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jagmanx
12-09-2016, 15:34
1 My thanks to Tony for his advice on LPG in Canada

2 We were thinking of sending our MH to Canada but
A) Too expensive
B) We would be without MH for up to 5 weeks so Other accmmodation needed
THUS
We will look to hire

Three options
1A) Fly to Vancouver
1B) Drive MH one way to say Edmonton
1C) Fly back from Edmonton

2A) Fly to Vancouver
2B) Drive to Halifax (NS)
2C) Fly back

3A) Fly to Montreal
3B) Drive one way to Halifax (NS)
3C) Fly back

Considerations
Option 1 would probably need 2 to 3 weeks
Option 2 would need at least 6 weeks
Option 3 Not really our favourite


Option 2 may require 8 weeks for comfort
Please note this year we drove to Nordkapp from Calais and back via Finland and Sweden
3.5 Months and 7000 miles

The only thing that puts me off option 2 is that I think the middle part may not be too interesting..but would be pleased to hear otherwise.

Any other ideas ?

Thanks Phil & Nida

magbrin
12-09-2016, 17:57
Hi, Phil
We are going back to BC next summer. You could (we will be) spending at least 6 weeks just in BC, and the Alberta Rockies. We do not know a lot about central Canada, but the East coast is worth a visit. We haven't hired a van there, yet, but hope to do so sometime - Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island & Newfoundland. Have you thought of doing it in two stages and fly between West and East coasts?
We had an amazing week in May last year - a weeks hire from Calgary. Went up to Jasper on the Icefields Parkway, and was just what was needed after sorting things out in Vancouver after Neil's accident. Do not miss that. The previous September we had driven across BC from Vancouver to the Rockies, and back, in 3 weeks, which was not nearly long enough, which is why we have planned another trip.
Happy to answer any specific questions, if I can.
All the best to you both, and safe travels
Margaret

saxonborg
12-09-2016, 18:09
Not exactly on topic, but tried to follow your Scandinavia blog however it seemed to dry up mid trip. Did I miss something somewhere?

jagmanx
12-09-2016, 18:46
Not exactly on topic, but tried to follow your Scandinavia blog however it seemed to dry up mid trip. Did I miss something somewhere?

I could not get a fast enough connection on a 3g link so I posted on Facebook.

WE will have proper in house wi-fi soon
So I will post more info then ( 3 weeks)

jagmanx
12-09-2016, 18:54
Hi, Phil
We are going back to BC next summer. You could (we will be) spending at least 6 weeks just in BC, and the Alberta Rockies. We do not know a lot about central Canada, but the East coast is worth a visit. We haven't hired a van there, yet, but hope to do so sometime - Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island & Newfoundland. Have you thought of doing it in two stages and fly between West and East coasts?
We had an amazing week in May last year - a weeks hire from Calgary. Went up to Jasper on the Icefields Parkway, and was just what was needed after sorting things out in Vancouver after Neil's accident. Do not miss that. The previous September we had driven across BC from Vancouver to the Rockies, and back, in 3 weeks, which was not nearly long enough, which is why we have planned another trip.
Happy to answer any specific questions, if I can.
All the best to you both, and safe travels
Margaret

That is an excellent Idea !
You also seem to get a better deal on mileage with shorter rentals.
Also can return MH to the same location which is cheaper so 3 weeks on the west coast followed by maybe 2 weeks Nova Scotia etc may be the best plan.

2017 We plan All of Ireland (from Stranraer / Cairnryan) and Scotland again so I will look to visit Brin Herb again.

magbrin
12-09-2016, 19:11
2017 We plan All of Ireland (from Stranraer / Cairnryan) and Scotland again so I will look to visit Brin Herb again.

Again, off topic, but it looks as if the Highland Gathering will be the w/e of 17th/18th June next year, if you can make it. Otherwise, let us know if you are in the area, and you are welcome to camp here, anyway!

Tony Lee
12-09-2016, 19:27
No idea of rental costs for Canada, but in California, a standard class c about 26' long costs about $1500 per week. Problem with the whole of north america is there is a fair lump of quite boring scenery in between the interesting western states and the east

jagmanx
13-09-2016, 07:39
No idea of rental costs for Canada, but in California, a standard class c about 26' long costs about $1500 per week. Problem with the whole of north america is there is a fair lump of quite boring scenery in between the interesting western states and the east

Following on from the idea of...
1 Fly to West Coast
2 One Rental there
3 Fly to East Coast
4 On Rental there
5 Fly home
So missing out the boring bits (better use of Time and KM/Miles) also not using out MH in UK

I am now of the opinion it may be better to do 2 visits such as
Visit one 2018 a 3 week tour of West Coast only (return MH to pickup point) maybe 3 weeks
Visit two 2020 a 2 or 3 week tour of East Coast (eg Nova Scotia)

Rental costs not too bad
Flight Centre indicate maybe 3000 to 4000 including flights and MH rental..obviously fuel extra

Canada MH hire seems manageable you can get free km on some deals (eg up to 3 weeks)
Will give Flight Centre visit one my new scheme next year and see what they come up with
I have a good deal of experience at sourcing the various components directly/independently

Useful again from you ...Thanks Tony


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