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Old 05-03-2014, 10:41 PM   #401
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Attachment 11814We just bought a Jayco Eagle 338 RLTS TT. It is 36' 10" (39' overall) and just as nice as a 5er. It seems manufacturers are starting to make high end TTs as nice as 5ers now. We have most of the options including the ledgestone fireplace and king bed. Trust me it is beautiful inside and out and even has washer/dryer hookups, two ac units and 50 amp service. My wife is claustrophobic and doesn't like the reduced headroom of a 5er so we bought this TT. It has full height ceilings (7'). I had to upgrade my TV suspension with a Roadmaster kit, but all is well...
What is your TV? That TT has a GVRW of nearly 11K!
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How much is the ferry ride round trip to NL?
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:07 PM   #403
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And now for something completely different. Didn't buy it for cars specifically, primary use is planned to be boats. Nfld ferry is not cheap. With this new setup im in the $700 Cdn range.
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How much is the ferry ride round trip to NL?
You can go on the Marine Atlantic web site and get all the information you need. You are charged by the foot and for the occupants of the vehicle. When you book ahead on line you pay the full amount. There is fuel surcharge added that may be refunded according to the price of fuel on the date of travel. Our combination is 52' with bicycles mounted on the front of the tv. The Marine Atlantic personnel are extremely friendly, they measured us at 50' so we got a refund for that.
It is a big beautiful Province and you need a minimum of 3 weeks to see it and make the price for the Ferry worth while. As they say in "Noofinland", "fill yer boots".
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Picked up a my new piece of equipment Saturday night and was loaded by Tuesday afternoon. These three pieces are headed to St. John's. Newfoundland.

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Ok so I gotta ask, how do you load these smaller trailers on the big one? Looks like the 2 boat trailers are missing wheels????
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:19 PM   #407
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Ok so I gotta ask, how do you load these smaller trailers on the big one? Looks like the 2 boat trailers are missing wheels????
I was thinking the same thing...must have been hoist available to load with.
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Ok so I gotta ask, how do you load these smaller trailers on the big one? Looks like the 2 boat trailers are missing wheels????
Helicopter.......

actually a forklift at the marina / dealership.
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Helicopters, hah
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10.5 MPG sounds pretty good to me that's for sure. Especially if you have a 4:10 diff. I was going to check out the commecial RV delivery thing but didn't think that they would hire Canadians (according to some blogs). I guess that's not true. Absolute best of luck!!!
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looks good! So are you now truly working for yourself or do you have a broker?
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:36 PM   #412
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looks good! So are you now truly working for yourself or do you have a broker?
Technically speaking I am an owner / operator for another 1 man operation. He finds the work and does some driving as well. Works good for me. He finds all the work, covers any cross border paperwork, etc....
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Always look forward to your updates. That 4 lane hwy in NB and NS must really help with travel time. It will be nice when the 4 lane is all done in Quebec.
Ontario must seem like a bottle neck when heading west on mostly 2 lane hwy. We are heading west in June, do you think it is realistic to cover From the Ottawa area to Sault Ste.Marie and then Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay in 2 days? We have only driven to Sault Ste. Marie, over 2 days, back in 2007. Is there lots of diesel with good access? Any advice would be welcome.
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Always look forward to your updates. That 4 lane hwy in NB and NS must really help with travel time. It will be nice when the 4 lane is all done in Quebec.
Ontario must seem like a bottle neck when heading west on mostly 2 lane hwy. We are heading west in June, do you think it is realistic to cover From the Ottawa area to Sault Ste.Marie and then Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay in 2 days? We have only driven to Sault Ste. Marie, over 2 days, back in 2007. Is there lots of diesel with good access? Any advice would be welcome.
I just did the Ottawa to Sault Ste Marie part a few weeks ago. Long day but not bad. Sault to Thunder Bay is also quite manageable. Both days are 8 plus hours of driving plus stops. Lots of fuel but kind of spaced apart. I carry 110 gallons so I wasn't looking as hard as others. Roads were horrible around Sudbury if i recall.
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I just did the Ottawa to Sault Ste Marie part a few weeks ago. Long day but not bad. Sault to Thunder Bay is also quite manageable. Both days are 8 plus hours of driving plus stops. Lots of fuel but kind of spaced apart. I carry 110 gallons so I wasn't looking as hard as others. Roads were horrible around Sudbury if i recall.
Thanks for the response. We figured around 9 or 10 hours. We usually carry a 5 gallon jic and might add another.
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Few more trips. Headed out today for a load of ATVs, snowmobiles, and sea-doos...should be interesting. I need to go back to the boat location and pick up that one covered in the red tarp in the next few days.

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Cool pics! Thanks for the updates. This thread is like watching our very own JOF "Shipping Wars" episode.
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So Green, how are you finding this kind of towing compared to the RV towing?
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