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RE: Alaska - 2023

Gas Buddy can be of help for fuel costs. You need to calculate liters to US gallons and then converter Canadian dollars to US dollars. I've checked that one. Doesn't appear to list diesel. Maybe I'm using it wrong Found info elsewhere tho. Global Petrol Prices dot com. Looks like it was as high as 7.14 US a gallon in June and is now just below $6 a gallon.
Mike W 09/14/22 05:48pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska - 2023

got my 2022 MilePost. Little daunting. Gonna dig in this weekend. But curious what fuel prices are in BC and Alaska this summer? gallon of diesel? Gallon of gas? Thanks
Mike W 09/14/22 03:37pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: I-15 or I-215 Question

I do that route one a month. I almost always stay 15 but I ALWAYS check to see what maps says. Definitely avoid commute times. I would also caution not to attempt to go that way on a sunday after 10am or before 9pm.
Mike W 09/14/22 03:35pm Roads and Routes
RE: Alaska - 2023

Great thread. Going to school on it. Thanks all for the valuable info. Best thread I've seen on here for quite a while.
Mike W 09/12/22 04:34pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Twin Falls ID to Las Vegas NV Advice

Did it in a car. October. Went north via this route. 100% agree with OBEY THE SPEED LIMIT. Here's my caution on the road...lots of semis on the road. There are passing lanes. Lots of passing can be going on while you have a passing lane. The guys coming the other way want to pass the slower trucks too. A little too much of this for my comfort level. If I'd been in an RV I would have been moving slower and not felt the need to pass. But everyone else does, and they can easily be using your lane. Coming home we did the SLC route. Not a fan of the traffic in SLC but I felt safer.
Mike W 09/09/22 03:28pm Roads and Routes
RE: Class A fleetwood discovery - should we purchase ??

This much works indicates it has been neglected for quite a while. I'll be buying my next RV to travel, not work. This seems like a ton of work even if you get the guy to "give" it to you. I'm inclined to think what you're seeing is just the tip of the "berg."
Mike W 03/01/22 02:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1st time long distance trip need advice

Somebody finally said it, but I'll underscore. Get a copy of Next Exit. We keep a hard copy right between the pilot and navigator. If anything goes awry with plan A, you can use that handy reference to see place that can handle your rig. I just bought the newest edition on Amazon for a friend, like $25 ish. I always plan my trips out. I have diverted from plan, but i try to keep it reasonable to begin with. I scope out gas stops in advance so I know where and when I'm stopping. (yes, it can change=Next Exit) Same for overnight. I prefer NOT to stay in parking lots, especially when towing. Many do tho.
Mike W 02/11/22 02:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Michigan to Arizona route advice

I think you've been pointed to enough weather related apps and you'll be paying close attention. but to address "what kind of snow are we talking about"...I was headed east around Deming NM in October. Started to snow. I thought "it's the southwest, how bad could it get?" In short order you couldn't see well, I had to get right in behind a semi and follow his tracks. Soon after it was hitting my front bumper while i was in his tracks. I could feel slip ice building. Clearly I needed to get off the road. But there are not a ton of safe places to get off on some of those stretches. So stay up on the weather and know your options. Be safe, relax.
Mike W 12/07/21 12:49pm Roads and Routes
RE: Grand Canyon June 2022

Just to complete the weather possibilities picture...we were in Phoenix area on June 11...at 11am it was 111 degrees. Made the mental note to visit in gentler times. South rim slightly cooler but worth consideration. Personally I would skip CA with that amount of time and focus on seeing sites between your home and GC. Including Sedona.
Mike W 12/07/21 12:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RVs over 10 years old are valueless

Stay in state and federal parks.They are cheaper and nicer. Yes, I was wondering if it was the 15 year old unit or the attitude of a 15 year old. Hope it all works out for the OP sorry, dumba$$ here. pulled the wrong quote. disregard, standing down. ugh
Mike W 11/18/21 02:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Glacier National Park and Mount Rushmore campgrounds

Another vote for Rafter J. Loved everything about it. base camped there and did a lot in the area. Had a wooded spot for a 35 footer with Jeep. No issues.
Mike W 10/26/21 04:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

I know many of you are having fun beating each other over the head with your experiences and I too enjoy it. And I for one, still deciding, find it useful. Any additional detail or depth on cost related items would be great. Like is it really $235 for an oil change? They just tried to charge my daughter $75 for one on an older sedan, so maybe 235 isn't that far off? Can that job be done DIY? Again, this is helpful. Thanks
Mike W 10/21/21 11:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Renting your RV

I would never rent mine out. However, reading these replies, which I totally agree with, I have to chuckle. I have also read many many times here how people should rent one to see which RVs might suit them best. I find your options to rent are really pricey and/or barebones. El Monte RV isn't gonna be like one you'd buy going up a grade. The DP on Outdoorsy costs $450 a day and has extreme limits on mileage and genny use. Peace and love to all who deal with rentals, but it just seems like a huge PIA.
Mike W 10/11/21 03:47pm General RVing Issues
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