I'm sure those are the slide locks referred to. I had several inside the used BTCruiser I bought, but found them difficult to set up and remove. Instead bought slide clamps at Harbor Freight that have a pistol grip you can easily squeeze to expand and a button to push to compress them. ...cheap, too. I recommend them. Feel more secure knowing they are on the job!
Again, thanks for the good suggestions. We've motorhomed to AK twice, once via those ferries we loved. Great great experience! This time we will likely drive both ways. DW actually likes driving our B+, unlike the A's we had where I did all the driving. No flats yet on these trips, but you gotta be prepared, so will be checking on the bike rack idea tomorrow.
May sound crazy, but wonder if anyone has ever stored a spare tire in the cabover space of a B+? Without a wheel, the weight should not be a problem. My measurements make it appear that it might just fit if I remove the flatscreen TV I've installed in that opening.
We're going to Alaska again and having a spare is always comforting.
Has anyone tried this?
The "reputation" thing is also something we were concerned about, but purchased a hardly-used 2007 BTCruiser 5290 on a Chevy anyway. I must say we are very happy with it. The Chevy chassis is great ...10+ MPG, good footroom, cool engine cover, plus a comfortable ride ...and that smooooth V8 sound and power. 15000 miles under our belts and no real problems. One upgrade I recommend is to spray-foam insulate the cabover. There was almost no insulation in there to start with and the upgrade helped a lot, plus made our coach'a ride quieter.
40+ years of motorhoming, been to all 50 states and all over Canada and have never towed. Longest coach was 31'. The earlier comment about not towing to Alaska is very true. You really don't have many options but the "loop road" and when you get to someplace like Anchorage it's just better to rent a car. I didn't, however.
I enjoy the luxuries of a motorhome, so like to have it with us wherever we travel.
We are now camped in our Chevy B+ in Maine after a great trip to Canada. I have been very very pleased with the stability, roominess, ride, and MPG of our 31' BT Cruiser. On a 7200 Mile trip crosscountry, we achieved 10.1 MPG on every kind of road you can think of. On this trip we are getting about 11, but waiting until we get back to NJ to do a final calculation. Engine compartment is never ever hot, good footroom, and a better-than-Ford ride. Gotta love it!