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Old 07-17-2012, 08:57 PM   #1
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I initially joined the Forum in order to ask for help with a fridge problem. I solved the problem before I submitted my question. Thanks to this forum for some great tips and lots of interesting reading. I will learn lots.

We purchased a used Lionel (Canadian Built) in 1994 and upgraded to a larger Palomino in 2000. Both are "Hardtops", as we refer to them on this side of the border. As a child growing up we had a Sears and Woods "tent" trailers and a Nimrod Supreme hardtop - it was deluxe for early 70's. I guess that adds up to 28 years in Pop-ups. Our bigest trip was coast to coast and back in 29 days - 8100 miles, 21 setups, one trailer flat tire.

While I always thought I had to be off the ground, I also enjoy true lightweight camping - backpacking actually. Keeping the load under 45 pounds, including tent, bag/mattress, stove/fuel, pots, food, water and clothing is great fun. There are so many places and views that can only be found by hikers and I really enjoy both worlds. Someday I'll share winter camping experiences. As we like to say when it is 0 or 5 degrees - the mosquitoes aren't bad.

I'll spend most of my time in the Pop-up Forum. Thanks for building and running the site.

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New Brunswick, Canada, not New Jersey.

I initially joined the Forum in order to ask for help with a fridge problem. I solved the problem before I submitted my question. Thanks to this forum for some great tips and lots of interesting reading. I will learn lots.

We purchased a used Lionel (Canadian Built) in 1994 and upgraded to a larger Palomino in 2000. Both are "Hardtops", as we refer to them on this side of the border. As a child growing up we had a Sears and Woods "tent" trailers and a Nimrod Supreme hardtop - it was deluxe for early 70's. I guess that adds up to 28 years in Pop-ups. Our bigest trip was coast to coast and back in 29 days - 8100 miles, 21 setups, one trailer flat tire.

While I always thought I had to be off the ground, I also enjoy true lightweight camping - backpacking actually. Keeping the load under 45 pounds, including tent, bag/mattress, stove/fuel, pots, food, water and clothing is great fun. There are so many places and views that can only be found by hikers and I really enjoy both worlds. Someday I'll share winter camping experiences. As we like to say when it is 0 or 5 degrees - the mosquitoes aren't bad.

I'll spend most of my time in the Pop-up Forum. Thanks for building and running the site.

Peter
Welcome to the forum. We are fulltimers in our 5th wheel and love the lifestyle, it has been over a year now. This is my favorite site for info, etc. At the moment we are in New Brunswick & plan on doing some touring around here. Our first stop is in Woodstock, now we are planning on going to Grand Manan, as I was there 31yrs ago as an exchange student. We are going to spend a few days there, then plan on driving the Fundy coast to PEI later. Again welcome to the site from another Canuck, Jeannine, Joe & Sandra (no pets).
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Hello, and Welcome to iRV2. From the other Coast.

Enjoyed the East coast when we toured 2 years ago. One comment; to the people who named " Hopewell Rocks " come to the west coast well show you some real ROCKS.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:58 PM   #4
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Grand Manan is great. Avoid low tide or near low tide because the angle of the ramp on or off the ferry gets quite sharp. Google Fundy tide tables. I highly recommend Fundy National Park - Chignecto North campground for the size of your unit and the only one with services. A Great bakery and lobster shops in Alma. And Skip 426 liked our Hopewell Cape rocks They do get covered by the highest tides in the world twice a day, but no, they do not compare to the west.

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Hi Peter, welcome to the forum. Enjoy your camping.
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