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Old 02-17-2018, 09:09 AM   #1
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Looking forward to learning from all the posters on this site.
About a month ago we bought a 2000 Roadtrek 190 Versatile from the original owner, this 3500 series Dodge Ram is in "like new" condition with 103,000kms (about 64,000 miles). I am retiring the end of June and we are currently getting it prepped for a trip across Canada and beyond (solar, etc.). Been reading lots of good stuff online since (and before) we bought it and looking forward to seeing some of you gays & gals on the road over the next few years as we venture throughout North America.
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Old 02-17-2018, 01:35 PM   #2
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Hey I want to go to Newfoundland.

I want to go to Fogo Island.


Are there many boondocking places on the Rock?
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Lots of places to haul in for a night or a week! Been to Fogo a couple times, very nice, as is the rest of the island. If you get there you must visit Brimstone Head (one of the 4 corners of the earth according to the Flat Earth Society).
Many beautiful places in Newfoundland, but due to the immense size of the island you’d need at least one full summer and even then you’d be missing a lot of it.
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Hi Gary! ... Nova Scotian checking in here, We bought our 2004 Roadtrek 190 Popular this month as well. Fun!
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Hi Gary. Welcome. We're from British Columbia,Canada. I also got a Promaster. Mine is a Itasca Viva. We are planning to go to Colorado Springs in April.
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:57 PM   #6
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Hi Gary! Welcome to the forum! We're from Montreal.

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Hey I want to go to Newfoundland.

I want to go to Fogo Island.

Are there many boondocking places on the Rock?
Gary is absolutely right about Newfoundland being huge! 2 weeks on the island was just barely enough to see the minimum. But we loved it!

There's a fair amount of boondocking spots and people are pretty laid back about it. Fogo is beautiful but make sure you get to the ferry 2 hours early. On the way back we only went an hour early and missed it (but found a cool camping spot). Also, plan ahead for ferries and visits in Gros Morne national park.

If you want, check out our video about our trip: Newfoundland 2017
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Hi Gary! Welcome to the forum! We're from Montreal.



Gary is absolutely right about Newfoundland being huge! 2 weeks on the island was just barely enough to see the minimum. But we loved it!

There's a fair amount of boondocking spots and people are pretty laid back about it. Fogo is beautiful but make sure you get to the ferry 2 hours early. On the way back we only went an hour early and missed it (but found a cool camping spot). Also, plan ahead for ferries and visits in Gros Morne national park.

If you want, check out our video about our trip: Newfoundland 2017

Love your video.

THanks for sharing.
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Awesome video! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-27-2018, 05:45 PM   #9
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due to the immense size of the island you’d need at least one full summer…
Let's see, that's about a week, right? Or is it two?

NL is definitely on our list. Got as far as Cape Breton a few years ago. And to be serious for a moment, what months are best for a trip there?
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Hi MisNomer,
Your best bet would be middle of July to the middle of September for the warmest weather. Fog, rain and wind may/may not show up any time too! Don't let the weather keep you away, there is always something to do or see.
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