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RE: Parks Canada (reservations date chnage)

I just wish they would change to a max 60 day ahead reservation system now instead of the companies booking for the entire season. Steve
StirCrazy 12/01/20 05:51am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Lake Louise trailer park or Icefield parking lot.

BC Provincial Campgrounds are wonderful--but do NOT have power. actualy lots of them do, and more are being retrofitted every day. there is a brand new one in the revelstoke area, just opened this summer that looks like it will be a nice one. Steve
StirCrazy 12/01/20 05:48am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Lake Louise trailer park or Icefield parking lot.

TenOC, There are two gas stations at Lake Louise. The Petrocan is, in my experience ALWAYS cheaper for fuel. If you are going farther west, fill to the gills as fuel costs much more in B.C. depends where your going, its usaly cheeper by the time you hit Kamloops but ya in between its more. if your tank is big enough fill up in Calgary. Steve
StirCrazy 12/01/20 05:46am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Quiet heater that doesn’t drain batteries ?

Look up Espar diesel heater or its Chinese knock off copy which cost much less. Espar is pricey but well worth the money. Search YT on how to instal, I have been watching a series on yuo tube about them. the chinese knock offs of the other design are pretty much the same thing as the real one. are you running one? I am wondering about replacing my furnace with one. Steve
StirCrazy 12/01/20 05:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Supporting camper with cinder blocks??

For my 2008 Lance 1181, is it appropriate to store the camper on cinder blocks on all four corners, with a 2x8 across the blocks, so the bottom of the camper is supported? I use a 4x4 across them and a few 2x4s to make it level but yy that will work. I am thinking of making woden saw horse type stands only because im old and dont like hauling 12 cinder blocks every time I take it on or off haha Steve
StirCrazy 12/01/20 05:21am Truck Campers
RE: Lake Louise trailer park or Icefield parking lot.

park in banff at the tunnel mountian campground villiage two. there big campground but the way they put the rvs you have room. there are different sections of it, if you want to be able to take the bus into jasper or lake louise I stay up there severl times a year. if you want a bit more like being in the bush feeling and full hookups, you pick somthing in tunnel mountian village 2 section A. you pull off the road into a little horseshoe type site. section B and C (where I usaly stay ) its just a extra wide road that you pull to the edge and camp infront of your site, but its just power at these. I pull a 40 foot 5th wheel and size has never been an issue as you can put the size of your unit in the reservations section. for yours I would put "up to 35 ft" very reasonablely priced, conveniant to get to banff, lake louies, and canmore. the biggest issue with going into Banff or Lake louise is parking. Being able to take a city bus out there now is great. Steve
StirCrazy 11/29/20 07:15pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: SiO2 Battery -UPDATE 4 (MW at 20% SOC)

steve 4 is not 2. Unless you are using some sort of higher math? lol! I was trying to figure out why you said that in the first place haha, the only place I have a microwave is the 5th and it has 4 and works gread. the TC doesnt have a microwave so I dont have to worry about running it on the two 6V I have in there. Steve
StirCrazy 11/29/20 06:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Strange advice

Age has been the biggest factor for my ST tires. I had a triple axle cargo trailer and the tires were two years and two months old and all six of them shredded within a 30 mile stretch. I never got more than four years and two months out of ST tires on my fifth wheels. All of those trailers had either 5200 pound or 6000 pound axles and 16 inch wheels so I switched all of them to LT tires and no more problems. The current Cooper’s on my fifth wheel are seven years old and they Still look like new. Craig at two years that has nothing to do with age. that has to do with weight, speed, inflation and road conditions. Steve
StirCrazy 11/29/20 06:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Kimbo TC

haven't seen one up here but from there website I can see why. messy ugly cheepest interior equipment and finnishing I have ever seen, just a open room with wire baskets hung all over. small amd expensive for what it is... Steve
StirCrazy 11/29/20 06:24pm Truck Campers
RE: SiO2 Battery -UPDATE 4 (MW at 20% SOC)

Stircrazy, You won't do well running a microwave from twin six volt batteries. I dont have a microwave in the truck camper, and the four 6V 235AH batteries in the 5th wheel run the microwave just fine. to be hones we dont use the microwave a lot, making popcorn and a couple other things but the batteries in the 5th handle it fine so never worried about it. Steve
StirCrazy 11/28/20 05:50pm Tech Issues
RE: SiO2 Battery -UPDATE 4 (MW at 20% SOC)

--On price-- Azimuth is selling the 27 size 100AH at $628Can (also their US site says $449 US--which is lower at 75 cents conversion) but they have all sorts of sizes and prices. http://www.azimuthsolar.ca/product-category/batteries/sio2/ I can get two 6s at Can Tire (they are East Penn GC15s 230 AH--an excellent 6) for just under $400 with tax, no shipping. That is nearly $300 less than the SiO2 with tax and shipping. It could be worse --check out what Lis cost! (Way more) Have to wait for the BC govt buy my vote money to show up or else win the Lotto I guess. 300 less and twice the AH or a little bit more usable amps. I am going to have to go back and read this all over again. I am surprised with all the other types of battery prices coming down these are still that much. lots of questions yet before I cn buy them. Steve
StirCrazy 11/27/20 05:28pm Tech Issues
RE: SiO2 Battery -UPDATE 4 (MW at 20% SOC)

I would rather get the second SiO2 than more 6s, but it is more money. In this case, whatever the price diff would be for the SiO2 vs the two 6s, so not the whole price of the SiO2 like last time. I am not sure if you ever mentioned itbut what do the SiO2 batteries run pricewise? Steve
StirCrazy 11/26/20 05:43am Tech Issues
RE: TC Horizontal LP Cylinders

Also, a question to everyone: do you have your brand new propane cylinders "purged" before first filling? Always, you need to get any air out of there befor filling you it will prevent you from a full tank and can cause flame out issues as you tank gets lower I learned. I buy my tanks at costco and they purge them for free when you get them filled. even if you are filling them a couple years laiter and you ask the guy can he do a purge they will. Steve
StirCrazy 11/26/20 05:36am Truck Campers
RE: Travelling from Nevada to Alaska in the Middle of Winter

In 2019 BC did req chains. (After Oct as I recall) Not on the vehicle but in possession. It wasn’t over advertised but It was true. Better check real good. I’ve never used mine, but have for winter Alcan travel. you required chains in your posession if you didn't have winter or good M+S tires. Steve Incorrect Steve, you are required to have the correct tires on you passenger vehicle ( including RV’s) in BC between the dates I posted. It does not matter if you have chains or not, you must have the correct winter tires requirement first. Requirements the sign in the link you posted is missleading and not the sign on the highways. the actualy sign has the works "OR" between the tripeak snowflak and the M+S and that is the actual wording of the regulation. I live on the Coq and travel it every day to go to work. you need winter tripeak snowflake rated tires OR M+S tires (which is most all season tires on the market). the one requirment for the M+S tires is they must be at least 5/16th tread depth. Personaly on my truck I run the Sailune terramax as they are all weather with the tripeak winter snowflake rating so I maintain my towing capacity , on my comuting car I run pure winters but I usaly dont put them on till mid Nov as it is to hot to run them here before then. I put 45000km traveling on that high way a year going to work and back so i need to make the tires last and running winters over 10 degrees constantly isnt going to help. but my summers are M+S tires and I have a set of chains in the car just in case. for the truck I take my chains if I am towing the 5th so I can have one set of trailer tires with chanes if there needed. for the most part if there is a snowstorm and your not pressed for time just pull over and wait, the mandate is that the highway contractor has to have the highway cleared within 4 hours of the end of a snowfall, does it allways happen no but generaly it will be deicent enough. the last 3 years the contractors have been dropping the ball but it is what it is with privatization . Steve
StirCrazy 11/24/20 07:35am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Travelling from Nevada to Alaska in the Middle of Winter

In 2019 BC did req chains. (After Oct as I recall) Not on the vehicle but in possession. It wasn’t over advertised but It was true. Better check real good. I’ve never used mine, but have for winter Alcan travel. you required chains in your posession if you didn't have winter or good M+S tires. Steve
StirCrazy 11/23/20 07:58am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Dodge 1999 3500 Lamarie dually

I don't recall how big they were, but the holes in the Dodge factory hitch seemed pretty big with the black covers off. Dealer can sell you new covers, they twist into the holes. dont think any of the companies had factory undermount hitches in 2000. Steve
StirCrazy 11/21/20 06:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Travelling from Nevada to Alaska in the Middle of Winter

I'm on Military Orders and should not have issues... barring any COVID symptoms at the border. They will let you through with Military orders. yup, with the same restrictions as regual people passing through. there is increased scrutiny now due to quite a few people saying they were going to alaska then cught haveing vacations way out of the way of the pather between the boarder and alaska. Steve
StirCrazy 11/18/20 05:45am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Added a new battery monitor...(Aili)

I should have mentioned, all of this info is on the display at the same time, See everything at one glance, No need to search thru each info display https://i.imgur.com/Att2SKpl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. Capacity 96% , needs 8 more amphrs Charging at 10.5 amps Says it will need 34.as minutes to reach full at the current 10.5 charge rate Charge rate will decrease/taper and it will take more time to reach 100% dont need to search at all. one button toggels between two things another button toggels bettween the other two. I dont mind the looks of the one you have either , can you turn off the back lighting on it? I hate things glowing in the rv at night. Steve
StirCrazy 11/18/20 05:33am Tech Issues
RE: What's a good battery level monitor?

this is the one I recomend. accurate, simple and deicent shunt. https://www.amazon.com/AiLi-Battery-Monitor-Voltmeter-Motorhome/dp/B07CTKYFTG/ref=pd_sbs_328_3/130-7969589-8312703?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07CTKYFTG&pd_rd_r=b5ea6997-1a5c-48fc-8d2e-94634fd1dc4e&pd_rd_w=3HvIh&pd_rd_wg=PB9As&pf_rd_p=ed1e2146-ecfe-435e-b3b5-d79fa072fd58&pf_rd_r=XBNJSY5Z5WY7NH7GGP4M&psc=1&refRID=XBNJSY5Z5WY7NH7GGP4M Steve
StirCrazy 11/18/20 05:29am Tech Issues
RE: Portable Macertator

if you have a clean out on the same side of the house can you just dump your tank with the normal hose? or is it still to far away. I know I would be checking to see if I can extend it so I could. Steve
StirCrazy 11/18/20 05:23am General RVing Issues
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