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RE: Help with Trailer legalities, Nova Scotia

If you have any insurance documents on the trailer, that would be a start. Contact the previous owner if you can, they may be able to help. Try this for info from the horses mouth. Hopefully they can help you: Access Nova Scotia 15 Alderbrook Drive Truro, Nova Scotia Ph 1-800-670-4357 https://novascotia.ca/access-locations/ Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Evening hours: Thursday 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm (Registry of Motor Vehicles services only) Services: Driver Examination & Testing • Marriage Licence • Registry of Joint Stock Companies • Registry of Motor Vehicles • Residential Tenancies
ssthrd 03/25/23 03:13pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tire Rotation

mine get rotated whenever i go camping:) seriously, the tires will age out long before the tread is gone Kidding aside, one of the best things for your trailer tires, is to rotate them down the road, often. 100%
ssthrd 03/21/23 04:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Stop Light/turn signal blowing bulb

Check the light socket for corrosion. Maybe the bulb is OK...... I little vinegar on a q-tip does a great job cleaning contacts.
ssthrd 03/20/23 09:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tire Rotation

Wouldn't hurt a thing, but if tire wear is the same at all four corners, I wouldn't bother.
ssthrd 03/20/23 09:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Signature Missing

Photo Signature uploads have not worked for over a year+ on the forums. Even Mods have not been able to update their photos. Do not replace your current Signature photo as you will not be able to replace it. Text only Signatures do work. So, while you're here, does that mean I can't upload a map photo in my signature any more? ..........and is there a fix coming?
ssthrd 03/13/23 01:13pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Question about double towing

and here for Canada
ssthrd 02/28/23 12:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question about double towing

ssthrd 02/28/23 12:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: GVWR versus GAWR

Lol. Both of can't be wrong! :)
ssthrd 02/27/23 09:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: GVWR versus GAWR

20% of your whatever your gross weight is will be on the pin. So if you are at 14,000, you will have something around 11,200 on the axles, or 5800 lbs each. They don't build 'em any more skookum than they have to for sure.
ssthrd 02/27/23 09:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RAM 3500 with HO 6.7L Cummins SRW

quote festival Indeed. :)
ssthrd 02/24/23 03:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pop Ups

If your friend stores it under cover, raise the pop up and wait. Best to let it dry naturally. If it smells, he may already have a mold issue. I would think about waterproofing the canvas (?) after it's dry.
ssthrd 02/23/23 07:53am Truck Campers
RE: Help With Figuring Out Which Trucks Will Work For A Camper

Being in BC you have more additional oversight and enforcement to deal with than basically anywhere else in North America. And I doubt that it is as bad as some make it out to be. I’ve made a couple trips thru BC, tip to tail grossly “overloaded” with a pudgy TC and no one batted an eye, including RCMP when we were chatting at a gas station in Northern BC. And at that time I had a 6-7klb (est) trailer hooked up as well. ...because all RCMP officers are implanted with "eyeball scales" when they are sworn in, and can tell exactly how much you weigh by looking at your rig. Just like in the States, you'll only get nailed at a weigh/inspection station. Also just like in the States, they have separate officers patrolling the roads enforcing traffic law, and officers dedicated to enforcing commercial vehicle law. You were talking to traffic cops. Unless something was dragging, your taillight was out, or it was otherwise obvious that you were driving a dangerous vehicle, they could care less. Plus being non-commercial, if it's legal where you came from, it's "legal" there. Either through legal reciprocity, or "tourist" reciprocity. ^^ I would tend to agree. In my years in BC, I recall only one time when I saw a pickup pulled over for weight (probably). The rear suspension was on the stops and the front wheels were looked pretty light because he had a cord of wood stacked in the 8' box of a half ton. Must have been a bit of a hairy ride!
ssthrd 02/21/23 10:09am Truck Campers
RE: Help With Figuring Out Which Trucks Will Work For A Camper

My 1700lb camper turned out to be about 2800lbs at the end of the day after a few renos and loaded up for a month long stay. Not including 2 humans and a dog and whatever else was in the cab. I'm thinking your estimate might be a bit light. I think that the weight is not so much an issue as might be the higher centre of gravity and how the truck suspension handles the wind and winding roads. My 3500 handles it nicely, but with the beefier frames/suspensions under newer trucks these days, maybe a 2500 or a "heavy half" might do the job.
ssthrd 02/18/23 05:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Waterton & Lake Louise early May.????

@ Soup:W Lol. Not sure that anyone outside of Canada knows what a toque is! But I've been wrong before.....:) Lucky I never wrote down beleclava :W haha! My morning smile-Thanks!
ssthrd 02/17/23 10:16am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Waterton & Lake Louise early May.????

@ Soup Lol. Not sure that anyone outside of Canada knows what a toque is! But I've been wrong before.....:)
ssthrd 02/16/23 02:17pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Waterton & Lake Louise early May.????

Seeing snow in the mountains in that area will definitely not be a problem in May. At those elevations, there will be snow higher up in July/August. Matter of fact, it just might snow where you are anyway! Weather in the Rockies is a guess on the best of days. From Parks Canada. I suggest you call them........... "All spots on the Townsite Campground can be reserved by visiting the Parks Canada Reservation Service website or phone the toll-free number (within North America) at 1-877-737-3783 (1-877-RESERVE) (8am to 6pm local park time)."
ssthrd 02/16/23 09:06am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: using a cargo carriers on my travel trailer

IMHO.......... If you look at the "bumper" on your TT, you will see that at best it will store your stinky slinky, and not much more. The static load on the very thin tube is one thing but the forces generated by a 200/300 pound lever bouncing up and down will be much more. I think that most here will agree that it's not a good idea. I carried my spare tire that way for a year or so, but the load was vertical and didn't bounce around as would a relatively heavy basket extending a couple of feet behind the trailer. You see them on the road, but given enough time, they will probably fail. Maybe at the next railway crossing or the frost heave that snuck up on you. Not to mention the transition from the street to a steep driveway where the basket scrapes the ground because of the extended overhang. Lots of scenarios. If you go to a welding shop, they can attach a hitch directly to the frame, and you can mount the basket on that.
ssthrd 02/16/23 08:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Good Sam or KOA

I'm a bit late for the party, but for what it's worth, we stayed at the Tucson KOA a few years ago in early December, and it was great. Very clean, and there were lemons, limes and grapefruit growing right outside the door! Have fun in the desert!
ssthrd 02/15/23 08:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Ram 1500 owners.... tires

Maybe give Discount Tire or Tire Rack a buzz................. Caution though because I have the largest tire recommended by DT on my bone stock truck, and they just touch the inner fender liner at full lock.
ssthrd 02/07/23 12:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Old truck, new look…

7.4 = It’s no powerhouse but it’ll get out of its own way. And it’s clean, not leaky and big enough to make nice noises out the twice pipes. Loved the tunes that came from the tail pipes of my old 454. Brings back good memories. It was built a bit on the "loose" side and used a quart of oil every 5-600 miles, but hardly changed in the 100k or so miles that I had on it when I traded it. Tons of torque, but a bit low in hp. Good in it's day, though. Yep-bonus for sure.
ssthrd 01/28/23 05:05pm Tow Vehicles
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