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Just looking at fuel right now…average in my area right now in eastern Ontario is between $5.65-6.04 per gallon. Using gas buddy, I can see northern NY is in a range of $3.40-3.60 per gallon. Now, I fudge high for this example, so even $3.60 at a 30% exchange is $4.68 per gallon in Canuck bucks. A dollar cheaper per gallon than up here.

Most stations in northern NY is $3.40…so $4.42 per gallon for this Canuck. So, even our cheapest gas up here is $1.23/gallon more expensive.

Now, math for you, my American friend, would be different as your exchange rate goes the other way!

Newfoundland is a highly under-rated destination! One of our best trips!
I am not sure if you are saying I have it better when crossing the border or worse. However, I can tell you that even with the exchange we pay much more in NL for everything we purchase. Not to mention the 15% HST! We have wonderful friends there and own a small one bedroom cottage in an outport island community that we purchased about 15 years ago. The price was right but the cottage was a mess and took me the better part of four summers / falls to repair with a ton of help from my Newfie friends. The prices will not stop us from making the trip. Yes, NL is an under-rated destination but we don't tell too many about it. Like so many other places it has changed dramatically in the last 20 years. Too bad, NL is losing much of it's charm to growth and influence of money. i.e. The new hotel on Fogo.
 

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I am not sure if you are saying I have it better when crossing the border or worse. However, I can tell you that even with the exchange we pay much more in NL for everything we purchase. Not to mention the 15% HST! We have wonderful friends there and own a small one bedroom cottage in an outport island community that we purchased about 15 years ago. The price was right but the cottage was a mess and took me the better part of four summers / falls to repair with a ton of help from my Newfie friends. The prices will not stop us from making the trip. Yes, NL is an under-rated destination but we don't tell too many about it. Like so many other places it has changed dramatically in the last 20 years. Too bad, NL is losing much of it's charm to growth and influence of money. i.e. The new hotel on Fogo.

He was saying it was cheaper to RV in the states. You said "I find it the complete opposite", now you're saying you DO pay more for everything in NL/Canada. So you probably both agree, like I do, everything costs way too much in canada and it's cheaper to RV in the states.
 

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Holy smokes! I wouldn't even remotely call that "camping".

Nope...only way I'm being that close to another trailer/camper is in the infield at daytona...other than that nope....lol
 

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We will be doing more tent camping trips. We have a few backpacking trips planned.

Did I mention we dislike people. Camping sure hasn't gotten any less popular. I hate making reservations months out, so we decided to go back to the Hey, it's Thursday where we going for the weekend! Even if that means strapping a pack and putting miles on the boots!

We will still be taking our camper. Each year we think about getting a new one, we just can not justify the prices. Just like a new truck. I would love to buy a new RAM...but not at 60k for 3 years old.

I will just keep on keeping on with our old ones.

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Now those are peaceful lookin camp area pics and how i do it when i do feel the urge to go,missed last year,kinda never got around to it reasons.im even older school,i take a tent,albeit with a blow up mattress(my fat a** and back cant handle the sleepin bag height anymore and its a big tent)with a laptop for a movie every night,i prefer to hear the sounds of nature when i fall asleep.
no one all up in your business in those spaces either.
P.s.wife says I dislike people also....lol
 

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I am not sure if you are saying I have it better when crossing the border or worse. However, I can tell you that even with the exchange we pay much more in NL for everything we purchase. Not to mention the 15% HST! We have wonderful friends there and own a small one bedroom cottage in an outport island community that we purchased about 15 years ago. The price was right but the cottage was a mess and took me the better part of four summers / falls to repair with a ton of help from my Newfie friends. The prices will not stop us from making the trip. Yes, NL is an under-rated destination but we don't tell too many about it. Like so many other places it has changed dramatically in the last 20 years. Too bad, NL is losing much of it's charm to growth and influence of money. i.e. The new hotel on Fogo.

Lol! Depends on how you look at it!! :D

For me, it's better to RV in the States. For you, I'm not too sure. You'd have to do the math with the American exchange rate. I would guess it's about a 30% discount. Even so, Canada is expensive, so the exchange may not offset it that well.

I haven't been back to NL in years. My family is from NB/NS, so we head there quite a bit.

Looking forward to retirement so we can explore more of both great Countries.

He was saying it was cheaper to RV in the states. You said "I find it the complete opposite", now you're saying you DO pay more for everything in NL/Canada. So you probably both agree, like I do, everything costs way too much in canada and it's cheaper to RV in the states.

That is correct! :)
 

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We are planning a trip to the Middle of the state Fl.. This place allows pets and sxs and on a lake also. I bought a powerwagon so I don't really care about gas prices to an extent. I plan on traveling quite a bit more after I retire.
 
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Gas prices weren’t an issue when I bought my pw and I had a really good job. That’s done now but at least the truck is paid off. We will still try to get out but no long hauls Jasper is only 2 1/2 hours away so it’s not that far
 

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He was saying it was cheaper to RV in the states. You said "I find it the complete opposite", now you're saying you DO pay more for everything in NL/Canada. So you probably both agree, like I do, everything costs way too much in canada and it's cheaper to RV in the states.
when netshadoe said it ws cheaper for him to RV in the US, I said I found it the opposite when I go to NL. By "opposite" I meant more expensive in NL. ( even with the favorable exchange rate ) Point was even with the increase expense we still go.
 

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We have a more fuel efficient vehicle for trips/camping. I was cruising at 90-100 yesterday for an hour and the computer was telling me 6.5L/100km in my wife's pathfinder.

Definitely go, unless the cost of the trip will lose you a house or something.
 

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As I write this I am parked on the beach in Rockport Tx. Down from Ks. Got family here. In late May heading to Minnesota for a grandson's graduation. Probably also weekends at a local lake during the summer. Got Rid of a timeshare just before the pandemic to spend the dollars on gas instead. Yes, worked hard to be able to travel now.
we love going down Rockport/Port Aransas area.
 

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So, we had went tent camping in January and February since mother nature was being kind. Then she decided to give us the rain for what seems like months on end. And, we were busy with our kids social lives...BUT, tomorrow we are heading camping...and look what will be towing our weekend getaway...

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Sad to see my trusty 4th Gen go. 5 years of honorable service. I had hoped to keep it forever...but, I needed a Red RAM in my life again.
 

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So, we had went tent camping in January and February since mother nature was being kind. Then she decided to give us the rain for what seems like months on end. And, we were busy with our kids social lives...BUT, tomorrow we are heading camping...and look what will be towing our weekend getaway...

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Sad to see my trusty 4th Gen go. 5 years of honorable service. I had hoped to keep it forever...but, I needed a Red RAM in my life again.

I'd love to hear any towing difference if you notice any, between your old 4th and this new 4.5 gen!
 

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We’re into our second week of a 4 month trip from Florida ( Tampa area) to UT, Yellowstone, etc via Az and NM. Currently in Natchez, MS. On to Tx tomorrow if out campground isn't flooded.
Yes price of diesel sucks, but im only going this way once so screw it. Pulling a 30 ft TT at about 6800 lb is easy for the Cummins, and i think im getting around 13 + mpg ( on the flat land) so its not so bad.
Right now my big question: is the Natchez brewery open for lunch today? Lol
 

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We are planning a trip to the Middle of the state Fl.. This place allows pets and sxs and on a lake also. I bought a powerwagon so I don't really care about gas prices to an extent. I plan on traveling quite a bit more after I retire.
The Ocala National Forest, by chance? I haven't camped there in some time, but I hear it's still beautiful and has several spots to camp, swim, fish, ride the trails. Just talking about it makes me want to look it up again for some summer time camping with the family!
 

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I'd love to hear any towing difference if you notice any, between your old 4th and this new 4.5 gen!
Just driving you can feel how superior that 8 speed is over the 6 speed.

We are camping at the 2nd Highest point in PA. So, it will be getting tested right out the gate. I will let ya know!
 

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Just driving you can feel how superior that 8 speed is over the 6 speed.

We are camping at the 2nd Highest point in PA. So, it will be getting tested right out the gate. I will let ya know!
Not poking fun, for sure, but the 2nd highest peak in PA is 3120 feet. I'm originally from California - that's a foothill. :cool:
 

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Not poking fun, for sure, but the 2nd highest peak in PA is 3120 feet. I'm originally from California - that's a foothill. :cool:
I know you West Coast guys got it rough.

Our windy damn roads, white tail deer and racoons playing chicken and the grade starts at 13% Does a switch back and goes to 17%grade.

My camper also only weighs 6kish. A Honda Accord could tow it up our foothill.

But all the same...I will compare it to the old truck and even more so the 5.7 Hemi i still got.

The trip goes from about 800 ft to 3100 in about 7 maybe 8 miles.

:cool:

Very excited to get to camping. We usually camp in the forest...campground will suffice.

The one campsite in the forest we go to goes from 700 feet to 2300 feet in 3.5 miles on washed out Forest road. It will test the medal of a truck, too.
 

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The Ocala National Forest, by chance? I haven't camped there in some time, but I hear it's still beautiful and has several spots to camp, swim, fish, ride the trails. Just talking about it makes me want to look it up again for some summer time camping with the family!
We like Salt Springs which is a national forest park.
 

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Does that ocala forest have a natural spring there?...
If it does I think I went there when I was a young young lad..never been back since but did search it a few years ago....I think I found it but its way way differant now if that was the place.
 

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Does that ocala forest have a natural spring there?...
If it does I think I went there when I was a young young lad..never been back since but did search it a few years ago....I think I found it but its way way differant now if that was the place.
Sure does. There's Silver Glen and Juniper. Silver Glen has that shallow bank that you can wade around in. Used to spend long summer days there as a kid, myself.
 

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