Storm clouds over the prairies with some rain in the distance near Cabri Regional Park, Saskatchewan, Canada! Photo taken September 23, 2017.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Cabri Regional Park, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Where are they going next? Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on September 25th. Ottawa, Ontario on September 27th. Barbados on October 25th!

Friday, August 25, 2017

More blog reading visitors

We don't have many reservations at this time of year. In fact, I checked back in the blog to see what I was saying at this time last year and the year before... and it's the same thing. Still, we have a few campers who are enjoying the park when it is quiet. And although we don't have many reservations, we do get a few campers who show up unannounced.

Like Jim and Judy from British Columbia.

They read our blog and made a little detour to come and stay at the park and see us for a couple of days.

Always interesting to see the rigs that other people drive. We're always more curious about the smaller sized ones and how they're laid out. Big rigs are interesting too, but because we would never own one there is not the same enthusiasm.

The first thing I thought when I saw Jim and Judy's setup was... Mexico! This would be a great sized rig for Mexico and it even comes with a scooter on the back!

Jim and Judy with their 2008 Adventurer 200WR.

It's an ex-rental unit. We've known several people who have bought ex-rental units and have been very happy with them. For the right price, I wouldn't hesitate to buy an ex-rental.

I didn't take any interior photos, but it's got a really nice rear seating area with a big rear bay window. That would be great at some of the scenic campsites that we often use. And that rear seating area does become a bed, but until they aren't able to climb up there, they will continue to use the cab over bed.

Nice little unit, but once again, there is no perfect RV. Everything is a trade-off. The size and maneuverability would be great, along with the better fuel economy of a smaller unit, but there is a real lack of storage space. But, you find a way to make do. You would just have to bring less "stuff" with you!

Today is August 25th... and we leave the park on September 25th. One month to go!

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Adventure medical kit. Ultralight, and watertight! Ruth and I keep one of these in our day pack. Great little kit, and on sale right now!


The larger kit is available in Canada, also at a decent price...





18 comments:

  1. If I ever bought one that would be my size, that or a separate travel trailer unit of smaller size

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    1. If I ever had to drive one it would need to be this size as well, not sure we could live full time in one this size but for traveling down to South America for a year or so, we could. :-)

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  2. X2, Cheapchick -- "that would be my size." However, as Kevin said, there is no such thing as a perfect RV. My problem with this one on the bad roads in South America would be the over cab section of the RV, the windows in that section and the over cab is not solid fiberglass. There is a blog (which no longer is alive) from Tom and Angela while traveling South America (Kevin remembers), and Tom records all the times he had to take a break to repair a leak in the over cab section and eventually rebuild it all together. Also, Tioga George had all the overcab windows removed to stop leaks, fiberglassed as one piece and used the area for storage.

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    1. I think a lot would have to do with how fast you drive. The faster you travel the more jostling about there is and the more chance of things coming loose. Not saying that speed will cause a problem but it certainly doesn't help. I can't see the roads being any worse than some of the ones that we have been on in Mexico and Sherman has stood up to those. I guess you also have to be careful when buying a unit with the cabover, to make sure that there isn't already a problem with leakage.

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  3. Nice to have them visit, Before we went full-time we had a 23 ft class C and loved it , no towed needed, but not enough storage, so search and found this coach that we love, a little bigger than we wanted but works perfect for us, though with some limitations.

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    1. Yes, it was nice that they stopped by and I think they enjoyed their visit.

      Not sure if we could full time in something that small but I know we could do it for a year or so if it was to go down to South America. I have to say we do like the size of Sherman, we certainly wouldn't go bigger.

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  4. Bien dicho on the type of rv. Your header picture is my kind of place!

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    1. Thanks Chris! I am sure you and Juan would like something like this motorhome as well.

      That spot was so pretty and so quiet. We wished we had better weather the next day so that we could have taken the kayak out for a ride before we moved on.

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  5. Hi would like to know where to buy ex rentals please. Also if you are still keeping an eye out for someone to rent theirs to us..or swap our farm for for a while..cheers from Tasmania

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    1. The best place would be with the RV rental companies themselves. The only other place I can think of would just be googling RV rentals for sale.

      If we hear of anyone willing to lend out their RV in exchange for staying on your farm in Tasmania, we will certainly send them your way.

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  6. How fun to get a visit from some blog readers. They look like they've got a sweet little RV for their adventuring.

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    1. We have been lucky to have had a few blog readers come our way this summer. Yes, they have a nice little RV for touring around in.

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  7. Wouldn't you be worried about the scooter getting stolen in Mexico? We often take a rooftop box and even though it's secured (with locks!), we still worry.

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    1. No not really, if we had one it would be well secured on it's rack. We have never had a problem with our bikes while we have traveled around Mexico throughout the years, so I really don't think the scooter would be than much different.

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  8. We were looking at exrental units as well. Some are very well priced but we found most very small and poor layouts. Also storage is a problem for long term. One month and your on your way again we can hardly wait for the blogs on your next great adventure!

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    1. Keep looking, I am sure you will find the right one eventually. The one thing that we find with storage, the more storage you have the more "stuff" you bring and with the more you bring the more chance you have of being overweight. We find we really have to keep an eye on that because it really doesn't take much to make the unit too heavy.

      Less than one month now! Can you tell, we are just a little bit excited. :-)

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  9. We didn't even know you could buy ex-rental units. Good deal.

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    1. We were checking out prices and again it is definitely a lot cheaper to buy an ex-rental down there than it is to buy one up here in Canada. We didn't see any good deals on the ones we quickly looked at here in Canada! :-(

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