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A 1930s Class A Motorhome.

Our 2004 Bounder Class A Motorhome named Seven & Toad

While the technology has improved, the concept remains the same. We get out of town to enjoy the outdoors as often as we can, usually at least six times per year.

I have been keeping a detailed daily camping journal, including photos of every camp site since 1999. We enjoy going over it to remember the adventures we have had over the years, especially when it is snowing and blowing outside.

We have been RVing for nearly 40 years and pictured above is our current and 7th RV named, logically, “Seven”. It replaced “Thirsty” which in turn replaced “Stinky”.

Seven has almost everything we want in a rig: lots of room at 35+ feet long, 2 large slide-outs bringint the total width to about 12’, substantial weight carrying capacity, automatic hydraulic levelling, big bathroom and so on. It has a few things we don’t care about such as the washer/dryer and the icemaker in the fridge but all in all we are happy with it. The 30% better gas mileage than our previous rig (appropriately named Thirsty) helps too. Here’s the brochure.

We have towed a variety of vehicles behind our RVs, usually a compact 4x4 such as the 2010 Honda CR-V (named “Toad”) we are towing now. It is a must for exploring once we have set up camp.

RVing is our favourite thing to do - we are on the road for weeks or months every year. If I had my way, we would sell the house, buy a condo and hit the road for at least half the year. Tess has other ideas so we compromise, of course.

The coloured-in Provinces and States below show where we have camped.

Hard to beat Alberta scenery!

(Yes, I took this photo with my phone.)

2019 Trip

Click on the map to the left read about and see photos of our 2019 trip across Canada.

We were gone 100 days, visited 8 Provinces and went 12,572 kms.

Click on the map to the right to read about and see photos of our 2020 trips around Alberta.

Our Actual RV Costs

Think You Want an RV?

Primer on 12 Volt vs 120 Volt RV Systems

RV Tire Pressures 101

General RVing Tips

TV & Internet On The Road

The Long, Long Trailer by Martin Twiss

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Click on the map to the left to read about and see photos of our 2021 trips around Alberta and maybe British Columbia.

2021 Trips