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Tequila

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Posted: 07/09/20 10:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

i must admit I have never been unable to understand why people take commercial caravans in Canada & the US, Mexico I can understand, different language and culture, different laws and no large RV parking lots next to attractions. I have notice some don't even travel as a group, they just tell them where to meet for the stop. The only real advantage I see is having RV parks reserved for you

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Coming from the boating community, we often would get two to ten boats together that were heading in the same direction. Many were new boaters that just wanted the security of having someone else along. We all got together before each leg of the trip and discussed our departure, route and stops. If anyone wanted to go their separate ways, we wished them a safe passage. We traveled together for the most part and often agreed to stops and side trips. Everyone paid their own expenses. We would make marina reservations as a group for each stop. These same things can be accomplished with an RV. Just start asking around and posting in RV forums. I would bet you could put a group together and keep your ten grand in the bank for a while. You would also probably find some experienced RVers or folks that have made the trip before to help lead the group. Good luck in whatever your choice is. Chuck

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Even after living in the big city for a long time, I'd far rather be in Grande Prairie trying to plan a route to Dawson Creek than in Katy, TX trying to figure out the best way to pull a 39' fifth wheel through Ewe-stun to Louisiana.


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PA12DRVR wrote:

Even after living in the big city for a long time, I'd far rather be in Grande Prairie trying to plan a route to Dawson Creek than in Katy, TX trying to figure out the best way to pull a 39' fifth wheel through Ewe-stun to Louisiana.


What a hoot! One road, divided, 2 lanes each way, Grande Prairie to Dawson Creek. Narrows and gets a bit slow at Pouce Coupe.

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