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  1. That is why I started this quest. It was sold to me as a SC and I went to join the SC association. I talked to SC and they don't think it is...but SC was owned by Freightliner for a period of time so who knows. I did contact Lazy Days and the dealership they "thought" they sold it to... I know they didn't but I thought I would try. No responses yet. The problem is that Barloworld Truck Center has no idea where it went when they sold it... So I have no idea what company modded it.. and it is looking like no one else does... In the long run it is irrelevant because all parts are available.. but I spent most of my working life as a trouble shooter and I am curious.. My money is on "Freightliner Specialty Vehicles, Inc. " but having trouble confirming / disproving that..
  2. What other companies convert the Freightliners but not sell directly to the Public....and were they around at the turn of century ? I haven't had any luck finding them .. I have found a one that sells direct that was around that time .. 2l custom trucks .. This is what it originally looked like... Thanks
  3. Curiosity. At one time there were multi builders...now there seems to be only one.
  4. Interesting. The truck I am chasing was sold to Barloworld Truck Center INC out of Springdale, Arkansas . They did not do the conversion and they gave me a dealer's name they sold it to that just doesn't make sense. They also do not do conversions. The truck was initially purchased from Beaudry RV , Arizona. It was purchased and imported to British Columbia. I gather that Lazy days bought the remnants of Baudry. Next stop is to e-mail them..
  5. Canada Border Crossing Did Not Go Well

    Thanks. I will remember that.
  6. If anyone knows, this forum participants will Looking for some info. Did Barloworld Truck Center INC out of Springdale Arkansas do MDT RV hauler conversions @ 2000 ? Thanks, Ian.
  7. Canada Border Crossing Did Not Go Well

    I could give you a hundred horror stories about Canadians going into the USA..including my friend who was denied entry this year because of a pot possession charge in the 60s . The 60s... When I come back into Canada, I avoid the crossings in Quebec and usually have no issues. For border crossings, you have to look at what is happening at the political level. Canada is a bargain place to travel when you take into consideration of the exchange and if you keep receipts, you can get back all the sales tax that you had to pay..that is unless this have been changed recently. ..this year, we seem to have a lot of travelers from Florida and Tennessee. One this you have to remember when coming here is that we don't do guns. Yes, you can import yours but it is a paperwork nightmare .. I have a question. A previous poster said turn off the truck but don't put your parking brake on. Why is that ?
  8. HDT Acquisition Cost and Total Cost of Ownership

    You have me confused. You state " " I’m an HDT newbie. Plan to go full-time next year and still finalizing the RV and tow-vehicle decisions. I been in lots of the technical discussions on 5500/F-550 vs HDT. So, this is NOT a technical discussion on the merits of one over another. It’s an economics question. " A 5500 and HDT are not the same animal nor in the same class towing wise. And economically speaking, a MDT (5500/550/freightliner /international) is probably cheaper (for many reasons) in the long run.. In my experience, buying the RV is primary..then the rest can fall into place.. Good luck with the hunt...
  9. HDT Acquisition Cost and Total Cost of Ownership

    You are trying to compare apples and oranges. If you are looking at a 5500/550 you are actually looking at a MDT or class 5. And HDTs are Class 7/8. Both MDTs and HDTs have their pros and cons. I am getting 11's mpg with mine plus no extra vehicle is required to go to town so to speak. Good luck on your hunt,
  10. Nova Scotia

    You will need it for some of the suggestions.
  11. Nova Scotia

    I always enjoy hearing people comment about the province I live in. Excellent suggestions above. If you like to partake in the odd alcoholic drink, NS has a world class reputation for wineries (both red and white...and rose), distilleries and craft beer and cider makers. BTW, I would take hwy 30 through Quebec to bypass the bridge/tunnel constipated traffic.. I think Quebecers get their licenses in their froot loop cereal boxes so be prepared to drive defensively. We bought a dash cam specifically for our jaunts through Quebec. I hope you have booked your sites.. our rv parks are now suffering an affliction called "seasonals"... I understand the business concept behind it but it really hurts the traveler. Many of our RV parks are older so be sure to ask about drive throughs or if they can handle a rig of your size. Sometimes, you may have to do with 2 way hook up but many places have a honey trucks so full black tanks should not be an issue. 50 amp doesn't seem to be a problem but 30 is the most common. The one thing you will find about NS is that the landscapes are diverse as you drive around.. PM me if you like.. Ian
  12. CPAP Users

    I have had a cpap for 4 years now. I use water out of the tap and clean the beast ever so often..clean the mask a bit more. I use essential oil in the water..was told that they would hurt the machine..haven't seen it yet. I am able to run the humid all night on battery power in the 5th..added a 12 v power supply in my bedroom. have used it in 3 countries so far..I never leave home without it
  13. My tips for RVing with Dogs

    Great post. We travel with 2 Beagles as well.. Faffy and Lulu... 32 and 20 pounds. This post is of interest because we will be spending a big portion of our time in the winter down south... Ian.
  14. Volvo Electric Cars

    According to a guy on the radio today, we will all be driving electric cars by 2030..there no longer be car dealerships, etc....all the cars will be corporation owned..and trucks will be un manned (or woman-ed).. Other than thinking that electric cars create a massive carbon footprint at the moment and are totally useless for folks that do not live in city center my son dropped this one on me... and he is an electrician. Charging of electric cars like we do on a minor bases now is ok.. but if we wrap up the number to a large scale, the charging infrastructure will become a nightmare. At the present time, neither windmill nor solar power is even remotely commercially viable. My area produces a lot of it's energy with coal... The future will be interesting..
  15. What 5th wheel hitch should I consider installing on my MDT?

    Jack, I had heard a rumor yes..I cannot remember where...but very limited.. I was lucky enough to find a gently used one... and really like it. I apologize for my really useless answer :(. Ian.
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