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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.
  2. 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...
  6. 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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    Travelaire, Bigfoot, Northern Lite and Triple E...

    Travelaire, Bigfoot, Northern Lite and Triple E are all built in Canada for Canadian conditions.
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    I don't know what would cause sagging. Pictures...

    I don't know what would cause sagging. Pictures of every opening in the roof might be useful if there are big problems but won't give much info for the more common subtle leaks. It's a pity you can't...
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    The 2500 is their most insulated (and heaviest)...

    The 2500 is their most insulated (and heaviest) unit. Pooling isn't a problem unless it allows water to collect in such a way that it can get inside. Check for water damage, soft plywood and bubbled...
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    Don't use the water system and just use water in...

    Don't use the water system and just use water in containers. Drain the fresh water tank, hot water tank and dump the holding tanks then RV antifreeze the system. Many Youtubes will tell you how....
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    I made a waterproof tray out of an old waterbed...

    I made a waterproof tray out of an old waterbed and keep six pairs in the class C cab over space. Warm, dry, secure
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    When you can get into a decent class C for so...

    When you can get into a decent class C for so much less $ than any kind of Sprinter it's hard to justify all that extra money for all that less space and comfort. Also note the three burner stove and...
  21. On October 28 I confirmed with Red that they will...

    On October 28 I confirmed with Red that they will allow parking in the lower lot.
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    If it helps here is the mounting template....

    If it helps here is the mounting template.
    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0SnAf18fUXAQmNRRFRLVEZXYlk/edit?resourcekey=0-R-xzik_lEEBMIHw_qgmx9Q
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    PSA In Kelowna. ...

    PSA In Kelowna.
    https://classifieds.castanet.net/details/westfalia_like_1995_awd_astro_van/4541853/
  24. Your planned dates span all the local university...

    Your planned dates span all the local university reading weeks so best to book now
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    I don't have Afib but do have a pacemaker for...

    I don't have Afib but do have a pacemaker for bradycardia (slow heart rate). The operation was very quick and painless afterward so no need to be hesitant from the procedure standpoint. I have no...
  26. If you only have 7 days of skiing, your Red/WH2O...

    If you only have 7 days of skiing, your Red/WH2O plan sounds the best to me because as you said it minimizes driving. Driving North to Revy/Kicking Horse or East to Fernie are IMHO best done in...
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    Please quote the source of this graph.

    Please quote the source of this graph.
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    As a point of interest the original Cochise had...

    As a point of interest the original Cochise had zero camber then they changed it. I have the OGs and they are the best.
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    I am 6' 2" and had an ancient '77 Dodge camper...

    I am 6' 2" and had an ancient '77 Dodge camper van. In order to sleep cross ways i cut out a wall strut on each side and made rectangular carpet lined boxes for my head and feet. Added at least 4...
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    Well it's no rocket ship but it gets the job done...

    Well it's no rocket ship but it gets the job done especially compared to huge Class A units using the same engine. Sweet spot for the engine is 100 to 110 kph but going over the Rogers Pass or up the...
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    I also have a V10. For information purposes it is...

    I also have a V10. For information purposes it is 24' Class c with 450 Super Duty chassis.14,400 GVW. Owned it since 2004. We average 10 to 12 miles per Imperial gallon driving in the mountains of...
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    Does it work on any of the three functions?

    Does it work on any of the three functions?
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    If you are are curious here is the link to that...

    If you are are curious here is the link to that years owner's manual and brochure for the Regal models.
    https://tripleerv.com/products/resources/
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    Another very nice 22' Triple E Class C on...

    Another very nice 22' Triple E Class C on Vancouver Island. C$
    https://portalberni.canadianlisted.com/trailers-mobile-homes/2003-regal-by-triple-e-c22-class-c-motorhome_3876523.html
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    Not a Class B IMHO. If you want a rig that big...

    Not a Class B IMHO. If you want a rig that big just buy a used 22' Class C, add the high tech gadgets and save the money. Something like this...
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    Anytime you have to think 'I'll be OK because I...

    Anytime you have to think 'I'll be OK because I have a CO monitor' it's probably a bad idea.
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    Fortnine review of trikes with genius production...

    Fortnine review of trikes with genius production values
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_C8z0rFnjk
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    I hear motorized wheelchairs for quads (not the 4...

    I hear motorized wheelchairs for quads (not the 4 wheeler kind) can be fun too.
    Please be careful.
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2780132/
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    1500 may refer to which series. Bigfoot campers...

    1500 may refer to which series. Bigfoot campers have a 2500 series and 1500 series with the 2500 being more insulated, more features, etc.
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    Crazy hot and dry in the Okanagan. Thermometer...

    Crazy hot and dry in the Okanagan. Thermometer read 114f yesterday. Lyton burnt to the ground in the Fraser Canyon and Kamloops had a very near miss last night. Right now prepping RV for rapid evac...
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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
  49. 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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