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RE: RV.net Truck Camper Forum for 20 Years

Couple more years for me to reach 20 on this forum. Owned truck/camper’s since 1988.... will turn 77 yrs old this fall.
Z-Peller 05/04/21 07:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Compensating for GM crowned bed

....Shows pic of a Canadian 2x4...... a Newfie Straight edge Nope, not a H depot airplane propeller...this one eyeballed carefully before using and was straight...my 4 foot level was 4 feet too short for this job.:B
Z-Peller 04/09/21 02:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Compensating for GM crowned bed

My 2016 GMC long box is 7/16" drop at tailgate when straight edge is run from front of the box. I need lift for my camper and use two 4'x8' 3/4" sheets of plywood. I shim those with a 1/2" x12" plywood piece across width of box at tailgate. https://i.imgur.com/p4RpKaKl.jpg
Z-Peller 04/09/21 01:22am Truck Campers
RE: Yellowknife Mosquitoes!

You really don't know mosquitoes until you've visited the Everglades. Been there, done the air boat...didn't notice any mosquitoes at all at 40mph!! lol..:B
Z-Peller 04/08/21 12:31pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Yellowknife Mosquitoes!

Yellowknife in truck/camper is on my bucket list when the covid gets under control, but ohhh the thought of those darn mosquitoes is daunting! ... not new to skeeters & black fly’s after living in northern BC when I was younger, and have been to Alaska by RV, but living the good life near the coast on VanIsle with not a bug to be smacked has me spoiled I guess.
Z-Peller 04/07/21 01:42pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: How get truck and TC with ample weight capacity

We test drove a Bigfoot on top of a dually and it seemed rather top heavy. It sounds like you do not have any previous experience driving a truck/camper rig. I think you should try to rent a unit and try it out for some miles first. You may find you hate the "top heavy feeling", as you call it, and never feel comfortable driving it. What happens then if you have bought the rig?....a dually is night & day difference with stability over a SRW hauling a camper.... I have a larger Bigfoot camper on a dually, and after all the miles I have driven over the years with campers on SRW trucks, I just smile at how solid this rig feels every time I hit the road now...oh, and my truck is factory stock except for upper stableloads I put on to keep my headlights from blinding truckers.
Z-Peller 04/06/21 08:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Bigfoot 1500 series question

Bigfoot campers are a fiberglass shell laid up in a mold like a boat hull. Everything else including insulation is glued or built inside that shell. If that shell has a hole in it then how did it get there, and why?...cracked? Split? Damaged ?....I would be very wary of it myself.
Z-Peller 04/01/21 04:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Larger Windows in Bigfoot Campers?

On a side note, how much privacy do you need in the bed area of a truck camper? How many people are in there?!! My wife and I have always had different sleep/wake times. In our BF 9.6 the bed was open to the rest of the camper and with her going to bed early, and me staying up late, we had to hang dark towels at foot of the bed to block light, and I had to use headlamp to read and do stuff. We now have a BF10.4 with the mid bath and it separates the living area from the bed area. Works so much better for us. She has her dark quiet bedroom at night, and I can sit at the table with lights on and radio playing low. Early morning it is just the opposite when she is up and I am in bed.
Z-Peller 03/14/21 01:01am Truck Campers
RE: Travelling from Nevada to Alaska in the Middle of Winter

pipsfc.... Wherever diesel fuel is sold in Canada for on-road applications, only ULSD may be sold. NOTE: Because Canada will not have 2 grades of on-road diesel fuel (unlike the U.S.) the Canadian regulations do not require that pumps be labeled. Hope this info eases your mind on the ULSD thing. There is only ULSD sold at the pumps in Canada....the LSD labels you have seen must be years old. Canada had ULSD before the USA.
Z-Peller 02/19/21 12:30am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Citation Supreme Truck Camper

Wrong, General Coach was purchased by Thor way back in 1982. I stand corrected..I did not know that. I will edit my original post.....however, the story goes on! Thor Industries sold General Coach Canada in 2010.
Z-Peller 02/05/21 01:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Citation Supreme Truck Camper

Citation and Corsair where manufactured by General Coach Canada.( a Thor Industries company at the time) Their campers, trailers, and Class C's were known for being well built. Their RV division went down about 2008-09 along with the rest in the big melt down. Thor Industries sold General Coach Canada in 2010. General Coach continued to build construction trailers and house trailers but no more RV's. In 2020 they started building travel trailers again.
Z-Peller 02/05/21 02:59am Truck Campers
RE: Jasper to Kolawna by Clearwater -- Route 5 (?)

he will never hit the Coq. the road from jasper to kamloops is a major highway proabably the best rout between alberta and bc in the winter. if you turn back towards salmon arm at kamloops and then take the 97 to kelowna it is a little more senic and no major hills between kamloops and kelowna. Nothing said about the Coq route (which is Merritt to Hope)... Kamloops to Merritt to Kelowna is not the Coq!!... this route was suggested as an alternative to the 97....go back and read all the posts to see what is being discussed here.
Z-Peller 01/28/21 10:22am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Jasper to Kolawna by Clearwater -- Route 5 (?)

Be aware that if you take the 97c route suggested you will have a big climb and back down again between Kamloops and Merritt on 5, then another really big climb and back down on 97c between Merritt and Kelowna....the 97 has only one small short climb where it leaves the 1 after Kamloops then nothing much for hills rest of the way to Kelowna.... 97 is two lane and twisty in places....Kamloops-Merritt-Kelowna 97c is all 4 lane high speed highway.
Z-Peller 01/28/21 02:18am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: New Border Regulations

On Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Canadians to rethink all travel plans inside and outside Canada's borders, particularly as March break approaches. "People should not be planning non-essential travel or vacation travel outside of the country, particularly because, as I said a few days ago, we could be bringing in new measures that significantly impede your ability to return to Canada at any given moment without warning," Trudeau cautioned. Well, this seems a clear enough message. Travel and you have made your bed, so don't complain after the fact that you are hard done by.
Z-Peller 01/24/21 02:18pm Snowbirds
RE: Diluted RV Antifreeze

Most of the RV plumbing antifreeze out there now is the cheaper alcohol based pink stuff with the flammable sticker on the jug. It says on the label that product will freeze, but will not expand. It says to be sure there is no water left in plumbing and do not dilute product with water because then it WILL expand when it freezes and damage plumbing.
Z-Peller 12/09/20 02:50am Tech Issues
RE: Who writes these headlines?

My favorite?....prostate medication with warning label " this medication not to be taken by pregnant women"....HUH??
Z-Peller 12/07/20 02:16am Around the Campfire
RE: Toilet Freezing Issue

Not sure what kind of antifreeze you are talking about, but I have been using pink RV plumbing antifreeze in my stored RV toilet bowls without any issues for years... Sure no "clots or fouls"??...is your trailer winterized?...just flush the pink stuff thru the toilet when you winterize and keep some in the bowl like you would if it were water. Keep a jug handy to add some pink stuff to the bowl if it evaporates a bit thru the winter.
Z-Peller 12/07/20 02:00am General RVing Issues
Who says we are not all family

Z-Peller 11/25/20 02:19am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Why we head back south before November

Its all about elevation and storm fronts folks. Grape vine, Tehachapi, El Cajon, all have snow storms at times. Have seen snow right to the base of Superstion Mts at Apache Junction.....Flagstaff and Grand Cyn? better take your chains & long johns sometimes...I left L Vegas 85F one morning early Apr and 4 hrs later was in a snowstorm at Ely and looking for pink stuff to winterize my trailer.!....I live in Canada on Vancouver Island 42ft above sea level and very seldom see snow or freezing temps...yep, learned many years ago to pay attention to elevation no matter what part of our great North America my RV travels take me to.
Z-Peller 11/15/20 02:46pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Time to Develop a Solution for Scissor Stairs (Bigfoots)

My experience with scissor steps was the further the steps extended, the more the downward slope of each step increased making them dangerous. No problem with the geometry or steps being equal angle. Learned when leveling rig to only use blocks on front axle, or dig holes for rear axle to keep stair treads level. BF has eliminated scissor steps on my newer 10.4 with a larger bumper and travel trailer type folding steps. Came stock with a 2 step and I replaced that with a 3 step which works great for two nearly 80 yr olds!
Z-Peller 11/05/20 02:33pm Truck Campers
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