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    It's a Bigfoot. Very basic, no bathroom or gray...

    It's a Bigfoot. Very basic, no bathroom or gray water, etc. Used to have an Alaskan Pop Up and the Bigfoot is 1000lbs lighter. They are rare, but IMO worth the search.

    It hangs out a bit on my...
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    Pay to stay at Targhee....

    Pay to stay at Targhee. https://www.grandtarghee.com/vacation-planning/lodging/camping-rv-parking/

    At least it's an option.
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    That’s a helluva rig.

    That’s a helluva rig.
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    Those are both priced quite high IMO. At least...

    Those are both priced quite high IMO. At least the Bigfoot would be relatively lightweight and the Alaskan includes a trailer.



    I genuinely enjoyed my Alaskan, but I would never go back to one...
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    garage t-stat is the key

    garage t-stat is the key
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    nice! just curious, what's your solution for ski...

    nice! just curious, what's your solution for ski storage?
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    Raider. Craigslist. $300. That's A LOT of...

    Raider. Craigslist. $300.

    That's A LOT of depreciation.
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    People haul big trailers to Stevens and Mission...

    People haul big trailers to Stevens and Mission all the time. Be sure you’re prepared to chain up so your trailer brakes work in bad conditions.
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    There have been nights when I have absolutely...

    There have been nights when I have absolutely thanked Ullr that I found a Walmart parking lot to sleep in. It's absolutely a worst-case scenario but when you're just too tired to go on and in a...
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    I’m not as knowledgeable on Chevy trucks but my...

    I’m not as knowledgeable on Chevy trucks but my F250 (with HD payload and camper packages) has all the same equipment as a comparable F350 short of the sticker on the door stating a higher GVWR.
    ...
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    I read 20* not -20*. But even at 20* a cold 7.3...

    I read 20* not -20*. But even at 20* a cold 7.3 is not pleasant.
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    I guarantee your neighbors will love the giant...

    I guarantee your neighbors will love the giant cloud of soot you inject into the lot as you try to get that thing warmed up. Why not plug the block heater into the generator for an hour or so before...
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    that is a myth The infiltration rate of cold,...

    that is a myth

    The infiltration rate of cold, dry air from outside the space is the drying factor. Wood stoves are pleasant because they radiate heat directly on the body. The convection of the...
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    damn, CA is expensive. I think I spent $135 for...

    damn, CA is expensive. I think I spent $135 for two GC's at Costco.
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    Trying... Have you used your fridge? I wasn’t...

    Trying...

    Have you used your fridge? I wasn’t stoked initially on the 3 way in our first camper but once I got used to it I came to appreciate it. When running on propane they are incredibly...
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    That camper is under-trucked. Looks like a big...

    That camper is under-trucked. Looks like a big dude skiing 168’s.
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    Pretty sure that one has been referenced in this...

    Pretty sure that one has been referenced in this thread and was on Seattle CL for a very long time. I wonder if it ever sold?
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    Mobile ski chalet...

    Mobile ski chalet https://expeditionportal.com/expedition-portal-classifieds-revcon-trailblazer/
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    $19k for the mog and $500 for the camper?

    $19k for the mog and $500 for the camper?
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    cool. I bet ACH is thrilled someone finally...

    cool.

    I bet ACH is thrilled someone finally answered his question after 8 years.
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    Camper package is basically the necessary...

    Camper package is basically the necessary suspension upgrades including rear sway bar, upgraded F&R springs w/ overloads and "camper certification". It increases the truck's stability under load but...
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    As Norseman pointed out, any heat source that...

    As Norseman pointed out, any heat source that relies on combustion is a “moist heat.” Where that exhaust ends up AND the amount of cold, dry air it draws into the space (such as a wood stove) is the...
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    Cut out the showers and the moisture build up...

    Cut out the showers and the moisture build up decreases significantly.
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    Cheaper than what? The Toyota tax is real.

    Cheaper than what?

    The Toyota tax is real.
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    Just a hunch, but I think that would be a bit...

    Just a hunch, but I think that would be a bit over $40k. It would be cool to see them bring a competitor to Merc.
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    Petrol heater?

    Petrol heater?
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    won't everything fall out when you open the box?

    won't everything fall out when you open the box?
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    In '93 the Super Duty didn't exist yet, but I...

    In '93 the Super Duty didn't exist yet, but I loaded mine on the 4x6 lumber I used under the Alaskan and I have nearly 6" of cabover clearance. I think I'll get the thickest horse mat I can find and...
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    7.3 idi - you’d die before you got to the...

    7.3 idi - you’d die before you got to the hospital, but no doubt you’d get there.
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    Putting the top down became an ordeal. The last...

    Putting the top down became an ordeal. The last several trips both the wife and I have grown weary of the set up and tear down of the pop up. Other than that inconvenience, the Alaskan is great and a...
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    April 14-15 is closing weekend unless the...

    April 14-15 is closing weekend unless the snowpack holds out and management make the call.

    https://www.missionridge.com/operating-schedule
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    Ski RV's, who's sleeping in parking lots?

    I've been thinking of changing gears and getting a hard-side to replace the Alaskan since the space chocolate incident of 2017 and well, it finally happened. A fellow mag pointed me to this pristine...
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    built-in ski storage locker is sick. I can't...

    built-in ski storage locker is sick.

    I can't imagine the number of hours that thing has idled.
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    I like that bigfoot rig with the service body....

    I like that bigfoot rig with the service body. super cool.
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    If you're tryingtostaywarm, a diesel might not be...

    If you're tryingtostaywarm, a diesel might not be the best choice for short trips.

    That said, modern diesel's do fine in cold weather, the new Super Duty has an available electric aux heater for...
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    Chaining up is stressful. I’ll stick with 4wd...

    Chaining up is stressful. I’ll stick with 4wd trucks.
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    I just installed a "garage" t-stat in our Alaskan...

    I just installed a "garage" t-stat in our Alaskan so that I can set the temp as low as 35°F. That should decrease the frequency and variability of the warm/cool cycle and allow us to make the most of...
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    Make sure you get a proper deep cycle AGM for the...

    Make sure you get a proper deep cycle AGM for the house battery. I'd suggest getting a cheap battery charger and using that to top off/tend it every chance you get. I don't think the alternator will...
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    rad

    rad
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    in theory, yes, the cold one will drag down the...

    in theory, yes, the cold one will drag down the warm one, but you'll still increase your AH.

    I might consider putting the new one in the cold and the old one inside, maybe it'll even out their...
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    I didn't see the text. Just the pic.

    I didn't see the text. Just the pic.
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    Pretty good price on that rig. I wonder what the...

    Pretty good price on that rig. I wonder what the mileage is on the truck.
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    very cool. nice lighting.

    very cool. nice lighting.
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    Betcha had to eat a lotta government cheese to...

    Betcha had to eat a lotta government cheese to save up for that van.
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    We? I can't recall you dealing with any stuck...

    We?

    I can't recall you dealing with any stuck Fords.
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    I would imagine you'd be losing enough heat out...

    I would imagine you'd be losing enough heat out of the slide to keep it from re-freezing. Just keep the furnace running.
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    If you need chains on the tow vehicle, you need...

    If you need chains on the tow vehicle, you need chains on the trailer as well. If you don't chain up the entire rig, when you apply the brakes the trailer is going to try to pass you.
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    Could you line the wheel wells with some flexible...

    Could you line the wheel wells with some flexible diamond plate?
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    The moral of the story is, if you're gonna do...

    The moral of the story is, if you're gonna do vanlife, finance a new van, build it out, sell it before the bubble pops and count your monies.
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    Yup. Better double check the VIN.

    Yup. Better double check the VIN.
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