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Old 08-23-2013, 10:58 PM   #111
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Congratulations on a fun trip, Marc. I've been following your posts and I'd say it's been a real adventure. It probably makes you want to branch out even more. Next year the West? North or south of the border? Have a safe drive the rest of the way home.
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:44 AM   #112
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Thanks for sharing your experience. I've enjoyed keeping up with your progress, and seeing some of the sights through your pictures. Safe travels home!
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:04 AM   #113
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Great diary. You are an inspiration to all of us city living, gadget loving campers.
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:07 AM   #114
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Thanks guys, it is nice to know that people read my post. Knowing you guys are there makes me feel not being alone in my trip. I know someone will response for any issues I post of my TT and TV. Fortunately both my TT and TV worked great in my trip so far.

So here I am experiencing for the first time, sleeping in the OnRoute rest stop. I just got here an hour ago. I pop-up my trailer and within 5 minutes I have a bed ready.
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Travel log, going over 125 kph was smooth sailing with the Aframe but this was just to pass. I usually go 105 kph to get better gas mileage.
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My A128S and the big rigs

I'm so tired now, I need my rest before taking the last 450 km drive home.

Good night and I hope I could sleep with the big rigs coming in and out of here.

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Old 08-25-2013, 09:01 AM   #115
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How does it feel to sleep with the big dogs? I've wondered about setting up at truck stops. While I wouldn't have done it in my tent popup, your little hard side pup looks snug and secure amid those menacing big boys.
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:35 AM   #116
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Thats a great photo of the A with the big guys!
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:28 PM   #117
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What On Route did you stop at? Glad to hear you had a great time on the east coast. Great pictures and written account of your trip.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:07 PM   #118
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I'm glad to be back home. The rest in OnRoute stop helped a lot. The noise of the diesel trucks did not bother me at all and no one gave me a hard time sleeping over there. I guessed I was so tired even if they try to wake me up I wouldn't hear them...lol

Here is the GPS spot of the OnRoute I slept in: 45.20283,-74.36283 http://goo.gl/maps/FH0FG

I had my 6 hours sleep and I thought putting the fridge to level 1.5 and in batteries last night will survive but no, I hope my batteries did not get damaged because of that stupid smart idea. I checked the battery and it charged alright.

Since this is my first time doing the sleep over, I was not organized. My gas tank was buried at the back so I was too lazy to take it out to power the fridge, next time I'll make sure it is easily accessible. It was also cold in the morning, the furnace could have kept me warm too.

Maybe I'll try a Wallmart parking lot next time...

Guess what, I am camping again this coming long weekend! But this time with friends....

Happy Camping!
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:06 PM   #119
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I used this app to keep track of my gas usage in my trip:
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DriveMate Fuel Lite, I like this app because it is free and it is so easy to update.

My TV gas mileage is so poor when towing my A128S but I am glad that it did its job of getting me home safely with no problems from this wonderful East Coast trip adventure.

Here is the link of OnRoute http://onroute.ca/
There are some OnRoute stops that have designated parking for RV/Trailer
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Checkout the trailer symbol. I think next time I will sleep over here and I do not have to deal with the big trucks' idling engines.
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Highway 401 is where the OnRoute stops are, enjoy our highway when you visit Ontario
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That is what I saw in the morning I got up at OnRoute the next day and drove home well rested

West Coast Canada your my next challenge but I think I'll do this when I get my next TV with at least over 600 lbs tongue limit.

Thanks a lot for this forum and everyone who kept up with my adventure by reading my posts. Even though I went solo in my trip I felt I had a group with me by my side, I enjoyed sharing my adventure here...lol my family does not know about this forum and my nick name KO777...please don't tell lol.
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:26 PM   #120
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Checkout the trailer symbol. I think next time I will sleep over here and I do not have to deal with the big trucks' idling engines.
The trailer sign is showing a dump station. I do not believe you want to sleep in this area. Glad you had a great trip. Your gas mileage was not that bad when towing. That is about average when towing.
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