The coloured states and province on the maps above show the provinces in Canada and the states in the United States of America and Mexico where we have travelled with our truck and fifth wheel trailer in 2005 and beyond.
RV experts encourage you to take a shake-down cruise, a maiden voyage to work out the kinks. Our maiden voyage as full-time RV'ers was 22,199 Kilometers! It probably added a few kinks as well as working a few out.
It went from our home base in the northern boreal forest of Saskatchewan, across the prairies in Alberta, over the Rockies to Canada'a West coast. It continued down the coast to California, across the southwest to the lower tip of Texas, down into Mexico almost to Mexico's southern border then back through the middle of America and home. Some shake down! Especially the Mexican roads with their topes, potholes, heaves and predatory policemen.
Bob Hoffman has graciously hosted the account of the trip the travel log portion of his retirementtips.com web site in the first five links below.