Welcome to the forum. There are a lot of very experienced folks on here, willing to share their experiences. We've been RVers for three years with our present rig and previously had two years with an absolutely awful Class C.
I assume you're Canadians from your mention of going "into the US". We're close to the border in Washington State - about 50 straight-line miles and maybe 70 or so by road. We're 20 miles west of the "concrete compass", also known as Interstate 5. The gap in I-5 was re-opened today with a temporary span and the final fix should be in place by the end of Septmber.
BTW, DW and I are ex-pat Brits, originally from the town of Leyland (Lancs) and have been in the US since 1968.
Frank and Eileen
No longer RVers or FR owners