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jdb7566

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Posted: 03/21/20 12:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fizz wrote:

Wouldn't hurt to try and stock up on the way home. You never know whats waiting for you.

A class B wouldn't allow much room for "stocking up"

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Posted: 03/21/20 12:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jdb7566 wrote:

Fizz wrote:

Wouldn't hurt to try and stock up on the way home. You never know whats waiting for you.

A class B wouldn't allow much room for "stocking up"


How much room do you need to re-stock your fridge?

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Even though the fridge in our B isn’t quite the size of our one at home, it will be packed when we leave and between that and what we left in the cupboard at home we should be good for 2-3 weeks. If we feel comfortable on our last travel day we will stop in at a favorite store on the Cape and pile extras on the bed we won’t need that night. If not we will skip it and just go to the ferry.

We will have full water and empty waste tanks so we are free to stay wherever we want as our comfort level dictates.


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Have friends traveling right now. Illinois governor issued a shelter in place for the entire state. When friends contacted the state they were told it is perfectly fine to travel thru the state on their way to MI.

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doxiemom11 wrote:

Have friends traveling right now. Illinois governor issued a shelter in place for the entire state. When friends contacted the state they were told it is perfectly fine to travel thru the state on their way to MI.
Thanks for the information, good to hear. Hopefully GA, SC, NC, VA, West Va., MD, PA, NJ, NY, CT and RI follow suit (which I am 100% sure they will) so we can get home. [emoticon]

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Just got home yesterday after coming through Illinois and Michigan. No problems and crossing back into Canada was fine, very quiet for a Sunday crossing.

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Just got back yesterday. Took 5 days to travel from Gold Canyon, AZ to Cold Lake, Alberta.

Campgrounds in Montana where filled up by the end of the day. Luckily, I had made reservations or I would not have got in (Dillon, Montana). Also had reservations in Shelby, but decided to cross the border and stayed at Milk River, AB. By end of day, the campground was full.

No problem crossing the border at Sweetgrass/Coutts. About a 15 minute wait and the bonus was that they did not ask me how much I had in purchases so did not have to pay GST on the amount over my allowance. Saved me a bunch of money as I had overspent by a lot.

No problem getting fuel at Flying J/Pilot or Love's. No long lines. Used hand sanitizer and then washed hands after handling pump. Don't really think the virus could survive in a diesel environment.

Looking at the infection rate curve, I would advise everyone to head home ASAP and shelter in place. The US rate is on track with that of Italy a week ago so it is getting serious.

Stay safe and well everyone................


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olfarmer wrote:

Wash your hands after pumping fuel, the handles on gas pumps are almost never cleaned!

I wear gloves, I always have.

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Wearing gloves... while getting the last few things from Publix for the trip home we saw a guy in a mask, with gloves, take his bags from the cart and put them in the trunk, adjust his mask then get in his car... with his gloves on. Go figure. Dog Pooh bags are my new go to piece of safety equipment. Simple to use, drop right off your hands into trash cans.

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We are in the ferry terminal waiting to cross to Nantucket. A successful 1550 mile trip, at times eerie due to the empty roads and other times near population centers it seemed normal except no traffic delays at all. We emptied out half of our big storage compartment under the bed up onto the bed and stocked up on plenty of food to our quarantine. That area will stay at outside temperature so it is almost refrigerated.

Never having pushed an limits on our coach we learned that the gating factor for not tending to tanks is our black tank which will just get us through he 2 hours ferry ride. [emoticon] Fresh and gray could go another day.

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