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Old 05-25-2016, 12:48 AM   #11
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Hope you got paid overtime.
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Old 05-25-2016, 01:37 AM   #12
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We just drove the Trans Canada from Thunder Bay, Ontario to Jasper, Icefield Parkway, Revelstoke, and are now in Kelowna.
If you can take any other routes, I'd recommend something else. The big trucks get very impatient if you don't go well over the speed limit, and 110+ is a bit much with a trailer.
For the first part of that stretch, there isn't much choice.
Assuming that you only went south on the Icefields Parkway (from Jasper) - not both directions - you must have left the Trans-Canada somewhere... perhaps on the most common route, which would be onto the Yellowhead just west of Portage la Prairie, so all of Saskatchewan (through Saskatoon) and Alberta (through Edmonton) would be Yellowhead, not Trans-Canada (through Regina and Calgary). Of course you could have taken the Trans-Canada all the way to Calgary then up to Edmonton on Highway 2, but that would have been a lot further (and.... why? )

The only RV I've driven on the Yellowhead east of Edmonton and on the Trans-Canada in Manitoba and Ontario is our motorhome, which is comfortable cruising at 110 km/h, so I didn't notice an issue. On the parts of the same highways west of Edmonton I haven't had an issue with the trailer, perhaps because once we get into mountains the trucks can't keep up with the minivan & trailer on the climbs.

Fortunately for the truck-in-a-hurry situation, lots of the Trans-Canada is now divided from east of Calgary and through Banff National Park - if other drivers are impatient they can just go by.
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Old 05-25-2016, 01:49 AM   #13
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I like to tuck in behind the semi.
Did that heading up to Prince George. He hit the moose.
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Old 05-25-2016, 08:25 AM   #14
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He's back. This time driving a double trailer. When he eventually passed us on the Trans Canada west of Revelstoke he blew his air horn a good 5 seconds.
Earline asked what that was all about, but I knew.
Later on a major uphill with him in the right lane, I tried to pass, and he wrecklessly swerved to his left with that whole two trailer tanker rig to block me, almost hitting us. Each time I'd try again, he'd swerve again.
My next strategy was to sit in the passing lane with my blinker on and him riding dead center of the two lanes, with Earline taking pictures of his license plate on the I-phone. When traffic (witnesses) built up behind me, he finally relented, and we flew on by with Earline waving the I-phone at him and him signaling out his IQ.
Ram Eco-Diesel to the rescue--plenty of power on the uphill.
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He's back. This time driving a double trailer. When he eventually passed us on the Trans Canada west of Revelstoke he blew his air horn a good 5 seconds.

Earline asked what that was all about, but I knew.

Later on a major uphill with him in the right lane, I tried to pass, and he wrecklessly swerved to his left with that whole two trailer tanker rig to block me, almost hitting us. Each time I'd try again, he'd swerve again.

My next strategy was to sit in the passing lane with my blinker on and him riding dead center of the two lanes, with Earline taking pictures of his license plate on the I-phone. When traffic (witnesses) built up behind me, he finally relented, and we flew on by with Earline waving the I-phone at him and him signaling out his IQ.

Ram Eco-Diesel to the rescue--plenty of power on the uphill.

Best strategy there is to stop at the next town or exit and report it. Playing tag with a big rig is a losing proposition. The Canadian authorities will eventually stop him, and you can press charges.


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Old 05-25-2016, 08:49 AM   #16
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I worked for a worldwide transportation company. Safety was job ONE! If you ever have safety issues with a commercial driver... report him or her (with details... videos are ever better!) to his or her company. I don't know of any transportation website that doesn't have a "Contact Us" link.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:05 AM   #17
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Good idea. We'll do that from Osoyoos. Arriving today. Hope to see you and all the others.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:17 AM   #18
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I have driven the Trans Canada west of Calgary many 100's of times and very often towing a trailer, and have never really had a problem with truckers, which I found for the most part to be very courteous. Many do the speed limit, with quite a few at about 10 kph over when they can (which is where I like to drive usually), and a very few who go faster than that. I too have seen the odd trucker drive like a jerk, but that is a very rare exception, and these idiots should be reported as a few have suggested.

Most truckers like to hit the highway at times when less busy if they can, resting through the busier periods, though that is not always possible.

Now, folks with RVs of all types, from large Class A motorhomes, to the smallest travel trailer, have caused traffic problems WAY more times than truckers. Many often travelling for long stretches without pulling over, at speeds below the speed limit. This is fine on a multi-lane highway, but something that really irks me on two lane roads. To take the attitude that it is just too bad for the rest of folks on the road is quite inconsiderate. I very much appreciate those going slower who are considerate enough to pull over to let the queue behind them pass once in a while.

Bottom line, I would MUCH rather travel on highways filled with semi truck/trailers, that I would with just a handful of RVs.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:26 AM   #19
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10 kph over the posted 110 kph is 74.5 mph.
I didn't know our OEM tires were rated for those speeds.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:36 AM   #20
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A practice that I see quite often and find terribly annoying is that on some of the single lane roads through the mountains the traffic will build and build behind some slow moving vehicle. Very often when a passing lane appears, the slower moving vehicles will speed up again so that few or none of the vehicles piled up behind them have the opportunity to pass. When they reach the end of the passing lane, they will slow down again. I have seen this behaviour time and time again and it baffles me why they do that.
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