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Old 02-10-2012, 11:12 AM   #1
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"LUCKY to ESCAPE"

I'm somewhat new to this forum. I introduced myself back last October (2011) as Roger from Florida. I have ordered an Escape 5.0 which will be ready July 11, 2012. We are naming our trailer "Lucky to Escape".
We are flying into Portland Oregon buying a Nissan pick up and driving up to Chilliwack then taking three weeks to travel back to south florida. We plan on traveling down the west coast Route 101 to Los Angles then going cross country by Route 10 or by Route 40. I will only have about 18 days to get back to florida. I would appreciate any suggestions on places to camp down the coast and across the USA. Also for those who remember picking up their Escape, I'd appreciate your suggestions as to what I will need to bring with me. I know I'll forget something.

I've been reading this forum and want to thank everyone for helping me. I've gotten some great ideas and suggestions in ordering my "LUCKY to ESCAPE".

Enjoy,
Roger
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:54 PM   #2
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Hi: Roger from Florida... WOW Great choices. I'm positive you won't be dissapointed. Sorry I can't offer helpful hints on places to stay but I know your combo won't go unnoticed anywhere. You will no doubt see a few Wallo Marts along the route to pickup any forgotten items and maybe stay the night. Have a great trip and enjoy the "Tug& Tow". Alf
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:50 PM   #3
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Hey Roger - Congratulations! As far as the Oregon Coast for places to stay you really can't go wrong with any of the state parks that are set up for trailers. You may want to look into making reservations at this point since they do book up early for that time of year. You can access the reservation system at http://www.reserveamerica.com A commercial park that I've used for a quick getaway to the coast when the state parks have been filled is in Lincoln City. If you find yourself in that area and need a place, it's very well run. It is the premier RV resort http://www.premierrvresorts.com In general for places to stay and I'm not familiar with the area I've used the website RV Park Reviews http://www.rvparkreviews.com. I've found it to be very helpful. Safe travels. Jerry

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Old 02-10-2012, 08:21 PM   #4
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oooh, oooh if you're taking hwy 101 down through Oregon, be sure to stop at Bullard's Beach State Park (make reservations!!!!!!) ... the big Oregon Gathering will be going on!! Even if you can only stay for one night, you'll find it beneficial and we'd love to meet you!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.casitaforum.com/invboard/...g-information/A bunch of people will be in the park starting around Sunday, July 8th. I'll be in Bulllard's the 8th through the 16th!!!

Hope to meet you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Notice the exclamation points... I'm yelling!!!!
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:38 PM   #5
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Hi Roger- As a native Californian, I hope I can help a bit. Once you're south of the SF Bay area on 101, the San Luis Obispo area would make a great stop -- either Morro Bay or Pismo Beach State parks come to mind. However, you're travelling in the summer, so I'd recommend booking reservations where ever you're going to stay in CA waaaay ahead. Once you hit Ventura, get off 101 to 126 east. 101 into or out of LA from there is miserable on a good day. 126 will get you to I5 south, get off I5 to 210 east, to 15 north, to 40 east. That will keep you from the truly horrendous experience of I5 through LA. Make sure you're going through that area on a weekend or mid-day, rush hours are a "shoot me now" experience. I think you'll want 40 instead of 10, which goes through lots of brutally hot desert. If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm a SoCal expatriate. I now live in NorCal. Another source for possible places to stay that has helped me: http://www.rvparkreviews.com/ It's not complete by any means, but has found me some good spots and helped me avoid some crummy ones.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:41 PM   #6
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Greetings, Roger!

What a trip you have. You ask about what to bring to pick up your trailer.

We, too, expect to get a trailer in the coming months. I have been trying to make a list of what might be needed when picking it up. You are way ahead of me because you have had a trailer whereas this is our first. I do not want to hijack your thread since you probably don't need most of the info that I do. I am particularly interested in tools and supplies that you would already know about. I was about to start a General Discussion thread on this and maybe you will be able to add to it.

As for what you need, don't forget your passport! That would be the biggie.
Are they putting the name on the exterior?
Enjoy the coast.
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:14 AM   #7
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Hi: Roger from Florida... If you're lucky to be near an Ikea store they have a neat tool kit (Fixa) for $8.95. I keep one in the trailer at all times.www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/00169254/. I hope this link works!!! Alf
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:37 PM   #8
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Thanks to everyone on your welcome response and helpful advise. I already tried to book some sites on the California coast for July and so far everything is booked. I plan on picking up my Escape on July 12th staying over at the Cottonwood in Chilliwack then travel via a ferry from Couperville to Port Townsend. I booked a site at Fort Worden State Park in Port Towsend WA from there I'm not sure how far I can travel in one day down the coast on Route 101. Anyone travel that route? What is a realistic distance one can travel during daylight hours doing the speed limit on Route 101?

Thanks Bruce for your advise on avoiding the LA.traffic. I will take your advise on that traveling route. And thanks and good luck to you Cathy on your new Escape. I will try and remember my passport.
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Roger, since you are going to use the ferry, it's a very good idea to make reservations Here's a link to it:
https://business.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/reservations/

Fort Worden is a nice park. The movie An Officer and Gentleman was shot there. You can make it to the Oregon border with no problem in less than a day. You may want to look at Fort Fort Stevens State Park, then head down 101 to Bullards Beach State Park, as Donna D has suggested, and join us
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:09 PM   #10
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Laura, Rick & Donna:

I booked site A-12 at Bullard State Park and plan on arriving July 16. I hope you'll still be there so we can meet.

Thanks again for your help.
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