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RE: Looking for a smallish BHS trailer, first timer

Have a look at the Winnebago Minis and Mini Winnies. They have lots of different floor plans sizes, etc. My step daughter and her husband just bought a Mini bunkbed one and love it.
morley 07/10/20 05:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Paid Caravans to Alaska Worth it?

In 2010 we went to Alaska with our fifth wheel and truck shown in my signature. We left July 1st and returned home August 10th. We travelled over 11,000 kms and it cost us $6200.00 in total for everything, fuel, eats, treats , camp grounds, cool ones, attractions, etc. The only reservations for Campgrounds we made were for Denali, although the Kenai Peninsula truly is busy during fishing season. We went to all parts of Alaska while there.
morley 07/07/20 06:58pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Full Timing in Canadian Winter if the Border is still CLOSED

Some people try Nanaimo or other spots on Vancouver Island, ferry ride over is quite pricey but what isn’t these days. Weather on a normal year is pretty respectable on the southern part of the island.
morley 07/03/20 01:10pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Happy birthday Canada.

A very Happy, Healthy and Safe Canada Day to all. While the first half of 2020 has been completely out of the ordinary, there is one thing that we can take strength from. “Even Standing Apart We All Stand Together” Happy Canada Day everyone.
morley 07/01/20 11:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Ventline Stove Hood Fan Blades

I changed out my bathroom El Cheapo exhaust fan for a Hengs Vortex 2 fan. It was a very simple swap out and installation and so far works great. Just for curiosity I tried the fan blade from the old El Cheapo bathroom fan on the stove hood exhaust fan and yes with the more blades the fan runs much quieter than ever before. When I get the PWM speed control installed it should be really good and run even quieter at a slower speed. I also removed the very cheap rattly plastic damper at the same time it appeared to be doing absolutely nothing but making more noise. Will install screening over the vent if there is any indication of bugs getting in.
morley 06/30/20 12:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Ventline Stove Hood Fan Blades

Thanks everyone for your great ideas and coments.
morley 06/20/20 08:48am Tech Issues
Ventline Stove Hood Fan Blades

I have a Ventline Model PH-21-24BC Stove hood in my fiver. The fan as most stove hood fans is very noisy and rattly although it still works well. I saw somewhere in an older post that changing from a 3 blade fan to a fan with more blades runs much quieter although with less air movement. Is there any truth to this? Any other thoughts about stopping or lessening the noise from the stove hood fan?
morley 06/18/20 01:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Rig for two couples?

Does one of them already own a big ole truck to tow a 5th wheel? A toyhauler with a separate garage could work. Put a residential bed back there. TV and maybe a porta potty for going #1 in the middle of the night. A class C might work better for driving into tight spots. Plus others can relax in the living area while driving down the road. I have no idea the tow capacities. But maybe a Class C toying a small travel trailer? Just what I was thinking about the size of truck that you would need for such a size trailer? The original poster talked about the possibility of liquidating the truck and trailer after the trip was over (be it successful or not) This could be a big financial hit because of depreciation and small usage for such a short period of time.
morley 05/21/20 04:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th Wheel RV Cover removal and storage

I use the same approach as Thermoguy, except that I roll it up (inside face down and then flip the sides up and fold and roll it from back to front) this way it is ready to go on the fiver and roll backwards from front to back and flip out the sides and drop over the sides next winter. Works real well and quick to reinstall. Use a cardboard tube to act as a roller to get it started rolling up and then it fits in the bag real easily and stores in the garage for the summer. One year I unzipped all 3 of the passenger side zippers and then pulled the cover off over the other side. Works really well but then a bit cumbersome to rezip sometimes. If it won’t fit back in the bag, I once saw a Youtube where they just took the cover off their motorhome and stuffed it in a big garbage can for summer storage. A real must (no pun intended) is to make sure the cover is completely dry before storing it however you may do it.
morley 04/27/20 03:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane tank age out, refurbish or replace?

I personally prefer to recertify. It is not too expensive. I did some research a number of years back on this topic. One consideration is the quality of the new tanks vs that of the old. Especially if it is made in China. Who knows where the steel came from? Can't beat good old Made in the USA. The really old tanks were heavier, because the steel was thicker. Perhaps not an issue, but these things can become a bomb in a hard collision situation. Kinda like the way car fenders used to be thicker stronger steel. Having said that, this likely applies to really old tanks, probably past what any of us own. But, as mentioned, why dispose of a perfectly good tank when revalving it makes it like new again. Totally agree with you, I did the same calculations regarding recert versus new, but one day in Costco two years ago they were selling 30 pound tanks filled for $69.00 (which was a pretty awesome price in our country) so I couldn’t resist the new. But definitely the tanks are much lighter so obviously the material is thinner.
morley 04/12/20 12:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for revelstoke recommendations

there's also the KOA, not the greatest but there's a pool in the campground the kids may enjoy. We'e also stayed at the one N of Revy on the dam reservoir but the name escapes me at the moment. You are thinking of Martha Creek Prov. Park which is a very nice provincial park on the Lake Revelstoke reservoir. But no services and about 20 minutes north of Revelstoke.
morley 01/29/20 02:01pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Looking for revelstoke recommendations

Lamplighter for sure, really great owners, good location, lived in Revy for almost 25 years, lots to see and do. Take the kids on the Pipe Coaster at Revelstoke ski hill they will have a hoot. Great mountain biking, hiking sight seeing in the area. Pool at the recreation centre is second to none for the kids. Lots of great places to eat. Need any thing further PM me. Enjoy yourself, Morley
morley 01/28/20 09:32pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas to everyone far and wide and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2020. May everyone’s 2020 adventures whatever or where ever they may be, be safe, full of fun and satisfying.
morley 12/24/19 10:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Parks near Crater Lake National Park

Collier Memorial for me also, we stayed there it is a great park and a nice drive to Crater Lake from there. Nice logging museum as pointed out previously.
morley 09/10/19 08:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2-3 Day Trip into Canada

Just a thought, I would cross at Nelway go up to Salmo west to Castlegar then back east to Nelson, north up to Ainsworth Hot Springs(very nice hot springs) on to Kaslo then back west to New Denver and north through Nakusp over the Galena Bay ferry and north to Revelstoke. Lamplighter campground in Revelstoke is very nice. Lots to see and do in Revelstoke, good restaurants, hiking, mountain biking, etc. Then east over the Rogers Pass to Golden and back south thru Radium, Fairmont Hot Springs, (a bit pricey but nice hot spring pools) then back south through Cranbrook and south from there to the American border on whatever route you so choose. PM me if you would like any further thoughts or ideas on this route. Very scenic route with lots to see and do along the way.Morley, thank you! This is quite the adventure! The ferry option was something we would have never considered. As long as we don't partake in too many hot springs, I believe this may be doable in 2-3 days :) The interior ferries are all free the one at Galena Bay and any other ones that you may take in the interior. Hopefully you will enjoy your short trip through the BC Kotenayies. If I can be of any other help please feel free to let me know. “ENJOY”
morley 07/26/19 09:22pm Roads and Routes
RE: Monument Valley RV parks with electric?

Goulding's for sure, we drove Monument Valley ourselves in our pickup but it is a very rough road, but what you see is well worth the rough ride either in your vehicle or with the First Nations people. Do not miss Monument Valley it is truly inspirational.
morley 07/24/19 06:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2-3 Day Trip into Canada

Just a thought, I would cross at Nelway go up to Salmo west to Castlegar then back east to Nelson, north up to Ainsworth Hot Springs(very nice hot springs) on to Kaslo then back west to New Denver and north through Nakusp over the Galena Bay ferry and north to Revelstoke. Lamplighter campground in Revelstoke is very nice. Lots to see and do in Revelstoke, good restaurants, hiking, mountain biking, etc. Then east over the Rogers Pass to Golden and back south thru Radium, Fairmont Hot Springs, (a bit pricey but nice hot spring pools) then back south through Cranbrook and south from there to the American border on whatever route you so choose. PM me if you would like any further thoughts or ideas on this route. Very scenic route with lots to see and do along the way.
morley 07/24/19 12:33pm Roads and Routes
RE: Moki Dugway, Should I try it?

We drove the Moki from top down with our 2009 pickup (no trailer) and it was fine, Muley Point is very rough to get to but worth it for the view.
morley 07/22/19 11:11am Roads and Routes
RE: Bring beer into Canada

We have many many many different brands and type of beer up here for you to try. We travel back and forth across the 49th many m at times as we have relatives in the USA and we also vacation / camp in the USA, so over the years we have had the odd ( grin) occasion of having booze at the boarder going north or south. The only reason I bring beer into the USA is if my Cuz in Oregon wants some her fav Canadian suds, other than that I have USA beer on board. Try some of our beers up here they are pretty good. Have a great time up here. Soup. Totally agree with Soup we have quite an array of craft beers along with those made by the breweries. With enough testing you will surely find one that you like. Enjoy your visit to our fabulous country.
morley 07/17/19 06:03pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Water Damage?

We had the same problem in 2 small areas of our wallpaper on the back of a dinette bench and the wall above(both in the slide out). What I did was cut the wallpaper straight down with an exacta knife peeled the loose wall paper back, reapplied some good quality Weldbond glue and replaced the folded wall paper back over the reglued area. It has held perfectly and you have to look very hard to see where the repair was done. The cut back and reglued area almost looks like the natural grain in the wallpaper. I did small areas at a time to accomplish this. The repair has stayed for over 2 years now. You may want to try a small area on one of your less visible walls to see if this might work for you. Good Luck.
morley 07/17/19 11:14am Travel Trailers
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