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Old 02-28-2017, 10:50 AM   #1
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Made it home.

Made it home to Sherwood Oregon with my new 21. Picked it up in Sumas in a snow storm. Temperature stayed below freezing until just north of Seattle. Big sign said I5 closed in Seattle. Use alternate route. It was caused by an overturned butane tanker which closed the freeway for 7 hours. Bailed off on I405. It took 4+ hours to get back to I5 at SeaTac airport exit. Very long day.
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:55 AM   #2
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Nice trailer, bad timing! That was about the worst I've seen for traffic in Seattle and I was glad I wasn't out there. 405 must have been jammed.
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Old 02-28-2017, 11:01 AM   #3
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Made it home to Sherwood Oregon with my new 21. Picked it up in Sumas in a snow storm. Temperature stayed below freezing until just north of Seattle. Big sign said I5 closed in Seattle. Use alternate route. It was caused by an overturned butane tanker which closed the freeway for 7 hours. Bailed off on I405. It took 4+ hours to get back to I5 at SeaTac airport exit. Very long day.
nice rig!...like snow pictures...perhaps because this camper doesn't live in it.
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Old 02-28-2017, 11:02 AM   #4
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Congrats on your new trailer, how exciting. Bummer on Seattle traffic, we always try and avoid it - we often take Rt 20 over to the Coupevdlle Port Townsend ferry, then down 101 and reconnect with I5 just south of Olympia. Always a beautiful drive along the Hood Canal. Are you coming to the NOG?

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Old 02-28-2017, 11:27 AM   #5
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Congrats on your new trailer, how exciting. Bummer on Seattle traffic, we always try and avoid it - we often take Rt 20 over to the Coupevdlle Port Townsend ferry, then down 101 and reconnect with I5 just south of Olympia. Always a beautiful drive along the Hood Canal. Are you coming to the NOG?

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Well, traveling is still luck of the draw. Last time we did that route North bound high winds shut down the ferry for hours.

Congrats on the new 21 and your travels will only get better.

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Old 02-28-2017, 11:43 AM   #6
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Congrats on your new trailer, how exciting. Bummer on Seattle traffic, we always try and avoid it - we often take Rt 20 over to the Coupevdlle Port Townsend ferry, then down 101 and reconnect with I5 just south of Olympia. Always a beautiful drive along the Hood Canal. Are you coming to the NOG?

Happy trails,
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I almost always do it that way! But as Ron says, it can also have delays.
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Old 02-28-2017, 12:30 PM   #7
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Ill be going that ferry route after picking mine up on June 2nd. Should I buy ferry tickets in advance?
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Old 02-28-2017, 12:59 PM   #8
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It can be full for some runs. We've had to wait while others, with reservations, boarded. Sometimes you get on, sometimes you have to wait for the next ferry. We like to keep our plans flexible. If that's not your comfort level then definitely make reservations.

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Old 02-28-2017, 03:51 PM   #9
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Ill be going that ferry route after picking mine up on June 2nd. Should I buy ferry tickets in advance?
I live in Bremerton and my sister lives on Orcas Island so I use the Pt Townsend / Coopeville ferry quite a bit. In June I would make reservations. Note this ferry route gets canceled at extreme low tides. So as long as you are not traveling during a full moon or new moon, you should be ok. Otherwise check the web site for Ferry alerts.

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Edit: I just checked, June 2nd is 1st quarter moon so you should be fine.
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Old 02-28-2017, 05:00 PM   #10
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We talked with you just before you left ETI. Glad you made it home safely.
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