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Old 07-02-2016, 07:22 PM   #1
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Heading to Newfoundland Canada end of July. Should I take my 40 Dutch Star and toad or leave coach in Sedney, NS, and sign up for a 7 day tour with rental car?
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Old 07-02-2016, 10:28 PM   #2
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I'll see if I can find the link to the, Newfoundland ferry, home page.
Didn't get to the " Rock " when we were in Nova Scotia in 2010.
Price was scary and restrictions on access to the RV on the trip to deal with the pets put us off and then there was the September hurricane.
If the prices are the same ratio to hotels ; as a visit to Vancouver Island on the west coast , it takes about three weeks staying in RV to justify the cost of taking the rig.
I'll be back.

EDIT: Ferry web site .

www.marineatlantic.ca
The short ferry looks like $450 each way , 2 seniors a car, ( driven on separately) and 40" RV.
From what I've heard; Very few places accessible with a coach so best to have toad for day trips . Many people don't do a return to the short ferry route after driving across the island ; but the long ferry prices out at over double the cost of the short route. $945 for the same one way trip.
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Old 07-03-2016, 09:05 AM   #3
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We made the trip a couple of years ago and if you don't know anyone that lives there to show you around you should take a tour. They do have motor home tours but I don't know how to contact them. There was one on our ferry crossing of about 10 MH's. There are many things to see and without a guide you might miss the best ones.
PS. Try to take the Cabot Trail on Cape Britian.
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Old 07-04-2016, 10:31 AM   #4
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I lived on the "rock" for about 14 years off and on while in the army.
Since then I've been back about a year ago to see my first grandchild. We drove in our 2013 Edge from Ontario.

My son want us to stay longer and use the MH, but honestly I think it is too expensive unless you are staying several weeks. If you only allocate a week I think the car rental is the best bet. Book well in advance as during summer the cars are limited.

It is a very beautiful place to visit but very expensive to live. The cost of a liter of gas went up almost 20 cents recently plus an additional tax was just added so it will be around $1.30 a liter.
So converting to US gallons you will pay around $4.90 CAD a gallon.

I would still go as the scenery etc is worth it and the people are very friendly.
(I should know, I married one)

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Old 11-03-2017, 04:03 PM   #5
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We are thinking of heading up to Newfoundland on a trip in our 35' DP Winnebago. Would love to hear how your trip went and any suggestions you might have...
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one of the best trips we have ever taken and a must see,we took our 40ft with toad on the ferry for about $400 one way and its a 8 hour trip which included sleeping quarters, we stayed about 30 days and seen about 50% of the rock,this is a big place, amazing people and scenery, don't worry about rv parks because there are a lot of them and really well looked after. from the inland freshwater fjords and table lands like afghanistan to the puffins the country is incredible, and in june or july you will see the giant icebergs coming down from Labrador which is a site to see, cant say enough about this trip, if you do make it make sure in the restaurant you order pan fried cod and scrunchins . YOU CANT GET LOST IF YOU DONT CARE WERE YOUR GOING
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Many coach's stay at the base of Kings Mountain Camp Ground and drive to Sydney and others take ferry to N.F. with their MH's and stay there in CG's.
Here is info on the Camp ground, when I took people up there.
Great areas to travel and you can see many things in the two week caravan we had.
Made about four trips mostly Tattoo and P.E.I. other years C.B. in place of P.E.I.

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