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RE: Alaska - 2023

Gas Buddy can be of help for fuel costs. You need to calculate liters to US gallons and then converter Canadian dollars to US dollars. Current price on Vancouver Island is C$2.07 per liter. There are 3.8 liters in a US gallon. therefor price is 2.07 x 3.8 = C$7.86 per US gallon. Current exchange rate is approx. C$1.29 for 1 US$ Therefor cost per US gallon is Approx. US$6.09 Hope this helps.
happycamper1942 09/16/22 05:44pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Occasional Winter Camping??

I try not to winter camp unless I have an electric hook up. I don't like the noise or the sudden bursts of heat from the propane heater. In the fall and winter I have a small oil-filled radiator which I keep switched on. This keeps the place very cozy.
happycamper1942 09/16/22 05:32pm Truck Campers
RE: 2006 Bigfoot 25C9.4LB Camper Wet Weight Label - Even Close?

The only sure way is to take it over the weigh scales. You will probably be surprised
happycamper1942 07/24/22 03:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Alaska Bound

Why all the concern about having internet? Think back a few years ago when we traveled before the internet was available, now it seems people freak out if they go a day or two without it. My feeling is, if you have internet once a week or so to keep in touch that should be enough. Enjoy the trip and relax.
happycamper1942 06/14/22 05:57pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: BC ferries work for the smaller routes.

I'm not sure about leaving on a different route tp what you came on but it seems reasonable that you cannot save money by using a cheaper fare to a mid-point then continuing to the mainland for free. However I have not checked the website to try to figure it out.
happycamper1942 05/25/22 06:23pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: BC ferries work for the smaller routes.

I live on the Island and have used the ferries many times. There is no problem taking a truck camper on them, I have done this for years, and also a 28 foot 5th wheel. The schedules are posted on line and in the local papers, and they generally keep rigidly to the times. The crossing to the Island takes about an hour 40 minutes, to the smaller Islands takes less. The ferries can be very busy in the summer. You can make reservations which costs extra, if you dont be prepared to wait a occasionally.
happycamper1942 05/24/22 06:32pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Jack Failure Disaster

Everyone's worst nightmare. Sorry to hear it. Difficult to diagnose without more details.
happycamper1942 04/11/22 05:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Is it common to remove your truck camper at your camp spot?

If I am staying in the same spot for a week or more, which is unusual, I will take it off, otherwise I leave it on
happycamper1942 03/26/22 02:09pm Truck Campers
RE: 2021 Northern Lite 10-2 Le wet bath

I don't have a Northern Lite, but I never need to stabilize it. There is a little bit of movement but not enough to concern us.
happycamper1942 03/23/22 01:27pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

Took the cover off yesterday the washed it ready for waxing. Next step will be to de-winterize it then ready for springtime camping.
happycamper1942 03/23/22 01:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Toronto to Newfoundland

In 2009 we drove from BC to Newfoundland, a great experience. The ferries are huge ships, and we had no problems towing our 28 foot 5th wheel, total length 46 feet. You have to make reservations on and off the island. We were told to make a return reservation when we booked the trip over, but we didnt do this as we hate being tied to a schedule and we didnt know how long we wanted to spend there. This worked out OK for us, after 2 weeks we called to make a return reservation and had to wait about 5 days for a vacancy but this was fine, gave us an extra 5 days there. We got the "short" trip over to Port au Basques and drove all the way around to St. Johns area, then had the option of driving back over the same route (approx. 1000km) to Port au Basques or getting the "long" ferry trip from Argentia. This was much more expensive, from what I remember the short trip was about $350 and the long trip about $650, but we saved the cost of driving back. The long ferry trip is overnight, about 14 hours. You cannot sleep in your camper so you have 3 options: 1. rent a cabin: 2. rent an aircraft-type reclining seat, or 3. use a regular seat. Because we made a last-minute reservation all the cabins were already taken so we took one of the aircraft type seat which was OK. It all went very smoothly, but as we live on Vancouver Island we are used to getting on and off ferries. I'm sure you will have a fabulous time.
happycamper1942 03/16/22 02:06pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska 22 Prudhoe Bay on Moto, Alaska by class C

In answer to you question number 4, you will find Canadian campgrounds not too different from USA campgrounds, some will be easy to access and some not so easy. I think if you unhitch you will be OK in the vast majority of them. Sounds like a great trip.
happycamper1942 02/13/22 07:03pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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
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