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RE: Off again off again, jiggedy jig...

A rather unhappy discovery...we were in San Fransisco the past 20 hours, Tuesday night thru to Wednesday afternoon...and the uptick..no, upsurge, in crimae involving theft from auots is just so bad...SO BAD. Signs posted everywhere..Do Not Leave Any Valuables In Your Vehicle Due to Smash and Grabs Thefts. And there is glass to be seen almost anywhere you look. We just did not feel good about leaving the RV unattended, so...left. Gary
garyhaupt 01/15/20 06:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dually Valve Stems

From years of experience..go to a shop. Buy tires from them. They will check the air pressure and rotate without a charge. Have an Emergency Road Service contract. If you ever have a flat, they'll come and do the job. Women would never, ever put themselves in jeopardy messing with tires and jacks. Men...not so much. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 01/14/20 11:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Off again off again, jiggedy jig...

For those wanting to see pictures...two ways..if you have a FB account, then you can just stalk them on... https://www.facebook.com/gwhaupt or, should you prefer..on my Bog.... https://mrgwh.blogspot.com/ I could post a few here but for the rather large amount, someone will get cranky. Keeping in mind too, that if you connect thru either service, you see the most recent. You have to scroll back on FB and click back on the Blog. Gary
garyhaupt 01/09/20 09:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Off again off again, jiggedy jig...

Hey Gary, we did Anza Borrego for a week at Thanksgiving. Had an awesome time. Enjoy Counting on it...I have a bud that claims to know the area, well. Off-Pavement is bringing his towed Jeep and is promising great things. And then we are going to meet up in Death Valley after a visit to the Slabs. Gary
garyhaupt 01/07/20 09:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Off again off again, jiggedy jig...

Gary ... Is that a boat rack that I still see up on top? If so, when is there going to be a boat tied down up there just before you unload it at some remote lake where only a 6X6 Class C go? (Just giving you a hard time, but really ... a great rig like you have shouldn't find itself anywhere near a city.) P.S. We're about to head out for AZ to do some exploring and rock hunting. Have a great time in the search for rocks, eh.... It came with the boat rack, but I have never used it. I carry a 17ft folding kayak inside up forward, if I am water bound. Gary
garyhaupt 01/07/20 09:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Off again off again, jiggedy jig...

Enjoy but be very careful if you stop in any of the cities, especially Seattle. In fact a lay-over in West Seattle and I overnight in most any city I decide to. I sorta fit into the street category. Beard, old, sketchy lookin dog and a mean red head on board. Gary All you need now is a tattered old tarp haphazardly tied to your roof, and you're good to go! :B Geeez..I have a tarp underneath...I could, you know...tatter it a bit.... Gary
garyhaupt 01/07/20 12:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Off again off again, jiggedy jig...

Enjoy but be very careful if you stop in any of the cities, especially Seattle. In fact a lay-over in West Seattle and I overnight in most any city I decide to. I sorta fit into the street category. Beard, old, sketchy lookin dog and a mean red head on board. Gary
garyhaupt 01/04/20 10:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Off again off again, jiggedy jig...

Enjoy the trip, maybe I'll see you out in Anza Borrego. Is the picture rotated and the RV is really on a hill? Or does the front end normally ride that high? On a slope on Highway 20 in the Washington North Cascades and the front does ride up a bit, too. Gary
garyhaupt 01/03/20 10:24am General RVing Issues
Off again off again, jiggedy jig...

Jumping off day...we are on the road for three months, as of this Friday morning. First to Vancouver, then cross into the US on the 7th...health insurance kicks in that date. Due back in Canada 7th of April.Plan is to drive to Seattle for a couple days, weather dependent, and then over to 101 and stay on that till the 1 in California...and along on to San Fransisco and onwards to San Diego. We'll see. Last year we swung east before we could get to San Diego..went off to Anza Borreggo and then the desert. Slabs, Death Valley and all about. We almost x2 our away time, from last years 7 weeks, and am hoping to spend some time in the Mojave too. Honk if you pass us by... https://i.imgur.com/nboNEpc.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/nboNEpc.jpg Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 01/03/20 09:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Down a truly rough road in my class C?

Several years ago we took our Class C to Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. It was about 20 miles of some of the most rutted road I have ever driven. It took me about an hour and a half to get there and our rig was "shaken and stirred" but fine. The guy in front of me was pulling a nice travel trailer and he was oblivious to the road due to the fact his pickup could handle it just fine...but not the trailer. When we got to the campsites at the park, we camped close to the poor fellow and his wife. I loaned him some of my tools for him to try to put his trailer back to gether. Cabinets had been knocked loose and stuff strewn over the floor. The moral to the story is simple: drive slow and read the road. What was an hour and a half in and the same out as opposed to less time?? A rig that survived without any problems, that's what. Heck of a drive, ain't it. Gary Haupt Gary IYHO ... is the drive into Chaco Canyon worse than getting down onto the valley floor loop in Monument Valley? The whole valley floor road is signed as "Not Recommended for RVs", but we took it anyway and got by fine by taking it very careful in our Class C. I'd like to try Chaco Canyon eventually when we're out that way. Morning...two different critters. The 20..I thought it was 25, miles into Chaco is washboard. On and on and on...and one sand wash to cross. There is no fear of contacting the underside, at all. It is heavily used, etc. You know when you get to the park boundary..the road is paved. I have been in 6? times...once from the south west..Crown Point Agency, in my VW Westy. You want to be in for a 3 or 4 days Phil. It is a very different place. Gary
garyhaupt 12/28/19 11:51am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Down a truly rough road in my class C?

Several years ago we took our Class C to Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. It was about 20 miles of some of the most rutted road I have ever driven. It took me about an hour and a half to get there and our rig was "shaken and stirred" but fine. The guy in front of me was pulling a nice travel trailer and he was oblivious to the road due to the fact his pickup could handle it just fine...but not the trailer. When we got to the campsites at the park, we camped close to the poor fellow and his wife. I loaned him some of my tools for him to try to put his trailer back to gether. Cabinets had been knocked loose and stuff strewn over the floor. The moral to the story is simple: drive slow and read the road. What was an hour and a half in and the same out as opposed to less time?? A rig that survived without any problems, that's what. Heck of a drive, ain't it. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 12/28/19 10:09am Class C Motorhomes
RE: potty without the rv

A small collapsible shovel from an Army Surplus store. Have a roll of toilet paper with you. Dig the hole... A jug of water and some hand sanitizer and a roll of paper tolls. Box of some kind to toss all this into. Many years of car and VW van travel has taught me... Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 12/27/19 09:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Down a truly rough road in my class C?

Speed....speed gets people in big trouble. Speed means different things to different people. In an RV..speed can cause a lot of damage on tough roads. So...have a glass or cup of water in your hand or on the engine cover..the dog house. If water is bouncing or spilling, out..you are going too fast. Take your time...you will do great. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 12/27/19 09:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: A fall week in the Kootenays

I tent to post on FB and ink thru here. I would clutter up the place with all the pix I take. Gary
garyhaupt 11/25/19 06:38pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: A fall week in the Kootenays

Great post MR Haupt. Thanks for sharing. Lakeside Pleasure. Glad you enjoyed. Now we are readying for a 3 month trip into the US southwestern states. Gary
garyhaupt 11/25/19 09:40am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: A fall week in the Kootenays

I’m in the Kootenays ... and I have beer in the Beer Fridge which will be emptied today while watching the 103rd Grey Cup! Grey Cup :B Soup. Well Soup...there is beer...and then there is craft beer. There are some great craft houses in your part of the province, for sure. Gary
garyhaupt 11/24/19 10:06am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: A fall week in the Kootenays

Beautiful, Gary! We’d get along great; I love the Kootenays and beer as well! :B We could be brothers...caravan around BC... Gary
garyhaupt 11/23/19 09:05am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: ? Becoming a KOA Work Kamper for $

From experience...Work camping is a great thing, if you have patience and enjoy the public. If a person is lacking in either of those two areas, it's is misery. If you are in a government park..state or federal, there will be a time expectation, usual;y of 3 months. As a rule..the more money you are being paid, the more responsibility and hours expected. Work-Camping in a state or federal park and many county ones, is a trade. You get your site and whatever amenities are available, such as power, water, etc. In return you will have shifts and usually 3 days off. You might work the office, or just out in a golf cart selling firewood and answering questions. Yes, bathrooms might fall into your work routine. The upside? is that once you have a history of being a good Host..you can criss-cross the country, as many many do, staying in wonderful parks, almost anywhere you want to be, for 3 months. I think the most common complaint from Work-Campers is not knowing what the job entails. Like bathrooms. Do the E mail thing...get the commitments in writing. And sometimes, there are personal classhes...you 'can' just up and leave. No one is going to chase you down. Try not to do that tho..you need good references to get the good parks. There is an interesting side-bar to work-camping. ANY park where you get your site in exchange for doing something. The IRS views the trade as having a value. If that site is rented out for XX dollars, and you are getting it free, in trade...that is a taxable benefit. They have never been known to go after anyone but..keep receipts, to prove your trade value. And that is why you cannot work-camp in another country.or people from another country, cannot work-camp in the US, unless one is paying income tax to the IRS, of course. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/22/19 09:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Road Trip! BC to California

The drive from north to south is THE way to go, so good for you. My feelings are...it is all about whether you want to make miles or see stuff. If it's miles, the 101 doesn't make it. But..if you want to just take it all in? Take I-5 to Olympia and hang a right off to Aberdeen. Once there, bear right and up the coast a bit to the best Wa State Park...AT the beach..not ON it. Pacific Beach. My issue is cost. It's going to be $100.00 per night. Head south on 101 and just cruise. There are state parks and national parks all along the 101. Stop every chance you get..all the small towns. We keep our phone on and my co-pilot is looking at every spot, on-line..learning what's what and if we need to go see something. This way..took us three weeks last year to get to San Diego. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/18/19 09:59am Roads and Routes
RE: toilet treatment for black water tank

The truth of the matter is...ignore the sensors. They are NOT reliable. Try to keep them operating properly is futile and a source of frustration. The answer is...the black tank will begin to make life unpleasant with it's odours after a week, if you are underway. It will not natter how much chemical you throw down it..after 7 days, it will overpower anything. So...dump on day 6, if you can..or day 7, latest. If it will put your head in a better place, toss down a cup of a dish soap or vinegar. Won't hurt anything..also will not clean your sensors. And for sure..after dumping, put in water. How much? I open the spigot and count to 10..slowly. Please don't try and win the "clean sensor" battle. You cannot. You 'may' get them clean...once...but not forever. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 11/16/19 10:29am Class C Motorhomes
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