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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-01-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By Jim.B1
We have our RV undercoated annually by a company...

We have our RV undercoated annually by a company "Pro Fleet Care".
The local franchisee comes to our house and sprays the entire underbelly and inside the basement doors with a water soluble...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-19-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By Jim.B1
Congratulations on your retirement, and the new...

Congratulations on your retirement, and the new RV.
Here are a few good Florida RV parks to look into.
In no specific order:

- Quail Run - Wesley Chapple
- Lazy Days - Seffner (Tampa)
-...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 12-13-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,879
Posted By Jim.B1
[QUOTE=Dave;5553317] COVID will not stop me...

[QUOTE=Dave;5553317]
COVID will not stop me from living and enjoying my life to the fullest.


Wow, you must have one powerful Lucky Rabbit's Foot because the 300,000 who have been stopped...
Forum: Boondocking 11-29-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By Jim.B1
Hopefully, this new ban on RV's in their lot is...

Hopefully, this new ban on RV's in their lot is only going to be during Covid times and not a permanent rule.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-29-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,227
Posted By Jim.B1
What kind of cost are you looking at for...

What kind of cost are you looking at for replacement seat covers and armrests on Flexsteel Captain's Chairs?
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-29-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Jim.B1
Interestingly, I have a 2014 Southwind and have...

Interestingly, I have a 2014 Southwind and have not been able to find out how to put the dinette seat back down into the "bed" position!
Fortunately, we have never needed the additional sleeping...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-29-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Bounder: Winterizing
Views: 896
Posted By Jim.B1
There is another point in the water system that...

There is another point in the water system that is often overlooked when Winterizing.
It is at the city water intake, the point where you connect your fresh water hose to the RV.
Remove the rubber...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-22-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,078
Posted By Jim.B1
I've used Blue Beacon in Canada and all down I-75...

I've used Blue Beacon in Canada and all down I-75 when travelling in the US.
It usually costs me around $50 for a 32' Class A and they have always done a great job, especially when I want to get the...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-07-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Jim.B1
Thank you your comments. Our first trip was in...

Thank you your comments.
Our first trip was in September and yes, too many places were closed.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-07-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,162
Posted By Jim.B1
Thumbs up Totally agree. Some years may have more hours...

Totally agree.
Some years may have more hours on the generator than other years.
We have never hit the 100 hrs. in a year, so simplify things by making it an annual task, no matter where the hours...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-07-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Jim.B1
Canada's East Coast

With the likelihood of a continued closed border next Spring, my wife and I are planning a return trip to the East Coast and Maritime Provinces in June.
This time we will go around the Gaspe...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-07-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,064
Posted By Jim.B1
We have visited Memphis on 3 occasions in the...

We have visited Memphis on 3 occasions in the last 9 years, usually in January or March, and love the city for it's music and attractions.
We have traditionally stayed at Graceland RV Park and found...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-07-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,310
Posted By Jim.B1
I was talking with a Full Time couple last week...

I was talking with a Full Time couple last week who did contact a commercial transport company about driving their large class A into the US for them.
The company originally took on the job and the...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 11-07-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,751
Posted By Jim.B1
I spoke with a Full Time couple last week who did...

I spoke with a Full Time couple last week who did contact a commercial transporter to drive their big Class A across the border. Initially the transporter took on the job, but called back later to...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 11-06-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,751
Posted By Jim.B1
[QUOTE=Xmcdog;5509734]Have agree. But not the...

[QUOTE=Xmcdog;5509734]Have agree. But not the political thing. Most of that is the media blowing things out of proportion as usual.


If you feel there is no political or civil unrest in the US...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-05-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,003
Posted By Jim.B1
We live in Ontario, Canada and will be storing...

We live in Ontario, Canada and will be storing our RV for the entire Winter this year.
There are a number of key tasks that must be completed if you anticipate temperatures to drop below freezing:...
Forum: Canada Region 11-03-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,595
Posted By Jim.B1
Well said, Thank You!

Well said, Thank You!
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 11-02-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,751
Posted By Jim.B1
This Snowbird is staying in Canada this Winter...

This Snowbird is staying in Canada this Winter for a number of reasons:
- Canada / US Border is closed
- Covid pandemic is much worse south of the border
- Out of country Medical Insurance...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-06-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By Jim.B1
We have a 2014 Southwind and the blower fan is...

We have a 2014 Southwind and the blower fan is located behind the wall in front of the passenger's foot well.
It is a carpeted piece of plywood, held in place by 4 wood screws.
Our RV has a 25 amp...
Forum: Boondocking 09-28-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,476
Posted By Jim.B1
We use Flying J all the time when travelling day...

We use Flying J all the time when travelling day to day.
The spaces do fill up fast and not always by other RV's.
Long haul drivers with tractors only are parking out front now and many of the...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-15-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By Jim.B1
Thanks to all who have responded to my question. ...

Thanks to all who have responded to my question.
The main reason for installing a stabilizer will be to assist in case of a front end blow out.
Your input will help in making the decision.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-15-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By Jim.B1
Steering Stabilizer

I am looking for recommendations on adding a steering stabilizer system to my 2014 Fleetwood Southwind.
My mechanic has suggested the stabilizer will help the steering in the case of a front tire...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-15-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By Jim.B1
We experienced a similar situation on a Class C...

We experienced a similar situation on a Class C after the previous owner boasted that the generator had only a few hours on it.
If the RV Generator has sat and not been run under load for a long...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-10-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,021
Posted By Jim.B1
To the Administrator ..... Thank you! It's...

To the Administrator ..... Thank you!

It's simple folks, if you don't like staying at Walmart, then don't.
For those who do enjoy, and choose Walmarts for an overnight stay, continue doing so....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-07-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,021
Posted By Jim.B1
We do use Walmarts on travel days, and in...

We do use Walmarts on travel days, and in contrast to a previous poster's comments on purchasing groceries there, we make a point of doing our groceries at the Walmart where we stay versus...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 09-03-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By Jim.B1
We had our awning unfurl a number of years ago...

We had our awning unfurl a number of years ago and found this exact lock online.
Keith, the person who invented it was very helpful in explaining it.
We are now on our 2nd RV (electric awning this...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-03-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,021
Posted By Jim.B1
On the nights when we stay at Walmart, we do a...

On the nights when we stay at Walmart, we do a few things to safe guard our stay.
We leave the slides in, try to find a level spot and not use the levellers, park under a lamp post, leave the...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-03-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By Jim.B1
We ran into a situation last week after being...

We ran into a situation last week after being guided down a gravel road that was under construction and being watered down to reduce dust.
Our coach was mud, not just dirt, from one end to the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-03-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,021
Posted By Jim.B1
Thumbs up If it is a travel day, we do not require a pool,...

If it is a travel day, we do not require a pool, bath house, laundromat, club house etc, just a place to pull over and sleep, not camp.
Last week I called a KOA looking for a 1 night reservation and...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-28-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Jim.B1
Flexsteel Seat Covers

We have a 2014 Fleetwood Southwind with Flexsteel captains chairs.
As many have already stated, Flexsteel purchased inferior materials for their build and now the material on our armrests is...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-26-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,735
Posted By Jim.B1
"Real money" is this an attempt the minimize the...

"Real money" is this an attempt the minimize the fact this person has ignored, and broken the law while in a foreign country?
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 08-20-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,546
Posted By Jim.B1
You are not the only one that will be digging out...

You are not the only one that will be digging out the winter clothes!
In preparation I have also ordered tire chains for my snow blower, and may even put up our Christmas lights this year.
This...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 08-16-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,899
Posted By Jim.B1
[/I] Hey Jlo11111 - you might want to go...

[/I]

Hey Jlo11111 - you might want to go back and read my post again. At no point did I take a shot at you personally or at your country.
Conversely, in both of your posts you called Canada anal,...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 08-15-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,485
Posted By Jim.B1
The side effects we are experiencing include: -...

The side effects we are experiencing include:
- lower monthly Visa statements due to no dining out
- increase to my bank account as I am not paying Blue Cross for out-of-country
medical...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 08-15-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,899
Posted By Jim.B1
[QUOTE=Jlo11111;5398091] Canada is far more...

[QUOTE=Jlo11111;5398091]
Canada is far more anal and nebulous on my ability to do so. I cannot get a clear answer out of the airlines or the Canadian govt whether they'll let me get off the plane,...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 08-14-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,899
Posted By Jim.B1
Your story is similar to a friend of mine trying...

Your story is similar to a friend of mine trying to retrieve a boat he purchased in the US just before the border closure.
After months of anxiety over the matter he finally hired a profession...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-14-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By Jim.B1
We stayed at Bear Creek and found it to be a nice...

We stayed at Bear Creek and found it to be a nice park.
The main road through the park is a bit narrow and when people park their cars in front of their RV's it makes it difficult to get through....
Forum: Canada Region 08-11-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,060
Posted By Jim.B1
Can't speak to why it works, but it does. We...

Can't speak to why it works, but it does.
We travel in the US from January-April each year and spend approx $1,500 US on fuel during that time.
I never pay with cash, always use my TD Visa (US...
Forum: Canada Region 08-11-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Jim.B1
I have been using Spenser Creek Service in...

I have been using Spenser Creek Service in Valens, ON for several years now.
They are located between Hwy 6 and Cambridge on regional road 97.
The service is excellent, pricing is fair and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-09-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By Jim.B1
[QUOTE=John in YVR;5389391]Thanks everybody for...

[QUOTE=John in YVR;5389391]Thanks everybody for your thoughts and comments.

With the coach in the storage shelter it will be away from the wind and rain and snow. Therefore I'm hoping that a small...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-09-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By Jim.B1
Sorry Don, my mistake. I can't imagine anyone...

Sorry Don, my mistake.
I can't imagine anyone in NY State or Ontario with our Winters running a heater 24/7.
Stay safe.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-09-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,653
Posted By Jim.B1
We use Walmarts on travel days between...

We use Walmarts on travel days between destinations, staying 1 night only.
I usually call ahead to ask for permission, and many times have been greeted with a very welcoming response, and other...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-09-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By Jim.B1
Not quite sure why you are heating areas vs...

Not quite sure why you are heating areas vs winterizing!
I have been winterizing motorhomes and cruiser boats for the past 30 years in a region where the temperature drops below freezing on a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-07-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By Jim.B1
We live in Ontario and winterize our Southwind in...

We live in Ontario and winterize our Southwind in late October and take it out in January to head south, unfortunately, not this year. so it will be stored October to April.
If you do the proper...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-07-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By Jim.B1
I have a 2014 Southwind and had a similar issue...

I have a 2014 Southwind and had a similar issue with the jacks.
Ended up finding a 25-amp in-line fuse behind the speedometer up quite high.
The fuse was not on any schematics and controlled both...
Forum: Canada Region 08-04-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,595
Posted By Jim.B1
https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/services/covid/non-can...

https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/services/covid/non-canadians-canadiens-eng.html

OK, there you go, someone did post the link earlier and I'm fairly certain it's not Fake News.
There are those tourists...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-03-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Jim.B1
We travel from Ontario to Florida each January. ...

We travel from Ontario to Florida each January.
We leave the RV fully winterized and carry 5 jugs of fresh water to be used for washing and flushing.
With the pink anti-freeze already in the...
Forum: Canada Region 08-03-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,595
Posted By Jim.B1
Based on the increasing numbers of Covid...

Based on the increasing numbers of Covid infections daily in the US, my sense is that the border will remain closed through out 2020 and possibly into 2021.
Frankly, if this is a means of slowing...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-25-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Jim.B1
Try removing with a heat gun and putty knife. ...

Try removing with a heat gun and putty knife.
Replacement vinyl graphics as easy to source and reasonably priced.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 07-25-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,463
Posted By Jim.B1
Yes, it looks like Winter 2021 will be spent in...

Yes, it looks like Winter 2021 will be spent in SW Ontario.
Even if the border is reopened, the risks this year are too high and it will be tough to find travel medical insurance.
Enjoy the warmer...
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