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Old 03-20-2018, 10:36 AM   #15
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:42 PM   #16
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Nolan, make sure you install at least a 50Watt or bigger Solar Panel to keep the battery charged and when you cooler is plugged in make sure it is when your driving because any kind of fridge/cooler sucks battery power out real quick. Also install a 1000W Inverter to keep all your and your kids play things charged up like phone, computers, camera batteries etc. etc. You could install it to the roof of the trailer, as there glues out there where you cannot pull it off after it is installed and the fellow who explained it showed one could not pull off after a few seconds so make sure it is where you want it right off or your not going to get it off, also there are Commercial Grade Velcro on the market that is just as good as the Glue. Pick up a Propane stove for cooking on the picnic table in a campground when weather is nice, same goes for cheap BBQ, you can pack some of this in the TV but remember the weight ration. What is the weight a Mazda 5 can tow and carry and tongue weight??.
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Old 03-22-2018, 05:50 PM   #17
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I fiberglass mounting brackets onto the roof. Daughter tried glue and the panels did not arrive at the campground.
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:36 PM   #18
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Looks like Canadian Tire has the 100 watt solar panel on sale for $179.99 which is an awesome deal, that is in Alberta not sure if it is across Canada.
I have one of those on my 21'fancy trailer and the work awesome.
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:19 PM   #19
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:49 PM   #20
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If nothing else nolan you will have a great adventure.
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Old 03-23-2018, 12:54 AM   #21
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The panels might be lower priced but they will probably rape you on shipping costs.
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:13 AM   #22
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I've always gone with the 75% rule. That is don't load or pull more than 75% of your tv capacity. It makes for a much more relaxing trip. Like you I don't like going over 90kph, it really eats into your fuel economy when you do.
I see you you are doing a coast to coast and back again trip and I can't help but think that 4 weeks may make it a bit rushed. That's a lot of driving and maybe not enough time for site seeing. Limiting yourself to 90kmh will make for some very long days behind the wheel.
We are doing a similiar trip this year but we'll be taking 7 weeks to allow for lots of site seeing stops and rest days.
Hope the trip goes well for you.
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Old 03-23-2018, 09:24 AM   #23
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oh oh that is tough!


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Old 03-27-2018, 03:42 PM   #24
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loooong trip carefully planned

Ok, so all in, we're doing 10,000 kms in 4 weeks. I've planned it out so that we are doing around 450 - 550 kms a day, at average of 80 km/h is 7 hours behind the wheel.

Now, 2 drivers, stops every couple of hours to stretch legs, see sights, and yes they will be long days but its summer and we will have plenty of daylight hours.

Plus, we'll be staying over 2-3 nights at some places to get a break too.

The destination is the journey, and combined with the love of driving, I"m feeling more looking-forward than daunted by this. Time will tell.

That said, I've had an interesting RV park booking experience with Trailer Inns of WA. More about that in a separate post.
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Old 03-27-2018, 07:08 PM   #25
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Brenda welcome to our group there are some real pros here who can help you along the way. we may be passing through Canada this summer are the us officials picky on doggies?


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Not sure about dogs as I have never camped with dogs before so it will all be new to me. I have noticed that some parks are not very inviting to out 4 legged friends as their rules say limited access or no dogs at all so I would read before I camp :-)
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Old 03-27-2018, 07:41 PM   #26
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HI Bob

We've often taken our golden retriever across the border (day trip) at Peace Arch crossing. Whether it has to do with our Nexus cardholder status, I don't know but we've always had the ownership papers and vaccination records with us, and of most importance to the border folk, proof of rabies shots. Even though we've never been asked, we've been sure to have those papers ready, and they will come with us this summer too.

As for RV parks and dogs, maybe I've been lucky, but on both sides of the border (along TransCanada and I-90), I've never encountered a campsite / RV park that was not dog friendly.

Sure, one has to keep dogs on-leash and no aggressive / intimidating types (rottweilers, dobermans, pit bulls etc) nomatter how well trained, but that's only fair to other campground users. Some do have dog walks or fully enclosed dog off-leash areas, so keep looking - they do exist.
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