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RE: Move to Motorhome

Our 31' has a long section behind the rear tires, and that sing could be why people say they're tough to drive. You do have you watch for it, and you are the length of a semi with a toad behind it, but otherwise it behaves very well and gets 6mpg going down the road at 70mph loaded to 15k lbs. At that length, people opt for a class A to increase storage space, but you'd be surprised how little stuff you need on any given trip. Some good advice on the comments, find what works for you and enjoy
PartyOf Five 10/13/19 12:18am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How to eat a onion ring

Pop the whole thing in your mouth and then dance around wagging your hand in front of your mouth.
PartyOf Five 10/11/19 05:18pm Around the Campfire
RE: Repair costs and frequency frustration

My local mechanic can work on the Ford engine along with my cars. He's can't pull the MH in and doesn't work on truck parts, but I have a choice of truck shops in the area that are good. Maybe pricey, but that's the cost of this hobby, and still less than staying in hotels. That's what we'll do when the time comes, rather than get a different unit. You don't have to get stuck in this lifestyle- and if you don't consider yourself stuck, then you just consider the expenses as part of the cost of choosing this lifestyle.
PartyOf Five 10/11/19 12:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV trip 14 nights itinerary help

Very insightful comments here, i after with them all. I went to Whittier to meet my friend Eric and as a local he can give you a quick tour of the city as well. Just DM me. We did this itinerary in 4 weeks but it could be done in 3 or less easily. Wasilla has the shed dog HQ and that might fulfill your need for a ride, and it's probably cheaper. I think two hours there would be plenty. The question that comes to my mind is how much would a compact car motel rooms actually cost you versus the cost of rental and gas. If you're booking early enough plenty of little spaces in every Town, even just north of Denali. We went recently so feel free to DM what specific questions. Enjoy your trip, and make sure you relax as much as you want to :-)
PartyOf Five 10/08/19 07:11am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Prince George BC to Eureka Mt.

PG visitor center loans bikes and fishing poles and you can leave your rig there during the day. Jasper's lakes are beautiful - picnic, hike, swim, canoe, etc. and a ride up to the tram station is worth the view. You can boondock away from the downtown area. Dump and fill near the campground/ Tekarra Lodge area. Ask around- it's free in season. We prefer Peyto Lake vs. Lake Louise, and if you detour a bit then Canmore is a pretty little resort town.
PartyOf Five 10/01/19 04:02pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Frame and tie down damage from unmarked speedbump.

It looks marked to me. Given that it's a smaller side street, if go about 30mph Max anyway, likely less given my stopping distance.
PartyOf Five 09/30/19 05:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Outside Plugs

I think that's what OP is referring to. I just loop the extreme cord through my handle (next to the exit door) and then plug it in. Often I'll use a short cord and put a power strip in, on the picnic table. Then everything that needs to charge is happy... And outdoors
PartyOf Five 09/27/19 08:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Border/passport issue

From what I recall, because of a "fruit" flag from the crossing the day before, we were also held for agriculture. The agent kept our passports, but I saw him hand them to another agent before I drove forward, and she was the one we met at agriculture- definitely a process gap here, but seems like the honest mistake was handled magnanimously by you. Kudos for setting a good example!
PartyOf Five 09/26/19 09:38am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Annual Fall Wet Leaves PSA

Hadn't thought of that, thanks!
PartyOf Five 09/25/19 07:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Alaska RV trip loop routes/planning resources

Lots of good advice here, and we just returned so you can DM me also. If your crew likes a harbor, or a day cruise, visit Seward. For scenery, a walkable town, and some glacier history, I'd send you towards Whittier and my friend Eric. Homer Spit is easy to fish from and spend a day after the beach, and don't forget to eat your fill of fresh Halibut fish n chips too. I would stick with the Kenai peninsula, and leave Fairbanks, Valdez, etc for other trips. There's enough history and culture in ANC- ulu factory, earthquake park, sunset at Kincaid Park, etc. You can fish from the park in Soldotna, get advice/ river supplies from Sportsman's. Dump and fill at Fred Meyer, skip the 2 campgrounds in town. Don't be fooled by the mileage and distances shown on Map apps; calculate at least 2-3x the time Google maps shows. Not because it's wrong but rather due to construction, snagging pics, seeing wildlife, etc. The town of Kenai for example, you could spend an hour watching boats come in and eagles from the high cliffs. Give yourselves time to soak in what Alaska is- something very different than anywhere else. We miss it already
PartyOf Five 09/17/19 10:35pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Chena Hot Springs

You'll be surprised how many hot springs there are, just check along your route. We stopped in at Liard, and Thermopolis on the last trip.
PartyOf Five 09/10/19 01:14am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Fairbanks-June or August/Sept

Aug. 14 we were in Denali for 3 days then went to Fairbanks. Still plenty of people, enough animals, and a good dose of evening chill. Get the extra blanket out, pack a hoodie and gloves, and enjoy what comes your way. Incidentally, we saw more moose and bear outside the park along the Canadian roads during sunsets, than in Denali.
PartyOf Five 09/10/19 01:12am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: I need some SIM card schoolin....

You can buy a prepaid phone with minutes from any of the providers- generally Verizon has the best coverage and highest cost. We're very happy with T-Mobile's coverage/ cost ratio. If your existing phone can have the SIM card removed, you can use it with a US SIM card (which is tied to a US phone #) and that will also disconnect your CAN number when you take the SIM card out. You'll need to look at your usage: data, text, calls within US, calls to CAN, other international calls. Then pick the provider and their plan that fits your needs. I still have a cheap flip phone that I bought in Costa Rica as part of a prepaid plan years ago. At some point I'm going to use it! ;-)
PartyOf Five 09/08/19 01:23pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Buying a New 2016 trailer in 2019. What’s it worth?

Do come back and tell use that you decided to do and how they reached. I'm curious how much of this rationale and approach would carry over to buying a new old car; read that a lot of excess inventory is piling up on wranglers, for example.
PartyOf Five 09/03/19 02:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Buying a New 2016 trailer in 2019. What’s it worth?

"they may make you a screaming deal on it" I'd offer 20k and go up to 35k. Are you looking for the deal, or do you want this particular unit. With all the red flags raised here, you're doing then a favor by taking it off their hands, which is worth a lot.
PartyOf Five 09/03/19 09:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Life is full of compromise...

x2 Benz - I would seriously look at how much you can do without, and all the features the MB chassis offers vs. the well-worn domestics. Smaller will be easier as cities get bigger, and as we all age...
PartyOf Five 08/27/19 11:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: You're right!

I like reading (& often learn from) just the biographies.... hang in there guys. Do it b/c you love it, not as a chore. I roll my eyes when I need to, and respond when I feel I can add value - not much thanks to your collective wisdom. Thanks for the knowledge transfer (KT!)
PartyOf Five 08/26/19 08:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Tires Today

Peace of mind: priceless This stuff keeps them looking great and I've heard it protects well: https://smile.amazon.com/Dressing-Protectant-Attracting-Conditioner-Automotive/dp/B003VSATBI
PartyOf Five 08/21/19 06:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2019

It's definitely cold in Fairbanks, and moreso in Denali. Ioverlander is a great resource and points to a lot of spots, with downloading the app for this area alone. Info for Denali is not always accurate: flush toilets/ running water at Savage Creek and Riley campgrounds. Didn't see them elsewhere. Eilsen and Entrance visitor centers and Mercantile also. Everything costs more here, but gas is more reasonable in Healy, to the north about 15 minutes. We also saw a moose cross the road there!
PartyOf Five 08/19/19 10:34am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Major suspension/steering upgrade

Details would certainly be helpful to help you. Ours is pushing 20 years and the 400$ alignment last year made a big difference. I wouldn't spend that kind of money unless I was first sure everything else is 100%
PartyOf Five 08/13/19 09:17am Class C Motorhomes
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