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Old 09-26-2014, 10:15 PM
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Maiden Voyage for our new 5er

We just returned from a trip around a part of the Canadian Maritime Provinces with our new Montana High Country, In total we drove 3917 miles with an average fuel MPG of 14.3 for the trip. Broken down, 2100 miles with the trailer attached, 1800 miles sight seeing. Nary a problem with either the truck or the trailer though I did use a bit more DEF then expected so had to add a jug in Maine on the way home. I did find that the overall length (~59 feet total) on some of the Eastern US and Canada roads made for a few 'exciting' moments PLUS, the BlowMax tires held up just fine. This is a photo of the trailer on a Lake Champlain ferry. The azz end is almost hanging off the stern:



... and some of the wildlife of Nova Scotia waters, a gift from a fellow camper - snow crab legs (we still have a few left):

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Sounds like a nice trip. Glad truck and trailer did well.
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We have never made that trip, but I have had several customers who have and all recommended it highly. Glad to hear you had a good time!


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Sounds like great time!


Might want to invest in a GPS for RV's to help with staying out of the tight turns and inner city.
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Glad you had a good time, and no issues along the way. Makes for a much more relaxing trip.

Been up that way twice. Really enjoyed it both times. Wanted to move there after retirement.

Post more pics if you can, always like to live vicariously through someone elses adventure.
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Might want to invest in a GPS for RV's to help with staying out of the tight turns and inner city.
Scott - unfortunately even an RV GPS wont help in tight quarter campgrounds and show low hanging trees
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Scott - unfortunately even an RV GPS wont help in tight quarter campgrounds and show low hanging trees
I carry a tree pruner for those low hanging trees.
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Glad you had a good time, and no issues along the way. Makes for a much more relaxing trip.

Been up that way twice. Really enjoyed it both times. Wanted to move there after retirement.

Post more pics if you can, always like to live vicariously through someone elses adventure.
Thomas - I'll put up a Photobucket file soon so you can again live through pictures. This was our second trip and quite probably will go again once we make another USA circuit

As far as living/retiring in Canada, and the maritimes - I too could consider it, especially PEI, but the winters, according to every resident we talked, to would do me in. Then the cost of living, $25 twelve packs of beer, 14-15 percent sales tax, and lack of easily found common goods outside of the large cities would devastate my savings and pension.
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Great to see you had wonderful and enjoying travel. Nothing like taking your own house with you! These stories make the day start out right!
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Looks like a great trip -- Thanks for sharing!
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