1970 Mercedes Unimog
2004 F150 Heritage Supercab
1974 Holiday 17' Travel Trailer
It's not about the truck and it is not about the distance traveled. Get out there with whatever you have, meet people and see things. Push the envelope of your comfort zone and live.
Where did you put your shoe locker?
Doug mentioned them being on the outside of the truck??? Where, and how would that work?
Why a specific shoe locker? Can't you just put them in the closet with everything else?
Thanks for the clarification, and also thanks a lot for the thoughts on Barkerville. Looks pretty neat, perhaps I can visit it someday then.
"Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He's the chap who makes it possible for civilized folk to despise war." -Allan Massie
Doug, looking at those pics you posted, did the mirror brackets get shortened on your truck? they seem to not stick out as far as mine, or is that an illusion? And are those Led light on the mirrors? I do like the small size of those, I have been pounding through the bush many times and have had the mirrors get pushed into the folded position, and due to the spring action it makes a bit of a racket when it happens. Now that I took another look I would say that they arent Led's due to the use of relays, goint to bright Led's would maybe eliminate the need for the relays. I remember thinking to myself when you were doing your build that the electric side of it was daunting just like that pic of the wiring,,, yikes!!
Brian, here are a few images of the locker, it started as a step to get up into the bed or settee and once it was built it was an obvious spot for shoes, it does extend under the cabinet a ways so I had made it long enough for tennis rackets too.
It is handy where it is too for sitting on the step to put shoes on, and now that the camper is semi finished my wife gets upset at me when I dont remove my shoes before entering, its simply amazing how much we track into the camper going in and out.
we have no closet so no option there but that would be one dirty closet.
All you guys that have talents that I don't amaze me. I hope to be all of you when I grow up. In the meantime, I'll have to be happy with getting some lights to blink.
Here's a little trip report from last weekends run that I posted on another site.
Here's a few images from last weekends trip, I took an extra day off work and the plan was to head up around the Lillooet area and spend a few days hanging around some lakes.
We left kinda late Friday night and when we got close to Lytten I did a search on the GPS for a forest rec site close by and it came up with two, one up the sort of closed Botanie FSR so we headed to the next closest, Fountain lake.
This is where we woke up, its always a surprise to see where you end up when arriving in the dark.
We moved to a nicer camp site and set up.
Did some fishing, hiking and some plain hanging around.
Met some of the locals.
Stayed a couple of nights at Fountain lake then checked out Marble Canyon for a bit and then took an FSR to Kelly Lake Provincial park.
Kelly lake..... while descending down the switchbacks towards Kelly lake I remembered driving this route in 1985 in my 1977 Westy. From this view it looked promising but on arrival at the lake the winds were howling and the campsites are just weird there, just like at Marble canyon so off we went.
Arriving here just before dark.
I was sitting outside watching it get dark while my wife was rustling up some chow when I saw these big birds circling to land, took me a while to figure out what they were... pelicans!
Surprised that this pic turned out as by now it was getting pretty dark, I am always a bit surprised when I see pelicans in BC or Canada for that matter but it is very common.
Next mornings view from bed. We stayed for a while and fished but we have never caught a fish in this lake! Had four in the freezer from Fountain Lake though.
Packed up and leaving, the trail out from the site was all chewed up from spinning tires and steep so I locked the hubs,,
while unlocking them I spotted this monster vicious snake!
Stopped at Gold Pan PP for a break and saw many of these.
Last thing,,,, Alexandra Bridge to see the swollen Fraser river and home.
Looks like a nice weekend. Where is that bridge exactly, it looks familiar?
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