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Old 06-23-2012, 11:58 PM   #1
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Married 30yrs.Camping always no.1 on ours and our childrens list of things to do. We have gone from tents to truck campers, too many class Cs to remember, class A to class B and now back to class A. Most of the units needed some tlc and we have never had one to a shop yet. Our latest unit was bought on EBAY sight unseen (pictures). We flew from Saskatoon to Florida to pick it up and then made a spectacular 2 week 12 State 5800 mi. trip though the U.S. and Canada whith only a screwdriver pliers and crescent wrench. But did have roadside ins.(We are not totally crazy)! We stayed at so many beautifull and interesting locations, met so many nice and helpful people along the way, that we are still in awe of the things we saw and the people we met. From the airports to the campground hosts and the borderguards (both countries), you all made our adventure a HUGE success. Steve

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Old 06-24-2012, 12:09 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard! Now come to California and see the west coast.

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Old 06-24-2012, 05:03 AM   #3
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Glad you enjoyed your stateside experience. Enjoy your new coach and have a great season. Safe travels.
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:38 AM   #4
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ooooops, lost the 1st part of my reply page.. anyway...

THAT was quite an adventure from Florida to Saskatchewan with only a screwdriver, pliers and a crescent wrench. You're a BRAVE man!!

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WOW welcome to the site! Can't wait to hear more about your travels.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:11 PM   #6
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:27 PM   #8
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Welcome to the forum and happy travels,

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Old 06-25-2012, 05:43 PM   #10
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Hello, welcome to IRV2. That is some adventure. Glad you enjoyed it. Hope you get out and enjoy more adventures in the years to come. Safe travels.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:46 PM   #11
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Saskatchewan or bust, Grandora that is

Thanks for reading our post.
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We got off the plane in Pensacola, Florida with 2 carryon suitcases of clothes. The couple we bought the motorhome from met us and we won't go into all the details but our perfect adventure went something like this. The motorhome was parked in a Walmart parking lot - yay we spent our first night in our 1997 Endeavor 38 ft diesel pusher at Walmart. Hence we have a screwdriver, pliers, and crescent wrench. We also stocked up on some items needed for travelling. You need to understand that we started this trip with no plans, no reservations, and no though of how far we were away from home - but just wanted to have fun. We drove through Alabama and Mississippi to Louisiana where we started experiencing problems when the transmission went into limp mode. We were in the heart of New Orleans and needed to get off the interstate asap. Took the first off ramp we saw, went 2 blocks and an RV campground magically appeared. Pulled up to the gates, they opened and the attendant came to ask for our reservation # which we didn't have. She said they had a spot for us and we pulled in. We pulled out the manuals and found out the problem was ours, we should have been down shifting the transmission when driving in the 95 degree heat. Now, to find out where we were (no GPS) - one block away from the French quarter and 4 blocks from Bourbon Street in a high RV park with pool, hot tub, party room, full service. Spent a day and a half there doing the touristy things, listening to a top jazz musician/band at one of the hotels and having a few wobbly pops. The chance of managing to stay in the heart of New Orleans by accident is ??? But this is how our trip seemed to go. Will post more as time permits.

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