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Old 07-20-2015, 10:57 PM   #43
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You're going to have to keep all of us posted how this whole thing works out for you. I'd be interested in seeing a blog and pictures of your adventures.


Good luck!
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You're going to have to keep all of us posted how this whole thing works out for you. I'd be interested in seeing a blog and pictures of your adventures.


Good luck!
I'm seriously thinking of starting a blog and if I do I shall post the url here.
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:53 AM   #45
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Friday august 7th we shove off, first stop Capilano RV Park in West Vancouver to visit with Daughter and son in law and grandson.
Had a bit of work done on our rig.

All wheel bearings done.
dif oil changed
tranny oil and filter
engine oil and filter
brake fluid changed
new brake pads all around and rotors in perfect shape
spark bolts and wires
grease grease grease
new cooling fan on tranny cooler
new serpentine belt and tensioner pulley
checked oil cooler flow
cleaned all radiators
new tires all around
new engine coolant
they found a couple of wires around frame that were wearing and fixed
checked spare hung under rear end and it's in great shape.
LED tail/stop and clearance lights and 1 new headlight
New 32" LED smart telly up forward and threw out telly from bedroom, just weight we never use.

and last but not least, a new RV Armour roof job, took them 3 days and they really laid it on and embedded my solar panel wiring to give the ultimate UV protection for the cables. cable loops under panels are shaded thus protected

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Old 08-02-2015, 04:01 PM   #46
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Mentor;
Good luck and Have a blast!!

Look forward to reading about your adventures.

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Good luck and Have a blast!!

Look forward to reading about your adventures.

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Thanks, I think I'll start a blog and post the URL here later this week or early next as we can do this on the road using our phones as a hotspot.
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Old 08-02-2015, 06:31 PM   #48
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We are planning on traveling extensively for a long time, as long as health will permit. We have our eye on a spot in Salou Spain that we can get for cheap and put full hookups in and use this for a winter home base. The DW is currently in Ireland shopping for a home to use sporadically in the summers but mainly summers will be spent touring the northern countries, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia etc. We know our coach is a little large for some roads such as the Connor Pass in County Kerry Ireland but buses travel that route and there are occasional pullouts that allow to pass. Check it out on google maps. In our travels on the continent we have encountered a number of our rigs and spoken with a few who say the restrictions due to size are minimal in most areas and they never go into the city with them. We use a 150CC Piaggio Fly 150 for local transport, it hangs on a carrier on the stern of our unit.
Getting the rig there is not a problem, electric is not a problem nor is propane, the trouble is getting insurance and I asked the DW to ask anyone she may see there in a big rig that appears to be foreign. I have inquiries out to some of the large insurers and hope to have info this week and will post here.
Best deal for insurance, tourinsure.de
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Have a Great Trip!

And do keep us all posted on how things are going. I love traveling in Europe but don't have the nerve to take our motorhome over. Trains work well
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Old 08-08-2015, 03:09 AM   #50
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The odyssey has begun

It began this evening, Friday Aug 7, 2015
Left our home on the 9:30 pm ferry bound for West Vancouver to visit with our grandson and his parents.
Photo upload problems tonight, will post later.
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Godspeed. You have more guts than I do. I envy your trip and your adventurous spirit.
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Godspeed. You have more guts than I do. I envy your trip and your adventurous spirit.
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We never let fear and common sense hold us back.
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As what i expected and told you AXA insurance
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No advice, just encouragement.


Have a great trip. The tour busses go everywhere. No reason you can't do the same.


God Speed!
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Day 5 of the cross Canada trek

Thanks for all the good wishes dudes and dudettes. Right now we are in Valemount BC then on to Jasper AB. This is going to be a very long crossing of this fine country of ours, we shall be zigging and zagging to cover all that we want to see before loading the coach in Halifax.
Can't get pics to upload from this wifi site.
The coach has been running great and 9.5 MPG through the Duffy lake road and up to Little Fort BC. For those that know the Duffy Lake route it is a very trying and difficult road with 13% grades on switchbacks both up and down at 10 kmh in many turns. Hope to hit 12 mpg on the prairie.
The new brake pads did smell some for the first few descents even using engine braking.

If we had some ham we could have ham and eggs if we had some eggs
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Well here it is the 30th of August and so far we only got as far as Portage la Prairie MB after leaving the west coast on the 7th. Will probably have this coach on a ship by early Oct. as it's all arranged other than the exact date.
We've decided to buy a home in Europe to have a home base to hide in the winter if necessary.
We shall start a blog once settled somewhere in Europe and get it up to date as we have been keeping extensive diary as well as pics.
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