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Old 03-01-2019, 10:10 AM
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Where was it exactly?
Well, as you are someone who knows the country, I'll explain.
We hauled it from the Falun area, about 8 km south on RR 270, and then came north to Hwy 13, north on Hwy 795 toward Calmar til we came to the Glen Park Rd. Then west to Sunnybrook, crossed Hwy 39 north to TWP 492, and west to home.




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That's what I expected........just had to ask.
Well, yeah.


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Explains everything doesn't it?
In our country, roads are wide enough, permits are available to assuage the conscience, if you have one.
They would have twigged that I was not a farmer instantly if I was stopped, because the load was properly secured.

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Where were you coming from? Nordegg is kinda on the road to nowhere, especially this time of year. I thought they actually closed the Parkway in the winter.
About 20km west of Wetaskawin on Hwy 13
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Old 03-01-2019, 01:16 PM
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...We spent a few days down in Banff. Decided to return that way, after a stop at Lake Louise yesterday morning.

We were lucky with weather, it was four days in a row that were mostly clear and sunny, and not too bad for cold either...
Banff, eh? Pretty fancy for one of us folk. You just came home the long way, that's all. It's actually a pretty spectacular drive up over the mountains. I'm pretty sure the highest elevation is over 6000 ft. We've been through there at least 3 times and every time it was cloudy and overcast so we never got to see the full sweep of the mountains. If it was clear I imagine the views would be pretty neat.

I thought they closed the Parkway in the winter; maybe it's just the section from Saskatchewan Crossing to Jasper that's not open...
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Old 03-01-2019, 01:27 PM
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Well, as you are someone who knows the country, I'll explain.
We hauled it from the Falun area, about 8 km south on RR 270, and then came north to Hwy 13, north on Hwy 795 toward Calmar til we came to the Glen Park Rd. Then west to Sunnybrook, crossed Hwy 39 north to TWP 492, and west to home...
On one of our return voyages from Edmonton (before we knew you guys) we went south on 795 for part of the trip--I remember seeing the sign for Falun.

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Old 03-01-2019, 01:34 PM
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Banff, eh? Pretty fancy for one of us folk. You just came home the long way, that's all. It's actually a pretty spectacular drive up over the mountains. I'm pretty sure the highest elevation is over 6000 ft. We've been through there at least 3 times and every time it was cloudy and overcast so we never got to see the full sweep of the mountains. If it was clear I imagine the views would be pretty neat.



I thought they closed the Parkway in the winter; maybe it's just the section from Saskatchewan Crossing to Jasper that's not open...


Being ‘off-season’ I think our four nights of accomodations were about $600 for four of us.

It was also in part to celebrate the MIL’s 70th birthday.

Weather was excellent, and the views were magnificent the entire time.


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Old 03-01-2019, 08:15 PM
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Permits! We don't need no stinking Permits Spoken like a true former owner operator. Our transfer truck driver years ago had been an over the road owner operator for several decades before he decided to just do day trips to the valley hauling loads from the transfer station to the landfill. He was like a walking outlaw road atlas. He could rattle off routes to get around every Port of Entry in the western United States. Just plug in point A and point B and he'd spit out every route number and how much time it was going to cost you to go around.
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Old 03-05-2019, 05:49 AM
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from the photos it looks like an oil patch load to me..OK,maybe some red or orange flags on the outside would be better..keep er'in the wind
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:59 AM
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from the photos it looks like an oil patch load to me..OK,maybe some red or orange flags on the outside would be better..keep er'in the wind
Yup. I had the flags flying.
We seldom ever go to town without having to get over to the shoulder to pass a wide load. These are 30+ wide and have pilot trucks front and back.
I had a pilot in back hanging on the centerline to force cars to get around him to pass. And he was to stay far back enough so that if they were having a come-to-Jesus moment, and chickened out, they could duck back in ahead of him.

I did not want the typical passer sucking off my bumper, and unable to see oncoming traffic, just waiting there to screw up enough courage to take his life into his hands.
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Old 03-06-2019, 04:19 AM
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Ya know Gerry. I've thought about this a little and chewed on it a bit.
"Proper setup of a mobile home" Hummm...

Being I'm such an expert of these things, "Mobile Homes" ya know
Now Texas mobile home set em up ain't aw~dat complicated when ya see~dem... Wallet chasing craigslist sed-em-up boys do,nit.
Dey just roll it onin up in da spot tro sum bricks upnunder it and den dey takes dem tie stickses and pokes em in da grown and dey done an haul ass... seem not dat awful hard... fer dem to get U in da wallet...
dey makem som quick tooer er tree hunerd bucks.

But being serious I think you're going about it in the best way and prolly getting your money's worth in your set up plans... you prolly will have no leveling issues to worry about in any near future.
I'm not even sure why we don't have more of a distinctly regulated platform for mobile home set up around here especially being in sugar sand well that's what I call it. since I've been here in this place I have had to have it releveled twice and am going to have to do it again... I was unaware it was " dem typical setup boys half-ass job when I bought this place... and is just that they must have rolled it in the spot threw some pads and blocks under it stuck some 3ft. tie downs in sugar sand which the sand table is roughly 16ft. plus deep no ground prep no base noda! Just a half ass job and just about every mobile on this street are done the same way...

But because I bought from a piss poor mortgage co. I can't get them to allow me to move the mobile a little forward or back on to a suitable pad to prevent sinking or sagging even though it at my expense got the song and dance from them... I can do whatever I want once its all paid for until then not gonna happen... so it will be worth maybe firewood and maybe some cigarette money in scrap aluminum in about ten more years... or less if I dont, keep on top of keeping it lever... So I can really appreciate All the hard work your putting into your new place...
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:08 AM
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But because I bought from a piss poor mortgage co. I can't get them to allow me to move the mobile a little forward or back on to a suitable pad to prevent sinking or sagging even though it at my expense got the song and dance from them... I can do whatever I want once its all paid for until then not gonna happen... so it will be worth maybe firewood and maybe some cigarette money in scrap aluminum in about ten more years... or less if I dont, keep on top of keeping it lever... So I can really appreciate All the hard work your putting into your new place...
Are these moneybags watching and inspecting that closely, that if you poured a concrete pad right close by and skidded it onto the pad they could even tell?
Mobiles can be moved sideways easily with a couple of greased 8x8 timbers and a come-along.
Moving it end on is also easy...pipe rollers and timbers.
You don't have frost to worry about. My carport pad is about 40 ft long,18 wide, and 6" thick and it bows 6 inches in the spring when the frost is coming out.
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:44 AM
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Ya know Gerry. I've thought about this a little and chewed on it a bit.
"Proper setup of a mobile home" Hummm...

Being I'm such an expert of these things, "Mobile Homes" ya know
Now Texas mobile home set em up ain't aw~dat complicated when ya see~dem... Wallet chasing craigslist sed-em-up boys do,nit.
Dey just roll it onin up in da spot tro sum bricks upnunder it and den dey takes dem tie stickses and pokes em in da grown and dey done an haul ass... seem not dat awful hard... fer dem to get U in da wallet...
dey makem som quick tooer er tree hunerd bucks.

But being serious I think you're going about it in the best way and prolly getting your money's worth in your set up plans... you prolly will have no leveling issues to worry about in any near future.
I'm not even sure why we don't have more of a distinctly regulated platform for mobile home set up around here especially being in sugar sand well that's what I call it. since I've been here in this place I have had to have it releveled twice and am going to have to do it again... I was unaware it was " dem typical setup boys half-ass job when I bought this place... and is just that they must have rolled it in the spot threw some pads and blocks under it stuck some 3ft. tie downs in sugar sand which the sand table is roughly 16ft. plus deep no ground prep no base noda! Just a half ass job and just about every mobile on this street are done the same way...

But because I bought from a piss poor mortgage co. I can't get them to allow me to move the mobile a little forward or back on to a suitable pad to prevent sinking or sagging even though it at my expense got the song and dance from them... I can do whatever I want once its all paid for until then not gonna happen... so it will be worth maybe firewood and maybe some cigarette money in scrap aluminum in about ten more years... or less if I dont, keep on top of keeping it lever... So I can really appreciate All the hard work your putting into your new place...
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