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Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-09-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,451
Posted By Alistair Camelford
celsius!!!

I have one on right now in the Keys, it cools to 40 degrees F below ambient! when it got cool at night in Key largo ...60F the thing froze up.
The 20 C difference is the Candian metric spec....
Forum: General Chat 01-19-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,161
Posted By Alistair Camelford
No Bell

Alf..Koreshan is a gem...just came from a campers breakfast today, and am doing my second "campers concert" at the campfire circle tonite.

Doug, no cable or wifi at state parks in FL...and laptop...
Forum: General Chat 01-18-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,161
Posted By Alistair Camelford
Southbound Canadian Snowbirds. NO Bell!

To my fellow Canucks who have used their Bell ExPressVu satellite service (albeit against Ma Bell's wishes)in their annual southbound migration to Florida...fuggedaboudit!!!
After ten years of using...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 12-31-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,648
Posted By Alistair Camelford
might see y'all in Florida

Loved the blog! Love the Snoozy as well. Got a tour and a drink with new Snoozy owners this fall in Watkins Glen S P....like all 'glassers they were very enthusiastic about the rig.
Our "vintage"...
Forum: General Chat 11-12-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,920
Posted By Alistair Camelford
Tire wear

I continue to be the only ( I think ) trailer user running nitrogen fills on the tires on both trailer and tug.
The tires never get hot ...and rarely need a top up because the gas does not heat and...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 10-24-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 879
Posted By Alistair Camelford
Scamp at Tomoka S P

Just noticed that the Reserve America listing for Tomoka State Park in Florida has, as it's thumbnail, a Scamp c/w Sport ute tug hauling two kayaks.
Fiberglass RULES :iagree:
Alistair and Inge...
Forum: General Chat 10-03-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By Alistair Camelford
eggfest '13

Hi Vivian & Paul...Alistair & Inge will join in on the fun...dust off the solar panels ans water jugs. Got a new banjo to go with the six string for the campfire stuff ...you've been warned:loltu...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-29-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,189
Posted By Alistair Camelford
12 volt charger

On sale now at Canadian Tire is an excellent "smart charger" that will keep your coach battery topped up
I have been using it for the past three years and it is absolutely bulletproof and foolproof....
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-29-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,770
Posted By Alistair Camelford
powder coat

just look for anyone who does powder coating (yellow pages - for eg ). Make user that you get Hi Temp stuff...the coating used for for manifolds and wheels...
The powder- coated top is fine, but my...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-28-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,770
Posted By Alistair Camelford
rusty stove top.

I had mine sandblasted and powder coated at the local hot-rod shop.
I did it in white and there was a wee bit of yellowing in the burner area. I will use black if I do it again.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-16-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,078
Posted By Alistair Camelford
door lock

I replaced the original with a Trimark Lock . There is a thread on this. Cost about $175 with shipping and taxes to Canada...should be $30 or $40 less for the USA
It is a super tough piece of...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 07-16-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,454
Posted By Alistair Camelford
Florida parks

Army Corps parks at: William P Franklin, Ortona Locks, and Port ST Lucie are clean, spacious and cheap...all on the Caloosahatchee river. The parks have a six months in advance booking policy and are...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-05-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,802
Posted By Alistair Camelford
Got mine done today. WOW...what a difference in...

Got mine done today. WOW...what a difference in light output!
BTW, my rib cage is still sore from getting in to the back wall via the storage bins!
Thanks Roy & Randy.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-24-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By Alistair Camelford
awning

Roy, does the header come apart? My A&E Shademaster was shipped USPS and had a joint in the centre of the header/ roller that simply bolted together. I think the package was 5ft. long and Canada Post...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 06-19-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,527
Posted By Alistair Camelford
camping ...Lake Ontario

Andrew, try Quinte's Isle Campark near Salmon Point, Prince Edward County. They have primitive camping on Lake Ontario (pebble beach) but you are only ten minutes from the largest bay water dune...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-28-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,094
Posted By Alistair Camelford
roll-up awning for a 13'

Came back from this weekend's Eggfest in Kingston Ontario (thanks again, Vivian!)...with a new "must have" on my list.
Love those roll-up awnings (on the new Outback) and the after market units with...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 05-27-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 18,902
Posted By Alistair Camelford
Hi 5's Viv!

A Super Success, Viv!!!
Inge and I had a great time at Eggfest...met old friends...met new ones...kayaked on the Rideau...munched on Beavertails at the Scottish Festival ( I'd hoped for a wee bit o'...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 05-19-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 18,902
Posted By Alistair Camelford
Good to hear from you Ed...make sure you bring a...

Good to hear from you Ed...make sure you bring a bunch of that great maple syrup...I'm ordering two jugs right now!
Be it known to all, Ed is "almost" Canadian...He'll have his application letter...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 05-13-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 18,902
Posted By Alistair Camelford
Hi Vivian...Alistair & Inge Camelford will be...

Hi Vivian...Alistair & Inge Camelford will be coming- ALL the way from Belleville :>D...just confirmed our ressy with Rideau .

Can't pass up the chance to re-unite with Raymond B, Des N. and...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-09-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,175
Posted By Alistair Camelford
Again, thanks, Tugger. I was impressed with...

Again, thanks, Tugger. I was impressed with Trimark's service...and their lock is as solid as wall safe! No more hooking up my bungee elastic "safety chain" from the inside door post to the door...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-05-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,499
Posted By Alistair Camelford
Ouch

Ouch
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-05-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,499
Posted By Alistair Camelford
Been running auto tires on the 73 Trill for the...

Been running auto tires on the 73 Trill for the last 8 years. It came with auto tires (bias ply) and I switched to passenger radials. I only keep them for 3 years and then put new ones on. I always...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-14-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,175
Posted By Alistair Camelford
Installed a Trimark today

Thanks, Tugger! I took your info and ordered a Trimark as my "300" quit locking...it would close on the latch but the lock setting could be jiggled back to the unlocked setting.
Trimark mailed me...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-02-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,840
Posted By Alistair Camelford
awning feet

We always secure our awning with two nylon straps with thumb-lok catches. Those Trade Winds can do serious damage in the Keys when a quick storm blows in.
That being said , we let our guard down on...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 03-09-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,783
Posted By Alistair Camelford
I am in my second winter of towing the Trill to...

I am in my second winter of towing the Trill to the Keys and back to Canada using Firestone coil air bags in the rear coil springs. I inflate them to 35 psi and the '06 Sienna drives rock solid...no...
Forum: General Chat 02-14-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 19,937
Posted By Alistair Camelford
Key West gas

FWIW, gas in Key West today is $3.79 for regular.
A Rumrunner at Margaritaville was $8.00 for 8 oz.
Temp is a sunny 80 degrees
All numbers seem to balance out
:)
Al & Inge in the Road Toad at...
Forum: General Chat 12-19-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,473
Posted By Alistair Camelford
my "TV"???

Norm, as you might have guessed, the avatar was staged...that is my youngest brother's Smart Car- strategically positioned where my '06 Toyota Sienna usually goes. I always wanted a Mercedes until I...
Forum: General Chat 12-19-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,473
Posted By Alistair Camelford
another (snow) bird

We will join the parade of eggs to Florida for our fifteenth winter in the Sunshine State. See you in the Keys, fellow eggers. We'll be at Curry Hammock and Bahia Honda for most of Feb & March...then...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10-13-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,925
Posted By Alistair Camelford
a set of Firestone air "helpers" in my rear coils...

a set of Firestone air "helpers" in my rear coils really helped my Sienna van smooth out the Trill 1300's ride.
Likely a gutted trailer lacks the tongue weight needed for a smooth pull (10 to 15 %...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 07-24-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,223
Posted By Alistair Camelford
Fred & Donna...Inge and I had a great time in...

Fred & Donna...Inge and I had a great time in your Trailerhood! Enjoyed the fun & music and touring the Falls and wineries too.
Note to Doug Roach...nice shot of my new Trailerhood dessert,...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 06-13-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,223
Posted By Alistair Camelford
Ed...if they follow the wrong solar cord, they...

Ed...if they follow the wrong solar cord, they might end up at The Road Toad!!(but it's green- so they'll figger it out lol)
see you there
Alistair
Forum: Hi, I am.... 05-29-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,657
Posted By Alistair Camelford
Welcome and ditto the above...you gotta "do"...

Welcome and ditto the above...you gotta "do" Bolerama! The array of re-fits, mods. and fixes will keep you busy for weeks...no to mention the fun and new friends from all over. Belleville will be...
Forum: Classified Archives 05-23-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,305
Posted By Alistair Camelford
Hello Karl...nice to hear from you, young fella!...

Hello Karl...nice to hear from you, young fella! I have fond memories of our guitar jam at the first East Coast Fibreglass with Class meet at Abrams Village. We still have the '73 Trillium...may take...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-10-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,666
Posted By Alistair Camelford
A member from Quebec posted a paint code for the...

A member from Quebec posted a paint code for the Avocado colour...I copied it and took it to the Home Depot as he suggested but they had changed computer colouring codes and couldn't help me. I wish...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 05-02-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By Alistair Camelford
A shout out to you Theresa...sorry we missed you...

A shout out to you Theresa...sorry we missed you in our wanderings. Elgin, yes, we used the Tril (aka The Road Toad) and after 100 days, we still hadn't killed each other!
Alf...so true! but that's...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 05-01-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By Alistair Camelford
100 days in the VERY sunny south of Florida. Just...

100 days in the VERY sunny south of Florida. Just got home and am still unpacking the Road Toad. Going back next Jan...already have all my state parks booked in Keys and Fort Myers and Daytona. Next...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-24-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,089
Posted By Alistair Camelford
I had my local hot rod guy sandblast it and...

I had my local hot rod guy sandblast it and powder coat it..looked great in white. Next time I,ll get in black.
about $35
Alistair
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-17-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,888
Posted By Alistair Camelford
I have enjoyed a "Mirage" roll up screen door in...

I have enjoyed a "Mirage" roll up screen door in our 13' Trillium for the last 5 years. It requires a "banana" made of 1" pine that brings the curved shape to a vertical. I ordered mine from the...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 03-31-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By Alistair Camelford
Thanks Alf...we might see if the Road Toad floats...

Thanks Alf...we might see if the Road Toad floats today! But the tornado watch has passed. Thank goodness!
Yes we will be at Bolerama- dry camping for Fri & Sat then plugging in on site 156 next to...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 03-31-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By Alistair Camelford
The Tornado Watch in Daytona

Two and a half months of FANTASTIC weather in Florida...4 weeks along the Caloosahatchee...6 weeks in the Middle and lower Keys...and winding down in Gamble-Rogers S P in the daytona/ Flagler Beach...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 03-06-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,706
Posted By Alistair Camelford
just finished 2 weeks at B Honda and 9 days at...

just finished 2 weeks at B Honda and 9 days at Long Key and am now starting 2 weeks at Curry Hammock SP. Dogs are everywhere!- at every 2nd campsite!- Only restriction is they are not allowed on the...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 02-26-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,706
Posted By Alistair Camelford
Myron, we are suffering (lol) through mid 80's...

Myron, we are suffering (lol) through mid 80's temps in the Keys here at Long Key SP and previously at Bahia Honda SP for the past two weeks. Both parks are fabulous with great beaches. B Honda has...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 01-19-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,573
Posted By Alistair Camelford
You will find that just about every site is...

You will find that just about every site is booked 11 months in advance...there are some walk-ins at Long Key, Curry Hammock, and Bahia Honda but if not you can sometimes find a private sit...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-02-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,161
Posted By Alistair Camelford
...and after the walkabout, pull ahead to the...

...and after the walkabout, pull ahead to the edge of the site...and get out of the tug and pick up the left-behind : levelling blocks, electrical adaptor, hose "Y" , pressure regulator, door mats,...
Forum: General Chat 12-26-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,118
Posted By Alistair Camelford
I use my debit card at bank atms only. There is...

I use my debit card at bank atms only. There is far less risk of getting your e-identity stolen/hacked at banks than at privately operated atms. That being said, the reason I use a Visa or MC...
Forum: General Chat 12-22-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,118
Posted By Alistair Camelford
to my Canadian travellers, log in to Dave...

to my Canadian travellers, log in to Dave Hunter's website ( if you don't have his latest edition of " Along Interstate 75"...and go to Interstate-75 and Florida Driving Information - Welcome...
Forum: General Chat 12-20-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,118
Posted By Alistair Camelford
When they first started asking, I got by a few...

When they first started asking, I got by a few times with 91210...but the robots running the pumps caught on :-(
Most gas stations up and down the I75 corridor now allow a pre-paid authorization...
Forum: General Chat 11-27-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 939
Posted By Alistair Camelford
I used the Virgin plan this spring en-route to...

I used the Virgin plan this spring en-route to Canada from Florida. I only had a chance to use it for my last 10 days in the US going up I-75 corridor, and it worked well. I shall use it this coming...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 10-20-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,966
Posted By Alistair Camelford
Might've been us telling you (at Gamble Rogers...

Might've been us telling you (at Gamble Rogers )...we usually do a two weeker at DeSoto...always enjoy it. We're doing two weeks at Gamble this year on our 3 month snowbird flight- so will be...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10-13-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,243
Posted By Alistair Camelford
Hi Des, We had, for the past six years, carried a...

Hi Des, We had, for the past six years, carried a 14' Sportspal canoe on the roof of the Toyota Sienna. No problems except it cut down on the opening of the rear hatch a fair bit. The (very) old...
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