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Forum geofenced now?

Forum access seems to be blocked from outside North America, but can be accessed via a VPN Is this deliberate?
tony lee 07/27/19 03:35pm Around the Campfire
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2019

1/2 of day from Anchorage, but settle on forest campground. Any recommendation for campground in Anchorage? Google is not showing much of good choices. How can you stay away from Tok? That is the only route you can drive and actually roads in the area are way better, than those closer to the border. available online or as a free app is a very good camping resource for all northern regions (and for a lot of the rest of the world too for the more adventurous) "good choices" is in the opinion of the camper and often it comes down to beggars not having the luxury of a lot of choice
tony lee 07/15/19 01:13am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Overnight at Wally's

The snarky reporter referring to the fantastic view of Canadian Tyre in Walmart parking lot was looking the wrong way. Nothing wrong with the view we had looking across the road width=600
tony lee 06/25/19 12:55am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Driving the Dempster Hwy

May as well keep going to Tuktoyoktuk then. We did it in a 35' over wide class A last season
tony lee 06/09/19 05:52am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Emergency Communications

Oh Tony try your Delorme SE at about 10 mile Haines highway where there is no gps coverage Mine has been well tested as far south as Ushuaia and the rest of South America and up as far as Toktoyoktuk on the Arctic Ocean in Canada, over a fair bit of Alaska and south to southern Mexico, and a lot of Europe including all parts of Iceland and the Delorme always gets through. Cell phones - waaaaayyyy less coverage including no coverage over large areas of mainland USA The Delorme isn't perfect but its tracking feature means anyone on the list gets updates on your position every 10 minutes, and two way text messaging is possible with any mobile number or email address. Still, if you always restrict your wanderings to Main Street USA then a cell phone should be OK.
tony lee 05/28/19 02:04pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Emergency Communications

Carry bug dope. Have a sign describing your problem and some sort of emergency light . Flag down the first vehicle. (bug dope) I don't stop for emergency flashers unless I see a person. to many people use their flashers for picture taking--no emergency. So you run over the bank into the forest and are badly injured. So you get out your sign writing kit, and using your powerful flashlight to see in the dark, describe your situation on the board you always carryand clamber up the cliff to sit on the side of the roadto wait for the next car to come along and read your sign. Must get a bit heavy carrying it all when you wander off on a long hike. A Delorme SE is much better
tony lee 05/27/19 02:52pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: WARNING: Don't buy a kombi from Pro-vision Garage in Mexico

Ugly Bob, I suggest you add your story to ioverlander in the Warning category. Also I didn't think businesses could censor customer reviews of the business on google
tony lee 03/30/19 12:58pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: WARNING: Don't buy a kombi from Pro-vision Garage in Mexico

Ugly Bob is an international traveller - as am I and we don't have the luxury of sitting at home to make our vehicle purchases. He was just unlucky. I bought our Airstream Cutter MH in CA sight unseen. Many years later we still have it and there have been no problems that I haven't been able to fix on the side of the road. Been from bottom of Mexico to the Arctic Sea and all points between. F350 with Big foot camper bought sight unseen in South America. Did the job perfectly although we did have some brake and suspension problems. OKA 4WD truck - bought sight unseen and it is still going strong. Class motorhome - bought in Amsterdam. Did the job but was a bit of a pain so we took it back and got a refund Iveco Daily 4x4. Bought sight unseen in South America knowing exactly what a bomb it was and paid the right price for it. WS only intended to last 6 months and it did everything asked of it. Decided to continue in south America which is why we bought the big foot. So I perfectly understand the OPs situation and for me, sight unseen has worked well and saved us many thousands in wasted air fares and accommodation
tony lee 03/30/19 12:38pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Anchorage Campgrounds, bad as they say?

Walmart and Cabellas were far better value for the money last season
tony lee 02/25/19 01:13pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Milepost

Looking to get my hands on an old version of the Milepost book. PM me if you have one you are willing to part with. Smart move. The older it is, the less useless info it will have in it
tony lee 02/18/19 12:10pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Soft Side Truck Campers in Alaska

In our limited experience, Canada had many more bears than Alaska - at least in our favoured boondocking places, but in two provincial camogrounds we have watched a black bear doing the morning rounds. Also had a black bear try to climb up the back of our motorhome in Canada so I'm glad it wasn't a soft sider. Point I'm making is that people giving guarantees are irresponsible and people who accept them are stupid
tony lee 01/06/19 02:43am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Crossing Border

Thanks. I was hoping someone would have the answer! The last two times we got our TIP on line, no one ever asked to see anything, anywhere. I understood that online FMM and TIP still had to be verified by immigration and customs for them to be valid. Has that requirement changed?
tony lee 12/17/18 01:05am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Diesel on Cassier Highway

or maybe more commonly put in a LOWER price for their own station and once you arrive find that it is much higher. I have run across this a lot in Canada. We just finished our trip 4 weeks ago. Dallas to Niagara to Dawson City, up to Tuktoyotuk, all around Alaska and back down ti Albuquerque. Found just one station with price for diesel way higher than the app, but the gas prices were all correct so could have been a typo. One other cheap price turned out to be too high in biodiesel. Neither was a big deal simply because thete is aleays another station just doen the road. As for lots of stations not having a orice showing. Conversely, a lot do, but regardkess, knowing prices for 70% of stations along a route, plus knowing exactly where they are and getting navigated to the door surely has to be a hell of a lot better than not having any information at all.
tony lee 11/26/18 11:51am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Diesel on Cassier Highway

GasBuddy did the job for us on the whole trip from Texas to Alaska and back down again, including Yukon and NW territories
tony lee 11/25/18 04:02am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Weight Issue still there

Glad it worked and thanks for the update. Have my fingers crossed for Mike, but we won't be cheering until they get across the border
tony lee 11/16/18 01:14am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Circle Superior in October?

Heading North and East from Thunderbay tomorrow, Garmin says its 500 km to Wawa. Would have liked to stop mid-way around Marathon but can't find anything open. I'm sure I could find someplace to park, but I wouldn't feel comfortable unhitching the trailer outside of a campground, Walmart!
tony lee 10/12/18 09:21pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Advisability of late summer Alaska drive up

Been driving in snow all day and now sitting in Ft St John for the night with up to 4 inches forecast. Thanks Walmart Lasr couple of nights boondocking have been below freezing
tony lee 09/11/18 08:31pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Arctic Circle Trip Report

Never understood the allure of the Dempster Highway. Just a haul road to nowhere. I like being further south in the forest. Almost just a tourist road and small town supply route given that oil exploration isn't a factor and there are almost no heavy vehicles to worry about. Now that the rkad extends to Tuk, I'd suggest that the Dalton will be much less enticing (and lets face it, these sort of places are enticing only "because it is there" just like top of the world) because the Dempster allows yo to drive right to the Arctic Ocean and put a front tyre in the sea if you want and camp and swim, and you can't do that in Alaska BTW are we all clear as to which is the Dempster and which is the other one
tony lee 09/03/18 05:11pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Boondocking tips on the way from Denver to Alaska

Anchorage: all 3 Walmart's no overnight parking period. Fairbank's: stay as long as you want Couple more corrections based on current conditions. One Walmart in Anchorage does allow 24 hour stay if you ask - despite all the no overnighting signs. AND same applies to most other Walmarts with similar signs posted. Just ask nicely) (btw, Cabekas has signs allowing RVs to stay for two nights (and also tolerates 5 car campers who come late afternoon) Walmart Whitehorse has been cracking down over the last few days, although the tow truck was scratchung his head over how to deal with a big fiver and tow truck with all the jacks down, and a 30 foot mh with a missing front wheel and all jacks down. Other semi-permanentd just shuffled around ti different spots do doubt whether much will change. A few who had move or get towed notices posted have moved on. Agree with Hedgehopper - campfires are the last thing i would be seeking out. The journey is our destination so driving up is not a problem to us, especially since we are rarely in a hurry
tony lee 09/03/18 04:50pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Arctic Circle Trip Report

To the Op. That electric van is in Fairbanks Walmart trying ti suck up enough solar to continue their trip down to Ushuaia. No sun at the moment a d unless the weather improves, they expect to be here for 5 days to get a full charge. They made it up to Coldfoot before having to turn back
tony lee 09/02/18 01:17pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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