Quantcast
2020 Camping thread - Page 36 - Beyond.ca - Car Forums
Page 36 of 36 FirstFirst ... 26 35 36
Results 701 to 712 of 712

Thread: 2020 Camping thread

  1. #701
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Posts
    612
    Rep Power
    8

    Default

    No one needs a Winnebago. They lost their brand cachet decades ago. Jesus at that point just buy an Airstream.

  2. #702
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    '16 F-150 Lariat 5.0
    Posts
    383
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by suntan View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    No one needs a Winnebago. They lost their brand cachet decades ago. Jesus at that point just buy an Airstream.
    I would rock the shit out of a flying cloud 30FB but it's too fuckin' yuuuuge. The crazy rear slide layout on our Outback really got us a great floorplan for our needs in a compact space

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by finboy View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Likely avoiding tent trailers as the wife wants to extend the season if we are dropping money. I told her $30k would be a pretty standard entry area for a *good* truck we wouldn’t have t replace in 5 years and decent trailer, she looked at me like I had 3 eyes. Glad to see I wasn’t fully crazy, that step from tent to trailer is a steep one.
    ExtraSlow is gonna have a Savage™ 3/4ton gas truck that will get you 28L/100KM of beyond credibility for sale in a matter of weeks which would leave you with plenty of trailer budget at 30k truck&tow-rig all-in for sure.

  3. #703
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Posts
    612
    Rep Power
    8

    Default

    I pull a 28 foot now, it's too fucking long. Would like something around 21 feet instead.

  4. #704
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Not the NE
    My Ride
    ‘Berta Special
    Posts
    5,191
    Rep Power
    27

    Default

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-house-for-sa...rta/1512268109

    Why don’t you just buy this? No need for a truck and less than an hour from Calgary to spend your weekends in trailer luxury!
    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

    If you think I have been trying to present myself as intellectually superior, then you truly are a dimwit.
    Originally posted by Toma
    fact.

  5. #705
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Posts
    612
    Rep Power
    8

    Default

    "Park Model"

  6. #706
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    Camaro SS
    Posts
    384
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Glamped at an airbnb cabin out by Jaffray in BC, came home early as we were catching the black lung from all the wildfire smoke, so damn bad

  7. #707
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta
    My Ride
    '14 Taco
    Posts
    617
    Rep Power
    8

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by suntan View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    prae suggests 30K for the trailer.
    Go look at the Escape Trailers...

  8. #708
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Duplex city
    My Ride
    No longer Savage. :(
    Posts
    7,628
    Rep Power
    40

    Default

    I suggest spending less than 10k on a used trailer with an acceptable floorplan and then spending 2k on new tires and servicing the bearings and brakes. Extra 200-450 on new batteries of ya want, although that can wait.

    I really like standens for bearings and brakes. Or do it yo'sef if ya handy yo.
    Make the world a radder place, grow a mullet.
    Public Mobile is the best, just like Phil Collins haggard face.

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Rural_Juror
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    no one gives maritimers shit for culturally appropriating donairs.

  9. #709
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    calgary, alberta, canada
    My Ride
    Lezbox
    Posts
    5,479
    Rep Power
    16

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Brent.ff View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Tent trailers have furnaces...and could potentially be towed by your current vehicle
    Current vehicle is haldex based awd minivan, it ain’t towing shit

    How are hybrids like this? Seems like a middle ground between tent/full hard side
    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-travel-trail...bht/1512467204
    Last edited by finboy; 09-14-2020 at 08:50 PM.
    sig deleted by moderator, because they are useless

  10. #710
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    golfR
    Posts
    379
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I suggest spending less than 10k on a used trailer with an acceptable floorplan and then spending 2k on new tires and servicing the bearings and brakes. Extra 200-450 on new batteries of ya want, although that can wait.

    I really like standens for bearings and brakes. Or do it yo'sef if ya handy yo.
    That's my plan for next spring when I start looking.
    8k for a trailer and 2k for additional repair/maintenance.

  11. #711
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    304
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hampstor View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Camped at the Juan De Fuca Park - China Beach on the west side of Vancouver Island for September long weekend. Weather was a mid 20s, suny, though one morning it was foggy at the beach.

    Campsite itself was really nice. Big tall trees that shaded the site very well during the day, though at night you couldn't really see a lot of stars because of the trees, and it really limited my solar panel's ability to charge the trailer. Also, no cell phone reception at the campsite on any carrier (a bonus!). No hookups at all and no shower if that matters. Firewood is delivered to your campsite, $8/bundle.

    The walk down to the beach is about 1.2km, and almost entirely down hill on the way there (my kids counted 252 stairs we had to go down) through the forest. If you're horribly out of shape, bring lots of water and take breaks when you're coming back up. There is an outhouse down at the beach, but you gotta go out about 50 stairs. The beach was lovely during low tide. Lots of sand for the kids to play in, and rocks. Had a nice beach fire with the drift wood and roasted hot dogs ! The water was cold of course because it's basically the strait of juan de fuca/salish sea.

    I took lots of pics at the beach and on the way down to it, a few are below. Unfortunately I forgot to take a pic of my campsite.


    Wife, friend, and our kids. We got there when the tide was still going out, so as the day went on the beach size more than doubled.

    The fog made the walk through the forest really surreal

    Fog at the last set of steps before we got to the beach.


    tl;dr: Amazing campsite with nice beach. Walk to beach is not anyone horribly out of shape. I'm definitely going back.
    Did you go the other way to Mystic beach as well? Its a good spot too.

  12. #712
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Left Coast
    My Ride
    '18 GMC Sierra, '18 Yamaha MT07
    Posts
    1,341
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lasimmon View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Did you go the other way to Mystic beach as well? Its a good spot too.
    We didn't hike over to mystic beach because of the number of kids we had with us. It's a longer walk from the campsite plus the hike itself is longer too than it is down to china beach. We did do the mystic beach hike earlier in the summer and it was stunning! The rock wall where the little "waterfall" was a lot of fun for my kids to just run back/forth through. We haven't been much further beyond that but is definitely one of the amazing parts about being out here on the island; definitely looking forward to exploring more of it.

Page 36 of 36 FirstFirst ... 26 35 36

Similar Threads

  1. OFFICIAL 2019-2020 NHL Thread

    By asp integra in forum Sports, Health & Fitness
    Replies: 471
    Latest Threads: 09-17-2020, 09:17 PM
  2. Calgary Flames MEGA THREAD 2019-2020 Edition

    By D'z Nutz in forum Sports, Health & Fitness
    Replies: 588
    Latest Threads: 09-14-2020, 10:48 AM
  3. OFFICIAL: 2020 Weather and Road Conditions MEGA THREAD

    By ExtraSlow in forum Society / Law / Current Events / Politics
    Replies: 847
    Latest Threads: 09-08-2020, 10:29 AM
  4. 2019/2020 Ski and Snowboard Thread

    By r3ccOs in forum Sports, Health & Fitness
    Replies: 16
    Latest Threads: 02-16-2020, 02:27 AM
  5. Beyond - Camping trip Planning Thread!!

    By yohan4ws in forum Events and Meets
    Replies: 29
    Latest Threads: 06-29-2005, 06:35 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •