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RE: British Columbia, Canada

Having friend in Victoria, I visited it several times over the years and that is beautiful. This year we made Alaskan highway trip and BC has several faces. First - near Hope you will find lot of traffic, what is not something I was looking forward to. Than drive in the Fraser river canyon was very exciting and we discover "hidden treasures" on the way, like this campground for $25 (Canadians) with hookups. North BC drive was a bit boring as you drive hundreds miles in forest, not seeing much but the bears. https://i.imgur.com/6yi9Imf.jpg width=700
Kayteg1 08/24/19 10:33am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: remote temperature monitoring

I've been using la crosse technology for my home and bought WI-FI thermometer for my camper. With WI-FI connection it will display temperatures on your android and you can set alerts. I plug the the gateway into 1 of those WI-Fi extenders. Technology is still temperamental, but it works.
Kayteg1 08/24/19 10:20am Technology Corner
RE: Time to install tires on my truck camper setup

Yeah babe. https://i.imgur.com/VemDcy1l.jpg
Kayteg1 08/24/19 12:07am Truck Campers
RE: Roof Repair - Lance Aluminum Roof

When the Tropi-Cool IMHO is the best on the market at the time and hard to beat lifetime warranty, it is not as bulletproof as some might want to believe. When I applied it over rubber roof joints, it went inside the cracks and level itself out, but after few days it shrink and crack. I reapplied heavier coat over the crack and that finally stays solid. I also had damage on front cap, what with decals who come off left faded spot visible. So I applied Tropi-Cool over front cap as well. Only had to be gentle as the stuff runs easy. But season after it looks better than original 18 yo fiberglass.
Kayteg1 08/23/19 07:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

Few more things you have to consider. Even light TC combo on US made pickup will be heavier than 3.5 t, what will require European CDL. Than motorhomes in Europe are not too popular as not only they cost a lot, but bring parking issues, when single family house with big yard are only for prominents. So TT are mostly popular and in Europe you can tow 25' TT with VW bug or equivalent. Finally, looks to me you might be fellow RVer waiting for the Alaska-Siberia bridge to be build.
Kayteg1 08/23/19 07:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Overland camper

^^^^^ you only live once and you can't take it with you so I'll spend it on something I like. My thinking exactly If money was no object Id get me Tatra and build a camper on that https://youtu.be/9FIcu6ZF5g8 They come in 6x6 too :) https://youtu.be/9pFPZGkQ088 Meet the guy a month ago in Alaska. He is Austrian-American and imported Austrian military truck to convert it to RV. If you zoom on the picture at full resolution, you will see it. (open image in new window) https://i.imgur.com/PeTTBxg.jpg width=700
Kayteg1 08/23/19 02:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

I think you should open a university or something. How do you know all of this?? Another fantastic idea. Tricky part is, I don't think Mercedes makes any RVs. They go off to conversion, right? I did see it allows a full year to tour Europe before the Mercedes needs to be brought to the States. I was born in Europe (Poland) and am fascinated by European vacations for years. Did it the "hard way" in 2001, with rental car, covering 9 countries, but at the time cheap hotels run for $150 and finding one with attached bathroom was a challenge. Too bad the only new Mercedes we ever bought was made in ... Alabama. The Sprinters are made by Mercedes (again as they used to be made by Fiat few years ago), but it is not Mercedes who does conversion. Stil tax rules apply to each imported vehicle and if you think you will go for new one, check how private import works. Taxes in Europe can be as high as 30-40% and even we don't see them on stickers, they are not much lower on new vehicles in USA. Lot of money can be saved if you figure out the system. Talking about European weather again - the "hot" areas are along Mediterranean Sea, which have always some breeze. I spend 2 summers in Greece, with tents and cooling was never an issue. Those were the years when a bottle of Metaxa cost $1, so long time ago ;) Suppose lately Europe has global warming, so that should be taken under consideration.
Kayteg1 08/23/19 01:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

One more thought - if you have money to buy new RV, buying in Europe and shipping to US can save you a bundle on taxes. There is a timeframe, so not sure if that would work for you, but Mercedes has "European delivery program" for generations, where you can order new car in US, then they will pay for you airfare to Frankfurt, where you can see your car leaving assembly lane, see the MB museum and enjoy few days of driving your car in Europe, before dropping it off at several possible points and then flying back to US. Your new car will arrive to US few weeks later and whole adventure cost several thousad$$ less, than buying new car in US. The taxes you save by bringing "used car" to US pays for your vacations and still leave something.
Kayteg1 08/23/19 10:03am Truck Campers
RE: Roof Repair - Lance Aluminum Roof

I've been walking on my 19 yo Lance roof with no problem and it holds my 220lb (+ tools) just fine. For roofing repairs, HD come with new generation stuff just few years ago. I used it on my flat house roof 2 years ago and on my rubber roof on TC a year ago (2nd TC is Fleetwood). Holds great and the only issue on house tar roof is discoloration. https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/b089f15e-8ba6-4f2c-96c1-1ca2e2d3e110/svn/henry-roof-coatings-he887hs142-64_1000.jpg width=300 Link to HD site.
Kayteg1 08/23/19 09:47am Truck Campers
RE: Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

In the interest of "buy it there then maybe export it to the USA", does anyone have any links to good online motorhome/camper listings in Europe? I'm not seeing any. Any thoughts as to motorhome/caravans that are climate controlled with generator for AC? And not ridiculously tiny? We do have some European members, so maybe they will come with links to the listings? Coming to generator and AC, not sure you want them in 240V version. In Europe you don't have areas with triple Fahrenheit weather day around, while the engine AC does good job for cooling smaller RV. The Mercedes 6-cylinder engine sips less fuel than Onan generator on propane anyway.
Kayteg1 08/23/19 09:41am Truck Campers
RE: Time to install tires on my truck camper setup

I hope you are familiar with the idea, that bigger tires, raised suspension magnify vehicle sway, what is common problem with TC even on standart trucks? My dually come with Michelins. They are highway tires, so not exactly what you are looking for, but very comfortable tires and after 30k miles still look pretty new. And as pointed, check the manufactured date and don't pay full prices for tires who waited for you a year on shop shelf.
Kayteg1 08/22/19 09:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

Stop and make couple steps back. Sounds like you are planning to spend some money on the idea, so why not change the idea? ClassC base on Mercedes Sprinters are exported to USA and sold at high premium. So why not research availability of Sprinters in the country of your destination, use it in Europe, then when you are done on Europe, ship it to USA and sell for potential profit?
Kayteg1 08/22/19 09:13pm Truck Campers
RE: The ticking time bomb under the hood

I would only highlight again, that the bypass kit does not prevent pump failure, but protects injectors from the debris. I still think that knowing the pump failure happens at 160-180k miles, the proper maintenance would be putting new pump at 150k.
Kayteg1 08/22/19 11:30am Truck Campers
RE: Looking to upgrade (more room)

I think choosing is the hard part. TC don't have shows like other kinds of RV, where you can compare 5 or 10 different models in the same size in the same afternoon. I'd think forum dispute deserves pointing what you get from some option. Beside checking shower size and trone comfort, I am happy with single slide on 12' camper. Single slide gives me comfortable dinette and no more tunnel vision. Most of them are fully useable with slide in. What you gain with double slide? Per my observation more floor space, but cut buck in storage, more weight and questionable use with slides in. I observe new RV at campgrounds. Some 5-ers have up to 5 slides, but they often are 6' wide, so not making much impression. Personally I like full wall slides and was invited in about 30' long TT that had dual full wall slides in the rear. My jaw drop when I saw fireplace, kitchen island and recliners with room to dance Polka. Than telescopic slides made it to campgrounds, although I have seen only 1. I take full wall single slide over double slides in small sizes any time.
Kayteg1 08/21/19 11:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Small Lithium Batteries

Death Valley, CA weathering 110 degrees every day. .. Think again. Was there 2 weeks ago. Nice campsite with full hookups, but only taken site had passenger car on it with rooftop coller test running. I was the only RV there, but new Ford F350 can take the temperatures. https://i.imgur.com/O38TI1Q.jpg width=600
Kayteg1 08/21/19 02:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Camp sites

My advice for winter travel, regardless of area, is to always check ahead for weather conditions. That is year around advise. In the summer of 2017 we've been running between Harvey in Texas and Irma in Florida. That can put scramble in your vacation plans. Our planned destination was Florida Keys, the farthest we've got was Jacksonville.
Kayteg1 08/21/19 12:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Looking to upgrade (more room)

1 thing you have to notice - slide takes storage space from the floorplan.
Kayteg1 08/21/19 11:40am Truck Campers
RE: Camp sites

You need to set your mind about camping in the wild, what in those states is not that easy v/s staying at campgrounds. When we drove to FL couple years ago, even in August and September overnight AC was a must, when running generator overnight is not always (good) option. Than not being familiar with the area, finding spot for boondocking was not easy, when finding campground took 2 minutes of net searching. Than with $10 senior pricing why da heck not? Point is that you go into prime touristic areas and finding a spot where you can stop overnight with no fee can be difficult, when in lot of those places impossible. Some areas allow beach camping, but with new truck I did not want to go into salt. Nice surprise for us was running into Silver Slipper Casino in Mississippi. Nice RV park and when you sign into cassino club, you can stay for free. We won $300 to top it, so really good memories. On bad side- we've got weaken up at 5 AM at Walmart in Georgia, where they did not allow overnight stay. The ordinance was targeting semi-trucks that for some reason used the parking, so they let us go.
Kayteg1 08/21/19 11:36am Truck Campers
RE: Camp sites

First tell us if you have multi-agency senior pass, or if not- get one ASAP. I did trip in this area 2 years ago and although Irma scared us from main Florida we had great time on Pensacola island, where state campground cost us about $10 with water and electric. Same in New Orleans. Do you have planned route?
Kayteg1 08/21/19 09:04am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone running this particular WD hitch on a SuperTruss?

Without google you'd never learn about the issue. Just saying...
Kayteg1 08/20/19 07:02pm Truck Campers
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