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    Fuel in Canada

    Any Visa or Mastercard credit card would do...
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    Cabin Fever "2019"

    Parka at home? You bet! Galveston? Maybe next year. DW wanted to go to Daytona 500 so Florida it is, for this year..
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    Cabin Fever "2019"

    Buffalo? Heck no, they have more snow there than I do here! Something called the "lake effect". Headed to Bradenton Beach area, Florida. going to spend a few months there. and then up to Myrtle Beach for a month. By the time we get back it'll be May and spring should be well underway. At least that's the plan..
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    Cabin Fever "2019"

    It was a balmy -4 here overnight yesterday. Heading south in a few weeks, wish I already had!
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    Inherited an Alpha, see ya 40', 2004

    Boatman, good luck with your repairs. Unless you have access to a heated garage, best you can do right now is try to seal up any leaks and wait until spring to repair. Keep in mind that there could be many other sources of water intrusion other than the roof. Best to check all roof seams, especially where the roof meets the walls or end caps, and seals around any wall mounted items directly above the damaged area such as windows, mirrors, marker lights, awning supports, exhaust fans, etc. Carl, happy to share. This type of damage was at first a huge mystery to me too. Took me quite a while to figure it out myself.
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    Stranded in Suffolk

    Just a couple of questions. Assume this is the Ford F53 chassis, was the MH motor running at the time you operated the slide? Parking brake on?
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    Inherited an Alpha, see ya 40', 2004

    The holes are caused by droplets of water in the walls expanding while they freeze causing the exterior surface to pop out. That's why they all look to be about the same size and are round. Very common issue in older MH's found in northern states and provinces.
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    Inherited an Alpha, see ya 40', 2004

    I had the same issue on a previous "new to me" 2001 Itasca Suncruiser. I came to realize the damage to the sidewalls was caused by water infiltration thru several sources. One was a crack in the skylight over the shower (which allowed water into the roof and then into the wall panels, another was thru leaky top window seals in the bedroom wall, another thru compromised mirror mount seals, another thru compromised awning arm mount seals. Once I had all the leaks fixed, I then sanded the damaged wall areas, used fiberglass auto body filler to fill all holes, sanded as needed, and finally repainted (sprayed) all repaired areas blending the paint to match. Came out really nice, MH looked like new and we never had a repeat of the issue again.
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    Single Phase Electrical in Coaches, Why?

    Yeah, we can always make 30 amp work if we have to..
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    Single Phase Electrical in Coaches, Why?

    That's odd. Almost everywhere we stay 50 amp service is available. We mostly stay at private CG's.
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    Carl, hate to have to be the one to point this out but your pricing is off. Gas today is currently just under $1.00 CAD. That about $3.78 per gallon CAD. At today's exchange rate of $1.357 USD to CAD, the in USD is $2.78 per gallon. Now that is still more expensive than in the US. its $2.26 per gallon in Maine, but the good news is that Halifax is only about 340 miles from the border of Maine, so Tim will likely only have to buy a tank or so at the $.50 per gallon price differential.
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    Fuel cans

    Usually travel with mine sealed right. I believe leaving the vent open, on those cans so equiped, will just cause you to loose gas as the gas will evaporate. Newer can don't even come with a vent cap, the vent is built into the spout.
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    Who, What, When, Where or Just Lets Talk

    Merry Christmas to all from the Great White North!
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    E-Mails contain a "Malicious Domains Request"

    I do not get these warnings or have this issue. Would suggest you run a Malware scan asap. Sounds like you PC is infected. There are a few onetime scans you could use for free like Malwarebytes.
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    Merry Christmas

    Great job! ☃️🎄🎅
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    Heating Class A Coach While Driving

    "Driving with the propane tank on is illegal in some states and provinces?" Illegal in Canada? Not to my knowledge. Never heard of it being illegal in any state either. Our propane is always on when traveling. Except in tunnels that require it to be off.
  17. Seems to me that there's no debate here. All a matter of what you think your personal safety is worth. if lap belts were just as safe as the current shoulder/lap belt combination then we'd all have nothing more than lap belts in every car and MH still. if it were me, I would definitely go safety first over cost here.
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    Insurance coverage on toads

    I would expect that much like any after market upgrades, you would have to register them with the insurance company and request additional coverage.
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    Truck washes for our coaches

    Yes. Generally a high pressure soap and water wash and usually a good wash with the coach and toad clean. Dont get me wrong, when at home I wash my MH using and long handle brush like you. Blue Beacon is our choice when on the road.. And yes, I would very much like a "wash-bot" too!
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    Truck washes for our coaches

    This is a very important point. We actually had this happen once and our fridge didn't run right for a few days following until it dried out. I have since fashioned a plastic shield that I place behind the lowet vent cover whenever we stop for a wash. We turn the fridge off as a precaution until I remove it after the wash. Has worked well
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    Truck washes for our coaches

    Here is the link to Blue Beacon's website. They also have an app for Android and iPhone. https://bluebeacon.com/ They have something like 300+ locations. We have used them frequently to wash the MH and toad over the last dozen years or so,
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    splitter for cigarette lighter

    Try amazon. Search 12 volt splitter.
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    Brake Buddy Locks Toad Wheels

    As per Bill, I have only had this happen once over the past 15 years of Brake Buddy Classic use when I forgot to purge the hydraulic pressure before towing. Use the test button on the Brake Buddy to pump the brakes to do. 5 times should do it.
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    And so it begins.....Hybernation

    Herman, you are soooooo right! Due to family obligations we're here until New Years and then heading to Florida later in January. Better late than never..
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    And so it begins.....Hybernation

    Here in the Great White North, we've already had a taste of Winter! 3 inches of snow, just last week....