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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. https://i.imgur.com/Hhx21oWl.jpg
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 https://i.imgur.com/WGu6esql.jpg
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 https://i.imgur.com/tsT71MIl.jpg
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. https://i.imgur.com/0x9BYqal.jpg The inside passage. https://i.imgur.com/sOUx0fJl.jpg 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. https://i.imgur.com/u2de4DWl.jpg 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 https://i.imgur.com/qlFbqtXl.jpg
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: https://i.imgur.com/AhCSGW8l.jpg BC Hwy Web Cam :E
SideHillSoup 08/19/19 07:47am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Special Trailer Brakes Required in Canada?

Hey Soup, as long as you're not appearing regularly on Jamie Davis' TV show, you must be OK, eh? That Coquihalla Pass is one nasty piece of work. We did the one farther east between Radium HS and Banff along 93 back in 2015. It was a foothill compared to the ones near you, I bet. Keep the rubber on the road, and take care out there. I’m about 6 hrs and 5 mountain passes east of the Coq. The Coq isn’t all that bad, no worse than any other high mountain pass in BC. Yes they get snow, just like the mountain passes around me, but the difference is ... they have a TV Show... we don’t. The problem with the Coq is that it is the main East/ West Hwy between Vancouver area and the rest of Canada, and NO BODY slows down no matter the weather. I live 20 minutes from the Highest Mountain Pass open year round in Canada, that mountain pass is shutdown often during the winter for avalanche control. Everyone around here plan there winter trips so that you are cleaning the Summit by 06:30 as Avalanche control starts “ usually” at 7:00. Avalanche Control There are a lot of mountain passes and hills that are worse than the hill going down into Radium Hot Springs, it’s just traveled more often than the ones back here in the Bush... ( grin) Soup. I don't know, I have traveled every rout several times, I think the biggest thing with the Coq is a combination of the steepness and length of it compared to others, also the elevation. you are going up at and average of 7% for quite a distance with two spots on smasher hitting 13%. yes coming into golden is pretty steep but not anywhere close to the lengths, same as the stich backs around Creston and any other place I can remember. add this to the fact that most people don't slow down like you said, it really works the vehicles. Steve Well Steve I’m not sure where you found switch backs around Creston unless you were on some logging road near Creston, and I can’t figure out where the steep hill is that comes into Golden, so I will stick with my statement that the Coqu is no worse than any other high elevation mountain in B.C. and the amount of traffic and speed are the main influences on that section of Hwy. Soup.
SideHillSoup 08/14/19 08:51pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Special Trailer Brakes Required in Canada?

Hey Soup, as long as you're not appearing regularly on Jamie Davis' TV show, you must be OK, eh? That Coquihalla Pass is one nasty piece of work. We did the one farther east between Radium HS and Banff along 93 back in 2015. It was a foothill compared to the ones near you, I bet. Keep the rubber on the road, and take care out there. I’m about 6 hrs and 5 mountain passes east of the Coq. The Coq isn’t all that bad, no worse than any other high mountain pass in BC. Yes they get snow, just like the mountain passes around me, but the difference is ... they have a TV Show... we don’t. The problem with the Coq is that it is the main East/ West Hwy between Vancouver area and the rest of Canada, and NO BODY slows down no matter the weather. I live 20 minutes from the Highest Mountain Pass open year round in Canada, that mountain pass is shutdown often during the winter for avalanche control. Everyone around here plan there winter trips so that you are cleaning the Summit by 06:30 as Avalanche control starts “ usually” at 7:00. Avalanche Control There are a lot of mountain passes and hills that are worse than the hill going down into Radium Hot Springs, it’s just traveled more often than the ones back here in the Bush... ( grin) Soup.
SideHillSoup 07/30/19 03:27pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Special Trailer Brakes Required in Canada?

British Columbia has the most stringent trailer brake requirements. Probably because they have the greatest need, what with all those pesky mountains all over the place. :B Yup... usually a couple times a year someone that’s NOT from the mountains of BC will end up picking rhubarb out of their teeth or worse. I have two mountain passes on either side of my house..... those Pesky mountains are everywhere... :B Just make sure your tow vehicle and trailer have good working breaks and you keep an eye on the roads signs, and you will be fine. Have fun up here Soup.
SideHillSoup 07/29/19 06:39pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Bring beer into Canada

Victoria Bitters beer. Australian, not Canadian but the best beer on the planet. I agree, that what I was tasting while I was visiting down under a few years back... excellent beer. :B
SideHillSoup 07/24/19 08:36pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Bring beer into Canada

Buy beer when you get to Canada. They have some good stuff up there. I was going to ask, don't they sell beer in Canada? KOKANEE! Good stuff. Here ya go... https://i.imgur.com/0gEswdBl.jpg
SideHillSoup 07/23/19 03:26pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Bring beer into Canada

A case of beer in Alberta will cost you about $42 CDN or $31.50 USD. That $42 case of beer is a 24 pack or a Flat of beer. And price is more like a in BC price for 24 beer where it costs more for booze than in Alberta. ( different tax structure) A case of beer in the West is a 12 pack. 24 beer are called a flat of beer. Some will say different, but I have seniority in beer drinking ( grin) Soup.
SideHillSoup 07/22/19 09:25pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RCMP seek witnesses - Liard Hot Springs death investigation

From everything I have read the 3rd body was south of Dease Lake on Hwy 37, not on Hwy 97 where the other two bodies were found, The two locations where the 3 bodies were found are “about” a 7 hr drive apart. Soup.
SideHillSoup 07/21/19 08:46am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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