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Old 05-10-2012, 10:07 AM   #1
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Hello everyone. We are new to IRV2. We have used the forum for info and decided to join. We are planning a long trip that includes several provinces in Canada. We are finding a lot of things we never thought of. Does anyone have suggestions for anything we might need? Or suggestions on staying in communications on the road? Our Cell phone carrier will not work in Canada. Any help will be appreciated.

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Howdy and welcome! We have not been to Canada in our RV, so hopefully others can help you out. Have fun!

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Welcome to the forum - lots of good info - haven't been to Canada but my guess is there will be lots of people to help. Happy Rving
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:30 AM   #5
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Hello RnT, welcome to IRV2. I have not traveled to Canada so I can't help you there. Many of our members have and I am sure someone will be here soon to answer your questions. Safe travels.
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Welcome! Canada huh? Cant say I can be of help, but do plan on a trip up there too... someday
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We live in Canada, have been in every Province and territory and in every US State except Rhode Island, may get there someday. Planning a big trip this summer of >10K miles through the US and Canada.

Where would you plan to go in Canada? There is a lot to see and you will find people willing to help.

For communications you might want to buy a prepaid sim card from a Canadian Provider if you are going to be in Canada for some time. Roaming charges on a US voice or data might be expensive. Particulary roaming SMS charges can eat you up. We have a T-Mobile card for voice and Data we pay as we go while in the US. Best to have an unlocked 4g phone then all you need is a sim card. If your phone can function as a wifi hotspot you should be able to connect your computer up in most any built up area and along main highways. But there are many boondock locations in remote areas where cell coverage could be spotty. Almost all campgrounds and many areas and food outlets have free WiFi.

Hope I provided some valued info.

Good luck and happy RVing.
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Thanks Libero. We are planning to cross over on Hw 29 in Nouth Dakota and head west to Alaska. Have found checking the internet that most campgrounds offer wifi. Just some concern about breakdowns or emergencies with no cell phone. I will explore getting the prepaid sim card as you suggested. Any other info you have on what to do or not to do would be appreciated. Thanks

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