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Old 01-16-2016, 01:04 AM   #1
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Enjoy it when you can, nothing lasts forever.
Here's hoping. What with the cost of travel medical insurance and the dropping Canadian dollar, I don't expect to cross the border any time soon.
I imagine the premium, which I pay in Canadian dollars, for US medical ( paid in US dollars ), is going to rise substantially.
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Old 01-16-2016, 01:21 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear that Glenn. I suspect the shake out around the corner is going to create more loser than winners. Not to digress too far from trailers, but we have plenty of our own fiscal issues on this side of the border.

There's always Mexico, the last of the great bargain spots but travelling and camping down there has been adequately debated elsewhere.

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Even before the current situation, I was approached at the airport in the Dominican Republic by locals offering $20 Canadian in loonies for $5 US. Some dumb Canadians tip the staff at the all-inclusive in Canadian money which is akin to an insult.
I'm sure Mexicans would feel the same.
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Come up here and hand $20 US to the server at McDonalds for a Big Mac and you'll likely get $24 Can. in change.
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There's always Mexico, the last of the great bargain spots but travelling and camping down there has been adequately debated elsewhere.

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Yup, and when I start my Baja thread in a couple of weeks it'll no doubt get debated some more.

Can't believe the deal current buyers are getting. Pretty brutal for Canadians though, won't be lingering in the US much after Quartzsite. At least the Canadian buck is OK for Mexican pesos.

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Enjoy it when you can, nothing lasts forever. They were almost equal when I bought my 19. I think the difference was only $300 or so and I thought I hit the jackpot when I Tammy sent me a check.
Almost the same for us . We got the front box and we thought that was great. It has to turn around . It just doesn't feel right . It is getting ridiculous now . Pat
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Expert economist prediction I've heard is that it will settle around 70 cents in about five years from now.
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At least the Canadian buck is OK for Mexican pesos.

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That's not what I've heard. Mexico wants US dollars. All-inclusive packages are priced in US dollars. I think you best carry some US dollars if you expect to eat, drink or do anything in Mexico.
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Yup, and when I start my Baja thread in a couple of weeks it'll no doubt get debated some more.

Can't believe the deal current buyers are getting. Pretty brutal for Canadians though, won't be lingering in the US much after Quartzsite. At least the Canadian buck is OK for Mexican pesos.

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See you in Q'site. I get an idea of how you feel, gas on the AZ side of the river is a half buck cheaper that heading home on the west side.

I read in the paper the other day about sudden rising cost of groceries in Canada. Like 7 or 8 bucks for a gallon of milk or dozen eggs up there. You seeing it? Gas is certainly cheaper down here.
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I imagine the premium, which I pay in Canadian dollars, for US medical ( paid in US dollars ), is going to rise substantially.
At least you have a choice.
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