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RE: Quartzsite show

Chris I'll keep my eyes out for the leash :) Thank you. Here's the flag pole we also bought last year at the show. You can find all kinds of things whcih are nice to have but probably wouldn't have purchased unless you saw it right there. https://i.imgur.com/3eRw0Ztl.jpg Chris
cross21114 01/11/20 02:17pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Compartment Door Slam Latches

I had this happen to the latch on the door where the propane is after driving to Alaska over lots of road construction. Since the propane tank is open underneath, I think all the fine dirt got in the latch making it difficult to open. I finally forced it open and the stiker broke. Fortunately I had an extra latch when I replaced the unlocking fuel door with a locking latch so I was able to replace it. Because it was open underneath I was able to remove the latch from the backside of the door. Don't know how I could have done this if it were on one of the closed compartments. I should get a spare in case I have a repeat. There are 3 compartments which are open underneath.
cross21114 01/10/20 02:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Quartzsite show

To anyone going to the show, We went last year and bought a really nice dog leash. I lost it and would love to have another. Unfortunately I can't remember who I got it from (one of the smaller booth vendors). I've googled and searched the list of vendors from last year. I believe they said they were from Idaho. They had other items which were made with braided leather. What made this leash so nice was there were rings woven into the leash are variable places which allowed me to shorten it and easily attach it around a post. So if you're walking around and see them this year, could you either PM me or post their contact info. Enjoy the show - we did last year. Thanks, Chris
cross21114 01/10/20 02:48pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: I must be getting olde !

Just for fun, ask a teenager what qualifies as a long distance call and how much they think it would cost per minute. :) FWIW, standard shift cars are still available from Honda and Mazda. Not sure about others ... Manual shift cars are theft proof. Young'ens don't know how to operate a stick shift.
cross21114 12/29/19 06:22pm Around the Campfire
RE: Is dash cam evidence allowed in an investigation

I provided my dash cam video of a reckless driver to the investigating officer. I had my laptop in the car, booted it up, installed the SD chip and showed him. He was most appreciative when I gave him a copy. Not sure how it was used - I never heard back or was requested to be a witness.
cross21114 12/29/19 06:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is dash cam evidence allowed in an investigation

“Do believe this particular case was settled or in other words we paid the other party off just to be done with it.” What clearer admission of fault is there? You...your company...PAID the other driver. I don't agree. Sometimes it happens - it's a question of total cost. Defend or pay less. I was lucky once with one of my company drivers. He was in an accident with a young lady who partially pulled up on the sidewalk to his right trying to pass. When he was able to turn right, the trailer wheels impacted her car. She was issued a summons and found guilty. 5 months later we were sued. Insuance company wanted to settle. Fortunately I was able to convince them to fight it and we won. Might have cost more to defend than settle - who knows.
cross21114 12/29/19 05:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Typical problem we all see in RV parks.

There's 2 topics here. First, we don't usually get noise especially snowbirding along with mostly seniors. Mostly national, state parks, etc. Secondly, "warming up" a modern vehicle is about 40 years outdated. Absolutely unnecessary from a mechanical point of view and for temperature a moving vehicle warms up faster. But I guess you can't go around the park preaching that. But the short answer is- No we don't have that problem. I am always self-conscious about disturbing my neoghbors, and new diesels do not need to long warmup periods. I have everything put away, slids closed, and jacks up before I start up. As soon as I get enough air pressure to release the brakes, I am off.
cross21114 12/21/19 02:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Baltimore area campground

Millersville KOA will likely be the easiest, but the Patapsco State Park is also almost close, not sure how the services are. Congrats on the Daughter new Job - JHU and the Hospital are in different areas - Both are not an easy drive until you understand the traffic. Best of Luck, Agree with Busskipper about traffic. Suspect you will visit your daughter at her home and not at work. May or may not be easier. Also agree with avoiding going over to the Eastern Shore. The Bay Bridge is being rehabilated on the westbound span (maybe I did something wrong when I worked on the original construction in 1971?). Traffic delays are unpredictable. We've stayed Merry Meadows. A little pricey and some unusual rules but very nice place.
cross21114 12/15/19 06:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Northern Utah and Idaho in 2020

Going from Lowman to Banks, check out the Kirkham Hpt Springs. Depending on your age (like me) sort of tough to get down the hill but worth it. Wear tennis shoes you don't mind getting wet. After enjoying the hot springs, you can jump off the rocks into the cold Payette River. My granddaughters and SIL. BTW - we were in a 36' Class C pulling a fullsize SUV. No problems. https://i.imgur.com/oiojNgKl.jpg
cross21114 12/15/19 06:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A Veterans memorial service

I lost a long-time good friend last week. He had a heart attack and went quickly. He had prearranged the service with the funeral home and planned to be cremated and placed in the State Veterans Cemetery. All went smoothly, had his service at the Church we both attend, and before the service, I saw two young Air Force NCOs standing just inside the Auditorium. After sitting, one of the young men walked up front and placed a folded flag in a holder and returned to the back of the auditorium. After the service, both service members marched to the front and retrieved the folded flag and preceded to unfold the flag. After unfolding, they turned it upright for about a minute and then preformed the folding ceremony. One stood in the front of the auditorium and the other marched to the back and Taps were played. After Taps, the one holding the flag presented it to the son and marched to the rear. I never have seen this done before. Our State Veterans Cemetery only performs about six funerals a day so sometimes it may take two weeks or longer to have a burial. Cremations can be placed at anytime if there is no service scheduled. I never experienced this before and those attending had not seen it either. I thought it was a fitting part of the service, not all would get to experience this at a later date. Its just that I had never seen this before.... Awesome. Thanks for posting.
cross21114 12/03/19 01:05pm Around the Campfire
RE: digital photo storage

I will third that! Hard drives are so cheap but take a long time to load years worths of photos. I use 2 and keep them in different places.
cross21114 12/03/19 01:04pm Around the Campfire
RE: Custer SP?

We stayed in the Game Lodge campground last month. Very nice and a great dump station and water supply at 43.756452, -103.370539, just outside the campground. WE were leaving the campground on the way to the dump station and had to navigate around these. My wife was following the RV and took these pictures. https://i.imgur.com/cxsaaXbl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xsvi0U1l.jpg
cross21114 11/29/19 02:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cell service in Canada

WE have Verizon Unlimited and Canada is included and just got back from 2 months in BC, Yukon and Alaska. We found service spotty (understandable) in BC and the Yukon. In proximity to major cities and towns it worked pretty well. In AK, it worked only in towns (Tok, Valdez) until we got close to Anchorage when service became pretty consistant. There looked like cell towers in places where we had no service so I think there is something out there better but would not know what it would be and was pretty happy with what we had. BTW, our Hotspot also worked where our phones did.
cross21114 11/18/19 02:38pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: South Dakota, July 2020

We did this earlier this month. I suggest you defintely do this with your RV and not hotel it. Try to drive the Needles Highway (w/o the trailer of course). The way the tunnels line up with Mt. Rushmore is amazing. Spend some time in Deadwood. Couple of great museums.
cross21114 11/05/19 07:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Camping near Moab, Utah

We stayed at Deadhorse State Park (about 25 miles west of Moab). Very nice park with great sites. A bit expensive at $40 (in February). But the view from the overlook is amazing, worth the price alone. https://i.imgur.com/NXZVhMfl.jpg
cross21114 11/05/19 07:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yes boys and girls, you REALLY need to carry a spare...

I just returned from a 14,000 mile round trip journey to Alaska. Experience of a lifetime. Went to some extremely remote places. Before we left we purchased a Roadmaster Spare Tire carrier, spare tire and custom cover. Never had to use it but, knowing my luck, if we hadn't taken it, we would have needed it. I have a very unusual tire size (in fact had trouble getting a new one from the local Goodyear dealer before we left). Had a satellite commicator which I would have used to get help. Our service provider would have come from FMCA (hopefully).
cross21114 11/01/19 08:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Really scary incident tonight - almost lost my tow!

Coincidently, we are on our way back from Alaska towing a Ford Expdition with a Blue Ox base plate and a Ready Brute tow bar. We towed this rig about 35,000 miles in total with no problems. Saturday, we hooked up in the Badlands, SD and unhooked in Mitchel. I was shocked to find this when I unhooked. This is the "tab" which is inserted into the base plate to connect to the kunkle (not sure what the best term is for this part). https://i.imgur.com/xt5i1dnl.jpg I have found a place in Sioux Falls take can get them Wednesday (I'll get 2 so I'll have a spare). My wife flew home yesterday since i will be here for 10 days to hunt pheasants. Having 2 vehicles and 1 driver conplicates logistics. By the way, I also insert the pins from insude to outside so the pins don't ride against the cotterpin. I changed from the pins supplied which have a bent head as I found the bent heads round the hole in the kunkle. I use 1/2" bolts in which I drilled a hole for the cotterpin (and a big one).
cross21114 10/21/19 04:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Midnight Sun Festival - Fairbanks

If anyone is ever in Fairbanks, make sure you visit the Fountainhead Antique Auto museum. Just visited last week and it is amazing. Chris
cross21114 09/15/19 02:11pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Special Trailer Brakes Required in Canada?

It's a provincial thing. BC Regulations Trailer Brake Requirements Gross trailer weight of 1,400 kg (3,080 Ibs) or less – Brakes are required if the trailer and its load weigh more than 50% of the licensed weight of the vehicle towing it. Gross trailer weight of 1,401 kg (3,081 Ibs) to 2,800 kg (6,160 Ibs) – Brakes are required, including a breakaway brake. Gross trailer weight of more than 2,800 kg (6,160 Ibs) – Brakes are required, and the trailer brakes must be capable of being applied by the driver independently of the towing vehicle's brakes. A surge brake does NOT meet this requirement. A breakaway brake is also required. Brakes are required on all axles. The sole exemption to this rule is for a 3 axle house trailer, in which case brakes are only required on 2 of the 3 axles. This could catch those with heavier toads. Do any of the toad braking systems allow independent application of brakes? Also catches me because my brake system is a surge brake.
cross21114 07/30/19 05:51am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RCMP seek witnesses - Liard Hot Springs death investigation

https://www.foxnews.com/world/canadian-thrill-kill-suspects-face-grizzlies-blood-sucking-flies-as-the-laws-long-arm-closes-in
cross21114 07/29/19 02:49pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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