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Bill w/bus

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  • Birthday 08/06/1942

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    Maine summers, south for cold weather
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    Ham radio (N1XRB), Bus conversions, submarine veteran

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  1. Near Sheffield, PA is the Kinzau State Park and Skywalk, free entrance. Going to Maine two routings. Well more than two but to get through the heavily trafficked roads only two. One is I84, to I90, I495, I95 to Maine Turnpike exit in Yarmouth to I 295 then either US 1 or continue to US 201 to ME 226 to ME 17 to UsS1 in Rockland/Camden. Or I81 to I90 then continue as above. If using the I80 then continue to Stroudsburg and take US 209 North to I 84 in the Milford area. A lot of hills in and out of Scranton on 81/84. 209 runs through Deiaware Water Gap RA. Avoid the rush hours 6-9 and 3-7 in CT and MA/NH . Enjoy Bill
  2. Agree with stay out of the heavy traffic areas. I have begun to really hate the interstates. I know that the two lanes are slower(that's the red roads on the paper map) but somewhat safer. Agree with stay out of the packs. When I first started driving, 1958,my father beat that into my head, among many other things, "Maintain a bubble around that gives you options." Bill
  3. I don't think I would think about a trip until the inspector had delivered a final inspection report with pictures/video to support. I have worked with an RV inspector and his attention to detail was impressive. Cost is not inexpensive but you will have an accurate representation of the unit's condition. Bill
  4. Use Purogene as alternative to bleach. Bleach takes at least two rinsed to clear the odor from the system. When, not if, you sanitize your water system make sure that you adhere to at least a thirty minute soak after the solution is flowing from all the water outlets. A proper sanitizer solution is a mild acid solution with the antibacterial addition. I use Purogene with citric acid powder mixed together and added to the water system via the pump. Maybe a once a year project. For less frequent usage then sanitize once and drain the system when going into storage. Add the Purogene at rate of one ounce per thirty gallons. Should fix your problem. Good luck with your system. Bill
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    Purchasing Fuel

    We have found that the fuel prices with big three on the interstate exits were as much as $0.60/gal higher than local stations maybe a mile away. In the Portsmouth, NH area the TA was $3.15/gal versus the Shell station on the RT 1 bypass at $2.85/gal. Thank you Gas Buddy. That was our highest price for fuel since leaving South Texas in late April. We used to fuel almost exclusively at Flying J. Haven't used them in the last three years as their prices are ridiculous. I do provide prices to the Gas Buddy but am not a member. Bill
  6. I know you are Florida residents, we are also, but the Rio Grande Valley is much less expensive than Florida. The local residents really like us Winter Texans. Just a thought for your consideration. Amazing what a difference from vacation mode to full timer mode. Congratulations on getting it. Bill
  7. X2 on Church's Camping in Alaska and Canada. Milepost and Days End. In your budget for the trip this cost is a non entity. Good trip Bill
  8. The typical routing is north from Dawson Creek to Whitehorse. Then you have decisions to make. Consider Skagway, Dawson Or Tok. You get to chose one going up. First trip was Dawson, TOW, Chicken, Tok, Valdez, Anchorage, Homer, Seward. Denali, Fairbanks, Hyder. Second trip was Whitehorse, Skagway, Haines , Fairbanks, Denali, Homer on the Spit. Kenai Seward, Palmer, Fairbanks, Tok Chicken, Eagle, Dawson, then down the Cashier to Hyder. First trip was three weeks. Second trip was three months in the north. Memorial Day weekend is really the start of the tourist season to make your schedule interesting. You really need to see the Frantic Follies in Whitehorse. Visit the theater in Dawson for the Muppet boxes. Study the historical weather for insight into when to visit the different areas. Denali and the Kenai Peninsula in June. As the summer progresses the weather becomes more wet. On the second trip we saw the Denali, Mt McKinley, completely open for four days. Fred Meyer store in Soldotna allows three days in there RV parking with water and a dump station. Enjoy your trip. Bill
  9. Larry that should be a good date. Are going up on the Cassair? And the next question is Bannf and Jasper on the trip North? Br aware we got to Whitehorse on Memorial day weekend and tourist season was just beginning. Enjoy, Bill
  10. I prefer using Purogene rather than bleach. Much easier to flush to no taste for user. Bleach usually takes at least to complete fillups on the fresh water and entire system. Bill
  11. Stop in Cody to visit the Buffalo Bill Museum of the West. Well worth the effort. Are you going north up the east side or the West side? Either way visit Bannf then north up the Icefields Highway to Jasper. On our second trip to Alaska we went to Prince George and then to Dawson Creek to get to Mile Zero. Stop in Chetwynd to see the wood carvings located about the town. Enjoy Bill
  12. Remember that diesel is #2 fuel oil. What failure mode of an injector would cause motor oil to mix with the fuel oil return? Bill
  13. We had a problem that was the internal cabling within the turret. This cabling is a failure point. LNB 's could be failing or possibly the cabling within the arm to the exterior turret connection points. The voltage is ,14 and 18 volts therefore good and secure connections are critical for proper operation. Good luck with your troubleshooting. Bill
  14. Welcome to the forums. I would recommend reservations as campgrounds are fairly small and expensive in the heavy tourist areas. We have traveled in the Northeast without reservations but be prepared with alternatives. Fraternal organizations frequently have spaces with power available. I am speaking of Elks, Moose, Eagles,AmericanLegion, VFW etc. Good luck Bill
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    Is there a requirement for Florida? You might want to look at Texas along the Gulf coast on down to the Rio Grande Valley (RGV). Prices in the RGV run about $1000_ 1500 for winter season. Just some thoughts. Bill
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