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RE: More water needed....

I have chosen to just throw some 5 gallon collapsing water jugs on the front bumper. It's not the best answer, but until I can get an actual structural examination and report, it is best. There are two aluminum struts on the roof where I would put the bladder, so..I am of the opinion, buttttt. As I had said at the outset, this is a not often, maybe twice a year water need. As much as I really want the fancy $$$ plan, I shall settle for the $50.00 one. For now.] Gary
garyhaupt 08/08/20 08:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Firearms to Alaska

Want your weapon in Alaska? Ship it. And ship it back home, too. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/05/20 08:30am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tracking US travelers

And some common sense actions. Gary
garyhaupt 08/02/20 03:51pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tracking US travelers

I disapprove of friends haranguing friends repeatedly about the actions of idiots they have no control over. You do realize that if only .5% (one-half of one percent) of Americans are total nincompoops, that means there are almost 1.75 million idiots in the US. How likely is it that I’ve just grossly understated the idiot factor in the US? Do we really need this? If you’re being honest about never seeing complaints about repeating topics on this forum, you haven’t been paying attention. The repeating topics are indeed constant, but the complaints about repeating topics are frequent, at minimum. But, don’t feel bad if you hadn’t noticed. I don’t read everything posted on here either. :):) shoot..Missed a word in there...thanks Gary
garyhaupt 08/01/20 06:54pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tracking US travelers

I find the turn the thread has taken to be of great interest. Disapproval of repetitive postings of more news of people trying to break another countries laws to fulfill their own plans. I have never seen anyone complain about the number of bad tire, dead generators, bad driving, bad wireless in campgrounds, rude Hosts, rude RV'r's..on and on. Those threads are a constant. Maybe it's just me. Gary
garyhaupt 08/01/20 05:40pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tracking US travelers

The Moderator notification tab is in the upper right corner of the message bar. Gary
garyhaupt 08/01/20 04:23pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tracking US travelers

EEWally..I am thinking you are just trolling. Saying stuff just to see who bites...but, just in case you are not? I understand that our Canadian medical folks are really close to clinical trials and are very optimistic that they have it in the bag. And..they are selling only to nice places...just sayin... Gary
garyhaupt 08/01/20 09:52am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tracking US travelers

EEWally..oh yes, we do...want all we can get. The great horde of our sisters and brothers to the south will be returning to the warm Canadian experience and we'll need to be able to hug and apologize for being careful. Gary
garyhaupt 07/31/20 07:34pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tracking US travelers

Further info..Edited to exclude the local mayors comments. They were not germane to the content. Osoyoos is one of just five ports of entry through which Americans can now get into Canada en route to Alaska, the Canada Border Services Agency announced Thursday. Other new rules that went into effect today at 12:01 a.m. require Americans to take the most direct route possible to Alaska and avoid national parks, tourist spots and other unnecessary stops. They’ll also be given tags to hang off their rear-view mirrors indicating they’re in transit and the date by which they have to exit Canada. Before they cross into Alaska, they’ll be required to confirm their exit at a CBSA office. Theer are five ports of entry dedicated to Alaska-bound travellers are at Abbotsford-Huntingdon and Kingsgate, both in B.C., plus Coutts, Alta., and North Portal, Sask. Americans wishing to travel north aren’t guaranteed admittance into Canada, which closed its border in March. “Upon arrival at one of the designated ports of entry, in-transit travellers must satisfy a (border services officer) that they meet the requirements for entry into Canada,” the CBSA said in its release. “Travellers are encouraged to have documentation that will demonstrate their purpose of travel. The final decision is made by a BSO, based on the information available to them at time of entry.” The maximum penalty for failing to comply with the new rules, which arise from the Quarantine Act, is a $750,000 fine and six months in jail. Those who knowingly put others at risk by violating the act face up to $1 million in fines and three years in jail." Gary
garyhaupt 07/30/20 08:22pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Tracking US travelers Further info... Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/30/20 12:21pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: More water needed....

Yes..the square water jugs might be the best answer. I can put a couple 3 on the front bumper and a couple in the water jugs on the floor. Rats..I was like sooo wanting the roof top...oh well, saved me a tonne of cash. Gary
garyhaupt 07/30/20 09:31am General RVing Issues
RE: More water needed....

I am doing one response so as to avoid a sore typing finger. may have hit on the better way. My front bumper would take a bladder. I will look at that. I don't want a permanent 'box'. I have the correct tires for the, big tires. off road travels have been many. Others...I am grateful for all the input. Thank you. is tall and yes, it is maybe a tad top heavy. My vision saw/see's me watering before going off road, not driving around with a full 'bladder'. I asked the question...I shall investigate other options. A rear receiver is not an option. I have a bike box on the one that exists, now. Someone mentioned Sharon reading my are kidding, right? You obviously don't know me. Sharon is the one person in my life that I will do most anything for. She supports me and accepts me...she loves 'docking and loves the deserts and wild places..the woman has no fears. So, if she needs more water than I currently carry, to wash her hair, to extend the stay...I will do what I can to provide. Gary
garyhaupt 07/29/20 10:24am General RVing Issues
RE: More water needed....

I obviously miscalculated the weight..thanks for catching that. The bladder is a pretty large, covering 36"L x 52"W x 9"H. It's the 50 gallon pillow..because it is that much bigger..more roof space. I don't want 50 gallons. I My thinking is to spread the weight out over the's not like having 300lbs in one a big man walking on it. I don't think it would shift a lot and the cross strapping with keep that down too..acting like a baffle, perhaps? I no longer have a receiver hitch for a trailer or a carrier. And yes, I could put cans on the front bumper, but that becomes a bit of a permanent feature. There is enough space inside for jerry cans yes...but on a 3 month drive and using the bladder just a couple of times...I don't want the cans just rattling around inside. Before I go any further, I will in fact be talking to a couple places that specialize. Not the manufacturer...they no longer produce the C's and those that work there now have not a clue about the Regal from 1999. Thanks for your thoughts....I invite them. Gary
garyhaupt 07/28/20 04:29pm General RVing Issues
More water needed....

We boondock exclusively. I have a 30 gallon on-board tank and a long haired red-headed she devil that seems to feel that a hair wash every 4 days is critical to my survival. I mean...really? So, anyway..we have struggled along the past 10? years but she is tired of the water nazi and I am tired of the, how to accommodate. I thought maybe an underneath tank..and I could, but it would be 16 gallons. Not enough for the effort. I think I have found an answer..but I am looking for holes in the plan... A 100 liter/30 gallon or 50, pillow water bladder on the roof. It will be about 1 lb a gallon. I have the space, I have the place...I have 4 anchor points. It would only be in use when we were going were off into the weeds. Otherwise, all folded up, neat n tidy. The valves are not an issue, it seems. A ball valve most likely, but perhaps in, one out. Yes, the type that is potable water safe. I would glue a piece of rubber roofing..a patch? onto the existing roof to prevent wear. I will need a telescoping ladder...a good allow me to get up, anchor...and so on. If this is the right doubles my 'docking' time. What say...?] Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/28/20 01:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Insurance claim

It appears to me that the most of you are suggesting that the delam repair should be done on the insurance's dime. Yes? I sort of thought delam was the result of water engressing or some other cosmetic fault. If that is the case..why the expectation that the insurance company would pay for that? Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/27/20 07:49am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Oru, folding Kayak

I can't speak to the ORU..there is some stuff on YouTube...take a look. But, I can speak to folding kayaks...they are wonderful. I have a 17ft Folbot and carry it in my C, up forward. Two bags...takes 30 min to assemble and has a 700lb carrying capacity. I am not pushing Folbot..I am pushing how useful a folding kayak can be. \Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/26/20 10:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water hose too short?...again....?

Why is there such a fear of onboard fresh water tanks? Same folks that refuse to use their toilet. Gary
garyhaupt 07/26/20 11:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Water hose too short?...again....?

How do those hoses hold up with constant water pressure in them? Do they fully retract after being expanded for a length of time or start leaking? We have had a yard one in use for a year now and no issues at all. Collapses as soon as the water is turned off. No leaks. Gary
garyhaupt 07/26/20 11:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Water hose too short?...again....?

Why didn't EYE think of this...ever have to s-t-r-e-t-c-h that water hose and are just a wee bit messed up? The new collapsible water hoses will take that scenario away. I am on an Off-Road camping FB page and someone asked the question this morning....Amazon to the rescue! Gary HauptA 25' stretch water hose is still just 25'. If a 25' regular hose won't fit, a 25' stretch hose isn't going to be any better. That would be the case yes. My white hose is not 25ft. And the space devoted it to is is substantial,,,not actually, but the roll is a constant p.i.a. Not Having that would be a huge bonus..and then the added footage. Gary
garyhaupt 07/26/20 10:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Water hose too short?...again....?

Hopefully the stretchable hose will not impart any taste or smell to the water. We always fill our RV with water thru a white hose and filter and carry an extra hose for such instances but have never needed it. I don't connect at a park. I draw water as needed when needed so water sitting in the black hose shouldn't be an issue. Good thought tho. Gary
garyhaupt 07/26/20 09:10am General RVing Issues
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