Year: 2019

Oh Solar Me-O

We are Boondockers (i.e: dry campers also known as ‘not plugged-in camping’ 😎).  We usually boondock for 7-10 days at a time here on Vancouver Island.  The question then is: “How do you power your lights, fridge, AC and microwave 😲????”.  As the hologram of Dr. Lanning replied to...
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Kitchen Storage and Dishes

You’ve heard the stories that a travel trailer in motion is like experiencing a level 3-5 earthquake. Well, these stories are “TRUE”. So the question is: “What are the best dishes to travel with?” We have found that “Corelle dishes” hold up to the rigours of travel. Corelle is...
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Why Did We Choose An Airstream?

First of all, to say that Airstream Travel Trailers are “iconic” would be an understatement. Second, it is true that they are very expensive. Since we live in Canada you can add 35% (writing this in 2019) to the dealer pricing found in the USA (love those Canadian dollars,...
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How Do You Determine If Your Tow Vehicle Is Right For Your Trailer?

This is one of those “Mystery Questions” where everyone has an opinion.  Frankly, some opinions are, well, dangerous.  I can remember looking for a tow vehicle when we were thinking about upgrading our travel trailer to ‘Blue Streak‘, our International 25 CCD Airstream.  When we asked the “truck dealer”...
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Can Laughter bring Karma?

I was reading through a series of articles on the Airstream Forum titled “Entertainment Value Of Watching People Back-Up Their Trailers”.  After reading all the “expert” comments on how it can be so entertaining and a good laugh, it made me wonder about Karma. I think that people seem...
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Vancouver Island – Elk Falls

The large campground at Elk Falls Provincial Park (122 sites) provides a convenient base camp for day tripping. Gold River, destinations in the Sayward Forest, Kelsey Bay, Rock Bay, and the parks of Quadra and Cortes Islands are within easy reach.  The City of Campbell River is about 15...
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Vancouver Island – Loveland Bay

Loveland Bay is a wonderful Provincial campsite.  It is small (32 sites), intimate, rustic  and fantastic for boating and swimming.  While there isn’t a large sandy beach, the water is inviting.  Loveland Bay is directly connected to the Lower Campbell Lake system and accessed only by 15km of challenging...
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Vancouver Island – Morton Lake

One of our favourite Provincial Campsites on Vancouver Island is Morton Lake.  Not everyone likes to go there because it means driving on about 20km of logging roads before you arrive.  The sites are smallish, privacy is average but the lake is well worth the effort.  We have made...
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What Are “Chocks” For?

I can remember when we owned our T@B Trailer it had the wonderful feature called a “Handbrake” built right into the frame.  All you had to do was pull the handle up, unhitch and drop the stabilisers and enjoy. Our Airstream Int’l 25 (Blue Streak) does not work that...
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Gear and Equipment List

This is a great list to ponder – not my invention but a good one to think on! A set of leveling blocks – enough to meet all leveling requirements (24) A 20 ft sewer hose (two 10 ft sections) A clear sewer connection (likely not provided) A 90...
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