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The two RV Gypsies
in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
June 23, 2016 - July 5, 2016

Thursday, June 23, Capital Towing sent a big tow truck to Teslin to rescue the two RV Gypsies and towed the RV from Teslin to Whitehorse. The two RV Gypsies rode in their car and followed behind the big tow truck.

the RV of the two RV Gypsies being towed the RV of the two RV Gypsies being towed
the RV of the two RV Gypsies being towed the RV of the two RV Gypsies being towed
the RV of the two RV Gypsies being towed
scenery on the way to Whitehorse scenery on the way to Whitehorse
welcome to Whitehorse sign

Below: They drove past a sternwheelers paddlewheel alongside of the road.

A sternwheelers paddlewheel A sternwheelers paddlewheel

Lee Duquette found a nice ad in the yellow pages so they had their RV towed to New North Truck and Equipment at 91317C Alaska Highway in Whitehorse which said they specialize in servicing all Freightliner equipment and that they are a full-service repair shop, with fast and reliable repair service and work on motorhomes and more.

But after the tow truck dropped them off and left, it did not appear that it was a very professional place. The outside of the building was nice, but the inside was a very unorganized disaster. But the owner said "not to worry", he would have the RV fixed in ONE day. WRONG! On Friday June 24th, they did an oil change and that was about it. Then they were CLOSEDfor the week-end. Lee Duquette tried to pay the overtime charges to get the mechanic to work on the week-end, but that did not happen.

To make a long story short, New North Truck and Equipment could not get the "Stop Engine" light to go off and said they "did NOT know what was wrong". On June 29, Lee paid New North Truck Equipment what he owed, even though they did nothing, and drove the RV to another place, Inland at 227 Range Road in Whitehorse (The RV could be driven a very short distance and super slowly). They could not fix The RV either, but still charged for labor. What a waste of a few thousand dollars.

New North Truck and Equipment

Anyway the two RV Gypsies had to find a hotel for the night but hotels were full. They finally got the last available room at Days Inn, 2288 Second Avenue in Whitehorse. The hotel was an older hotel and okay, not great, but better than no hotel. There was no swimming pool, no nice lobby to hang out in, no nice restaurant only a cafe grill. The room was adequate, with a bed, couch, small computer desk, TV, dresser, closet, microwave and refrigerator, and of course a bathroom, shower, coffee pot. It did not have a safe or even a TV guide, but it did have Wi-Fi and free parking. It was also a pet friendly hotel. It was a clean room, but not the most comfortable hotel. They had to sit on the bed to watch TV. Somebody in the room directly above the room that the two RV Gypsies were in, kept walking back-and-forth in his room a lot, even late at night, and his footsteps could be heard and the ceiling creaked. As shown below, the view from their window at Days Inn was not very nice. The carpet in the hallway did not appear to be very clean. However, there was a small, dry sauna near the room of the two RV Gypsies which Karen did use a few times, and she always had it to herself. It was better than being homeless.

Days Inn Whitehorse

Days Inn Whitehorse lobby

Below: The room of the two RV Gypsies and the view from their window at Days Inn.

Days Inn Whitehorse room view from the room of the two RV Gypsies

Below: The two RV Gypsies had a bit of cartoon fun outside the entrance to the Days Inn.

Lee Duquette is Klondike Mike Karen Duquette is Kitty Klondike

Later, while driving around Whitehorse in their car, the two RV Gypsies noticed a very interesting piece of art in somebody's yard.

art in the yard art in the yard
flower and bee flower and bee
look below

please continue on to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies Please continue on to Takhina Hot Springs - time to unwind from the stress