Thursday, August 25, 2016

South towards Saint John, NB

 

Wednesday (Aug 24):

We left the Cranberry Campground and headed south to Moncton NB. We paid our $5.25 Canadian to access the toll road in Nova Scotia that takes you over the pass in the central part of the province. We had a reservations at the Stonehurst Golf Course & RV Park located on the edge of Moncton, NB. We pulled into the campground and were assigned to Site 98. We got set up in the site and found that one of our bedroom slides would not open. The paddle that holds it against the frame while travelling would not unlock – the motor would grind but the paddle did not move. After calling Newmar and describing the problem, we will have to have it repaired at an RV shop. Newmar gave us the name of a RV dealer near Portland Maine where I called and made an appointment with their service department on September 9th to have the slide problem looked at. With the slide in we are not able to get to one set of cabinets and the bedroom became much smaller.

I forgot to mention that Connie drove most of the way on our trip from Halifax to the Cranberry Campground. She even negotiated several tight turns along the way.

Stonehurst is a very nice RV park with a golf driving range and a 9 hole par 3 golf course at the same location. We walked around the grounds and visited the golf course once we had set up for the evening. Since we are only spending the night we don’t get everything out, only what we needed for the night. I wish we had stayed here on our earlier visit to this part of New Brunswick instead of at the campground near the Hopewell Rocks.

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Thursday (August 25):

We got up early this morning and packed up for the two hour trip to Saint John, NB. Our trip today was on a divided highway that would be called an interstate road in the USA. We tried to get diesel fuel yesterday before we stopped, but the only station big enough for us in Moncton was a “truckers only” location (you have to have a special card to access the pumps). We stopped today at an Irving Big Stop and pulled into the pumps. We ended up having to drive out of the station and re-enter to pull up to the Cash/Credit Card pump instead of the trucker’s pump we had initially stopped at. We don’t have this issue at truck stops in the USA.

While we were driving south, we passed an odd looking RV. It was a fifth wheel being pulled by a modified Class C motorhome. Definitely would not want to be driving this setup since it is overweight and the king pin on the fifth wheel is way behind the drive axle on the Class C.

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We located our campground which is in the Rockwood Park, a public park with RV sites, located right off of the highway in Saint John. We will be spending the next week here in Saint John before crossing the border back into the good old USA.