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RE: Air Fryer Polenta Fries

Air fryers and Instant Pot Duo or Ninja Foodi ? Which is the best all round favorite and why?
robatthelake 02/15/21 09:32pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Replacement RV Slide Out Topper

Have you looked on Amazon? I recently purchased one for our rig! It is 200 inches by 47” I paid $122.00 Canadian delivered!
robatthelake 02/13/21 03:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacement RV Slide Out Topper

Have you looked on Amazon? I recently purchased one for our rig! It is 200 inches by 47” I paid $122.00 Canadian delivered!
robatthelake 02/12/21 04:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Braking system required?

For many years I towed a smaller suv behind our motorhome. It had a decent Tow bar ,as well as safety cable attached securely to the frames of both vehicles. I did not have an auxiliary braking system and frankly never experienced any issues in nearly 15 years and many miles of travel! About 5 years ago I moved up slightly from a 1990 Tracker 2 Door to a 2002 Honda CRV. Although I did not notice any difference in the ability of the Motorhome to pull the car or even during normal breaking I was satisfied with my setup ! Then a friend offered me a smoking good deal on a used braking system that he had no further use of! I decided that maybe it was time to give it a try so went the few extra steps of installing it ! It uses air pressure supplied by the Diesel Pusher and attaches easily whenever we need to tow the car. Long story short starting and stopping seemed exactly the same while driving with this braking system as without until one day I forgot to attach the Airline or didn’t check it properly before heading out!. While descending a steep grade a Large Dump Truck shot past us and cut me off trying to exit the highway ,this during very heavy traffic and while everyone on the road including ourselves was at the Maximum speed limit! It was necessary for me to stand on the brakes to avoid rear ending the Truck ! We barely missed hitting the guy as his Dump box loomed ominously closer as we squeezed past. I pulled over at the next opportunity to calm my nerves and took a walk about to look things over for possible damage. At that point I discovered the disconnected air line! Since that day I have realized just how important a functioning auxiliary braking system is !
robatthelake 02/11/21 01:06pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Tow vehicle

Bill I live in Port Alberni . Have owned Motorhomes and towed various vehicle for over twenty years. I do my own installations whenever I can! E trailer is consistently the best place to buy hitches and most every other RV related parts from here in Canada! That said there are always used items popping up on the various market places! It’s pretty easy to search on line for the best deal!
robatthelake 02/11/21 12:32pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Oil in Propane

If your rig has ever been to southern Mexico particularly near the coast and been refilled there by a mobile Propane/ Gaz truck it has been filled with a mixture of Butane and Propane! There will be a small amount of oil present especially if the tank wasn’t used a great deal on the trip back north! This oil condenses or thickens with cold temperature! The best cure that I have found is to wait for warmer weather or fill the Tank with fresh locally brewed Propane at home as soon as I return . I don’t refill in Mexico on the trip home or just prior to that trip !
robatthelake 02/09/21 02:02pm Tech Issues
RE: CDL Required to Drive Class A?

Hey GM you are not a commercial operator so do not require a Commercial Drivers Licence. Furthermore you do require a valid license in your declared state of residence and will need to follow that states license requirements ! All States and Provinces have reciprocal agreements governing driver’s licenses! That means as long as You are driving legally at home you are permitted to drive anywhere! That does not cover vehicle rules and regulation however! So as an example if you are from one of those few states that allows triple towing or has no restrictions on combined length you may get stopped and issued a fine for an infraction!
robatthelake 02/09/21 01:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: TIP's at Lukeville

Paul, We normally meet up with friends at Yuma! For the last several years we drive down to San Luis ,in car pools with our paperwork. We park at one of the lots on the American side then walk across to first immigration ,followed by Vehicle imports / Banjercito. All the necessary permits are issued at this one building . We also normally obtain pesos from one of the Banks and May even have a meal or beverage and recharge our Mexican Cel phones! Then we join the line to walk back across the border! If any of your party has a Nexit pass there is a shorter line but only for themselves! Sometimes the line is a few minutes other times it may take an hour or more to get back to the USA! We have also done a similar show at Lukeville ,when we camped at Gringo Pass RV Park overnight! We have also done the same thing going to Baja through Tecate! While camped at Potrero ! We have never had to present our vehicles for inspection at any of these points of entry, For the last few years we physically have crossed southbound at Mariposa and have barely slowed down anywhere much less been asked for any documentation . In fact last year when we led a group of four we all drove through to San Carlos without speaking to or even been waved to by a soul! And in the 4 months we were in Mexico never had any kind of inspection! We have also done the on line Tip which includes a pre clearance for the immigration card/ paper work! If you or your group go through that step it is even easier . You will still have to stop at an immigration station ,hand in your pre clearance and show your Passport. They may even get you to sign and of course you still have to pay the fee!
robatthelake 02/09/21 01:27pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: taking your RV on a boat down the Mississipi to New Orleans

That might be fun !
robatthelake 02/08/21 01:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roadside Assistance

Which company. We decided that since we are locked down due to the Covid situation, we live in Canada not to renew until we get the green light to travel across borders! We were using GS ! I would think that the old card will have the same numbers and you are no doubt in their database . You have to phone in order to use them anyway and they will have all your information in their computer!
robatthelake 02/08/21 12:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Existing air line for RV braking system

I was not able to find the correct fitting locally for the slightly used air brake system that I bought from a friend who no longer had the Motorhome! I just had a standard air chuck installed on the rear of my coach which is tied into the coaches braking system. I made up a new coach to toad connection hose using the right ends to adapt ! It has worked fine for the last five years and we travel 8 to 10 thousand each year!
robatthelake 02/08/21 12:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need an Education

We have a Diesel pusher with air brakes and air spring suspension! It’s now old enough to vote born in 1998! I too agree that some people idle their rigs far too long both coming in or going out! I am not one of those people, but the actual length of time it takes to get underway depends on how long it takes to build up air pressure! What really bothers me is when some idiot pulls out of their campsite then let’s it idle while hooking up their tow car! Totally unnecessary .
robatthelake 01/29/21 02:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone Installed a Bigger TV?

I put a 49 inch Smart Tv on a Televator ( Max can be 50) I built a box shaped much like an upright piano to hide the TV and keep it safe while traveling. Across from the TV in the slide out is a lovely FranklinBuilt Powered set of Theatre Seats. They run on 115 Volt wall worts (19v) so have their own small inverter tied into a 12 Volt source ! It took a bit of farmyard ingenuity to wire everything up safely but all is well! It fun to see people’s expressions when I sit down and push the button that raises the TV from its cave .
robatthelake 01/27/21 05:27pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: The weight issue again

For several years we would spend the afternoon and night before crossing the border at Lukeville/ Sonoyta! There is or was an old and quite run down but serviceable RV Park on the east side of the highway called Gringo Pass! Sometimes we were charged a small fee and other times not! There was plenty of space for everyone in our group who stopped there, the park probably held 300 units in its headey! It’s quite visible on Google Earth and Maps! As stated it’s run down and May now be inaccessible Today!
robatthelake 01/27/21 04:32pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Turning Radius w/Ladder

I second the above remark! It will depend upon too many things to get an answer on this forum! Go to a large parking lot and take a spotter with you!
robatthelake 01/16/21 10:35am Dinghy Towing
RE: Converting to 12v fridge Canada question

Is there such a thing as a 12 Volt refrigerator anymore? Just trying to help but not having any luck either! I do know that the old 3 way we had in a previous RV was only good on 12 volts driving . Had to switch to gas or 110 15 Amp when parked! It seems that that kind of a draw would kill your battery pretty quickly.
robatthelake 01/16/21 10:28am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Toad Full size Pickup

The truck might have more towing capacity than the motor home!! I do know a fellow who towed a full size Dodge Pickup behind a 43 foot Dutch Star with a Diesel engine !
robatthelake 12/20/20 03:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newfoundland

We hope to include Newfoundland as a part of our Summer trip in 2021, It will depend upon where we are permitted to travel and assuming that the pandemic ends by then!
robatthelake 12/16/20 08:55pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Newmar response

Any luck?
robatthelake 12/06/20 11:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newmar response

What is your electrical issue? I have a DSDP 1998 3883, Maybe I can help!
robatthelake 12/06/20 12:15am Class A Motorhomes
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