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Old 04-15-2013, 10:13 AM   #11
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When traveling Newfoundland, don't pass up opportunities to top off the diesel tanks if you have a diesel.

Especially travelling up to St Anthony past Gander and back down the west side to Port aux Basques....
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When traveling Newfoundland, don't pass up opportunities to top off the diesel tanks if you have a diesel.

Especially travelling up to St Anthony past Gander and back down the west side to Port aux Basques....

We have a gas Georgetown motorhome and have looked at fuel locations during the trip. I know the gas and diesel are expensive in Canada especially way north in Newfoundland. Last check Newfoundland gas was about 1.15 C$ ($4.37 US gal ) a Liter for gas and 1.32 C$ ($5.01 USgal ) a liter for diesel.

The funny part is it seems wher eyou have a Costco is where you should fill up. It is the cheapest. I also plan on taking a few 5 gallon containers for emergency fuel if needed.
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We have a gas Georgetown motorhome and have looked at fuel locations during the trip. I know the gas and diesel are expensive in Canada especially way north in Newfoundland. Last check Newfoundland gas was about 1.15 C$ ($4.37 US gal ) a Liter for gas and 1.32 C$ ($5.01 USgal ) a liter for diesel.

The funny part is it seems wher eyou have a Costco is where you should fill up. It is the cheapest. I also plan on taking a few 5 gallon containers for emergency fuel if needed.

Gas is ~1.35 a liter here (I'm in Gander) right now.

Was 1.45-ish a short while ago.

Unleaded is easier to come by than diesel around the out-ports, but it's not a desperate situation finding diesel either....when we travel to the ferry in Port Aux Basques, I fill up about halfway there.

If you need fuel though, make sure you don't go too late in to the night to look for it. Most west coast places are usually closed after about 1800 or so....
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Gas is ~1.35 a liter here (I'm in Gander) right now.

Was 1.45-ish a short while ago.

Unleaded is easier to come by than diesel around the out-ports, but it's not a desperate situation finding diesel either....when we travel to the ferry in Port Aux Basques, I fill up about halfway there.

If you need fuel though, make sure you don't go too late in to the night to look for it. Most west coast places are usually closed after about 1800 or so....
That's great information about when the stations close.
I will remember that. I have a 80 gallon tank and can do about 600 miles with no problem and have set a fueling schedule arout every 450 to 500 miles. I will have to fillup once in Newfoundland. Probably on the SW end.

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PS ... By any chance will you be at the FROG Rally June 30 July 5th in Ontario/Niagra Falls?
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I've stayed at most of your campgrounds listed on the itinerary. I would take your toad. As suggested , there are a lot of narrow winding roads in some of the communities you will be visiting. My hometown of St. Anthony is also on your list. It is getting a bit late for icebergs, but you may be lucky. Whales for sure. My buddy owns a restuarant that I'm sure you will be visiting. It's called "Lightkeepers Cafe and Leifsburder" at fishing point in St. Anthony. Lots of seafood on the menu. Mention my name and he'll probably hike the price.. You shouldn't have any problem with gas stations. There is only one Costco Store in Newfoundland. St. John's and they usually sell gas for6-8 cents a litre cheaper. Sometimes, not worth the wait and it's not really big rig friendly. Mosquitos and black flies abound at Triple Falls CG. Be prepared. A light jacket and long legged pants are a must for the evenings and most days too.

When you stay in lunenburg, give me a call. I live about 20 minutes away in Bridgewater. Feel free to ask any questions. More than 'appy to oblige.
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BTW,, While staying at Pippy Park in St. John's, keep things under lock and key. That place is notorious for stolen camping equipment. It's situated within city limits.
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I've stayed at most of your campgrounds listed on the itinerary. I would take your toad. As suggested , there are a lot of narrow winding roads in some of the communities you will be visiting. My hometown of St. Anthony is also on your list. It is getting a bit late for icebergs, but you may be lucky. Whales for sure. My buddy owns a restuarant that I'm sure you will be visiting. It's called "Lightkeepers Cafe and Leifsburder" at fishing point in St. Anthony. Lots of seafood on the menu. Mention my name and he'll probably hike the price.. You shouldn't have any problem with gas stations. There is only one Costco Store in Newfoundland. St. John's and they usually sell gas for6-8 cents a litre cheaper. Sometimes, not worth the wait and it's not really big rig friendly. Mosquitos and black flies abound at Triple Falls CG. Be prepared. A light jacket and long legged pants are a must for the evenings and most days too.

When you stay in lunenburg, give me a call. I live about 20 minutes away in Bridgewater. Feel free to ask any questions. More than 'appy to oblige.

Thanks Terry for the information. I have started a book in preperation to the trip in 2014 and have you down when we hit Lunenburg. We will be there at the Board of Trade Campground. They have wifi so I can contact you that way. The date is set so we will be there. All we have to do is live until then. LOL

Thanks for the information and I'm sure I will have more questions as we get closer.
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That's great information about when the stations close.
I will remember that. I have a 80 gallon tank and can do about 600 miles with no problem and have set a fueling schedule arout every 450 to 500 miles. I will have to fillup once in Newfoundland. Probably on the SW end.

Thanks again.
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PS ... By any chance will you be at the FROG Rally June 30 July 5th in Ontario/Niagra Falls?

Nope, won't be there.

Stuck around the rock this year and my ancestral home in NS...
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If we take the ferry to PEI for X $'s I was told the bridge from PEI coming back was free direction.
Is that correct?
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If we take the ferry to PEI for X $'s I was told the bridge from PEI coming back was free direction.
Is that correct?
Confederation Bridge is one way charge but it's on the way back:

The Confederation Bridge

Northumberland Ferries is also collect on way back only.

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