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    My 91 Dodge 4x4 with Cummins 12v has a 5 sp...

    My 91 Dodge 4x4 with Cummins 12v has a 5 sp manual trans made by Getrag (they also supply to BMW) and it is definitely NOT shit.
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    A room in the Motel 6 in Jackson is $200/night in...

    A room in the Motel 6 in Jackson is $200/night in summer but only $60 in winter. In the morning drive 10 minutes to the Stilson free shuttle bus lot where they have a heated waiting room, free coffee...
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    I have had some white knuckle moments in an...

    I have had some white knuckle moments in an 8800lb 4x4 truck camper with good tires that I managed to keep rubber side down but if I had been pulling a trailer at the time...IDK. There is a reason...
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    My 9 year old 2000watt Honda generator just died...

    My 9 year old 2000watt Honda generator just died and while the engine runs fine, repairs to the inverter/generator will run close to $1000CDN and a new replacement 2000watt gen is $1150. However it...
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    There has been a VW Rialta on an RV lot in...

    There has been a VW Rialta on an RV lot in Kamloops B.C. for several months. These things go for $35-40CDN which is around $25-30US....or maybe they don't go at that high a price. Either that or the...
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    It is the used diesel that you don't want to own.

    It is the used diesel that you don't want to own.
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    "There's no way this dental lawyer is going to be...

    "There's no way this dental lawyer is going to be driving around in a truck without leather!"

    Cloth seast can easily be recovered in leather, sometimes better than stock leather seats.
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    With my set up I don't have an aluminum box ski...

    With my set up I don't have an aluminum box ski holder, instead I just tie the skis to the ladder, tip and tail, with the cable lock between the bindings.
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    A ski bag and then a bike cable lock wrapped...

    A ski bag and then a bike cable lock wrapped tightly around ski and ladder between the binding heel and toe piece would e the finishing touch.
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    I put a pair of skis in a ski bag and then tie...

    I put a pair of skis in a ski bag and then tie the skis, tip and tail, to side of my rear ladder. I then tightly wrap a bike cable lock around the ladder and between the skis heel and toe piece.
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    Coyote RV, are a custom aluminum frame camper...

    Coyote RV, are a custom aluminum frame camper builder specializing in pop ups but could easily build a solid wall shell.
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    You will be hard pressed to find a good camper...

    You will be hard pressed to find a good camper that is light enough for an F150. F350 or possibly get away with F250.
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    I am pumping diesel and the fridge is on the...

    I am pumping diesel and the fridge is on the other side of the truck from the filler spout, so the fridge stays on.
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    These days propane fridges and heaters do NOT...

    These days propane fridges and heaters do NOT operate with a constant pilot light so as the appliance cycles on and off the propane supply is also turned on and off. This is why I drive with propane...
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    12v fridge draws a fair amount of power and in...

    12v fridge draws a fair amount of power and in winter there is not enough sunny days and daylight hours for solar to be a reliable source of power. And in winter propane fridges sip propane.
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    The RVs with the crappy insulation will feel warm...

    The RVs with the crappy insulation will feel warm and comfortable upper body with the furnace blasting away but it will never quite get warm enough lower down.
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    Northern Lite could be light on insulation as...

    Northern Lite could be light on insulation as could others. Most only have R5 insulation at best and some just have 3/4" plywood walls and no insulation on the lower section of the camper.
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    My "Arctic Package" insulated soft side does a...

    My "Arctic Package" insulated soft side does a good job of retaining heat but not so good at keeping out noise. Ear plugs are the answer. The propane furnace makes a noise as well but it is the sound...
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    Nope. My Phoenix popup has 2 layers of Thinsulate...

    Nope. My Phoenix popup has 2 layers of Thinsulate knock off sandwiched between 2 layers of fabric. The whole truck and camper shakes when it is real windy but no different than a hard side except it...
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    My 1991 Dodge Cummins diesel is one of the...

    My 1991 Dodge Cummins diesel is one of the easiest starting vehicles I have ever owned but if it ever didn't want to start due to cold temps or weak battery then that is what a Honda generator is...
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    And a bunch of cash, close to $1k with all the...

    And a bunch of cash, close to $1k with all the hardware, and not as many BTUs as most propane furnaces but probably burns less fuel and would be fine for a van or other small space.
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    Most RV parks are closed in winter. The 12v fan...

    Most RV parks are closed in winter.
    The 12v fan in my 18k BTU propane furnace will draw down my 2 AGM camper batteries in a day or 2, especially since I keep the heat on low for my dog during the...
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    To complete the commercial stealth van look and...

    To complete the commercial stealth van look and to make sure no one wants to break into your van, I recommend a magnetic sign for the doors: B-Bear Diaper Service.
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    Do you really think that homeless tent camps will...

    Do you really think that homeless tent camps will spring up in ski country? Also people who are camping in licensed motor vehicles will be subject to parking tickets or getting towed, even if parked...
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    Engine idling will not do much to charge house...

    Engine idling will not do much to charge house batteries and even driving, it takes a long time. This is often due, at least in part because factory wiring is usually not heavy gauge enough and line...
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    I have a rear ladder on my popup Phoenix camper....

    I have a rear ladder on my popup Phoenix camper. A pair of skis in a ski bag is then attached to each side of the ladder with a bike cable lock tightly wrapped around the skis and ladder between the...
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    The fact that there are no interior pics raises a...

    The fact that there are no interior pics raises a red flag. Maybe there are no interior pics because the seller is not really the owner.
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    [/B] I don't know. I find it kinda nice to...

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    I don't know. I find it kinda nice to have a shower after a day skiing as well as a port-potti.
    http://www.hotjugz.com/ Heat up water on a stove.
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    I don't know anything about Dolphins, but AFAIK,...

    I don't know anything about Dolphins, but AFAIK, Toyota didn't come out with the larger more powerful 3.4L 24 valve V6 until 1997.

    The RV is 26 years old, so expect lots of fix its. Me, I am not...
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    I don't think Ford did much for Volvo and if it...

    I don't think Ford did much for Volvo and if it wasn't for the Chinese car company Geely buying Volvo, then Volvo would probably be out of business just like Saab. So, tmokes, in order for you to be...
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    Regardless of whether the truck is 3/4 or 1 ton,...

    Regardless of whether the truck is 3/4 or 1 ton, you are going to want to install rear suspension airbags (or overload helper springs) and if it is a diesel maybe front air bags as well.

    Because...
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    The solution would be to get one of those...

    The solution would be to get one of those equipment set ups for turning cooking oil into a fuel that can be burned in a diesel engine. Get your used cooking oil from a fast food place and then all...
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    I occasionally post on a pop up camper site...

    I occasionally post on a pop up camper site called Wander the West.

    This is what I use for a shower:
    http://www.hotjugz.com/
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    The company is Sportsman Light Truck on Hugh...

    The company is Sportsman Light Truck on Hugh Allen Drive in Kamloops B.C. and they have been around for decades. I believe Clydesdale is the name of the 4X4 "conversion kit" that they use.
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    There is a company in Kamloops, B.C. that...

    There is a company in Kamloops, B.C. that specializes in converting vans from 2wd to 4X4, so for around $11,000US most camper vans can become 4X4 mobile ski chalets.
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    My truck camper has a rear ladder, so skis go...

    My truck camper has a rear ladder, so skis go into a ski bag that is then tied to the side of the ladder. A bike cable lock wrapped tightly around ladder rail between binding heel and toe piece...
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    My first rule for winter RVing: have backup...

    My first rule for winter RVing: have backup systems.
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    Most commercial vans are white due to lower...

    Most commercial vans are white due to lower purchase cost.

    For the ultimate in stealth, go with an Acme Painting Co. sign on the door. Could be plumbing or whatever. Just don't go with Acme...
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    Same 15 amp plug and I think only 3 operable...

    Same 15 amp plug and I think only 3 operable plug-ins.

    I don't get it. I would think that when a resort has no on hill accommodation like WW that they would encourage RV visitors. And I do...
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    Whitewater use to charge $10/night for RV plug-in...

    Whitewater use to charge $10/night for RV plug-in but now it is $25 just to park an RV overnight and $40/night if you want a plug-in. So are there any spots around Nelson to say in an RV overnight...
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    You may have already found this out by now: Red...

    You may have already found this out by now: Red Mountain allows free RV parking in one of their parking lots.
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    I parked my truck camper beside this guy last...

    I parked my truck camper beside this guy last week in the Revy parking lot.
    He bought the rig already converted to 4X4 but said it required a lot of fixing: back axle was 1 ton, front end 1/2 ton....
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    With my Cummins, idling it doesn't warm it up,...

    With my Cummins, idling it doesn't warm it up, neither does driving down hill and driving on level roads, it takes a while. I also block out 1/2 the grill in winter.
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    My 1991 Cummins diesel is one of the easiest...

    My 1991 Cummins diesel is one of the easiest starting vehicles that I have ever had. I have had some gelling problems with bad fuel but their are anti-gelling products that work as a preventative as...
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    Is a Savanna 1500 similar to an Astro van or is...

    Is a Savanna 1500 similar to an Astro van or is it bigger?
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    I have a '91 Dodge with a 12 valve Cummins,...

    I have a '91 Dodge with a 12 valve Cummins, 5speed manual Getrag transmission but I don't know if I have a NV4500. What is a NV4500?
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    77 to 79 Ford pickups were some of the best built...

    77 to 79 Ford pickups were some of the best built toughest trucks ever made. When I worked for a west coast logging contractor we had a few of these trucks as bush trucks and no matter how much we...
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    I agree with the one ton p/u, but a dually does...

    I agree with the one ton p/u, but a dually does not cut through snow like a single wheel axle.
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    Stay away from memory foam as it freezes solid as...

    Stay away from memory foam as it freezes solid as a brick in below freezing temps.
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    I have owned a 1991 Dodge 4x4 Cummins diesel...

    I have owned a 1991 Dodge 4x4 Cummins diesel since new. It is 12 valve direct injection and rated at 160hp and 400ft-lbs torque. The newer diesels have a lot more power and burn more fuel.
    My truck...
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