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    Maybe check out the 25' Bigfoot. Very high...

    Maybe check out the 25' Bigfoot. Very high quality and not fragile like the Airstream
    https://www.bigfootrv.com/2500-series/b25-trailer
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    Accommodation is only part of the issue. The...

    Accommodation is only part of the issue. The other part is price. In Canada $175,000 will get you a nice three season Sprinter RV. (you won't find a used one). $30,00 to $50,000 will get you a top of...
  3. Could be worse. Our neighbour started his car one...

    Could be worse. Our neighbour started his car one morning and ended up with pack rat guts all over the engine compartment.
  4. If your serious about warm hands my wife and I...

    If your serious about warm hands my wife and I both use US Air Force Arctic mitts. Cheap, tough and never have cold hands. Plus we get props from lifties freezing their asses off....
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    I have seen a couple of SurRons in action and...

    I have seen a couple of SurRons in action and they will outperform that Ktm in every way except how far you go on a 'tank'. I say this even though I am a diehard KTM fan.
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    May be this should be in Adventures under the...

    May be this should be in Adventures under the Hood but here goes. Unlike most RVs, we use ours on the winter with lots of exposure to salt, gravel, etc. What are folks using for corrosion protection?
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    Typical day at Castle 425180

    Typical day at Castle
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    We should start a "Why I Hate Whistler" thread...

    We should start a "Why I Hate Whistler" thread and share our horror stories. I know I have a few.
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    337 miles in 6 hours equals 56 mph average....

    337 miles in 6 hours equals 56 mph average. Definitely not doable especially in winter.
    I know the Canadian part of that road and it's more like 8 or 9 hours minimum in winter.
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    Panorama is groomer heaven if you like that sort...

    Panorama is groomer heaven if you like that sort of thing. It gets less snow than Fernie or Kicking Horse so personally I'd give it a pass.
    Your USD will give you an excellent exchange rate for...
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    For those of you considering coming to Canada, in...

    For those of you considering coming to Canada, in case you were not aware everybody entering Canada must complete the ArriveCAN app within 72 hours of crossing the border. This may change by winter...
  12. Have any of you Range Rover owners heard of or...

    Have any of you Range Rover owners heard of or experienced Sudden Acceleration Syndrome (SAS). A Range Rover sped into a wedding party in North Vancouver leaving two dead and many injured....
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    You must have a car to do the Red/Revy route....

    You must have a car to do the Red/Revy route. It's an easy drive with no passes. Unfortunately in order to give yourself the choices mentioned by others you will need a car.
    Look into Practicar in...
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    Apex ski resort threatened by wildfire

    My home hill. Does not look good.
    https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story--21-.htm
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    Thanks for the input. I think I'll stick with...

    Thanks for the input. I think I'll stick with what I have until they expire and then upgrade to lithium.
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    Another battery question. Right now we have two...

    Another battery question. Right now we have two conventional vented 6 volt deep cycle battery's in our class C RV external battery storage compartment. Would adding two 6 volt AGM deep cycle...
  17. In case anybody is interested, Princess Auto in...

    In case anybody is interested, Princess Auto in Canada has lots of this type of heater.
    https://www.princessauto.com/en/searchresults?Ntt=heater%2A&page=1&Nrpp=50&facet.group_id=410-000-000-000
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    Excellent idea. Since my rv is in a pole barn it...

    Excellent idea. Since my rv is in a pole barn it is susceptible to critters on the roof. Most of the vents are mouse proof but I wasn't sure about the fridge vent so built just such a box.
    Now I...
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    Good point about the pokey bits (humour). I...

    Good point about the pokey bits (humour). I forgot to mention I taped pieces of foam
    to all sharp points on the roof including the corners but also the sharp corners on vents, skylights etc. Even...
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    I assume you know to never cover with a...

    I assume you know to never cover with a waterproof tarp. A proper breathable RV cover is your best bet. They are made out of a Tyvek like material.
    Unlike your camper you can't use any kind of tool...
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    Better snow than either. For 10 years I lived in...

    Better snow than either. For 10 years I lived in Sparwood with passes for both Fernie and Castle. Castle had consistently better snow as it is higher than Castle (ignore Fernie's powder chair) and is...
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    The Nelson/Whitewater/Red combo is pretty hard to...

    The Nelson/Whitewater/Red combo is pretty hard to beat. As a non Canadian you will need to check work permits and such. Fernie is the only other comparable I can think of. If you don't care about...
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    Adventurer is mediocre quality- 3 or 4 out of 10....

    Adventurer is mediocre quality- 3 or 4 out of 10. Pretty much the cheapest construction you can get. Ok for three season but poor for winter. Fraserway RV may have x rentals for sale especially in...
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    We also stayed at Boulder Mountain Resort on our...

    We also stayed at Boulder Mountain Resort on our way through Revvy, First class with everything from power only to new log cabins. Also includes laundry and hot tub. Five minutes from town and 15...
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    Winter camping at Lake Louise and Marmot basin...

    Winter camping at Lake Louise and Marmot basin (Jasper)
    Parks Canada operates winter camping 10 minutes for both the Lake Louise and Marmot Basin ski hills. 30 or 50 amp power, heated washrooms and...
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    Here is a series of You Tubes about winter...

    Here is a series of You Tubes about winter camping with an A frame.
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=a+frame+camper+in+winter
    Personally I'd save the money and stay in a motel
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    Try before you decide you really want this very...

    Try before you decide you really want this very large commitment. There are a few RV rental companies on the Island. Speaking of going where there are no hotels, for many years my wife have spent...
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    If a small town is possible, Bellingham would be...

    If a small town is possible, Bellingham would be interesting. Not far from Mt Baker and access to all the San Juan and Gulf Islands. Might be worth talking to the yacht club.
    If you aren't aware of...
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    [QUote)Big White has the highest base elevation...

    [QUote)Big White has the highest base elevation in BC at around a mile high so the snow was always pretty good all the times i skied there, silver star is also pretty high

    the fog not so...
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    It was so deep they had to dig out under some of...

    It was so deep they had to dig out under some of the chairs.
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    Winter campsite report Just got back from Silver...

    Winter campsite report
    Just got back from Silver Star (Vernon, BC). No parking lot camping allowed so we stayed at Cedar Falls Campground 15 minutes down the hill. It was -16c cold and they had...
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    The Wave 3 is a catalytic heater and will never...

    The Wave 3 is a catalytic heater and will never put out the same heat but it is safer
  33. How strong/thick is the fiberglass? Maybe these...

    How strong/thick is the fiberglass? Maybe these bolt anchors would work....
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    https://camperfaqs.com/where-to-mount-carbon-monox...

    https://camperfaqs.com/where-to-mount-carbon-monoxide-detector-in-rv#:~:text=A%20dual%20RV%20carbon%20monoxide%20propane%20detector%20should%20be%20mounted,of%20a%20potential%20gas%20leak.
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    Watch for rubber stink in a very enclosed space

    Watch for rubber stink in a very enclosed space
  36. Genuine Corinthian Leather!! (old Chrysler ad...

    Genuine Corinthian Leather!! (old Chrysler ad reference)
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    I had exactly that with a K series Blazer. Great...

    I had exactly that with a K series Blazer. Great rig but brutal mileage.
  38. Thread: Trucks.

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    https://northamericanev.com/ They have applied...

    https://northamericanev.com/
    They have applied to build a plant in Oliver, an hour from my house. There goes the neighbourhood. They also plan to build race cars.
    ...
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    We have airbags on our class C and I check and...

    We have airbags on our class C and I check and top them up once a year. They have good longevity considering the unit is 20 years old.
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    You already have arguably the best, quietist,...

    You already have arguably the best, quietist, most efficient portable generator on the market with the EU2200.
    Simply maximize you charging system (check with an RV dealer) and use the generator as...
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    DanoT has it right. Our RV furnace (33,000 BTU)...

    DanoT has it right. Our RV furnace (33,000 BTU) draws 7 amps so battery charging is key. Any high quality four stage charger will do the job. You can use a portable unit or we have a built in...
  42. wear protection

    wear protection
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    Here...

    Here
    https://www.skitalk.com/threads/ski-resort-parking-lot-camping.9573/#post-233611
    and here
    Alberta/BC Ski Resorts Winter Camping Guide | Karma Campervans
    and here...
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    Trailers are great for three season use. Length...

    Trailers are great for three season use. Length isn't much of an issue unless you are paying for ferries (like me). Unfortunately hauling a trailer in winter is not an easy option at least here in BC...
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    Under the category of "Go big or go home". Good...

    Under the category of "Go big or go home". Good price low mileage. Canadian $. Might be 4x4?
    https://classifieds.castanet.net/details/33_gulfstream_super_c_motorhome/4590160/
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    Good advice. At the very least rent one to try...

    Good advice. At the very least rent one to try the RV thing out and see if you and all your significant others like it.
    Also consider buying used. 50 to 70K won't get you any kind of new RV anyway.
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    Interesting - the Coachman doesn't seem big...

    Interesting - the Coachman doesn't seem big enough to warrant a tag axle,
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    I just realized this unit has 148,000 MILES not...

    I just realized this unit has 148,000 MILES not kilometers like I'm used to. That is 238,000 Km and way, way too many miles in my book.
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    My 24 foot Triple E is a Super Duty 450 not the...

    My 24 foot Triple E is a Super Duty 450 not the 350 in the ad so bit heavier and we are in BC so lots of mountains. It get 10ish Imperial MPG. I always tell people if you can't afford the gas don't...
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    A mediocre quality unit with too many miles....

    A mediocre quality unit with too many miles. Almost certainly an ex rental. I have the v10 and it is a good motor but the plugs have to be changed at 100,000 km and that is a bitch.
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