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RE: Hwys closed and wild fires in BC & Alberta

A couple of years ago when it seemed like the whole province of BC was on fire, we travelled in late July from Vancouver Island to Nova Scotia and back, the smoke followed us almost all the way across. Was much better in the Maritimes where we spent the month of August. The return trip was much better. The scenery wasn't the best, but the trip was great.
ssthrd 05/30/23 08:07pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hwys closed and wild fires in BC & Alberta

Smoke has already made it to the east coast. Did make for a gorgeous sunset! It's high up so we didn't get any odor or any ill effects. Probably coming from the Nova Scotia fires.
ssthrd 05/30/23 07:56pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Fifth wheel Jerking with gas truck... not as noticeable

The trailer seems to be the common denominator. Wondering if the trailer suspension might have a loose bolt or two. Might be worth a look.
ssthrd 05/24/23 06:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck SiriusXM satellite radio antenna.

This is for my particular camper. Yours may be different. It’s sitting on a ¾” stall mat, and I have about 5 ½ “ clearance over the antennae and about 7 ¼” between the cab and the overhang. 51” from bottom of camper to underside of overhang. Hope this helps.
ssthrd 05/14/23 10:49am Truck Campers
RE: Truck SiriusXM satellite radio antenna.

^^Neither did I, but I believe that the camper's aluminum frame interferes with reception. Everything works fine without it. I have not looked into a fix for that, but I'm sure there is one........ EDIT: Seek and ye shall find. I know this doesn't answer your question, but I found a solution to my concern here I will measure the clearance I have and post tomorrow. My guess is about 3".
ssthrd 05/13/23 08:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Observations - Local RV Dealer.

Your wrong, … Nice manners. And I love the irony of misspelling “you’re” when you called someone “wrong”. I love the irony that your an "administrator" and apparently feel the need to be the grammar police while at the same time judging folks regarding their manners. Fact is the guy was wrong. I corrected the grammar felony. Agreed :W However some folks have a hard time remembering things they learned in the 3rd grade! Sorry to hear YOU'RE having memory problems, perhaps try some of this. Troll. Looking for some action.
ssthrd 04/30/23 10:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Reroute Lot Sewer Pipes

I think you are over complicating it. I assume you only want to move the connection a minimal distance. Assuming the current lateral line isn’t almost at the surface, just dig down exposing two or three feet of the upright. Cut it and install a tee. Trench a lateral line from there to where you want it. The slope only needs to be 1/4 inch per foot of lateral line. You can move the connection nearly 50 feet with only a foot of slope. Put a long sweep 90 and attach the upright with a sewer cap. Back at the original it would be wise to run up an upright from the tee and cap it with a threaded clean out plug. You could even bury it a few inches if you want a smooth yard. Just be sure you note where it is so you can uncover it if you ever need to snake the line. Placing a piece of metal on top before burying is a great tip since it can easily be located with a metal detector. Twists and turns really don’t matter as long as you keep them gradual and remember the first rule of plumbing: Sheet flows downhill. Sounds like a plan......... if that's the scenario. As I said above, hopefully it will be that easy. Yes--maybe a bit over the top, but without seeing the job, it could be a piece of cake, or a nightmare. Too many variables, and just pointing out a few possibilities since it's obvious that OP has no experience with this kind of thing.
ssthrd 04/21/23 06:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Reroute Lot Sewer Pipes

BC 1 Call for more info. If you get a contractor it is one of their responsibilities to do the locates. You also need to make sure that they declare themselves "Prime Contractor" so that they bear the brunt if there is a accident/injury, and WCB gets involved. Otherwise, you as the owner are on the hook. Just saying.......... It looks like a very simple job which a small excavator/backhoe can handle. Probably not a big deal cause it's on private property anyway, and you are not a contractor. But you should still do the locates --storm, sanitary, water, hydro, tel, cable, gas, street lights, etc.
ssthrd 04/21/23 12:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Reroute Lot Sewer Pipes

BC 1 Call for more info.
ssthrd 04/21/23 12:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Reroute Lot Sewer Pipes

Yahk-Bahk, is this in BC or by chance Yuma, AZ. Yahk is is S.E. BC, as shown below his "handle". Is there also a community near Yuma with the same name? Just curious.
ssthrd 04/20/23 08:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Reroute Lot Sewer Pipes

If you have to go down 10 feet where you are, then from what I see on Google earth, your time would be better spent by contacting a good contractor who is familiar with local conditions, and know proper protocol for your area. Yes, get as-built drawings for the system. If it's old, then there may not be any, and you will have to will have to rely on local knowledge. Good luck with that. Make sure that the "approved" contractors are not some fly by night outfit just looking to make a buck. The first thing that comes to mind is that you are in a river valley, and dry land is flat, and only a few feet above the water level. If you have to dig deep, then you could have more water to deal with than you realize. Guessing that rock will not be a problem. From 700 miles away, I would say hook on to the existing cleanout that is on the lot, and go from there. It should be relatively shallow which is good as long as you have enough difference in elevation to get from there to where you need to be. If it's above the normal frost line, though, and it will be in use for the winter, then you might have a frozen pipe to deal with. Don't know if they use insulated pipe in that area, but that could be an option. Or a layer of foam insulation over the pipe. There are indeed more things to think about than most with no experience could ever know. Hopefully this will be simple if you can just extend from what is there.
ssthrd 04/20/23 01:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Weird sounds at night

You should get a portable air horn and a pellet pistol. We have a cabin in the Mtns. and a Class C. Have used both-mostly the air horn. Animal definitely don't like the air horns noise. Not sure why I find this so humorous….actually I know why… I can just picture someone creeping out in their jammies with one of them old Everready flashlights, armed with a boat horn in one hand and a pop gun in the other. Just to see a pair of yellow eyes peek over the edge of the roof at them when they’re 180 degrees from the camper door! Which do you throw at the animal first? The noise maker or the the gun shaped object? OMG!! Read this 10 minutes ago and I'm still laughing!!! Now there is a movie running thru my brain over and over....... LOL. The picture you paint is hilarious. Thanks for the giggles......Hahaha.
ssthrd 04/11/23 05:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Weird sounds at night

Get a BIG cat.
ssthrd 04/10/23 08:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Thickness of R9 studs on a 2017 starcraft 21fbs TT

Insulation thickness for a given R value will vary depending on the quality of the product, so it's tough to get the right answer unless you tear a wall apart to have a look. I'm sure you don't want to do that. If you can physically measure the wall thickness, that would be the way to go IMO. Really though, IF the studs are made from 20 gauge aluminum (maybe 1/16" thick), the wall covering over the stud is ¼" thick, your mounting bracket is ¼" thick, and you want say ½" penetration in the stud, then you could go with a 1 ¼" or 1 ½" stainless self tapping screw. Remember that the tapping end of the screw is maybe ?" to ¼" long and is not threaded, so has no holding power. Sounds to me like 1 ¼" would work fine. Fill in the blanks with your variables if you want, but I suggest you get a wall thickness first and go from there. Hope this helps.
ssthrd 04/10/23 04:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Weird sounds at night

Get a cat.....
ssthrd 04/10/23 08:45am General RVing Issues
RE: New truck. How long of a trailer can I tow?

Air bags and you are good to go....... salesman told me! 40 footer for sure ^^ And with wheelie bars, split rear brakes, and a good 454, the world would be your oyster!
ssthrd 04/05/23 06:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Help with Trailer legalities, Nova Scotia

If you have any insurance documents on the trailer, that would be a start. Contact the previous owner if you can, they may be able to help. Try this for info from the horses mouth. Hopefully they can help you: Access Nova Scotia 15 Alderbrook Drive Truro, Nova Scotia Ph 1-800-670-4357 Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Evening hours: Thursday 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm (Registry of Motor Vehicles services only) Services: Driver Examination & Testing • Marriage Licence • Registry of Joint Stock Companies • Registry of Motor Vehicles • Residential Tenancies
ssthrd 03/25/23 03:13pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tire Rotation

mine get rotated whenever i go camping:) seriously, the tires will age out long before the tread is gone Kidding aside, one of the best things for your trailer tires, is to rotate them down the road, often. 100%
ssthrd 03/21/23 04:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Stop Light/turn signal blowing bulb

Check the light socket for corrosion. Maybe the bulb is OK...... I little vinegar on a q-tip does a great job cleaning contacts.
ssthrd 03/20/23 09:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tire Rotation

Wouldn't hurt a thing, but if tire wear is the same at all four corners, I wouldn't bother.
ssthrd 03/20/23 09:04am Travel Trailers
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