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RE: Vancouver Island

From Parksville on Van Isle... wishing you and your British bride a Happy New Year and many more to come!....sorry you will not be travelling far from home anymore....we are getting close to your age and have spent 14 years of travelling south in the winters, until 2020 when this Covid stuff came along....losing travel time now when we don't have many years left to travel, so we feel your pain.
Z-Peller 12/27/21 09:13pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Not solar again ?

If you mount the controller with the truck, then the truck is just a "solar suitcase' basically. My solar suitcase with controller connects to my batteries when I want it, and when I disconnect no harm comes to the controller. If you are going to be switching between 3 different trailers then using your truck like a solar suitcase would make more sense to me. Some solar suitcases are using 20' of cable from controller to batteries.
Z-Peller 12/03/21 02:10am Tech Issues
RE: Where to mount a TV?

My previous 2002 BF 9.6 had the same dinette and tv cabinet as your BF 10.6. I never changed any wiring in the tv cabinet, just plugged in connectors for coax & power. Ran cables rearward thru overhead cabinets then installed an elec & coax outlet bottom side of overhead cabinets at shower wall. Beefed up rear dinette shower wall with 1/2" plywood and mounted tv there. Could watch tv from front seat of dinette or see from bed.
Z-Peller 12/03/21 01:43am Truck Campers
RE: Safety Chains Binding Between Hitch Head & Trunnion Bars

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Z-Peller 09/04/21 04:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Safety Chains Binding Between Hitch Head & Trunnion Bars

Trailer manufacturer have attached those break away chains way-y-y too far forward on the trailer, that is the problem. Have new attachment points put on just in front of the anti sway stabilizers.
Z-Peller 09/04/21 04:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: What is your overall length with TC?

Exactly 24 ft long as per regular BC Ferries measurements…. GMC 3500 long box double cab dually with 10.4 Bigfoot camper.
Z-Peller 08/26/21 01:27am Truck Campers
RE: Almost lost the microwave while driving.

Easy fix I have done to 3 different rigs over the years that should have been done on installation. I screwed a 1/4” thick board on top of support boards with holes drilled thru in appropriate position and size for rubber feet on bottom of m/w to fit into. Then screw down a front to back board at each end of support boards and attach a poly strap side to side overtop the m/w and screw down to these boards.
Z-Peller 08/25/21 11:03am Travel Trailers
RE: TorkLift GlowStep on Bigfoot, How to Install? (Solved) This is a pic of the OEM bracket on 2002 BF 9.6
Z-Peller 07/22/21 03:53pm Truck Campers
RE: SEMI cameras

Many years ago I went to professional truck driver school for a class 1 with air. Was taught there to NEVER pull up so close behind a stopped vehicle that you cannot pullout again without backing up. If traffic ahead in your lane jambs up or vehicle in front of you stalls and traffic is pulled up close behind you, you are stuck there.
Z-Peller 07/22/21 12:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Running a fridge on propane?

Many years Arizona boondocking Jan Feb March with temps 70's & 80's....6cf fridge on propane 24-7...stove use for morning coffee and cooking supper...consistently, 20lb 4.5 gal tank would last 12-14 days...30lb 7 gal tank would last 19-21 days.
Z-Peller 06/19/21 10:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Alaska advice

On the motorcycle we got off in Skagway, in the TC we got off in Haines....No customs, they do not stop at a Canadian port... Getting off the ferry at Haines or Skagway you will still have to drive through Canada to get to central Alaska.
Z-Peller 06/11/21 01:35am Truck Campers
RE: New license plate for my TC.

Plates to be unobstructed 3.03 A number plate must be kept entirely unobstructed and free from dirt or foreign material, so that the numbers and letters on it may be plainly seen and read at all times and so that the numbers and letters may be accurately photographed using a speed monitoring device or traffic light safety device prescribed under section 83.1 of the Act. Well, I wouldn’t be too cavalier about it. This is the wording from BC Motor Vehicles Act. I would think most states would be the same. LEO’s probably don’t bother unless there is a reason, but if push comes to shove, then they can nail you for not having a plate visible.
Z-Peller 05/11/21 01:22pm Truck Campers
RE: 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 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.
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
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