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RE: Dodge 4x4 RV

Any chance you can re-post the pic? It's probably not a factory build. There are a couple kits around that folks buy and install. That or have a shop do the conversion. There are a couple in the US. Do a Google search for that. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/24/16 10:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: There is ugly..and then there u-g-l-y

So... any kind of story behind this? Did you talk to the driver/ owner? No...It was parked at CDN Tire in Penticton. Later on saw it in the shop. Never did see the owner but it's a BC plate so maybe I will run into him. If so..I'll get the story. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/24/16 08:58am General RVing Issues
There is ugly..and then there u-g-l-y

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garyhaupt 08/23/16 11:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Mobile hot spots

OP..in your original ask, you didn`t mention the need for secure. The only way you are going to achieve that is a data plan with your at home carrier. You need to talk to them and ask about their plans for travelers. If you post your carries name here...someone will have the scoop. As `pianatuna` has said...T Mobile in Canada has a plan but it changes Sept 6th. Your intro shows you in Ontario. If you are close to the border, perhaps go across now and buy a T Mobile at Wal-Mart. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/22/16 08:00am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Mobile hot spots

If you are asking about free? McDonalds, Starbucks, Lowes, some Wal-Marts..maybe all, Home Depot, Safeways, Save-On Foods. Many libraries. If you are talking a laptop? I'd suggest investing 20 or 30 bux in a WiFi booster from Staples or The Source. D Link is good. It will allow you to get a stronger signal if you are out in a parking lot. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/21/16 12:27pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Old topic -- leaky roof

I had just written a whole bunch and realized...this is going to cost you just a lot of money, no matter what you do. If you can figure out where the leak is? Eternabond tape. Lots of it. And get it right..you can't just pull it up and do it again. Once down...it likes to stay down. Get a moisture meter from your local Lowe's or Home Depot. Check to see just where you have wet to where you have dry. If it's in your walls and floor? If it's just the back wall? You can buy stuff that paints on and stops rot and seems to harden up the existing wood. http://www.pcepoxy.com/our-products/wood-repair/pc-rot-terminator.php If you have done the moisture meter thing and it's walls and floor AND the back wall? Throw it away. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/18/16 04:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C motorhomes, Do they all leak?

Yes..they all leak..but, so do all houses if they are not looked after. One of the things to look for then, is a C manufactured using metal framing as opposed to wood. It's the repairing of the rotted wood framing that will cost the HUGE dollars. With a metal framed unit, you repair the leak, tear out the interior wall replace the insulation and put the wall back up. No rot to contend with. As for leaks...the clearance lights and the seams around the cap are the biggest culprits. DO NOT buy a C with a fabulous front window in the cap. Then the windows. Those can all be removed and re caulked by yourself or a shop. Then the roof itself can leak. Any place on the roof where it has got stuff into it..thru it...the A/C housing. TV and Sat cables. Vents..are all areas to check, but...again..they all leak sometime. Getting it repaired is always the key. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/17/16 10:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: E350 Super Duty Triton V10

It'll be an exhaust manifold leak. The question is always..shall I fix it or not. And...it depends. It will allow more heat to escape from around the doghouse. The box, under which sits the motor..and that will be felt on the feet. However..there are two exhaust manifolds and they'll both have broken studs, and always the rear ones..the ones that are just a dirty nasty horrible job to replace. The Ford book says it's a heads off job...25 hrs per side. A good shop will get the job done from underneath but it is still a bunch of money. Like maybe $2,500 to 3 grand for both. I can give you the name of a guy in Vanderhoof that can do the job. He did one side of mine and ran out of time to do the other. I had the other done here in Penticton a month ago. Whoever you have do the job...they need to know what they are doing. Not get part way into it and shrug..and tell you they can't finish the job. It really is a mean, big job. And filthy. It has someone welding nuts onto studs and backing them out..maybe. Someone in Alaska should be able to get it done..but ask around. Ask a NAPA store who they might recommend. Or..just leave it and drive it the way it is. It won't quit on you. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/16/16 06:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Central Washington

Hey Phil...not 'new'..had them for a couple 3 years now. Aluminess custom bumper, Warn 12,000 and a set of LightForce beamers. Hadn't used the winch...it's winch, Phil not wrench...until a couple weekends ago. The dead tree was down there >>>>>>>> Moved the RV closer, ran out the winch cable...WINCH eh...strapped up the wood source and hauled'r right up. Gary
garyhaupt 08/13/16 12:45am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Crossing into Canada at Callis, what should we expect?

Or Vancouver Island Victoria Island....
garyhaupt 08/12/16 04:02pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 4 wheel drive class c

For what it's worth..my opinion...buying one new, with a Quigley or whatever else is a colossal waste of cash. That will set a person back 200 grand. Get the used RV you want..that you like..and then have a conversion done. The resale value on anything 4x4 is diminished as soon as they unit is on the road. People think it's been abused and even if they know better, they still drive the price down. Uless of course you have the money..then..go to it. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/08/16 04:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Crossing into Canada at Callis, what should we expect?

You have your passports, no weapons that won't pass CDN Border rules, checked for the latest foods you can or cannot take across, no firewood, no criminal convictions for anyone in the party? I think you are good to go. EXCEPT if they are checking every "nth" vehicle and you are the nth vehicle. Both sides are usually very courteous and as efficient as possible. I've crossed that border many times, both in an RV and in a regular vehicle with only 2 exceptions to the above. One was just a freak reason (long story) any one was they were checking every "nth" vehicle and we where the "nth" vehicle. True enough but one can't plan for that. It happens..or it don't. Either way....there ya are. As a buddy used to say.."if this was where I lived, I'd be home now." Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/08/16 03:41pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 4x4 Class C, what do you think?

I guess mine has a higher centre of gravity..It must have, right? But...huh..maybe it's how an person operates. I don't drive much quicker than 90-95kmh. I never clean off my table..and except on the oddest of occasion..like when some fool really had to chop me off...I have never had spillage. I like to enjoy the views of where I go, what I see. I like a cup of coffee in my hand in the morning and so on. Is it top-heavy? Probably, compared to some units. But...It will go places the rest can't..and in the 4x4 world, that is the name of game. http://i66.tinypic.com/1zx40gj.jpg]http://i66.tinypic.com/1zx40gj.jpg Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/08/16 03:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Crossing into Canada at Callis, what should we expect?

Herring chokers cain`t make a clicky?.. geezus bye... clicky... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIwzRkjn86w Gary haupt
garyhaupt 08/08/16 01:06pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 4x4 Class C, what do you think?

I would be paying way less than the Quigley 4x4 option which makes me feel ok. garyhaupt, would you be willing to give a ballpark price breakdown on what it took to build yours? I really like your rig and may go a route similar to you based upon my experiences with the 79 Itasca. Mine was done at a shop in BC..Canada..Kamloops Light Truck and it was $22,000 8 years ago. Of course, if a person from the US walked in today? They'd save just a whack of money on the exchange. They'll do a conversion on anything that rolls. There is also a shop in SLC Utah that does the same. Mine are manual hubs, manual transfer case engagement and a 6" lift. The original owner put on a rear mounted boat rack, some solar..I boosted hat by a bunch, he also armour plated the underside rear to keep the plumbing protected. I mounted an custom Aluminess bumper, set of Lightforce lights and a 12,000 Warn winch. I have been in some fabulous places..places that saw me engaging the 4 wheel. But for sure, I have to be very mindful of a couple of things. The flex issue and the weight. I want to badly to go onto a beach in Oregon or Washington but..if I got in trouble? Man..I don't know...and yes, I carry a compressor so I could air down, but still...I'd hate to loose the rig out of stubbornness. As I said at the outset, having had this for 6 years? I wouldn't want to go back to non-4x4. The ability to get thru some pretty mean water and tracks? Could not be doing it otherwise. If you were to do one...beware of the critical points..the suspension. Being a 24ft, it has a very short wheelbase so it is a stiff ride. I have spent a lot of time and money getting the front end right...currently with a 3 leaf inverted set. Ranch shocks...lots of steel in the rear plus air bags. For your viewing pleasure...mine.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZsDmjS2XbU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhANZhUG6WE My first trip away... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfXqTiRBF-A Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/08/16 11:22am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 4x4 Class C, what do you think?

"For reference, the Phoenix Cruiser line of motor homes offers a Quigley 4x4 option for $24,750." Indeed they do..but will only do their conversion on new. So...we have the huge price tag. However, taking a used, well maintained RV that is, hopefully, paid for...the numbers begin to open doors. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/07/16 11:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 4x4 Class C, what do you think?

In one sense a really cool and rare camper like that is really valuable. However you need to compare it against two things: What would it cost you to buy any other MH of same or even newer vintage and convert it to 4 x 4? What would be the cost of a '79 or even newer 4 x 4 truck with a nice 1979 or even newer truck camper? I'm guessing this would be "not very much". I have advocated to those that wanted a newer something, with 4x4...go get the RV you want and can pay for, then either get a kit or take it to a shop and have a conversion done. Cost will be about 25 grand for that. Go the Quigley route and a person is into it for maybe $200,000. Somehow, that just doesn't make sense to me. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/07/16 08:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Crossing into Canada at Callis, what should we expect?

You have your passports, no weapons that won't pass CDN Border rules, checked for the latest foods you can or cannot take across, no firewood, no criminal convictions for anyone in the party? I think you are good to go. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/07/16 03:42pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 4x4 Class C, what do you think?

Here are two pix of the rig he is talking about. http://i64.tinypic.com/2elxxqo.jpg]http://i64.tinypic.com/2elxxqo.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/2edxlwm.jpg]http://i66.tinypic.com/2edxlwm.jpg Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/07/16 09:04am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 4x4 Class C, what do you think?

I have a 4x4 C and quite honestly, I don't know that I could ever be without one now. Mine is lifted 6" and that really is the thing. If the one you are looking at isn't lifted? You want that. I am familiar indeed with your part of Nevada..in fact. most of the South West and having the 4x4 takes a lot of the concern about going some places...out of the equation. It is NOT a four wheelin machine tho...it flexes and bends because it is a Class C RV. You'll bust it or flop it over if you try the Jeep thing. Get underneath and look to see if it has plate under there. When a person goes thru some of those washes, for instance? The angle of approach and /or departure will have the back end dragging. You wanna have protection. If it's not plated..and you buy? Get that done. http://i64.tinypic.com/fjnepx.jpg]http://i64.tinypic.com/fjnepx.jpg As for value? That is just way to hard to say. It's a 79, but if it has been desert kept, then you won't have rot issues. Maybe. You need to get a good look under the inside ceiling...looking for stains. Ohh..I see the pix on Epd Portal. Pretty cool desert or beach rig. That light bar? Man..that is a leak looking to happen. But..I see you have said you are buying...good luck. Tell you what tho? Don't just copy stuff from one website to another? It makes us/me feel cheap and unappreciated. Spend the moment to actually type your posting. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/07/16 08:58am Class C Motorhomes
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