incorrect. Because you send an email to someone "confirming" what they said does not mean they actually said it, or if they did if you did not misunderstand and your email then contains your misunderstanding. Most states have laws that specifically disallow any verbal contractual agreements. Unless it is in writing with both party's signature, you do not have an enforceable agreement. Another thing to consider is if the signor for the company has the authority to make the commitment.
DownTheAvenue 10/18/19 01:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Allowing non-housebroken dog to move in

Any dog at any age can learn a new behavior. However, some dogs are more likely to respond to learning than others. In this case, I suspect you will have quite a challenge, as you have three issues working against you. One is the breed- Chihuahuas can be stubborn and not very bright. Two is the accepted behavior that is now unacceptable has been ingrained into the dog its whole life, and you are asking for a change not just to learn something new. And thirdly, you need absolute consistency- everyone must be on board into managing the dog to go outside, and I doubt your mother will cooperate. Confining the dog to a very small area or crate and taking it out hourly, after eating, after waking from a nap, and any activity helps. Restricting water intake later in the evening helps over the night.
DownTheAvenue 10/15/19 08:20am RV Pet Stop
RE: Pickle on My Entry Door Grab Handle

I believe someone has put you in a pickle!
DownTheAvenue 10/14/19 03:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Boycott “No Campfires”

We RVers need to Boycott places that don’t allow a special part of the camping experience...”campfires”. It’s bad enough that so many places don’t allow wood fires but not allowing propane campfires is beyond ridiculous. We carry in our RV a variety of equipment and supplies for a campfire and it’s so disappointing to not be able to use them and enjoy that experience. I own a small RV park and when we are in a burning ban I have had people cancel their reservation...”Really, we can’t have a campfire?...we will book another time” I will not book anymore places that don’t allow a campfire. You contradict yourself. You won't stay where campfires are not allowed, but you have a RV Park (which I doubt) and have burn bans.
DownTheAvenue 10/10/19 02:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ford knox sensor

Stop using the aftermarket fuel additives. You are told why your check engine light comes on. Diesel fuel already is formulated to prevent gelling right out of the pump. Isn't science amazing? Try telling that to folks in areas where temps get down to -30 to -20. My son drives an over the road tractor trailer Chicago and north into Minnesota and Wisconsin and has yest to put anything in the truck but the fuel that comes out of the pump. The refiners put in anti gel additives as it leaves the terminal. You can buy all the snake oil you want and put it into your truck to set off the check engine light and ultimately lead to a shorter life of those sensors. Its your truck and your wallet. Your dealer told you to stop.
DownTheAvenue 10/09/19 04:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford knox sensor

Stop using the aftermarket fuel additives. You are told why your check engine light comes on. Diesel fuel already is formulated to prevent gelling right out of the pump. Isn't science amazing?
DownTheAvenue 10/09/19 08:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Upholstery needs to be redone

When I had the sofa in my Airstream reupholstered years ago, I just took it out and took the pieces to the shop. They would have to do the same thing anyway.
DownTheAvenue 10/07/19 09:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Emergency roadside assistance

I have Coach Net and have used it just recently to tow a vehicle to a local shop. Service was quick and there was no question as to where I wanted it towed. Several years ago I used them to unlock my truck after someone (guees who) locked the keys inside.
DownTheAvenue 10/06/19 03:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pet Health Insurance - Which One?

I have looked at pet insurance over the years, and with my last two Golden Retrievers, I calculated the total costs including end of life care that went into the thousands with each, and then calculated what I would have spent on the insurance. The math always works out that I am better off self-insuring. Of course that is exactly what insurance is- collect many from many people and pay it out to few people. The goal is to collect more than they pay. The odds with insurance is never in your favor. Another rule with insurance is to never insure what you can afford to replace on your own. That is why you insure your house but not your toaster. IF you could not come up with several hundred or thousand dollars for vet care, then the insurance is money well spent. I was in a vet office once and my heart was breaking for a family who could not afford the $2000 it was going to take to save their beloved pet. But, if you cannot afford the care, you should not have a pet (well maybe a goldfish).
DownTheAvenue 10/05/19 02:59pm RV Pet Stop
RE: I Think I'm Outta Here

Social media is taking the place of these forums. Facebook has very active groups with the focus on just about every manufacturer, type of RV, camping activity, and locations to camp. And posting a picture on Facebook is simple. Why stay here?
DownTheAvenue 10/05/19 02:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping World OKC Refunds

Hopefully the "Rapid Response Team" can intervene and get you your money. Unfortunately, many sales organizations who peddle these aftermarket add-on "policies" have a great incentive to not participate in a cancellation, as it eats away at the dealer's profits and salesman's commissions. Most companies play the delay and hope you go away game. Camping World seems to have mastered that game better than most.
DownTheAvenue 10/03/19 07:43am Good Sam Extended Service Plan
RE: Comments on cancel your car Insurance

First, homeowner's insurance will not cover the automobile. So if it were stolen or lost in a fire, wind, or other peril, you would be without coverage. If you are making payments on the vehicle, the lien holder will require you to maintain insurance on it to cover their lien. They don't care about liability just property coverage. Most states require you to maintain liability insurance or file forms to suspend or cancel the registration. While your plan sounds good, it is not workable. If you carry more than the minimum liability coverage on the vehicle (and you should), you could reduce it the minimums to save money while stored. That way everyone is happy except the insurance company.
DownTheAvenue 09/29/19 11:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dead microwave

Most microwaves have an internal fuse. Did you check that? Be very, very careful disassembling any microwave. Everyone has internal capacitors that can deliver a lethal (AKA deadly) jolt of electricity.
DownTheAvenue 09/28/19 01:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Campground washroom needs GFCI

As noted, could very well be slaved from another GFCI. But if so it should have a GFCI Protected sticker on it. Could just as easily been installed before GFCI was required and grandfathered in. In that case the owner probably in no hurry to upgrade.That is how ours are wired and they don't have stickers. Someone making a fuss about GFCIs in the bathrooms, or even worse testing them, is someone I would actively look to get out of the park as soon as possible. Definitely wouldn't extend their stay, would note in the records to not take them again, and if the made too much of a scene I would refund their money and send them on down the road immediately. To me, that is a person who is looking for a problem and won't be happy until they find one. If the GFCI is fine, they will keep looking. I am more than fine in having them pursue happiness elsewhere. Well said!
DownTheAvenue 09/26/19 11:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Fall 2019 camp hosts positions

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DownTheAvenue 09/26/19 08:06am Workamping Forum
RE: Campground washroom needs GFCI

I am currently at a very popular campground near Columbia, MO. Their washroom has one outlet next to the sink for hair dryers, etc. As far as I can tell is it not a GFCI probably because when this CG was built such a device was either not available or required. So the questions is should I mention this deficiency to management or let it go? With all due respect, is this all you have to worry about? I say MYOB! If this is such a big deal to you, then either move to another campground, or don't use their facilities.
DownTheAvenue 09/26/19 08:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Back hurting from bed in travel trailer - need advice please

I'm getting really tired of having back pain from sleeping in my trailer bed, and over the past few weeks it has gotten noticeably worse. I'm a 230lb male. With all due respect, if you can comfortably sleep on a short queen, you are probably 5'10" or less and at 230 lbs. your belly is causing your back pain, not your mattress!
DownTheAvenue 09/26/19 07:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Diesel truck issues - thinking of going to gas

I also drive my daughter to school every day, and it's two hours roundtrip twice a day. You spend 4 hours daily driving you daughter to school and back home? WOW!
DownTheAvenue 09/24/19 02:29pm Tow Vehicles
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