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ORbiker

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Come on up to the Oregon Coast now. It's rainy sometimes. The campsite and RV Parks are way less crowded now.
We are headed to Neskowin RV Resort Friday (member park) with the Momentum.

Through the winter, you have to take the bad with the good. Sometimes it's blowing 50+ MPH. Sometimes it's calm.


I (2-10-05) bought a 2002 F350 CC SWD PSD and a new 2003 Citation 10'8. I have been a tent camper all my life. I wanted more comfort while camping and CraterLake Ski Patrol.
It's time for more space. I purchased a 2016 Grand Design 380TH as of 10-29-2015.

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Life long WA resident. If you want the BEST possible viewing time for any or the WA sites I HIGHLY advise going in August.


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Thanks again for the inputs.

Since we are set for April through May, would appreciate info on what to expect and what to avoid.

From what we've experienced and where we lived, 50 mph winds are something we can handle (and learned lessons too that when lights are flashing to say, that high profile vehicles should get out and take cover, we should all heed them.

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What type of RV Sam? Length?

The Oregon State Parks are nice, but not for bigger rigs.

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Sam:

Are you planning to do the trip northwards through California and Oregon to get to Washington? If so, I'd suggest going over to the coast after crossing into Oregon. Highway 101 runs very close to the beaches all the way up to the WA border. When we had our RV, we went south on Highway 101 on the west side of the Cascades. I was a bit surprised to find that it runs N-S a few miles inland. There are short dead end roads at frequent intervals down to the beaches.

Across the northern coast and the eastern side of the Cascades, it's closer to the beaches. In April, Hurricane Ridge might still be inaccessible for an RV.

You might want to consider going back to the "mainland" on the WA-State ferry from Port Townsend to Keystone (the Ferry Service says it goes to Coupeville, but that's 8 miles from the terminal). That ferry route actually crosses the Strait of Juan de Fuca (almost open ocean). It's a fairly short hop from the Keystone ferry terminal, north on Whidbey Island and across the Deception Pass bridge to Anacortes, then SR-20 to I-5.

Wonderful country and great sights. We've lived in Anacortes since I retired early from Boeing 20 years ago.


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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

Thanks again for the inputs.

Since we are set for April through May, would appreciate info on what to expect and what to avoid.

From what we've experienced and where we lived, 50 mph winds are something we can handle (and learned lessons too that when lights are flashing to say, that high profile vehicles should get out and take cover, we should all heed them.


If you want to actually see the Mountains and other Beautiful attractions change your time in WA. I can guarantee you with a high percentage of accuracy you will be missing the best WA has to offer.

Life long resident! Watched more fireworks shows behind the wipers than not!

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"If so, I'd suggest going over to the coast after crossing into Oregon. Highway 101 runs very close to the beaches all the way up to the WA border"

That time of year sure it's a nice ride BUT visibility will most likely be VERY poor!

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ORbiker wrote:

What type of RV Sam? Length?

The Oregon State Parks are nice, but not for bigger rigs.


It's 21' and fortuitously found out it's the best size rig into those tight national and state parks.

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frankdamp wrote:

Sam:

Are you planning to do the trip northwards through California and Oregon to get to Washington? If so, I'd suggest going over to the coast after crossing into Oregon. Highway 101 runs very close to the beaches all the way up to the WA border. When we had our RV, we went south on Highway 101 on the west side of the Cascades. I was a bit surprised to find that it runs N-S a few miles inland. There are short dead end roads at frequent intervals down to the beaches.

Across the northern coast and the eastern side of the Cascades, it's closer to the beaches. In April, Hurricane Ridge might still be inaccessible for an RV.

You might want to consider going back to the "mainland" on the WA-State ferry from Port Townsend to Keystone (the Ferry Service says it goes to Coupeville, but that's 8 miles from the terminal). That ferry route actually crosses the Strait of Juan de Fuca (almost open ocean). It's a fairly short hop from the Keystone ferry terminal, north on Whidbey Island and across the Deception Pass bridge to Anacortes, then SR-20 to I-5.

Wonderful country and great sights. We've lived in Anacortes since I retired early from Boeing 20 years ago.


Yes, northward and hugging the shoreline from Redwood National Park to Olympic.

I love the view as we've already done the PCH, I-1 to Fort Bragg.

Also love the seafood and the she foods.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

"If so, I'd suggest going over to the coast after crossing into Oregon. Highway 101 runs very close to the beaches all the way up to the WA border"

That time of year sure it's a nice ride BUT visibility will most likely be VERY poor!


Thanks. Indeed, the view from the shore is on top of our list must-see list and wouldn't want to miss it. Lived for sometime in the CA Bay Area/SFO and familiar with the persistent fog.

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