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RE: Install new cab over curtain in a Bigfoot TC, HOW?

Before we went to Alaska, Yukon and N.W.T. we made blackout curtains for all the windows. We just hung them with velcro. We bought self adhesive velcro at the dollar store and stuck pieces to the valance or window frame and corresponding pieces to the fabric. Put up at night , take down in morning. Using this idea we can let some light and air in through the lower windows. I also installed a black vent cover over the vent over the bed, it keeps out most of the light and allows air to circulate. We still use them 4 years later. I am assuming that you mean a curtain across the entry to the bed area from the main part of the camper. Putting a curtain across there cuts down on air flow, so no air circulation from the furnace, if needed. Brian
Yeti plus 03/25/20 08:07am Truck Campers
RE: Mirror folds up in high winds: solved (but not pretty)

Paint! Great idea, since the lumberyard is closed and I can't get ebony. (I hear ebony is very hard and will dull even a carbide blade -- I've never used it.) Or -- wait for it -- wrap the whole project in black Gorilla Tape! No one will ever notice. ;) Well that might work, but I think Felice would notice and have you self isolating in the trailer!:D Wives don't usually see just how creative we actually are when it comes to Gorilla tape and Duct tape! Brian
Yeti plus 03/20/20 09:47am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Mirror folds up in high winds: solved (but not pretty)

I have the big GM mirrors on my truck, that extend out for towing. Some of my younger friends thought they looked like Dumbo the Flying Elephant ears on the side of the truck. Every time we go on a ferry, the mirrors get folded in, so people can walk past. on last summer's trip to Newfoundland and Labrador, we had 14 boat rides of various lengths and pulled the mirrors in on all of them. I haven't had the same problem as you but I do like the handy work. When you make the keeper, use a black cable tie, as they usually have UV stabilizers that the natural ones don't have. Brian
Yeti plus 03/18/20 09:03pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Possible newbie looking for general info

I carry a short bed camper on a long bed truck. I built a spacer to keep the camper from going too far forward, and we use that 16 inch space for storage. Rear tie downs are in the same place as they would be on a short box truck, front tie downs angle forward more than normal. Centre of gravity is fine since the distance from bumper to axle is the same. Approximately 60,000 miles with this setup, many of them on some of the not so nice roads in the North ( Dempster Highway) and East( Trans Labrador Highway). The problem will be once you have travelled with a TC for a while you won't want to travel with the 5th wheel. Brian
Yeti plus 02/27/20 07:04pm Truck Campers

Test! Nobody told me about a test! I studied all night for the urine test last week, and I actually passed!:) Brian
Yeti plus 02/17/20 05:24pm Towing
RE: Water pump location

On a pop up we had (1989 ), the faucet on the sink was a 2 way unit. If hooked to city water, then the faucet functioned like a regular faucet, twist on twist other way off. If using the fresh water tank, twist the faucet open all the way and pump the knob up and down to draw water from the tank. Maybe follow the hoses from the faucet to see where they go. Brian
Yeti plus 02/09/20 11:37am Folding Trailers
RE: 2000 Smoke and CO Alarms

First Alert is the brand that I know of that uses a fixed base, and a removable detector unit. We have an SCO5RVA in the TC. It is a combination smoke and CO detector. The First Alert website should give you some ideas. Most of the other brands you just open the cover and install screws through the back plate. Brian
Yeti plus 02/08/20 06:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Newfoundland

Make ferry reservations as soon as you can confirm your arrival and departure dates, especially departure. We booked our departure 2 days in advance and we were bumped back by 6 days due to storms and hurricanes coming up the east coast.Our original departure was Aug 26 night crossing and we left Sept 1 Night crossing. Nothing we could do about it. We were booked on Port aux Basques to North Sidney.(7 hr crossing).The folks that had booked long in advance were booked on the next available crossing and they worked through to the shorter bookings, until they had the backlog cleared up. Roads are decent just like the rest of Canada except they seemed narrow in parts, with some frost heave pot holes and repairs, gravel roads to some of the provincial parks aren't too bad, but watch the road legend on the road map, as some of the "short cuts" are gravel and slower than the paved roads. Make sure to give yourself lots of time. We had 3 weeks in 2015 from the time we left Southern Ontario until we got back. I drove long days and we were 2 days from home to the ferry and 2 days from the ferry back home. On the way home DW pulled out the notepad and said what do we go back for. 2019 we were gone for 12 weeks, through Quebec and Labrador then to the island and I think we pretty much did it all, but we could probably go back for another summer and do more. And Jaxdad is correct we still saw snow beside the roads in mid July!
Yeti plus 01/23/20 02:11pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: New GFI Outlet Will Not Reset

On my Bigfoot I had much the same problem. The waterproof covers are good at keeping water out, but also good at keeping water in. When I pulled the cover off the exterior receptacle I was amazed at the amount of water that poured out. I would start by removing the exterior receptacle cover, and as has been suggested blowing out the moisture. If that doesn't do it then check the connections on the new GFCI making sure to get the line and load connections on the right terminals. Brian
Yeti plus 01/22/20 04:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Helio travel trailers?

It looks very similar to the [email protected] trailers. We thought that was what we wanted, then we rented one for a week. Dropped it off at the end of the week and never looked back! I am about 5'10" and I couldn't stand upright in the trailer. The one we rented didn't have a toilet or shower and we found it to be small. If it is 2 people there isn't room for 2 to change at the same time.Give some thought to space in the event of bad weather. Basically this is a rolling bedroom. There are people who have the [email protected] trailers and they love them, but it didn't work for us. Good luck in your search. Brian
Yeti plus 01/10/20 11:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Labrdor highway from Red Bay to Happy 389!

For leaving we were originally booked on Aug 26, and left Sept 1, (Labour Day weekend) It was one of the tropical storms/ tail end of a hurricane, combined with everyone leaving the island for school on the mainland. 6 extra days near Port Aux Basques was frustrating, but there was lots of little day trips and sight seeing, so not too bad. Brian
Yeti plus 01/05/20 07:14am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Labrdor highway from Red Bay to Happy 389!

MDK, Yes we took the ferry from Blanc Sablon to St. Barbe. We started in Southern Ontario, stopped in several spots in Quebec, sea kayaked with the whales on the St. Lawrence, then headed east and north, through Labrador , then Newfoundland.14,000 km., 11 weeks. Donna, if you are still following make sure you make ferry reservations well in advance. We were storm stranded in the Codroy Valley for 6 days at the end of August and beginning of September delayed our return from NL.They were taking the people with the reservations made earliest first after they cancelled 3 ferries from Port Aux Basques. We didn't book until we returned from St. Pierre- Miquelon and had to wait for the backlog to clear. Brian
Yeti plus 01/04/20 05:33pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Cell phone Newfoundland

We use one of Rogers spin off little guys. We were in roaming mode almost all the time we were in Newfoundland and Labrador. They have some kind of an agreement with Bell to provide "extended" coverage. There are still parts that are not covered by any cell service, but the locals said there was a push on to extend coverage. Having said that our hot spot on Bell had better reception than our phones at times. Brian
Yeti plus 01/04/20 02:39pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Labrdor highway from Red Bay to Happy 389!

We drove the Trans Lab in 2019, late June early July. Quebec part was unpaved from Manic 5 to 50 km south of Fermont. Paved from there right through to south of Happy Valley Goose Bay, then they were working on the road and by the end of 2019 there would only be 100 to 150 km unpaved. From Port Hope Simpson all the way to Blanc Sablon was paved. The real adventure drive is almost all gone now and by the end of 2020 construction season it will be all paved. Quebec 389 had some construction north of Manic 2 almost all the way to Manic 5. By the clear cutting I think they are re-routing slightly and making the road wider,definitely straightening but hard to tell since it was mostly just clear cut and only the beginning stages of road building.
Yeti plus 01/04/20 02:33pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Front receiver on 2012 generation F350

e trailer is good for US based purchases, but I have used for purchases here in Canada. No hassles with customs and duty, prices in Canadian dollars and good service. They have a Draw Tite and a Curt shown on their website. On my Chevy I went with the one that sticks down further, but if I were to do it again I would get the one that gives me more ground clearance! Even though it means cutting into the front fascia for the receiver to pass through. Good luck. Brian
Yeti plus 12/13/19 10:04am Towing
RE: Plastic toilet and sink cleaning?

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Just wet, wipe, and rinse. Have used them in both the trailer and the camper. Brian
Yeti plus 12/06/19 07:22pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Postal code

Use the 3 digits of your postal code followed by two zeroes. Ignore the letters. This has worked for me. Brian
Yeti plus 11/17/19 04:13pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Dirt

We bought an Astro turf entry mat when we had a pop up. That got moved to the trailer and we bought another for the camper. Floors look not too dirty, but I dump the Astro turf mat about once a day. Forgot a few days when we were camped at a sandy place. I think I had enough to fill a sand box. That captures it near the door, so I hear you about sweeping. We have throw rugs we use for warmth underfoot, and they can be washed. Brian
Yeti plus 11/11/19 06:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trans Labrador Highway

We just drove the Trans Lab this summer ( 2019). We were in the truck and truck camper. The part in Labrador was fine. By the end of this construction year I think there will be less than 200 km of gravel left. All the rest will have been paved. We were in Quebec when we heard that the Trans Lab had a wash out south of Happy Valley Goose Bay. We started to rethink our options,but our youngest son called to wish his mother a Happy Birthday, and we told him of the problem. He was in Peru on a holiday, but he contacted a friend who works for NL government to find out how long the repair would be.Answer was less than a week, which he relayed back to us. PQ to Peru to St. Johns to Peru To PQ in less than 10 minutes... gotta love technology. By the time we got to the wash out, about a week later, the road was re-opened, and just needed pavement to be totally repaired. The Quebec section of the road is not quite as good. From Baie Comeau to Manic 5 is paved, but just past Manic 5 it is gravel and rough in spots. It continues as gravel right to within 50 km of the Quebec / Labrador border. Brian
Yeti plus 11/01/19 08:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: Furnace works; then doesn't; works again?

I am in the check the battery camp, but not the 12 volt battery,. Check the battery in the digital t-stat. Even though you say it is a new stat the cheap batteries they sell with anything these days don't last long. And it is a lot easier to check t-stat battery than trailer battery.
Yeti plus 11/01/19 05:35pm Class C Motorhomes
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