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RE: What Portable Propane Gas Grill Do You Use?

This is the one that we have. It is small however it is perfect for the two of us and fits into the basement of our Northern Lite Camper. This is my second Primus BBQ ( other one seems to have found new home at the kids house) We have no problem cooking steaks, pork chops, chicken, Burgers etc. The burner is close to the grill so there is no issue with getting heat. The 1 lbs bottles are plenty big enough to cook what is needed. We even take this out snowmobiling and ATVing. Plus it makes great morning coffee
SideHillSoup 12/12/19 09:40am Truck Campers
RE: What Portable Propane Gas Grill Do You Use?

This is the one that we have. It is small however it is perfect for the two of us and fits into the basement of our Northern Lite Camper.
SideHillSoup 12/12/19 08:19am Truck Campers
RE: A fall week in the Kootenays

I’m in the Kootenays ... and I have beer in the Beer Fridge which will be emptied today while watching the 103rd Grey Cup! Grey Cup :B Soup.
SideHillSoup 11/24/19 09:37am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Northern-Lite 8-11 & Solar?

SideHillSoup, I’d love to know where that name came from. PM me, if you would. I don’t want to be guilty of drifting my own thread. :) It looks to me that a solution could be to have a factory rack on your camper and mount the panels on it. I’d think, using say 160w panels I could get the 400w I’d like to have. That could solve the more-holes-in-the-roof issue. That would be four more holes plus but at least they’d be factory installed. Just my $0.02 and worth about that.... ;) Bill I’m thinking and writing about the name.... it’s a long story, so put the coffee pot on... I will,pm you when it is done. As for the roof racks..., good idea on less holes, however I would be now worried about wind picking up the panels / bending them...etc.... however you could possibly mount aluminum angle material for structural support and strength. PM coming on name ... Soup.
SideHillSoup 11/20/19 08:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern-Lite 8-11 & Solar?

We have a 2018, NL 8-11 that came equipped with one 100 watt panel, and two 6 volt batteries. We added a second 100 watt panel on the opposite side of the factory installed panel this last spring. I have seen people with NL campers add a lot of panels on the roof, but for the life of me I can’t figure out way, all I see is more holes in the roof. We have used our 100 factory installed panel with my portable 70 panel on a 2 month trip to AZ two winters ago. . We watched statilite TV with a receiver just about every night, charged out Ipad, cell phone and laptop, we operated the camper with all it’s ‘stuff’ no issues. After that winter in the camper down south we decided to install a second 100 panel,on the roof. I do carry a 2000 watt Yamaha Generator for Big power draw items, however I never used it to charge the batteries besides the few times I had it running to run the toaster or instapot. Yuma with the two portable 35 watt panels on the ground, which I plugged into the 100 watt system that came with the camper.
SideHillSoup 11/20/19 02:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Tire chains needed?

I’ve driven 4X4’s up here in Canada ( BC mountains) for YEARS and have never ever had to use chains on the Hwy. And where I live you can’t get out of the valley with out going over Mountain pass. If the law requires you to have them, that’s one you need them, I highly doubt it. I also have a NL camper and drove out of here two winters ago on my way to AZ in a snow storm, I used 4 wheel drive but never needed or came close to need Chains. Just get something that will fill the law requirement, you will most likely never use them on the Hwy. Soup.
SideHillSoup 11/12/19 08:31pm Truck Campers
RE: A fall week in the Kootenays

Raduim Sheep, or Salmo / Creston sheep?
SideHillSoup 11/09/19 09:29am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Northern Lite Camper modifications/add ons

Deleted post. Soup
SideHillSoup 10/03/19 08:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite

Here is the one that came with my 2018 , 8-11 NL camper. I got the part number off the original that came with the camper and ordered a spare from amazon. I also tried it in the bumper and it fits.
SideHillSoup 10/03/19 01:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Prince George BC to Eureka Mt.

I have completed that route many times over the years and a few times pulling my old 5th wheel. It is not that long of a drive, and there are no tourist traps or mountain passes on this route, yes the ferries take time, but they do have four days which is plenty of time. This past summer I drove from Bill’s Pond to New Denver in just over 8 hrs and I had to wait for the ferry. From New Denver to Creston by Kootenay Lake Ferry is just over 3.5 hrs ( ferry wait time) Creston to border at Eureka 2.5hrs. Add the 3 hr drive from PG to Bills Pond and the drive isn’t that long. Yup going through Jasper to Elko is a short two drive, but they did say he had 4 days. Soup.
SideHillSoup 10/02/19 03:12pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Prince George BC to Eureka Mt.

I would think about dropping down Hwy 97 or Cashe Creek then head east on Hwy 1 to Revelstoke. Then south down Hwy 23 to Nakusp across the free ferry at Shelter Bay / Galena Bay and onto Nakusp. Then from Nakusp south on Hwy 6 to New Denver. From New Denver head over the hump on Hwy 31-A to Kaslo. From Kaslo follow Hwy 31 to the Balfour Ferry, where you join up with Hwy 3-A . Take the Kootenay Lake Ferry across Kootenay Lake ( longest free ferry in the world) on Hwy 3-A to Creston BC. Then head east on Hwy 3 through Cranbrook all the way to Elko BC where you head south across the Canada USA boarder to Eureka MT. Soup.
SideHillSoup 10/02/19 07:26am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Hwy 37-A Scrap!

Thought some of you might like a little excitement with your morning coffee today. Some good o”ll Canadian scrapping over who’s turn is it to buy the next round of Beers! Griz fight. Soup
SideHillSoup 09/22/19 07:46am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 2020 Jasper, Alberta

Like most Govt projects,... didn’t plan well, didn’t schedule well and like always.....didn’t budget enough, should send that planing team back to pealing potatoes. I feel sorry to the community and the campers that want to use the site. Soup.
SideHillSoup 09/09/19 02:35pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Alaska cancels Prince Rupert, B.C., ferry service

Just read this on the CBC new website. Soup. Link to Alaska ferry news
SideHillSoup 09/05/19 03:31pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: bigfoot and northern lite details on their construction

There is no “core” in my 2018 NL 8-11. It’s two prices fibreglass. There is wood frame is to hold the floor up and wood frame for the walls, but they are not structural. I went on a tour of Northern Lite manufacturing and watched them build a number of units as they are all built on a line. Yes there is wood inside, but it’s to hold up the inter walls and floors cabinets etc.. I opened up the compartment where the dump valves are it’s fibreglass outer walls with no wood support. Here is looking straight up the driver side outside wall towards the front of the camper. The white box on the wall is the outside shower, the brown wall is the shower stall. The pipes are for the shower, toilet sink... no wood other than for floor support
SideHillSoup 08/29/19 06:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Traveling through Canada with Dogs

We travel with our cat, which requires “ papers” as well. We have been asked once coming back into Canada if our cat had its shot and papers, we said yup... that was it. The USA side once .... They wanted to see the cat, which rides in the back of the camper.... we said be careful she is nasty our hand kids are afraid of her and will try to jump out the door when you open it. The guy said you do have papers, we said yup...handed back our passports and waved us through... The lady officer that was with him laughed and laughed.... we just grinned and drove off to AZ for the winter... The type of food seams to be the biggest issue with going into the USA, nothing about food coming back into Canada for us anyways. Soup.
SideHillSoup 08/29/19 05:44pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: British Columbia, Canada

Victoria is not that much RV friendly per my experience. The ferries for RV are pretty expensive, while in the city big RV will keep making parking issues. I took different ferries and the one from Anacortes to Sidney (?) is beautiful ride. Would I not have friend there, I probably would walk on ferry and use local transportation with hotels. I agree on the ferry prices, and not specifically the reason we downsized, however the ferry prices were part of the equation. We went from pulling a 35 ft 5th wheel to having a camping in the back of the truck (24 ft) that is only 4 ft longer than the 20 ft reg vehicle length. You do t pay for over height on B.C. Ferries, so we are only paying for that extra 4 ft, some routes that’s $40 per ft, some as low as $7 per ft. So far we have been on the ferry from Prince Rupert to Haida Gwaii and back, Vancouver Island, one Ferries to Quadra island, Cortez Island and on the new ferry from Port Hardy to Bella Coola, on the Sea Wolf. That ferry from Port Hardy to Bella Coola in the summer months sails 07:30 to 5:30 pm just about every other day. We have done three cruises to Alaska and we saw more wildlife including bears and whales ( 9 different sightings of whales) on the Sea Wolf than we saw on those 3 cruises combined. Yup it’s expense, but the stuff we viewed from the Sea Wolf and the ferries were an experience we will never forget. There 6 whales in this group, and the Captain of the Sea Wolf stopped the ferry so we could view them. They were about 2000 yards off the starboard side of the ferry, This was all the zoom my camera had in it. The inside passage. Loading time onto the Sea Wolf at Port Hardy, ferry only holds 35 vehicles and I did a quick head count during the sailing and only counted 61 people on board, I may have missed some, but the ferry being a smaller ship, made for no crowds at all. Soup.
SideHillSoup 08/25/19 09:22am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: British Columbia, Canada

This list of B.C. mountain pass “Hwy” elevations. Hwy Pass elevations
SideHillSoup 08/24/19 09:50am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: British Columbia, Canada

My question is, which end of the Coq are you starting from and what direction are you going after? There is so much of B.C. and Canada besides that four lane bumper car speedway. We live in the Southern Interior of B.C. ( Kootenays) and we get our TV news from Vancouver and they heavily cover the the weather and traffic on the Hwy especially in the winter. 99% of the problem with that section of Hwy is speed, and everyone thinks they have the best vehicle for driving in the snow. Put those two driving conditions and add busiest Hwy in B.C. , plus fastest route from the coast to the rear of Canada, and you got mayhem. If you want to see great Hwys checkout Hwy 3 from Hope over Sunday Summit and Allison Pass to Princeton then over Canada’s highest mountain pass open year round, Kootenay Pass between Salmo and Creston BC, and all the way to the Alberta boarder as well as Hwy 1 from Banff , Lake Louise, over Kicking Horse Pass to Golden and then from Golden over Rogers Pass to Revelstoke. Here is the link for the BC Hwy cams. BC Hwy Cams Check them out this winter and see what’s happening. And welcome to your friendly neighbours yard. Soup. Here are two screen shot of the top of Kootenay Pass,. The roof on that sand shed on the other side of the Hwy collapsed in the spring of 2018
SideHillSoup 08/23/19 02:05pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Snow.... ( British Columbia Hwy 97 North)

We went out on our Side X Side on Saturday in south eastern B.C. where we live. We got up to an elevation of 7000 ft and it was so cold we turned around and headed back down to lower elevations. This morning a friend of mine who live in Fort Nelson sent me a message and said check the Hwy cams for Hwy 97 north. I think Mother Nature is giving us a hint of what’s to co e very shortly. This is what I found: BC Hwy Web Cam :E
SideHillSoup 08/19/19 07:47am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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