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RE: How wide do mirrors need to be for a TT?

Check this out from AAA.............. https://drivinglaws.aaa.com/tag/trailer-mirrors/ I suggest you check DMV regs where you are.
ssthrd 10/18/20 08:43pm Beginning RVing
RE: Winter in Vancouver Island

I wonder if boondocking is viable on Vancouver Island. Are there Provincial Parks open? Thanks to an Id ten T person in Saskatoon (he was asked to move along, and did so--after pulling his black tank valve) none of the Walmarts in Saskatchewan allow over night parking. The Provincial Parks are open for the winter--at least where I am on mid Vancouver Island. The rates are half price for a senior, and some have showers. None that I know of have any hook ups at all, and the sites are the next thing to boondocking. During summer you can stay for a total of 2 weeks, but I don't think that there are restrictions after Labour Day. Something to check on if anyone is interested. One would have to be very lucky to get a serviced site anywhere at this point, but you never know. More info at https://www.discovercamping.ca/bccweb/
ssthrd 10/18/20 12:11pm Snowbirds
RE: New York to Florida tips

The Outer Banks was awesome in my opinion. Wright brothers first flight at Kill Devil Hills, endless sandy beach, Cape Hatteras lighthouse, flight on an open cockpit WW2 biplane at Dare airport, ride on the coolest ferry ride anywhere from Hatteras to Ocracoke, and so much more. We will definitely be back. It was heartbreaking when we were there soon after Matthew went by to see the damage caused by the storm. People on the Left Coast talk about Pacific storms which can be awesome, but do not compare to getting pounded by an Atlantic hurricane year after year.
ssthrd 10/18/20 11:32am Roads and Routes
RE: Out the door....

Thanks for sharing your pictures. Brings back some great memories, and reminds me of what we are so lucky to have here in BC. Snow in the mountains around me now, but hard to see because of the recent storms here on the coast. Can't wait for some clear weather! Nice rig, by the way. We are going to head to the Island for as many weeks as we can getaway with after January. Not into an RV type place...just kick around. Gary Great place to "just kick around" in. :)
ssthrd 10/13/20 08:00pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Out the door....

Thanks for sharing your pictures. Brings back some great memories, and reminds me of what we are so lucky to have here in BC. Snow in the mountains around me now, but hard to see because of the recent storms here on the coast. Can't wait for some clear weather! Nice rig, by the way.
ssthrd 10/13/20 06:11pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 6 Volt Interstate batteries

@ OP I suggest you contact a few of your local golf courses and see what they use in their golf carts. I really can't say what's best, but I have had great service from Trojan 6v deep cycle. I just replaced them after extensive use for the last 5 years with a couple of Rolls Surette based on their reputation, and were a bit cheaper where I am at least. Hope this helps.
ssthrd 10/03/20 08:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: sway bar instructions

Sounds suspicious to me too, but with this thing you can't have one without the other. Sounds like I wasted a bunch of money if I plan to travel in all types of weather.
ssthrd 09/29/20 05:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: sway bar instructions

Meaning?
ssthrd 09/29/20 05:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: sway bar instructions

Me thinks that the mentioned issue/condition is strictly for the add-on friction sway bars and has nothing to do with all those popular and expensive hitches with anti-sway built in. The condition is that sway mechanisms keep the truck and trailer in line. When the tire traction is not great enough to overcome the resistance of the sway mechanism, skidding when turning will result. It does not matter what brand, style or price point is involved.Strictly speaking, I can't argue. I just don't think it's a thing with those "expensive" hitches, while there are various warnings when using the add-on anti-sway bar. This is confusing-at least in my mind..... I have an Equal-I-zer with 4 point sway control which uses friction at 4 points to address any sway issues. I do not understand how the effect of the systems are different. In other words, how can one system using friction be safe in slippery conditions, and another not? Since they both work to keep the trailer and the truck in line using the same principle, how can they be different? An email from Equal-I-zer tells me that it is not an issue, but they gave no explanation about how their system works in any conditions, while others are not safe and should be removed. Physics was always one of my best subjects, but I can't get my head around this one. Any engineers out there that can shed some light on this for me?
ssthrd 09/29/20 10:00am Travel Trailers
RE: No water pressure when connected to city water.

Follow the line from the city water port to the first fixture, there must be a restriction. If you were to remove the cold water line to the water heater and back flush from there with the city water port check valve removed, maybe you could dislodge debris or at least check the flow. Another method would be to connect a garden hose to the cold water low point drain instead of at the water heater. X2 When hooked up to city water, do you have "good" pressure, and then it quickly falls off to a trickle when you turn on a tap? If so, you must have a kink or some debris somewhere between between the source tap and the water heater. Have you checked the supply hose itself? Remove the screen at the trailer inlet then backflush as Lynnmor suggests. There is a sink tap to garden hose adaptor made for backlash situations. Take the aerator off the tap, and screw the adaptor on in it's place. Hook the garden hose up and flush. Maybe check your local hardware store for one. You may also need a female (edited) by female (edited) hose adaptor for the source end. Could be that there is a kink in the pex line if the supply hose is good. Good luck locating it if it is not obvious. As an aside, 80 PSI could be a bit much for your RV. I prefer something around 40-50. Not sure, but I believe that RV water systems are rated at something like 60PSI. Something for you to check out. Hope this helps.
ssthrd 09/13/20 07:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Total outdoor flame device ban Oregon SP

We have had some spectacular sunsets and moon rises here on Vancouver Island, and along coastal BC as a result of smoke from the fires in Washington/Oregon. Kudos to the fire fighters and support people who deal with them. Be safe!
ssthrd 09/10/20 09:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Generator storage for travel trailer

A slide out bed tray in the truck bed might be overkill, but would work. I carry mine in the truck bed. No slide.
ssthrd 08/31/20 10:05am Travel Trailers
RE: 4 maybe 5 weeks....

"That would be sweet....I am following a thread on a FB page...San Josef, Rath Cove and Winter Harbour, from Port Hardy. Now I can't wait for January!" Just returned to Port Hardy from a day trip to Alder Bay and Telegraph Cove where Killer whales are common (not today). Have been to Grant Bay, and my kids have been to San Josef, Rath Cove, and Cape Scott several times each. As I tap this out, my youngest is at Cape Scott again for a few days. Winter Harbour is a straight drive with the others a 1 ½ to 2 ½ hour drive on very rough active logging roads followed by a hike of up to 4 hours to Cape Scott. For Rath Cove it is easier to do the last of it by canoe, or kayak for maybe an hour, otherwise a more difficult hike for an hour or so. For a better road and a better time, good weather is a bonus. If you don't care, all of the above are awesome. I would plan to camp around Port Hardy somewhere and drive. Lots of options. To your knowledge...San Josef has a road? I don't see either one of us doing the hike into Cape Scott..bearing in mind, we are talking winter, too. I think we are going to start out via the Sunshine Coast and trundle along. We won't get going till January or February..if storms are raging, we'll hide out a bit. Gary My daughter says it's a two hour drive to a parking lot from Port Hardy depending on weather and road conditions, then an easy 3 km hike to the beach. Maybe 45 minutes. Hurricane force winds are common at Cape Scott in the winter, so it's not a great time to go.
ssthrd 08/30/20 10:43am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 4 maybe 5 weeks....

"That would be sweet....I am following a thread on a FB page...San Josef, Rath Cove and Winter Harbour, from Port Hardy. Now I can't wait for January!" Just returned to Port Hardy from a day trip to Alder Bay and Telegraph Cove where Killer whales are common (not today). Have been to Grant Bay, and my kids have been to San Josef, Rath Cove, and Cape Scott several times each. As I tap this out, my youngest is at Cape Scott again for a few days. Winter Harbour is a straight drive with the others a 1 ½ to 2 ½ hour drive on very rough active logging roads followed by a hike of up to 4 hours to Cape Scott. For Rath Cove it is easier to do the last of it by canoe, or kayak for maybe an hour, otherwise a more difficult hike for an hour or so. For a better road and a better time, good weather is a bonus. If you don't care, all of the above are awesome. I would plan to camp around Port Hardy somewhere and drive. Lots of options.
ssthrd 08/29/20 04:00pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Small Trailer Weight suggestions

With the 2009 V6 auto Tacoma with tow package that I had, I pulled a 21 foot TT that weighed about 5,000 on the road. The tow rating on it was 6500 lbs, with a cargo capacity of just under 1400 lbs. I had a basic Husky hitch with 8,000 lb spring bars and one friction sway control bar. I also had overload springs and airbags. Getting into tight spots with it was a piece of cake. In hindsight, for the weekend local stuff, it was a great setup for what I had, but I definitely would not want to tow long distance with it. Available power was marginal, driving was a full time job, and gas mileage was poor. Loved the truck, but not for towing that much weight.
ssthrd 08/29/20 10:21am Travel Trailers
RE: 4 maybe 5 weeks....

Probably spend the winter near Campbell River. Might run into you somewhere. I hope you have a reservation! Many have planned to come to the Island as they can't winter down south. I do! Got the last one at my dream site, so we are very happy. We will keep it, and maybe still move around a bit.
ssthrd 08/28/20 06:31pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: monitoring tire temp

My first stop on a travel day is 30 minutes down the road. Three, four hours down the road is too far. X 2. Check for my screwups and maybe get tire/hub temps after half an hour or so at speed. It got to be routine when I forgot to put the friction bar on when I used it on my old setup.
ssthrd 08/28/20 11:00am Towing
RE: 4 maybe 5 weeks....

I'm envious. We went to Canada back in 2005, I think. Did the Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Well Gray Provincial Park, Kamloops, and Revelstoke and everything in between and still didn't see enough. Have not been able to make it back. We share a similar sentiment, just that ours is about Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and New Mexico...our winter haunts. Instead, this coming winter will see us wandering BC...probably over to Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast. We'll probably have to do it bits n pieces. I don't quite see us out for 2/3 months at a stretch. But..a couple weeks here..a couple there, we hope is doable. Gary Vancouver Island seems to be in many people's plans with good reason for sure. We have been bumming around the Island since April with trips home now and then for laundry and maybe a hockey game on a big tv. Vancouver Island is amazing but don't tell anyone. Probably spend the winter near Campbell River. Might run into you somewhere.
ssthrd 08/28/20 10:33am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 4 maybe 5 weeks....

We're down here and would like to tour north of the border but that has to wait. Close to us, though, is Glacier National Park, an option but WOW. Here's a pic of the Logan Pass parking lot a while ago. I actually see an open parking spot! http://sandeace.com/scenics/loganpark600.jpg We could drive our truck camper over the pass from the West but continue to St. Mary where we'd have to turn back (at last report) because the Blackfeet Tribe has closed the Blackfeet Indian Reservation to recreation because of the virus. Good for them. The Blackfeet official website has a section described as "Prevent the spread on the Rez." Again, good for them. By a long shot, this is the most spectacular road trip I have ever taken. St Mary to Lake MacDonald for a weekend, then back over the pass on my brother's bike. On the outside. An unforgettable ride. It has ben many years, but returning is still on my bucket list. Sorry to hijack your thread, Gary. I couldn't resist making a comment.
ssthrd 08/28/20 10:27am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Removing pine pitch

Ordinary vegetable oil works on tar and sap. It's cheap, too! I'll try it. Thanks!
ssthrd 08/27/20 03:36pm Travel Trailers
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