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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2017, 08:47:27 am »
I love that maple leaf flag!  :love7:

Grossly fascinated with the country... perhaps cos I was escorted out of it by a Mountie and never got the chance to experience it  :biggrin:

sounds like you were up to no good  ;)       tell us more

Nah, nothing exciting.

We were at Niagara Falls and I had to get a visa (day pass). The office was unfortunately closed, but I was already on Canadian soil, so I had to go through the border and then out to the American side... escorted of course.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2017, 12:10:38 am »
Etter, die kapitalis :biggrin:

Very nice. Do you have some inside pics of that camper?

Thanks for saving me time and posting those pics SM

Kilroy, here are some pics

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=193832.msg3624223#msg3624223

Hell thats cool.  I lately am having dreams of a motorhome and retirement...  Here a small basic modern unit will be around R1bar.  Very nice..
The downside with a motor home is that once you park it at wherever you want to be, you are stuck there. If you want to go get groceries or explore a bit, you need to tow a car behind. But if you really count the cost of buying, insuring, maintaining and filling it with diesel,  you're almost better off to rent a beach house every time you feel the urge to "hit the road"
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2017, 12:19:13 am »
Etter, die kapitalis :biggrin:

Very nice. Do you have some inside pics of that camper?

Thanks for saving me time and posting those pics SM

Kilroy, here are some pics

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=193832.msg3624223#msg3624223

Hell thats cool.  I lately am having dreams of a motorhome and retirement...  Here a small basic modern unit will be around R1bar.  Very nice..
The downside with a motor home is that once you park it at wherever you want to be, you are stuck there. If you want to go get groceries or explore a bit, you need to tow a car behind. But if you really count the cost of buying, insuring, maintaining and filling it with diesel,  you're almost better off to rent a beach house every time you feel the urge to "hit the road"


I see these big RV's all the time down here. Many have a smaller car at the back on an "A" frame for driving around with when at the destination.

They park up in dedicated RV-Parks, with electrical hook-ups, water hook-ups, and sewerage hook-ups. Stuck in rows like sardines in a can... I'll bet you can hear the dude 3 RV's away farting at night... 


I prefer a beach house or hotel room, like immigrant says. Works out a lot cheaper in the long run.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2017, 12:00:13 pm »
To me RV's are not camping...RV's are dragging the whole f#$@ house with you on holiday.

Camping is breaking away from the hum-drum of everyday life, getting out of the rut we have worn in for ourselves.
You learn to appreciate nature, doing without luxuries and life before electricity, cellphones and the internet.
You learn what conversation is.
You learn what trees sound like when the breeze blows through them.
You do stuff with rope and string and sticks and stones and get dirty.
Then you take off your clothes and go skinny-dipping to clean off.
You get to feel ALIVE gain.

RV are just ruts on wheels.
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Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2017, 04:22:46 am »
I hear you Fudmucker, but this is different camping. When we go "camping" it's usually for 3-4 weeks at the lake. . Our summer "camping" is like you guys going to the coast in December to your strand huis. We make arrangements with a few families so we all go at the same time. The kids tube and wakeboard , the men drink beer and fish, and the woman do whatever it is they do. And at night we have a big fire and maybe drink some whiskey.  So we want our luxuries. We pull our campers in the trees a few meters from the waters edge and because the lakes here have sandy shores we leave the boats in the water the whole time. So no time gets wasted launching and loading every day.







And the lakes here are huge. The one we always go has a 98km shoreline

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2017, 09:30:29 am »
That looks lekker.
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2017, 01:19:05 pm »
Beautiful :-)
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2017, 07:22:19 am »
This is a cool story...


https://www.google.ca/amp/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4228355



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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2017, 05:46:27 am »
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2017, 11:28:56 am »
Eat life!
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2017, 06:05:05 pm »
Having a nap after a long day fishing.....



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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #31 on: August 24, 2017, 06:17:45 pm »
Having a nap after a long day fishing....

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2017, 09:27:13 pm »
 :) Daai visstok is verseker moer toe as die grote sou byt
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2017, 11:12:48 pm »
The build has started.... 2 new bedrooms in existing house, redo 2 bathrooms, new kitchen and a new dining/tv room/lounge in the addition. New tin roof and new siding!

First you dig a hole so you can pour your foundation under the "frost line" so that your house don't heave when the seasons change



You make sure the hole slope to the middle to pump out any ground water that may seep in.



You pour the foundation and make sure you add insane amounts of rebar to prevent any movement in the future. We also place drain pipes under the foundation so if water seeps in down the walls it can drain under the foundation towards the sump where it gets pumped out again.



You fill the foundation with 2 feet of gravel and tamp it down.



Then you build your crawlspace wall with treated wood. Now the beam can be installed on which the floor joists will rest




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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2017, 08:12:07 am »
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2017, 08:33:55 am »
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2017, 08:41:33 am »
SUB  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2017, 09:05:12 am »
Interesting....how did you learn so much about building methods over there?

Please keep it coming - I enjoy reading stuff like this.

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2017, 09:15:48 am »
schweet, sub  :sip:


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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2017, 09:35:44 am »
Interesting....how did you learn so much about building methods over there?

Please keep it coming - I enjoy reading stuff like this.

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Youtube (And I worked in the manufacturing of OSB, and then became involved with quality control and customer claims.I had to know why and how the product failed - was it the product or the contractor?, so I had to know the basics of construction)
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