Osoyoos waters rising - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Me | General Topics > General Escape
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-09-2018, 09:12 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 13,797
Osoyoos waters rising

Pack your swim trunks.
https://globalnews.ca/news/4198940/o...ergency-flood/

In previous years, high lake water has closed some lakefront sites.
__________________

__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 09:53 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
dfandrews's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Ventura County, California
Trailer: 2015 Escape 17A -- "The Pullman"
Posts: 1,848
Looking at the news photos & video, it appears that the water is higher than last year at the Rally. There were a fair number of folks at & near the lake who had to move.
__________________

__________________
Don & Teresa
2015 17A: 2011 Honda Pilot
In Orbe Terrum Non Visi / RLTW
dfandrews is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2018, 02:58 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: West Coast, Florida
Trailer: None now
Posts: 1,278
With the camp ground completely full if they have to close campsites along the lake I wonder if there will be problems getting a site for the rally?
wetzk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2018, 03:50 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 13,797
I expect that flooded campsites have been taken into account, which is why the campground is full.
If you are planning on camping around the Okanagan before or after the rally, best check availability.
Latest from CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...ding-1.4656616
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2018, 09:59 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
escape artist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Thomas not BVI., Ontario
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0TA / 2016 Ram Eco Diesel 4X4
Posts: 6,234
Quote:
Originally Posted by wetzk View Post
With the camp ground completely full if they have to close campsites along the lake I wonder if there will be problems getting a site for the rally?
Hi: wetzk... If you dont have a res. You'd be welcome to share ours. I even have the"Balls" to say so if you remember. Alf

escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
__________________
Quote Bugs Bunny..."Don't take life too seriously, none of us get out of it ALIVE"!!!
'16 Ram Eco D. 4X4 Laramie Longhorn CC & '14 Escape 5.0TA
St.Thomas (Not the Virgin Islands) Ontario
escape artist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2018, 11:08 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: West Coast, Florida
Trailer: None now
Posts: 1,278
Quote:
Originally Posted by escape artist View Post
Hi: wetzk... If you dont have a res. You'd be welcome to share ours. I even have the"Balls" to say so if you remember. Alf

escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
We have ours,not sure where as they would not give us a site number but they did take the reservation a few months back. I just wondered if they have to shut a lot of sites whether they will have problems with the number of people attending the rally.

You have to admit, not many people have a set of those. They would look good hanging from the back of your bicycle. Or your blue boy if you have one. I have one hat home and think that's where mine is going
wetzk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2018, 11:30 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
BCnomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: O town, British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 "Lightning"
Posts: 1,470
Hwy 3 near Keremeos is closed indefinitely due to flooding those heading west to the factory would route through the Coq or south via WA state or hwy 3A just south of Penticton.

https://www.castanet.net/edition/new...21-.htm#225923


Edit: Added 3A info
BCnomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2018, 12:46 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Steve Clark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Fremont, California
Trailer: 2016 21. '15 Ford Explorer V-6
Posts: 1,482
[QUOTE=wetzk;247200

You have to admit, not many people have a set of those. They would look good hanging from the back of your bicycle. Or your blue boy if you have one. I have one hat home and think that's where mine is going [/QUOTE]

I’ll just let my imagination run wild here...............
__________________
Steve and Debbie
2016 - 21'

“Get out the map and lay your finger anywhere down” -Indigo Girls
Steve Clark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2018, 12:51 PM   #9
Site Team
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 8,545
IF you're traveling to the rally and plan on going through Montana, keep an eye on the weather and conditions. Half the state is flooding, the other half under a winter storm watch for snow! Weather forecast: Snow and heavy rain Friday - KPAX.com | Continuous News | Missoula & Western Montana
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward
2014 Escape 5.0TA
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2018, 01:41 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: West Coast, Florida
Trailer: None now
Posts: 1,278
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Clark View Post
I’ll just let my imagination run wild here...............
So what do you think? Does it project the image like the ones on the rear of trucks?
I'm thinking a couple NOS and Type R stickers with a fartcan hanging underneath would help complete this turdhaulers makeover..
wetzk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2018, 01:45 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: West Coast, Florida
Trailer: None now
Posts: 1,278
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donna D. View Post
IF you're traveling to the rally and plan on going through Montana, keep an eye on the weather and conditions. Half the state is flooding, the other half under a winter storm watch for snow! Weather forecast: Snow and heavy rain Friday - KPAX.com | Continuous News | Missoula & Western Montana
This should be an interesting trip by the time we get there.
Hopefully we do not get to see if Escapes float.
wetzk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2018, 02:12 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 13,797
Bookmark this page:
DriveBC
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2018, 12:31 PM   #13
Site Team
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 8,545
Spotted this link over at Facebook, posted by 'Theresa'
BC flooding: Evacuation orders issued in Osoyoos as lake levels rise | Vancouver Sun
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward
2014 Escape 5.0TA
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2018, 01:06 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Iowa Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Benton County, Iowa
Trailer: 2013 Escape 21 Classic Number 6, pulled by 2018 Toyota Highlander
Posts: 4,347
Traveling

Quote:
Originally Posted by Donna D. View Post
Spotted this link over at Facebook, posted by 'Theresa'
BC flooding: Evacuation orders issued in Osoyoos as lake levels rise | Vancouver Sun
Hi Donna
Sounds like a opportunity for some storytelling on the most harrowing trip to get to Osoyoos this year. “From the Yukon to the sunny shores of Florida they came like lemmings to the Osoyoos rally”. While James Taylor plays Fire and Rain softly in the background. Gonna start day drinking any minute now. And who were the Three Frozen Kings?
Iowa Dave
Iowa Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2018, 01:11 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Oldtimer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: DFW, Texas
Trailer: 2018 21 Sept 7 2018
Posts: 557
Looks like pontoons attached under the escapes will be needed for this rally lol
Oldtimer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2018, 01:23 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: West Coast, Florida
Trailer: None now
Posts: 1,278
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
Looks like pontoons attached under the escapes will be needed for this rally lol
Hopefully if they decide to cancel it will be early next week so we can drift another direction. It's already changed where we cross and some of our plans needed revised. I guess I'll use my data plan a lot this trip.
wetzk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2018, 03:14 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 1979 Boler B1700
Posts: 11,961
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
Looks like pontoons attached under the escapes will be needed for this rally lol
Plug those drain holes first, though
Brian B-P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2018, 04:31 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Iowa Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Benton County, Iowa
Trailer: 2013 Escape 21 Classic Number 6, pulled by 2018 Toyota Highlander
Posts: 4,347
Think outside the box

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
Looks like pontoons attached under the escapes will be needed for this rally lol
You can’t push an Escape with a 9 1/2. Oh yes you can . And another modification begins. The end of tire threads.
Iowa Dave
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 54FAB95D-4ED1-4200-8F81-5A636A9460A0.jpg (376.8 KB, 24 views)
Iowa Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2018, 07:01 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 13,797
The rally generally takes up all of C loops, which wouldn't flood even if Noah attended. Lots of lake front sites that may have to close.
City of Osoyoos is concerned about their septic system. I'm not sure if Mk'Nip is on its own system.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Rally Map 2.jpg (302.1 KB, 43 views)
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2018, 08:19 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 14,229
Quote:
Originally Posted by wetzk View Post
Hopefully if they decide to cancel it will be early next week so we can drift another direction. It's already changed where we cross and some of our plans needed revised. I guess I'll use my data plan a lot this trip.
Quote:
Originally Posted by gbaglo View Post
The rally generally takes up all of C loops, which wouldn't flood even if Noah attended. Lots of lake front sites that may have to close.
City of Osoyoos is concerned about their septic system. I'm not sure if Mk'Nip is on its own system.
Their Facebook site claims that all sites north of the store lost water and sewer. I would guess they are what, about 3' above normal lake height?
__________________

__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×