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Old 01-30-2009, 09:09 AM   #11
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Re: Campgrounds in Chilliwack?

Since we live in Chilliwack we've never looked into camping here.... our first night in our Escape was in Osoyoos. I think the idea to stay close by is so you can have Rease come by in the morning and show you again how to put the awning in, or some other "challenge." The excitement of picking up a new trailer can make it difficult to remember every little detail :-)
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:25 AM   #12
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Of course, those of us who are waiting have looked at the webpages with every detail at least 50-75 times, and gone through the instructional video, starring Tammy, at least 50 times!!!!! We have placed a "glug" of toilet bowl cleaner, in our dreams, many times! But, you're probably right, when we ACTUALLY get there, the stars in our eyes may overtake our ability to comprehend : - )
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:14 PM   #13
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Re: Campgrounds in Chilliwack?

Just wondering has anyone stayed at Camperland just up the Hwy from Escape
and if so how was it, Tammy mentioned it to us and we decided to try it.
You get 2 nights for $29.95, the catch is you have to listen to a
little sales speech they have. But the place sure looks nice.
http://holidaytrailsresorts.com/camperland
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:14 PM   #14
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Re: Campgrounds in Chilliwack?

Once again, some great info here from the experienced hands. Even though we're three months out from picking up our 19', we're starting to think about the trip, and this thread is very useful in that regard. We do intend to take our trailer back into Canada after delivery and spend some time there -- what a great opportunity to see that area.

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Old 04-13-2009, 09:17 AM   #15
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Of course, those of us who are waiting have looked at the webpages with every detail at least 50-75 times, and gone through the instructional video, starring Tammy, at least 50 times!!!!! We have placed a "glug" of toilet bowl cleaner, in our dreams, many times! But, you're probably right, when we ACTUALLY get there, the stars in our eyes may overtake our ability to comprehend : - )
I know when we go to pick up our 5.0 (ordering this week for Oct1 pickup) we won't remember anything we are told so from another forum suggestion "bring a video camera and film the instructions given to review on your trip home or later'. so when we go to pick up ours, I will be filming every word they say so we can go over and over and over the instructions.
MY fear right now is backing up and parking our 5.0. It has been years since we backed up a trailer and even then we weren't great. Does Reace give any instructions on backing up?
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Old 04-13-2009, 10:35 AM   #16
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Re: Campgrounds in Chilliwack?

Under Documents & Helpful Stuff on this site you will find an instructional video that I shot. I made two trips to Chilliwack and we did two shoots, each about 3 hrs. long, to make a 30 min. video.
Originally I just intended to shoot video when I was picking up my trailer, but I found that I couldn't shoot it properly and while shooting video, I wasn't listening and watching as closely as I should.
My advice would be to just pay close attention. I believe Escape includes the video on DVD when you pick up your trailer, but you can look at it anytime on this site.



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Old 04-13-2009, 12:01 PM   #17
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Hi: Pioneer... Go ahead ask me questions. Backing up a 5.0 is easier than a straight trailer!!! They react slightly slower than a 13'er or 17'er...but then at my age slightly slower is GOOD!!! My first nite out with the new rig was priceless. I am trying to back in between two trees and all of a sudden no go. Solution push harder on the gas...still won't budge. I hop out of the truck yelling at my GPS "Am I up against the tree". Just as she yells back NO!!! I find a piece of wire in the box of the truck with a piece of plastic attached. I pick it up when it dawns on me it's the breakaway switch...so the trailer brakes are locked on. No wonder it won't move!!! So ends lesson # 1.
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:14 PM   #18
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Re: Campgrounds in Chilliwack?

We stayed at Camperland.. When we picked it up we got a 3 night stay there.. free.. you just had to go through their 20min presentation on camperland timeshare.. Ours was about 5 min since the guy knew we we're not interested being from the US..

The grounds are great.. very nicely laid out and had a trail that went up to a waterfall in the back of the mountain.. I think if you had kids it's great place to hang out as they had a waterslide park attached to the campground..
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:26 PM   #19
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Under Documents & Helpful Stuff on this site you will find an instructional video that I shot. I made two trips to Chilliwack and we did two shoots, each about 3 hrs. long, to make a 30 min. video.
Originally I just intended to shoot video when I was picking up my trailer, but I found that I couldn't shoot it properly and while shooting video, I wasn't listening and watching as closely as I should.
My advice would be to just pay close attention. I believe Escape includes the video on DVD when you pick up your trailer, but you can look at it anytime on this site.



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Great suggestion. I was actually going to pay alot of attention while taping. I am going to just tape the audio part of it, but since I dont have a tape machine, I will just leave to cap on and tape the audio. If there is a particular part I am not clear with, then I will take the cap off and film. At our age, instant recall isnt there anymore. I can remember things when I was 4 but not yesterday. Thank goodness for dvds and portable computers.
We will be spending 3 weeks on the way home and stopping at alot of national parks and state parks. We will go thru Washington, Oregon, N California, Nev, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico etc to get back to Georgia. Total planned trip 4 weeks.
We want to get to Yosemite while we are that far west. Any suggestions on where to camp in October there?


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Old 04-13-2009, 06:17 PM   #20
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Re: Campgrounds in Chilliwack?

Heh Floyd and Dana,
Looking forward to seeing you Sunday, and alaying all your fears. The trip home sounds GREAT! I wished our trip home was 6 weeks!
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