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    It's a BMW!!...

    It's a BMW!!
    https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/08/rare-rides-1986-vixen-turbocharged-bmw-motorhome/
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    Back in the day I had a K5 Blazer (the original...

    Back in the day I had a K5 Blazer (the original big one) and fiberglass Mountaineer pop top replacing the stock removable top to make it walk through. Propane fridge, 2 burner stove, furnace, 4x4...
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    Also use fogging oil....

    Also use fogging oil.
    https://www.goldeagle.com/tips-tools/fogging-engine-proper-use-fogging-oils/
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    I also don't trust compartment locks. For extra...

    I also don't trust compartment locks. For extra security I installed a pair of canopy locks on the big compartment of our RV. You can see them in the picture on the edges of the big hatch.331431
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    After hearing horror stories of trailer theft I...

    After hearing horror stories of trailer theft I use both a wheel lock and hitch lock on my small enclosed cargo trailer. We often park in the boonies to unload our dirt bikes so it is essential there...
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    From the archives - IT 465, Wenatchee National...

    From the archives - IT 465, Wenatchee National Forest, 1981.
    I still wear the leathers.330885
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    Excel Wetsuits will give you the expert advice...

    Excel Wetsuits will give you the expert advice you need. Very well respected in the surfing, kite boarding and windsurfing communities. Canadian so the exchange works for you too. Give them a call...
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    Air bags make a big difference to handling. I...

    Air bags make a big difference to handling. I forgot about mine for a couple of years and wondered why the handling was feeling loose. When I checked they were way down so I pumped them back up to...
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    Also the Sherco x ride. Lots of Youtube...

    Also the Sherco x ride. Lots of Youtube comparison. While nice and quiet, electric bikes have limited range and that is a deal breaker for me.
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    Voice of experience - if driving that rig in snow...

    Voice of experience - if driving that rig in snow he will have to be very careful the tail isn't wagging the dog.
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    Friend of mine has the street legal 450 Berg....

    Friend of mine has the street legal 450 Berg. Beautiful bike but his is a little hard to start maybe because he only weighs 135 lbs.
  12. Check your owners manual if you have a powered...

    Check your owners manual if you have a powered rear hatch. On my Hyundai the lift height of the hatch is programmable.
  13. Time to go to Castle

    Time to go to Castle
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    Unless a person is rich or requires a 4x4, I...

    Unless a person is rich or requires a 4x4, I don't understand the trend to 'do it your self' vans. Lots of work and a poor investment compared to a used RV. I live in the BC Okanagan which is RV...
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    Timing is eveything. After years gathering dust...

    Timing is eveything. After years gathering dust in the basement, last Fall I sawed a pair in half to fit in the garbage. However I did save the Fluid bindings because they are probably still...
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    Just a note that company is Canadian out of...

    Just a note that company is Canadian out of Victoria, BC so $US goes a long way. Maybe no duty due to Free Trade Agreement. Or just buy a used Class C with welded aluminum frame and vacubond...
  17. I see something red on the metal which could be...

    I see something red on the metal which could be red Loktite which is the strongest thread locker. As mentioned you must heat the screw thoroughly with the tip of a soldering iron. Solvent, etc won't...
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    I dd a frame off restoration of a '58 TR3B. After...

    I dd a frame off restoration of a '58 TR3B. After messing around with older Porsches (356B, 356C) I wanted something simple and fun to drive. Those cut down doors and flat windshield made you feel...
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    There is another issue regarding activities...

    There is another issue regarding activities involving potential risk of injury. My wife and I are avid skiers and dirt bikers but she is a nurse and pointed our that probably the last place you want...
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    We are in the Okanagan and have a heat pump. I...

    We are in the Okanagan and have a heat pump. I think the OP mentioned he does not have a lot of room outside his house which tells me the homes might be close together. Before making any decisions he...
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    Like everybody else I'm stuck at home so am...

    Like everybody else I'm stuck at home so am polishing our 24' class C by hand which is not a task to be taken lightly.
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    My wife and I both have the first generation...

    My wife and I both have the first generation Cochise. Same construction as the first Bodacious but 108 under foot. Two sheets of metal, 28 m radius, limited rise and no camber. The skis are chargers...
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    Escape is made in Chilliwack, BC so Yankee $ goes...

    Escape is made in Chilliwack, BC so Yankee $ goes a long way. Great quality almost comparable to Bigfoot made in Armstrong, BC.
    ...
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    I use it on the folding steps on the RV which...

    I use it on the folding steps on the RV which hang down and are always covered with road salt and grime. One application at hinge points lasted three years which is amazing under the circumstances.
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    It is four wheel drive after all. They just...

    It is four wheel drive after all. They just happen to be on the same axle.
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    His life was not without tragedy. His book 'Ghost...

    His life was not without tragedy. His book 'Ghost Rider:Travels on a Healing Road' gives an insight into the forces that made him arguably the best rock drummer in the world and his inner strength to...
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    Probably a dumb suggestion but if you are looking...

    Probably a dumb suggestion but if you are looking for thin, strong line consider Spectra kiteboarding line.
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    We have the V10 in our class C and agree the...

    We have the V10 in our class C and agree the spark plugs are a weak point. Ford installed two piece plugs that tend to break when attempting removal plus the heads are a little short on threads. At...
  29. I imagine everyone on this forum is too young to...

    I imagine everyone on this forum is too young to remember but back in the day you could buy stickers to cover beat up top sheets. Long, skinny, psychedelic or whatever.
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    Try putting the liner on your foot first then...

    Try putting the liner on your foot first then step into boots. Almost mandatory on race boots
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    Very important not to walk on roof especially...

    Very important not to walk on roof especially with wood rv construction. Big folding step stool or collapsing ladder will work great.
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    If you are in Canada check out The Last Hunt for...

    If you are in Canada check out The Last Hunt for big discounts on last year's Arcteryx and other main brand stuff.
    https://www.thelasthunt.com/collections/men/brands-arcteryx
  33. I use a cheap 100 watt inverter ($25) to power a...

    I use a cheap 100 watt inverter ($25) to power a cheap 50 watt heating pad in the bag. Works great.
  34. To be more specific, by 'somewhere else' I mean...

    To be more specific, by 'somewhere else' I mean somewhere without mountains and therefore they are also without the knowledge and skills to know what they are doing in them and the consequences for...
  35. Doesn't it bother you that people who get...

    Doesn't it bother you that people who get themselves in trouble are so often people who are from somewhere else? They put our local SAR people at risk due to their own poor judgment. Is ignorance an...
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    On a similiar but more expensive note, get a...

    On a similiar but more expensive note, get a decent used Class C (Big Foot, Triple E, Travelaire) with a Super Duty 450 chassis and convert it to 4x4. $10,000 Canadian for the conversion including a...
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    24 foot Class C is a nice way to go. As you said,...

    24 foot Class C is a nice way to go. As you said, adding insulation is a good idea especially on windows. We use 1" Styrofoam panels custom cut to fit with Reflectex glued one side. shiny inside in...
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    Hell of a deal...

    Hell of a deal
    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/2016-Rossignol-Star-7-Womens-Ski-w-Head-Attack-12-B110-White-Bindings-178-/202812840209?hash=item2f38965911
    Too bad they are too long
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    Mega Eastern upslope storm coming in this weekend...

    Mega Eastern upslope storm coming in this weekend with up to 70 cm forecast for Pincher Creek. Too early to tell but not a bad thing.
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    For the last 15 years all our vehicles have...

    For the last 15 years all our vehicles have remote start. Ski by on the way to the lift, hit the button and the heater runs 15 minutes. Once mid morning, eat lunch in the car or RV then again mid...
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    Ridiculous. High end home made. No mention of...

    Ridiculous. High end home made. No mention of insulation so guaranteed to freeze solid first cold night.
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    Mountaineer Canada made a similar unit for the...

    Mountaineer Canada made a similar unit for the full size Blazer. The only difference was the fridge was on the other side. I had one for a couple of years but it was my only vehicle and I couldn't...
  43. If you are in Canada check out The Last Hunt....

    If you are in Canada check out The Last Hunt. They sell all the big brands including Artcteryx usually last years stock at about 35 to 50% off.
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    Not exactly a car but big @ 14,000 pounds and...

    Not exactly a car but big @ 14,000 pounds and lots cylinders @ 10.293699
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    Me too. Using one since 2004. Excellent units.

    Me too. Using one since 2004. Excellent units.
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    In addition to heat tape on pipes you can buy...

    In addition to heat tape on pipes you can buy heating pads for the fresh and waste tanks.
    https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Fresh-Water/LaSalle-Bristol/277-000164.html
    However finding a place to dump...
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    That is discouraging. In Canada you just show up...

    That is discouraging. In Canada you just show up at the ER because we have Healthcare so no insurance required.
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    I have had two diagnosed severe concussions. The...

    I have had two diagnosed severe concussions. The only thing I would add to the discussion is ALWAYS get a CT scan. None of that macho bullshit 'cause a brain bleed will kill you, not right away but...
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    Here is some more Castle from the 2013 Freeride...

    Here is some more Castle from the 2013 Freeride Qualifier event.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA9vq7UXETY
    I'm not sure how that links to the OP post but the skiers hiked up from the top of the...
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    For those of you who might be curious about...

    For those of you who might be curious about inbounds Castle here is my Unofficial Guide to Castle
    https://www.pugski.com/threads/unofficial-guide-castle-mountain-resort-ab.4764/
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