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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Man it sure is quiet around the forums ,, almost a ghost town ,, if most are like me ,, they have their Rvs stored ,, and only wishing they could use them ,, my snow fianlly melted one day ago ,, but got more on the way ,, and here right now ,, snow like crazy ,, i gotta have a longgggggggggg talk with Al this weekend :laugh: :laugh: :( :(
     
  2. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

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    Well got to Quartzite this afternoon, sat around the fire for a while got the Droid hooked to the computer ate dinner and will spend a few on here then back to the fire. Kicked the sand for 730 drank a beer to. Temp is OK 70 or so will get chilly tonite in the desert and wind will blow a bit. Was 80 or so here yesterday and hope the warmer temp will be back. Got 8 or so rigs here now and a bunch on the way. Good news on the new charge radiator although costing a bundle to replace the pay back maybe soon as the gas mpg went up and there is mucho more power. Will see what the RV show has to offer starting sat. and will check out the other vendors too, looks like more vendors this year, maybe better times to come.
    If anyone else is down here I'm at three 6 zero 561 nine eight 41. La Posa south about a 1/2 mile in on the right.(bunch of monaco, holiday rambler and a couple SOB's some other brand)

    LEN
     
  3. akjimny

    akjimny Senior Member

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    My motorhome is in the driveway - a constant source of things to do and spend money on. Bro-In-Law and I (well, mostly him) changed out the 02 sensors based on some (erroneous) information from the folks that did the last tune up on it. All that work and after we got done we discovered the air intake hose from the air cleaner hadn't been replaced correctly, causing the system to set a trouble code. But it's all good now.

    Next mission is to fix the ding I put in the generator compartment door last summer. Gotta coax it back into shape with the hammer then sand , prime and paint. Then I have to install my external wi-fi antenna so I can get better reception when I get stuck too far away from the campground office.

    Fun, fun, fun - but I keep reading the posts and answering questions when I feel I have something to contribute. I have worked up a tentative itinerary for our spring trip back to Alaska - just need someone to tell me if there are any good campgrounds on Canada 2 either South or North of Calgary.

    But we're all still here Rod - just don't have too much to say during the winter. Weather man said you folks up North were getting another taste of "Global Warming" this weekend. Hope it all melts before I have to drive up there :laugh: :laugh:
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    Well right now i have 1/2 inch of snow in the yard and on the deck ,, and still snowing ,, i like the snow ,, don't get me wrong ,, but why can't it snow and be 80 degrees at the same time ?? now that would be a dream ,, but it's all my wifes and daughters fault for this snow ,, they wanted it ,, and they put out signs all around the garage and deck that says let it snow ,, and isn't snow wonderfull ,, no kidding ,, as Jimmy Buffet would say ,, kinda ,, "it's there fault" but he actually said "it's my own damn fault" ,, but i am not taking blame for this snow ,, NO WAY ,, i am ready for sand and sun ,, mostly lots of hot temps and did i mention sun :laugh: :approve: :approve: :approve: :approve: :cool: :cool: :cool: :bleh: :bleh: :bleh:
     
  5. Triple E

    Triple E Senior Member

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    Don't even talk snow. I have not seen a green lawn since last November. CABIN FEVER!!!! :dead:
     
  6. krsmitty

    krsmitty Senior Member

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    60's - 70's here in sunny (raining today) Tampa, FL :laugh:

    Have 4 trips planned between now and April ;) :evil:
     
  7. akjimny

    akjimny Senior Member

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    Rod - When it snows at 80 degrees it's called rain :eek: :eek: ;) ;) :laugh: :laugh:
     
  8. dfedora

    dfedora Member

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    We too have had snow for a couple months on the lawn ,about 36" on the ground now after the rain early this week. I guess we had 50" so for this winter. It's an old fashon winter In ma. 7" more today with something big brewing for next week.

    I had to fire up the rig and get an inspection sticker last week. Did a 30 mile trip it felt good getting behind the wheel .

    Jim I,m too planning a route to AK If it works out .I have 2 Grand children being born early spring. All my trip planners have me crossing over into Canada thru N. Dakota. Even if I start in FL. it takes me thru N.D. I'M just being curious Is there a reason you go into MT. before crossing over, 400 miles further? On top of a 4500 mile trip. Better roads ,flatter roads just curious. The planners don't take elevations into account.
    With all of these Alaska reality shows there may not be enough room to handle all of us... Land wise yes but not many roads..

    A quick search for cg around Calagry no luck, seems they want to open after may 1st or the 15th.
    Dick
     
  9. Triple E

    Triple E Senior Member

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    With the routing system that I have, in the Truck Mode it routes me thru Montreal and Thunderbay and on to Edmonton. In the RV Mode it routes me to Bismarck then thru Edmonton. This is for traveling from Boston to Fairbanks. The difference in mileage is less then 100 miles.
     
  10. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    Steve is that program on a GPS or a computer?
     
  11. Triple E

    Triple E Senior Member

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    My program is ALK CoPilot Truck Laptop Version 8. So my GPS is on my laptop. Make it easier for these old eyes to see. Highly recommend. I bought the truck version because of my total length of my rig with the jeep on the back is around 54 feet long. So now I do not have to worry about getting on a road that I have no business being on. Also it is easy to download POIs that I might not have. Example, campgrounds that are RV friendly and have dump stations.
     
  12. dfedora

    dfedora Member

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    Steve

    Your truck route, does it take road elevation into consideration ? The issue with the Montreal Canada route is Gas pricing............. I don,t know how the Canadians pay those pricing.
    At the Maine/ New Brunswick border last summer there was more Canadian then USA cars at the gas pumps filling up. I don't blame them after paying up to 1.20/Liter last summer in Nova Scotia

    If I cross at Bowbells,ND its 2243 miles to the Northway,Ak border and 1994 miles from Ma. to Bowbells ,ND Almost 1/2 of trip will be US pricing as bad as the are now, hopfully they will drop by spring.

    Thanks
    Dick

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  13. Triple E

    Triple E Senior Member

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    That is a good question. I know that going the Canadian route calculated to be about 20 hours longer and if I remember right only 40 some miles longer. I will have to find that question out.

    From what I understand the gas prices up there are out of sight.
     
  14. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    Steve where can I buy that program
     
  15. Triple E

    Triple E Senior Member

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    Ok I re-ran the routes. I am not correct on the above.

    Through Canada = 4414.5 miles, 85 hours and 40 minutes

    Through Bismarck = 4493.9 miles, 72 hours and 35 minutes

    Through Seattle = 5137. 3 miles 83 hours and 46 minutes

    Hollis, http://www.alk.com/pro/store/ or http://www.alk.com/copilot/laptop/ The first is for the Truck and second one is for RV or auto. User guide, http://www.alk.com/support/copilotlivev8-truck-guide.asp Page down from there.

    A friend of mine drives truck all over the US and lower Canada. He uses this program also. I can track him where ever he is at on my laptop, cool. I have to have his permission first andI do. Nice feature.
     
  16. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    StevE I need to chat with you over video phone sometime tomorrow. OK
     
  17. Triple E

    Triple E Senior Member

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    I will not have enough time left for video. My GB resets on the 26th. PM me your phone number and I will give you a call around 7:00 pm your time. Will that work?
     
  18. akjimny

    akjimny Senior Member

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    Dick - The reason I come across the US to Shelby, MT is to stay out of Canada for as long as possible. I don't know how the Canadians can afford to pay what they charge for gas up there. I guess that's why we get so many Canadian visitors down here in Florida every winter - that and the weather.

    Anyway, I will come across the upper US on Interstate 94 as far as Bismarck, ND, then jump up to US 2 into Shelby. Fill up with cheap(?) gas there, then head into Canada.

    Boss Lady, Bro-In-Law and I will be heading out on or about April 15th. I plan on going up to Pennsylvania to visit an old Army buddy, then over to Montana and up to the hopefully unfrozen North. We plan on driving 400 - 500 miles per day and overnight at RV parks along the way. No sightseeing this trip as B-I-L has to be back in Alaska by the first week in May to renew his CDL.

    I really hope the winter didn't totally destroy the ALCAN like it did last year. I do know enough now not to try to push it as fast as I did last year. Expensive lesson, but I learned!!

    With all the Alaska reality shows on TV now there will probably be more tourists than ever. :( :( Oh well. If anyone else is planning on heading up, let me know and maybe we can meet out on the road somewhere. :) :)
     
  19. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    Well Jim when my rental house sells we are taking a cruise up and do the land tours. My boss lady does not want to drive that for, (CAN'T FIGGER THAT ONE OUT). Oh well hope to run into some of yall when we do go.
     
  20. Triple E

    Triple E Senior Member

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    Boston to Shelby, MT, to Fairbanks = 4678.3 miles, 75 hours, 33 minutes, Gas = $1819.34 at 9 MPG and $3.50 per gallon.

    Jim, Seems Shelby is the best route.
     

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