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Maiden Voyage with the 5th


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First trip with the trailer hooked to the 880 on the weekend. From Calgary area, through the Rocky Mountains to the Okanagan to visit family for the long weekend. Family loved the big comfy cabin. The power up the hills and engine braking down the the other side made for a relaxing trip.

 

I've added a link to some pictures, first time I've done this, so I hope it worked.

 

Alan

 

PS the pic with the white stuff is what we woke up to the morning we left home.

 

https://goo.gl/photos/V9BpECgovkRArK8r7

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First trip with the trailer hooked to the 880 on the weekend. From Calgary area, through the Rocky Mountains to the Okanagan to visit family for the long weekend. Family loved the big comfy cabin. The power up the hills and engine braking down the the other side made for a relaxing trip.

 

I've added a link to some pictures, first time I've done this, so I hope it worked.

 

Alan

 

PS the pic with the white stuff is what we woke up to the morning we left home.

 

https://goo.gl/photos/V9BpECgovkRArK8r7

 

 

VERY NICE!!

 

What state did you register your truck, and was it difficult??

Does the 880 suck more, less, or about the same amount of fuel as the 780??

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VERY NICE!!

 

What state did you register your truck, and was it difficult??

Does the 880 suck more, less, or about the same amount of fuel as the 780??

I'm in Alberta, Canada. Was not difficult. Private truck.

 

It has the Volvo D16, 13 speed manual, so I'm sure it uses a bit more than the D13. Quick math for the trip was about 8.5 mpg. 15,000 lb trailer through the Rocky Mountains. Might have done better, but time was a factor, so I wasn't particularly nice to the go pedal.

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My D13 got 8.3 pulling out of YYC thru the Rocks, around Radium, Cranbrook etc. So that's pretty good, my trailer is 22.5k lbs.

 

Have a look at Radium Valley Vacation Resort in Radium, pretty swanky digs. Indoor as well as outdoor pool, free use of bbq, gazebo. Pancake breakfast Sundays.

 

Watch out for radar returning to Calgary thru the Parks, don't speed. They pull drivers over by the dozens on their return to YYC. by the animal overpasses.

 

Also Golden Ear Fruit Stand may be open near Chase, redish orange building. Pick up some fresh baked pies. They also have cookies the size of saucers. Location is just past the AW westbound on the left side of the road. He widened out the parking last year. 2 yrs ago I ragged on him complaining there was never enough room for me to park.

 

I'll be up there late June for th RV Seminars at the Kelowna College, something like the old Life on Wheels.

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My D13 got 8.3 pulling out of YYC thru the Rocks, around Radium, Cranbrook etc. So that's pretty good, my trailer is 22.5k lbs.

 

Have a look at Radium Valley Vacation Resort in Radium, pretty swanky digs. Indoor as well as outdoor pool, free use of bbq, gazebo. Pancake breakfast Sundays.

 

Watch out for radar returning to Calgary thru the Parks, don't speed. They pull drivers over by the dozens by the animal overpasses on their return to YYC.

 

Also Golden Ear Fruit Stand may be open near Chase, redish orange building. Pick up some fresh baked pies. They also have cookies the size of saucers. Location is just past the AW westbound on the left side of the road. He widened out the parking last year. 2 yrs ago I ragged on him complaining there was never enough room for me to park.

 

I'll be up there late June for th RV Seminars at the Kelowna College, something like the old Life on Wheels.

Ya, I lost count of the police on the road. Standard long weekend, lots of traffic. I got a few double-take looks from them as I passed. Lol

 

I'll have a look at the radium resort. That's a beautiful area. Thanks for the tip Roger.

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If you go from Golden south, there are tall poles with brackets on the top where eagles make their nest. You may be in time to see the young'uns poking their heads over. Parents are non too happy.

 

White water rafting in Golden and Tubing north of Ft Steel if WWR is too stressful for your ticker.

 

Don't forget to try the hot pools up the road a bit toward Kootenay park out of Radium just the big hill.

Also at Ft Steel you could pan for gold, it's on my bucket list for this year.

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