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Old 01-17-2015, 08:46 AM   #15
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Cabot Trail

I lived in Nova Scotia for 24 years. I`ve driven the Cabot Trail many times. My advice is DO NOT ATTEMPT DRIVING IT WITH A MOTORHOME please listen to your wife, unless you want to give her a heart attack.
It is a very beautiful scenic drive enjoy it but in your toad. IMHO


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Old 01-17-2015, 09:05 AM   #16
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I have been in the Maritimes for 40 years and been driving the Cabot Trail in both small and large vehicles no problem suggest going clockwise so navigator will be more confortable, Some of the hills in Sedona and Grand Canyon route driven last year in a 36' MH are mountains compared to the hills in Cape Breton.

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Old 01-17-2015, 10:53 AM   #17
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We drove the Cabot Trail in a 27' Class C about 10 years ago. Those who say "it's no big problem" are correct, but now that I know what the route is like I would classify it as one of those "I could drive it in the MH, but I'll be a lot more relaxed if I drive it in the toad."

IMHO this sort of thread is often populated by people who get a "macho" satisfaction because "they did it", but, my approach to life is more of "do I need to do it?" or is there a less stressful way to approach the problem. I think you will have far more fun driving your toad and you'll be able to pull over and enjoy the views with a lot less planning required.
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Good post by docj, above, and i agree. Just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you SHOULD do it. In the case of a road like the Cabot Trail, perhaps we should give consideration to other road users who tend to resent "being caught behind a motorhome." It's a hilly, twisty road which, IMHO, can best be enjoyed in a car or on a motorcycle.
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:00 PM   #19
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DocJ is right. You will enjoy it more in the toad. I would do it a MH, but only if I had no toad available.
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So , if I don't want to drag the tt, where do I leave it?
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:50 AM   #21
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So , if I don't want to drag the tt, where do I leave it?
There are a number of campgrounds on Cape Breton Island that you can use as a base of operations while seeing the Cabot Trail.
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:20 PM   #22
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We drove it in our tow car. We stopped several times along the road in small turnouts to enjoy the scenery and to take pictures.

There are a limited number of larger turnouts where you could stop with a motorhome. You will be mostly driving in a motorhome because there will not be lots of places to stop along the way.

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If I could talk DW into it again, I would just do 2 hrs up the Cabot Trail and back. We camped at Baddeck, took the F150 and did it clockwise, took 7 hrs to do the whole thing and get back to Baddeck. Hair pin turns with 25km posted limit and DW would yell for me to do 5km.
Altimeter on gps would go from 30m to 450m as you climbed up the sides of the mountain, then drive across the flat top and then down to sea level again.
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Being from Nova Scotia , I can safely say...the fall is truly the best time to view all the vibrant colors. But yes, leave the motorhome in Beddeck and use the toad for the loop.

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