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RE: Vancouver Island

Thank you and Merry Christmas to you. I live on Vancouver Island, just about 20 miles north of Victoria. Like your wife, my wife and I are both from UK, many years ago. I don't know if you follow our news but we have had the hardest fall and winter for many years, very heavy rain and floods in the fall, and very cold temperatures and snow since just before Christmas. At the moment I couldn't even get my camper out as there is a foot of frozen snow on the parking area and a big pile blocking the street left by the snow plough. So the message is, you are not missing anything just now. We are looking forward to the spring when we can get out camping again. How far we will travel depends a lot on how COVID progresses. All the best.
happycamper1942 01/10/22 02:01pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: I think I am beginning to understand...

Don't let your age stop you. I was 78 back in June (79 now) when I traded in my 5th wheel which I'd had for 11 years and bought a new truck camper. Since then we have used it for 42 nights, about a third of the time I've owned it. To be fair, I owned 6 truck campers before the 5th wheel so I knew what we were getting into. As long as you're mobile, go for it before its too late.:)
happycamper1942 11/13/21 04:53pm Truck Campers
RE: What is your overall length with TC?

2008 f350 short box crew cab with TravelAire 90W camper, 23 feet overall length
happycamper1942 08/26/21 02:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Anybody crossed over yet?

On southern Vancouver Island I have not yet seen an American plate, no RVs, no cars. We are seeing a few from Alberta however.
happycamper1942 08/21/21 07:21pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: License plates

Interesting. Time will tell, I'll let you know .
happycamper1942 07/11/21 03:07am Truck Campers
RE: License plates

Following advice on this topic I ordered a replica licence plate from Amazon. It arrived today and is excellent. It is an exact copy of a British Columbia plate, with my number added, it is very well made and cost less than $20 including postage.
happycamper1942 07/10/21 07:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Canada sizzling!

41 degrees C or 106F on southern Vancouver Island today which is crazy. All sorts of records being broken.
happycamper1942 06/27/21 07:44pm Around the Campfire
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

Took delivery of my new 2022 Travelaire 90W camper 10 days ago and have just got back from a week shakedown camping. Everything pretty well perfect except the mattress so have just installed a 3" memory foam topper. Seems like this will do the trick.
happycamper1942 06/27/21 07:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Border open?

I wouldn't hold your breath. We are getting close but it still may be a while.
happycamper1942 06/09/21 04:49pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Diesel fuel at Card Locks across Canada

When I drove across Canada a few years ago, and also on other long trips such as California, I used to unhitch every night and while my wife made dinner I would go out and fill up. Saves a lot of problems. When I had to pull into a station while hitched up, we would do a quick look to see where the diesel pumps were and never had any problems. That's exactly what we do, park the RV then get fuel, we do this all the way to California each winter. I've found that fuel prices are cheaper in some stations that are not the large ones like card locks. Also I found a couple of places where diesel was not easy to find so I had to drive around town till I found one which would have been a real pain towing the trailer.
happycamper1942 06/01/21 01:45pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Diesel fuel at Card Locks across Canada

When I drove across Canada a few years ago, and also on other long trips such as California, I used to unhitch every night and while my wife made dinner I would go out and fill up. Saves a lot of problems. When I had to pull into a station while hitched up, we would do a quick look to see where the diesel pumps were and never had any problems.
happycamper1942 05/31/21 06:09pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Can't overcome the fear of buying a Truck and TC.......

I agree that buying a new truck and camper is a big investment but have you thought about buying used and trying it until you see if you like it? Admittedly used prices have increased because of the pandemic, here in Canada certainly, but there are still bargains to be found. You could buy a new truck and used camper, used truck and new camper or both used used. And don't let age scare you, I am 78 and have just sold my 5th wheel and have a new camper on order:)
happycamper1942 05/09/21 03:38pm Truck Campers
RE: RV travel to Vancouver Island restricted

So they wont be booking RVs, so does that mean you can travel without a reservation? I kinda wondered about that myself..... What happens if you just show up there with your rig? I believe that they will ask you if your reason for travel is essential. If not, no go..... Essential travel only. Going to visit someone, going to a RV park reservation you have made a long time ago etc, will not be considered essential, even if you are losing a deposit. We live on the island and are resigned to only camping here for now, which isn't too bad really.
happycamper1942 04/21/21 05:33pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Canadians: 65+ are getting vaccines now

Not so good in BC. I am in the 75 plus group and am not eligible for another week. Hopefully the pace will pick up as we seem to be getting more supply now, including the generous loan of one and a half million from the USA Update - have my appointment for April 1st :) Further update, got our shots yesterday, we got the Pfizer one and apart for a stiff arm for a few hours no apparent side effects.
happycamper1942 04/03/21 05:28pm Snowbirds
RE: Hyperinflating RV prices and people who pay any price

I just sold my 5th wheel in 3 hours after advertising it. I was asking a reasonable price for it as it was older, in good shape but showing its age a little. I had more than 20 calls on it before I had a chance to take it off line. No doubt I could have got more for it if I had waited but I am very happy with what I got. So I am going back to a camper and the prices of used ones is going nuts, so for a few dollars more I ordered a new one. The only snag, I wont get it till the end of May, but that's OK, maybe by then I can go somewhere.
happycamper1942 03/26/21 06:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Canadians: 65+ are getting vaccines now

Not so good in BC. I am in the 75 plus group and am not eligible for another week. Hopefully the pace will pick up as we seem to be getting more supply now, including the generous loan of one and a half million from the USA Update - have my appointment for April 1st :)
happycamper1942 03/22/21 04:24pm Snowbirds
RE: Canadians: 65+ are getting vaccines now

Not so good in BC. I am in the 75 plus group and am not eligible for another week. Hopefully the pace will pick up as we seem to be getting more supply now, including the generous loan of one and a half million from the USA
happycamper1942 03/20/21 12:45pm Snowbirds
RE: okanagan manual

I purchased an Okanagan 811SL new in 2006 and had it for 3 years before I went to the "dark side" when I retired and bought a 5th wheel. We absolutely loved the Okanagan and never had one complaint about it so I'm sure you will enjoy it. We are now at the stage where the 5th wheel is too big for us to drag around so we are going back to a camper. Okanagans are no longer made so I am looking at Westland/Travelaire which I believe are made by the same people who made Okanagan in Penticton, BC. I will ask at my local dealer who supplied my Okanagan and see if they still have any information, if so I will get it for you.
happycamper1942 03/19/21 07:22pm Truck Campers
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