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RE: Potable Water Transportation

I bought a 35 gal water storage tank from Amazon ( which I just looked, and they no longer carry) with a 12 volt RV water pump and a 12 volt battery pack. I also installed a small micron screen on the hose to the inlet side of the pump when filling the water tank. I use the same pump to fill our camper. I used 12 volt 2 pin plug on the end of the pump power cored, then I could either use a small car lighter plug or a small set of alligator clips to provide power with the same 2 pin plugs. I didn’t plug the impeller in the pump with small bits of leaves, needles etc… after I installed the screen… :S Picture below is just an example of what a 12 volt 2 pin plug looks like. https://i.imgur.com/kZLGnagl.jpg
SideHillSoup 03/08/22 08:19am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Road to Tuktoyaktuk, YT

It doesn't close, except short term, due to weather, so I'm not sure what you're asking. The road is closed for a couple weeks ever fall and every spring at the ferry crossings. The ferries get pulled out of the rivers in the Fall , road is then closed until enough ice has formed to build the ice roads across. In the spring, the ice road is closed for a couple of weeks waiting for breakup, and then the ferries get put back in the rivers for the summer / fall season. The spring time opening is around the beginning of June, there is no set date, it’s up to Mother Nature. Soup.
SideHillSoup 02/19/22 09:34pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Road to Tuktoyaktuk, YT

We have the same trip in the planing for this year as well. Word from buddies who used to live in Inuvik ( RCMP) and from what the NWT Hwy’s website says, is that Hwy 8 opens up “on average” the first week of June. Hwy 8 ferry opening dates Hope you guys have a blast on your trip! Soup. https://i.imgur.com/CvF0HqEl.jpg
SideHillSoup 02/19/22 08:57pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska 22 Prudhoe Bay on Moto, Alaska by class C

The App: ArriveCan App Always look to the Official Canadian website for info. Canada Border Services Agency. Have a fabulous Trip, and see you up there! Soup.
SideHillSoup 02/17/22 08:43pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska 22 Prudhoe Bay on Moto, Alaska by class C

There are places to fish beside the Hwy all the way through BC and the Yukon. What you need is the correct fishing licence, and follow the regulations for the waterway you are fishing in. There are also guided fishing trips and fly in fly out lodges along the way as well. Guided fishing Skeena River BC BC fishing regs Yukon Fishing info Depending on the Salmon run there is river fishing long portions of Hwy 16 east of Prince George. We have watched them fishing many times over the years. Again the correct license and knowing the regulations for the water way you are fishing in, is a must. Have fun on your adventure. Soup.
SideHillSoup 02/15/22 04:34pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska 22 Prudhoe Bay on Moto, Alaska by class C

Tuk has been on our radar for the past 2 summers and hopefully they open up the NWT to non resident/ non essential travellers, this year. I have been watching the NWT website, and by the looks of it they may be on March 1, so there should be more info in a couple of weeks. NWT Covid Restrictions My wife is from northern BC and have been to the Yukon a few of times over the years but never the NWT, so hopefully this summer will be the year. Yukon tourism info guides can be mailed to your home, plus a map, check off the four (4) boxes right above the section where you enter your address. Yukon tourist info The map is great, on one side of the map it shows just the Yukon, plus part of the NWT with the Hwy to Tuk. On the other side it shows the main Hwys in Washington state, all of BC, western part of Alberta, Alaska, Yukon and the NWT, it’s a great map and it’s free. The campgrounds in the Yukon supply free firewood, which is a bonus, and I believe where wood is available they do also in the NWT. If your looking for more input from more people you may want to start your own post tiled TUKTOYAKTUK or search this website for past post info. Also go on YouTube, to the search window and type in “driving to Tuktoyaktuk” there are a lot of video’s with some great info. Good luck on your trip. Soup.
SideHillSoup 02/14/22 07:51am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Highway Thru Hell floods 2021

The BC Ministry of Transportation has a site that is showing pictures of the floods and mudslides. They are updating some pictures in the effected areas daily. It’s going to be a long time fixing this disaster. Mud slides and floods, in south western BC
SideHillSoup 11/21/21 03:04pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Highway Thru Hell floods 2021

We drove by there about 2 weeks ago and we commented on all the New RV’s all lined up in row after row after row. CTV morning news showed the fire from a choppers view. Lots burned up and a lot of rows to go, very sad what happening down there. Soup.
SideHillSoup 11/17/21 10:38am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Highway Thru Hell floods 2021

As for 3: pm Tuesday, They are finding multiple bodies at the Hwy 99 mud slide, sad. Soup. tonights news only said one confirmed death.. on a good note my comute to work has been nice with no rigs on the road. last night was the worst I have seen the Coq in over 12 years ( took me 1hr 45 min to get to work, normaly a 55min drive) and surprisingly there was no one in the ditch. suports my theory that the rigs cause 99.9% of the issues out here. and no trains, nice an quiet at home... Steve Yup, only one found. The news report I got that info from yesterday, has updated their info on the Hwy 99 death count. More info as time passes.
SideHillSoup 11/17/21 06:56am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Highway Thru Hell floods 2021

As for 3: pm Tuesday, They are finding multiple bodies at the Hwy 99 mud slide, sad. Soup.
SideHillSoup 11/16/21 03:55pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Highway Thru Hell floods 2021

The last couple of days southern British Columbia has seen unbelievable amounts of rain fall and warm temperatures. Hope BC had just under 10 inches of rain in 36 hrs. The main Hwy that the Highway Thru Hell is filmed also got a dump of rain and with the higher than normal temperatures at this time of year, a lot of the snow pac up high melted and added to the moisture content coming off the mountains. The south bound lane on Hwy 5 “The Coquihalla” lost an entire 2 lanes ( 4 lane Hwy) plus the bridge under it. The other north bound lane is still there but the Hwy is entirely closed at this time. There will need to be a lot of inspections and work done before they even consider opening the north lane, if they ever do. The south bound lane & bridge is gone. Bridge gone In saying all this, with Hwy 5 closed for an undetermined amount of time, the other two Hwys that go between the interior of BC ( or coming from Alberta) will now be Hwy 3 and Hwy 1 through the Fraser Canyon , which are both 2 lane Hwys and both are / were closed today because of mud slides.. So… that means all Hwy traffic that you see on the Highway Throu Hell will now be funnled through two 2 lane Hwys. Going to be interesting for everyone including people that are RVing ( camping) in the near future. Stay safe everyone.
SideHillSoup 11/15/21 07:07pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Payment method

Yup, I don’t know of any place around where I live in British Columbia that accepts Discovery Card, none. Hope this helps Soup.
SideHillSoup 11/06/21 05:27pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Chains in BC

@Sidehill, 5 passes between you and Gangcouver? Sounds like heaven! Oops… should have said 6, but 2 of them are like little bumps on the road… so let’s just say 4…. :S
SideHillSoup 10/18/21 06:15pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Chains in BC

So is it when you are goin uppa hill when you wish you remembered chains the most or here we go down the other side? Depends whether you make it to the top or not! Lol True! But I’ve had a couple or three moments after making the top barefoot wishing I had “put the jewelry on” once gravity got a hold on the situation. A friend who drove Big Trucks for many years usta say he had never scared himself driving a truck up a hill. One of my son in-laws owns and operates a logging truck. He says he can’t afford to not put his chains on. Time is money, and if he gets caught without his chains on when the “chain up” sign is on and he spins out …. There goes a couple days pay in fines. I get to drive down the the Vancouver BC area mid to late November… I will only have 5 mountain passes to go over. Soup.
SideHillSoup 10/17/21 04:33pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Chains in BC

Just got an alert… There is a VERY good chance that it will snow again this weekend “on” the mountain passes of southern BC. I should note: The weatherman ( person) is the only person in the world that can lie in the job everyday…… and still keep their job… By the way…. I repacked the bearings on the Snowmobile trailer today! Let it snow…let it snow…let it snow ! Soup. Or politican:B Ohhhhh we don’t want to go there, let’s just stick to the weather person so we don’t get booted… Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Soup.
SideHillSoup 10/10/21 08:09pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Chains in BC

Just got an alert… There is a VERY good chance that it will snow again this weekend “on” the mountain passes of southern BC. I should note: The weatherman ( person) is the only person in the world that can lie in the job everyday…… and still keep their job… By the way…. I repacked the bearings on the Snowmobile trailer today! Let it snow…let it snow…let it snow ! Soup.
SideHillSoup 10/08/21 05:17pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Chains in BC

like. Motor homes fall under the camper symbol on the sign. https://i.imgur.com/qLl2VD1l.jpg that sign was a misprint that they originaly put up. most have been replace with the proper ones now. it should have a "Or" inbetween the mountian snowflake and the M&S. I didn't see any snow on my way home from work this moring, unless your talking south of meritt in the snowshed? Steve I looked at every BC govt website that I could find, and they show that signs…. None of them show the sign I posted with the word “or” between the 2 symbols, however the other two signs for heavier commercial type vehicles does show the word “or”…. Go figure. The web cams I saw this morning and this afternoon showed snow on the Coqu on a few cameras, and on Hwy 3 Paulson and Hwy 3-B. Most of it has melted now… and temps dropped so black ice is most likely Lerking. However, 40kms away from Paulson Summit is the Kootenay pass which is the highest mountain pass open year round in Canada…. It didn’t have any snow at all…. Again….. go figure. So…. Tomorrow it’s time to service the snowmobiles….. yippy… Soup
SideHillSoup 10/07/21 07:45pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Chains in BC

Since I typed my note this morning, it has snowed on the mountain pass to the west of me. Just to give you a perspective, I live in South Eastern British Columbia approximately 3 hrs north of Spokane Washington. When you live in the mountains of BC like I do and drive all winter for snowmobiling and Hockey you don’t screw around, even if your not going over the passes as often as I do you put on your winter tires, just to drive the valley Hwys. In my yard a couple years back the snow was 4 ft deep, and I live in the valley bottom, my daddy from Fernie just laughs at me… Winter in the mountains start now and end in April, and there is no fudging with tires from people who live here, no body “sneaks over a mountain pass” period, only idiots do. I’m glad your thinking of your safety and ours my changing your plans. My home, couple years back with my 2007 gmc 2500 4x4 parked beside my house, Honda Civic in the front. This is 2 days before Xmas. https://i.imgur.com/RXiCePMl.jpg
SideHillSoup 10/07/21 11:52am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Chains in BC

It snowed last nights in parts of BC. I know above Merritt on the Hwy got some, and cooler wet weather is coming over the next couple of days. There is a reason that BC’s winter tire / chain requirements kick in October 1st and run until April 30th. Winter chains don’t cover you for meeting the requirements. You must have the correct winter tires on first, then you can carry chains if you like. Motor homes fall under the camper symbol on the sign. https://i.imgur.com/qLl2VD1l.jpg
SideHillSoup 10/07/21 08:09am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Chains in BC

Little bit of info for people who don’t follow the British Columbia winter tire requirements: BC winter tire requirements I live in the valley below two mountain passes, you can’t go east or west from here with out going over one of them. I have witnessed firsthand once, and read in the local news paper a few other times over the last number of years the RCMP and or the CVSE ( DOT) set up road blocks checking tires / chain requirements. The time I was stopped ( 2 winters ago) it was the morning before a winter storm was set to roll in across southern BC. They were turning some people around at the road block that didn’t have the correct tires, they were giving out tickets to some, and all the semi’s where getting ticketed and turned around who didn’t meet the standards. There were also a number of vehicles that got towed from the road blocks as well, for what I don’t know. For the Correct answer to your question call CVSE. Info to Call CVSE here. So yes, they do check from time to time. Soup.
SideHillSoup 10/06/21 09:19am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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