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Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-03-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,509
Posted By Kent I
Having spent the time insulating our trailer...

Having spent the time insulating our trailer which did not have insulation, bare shell, I would be tempted to try cleaning before taking it all out. If cleaning doesn't work no harm done. I...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-28-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By Kent I
Window slide bolts door of Compact junior

Dear friends,

I am looking for suggestions and past successes from other owners. The slide bolts for the rear windows of the door of my Compact junior are pot metal and the nubs are broken off...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-07-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,317
Posted By Kent I
Volkswagen Jetta TDI at the beginning of the 2009...

Volkswagen Jetta TDI at the beginning of the 2009 model year, the TDI had a tow rating of 1500 lbs and they downgradeded it to 1000 lbs mid season. if you want to tow with a Volkswagen TDI 2005...
Forum: Money Matters 08-02-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,187
Posted By Kent I
Mine was manufactured 6 72 and the number is...

Mine was manufactured 6 72 and the number is 1083. Label is on the front and more like Tom's for info.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-02-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,098
Posted By Kent I
Electrical upgrade how far to go?

Previously I identified my issue with a previous post" looking for electrical help 1972 compact junior". A couple responses suggested that if I wanted to go to a power vent like a MaxxAir that I...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-26-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,102
Posted By Kent I
Looking for electrical help 72 Compact junior

With no covered shop to work in I have been waiting for the nice warm weather to add insulation. Prior to that I want to make sure my wiring or potential wiring is in place. I have no converter....
Forum: General Chat 05-21-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,231
Posted By Kent I
I appreciate you situation, sometimes it means...

I appreciate you situation, sometimes it means camping close to home. We recently went on a vacation and didn't get further than the next town. We were away from the phone, on our own schedule and...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-12-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,278
Posted By Kent I
Adding a furnace, and a refer

Would you add a furnace to your trailer? Would you consider a used furnace Safe? I am in the process of insulating a 1972 Compact Junior which did not have any insulation, too much condensation and I...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-12-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,919
Posted By Kent I
Check out Norseman Foam. they have branch in...

Check out Norseman Foam. they have branch in Calgary.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 04-21-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,385
Posted By Kent I
Congratulations to the new owners. Make your...

Congratulations to the new owners. Make your first shake down camping trip close to home or close to shopping places to get what you forgot to bring. I have fond memories of camping at Elora...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-17-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,984
Posted By Kent I
Kamparoo Campers - Optional Kitchen - Home of...

Kamparoo Campers - Optional Kitchen - Home of Quality Ultralight Tent Trailers for all your camping fun! (http://www.kamparoo.com/optkitch.htm)

This is an option from Kamparoo tent trailers that...
Forum: General Chat 04-01-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,894
Posted By Kent I
3 month trip in USA looking for suggestions

Dear members,

I have three month time frame, Sept, October, and November to make an extended trip in the USA. I live north of Washington state. I am looking for suggestions and highligts to...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-28-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,514
Posted By Kent I
We have what your sister has, two rectangle...

We have what your sister has, two rectangle windows with permanent screens with flexible clear plastic with velcro on the inside. Windows along the long sides of the pop top, none on the ends.
Forum: General Chat 03-25-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,059
Posted By Kent I
Aerogel insulation and Cryogel with integral vapour barrier

I am wondering if anyone has experience or knowledge of Aerogel insulation and Cryogel insulation. Cryogel Z is an insulation blanket with an integral vapour barrier. Would this be a alternative...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 03-21-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,112
Posted By Kent I
I was looking hard 6 months ago and sought input...

I was looking hard 6 months ago and sought input on this forum. I replaced our 1997 Subaru Legacy wagon with a gently used 2008 Volvo V50 wagon. It had been the dealers courtesy car. It has a towing...
Forum: General Chat 03-18-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,680
Posted By Kent I
GPS Digital Assistants

Reading posts on this forum has prompted me to inquire about the Digital world with respect to GPS. I would appreciate comments to learn what features I should consider in a GPS unit? Some mention...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 02-11-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,386
Posted By Kent I
Rasar is also noted for large gatherings of bald...

Rasar is also noted for large gatherings of bald eagles. Google "Rasar State Park"+"Eagles" and there will be plenty of reading.
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 12-13-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,735
Posted By Kent I
One option to consider, after touring Alaska and...

One option to consider, after touring Alaska and the Yukon, yu can travel south of Watson Lake on the Cassiar Hwy, till it meets Hwy #16, instead of going east to Prince George, and then south to...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 12-11-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,707
Posted By Kent I
You are facing the question I recently answered....

You are facing the question I recently answered. I was needing to replace a failing Subaru Legacy wagon, 5 sp. I also wanted an economical car, trying to stay with a 4 cyl and able to tow 2000 lbs. ...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 12-11-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,474
Posted By Kent I
Welcome to forum. May your compact junior be the...

Welcome to forum. May your compact junior be the place of comfort and shelter in many adventures. Love the colour.
Forum: General Chat 12-05-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By Kent I
Many years ago we stayed at Portola Valley...

Many years ago we stayed at Portola Valley redwoods State Park when Half moon Bay was full, its closer to San Jose than San Fransico. It was the summer and the coons stole everything in sight. ...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 11-21-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,735
Posted By Kent I
One can cross the border west of Minot and travel...

One can cross the border west of Minot and travel north to Estavan sask, a very pleasant municipal campstie in Estavan. and onto the Trans canada heading west to Calgary. Or on the Trans canada, stay...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 11-21-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,735
Posted By Kent I
Dear Bill, Your public profile indicates that...

Dear Bill,
Your public profile indicates that you are in Michigan. we have made many quick trips between B.C. and family in Windsor, Ontario so we have our favorite spots if you are making a quick...
Forum: General Chat 11-15-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,857
Posted By Kent I
I'll add similar comments. I started researching...

I'll add similar comments. I started researching for a light weight , solid trailer after a week camping in the rain in between two commitments a long way from home. The damp canvas just doesn't dry...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-06-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,430
Posted By Kent I
Developing source for ensolite or alternative

When I was investigating a source for insulation for our Compact Junior , I choose to buy product from escape industries. It is an open cell foam with a white vinyl surface. I received several...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 11-06-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,461
Posted By Kent I
Welcome to the forum. You may well want to...

Welcome to the forum. You may well want to repack the bearings to be sure you have functional grease there, depending on how long the trailer has sat. For us, after making several trips, we chose...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-26-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,614
Posted By Kent I
This is a local manufacturer of windows in my...

This is a local manufacturer of windows in my local area, they use to provide the windows for Bigfoot

RV Windows by Sun-View Industries (http://www.sunviewindustries.ca/)

might fit your...
Forum: General Chat 10-17-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,286
Posted By Kent I
Fred: from my look at the pictures it looks like...

Fred: from my look at the pictures it looks like the outside kitchen slides under the bed platform, at the lower hitch end and the inside kitchen is across from the entrance door and across the...
Forum: General Chat 10-16-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 79,792
Posted By Kent I
My neighbour whose father and brother owned and...

My neighbour whose father and brother owned and operated Midhurst Fiberglass told me that when Bigfoot started making the Lil' foot , 13 ft. they modified the product so that the door was a flat...
Forum: General Chat 10-04-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,496
Posted By Kent I
Canadian manufacturers are having as tough a...

Canadian manufacturers are having as tough a time selling product as American rv manufacturers in these tough economic times. Several manufacturers have gone under. Canadian exporters also have...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 09-30-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,956
Posted By Kent I
We have enjoyed other spring gatherings of NOG...

We have enjoyed other spring gatherings of NOG but I have to be elsewhere. Easter 2011 is April 24. A gathering of eggs may take on more than one meaning
Forum: General Chat 09-14-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,705
Posted By Kent I
Thoroughly enjoying the blog and had nostalgic...

Thoroughly enjoying the blog and had nostalgic feelings and memories as you recounted your vist to Neepawa and coffee with Jack Huxley. Great to know he is still alive. He and his wife were great...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-07-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,746
Posted By Kent I
You can also check out Norseman Foam, in...

You can also check out Norseman Foam, in Vancouver area and Edmonton. They carry closed cell foam and can split their thicker foams into thinner ones.
Forum: Classified Archives 08-16-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,855
Posted By Kent I
I found this previous thread. ...

I found this previous thread.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f51/we-re-a-two-trailer-family-34801.html
Forum: General Chat 08-10-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 79,792
Posted By Kent I
I commented about the Boler in my neighbours...

I commented about the Boler in my neighbours driveway and learned that his father and brother made Bolers at Midhurst fiberglass. They also made Trilliums. Without much success Trillium molds...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-28-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,034
Posted By Kent I
Two options: I purchased open cell foam with a...

Two options: I purchased open cell foam with a vinyl surface from Escape trailers. This is what they use so I figured it was good enough for me, A project waiting for attention. Norseman Foam,...
Forum: General Chat 07-28-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,078
Posted By Kent I
I lived in a small town, very close to a border...

I lived in a small town, very close to a border crossing and my neighbour was a customs officer and knew many acting and retired officers. It was a small isolated area where the towns folk from the...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-17-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,211
Posted By Kent I
I have been towing with a 5 sp.1997 Subaru AWD...

I have been towing with a 5 sp.1997 Subaru AWD wagon and I am leaning to replacing this vehicle with a new, 2011 Toyota Tacoma , 4 cyl. 5 sp. 2 wd. The hp. are very similar but I will be losing the...
Forum: General Chat 05-20-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,846
Posted By Kent I
I do not know the weather in South Central Texas...

I do not know the weather in South Central Texas but when your into this major reno you may want to think about some sort of insulation, glueing on some reflectix, foam, or whatever your choice. ...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-16-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,412
Posted By Kent I
Dave: I have the same project before me to...

Dave: I have the same project before me to repair my Compact Juniors drawers. Can you describe the hardware you used. It looks like a centre rail with a "roller" on the centre of the drawer back....
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-13-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,462
Posted By Kent I
I have a 1972 Compact junior , which did not have...

I have a 1972 Compact junior , which did not have a liner and I am working on adding insulation and a headliner, waiting for warm weather. I think liners was added in 1973. Does your compact have...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 05-02-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,672
Posted By Kent I
I am going to assume that you are interested in...

I am going to assume that you are interested in Vancouver B.C. and not Vancouver Washington.

If you want the ease of travelling the Interstate then I would stay on I-90. Along the route , my...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 04-19-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 26,840
Posted By Kent I
We have enjoyed the NOG the past two years but...

We have enjoyed the NOG the past two years but work schedules and personal schedules do not allow us to join you this year. We wish for you a good weekend, with lots of good conversations, food and...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 03-29-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,263
Posted By Kent I
I just replaced an axle through a local rv shop...

I just replaced an axle through a local rv shop and they dealt with Standen's out of Calgary. I am in the Okanagan.
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 03-03-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,769
Posted By Kent I
This is a very extensive web page that might be...

This is a very extensive web page that might be a resource to many.

http://www.milebymile.com/
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 03-02-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,769
Posted By Kent I
You were asking about camping on crown lands. I...

You were asking about camping on crown lands. I would think that you will need to check with each province about their policies. Land management is provincial jurisdiction , not federal. In B.c....
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-19-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,576
Posted By Kent I
Mike, give me a local call and I will show you...

Mike, give me a local call and I will show you what we have for my compact junior which I obtained from Escape trailers, it is what they use for their interior.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-14-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,688
Posted By Kent I
This is a great question because I share your...

This is a great question because I share your situation. I am looking to replace my 1997 subaru Legacy wagon. I have been looking at Subaru, and especially the legacy, only as a sedan in Canada,...
Forum: General Chat 02-08-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,984
Posted By Kent I
The past two springs, end of April beginning of...

The past two springs, end of April beginning of May, we have travelled the Oregon coast and California coast, as far south as hearst castle. North of Lincoln city, I would recommend taking the scenic...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 01-25-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,769
Posted By Kent I
Its a big country and I think you will need to...

Its a big country and I think you will need to figure out how you intend to travel across. will you travell the Trans-Canada hwy , assuming you are going west, will you make the return trip also in...
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