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Old 01-09-2017, 12:58 PM   #41
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Another big storm expected Tuesday in NorCal. Drive safe.
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:09 PM   #42
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You ain't seen nothing yet.
$1.35 a liter for regular in North Van. That's $5.10 (CAD) a U.S. gallon. About $3.83 US / gallon, if my calculations are correct.
Fred I hope you take note of Glenn's comment. Best to fill up before you leave WA. As for us we head to BC next month, maybe I'll have to put in a few 5 gallon containers of gas and fill them before we get to BC!

Hope the rest of your trip goes well. Loved the pic of the Organ Mountains, we enjoyed that view last Feb. staying with friends in Las Cruces. Their place backs on a golf course with a lovely view of the mountains from the backyard.

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Old 01-09-2017, 01:26 PM   #43
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Fred I hope you take note of Glenn's comment. Best to fill up before you leave WA. As for us we head to BC next month, maybe I'll have to put in a few 5 gallon containers of gas and fill them before we get to BC!

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For those crossing the border that wouldn't go well with the Border guards checking for terrorists and explosive materials being transported into CA.
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:52 PM   #44
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For those crossing the border that wouldn't go well with the Border guards checking for terrorists and explosive materials being transported into CA.
Golly, I have seen Canadians filling additional containers at Costco here in Bellingham. Maybe I'm missing something or they're not taking them back across the border.
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Old 01-09-2017, 04:52 PM   #45
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if you are at Escape today..how about some posted pics to commemorate the journey thus far...
Picked up the trailer today - a bit snow this morning. Dennis drove the trailer to Sumas as the regular driver said the roads were too bad for him to drive. Ha! He would have had a stroke over the roads we traveled on the way up.

The trailer is great - we're set up in a RV park in Washington now.

Pics are the parking area at Escape. Saw several of the new 5.0 TA in the parking lot. Sure looks like a lot of trailers are ready.
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Oh, my. That is why many do not pick up in winter. Glad you have made it so far. Take it easy with that new gem.
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Old 01-09-2017, 05:16 PM   #47
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Yes, sit tight for awhile if you can, storms all down CA this week.
You've got a perfect color truck for the snow!
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Old 01-09-2017, 05:35 PM   #48
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wow...would not want to learn how to pull a trailer in that...perhaps join a wagon train this spring to BC.
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Old 01-09-2017, 05:59 PM   #49
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Picked up the trailer today - a bit snow this morning. Dennis drove the trailer to Sumas as the regular driver said the roads were too bad for him to drive. Ha! He would have had a stroke over the roads we traveled on the way up.

The trailer is great - we're set up in a RV park in Washington now.

Pics are the parking area at Escape. Saw several of the new 5.0 TA in the parking lot. Sure looks like a lot of trailers are ready.
Glad to hear things are still going well despite the weather, and if it is improving, so much the better. Sounds like despite the winter weather, things are going according to plan, good for you. Enjoy that new trailer.

Thanks for sharing the pics. I see Chilliwack got another skiff of snow. Although that is not much, it is a lot for that area. They don't see much snow in that valley. According to the folks I have talked to around there, it is the worst in a decade or two. For me, it is the mountain passes between Chilliwack and Calgary that concern me, but only time will tell. ;0
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Very 'Cool' , tdf! Congratulations! BTW, Chester, the regular driver, pulled our trailer at 80 mph from Chilliwack to Sumas. Debbie and I followed in cardiac mode! Count your blessings that Dennis was up for the challenge.....
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Old 01-09-2017, 06:04 PM   #51
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Picked up the trailer today - a bit snow this morning. Dennis drove the trailer to Sumas as the regular driver said the roads were too bad for him to drive. Ha! He would have had a stroke over the roads we traveled on the way up.

The trailer is great - we're set up in a RV park in Washington now.

Pics are the parking area at Escape. Saw several of the new 5.0 TA in the parking lot. Sure looks like a lot of trailers are ready.
while most trailers in that pic look they got the new frameless windows...it looks like a 2017 Escape 19 with the thermal slider type windows directly behind the pickup in that pic...
also looks like it didn't get the storage box so is the snow sitting on top of the batteries....
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Old 01-09-2017, 06:18 PM   #52
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My wife, Dora, and I started our trek today to Chilliwack, BC, for a January 16th orientation date on our 21' Escape travel trailer. Our first leg took us 573 miles and landed us in Las Cruces, NM. We saw a caravan of 4 hippie vans and a beautiful view of the Organ Mountains, near Las Cruces, as the last rays of sun shone on them. Tomorrow will bring new adventures!]

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Great pics, keep 'em coming. Hope you encounter better weather than the Texans who headed up that way ahead of you. Congrats on your new trailer and hope to see you on the road. Have a safe trip.
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Picked up the trailer today - a bit snow this morning. Dennis drove the trailer to Sumas as the regular driver said the roads were too bad for him to drive. Ha! He would have had a stroke over the roads we traveled on the way up.

The trailer is great - we're set up in a RV park in Washington now.

Pics are the parking area at Escape. Saw several of the new 5.0 TA in the parking lot. Sure looks like a lot of trailers are ready.
Nice pics of the Escapes in the snow. Glad you made it up there safe and sound. Enjoy the trip back home. Guess it might be a while before you get back to Texas. So much to see along the way. Safe travels.
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:30 PM   #54
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Weather reports look so rough through this week in CA, just take it slow and cautious. Gas up in Phoenix, even cheaper right now than it was in N AZ last week.


Made it to Bakersfield! Saw 1 Casita and
2 Escape 17s on CA-58 today!!! Will evaluate our next leg tonight.
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Made it to Bakersfield! Saw 1 Casita and
2 Escape 17s on CA-58 today!!! Will evaluate our next leg tonight.
Stay safe and have a great travel day tomorrow!
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:22 PM   #56
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In Sabine county I just walked in and got registration and plates. The title came later and it says on it, "No VIN inspection".
A friend in Austin registered hers before pickup also with no issues.


It is sad Thumper...even the DMV hotline lady told me that each county ha s a different interpretation of the rules.


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Don't gas up in Lordsburg, NM, as it is expensive .
I use the Gas Buddy website (GasBuddy.com - Find Low Gas Prices in the USA and Canada) and their smartphone apps to check gasoline prices.

BTW, it looks like you will pay more for gasoline all the way up the West Coast, than you paid in Lordsburg, NM.
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:32 PM   #58
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Made it to Bakersfield! Saw 1 Casita and
2 Escape 17s on CA-58 today!!! Will evaluate our next leg tonight.
Wow, Siskiyou was bare at 5:00 and a disaster area at 8:00. We're hoping this whole system blows over by the weekend when we expect to be there.

Good luck tomorrow.

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$1.35 a liter for regular in North Van. That's $5.10 (CAD) a U.S. gallon. About $3.83 US / gallon, if my calculations are correct.


Oh, Canada is a different story. We we there two months last year and we learned quickly. But, it is what it is.


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Wow, Siskiyou was bare at 5:00 and a disaster area at 8:00. We're hoping this whole system blows over by the weekend when we expect to be there.

Good luck tomorrow.

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Hi Ron and others,
As one who has been up and down the coast many many times I have learned that the Siskiyou's can be a difficult and a bit dangerous pass to deal with in bad weather. Biggest danger comes from truck and auto drivers with poor tires and over speed. Nothing new there for you I'm sure.

I usually think about 101 - coast route for winter time driving BUT that road is windy and prone to mud slides and road washouts. Never the less, its generally my first choice .... regardless.

Another good choice would be to get as far as weather will allow and then sit tight warm and safe in your trailer. Wait for a good opportunity to dash. The big difference between Southern Oregon and BC / Southeast Alaska is that down there storms don't last as long. Wintertime? Yup can be pretty intense but relatively short lived compared to storm frontal systems we get.

Another good option is to take the "great circle route" to Salt Lake City. There you will likely find snow but it will be dry - better ... much better traction than the coastal wet snow. Great views too. Only word of caution is that when they plow the roads, the shoulder can look flat and as an extention of the road surface ... only to pull over and find its soft powdery snow over the drainage ditch. Be careful pulling over!

Good Luck Ron - please keep us up to date as I really enjoyed your last winters adventures. I may be looking at Baja myself in late Feb. - not sure.

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