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Old 03-07-2015, 06:06 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by mk1549 View Post
I've been asked that since its just you, why the 21ft and not something smaller. I tell them that I will be traveling with my 2 shih tzu's and 2 cats and this is why I bought the larger trailer.
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I think you will love the ability to "stretch out" in the 21. I do as a solo.

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Old 03-07-2015, 06:19 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by BCnomad View Post
I think you will love the ability to "stretch out" in the 21. I do as a solo.
Never thought of it that way lol
I have ants in my pants waiting for Sept. So looking forward to this.

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Old 03-07-2015, 07:26 PM   #13
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Highway 101 from Crescent City to the Golden Gate Bridge is a fantasic scenic drive. Crescent city has a great Brew pub. Great camping at Richardson's Grove south of Eureka on the Eel River or just south of their at Standish hickey park, many others theses are just a few. You will have these places to yourself. Two and half hours south…… A great route to see the Pacific Ocean on Highway 1 is River Road north of Santa rosa. Once on One ….. A short distance south is Doran Beach at Bodega Bay is really good camping spot but the secrete is out, still worth the try, From there you can travel back to US 101 through Petaluma OR Continue south on One ( my recommendation ) Through Tomales bay …… Stop at Hog Island Oysters or Tomales bay Oysters . Through the town of Point Reyes Station….. Tomales bay food company, Bovine Bakery. A few miles south of there you can get back to US 101 from the town of Olema on Sir Francis Drake . To continue on Highway from there is somewhat difficult…… You must climb over MT. Tam 2600' Narrow winding … You could safely drive it. Hope this helps
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Old 03-07-2015, 10:45 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by John Culp View Post
I'm curious ... We were used to traveling with a small westie, but just adopted a Polish Lowland Sheepdog (40 pound range). Between him and his sister (our son's), who we may bring along, we were getting concerned about living space in our 5.0 (which is essentially a 17b with an upstairs bed). So have you found enough room to coexist with your two dogs? We were considering we just might have to upgrade to a 21, but really love the 5.0.
The 5 TA is basically a 21 from the doorway back. Could have the best of both!
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Old 03-07-2015, 10:52 PM   #15
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Last week I was at Cape Disappointment outside of Ilwaco, WA, (my first outing), a nice large campground, 2 lighthouses, Lewis & Clark Interpretative Center, hiking and, most importantly, it's dog friendly.
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Old 03-08-2015, 10:30 AM   #16
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Cape disappointment is on our list

Richardson's Grove south of Eureka sounds good. the last time we were in Eureka it was just changing from logging to tourist so it will be good to see that again. i will check out your suggested routes

all this talk of 21's .........17 is where it is at

tilamook sounds good, i can stock up on curds for poutine. is this where the Spruce Goose is?

the spread sheet is great i found a few gems in there

For all your dog lovers check this out Dog-Friendly Wine Tours - Home hopefully i can give a review in a few weeks

thanks to all of you for your tips ( even you 21 guys)
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Old 03-08-2015, 11:35 AM   #17
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No, The Spruce Goose is in McMinnville, which is close to Portland, at the Evergreen Museum. If you are really interested in seeing it (it really is an impressive sight), you might want to swing towards Portland and visit ... Evergreen Aviation (the parent company) is in bankruptcy, and sadly some of the planes have already been sold off. It is an impressive air museum. So is the museum in Tillamook that John Vermilye chrinicalled above.
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Old 03-08-2015, 11:41 AM   #18
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Also don't forget to stop at the Tillamook Country Smoker to load up on outlet prices on their jerky. Haven't been there personally, but have had their jerky.
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:12 PM   #19
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We love the Brookings, OR area. Harris Beach S.P. is a nice campground and there is also a nice campground at the harbor. Our favorite beach is Wales Head, about 10 miles (maybe less) North of town. The beaches in Oregon are amazing! There is also lot's of hiking and exploring to do in the Samuel H. Boardman S.P. You can then cross into CA and stop at All Star Liquors in Smith River. Cheapest price on booze that I have ever seen!! Have fun, Bob.
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:28 PM   #20
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