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ShakerNorm

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Cold Lake, AB Canada
Always loved camping with my family when I was a kid (we had a 19' class C), especially when we went to places like Kananaskis Country (near the Mountains here in Alberta).  They even travelled half way across the country to see me when I recieved my Glider Pilot wings with the Air Cadets. I missed it dearly when they had to sell.  Now it's 20+ years later and I finally got the chance to buy a trailer.  When my fiance and daughter come here (from Honduras), I'll be able to take them around the country and show them how beautiful Canada can be, and how much fun it is to travel and learn about places, and meet new people.

It took me 2 months of repairs (rebuilt the rotted out roof, new lights, new brakes, new breakaway system and a LOT of cleaning), but now I have a reliable (albeit 30 years old) trailer that I hope will give my family the same enjoyment that my parents gave to me.

I've seen a few posts about people having to rebuild the roofs of their RV's - and here's some pics I took of the process that I did....Norm's Trailer

Hope to meet some new friends and see some sights along the way. 

Norm
 

Steve CDN

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Hello Norm and welcome to the RV Forum.  Looks like quite a project you've undertaken in restoring your trailer.

Are you planning to travel as far east as the Maritimes?

Thanks for joining us and hope you enjoy the RV Forum.
 

ShakerNorm

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Cold Lake, AB Canada
I'd sure like to, Steve - My mom was from Springhill (When Mom took us to meet Anne Murray when we were kids, Anne joked about how my Mom used to boot her out of the house for having bare, dirty feet......), but unfortunately, I've never been there.  I've always been a Prairie boy, but would LOVE to tour the rest of our great country.

Unfortunately, It'll be a few years, yet - I'm retiring from 21 years in the Air Force, and will be heading home to Calgary for a couple years of school, and then hoping to enter the "Real World" again.  Being a poor student again will mean that work and $$ will be Priority 1, but that's part of why I bought the trailer - so I CAN have some vacation time without breaking the bank.

Any plans for you coming out West?  Kananaskis Country is beautiful - as scenic as anywhere in Banff - without all the tourist crap.  Drumheller has one of the best Dinosaur museums in the world.  There's World Heritage Sites like Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Frank Slide, and lots more.  Anyone else in Southern Alberta, or planning on heading out this way?
 

Beverlyjk61

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Wow! That floral pattern in the decor reminds me of a bedspread and curtains I had in the 70's! Thanks for bringing back a fond memory!

Beverly
 

Steve CDN

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Any plans for you coming out West?

It's in the plans, but one of the problems for scheduling is coordinating required medical followups during the time we are in Canada in summer and arranging travel.

My mom was from Springhill

Unless Springhill has developed sradtically in the last couple of years, the only attraction is the A.M Museum...there was nothing else there th alst time I was in Springhill.  I associate Springhill more with the mining disaster than with A.M. ;D
 
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