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  1. I would just throw in my few cents and say to all the issues with cold camping have a back up propane heater like a buddy heater should your furnace fail and you are not at an electric site. This happened to me in the Canadian Ice fields with show falling and boon docked across from the glacier in the visitors parking lot ice on the truck be a boy scout and be prepared. Just my two cents. Thanks Gary happy camping
  2. I like the gutter idea good thinking
  3. I like the bull dog collar as well nice little insurance when your towing , the rest is only going to stop the amateur thief and make you fell good, still need to do it just to keep people honest. Things we have to do to help society out. Safe travels enjoy and go camping.
  4. Coming from Florida we usually do I-10 going out and a lot of 40 on returns but I would route both destinations and let the weather decide, you have no control over that part of the equation. Be safe and enjoy. Thanks Gary
  5. On the bay in Seward Waterfront Park , Alaska. life is good but I could go on to on the ocean along the 101 in Washington state again Life is good. Enjoy them all.
  6. I don't usually chime in but I'll give one suggestion we use. Easy to put up and down is a Clam with the side panels and put a propane fire pit in the middle you can be in the windiest, rainiest, coldest temps and sit pretty. we have had 6 or seven people sit around the fire pit for hours so something to think about. the newer one with the flaps on top keep the heat in better as well. Happy travels. Thanks Gary
  7. Keep taking lots of pictures for many great Memories are coming forth. Enjoy and be safe.
  8. Be safe Mike were up in the NC western mountains staying away from storms and virus. Stay safe. Gary & Jona
  9. You will have a great trip and time. We also stayed ay Mu old Kentucky Home nice little park and close to the Distilleries. Visit as many as you can they are all enjoyable but do visit the big ones of course but do Buffalo Trace really enjoyed the tour have fun they are all near each other and can do 2 or 3 a day easily. Have fun all and enjoy. Thanks Gary
  10. Thanks Mattnan that was taken at the city Campground on the water in Seward Alaska had to stay there a couple days and also down on the spit in Homer. Hello Trainman I have driven it a couple times and flew into Fairbanks in the winter don't drive 70 mph in the rock roads and there are not enough trucks on the Alcan to bother the wildlife licking salt from the roadway. You bought the camper to see the outdoors and you can't get much more outdoors than a trip to Alaska, Yukon and British Columbia great people, beautiful views and lots of history all to my liking but that's JUST ME. Enjoy the ride and take the trip explore there is a lot to see and such a short time to see it. Thanks Gary
  11. Nice low cost solution to the problem no over thinking needed. We did the same thing a couple times used closed cell Foam and low residue duck tape and as you said stayed on in the mud and rain of the trip for at least a 6 week period and didn't take off till i was south on the Cassiar Hwy into Washington State and put it on in Dawson as we started the Alcan. Held up to the big rocks because even mud flaps don't stop them all. Safe travels and enjoy the ride. Thanks Gary
  12. Welcome to the Oliver family and a great maiden voyage for the time of year, make your plans and follow with an open sense of adventure. See you on the road. Gary and Jona
  13. I forgot to post the pic's of the Steak Fondue and should you venture up to Banff, Jasper & Canadian Ice fields there is a great hike up to this Glacier lake on the travels as your driving along we hit it about 2 in the afternoon between the two parks I think before the Ice fields beautiful. Good luck and be safe great open spaces to see. The Blue lake pictured is Peyto Lake about 40 KM north of Banff and Lake Louise nice hike up to the viewing area mostly up hill but if I could do it you'll have no issue. Gary & Jona
  14. Hey Mike & Carol have a great trip i'll give you a couple places to think about, Roosevelt National Park be sure to drive it and at the very outside on the north west corner is an old Fur trading fort that you can visit and native Indian locations. In Medora they do town fund raiser call a steak Fondue which was pretty good I'll post a pic or two. Also there is Old Fort Lincoln which you can camp at I think Custer was stationed here at one time reminded me of Fort Davis in Texas. If your hitting Glacier you might as well take your passports to go to Waterton right out side the East entrance north there is a crossing and see the Canadian side of Glacier very pretty nice little town. Carol can have afternoon high tea at the Lodge overlooking the lake. When your heading south from Glacier look for it and I think it is north of Helena it's on the map a crossing at "Three Forks" there is a Pastry/Bread/Deli/Sandwich shop which will have a parking lot full of car's in the middle of nowhere. ( do a quick Goole search you'll find it Wheat Montana Bakery & Deli) The slogan is we grow it, sow it, dough it I think. Great sandwiches or pastries long drive down to Yellowstone so a great short stop on the trip down or up. Just a couple quickies as I sit here if I think of more I'll get back with ya. Be safe and have a great trip The last photo is of the Old fur trading post north of the North Roosevelt NP section.
  15. Sorry you have such bad weather we checked for rain etc before we went since you can do it on the way up or back same difference. We had a great time in Dawson and my wife liked Chicken as well just don't rush it and wait a day or so and usually the weather will change but I heard it was a ruff year for fires by Steve. I post a few pic's so you can see better. Great trip get in the Ollie and go just like the Maritimes and New Foundland lots to see and do. Thanks Gary Pic of a Black bear along the road, Old Gold Dredge they are huge, little old town of Chicken Alaska for lunch, Panning for gold on the old Klondike claim the city owns it so travelers can stop and try their luck, and last a pic of the top of the world Highway breathtaking as is the alaskan trip. Enjoy and travel safe. Thanks Gary
  16. Welcome to the Oliver family, we have stayed in your town and had a great German dinner down town after visiting Mammoth NP and President Johnson's home on our way back from Quartzite. We really enjoyed the Hill country and will return again so enjoy, the time will fly and you'll be showing pic's of your destinations. Be safe Gary
  17. Steve I know of one in British Columbia we ran into them at Liard Hot Spring on the way to Alaska on the Alaska Canadian Hwy, a very nice couple that enjoy their Oliver and camping from Canada. Thanks Gary
  18. Ken that is really ,,really great news you can now have milk with your cereal. Happy safe travels see ya soon. And we all do like to travel, thanks for the quick pit stop we really enjoyed the visit on the way to DC. Thanks Gary
  19. Well welcome to the group of Vagabonds your in good company we are Hull #81 so it will be great to see you on the road one day. Be safe and good travels. Thanks Gary
  20. We were camping in Organ Pipe National Park on the border and there was a club of about 30 or so camper that meet there and then went as a caravan group into Mexico for a beach area as well and most stayed for a month or two. Can't remember the club but some searches and you might find them. Good luck but not for me got plenty to do from Alaska and the Candian Maritimes I enjoy too greatly. Thanks Gary
  21. They are great people and do a terrific job they have the pattern for the Oliver as they made it from ours and the Slusher's trailers several years back. Family owned business that has been there for decades call make appt let them know what u want as we are and continued to be delighted with our beds. Thanks Gary This sunset from Arizona BLM land by Lake Havasu will help you sleep better as well.
  22. I had the same situation and it was as Dave said a cracked connection on the check valve right against the inside back of the storage compartment. We had to crawl into the space or my friend Lee did i'm a bit rounder than he is and found the leak which as you described when you put the city water or either connection on it would run water out the weep holes. Had to take it apart and replace the check valve connection. I would look at this point or the connection right on the inlet portion cause when the water is on it flows in the lower form of the outer haul. Thanks Gary
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