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  1. We fulltime & are almost always in the North. We head South when the campgrounds start closing down, usually from 15-31 Oct. The earlier the rally the more days we end up double paying for campsites because we pay either seasonally or monthly in the North. Later works better for us.
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    Landing Gear Trashed - Need advice on Replacement

    Not sure what type of jacks you have but here's what I did. I bent one of the level-up legs on my rig. I found a hydraulic repair guy (Oshkosh WI). He replaced the aluminum leg with a steel one. I believe the cost was around $180 maybe? Lippert or heartland wanted somewhere around $700 for a new complete leg. Todd
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    East Coast Rally Email- All Registrants

    I did not get the email. I did see your posting of the change that you had on the forum. I'll send a PM with my email address if you would like to resend. Todd E.
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    My TS did the opposite as yours. After being hooked up for a couple of days I couldn't get the jaws to release. After much & I mean much persuasion, we were able to get them open. It then required even more work (heat & hammer) to remove the jaw pins. Had to take it to a fabrication shop. Not sure how he did it, I couldn't. Cleaned & never seized the pins, replaced the springs & all is good. Todd E.
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    Domicile/Tax Question

    We domicile in SD with mydakotapost in Sioux Falls. Never had a issue with Fidelity, local WI Bank or anything else. I would expect you to experience the same wherever you choose to use a mail forwarding service. Todd
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    Cost to license MDT/HDT in SD

    You should be able to go to the SD DOT for this info. I'm not sure if the County you choose to domicile makes a difference in licensing. We chose Minnehaha Cty at Sioux Falls. Mydakotapost helped us with the change of domicile & licensing. If you haven't done so, take a look at a post about domicile written by Kirk Wood, a moderator & contributor to the escapees forum. I believe you would be better off leaving Washington & choosing one of the top three full time friendly states. Todd E
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    Dash cluster rebuild

    Big5er I looked into this a couple of years ago. I believe the Resource Guide had one vendor listed & after contacting them I seem to remember(?) they wouldn't repair my '99. I ended up having my "center" section replaced. Don't recall the price. A quick look at the links that were provided to you would make me think that it may be possible for a repair on a Gen1 cluster. Would appreciate it if you'd let us know of your experience with the repair. Todd E.
  8. My reply was to help get you started. I was hoping that MDT registration would be similar. My suggestion to check on the MDT forum might serve you better. Todd E.
  9. If your MDT is already licensed in another state as a "motorhome" or "totorhome" the transition is very painless. They have recognized & transferred these in the past. Without me being able to create a link I would suggest the following to get you started. Also, if you are going to use a mail service out of SD, they can most likely navigate you through the process. For starters: Drop down to the HDT forum on the Escapee's Forum Site Click on Heavy Haulers Resource Guide Click on-The HDT Decision which brings up a drop down menu Click on-State Listing of HDT Registrations Click on-South Dakota I'm not sure if all of the info. will pertain to your MDT but it should help you to look there & to also check with the MDT site on the forum, as well. Todd E.
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    Tips for Traveling to Canada

    We traveled through Canada & into AK this past summer. Best advice is as stated, check the border crossing website. There you will see that you are allowed to clear customs with "long guns" but no "handguns". A permit & I believe the fee was $25.00 Canadian for the permit is required & can be downloaded from the website. I also believe your guns need to be locked (as in trigger locks) and not immediately accessible from the drivers seat. Depending on your return, (I think it was 60 days) you may be required to renew (pay) the permit. Read & adhere to the border crossing rules & you should have no issues. Todd E.
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    Volvo 780 horror story's

    Lurch We have a '99 780 D12 & can only tell you what my particular experience has been. Our major problem occurred when pulling our new trailer home from the dealer in Kansas. Something apparently went wrong in the "head" (valve or valve spring) and caused damage to the head & 2 pistons. Towing, parts & labor plus 4 new batteries came to $17,000.00. Since then it's been mostly age issues as in rear brake cans, alternator, starter & tires I believe we were in the 600-700,000 mile range. My truck started out in Canada so we are seeing the results of salt damage. My original investment was quite low so although the repairs seem high I'm still OK. I doubt that others with similar models have had the same experience as us. (dumb luck) I expected to see 7-10 MPG so rarely check it. Not always having the need to fill both tanks. The couple of times recently that I checked, it was right at 7 MPG. That's singled & pulling a 20,000# trailer. Just telling you what I have experienced. Good luck in your search. Todd E.
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    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

    Back at ya, Carl. No presents yet. Gifted myself all year long. Todd E.
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    5er toy hauler or DP & Trailer?

    We've been in our toy hauler for over a year and a half. Smart car in the garage for thousands of miles. Have never noticed any odors of gas or exhaust. When car is out it's extra living space/man cave/TV room/bedroom. Like Kirk said-keep momma happy. Enjoy the ride. Todd
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    Traveling through Ontario Canada

    Big5er & anyone else who may have misinterpreted my post I don't come on here to ruffle feathers or destroy anybody's ego. I was just stating how I interpreted what took place at the Canadian border. I observed another "border officer" rolling her eyes while I was being questioned about my rig. Only an observation & opinion of how my border crossing went in answer to the original post. Have a good day, everybody. Todd
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    Traveling through Ontario Canada

    Traveled from Florida to Fairbanks AK this past summer. Never stopped at any scales. Was called in to the border station in British Columbia to check what he assumed was my "commercial" papers. When he realized I was RV/non commercial he covered his a?? with other questions and sent us on our way. Todd