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Posted: 11/24/21 08:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Sounds like they had a "quality experience"...


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Sounds like a few minor things and a large lack of preparation and understanding and skill that is involved in any activity that is not just an App on one’s phone or computer.
This combined with probably being an extra older trailer and truck that also don’t run like apps and require actual maintenance and repairs and consideration as to what or how one is using these things.


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Posted: 11/24/21 10:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sounds like they were ill-prepared, to say the least. Maybe they should have done a bit more research instead of setting out totally without any idea.


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It sounds like a typical RV trip. [emoticon]

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Posted: 11/24/21 11:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That is a great story.

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A good reminder why one should always do a test run before heading out on a big trip. Most of this could have been avoided with a driveway or nearby campground stay first.

I do applaud the author for her attitude. So many of these articles are bitter and make it out that someone should have warned them that RVing was awful. She had a sense of humor (or humour since she's Canadian) about it and doesn't whine about their ruined trip. I suspect this is a vacation that will be laughed at and enjoyed for years to come.


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There is a little bit of that in all of us.

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Shamrock is down at the bottom as far as quality. And sitting in a a field unused isn’t any good either. Combine that with cold weather where you can’t test many of the systems before a several thousand mile trip and you get this story.

Research and preparedness goes a long way.


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Going from Canada to Baja on their shakedown trip was pretty ambitious.

At least they came away with good stories to tell.


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