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    Curious to know how fast it was going

    Curious to know how fast it was going
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    Displaying my total ignorance what is "POW"...

    Displaying my total ignorance what is "POW" anyway? Is it strictly an American thing and hasn't migrated to Canada
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    Had a '78 Dodge campervan just like that. We...

    Had a '78 Dodge campervan just like that. We called it the 'Shit Brown Van'. Lots of great trips out the logging roads to windsurf to Nitnat on the west side of Vancouver Island. It ended up a...
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    For all you rich dentists out there. Thor is...

    For all you rich dentists out there. Thor is making a 23 foot Class C with AWD and Eco boost.
    https://classifieds.castanet.net/details/2021_thor_compass_23tw-awd/4432554/...
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    This company in Kamloops BC does conversions and...

    This company in Kamloops BC does conversions and it looks like around $15,000 Canadian
    https://www.sportsman4x4.com/contact/
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    The dually debate continues. My rig is a 24 foot...

    The dually debate continues. My rig is a 24 foot Class C Super Duty 450 with V10 and positrac on ordinary Bridgestone M&S tires, GVW 14,400 lbs. I have too many years driving/skiing in BC and western...
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    If you can afford them airbags are the way to go....

    If you can afford them airbags are the way to go. Our RV has them and they make a huge difference to handling. The only maintenance is to check them once or twice a year for air pressure. No onboard...
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    Did not. This is my rig. 371712

    Did not. This is my rig.
    371712
  9. Thread: Kitesurfing

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    Windsurfed for 30 years and checked out...

    Windsurfed for 30 years and checked out kiteboarding but gave it a pass after a friend got dumped on rocks, broke his leg which got infected and then lost the leg. Too risky for me. Foil windsurfing...
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    We had card fraud a couple of times in two...

    We had card fraud a couple of times in two years. Our bank suggested avoiding pin # interactions and use tap whenever possible. The riskiest place are gas stations where it is easy for crooks to...
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    Patagucci and Arcteryx are so last season....

    Patagucci and Arcteryx are so last season. BlackYak is where it's at
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    If you have a water system and conserving battery...

    If you have a water system and conserving battery energy and water supply are concerns consider using a manual fresh water hand pump such as this....
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    Empty box sold

    Empty box sold
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    Total Composites prototype camper in Victoria....

    Total Composites prototype camper in Victoria. interesting
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/949339045835274/?ref=category_feed&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post
    800...
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    I have skied the Castle Cat but only on deep...

    I have skied the Castle Cat but only on deep days. For pics and details check out my Unofficial Guide to Castle.
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    After the lines have thawed put reflectex between...

    After the lines have thawed put reflectex between the pipe and the outside wall and keep all cabinets open all the time.
  17. 360515Sure you can. Prophet 100s in bottomless....

    360515Sure you can. Prophet 100s in bottomless. More face shots per turn. Get you money's worth.
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    [QUOTE=El Chupacabra;6187061]Is that battery...

    [QUOTE=El Chupacabra;6187061]Is that battery compartment vented to outside air?

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    They look like AGM batteries. Do they have to be vented?
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    So basically a class C or maybe a B+. I like the...

    So basically a class C or maybe a B+. I like the new technology and wonder if a lot of it could be retrofitted to something used and cheaper.
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    I don't see a vapour barrier. Cold steel outside...

    I don't see a vapour barrier. Cold steel outside walls will cause condensation inside the wall and will wet the batten insulation like a wet powder jacket. Not an issue with spray foam and not such a...
  21. Big White has fired employees as a result of...

    Big White has fired employees as a result of their Covid debacle.
    https://globalnews.ca/news/7527127/coronavirus-employees-fired-big-white-ski-resort/
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    Be sure to drain your water tank completely. We...

    Be sure to drain your water tank completely. We left a bit of water in our 120 liter rv water tank and it froze. After filling with water for a ski trip the ice floated to the top and tried to...
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    I did a combo of rigid Styrofoam with reflectex...

    I did a combo of rigid Styrofoam with reflectex glued to one side. Cut to fit in each window with shiny side in in winter to reflect back infrared and shiny side out in summer to reflect heat. Very...
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    This...

    This
    http://dickinsonmarine.com/product_cat/propane-fireplace-heaters/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E24ehcoBtok
  25. As of yesterday at least 42 cases in Revy plus a...

    As of yesterday at least 42 cases in Revy plus a family posted a request to be infected.
    https://globalnews.ca/news/7495297/coronavirus-revelstoke-community-cluster-cases-covid-19-update/
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    My wife has the Arcteryx Alpha AR and I have the...

    My wife has the Arcteryx Alpha AR and I have the Tantalus. Both have great hoods. I also have a Taiga Alpinist Pro which is excellent and half the price especially in US$. Made in Vancouver. They may...
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    All these plumbing/heating issues is why we have...

    All these plumbing/heating issues is why we have a Triple E class C made in Manitoba.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vttAv4b-24U
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    Don't forget it burns O2 and releases moisture....

    Don't forget it burns O2 and releases moisture. Make sure your CO detector works.
  29. I lived in Sparwood for 10 winters and it is 15...

    I lived in Sparwood for 10 winters and it is 15 minutes from the Alberta border between Alberta and Fernie. I'm not saying which province is sicker but will say Friday night and Sunday evening the...
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    So true. Cabins are like boats. We went in a...

    So true. Cabins are like boats. We went in a totally different direction when looking to invest in property for skiing and bought a condo in Sparwood, BC. 35 minutes to the Fernie parking lot and 75...
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    Looking closely the furnace is a primo Dickinson...

    Looking closely the furnace is a primo Dickinson sealed vent propane furnace. $$$. No smoke
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    Very true. I've seen it too many times.

    Very true. I've seen it too many times.
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    You can use a remote start system to turn on the...

    You can use a remote start system to turn on the vehicle's engine and AC. The new versions operate via your cell phone so as long as you have coverage you can restart at a distance. Also very handy...
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    I have a pair of now discontinued Sick Day 125s....

    I have a pair of now discontinued Sick Day 125s. Progressive shape, directional mount and flex, no metal. They are a pain in the knees to get on edge and need about 3 inches minimum to work at all....
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    The Nokina LT3 comes in sizes up to 20 inches

    The Nokina LT3 comes in sizes up to 20 inches
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    Rent an overlander. I spotted this rental option...

    Rent an overlander. I spotted this rental option at Fraserway RV. They are a big rental operation all over BC and it would be an interesting option for skiing. The Fraserway units are not the highest...
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    Nokian brought out a new heavy truck tire last...

    Nokian brought out a new heavy truck tire last Fall. The Hakka LT3 is Load range E/Load index 120 and fully studded....
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    Our Super Duty 450 24 foot class C has the V10...

    Our Super Duty 450 24 foot class C has the V10 and we like it very much. After 16 years and 128,000 km it is still going strong. It has a sweet spot between 100 and 110 where it is so smooth...
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    From Last Hunt

    From Last Hunt
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    Look for a galvanized livestock water trough....

    Look for a galvanized livestock water trough. Pretty cheap, lots of different shapes and sizes. I saw one used as a shower in a log home.
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    Check out this company. ...

    Check out this company.
    https://www.progressivedyn.com/rv/power-converters/
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    In super icy conditions going downhill I will put...

    In super icy conditions going downhill I will put the SUV in neutral so there is less chance of drive wheels locking up due to engine braking.
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    Not appropriate for skiing but pretty cool....

    Not appropriate for skiing but pretty cool.
    https://classifieds.castanet.net/search/?search=avion&id_cat=81&pfrom=&pto=&datetype=days&user=&datenr=&submit=
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    FWIW I'd say towing a trailer on snowy roads,...

    FWIW I'd say towing a trailer on snowy roads, especially a pretty big one, is not a good idea. That aside, I can't imagine using an Airstream in winter. I have looked at Airstreams inside and out and...
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    Those 'mainstream' RVs are sometimes called...

    Those 'mainstream' RVs are sometimes called 'sticks and staples' for good reason.
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    For the record Mr Buddy heaters are not...

    For the record Mr Buddy heaters are not catalytic. Nonpowered heaters/furnaces are called 'gravity heaters' (Don't know why) If you have the money these Dickinson units are fantastic and made for the...
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    Amen brother !!

    Amen brother !!
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    FWIW I totally agree. Also too much hype over...

    FWIW I totally agree. Also too much hype over features available in any medium or better quality RV. When he was talking about the engine heated water heater it reminded me of the ' genuine Casio'...
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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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