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RE: Land border closed to Canada

I'm not suggesting that snowbirds should use the "services" described in this ARTICLE FROM THE CBC. I'm posting it purely for information. I do see the points raised by many of the posters. However, JaxDad makes a very good case that commercial traffic would be severely impacted by allowing non-essential land-border crossings to the US by Canadians. Trade between our two counties is obviously extremely important, especially during these rather difficult economic times. As for us, we used to enjoy taking our Roadtrek down south during the colder months, but because of the "bizarre" (to put it mildly) political situation in the States, we really don't feel comfortable traveling there. We recently closed our US dollar credit card, due to not using it. Why pay a yearly fee for something you can't, or don't want to use?
VE3ESN 10/03/21 11:20am Snowbirds
RE: Absorption fridge 2 way vs 3 way

Is there a substantial cost difference between 2 and 3-way? I use 12V for travel, propane for boondocking and 120 when plugged in. If I didn't prefer to travel without a flame I just wouldn't use 12V and not worry I had a 3-way. Dave I do this also. We also use 12 V when traveling. However, one time when the 12 V stopped working (bad fuse, found out later), I decided to tun the fridge on 120 VAC using the inverter, and found that the fridge seemed to cool better. Apparently, as others in different forums have noted, the 120 V heating element has a higher wattage rating (therefore more heat) than the 12 V element.
VE3ESN 08/27/21 06:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Absorption fridge 2 way vs 3 way

So far I gather the need for 12v on an absorption fridge is useful to travel instead of burning propane if there is no inverter to run a 3 way on 120v. In my case a DC-DC charger will take care of the fridge en route via 12v or 120v w the inverter saving the propane for actual camping and eliminating any issues w flowing propane and an open flame. What do you mean by a DC-DC charger? The fridge runs directly off the house battery when switched to 12 V, so no "charger" is required. Otherwise, you are correct in your assessment.
VE3ESN 08/25/21 03:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Absorption fridge 2 way vs 3 way

My 2 cents worth: The 12 V function on an absorption type fridge is used when traveling, as many, including me, don't like a flame (albeit a small one) to be on when in motion. However, propane is very useful when off-grid. It's very efficient, and completely silent. As far as when the vehicle is in motion, you can run the fridge off 120 volts AC if you have an inverter. This provides better efficiency than 12 V, and it's basically "free power". So, to conclude, a 2-way (120 volts AC and propane is what I'd use.)
VE3ESN 08/25/21 03:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Vax Passports

Unlike British Columbia and Quebec, Ontario for some reason is reluctant to issue vaccine passports and appears to be waiting for federal government action. This probably won't happen during the midst of a federal election.:h HERE is a link to a site that allows you to print out your vaccination status. It's the only option right now for Ontario. It pales in comparison to the official document and/or mobile phone app approach used in BC and QC. Why do you want another goverment issued scanable "passport" What is wrong with producing a physical record of your status to the person at the door? It prints on a 8-1/2 by 11 inch piece of paper. Problems: 1. Cumbersome to carry (especially for a male) 2. Easily forged. I guess I'm hoping (wishfully thinking?) for an official government document that can't be replicated. Why not? We have driver's licenses, provincial health insurance cards, etc. Covid is probably gonna be around for a long time, so IMHO, governments need to act ASAP.
VE3ESN 08/25/21 11:10am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Vax Passports

Unlike British Columbia and Quebec, Ontario for some reason is reluctant to issue vaccine passports and appears to be waiting for federal government action. This probably won't happen during the midst of a federal election.:h HERE is a link to a site that allows you to print out your vaccination status. It's the only option right now for Ontario. It pales in comparison to the official document and/or mobile phone app approach used in BC and QC.
VE3ESN 08/25/21 06:45am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Americans crossing into Canada

INTERESTING STORY from the CBC. Lots of statistics.
VE3ESN 08/25/21 06:32am RVing in Canada and Alaska
US Land Border Still Closed to Canadians

Another month extension. Read about it HERE.
VE3ESN 08/20/21 01:22pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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