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    No but who can afford new anyway? Last made 2014...

    No but who can afford new anyway? Last made 2014 and also sold as a Chevy Express. Here is all the info on how the system works...
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    Everybody probably knows this already but GMC...

    Everybody probably knows this already but GMC makes a Savanna 1500 delivery van with AWD
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    Hi Dano I agree at least in theory. Duallys...

    Hi Dano
    I agree at least in theory. Duallys wider dispersion of load means less penetration down to the road. Speaking to other winter RV
    drivers and my own experience doesn't really match the...
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    It's worthwhile to consider a converter/charger...

    It's worthwhile to consider a converter/charger upgrade particularly if you have an older non-smart charger system. This will maximize the efficiency of whatever generator you use and minimize...
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    There seems to be confusion regarding RV heaters....

    There seems to be confusion regarding RV heaters. Here is the correct info to understand the different options.
    1) A 'real' RV (not homemade) will usually come with a real RV furnace that draws air...
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    Another vote for the V10. Lots of power and very...

    Another vote for the V10. Lots of power and very smooth. Only downside is the aluminum heads and replacing the stupid two piece Ford spark plugs at 100,000 km especially with the E body (van) access...
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    FYI Bigfoot are premium units manufactured in...

    FYI Bigfoot are premium units manufactured in British Columbia. The top end models are very good in winter.
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    Class C ski rv

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    Here is the RV we use summer and winter. Itís a 2000 24 foot Triple E Classs C made in Winkler, Manitoba where they know cold. Super Duty 450 chassis with V10, air springs and positrac....
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    Currently in Southern Utah prep'ing the rig for...

    Currently in Southern Utah prep'ing the rig for High Rocky temps which basically entails adding a ton of insulation to the belly/slides/etc. The 4 season/artic packages on modern RV's are a complete...
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    Sno-rake specifically designed for automotive,...

    Sno-rake specifically designed for automotive, truck and RV applications. Will not scratch and very effective. Still need a ladder though.
    http://www.snorake.com/
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    Bigfoot is the best of the best in Class C...

    Bigfoot is the best of the best in Class C motorhomes. Made in Armstrong BC and built for winter.
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    Re Safe Winter Heat Use your sealed vent high...

    Re Safe Winter Heat
    Use your sealed vent high tech furnace and recharge your batteries with the generator.
    Electric heat makes no sense unless you are plugged in. Install an Intellipower converter...
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    Quote "I stumbled upon these guys yesterday."...

    Quote "I stumbled upon these guys yesterday."
    Nice unit but $4000!!. That's more than I spent on my first RV. If you like the marine/stainless steel and brass look, Dickinson Marine makes a...
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    DanoT - Does Sun Peaks still have the 30 amp plug...

    DanoT - Does Sun Peaks still have the 30 amp plug in over by the snowmobiles? Back in the day we used to plug in there for free.
    Your stock converter/charger only puts out 6 amps. If you need to...
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    Here is your high tech charging system for...

    Here is your high tech charging system for maximizing battery efficiency
    http://progressivedyn.com/prod_details/rv_conv/rv_converter_pd9160a_2.html
    Buy a reconditioned unit and add the Charge...
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    Re; Dri-Zair - they work very well. Cheap and...

    Re; Dri-Zair - they work very well. Cheap and effective esp for storing an RV. Just follow instructions to determine if you need one or two units. Also suggest you put them each in a glass bowl or...
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    In my RV the converter and charger are the same...

    In my RV the converter and charger are the same unit. When I plug into 110 V (either a wall outlet or my little Honda EU 1000 generator) first the Converter part converts 110 V to 12 V then the...
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    The problem with the charger/converter unit in...

    The problem with the charger/converter unit in most RVs (particularly older ones) is they charge your batteries at a fixed rate such as 6 amps per hour. So for example if you need to recharge by...
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    Another very cheap and effective insulation...

    Another very cheap and effective insulation upgrade is to insulate your windows. They are one of the biggest sources of heat loss in winter. I used pink or blue styrofoam as thick as feasible to fit...
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    Re 'Welcoming you in Montana'. If you are...

    Re 'Welcoming you in Montana'. If you are thinking of crossing the border because you are so close, Fernie will not welcome you but Castle will. $20 with plugin and you can reserve a spot before you...
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    RE Propex heater. Very favourable current...

    RE Propex heater. Very favourable current requirements @ 1.9 amps compared to 7 amps draw for a conventional full size RV furnace
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    I've been ski rving for 35 years and have a...

    I've been ski rving for 35 years and have a couple of comments.
    - Unless you're doing logging roads/backcountry don't underestimate two wheel drives with duallys and posi. I've had both 4 wheel and...
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    Places to park - Castle in Southwest Alberta...

    Places to park - Castle in Southwest Alberta often has plug in parking @ $20/night just call for a reservation.
    Awsome hill btw esp midweek
    http://www.skicastle.ca/
    The National Parks campsite...
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