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Old 02-24-2022, 03:01 PM   #1
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Greetings to all, thanks to Jim the ambassador in St. Pete. Signed the build sheet the first day after the winter vacation. We have been pop-up camping since the 70's, with a 69 cox trailer. Set up and tear down became more involved than we wanted so our new addition will be a 17B, pretty much with all the bills and whistles, sorry I meant bells. These groups are fantastic as many of my decisions have been persuaded by forums. Our build date is, was 4/22/22 haven't heard any news yet but I really did not expect anything yet. I am going to pick-up at Sumas and my future questions will be routing back home to Sarasota Fl. either going down 101 to California or Rt. 2 East. Have to work on my personal info, I am Stan, my wife is Suzanne. always trying to look forward, Thank you
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Old 02-24-2022, 03:19 PM   #2
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Welcome. You should have a fun trip. There are lots of helpful posts here for your trailer and your journey.
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Old 02-24-2022, 04:09 PM   #3
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All the best. We picked up in Sumas around the same time last year. Also drove down on 101 a ways.
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Old 02-24-2022, 04:25 PM   #4
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Our Sumas pickup this past November was interrupted by nature (flood) so we ended up picking up in Blaine.

Because much of our trip was under monsoon conditions, we decided against putting our heads down and getting home ASAP (northern California) via I5. We wanted to experience some of what we use campers for so we hung a right at Astoria and headed south on 101.
We continued on to US1 down the California Coast before turning inland and pointing toward home.

The Pacific Coast is pretty incredible.
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Old 02-24-2022, 04:52 PM   #5
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I picked up in Sumas in April 2014 and spent two months wandering around out West before coming back to my home in the Florida panhandle. I had a great time.
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Old 03-12-2022, 04:03 PM   #6
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Well, it looks like the gods are looking after me. Have a pick-up date of May 24 and will be heading to Osoyoos for the rally weekend. Stan
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Well, it looks like the gods are looking after me. Have a pick-up date of May 24 and will be heading to Osoyoos for the rally weekend. Stan
WE will see you there on the 24th also and following you or vice versa over to Osoyoos.....it its a beautiful drive BTW......:we did it in 2019.
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Old 03-13-2022, 12:05 AM   #8
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...either going down 101 to California or Rt. 2 East.
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Well, it looks like the gods are looking after me. Have a pick-up date of May 24 and will be heading to Osoyoos for the rally weekend. Stan
What I would do IIWY FWIW IMHO OMG:

If you'll be heading out of Osoyoos, shoot down 97 to Omak, then 155 (a great stretch of roadage) over to Grand Coulee dam, stay on 155 to Coulee City along the Columbia River (Steamboat and Sun Lakes Dry Falls State Parks), then pick up Highway 2 to Spokane and stay on 2 through northern Idaho all the way up to Bonners Ferry and over to Glacier NP and Waterton Lakes NP, then there are a whole bunch of options to cut down to 90 or 80 or 40 or 10, or stay on the small roads.

Of course, the Oregon Coast is exceptional and beckons loudly.

Makes me want to hitch up and head out. Love planning other people's trips...
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Old 03-13-2022, 01:23 PM   #9
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Jim, we think we will follow your trail. Let's stay in touch. Stan
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Old 03-13-2022, 01:25 PM   #10
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I like the way you think, Pacific coast will have to be another trip. Stan
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Old 03-13-2022, 11:10 PM   #11
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Greetings to all, thanks to Jim the ambassador in St. Pete. Signed the build sheet the first day after the winter vacation. We have been pop-up camping since the 70's, with a 69 cox trailer. Set up and tear down became more involved than we wanted so our new addition will be a 17B, pretty much with all the bills and whistles, sorry I meant bells. These groups are fantastic as many of my decisions have been persuaded by forums. Our build date is, was 4/22/22 haven't heard any news yet but I really did not expect anything yet. I am going to pick-up at Sumas and my future questions will be routing back home to Sarasota Fl. either going down 101 to California or Rt. 2 East. Have to work on my personal info, I am Stan, my wife is Suzanne. always trying to look forward, Thank you
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You’re welcome and congratulations. You will love your new trailer. Take your time and enjoy the trip home. I enjoyed meeting you and Suzanne and showing you my 19. Best of luck to you!

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Old 03-16-2022, 12:23 PM   #12
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Received the first build pictures today, getting real.
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Old 03-16-2022, 12:25 PM   #13
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Since it is official now, you can update your avatar to reflect your new Escape....helps others with their responses......thanks./...
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Old 03-21-2022, 04:50 PM   #14
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She is being born, new pic in avatar, will stay in touch with Jim for the trip and pick-up and Osoyoos. Stan
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Old 04-28-2022, 07:02 PM   #15
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Just received delivery confirmation May 24 just in time for Osoyoos. Let the good times roll, S&S
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Old 04-29-2022, 07:45 AM   #16
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Delivery to Florida or you picking up in Chilliwack? We will be there on Tuesday morning 5/24 also for pickup, going to be a busy day for them.
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