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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-12-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12,076
Views: 1,670,365
Posted By hinterland
We bought Winter Skirting

The last thing we bought was expensive. We chose to order custom skirting. On our last unit, we also had custom skirting and the one before that. We sold it with our last unit, so we had to start...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-24-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By hinterland
Fintry Provincial Park

Depending on which route you take to Vancouver from Jasper, there are a couple great Provincial Parks. One is just outside Kamloops, called Tunkwa Lake PP and another just outside of Vernon, called...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-24-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By hinterland
Tunkwa Lake Provincial Park

We have visited this park twice now, in the Spring and again in the Fall. It's between Kamloops and Logan Lake. Kamloops is a larger city. The park is classed as a wilderness park and there is...
Forum: Full-Timers 02-07-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,160
Posted By hinterland
Honda Generator & Folding Ladder & Big Buddy

We love our Big Buddy for boon docking and our Honda Generator. It has allowed us to stay up to 2 weeks at a time off the grid in Canada with our 5th wheel. We always crack a vent when the Big...
Forum: Full-Timers 02-07-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,124
Posted By hinterland
Folding Ladder for RV

Hi there, We hunted for a compact ladder for the RV and found this one at Fraser Way RV in Edmonton Alberta. It's built by GPL Industries and is lightweight and compact. We put together a quick...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-30-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By hinterland
Grateful it isn't Fort McMurray

Yes, we're glad it isn't Grande Prairie or Fort McMurray or even Stony Plain, Alberta temps. There are some hardy should who live full time up there in their rigs. Also in northern BC, like Prince...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-30-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By hinterland
What to use for Lubrication

Hi, thanks for the input, what would you use to lubricate them that will help in 23 below temps? Willing to try...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-29-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By hinterland
This is our 3rd winter and we are wrapped up...

This is our 3rd winter and we are wrapped up tight with heat tape, insulation and all that goes with it. The hose, the faucet etc. We don't have a water compartment like newer rigs.
But we do now...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-29-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By hinterland
Thank you for watching

Hi there,
Just wanting to say thank you for the encouragement on the youtube videos. Sure appreciate you watching.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-29-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By hinterland
Buckets and Water Valves

We've seen several up north, use buckets over the water hydrant. Some fill them with insulation, but never seen one lit up! Would add to the Christmas decor!
Hubby built the walkway in November,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-29-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By hinterland
Would love Arizona

Would love to some year, just even to scout about and shoot photography. Happy Warm New Year!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-29-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By hinterland
Lasko Heaters

Hi East Texas, we have friends spending the winter there. Yes, the Lasko heaters are awesome, we have 2. So far, lasted over 3 years and have a thermostat and 2 heat settings. The thermostat isn't...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-29-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By hinterland
Thank you

Thank you and enjoy the warmer climate this winter!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-29-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By hinterland
RV Life in the Winter Temps

We are now on our 3rd winter, living full time in our Carriage Compass Fifth Wheel. Many trials and errors and felt that we finally got all our ducks lined up. 2 Winters in Osoyoos and now we are...
Forum: Canada Region 01-31-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,222
Posted By hinterland
Sunflower, Did you use them in Canada? In the...

Sunflower,
Did you use them in Canada? In the winter? If you did, how cold were the temperatures?
Thanks
Forum: Canada Region 08-11-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,222
Posted By hinterland
Hi There, I'll take a stab at this one. Yes,...

Hi There, I'll take a stab at this one.
Yes, General Coach, who built Corsair Excella and Citation Supreme, were sought after 5th wheels for Full Time Living. We ourselves looked high and low for...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-11-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By hinterland
Western Canada Places to Stay - Reviews

We started a simple review page on our website if anyone would like to take a look. It is our opinion on some of the parks we've stayed at in Western Canada.
You can see it here: RV LIFE CANADIAN...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-15-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By hinterland
We just ordered a pair on Amazon, hope they...

We just ordered a pair on Amazon, hope they arrive before we have to hit the road. They are camco, size small. Shortening up the levelling jacks is a great plan, if we have level ground. We are...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-15-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,401
Posted By hinterland
We really are enjoying the new coach. And the...

We really are enjoying the new coach. And the 8.1 engine in the truck is amazing!
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-09-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By hinterland
Thank you, we will look into that.

Thank you, we will look into that.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-09-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By hinterland
Tripod Stabilizers for a 27'

Hello,
We have a Carriage Compass, 27' and it is so much more unstable than our Okanagan 26.5'. It rocks with every movement, even tho it's blocked the same way as the Okanagan was. It's...
Forum: Full-Timers 03-08-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,798
Posted By hinterland
Sounds like fun to me! Love to wander around....

Sounds like fun to me! Love to wander around. Thanks for commenting.
Forum: Full-Timers 03-01-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,158
Posted By hinterland
This was so encouraging to read. Kudos to you...

This was so encouraging to read. Kudos to you for the choice.
Forum: Full-Timers 03-01-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,798
Posted By hinterland
Hello, and thank you to everyone who commented on...

Hello, and thank you to everyone who commented on our last video. We just uploaded another one, with Practical Downsizing tips. Sometimes folks get stuck trying to figure out the "how to" on some...
Forum: Full-Timers 02-17-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,798
Posted By hinterland
I think we were in the same park back in October...

I think we were in the same park back in October when we visited the island.
Yes, you live life to please yourselves not your friends. Glorious is exactly the word that describes the feeling of...
Forum: Full-Timers 02-16-2016, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,798
Posted By hinterland
It is isn't it? So many we've talked with said...

It is isn't it? So many we've talked with said they got a storage unit then later got rid of it. It's a journey, and one never can tell until they walk it. Congrats on your new lifestyle. Are you...
Forum: Canada Region 02-10-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,578
Posted By hinterland
Yes, that's kind of silly of me, all the towns...

Yes, that's kind of silly of me, all the towns are small between the 2 cities..

School parking lot, might be the best option.
Forum: Full-Timers 02-09-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,798
Posted By hinterland
Glad that you enjoyed it, thanks for watching it

Glad that you enjoyed it, thanks for watching it
Forum: Full-Timers 02-09-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,798
Posted By hinterland
Minimalism and Downsizing

We are in our first winter of RV life in Canada. Looking back and reflecting on the whole downsizing and simplifying process, we realize that we have no regrets in choosing the full time life.
Even...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-09-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,449
Posted By hinterland
Just throwing this in the ring. We have a...

Just throwing this in the ring. We have a Canadian built Okanagan Eclipse with dual pane windows. It's quiet and the condensation issue is minimal. It's a light model, not too heavy, 10,000lbs...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-09-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,401
Posted By hinterland
https://www.irv2.com/photopost/uploads/176081/2006_...

https://www.irv2.com/photopost/uploads/176081/2006_Carriage_Compass_5th_Wheel.jpg
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-09-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,401
Posted By hinterland
GM Trucks and RV's

Enjoyed reading this post. We've had 2 GM trucks that both towed 5th Wheels, and yesterday just bought a new to us one, with the 8.1L. Excited to be towing home our new to us 5th Wheel on Thursday....
Forum: Canada Region 02-09-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,578
Posted By hinterland
Most shopping malls don't mind either, if you...

Most shopping malls don't mind either, if you keep your slides in and awning. Western Canadian Malls are pretty friendly to RVers, under these restrictions. Hope you have a safe trip.
Forum: Full-Timers 02-09-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,158
Posted By hinterland
We are Full Time and do not regret nor look back....

We are Full Time and do not regret nor look back. Very pleased we made the choice. I think it's less of a transition if you are accustomed to moving about, then it would be for someone who has set...
Forum: Full-Timers 02-09-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,875
Posted By hinterland
I guess I will chime in here. For us, the whole...

I guess I will chime in here. For us, the whole idea of Full Time RV Life held the greatest appeal if we unburdened ourselves of taxes, mortgage, land etc. Renting out would have created it's own...
Forum: Full-Timers 02-05-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,310
Posted By hinterland
It is a Carriage Compass C2. Not the higher end...

It is a Carriage Compass C2. Not the higher end Carriage. It's a 2006. We found a brochure online, but in comparing that brochure to the 2006 Carriage brochure, as to the Construction paragraphs,...
Forum: Full-Timers 02-01-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,310
Posted By hinterland
Carriage Fifth Wheel

Curious, does anyone on here, have a Carriage product for full time? Or know of a friend who does? Any opinions?

We have an opportunity for one, it's a 27' rear kitchen, with 2 slides. We do...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-21-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By hinterland
We stay on top of moisture, by cracking a window,...

We stay on top of moisture, by cracking a window, and running our fan a couple times a day. Now with a dehumidifier, things are improved.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-19-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By hinterland
Southern BC Interior, gets down to 6 below C, and...

Southern BC Interior, gets down to 6 below C, and some snow.
Forum: Canada Region 12-18-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,162
Posted By hinterland
In Osoyoos with the Okanagan, we've been getting...

In Osoyoos with the Okanagan, we've been getting almost 2 weeks from each 30 lb bottle, supplemented with electric heaters during day time hours.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-18-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By hinterland
Went yesterday to Home Hardware and bought a...

Went yesterday to Home Hardware and bought a dehumidifier, 20 pints model. So far, it is taking moisture out of the air. Pulled the mattress out from the wall, even tho I had sunshades from the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-15-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By hinterland
What kind of dehumidifier? Are you in warm...

What kind of dehumidifier? Are you in warm climate or cold? Thanks for the reply.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-15-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By hinterland
Thank you, we are learning something every day!

Thank you, we are learning something every day!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-15-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By hinterland
Propane Oven Use and Condensation

We wonder if using the propane oven is causing any condensation issues for anyone? It looks like whenever we use it, for a roast or ribs, that say take 2-3 hours on low, the place gathers moisture...
Forum: New Member Check-In 12-14-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By hinterland
Canada, a great place to enjoy!

Sending a welcome to you also. I have lived all across the nation, and met so many wonderful people. We recently sold everything and are now Full Time living in our RV in Western Canada. I hope to...
Forum: New Member Check-In 12-14-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By hinterland
Hello Fellow Canadians! Full Time is all about...

Hello Fellow Canadians! Full Time is all about the attitude and learning about how little we really need to live. We admire you, and others who have taken the step to step outside the box and...
Forum: New Member Check-In 12-14-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By hinterland
Welcome to the forum, fellow Canadian's. We are...

Welcome to the forum, fellow Canadian's. We are full time in our RV, in Western Canada, but have lived in the Maritimes, and spent some wonderful times across the nation.
Forum: Canada Region 12-12-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,795
Posted By hinterland
Thank you for that, Skip. Will put that into the...

Thank you for that, Skip. Will put that into the consideration. The type of lease we are considering here is, pay once at the outset, and it's good until we decide to sell down the road. We can...
Forum: Canada Region 12-11-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,795
Posted By hinterland
RV Lot in Canada - Buy or Buy a Lease?

Are there any Canadians here that can explain the advantage of "buying" a lease?
I guess we still don't understand the full difference between leasing and buying.

For example: Some Parks sell...
Forum: Canada Region 12-11-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,524
Posted By hinterland
We are fellow Canadians, and Full Time, wintering...

We are fellow Canadians, and Full Time, wintering in southern British Columbia. Enjoying the mild but wet winter!
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