Year: 2020

New Power Tongue Jack For Blue Streak

Well darn! our Lippert 3800# Power Tongue Jack just through up its little white flag and died. 😥 Spent about two (2) hours on the internet looking at possibilities.  I require 2 things for the new jack: 1) must have a min. 3500# lift, 2) the head must allow...
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Elk Falls 2020

We like Elk Falls Campgrounds😎 In saying that there is no joy when it rains 5 days out of 7.  Not sure what’s with the weather this year, rain, hail, wind, floods, pandemic.  You would almost think this is the beginning of the apocalypse 😱 But nope, the summer...
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Little Qualicum A No Go

All the plans of mice and men – as the poem goes. We’ve had the summer travel/camping plans laid out for June thru September since March (pre-pandemic).  Our usual start plan is for a quick camp (3-5 days) to readjust or adapt to a changed environment: home living to...
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Getting Ready To Go!

I must confess that it feel really good to see the Provincial Campgrounds on Vancouver Island opening up.  We have been house bound like everyone else for 3 months and I’m starting to go a bit stir-crazy.😵 We brought Blue Streak home on the weekend to de-winterize and generally...
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Camping Scheduled To Begin June 1

We have just got the word that the Provincial Campgrounds will open June 1.  This means our June/July reservations are a GO! 😃 This is great news because the campsites are well spaced for social distancing and provide ample privacy, fresh air, sunshine!  Need-less-to-say we will have a “no...
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The Power Jack Saga

When we pickup our “preowned” 2004 International 25 CCD it came with a Lippert 3800# Power Tongue Jack.  The jack does the job it was designed to do:  Raise and lower the trailer (what more do you want a jack to do?)  Well, that question is a trick question. ...
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COVID-19 Put The Brakes On

There is an old saying about the plans of “mice and men” 😟… then we have this world-wide pandemic.  Here in British Columbia, Canada all the Discovery Park Campgrounds are closed until May 31.  There is also a good chance that the closure will be extended.  At this moment...
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Planning Some 12v Upgrades

One of the challenges we have faced in Blue Streak is the lack of 12 volt outlets (there are only two) none of which are in the “living area” by the couch.  Nor are there any available fuse spaces which will allow for expansion. We would like to be...
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Projects for Spring 2020

Well, we have a bunch of projects to do this Spring over and above the “dewinterizing and get it ready to go” stuff. 😛 All we’re doing is waiting for the weather to warm-up. Things to double check on Airstream Check Bracket that holds the black/waste tanks valve –...
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Snow – Let It Snow?

Wow! here it is January 15 and we got SNOW!!!!! This is Vancouver Island, we don’t get snow. Well maybe get a couple of centimeters once or twice each winter. Then it rains and the snow is gone, gone, gone. However, the past couple of days we have had...
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