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Motorhomes / Fr3 or winibago intent
« Last post by hdjimmi on Today at 07:21:41 PM »
New to the forum. Be gentle

Looking at both a fr3 and intent. Same year and miles


What are your thoughts on these 2 units?
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General Discussion / Re: Choosing the Right RV
« Last post by steveblonde on Today at 06:49:05 PM »
A 3/4 ton won't hold much of a camper at all
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General Discussion / Re: What is worth seeing in Canada?
« Last post by steveblonde on Today at 06:47:42 PM »
Went to AB,BC,YT last year and want to see the east coast of Canada this year any thing a must or  worth a look?

Depends on your point of view ive been here 46 years havent seen it all - what's worth seeing in the states especially with a 36% exchange rate -  Americans basically come here for free lol
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The Shade Tree / Re: I found a new tow vehicle
« Last post by nibroc on Today at 06:39:54 PM »



....Guess The General would have to take a back seat to that monster
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The Shade Tree / Re: I found a new tow vehicle
« Last post by Larry N. on Today at 06:18:33 PM »
Quote
A "Mighty Mike" Made for the emperor of Japan
Is that the 2-8-2 Mikado? They've been around a lot longer than that. Note these excerpts from Wikipedia:
  • The wheel arrangement name "Mikado" originated from a group of Japanese type 9700 2-8-2 locomotives that were built by Baldwin Locomotive Works for the 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) gauge Nippon Railway of Japan in 1897. In the 19th century, the Emperor of Japan was often referred to as "the Mikado" in English.
  • The 2-8-2 was one of the more common configurations in the first half of the 20th century, before dieselisation. Between 1917 and 1944, nearly 2,200 of this type were constructed by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO), Lima Locomotive Works and Baldwin, based on designs by the United States Railroad Administration (USRA).
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Newcomers' Corner / Re: RV travel alone
« Last post by Lynx0849 on Today at 06:09:04 PM »
Diesel fuel has 18% more BTUs per gallon, so a gas engine getting 10 MPG vs. a diesel getting 12 MPG are equally efficient.

Cost per mile is not as much of a factor now that ultra low sulfur diesel fuel costs the same or even more than gasoline in many places.

And with oil and filter changes costing twice as much for diesel vs. gas engines the difference in operating cost is further narrowed.

While there are more maintenance items on a diesel, the intervals are longer.
I put in DEF about every 3000 miles. Oil & filter every 15000 miles and fuel filters at 10000 miles.
Cost per mile not so different.

My fuel mileage with my 1 ton diesel is so much better than my old V8 gasser (1/2 ton).
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General Discussion / Re: How you can tell the wind is too strong...
« Last post by Larry N. on Today at 06:06:24 PM »
It may have, and he may have also been lightly loaded or empty. The difference with a motor home is that I am always max loaded and thus be less likely to tip.
Plus, your CG is lower.
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General Discussion / Re: What is worth seeing in Canada?
« Last post by docj on Today at 06:05:45 PM »
With all due respect, I'm not Canadian and I find the OP's post somewhat insulting.  He acts as if he's seen all of BC, YU and AB, although I wonder how long he spent touring those areas.  Over a couple of years we've spent a couple of months in those areas and we know that we haven't come close to seeing it all.  In AB alone, there is Jasper, Banff, the Columbia Icefields and, of course, the Calgary Stampede.

As for the rest of Canada there's a lot even before you get to Eastern Canada.  Putting aside Niagara Falls because it's already been mentioned, there's Ottawa and all the Canadian national museums and more.  There's Quebec City and all of Quebec Province; the closest you can have of being in Europe while still being in North America.  This summer we "discovered" Tadoussac, north of Quebec City, which is one of the premier whale-watching locations in North America.

Once you get to the Maritime provinces there are many more things to see.  To name just a few, there's Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Grand Pre, the fortress of Louisbourg, Charlottetown, several national parks in NB, PEI and NS, and lots more.

I strongly encourage you not to underestimate the richness of Canada, its culture and history.  We spend most of our summers there and don't, by any means, think we've seen it all.  This past summer we had the opportunity to spend two weeks in Newfoundland and wish we could have spent more time there.

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General Discussion / Re: How you can tell the wind is too strong...
« Last post by SargeW on Today at 06:05:38 PM »
It may have, and he may have also been lightly loaded or empty. The difference with a motor home is that I am always max loaded and thus be less likely to tip.
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General Discussion / Re: What is worth seeing in Canada?
« Last post by muskoka guy on Today at 05:32:10 PM »
All the cars and bikes with square wheels :o ;D
They only use those for the Nascar races up here.
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