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RE: its about time

If it is not super important to camp in July/August it's pretty easy to get a site at any of the popular camp grounds in Ontario. We really only book on the shoulder seasons now and leave the summer to families willing to put up with the crowds. June, September and October are still pretty awesome and most certainly quieter. BTW if you enjoy interior canoe camping there are no restriction's for that. Normally I'll tie two weekends together for that type of camping. LOL your not the only ones and its growing. We do nearly 2 weeks ending on the tuesday after thanksgiving every year, and this year we did 5 nights at Turkey point for the last weekend of October. During the summer we did a couple 3 and 4 day weekends but not on the stat long weekends. Thank god Ontario parks is waking up to the fact that in southern Ont. we don't see real freezing weather until well into November. With some encouraging emails and comments from us campers they are opening up a bit, We need to keep pushing and perhaps we will see the close date for all parks south of algonquin go to at least the end of October, and some into mid november.
relaxin 01/02/23 10:37am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: its about time

I noticed Algonquin Provincial Park was reduced to a 7 day minimum Years ago I tried booking that place right at 9am when the window opened, tried for 3 days straight, could not reserve any available site . It seemed the locals have quicker keypad fingers than me... Later in the week I noticed a cancellation had showed up which I grabbed quickly. Beautiful park, NOT easy to book.. Mike Yes it is a beautiful park, at nearly 3,000 square miles its tha largest vehicle accessible park in Ontario, hopefully if you decide to visit it again you'll be able to get a site just a tiny bit easier, 7 am (park time) is the date change time, so have all your info entered by 6:58, and booking from a tuesday or wednesday in a busy park usually gets you the best odds as most people start vacations on fridays or saturdays. If you coming from a distance try one of the lesser known parks way up north,( whats an extra few hours on the road if your already driving 10 or more), they are just as beautiful but don't get as many of the weekend warriors from southern ontario, like myself a lot of folks won't do a 5 hour or more drive for a 2 or 3 day stay, and a lot of bookings occur on weekends for 2 to 3 days/nights.
relaxin 12/31/22 02:09pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Then what?

My thinking there will be a change to what is used for internal combustion engines. There has been a lot of work on hydrogen engines. I just heard that Musk was looking into something with hydrogen, possibly do the the lack of the minerals needed to make the batteries and their rising cost.
relaxin 12/29/22 08:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Then what?

Great post, too bad it will be closed soon! Nah. I fixed the original post so it would not have to be closed. I think this is a legitimate question that needs to be discussed. Barney Tanx Barney:)
relaxin 12/29/22 08:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is Facebook killing this site?

I stay off facebook, twitter, snappy chat, tiktaks, I want to see whats going on with family or freinds, I send an email, text, pick up the phone and chat for a minute or just go an visit face to face. the social media is nothing but trouble, its destroying children, its becoming political and a tool for evil doers.
relaxin 12/29/22 08:18am Around the Campfire
RE: Then what?

I bet $100 that there will be a bunch of folks running a 10k plus generator in the truck bed while driving with a cord going to the charging port.... LOL!!
relaxin 12/29/22 07:56am Fifth-Wheels
Then what?

So most governments have set a time line when the end of the internal combustion engine Must occur,(Moderator comment: Political comments removed). So then what? Does anyone honestly think there will be an affordable Electric truck that can pull 10 to 15 thousand pound for 250 or more miles on a single charge? Will we have to outfit our trailers with batteries to provide a boost for the truck doing the pulling? Or will the average middle class joe have to go back to tent camping? Will there be aux battery packs that we can drop into the truck bed and tie down and plug in for extra mileage, and then take back out so we are not toting around the unnecessary weight when not towing What's your thoughts on the future changes coming?
relaxin 12/29/22 07:49am Fifth-Wheels
its about time

some nice changes Reading between the lines they are doing more to stop the cheating to get campsites, as the majority of campers are either weekend warriors or usually just out of a week. This will effect retirees more than anything else as they seem to be the ones that have the time available to stay up to 23 nights in a park, but there are alot of parks at least a hundred or more provincial parks that have camping.
relaxin 12/29/22 07:32am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: no noise generators

I do have a quiet 2000 watt suitcase style generator but as I said some parks, and its becoming more parks slowly but surely are banning generators. For a 2or3 (or 4) day weekend I want to run some 120v stuff, fan, a cpap, and have the availability of the tv if needed, I looked at upgrading my house battery, it will function all the basic 12v stuff, (keeping in mind to save enough power to bring in the awning and 2 slides when packing up) but it does nothing for the 120v stuff we want/need to run. so the length of time is not infinite or even extended, charge it up toss it in the truck and go. any longer trips are planned well ahead and reservations made with the desired hook ups. perhaps I will look into a couple batteries and inverter, but having to deal with a multitude of components over and over and over might not be worth a thousand dollars of savings, to permanently mount it do I want the extra weight and lost space for the 75% of the time when I don't need it. Its a tough call. one advantage to a unit like one of these is I could use it at home during a power failure so I won't need to run my generator all night during a storm for the sump pump. So I suppose it may have other uses. The ons I have linked to are in a range of sizes so sizing appropriately I may not need a large one, I should do is by a watt meter plug in and run a test doing some back yard camping, only run what I would if I had one of those and see what the demand is, and then look at the cost of units with say 25% to 50% more to allow for degradation. Thanks for the input.
relaxin 08/23/22 05:03pm Tech Issues
no noise generators

hello fellow campers. with some parks up here now banning generators, some in designated areas and some outright, and the fact that getting a electric serviced site is getting harder and harder during peak season, has anyone tried these new power supplies back up power theres this company and another other company keep in mind prices are in CA dollars, they are probably 1/4 the price in the US. Just wondering if this is a possible solution to running a generator, it may not run the A/C very long but up here we can get by without that and the microwave, and run the fridge on propane, just need the lights and electronics pumps, fans and maybe some music for a 3 day weekend. perhaps the tv for a movie on a rainy day. if you have one let me know how it works for you.
relaxin 08/21/22 12:59pm Tech Issues
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