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Old 12-19-2015, 09:08 PM   #21
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You'll only do it once..........forget to put tv ant. down! Just take your time set'n up, don't be self conchies, every body learned by doing....
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Old 12-19-2015, 11:03 PM   #22
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X2 on using a small space heater, particularly when you are at a full service campground. Save your propane for when you really need it.
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Old 12-20-2015, 08:40 AM   #23
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Did you get the Optional Sky light in the slide? Youroo!!
I didn't know a skylight in the slide was an option. There is one over the galley and one over the shower. I think it is funny that the kitchen skylight is frosted and the shower has clear plastic.
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Old 12-20-2015, 08:45 AM   #24
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Enjoy the coast!! We are heading out tomorrow for Ft Stevens State Park just outside of Astoria! Spending the week through Christmas. It's beautiful, and you should enjoy your time.

Have fun!!
We are across the street at KOA using our two free days offer from the PMRV show for buying a new trailer. As wet as it is, I am enjoying the resort amenities. The hot tub over here is nice and warm. We are venturing over to the fort on Sunday.
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Old 12-20-2015, 08:50 AM   #25
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Be careful of the flooding and land slides. Where are you staying in LC?
Staying at Logan Road RV Park. We will a more rustic place next time but we are going to be at the Casino not the campfire in this weather. Notice my handle "Casino Camper".
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Old 12-20-2015, 08:51 AM   #26
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Did the Oregon coast this past summer. Beautiful trip.


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Old 12-20-2015, 08:56 AM   #27
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We use a small electric space heater to conserve fuel, just turn it off when you need to use another appliance to keep from tripping a breaker. Hope you enjoy
Thanks. I wish I had thought of that before we left. The furnace is cycling on and off pretty often. I have to keep the wife warm if I want her to head out in this weather.
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:19 AM   #28
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Thanks. I wish I had thought of that before we left. The furnace is cycling on and off pretty often. I have to keep the wife warm if I want her to head out in this weather.
If there's a WalMart or other source nearby, I'd suggest checking out what they have for heaters. Usually there's something that isn't too expensive. When we're someplace cold we run a space heater at night, and in the morning I turn on the furnace for a while to get things more comfortable. As someone else said, don't forget to turn off the heater when you need to run something else--if you don't you'll almost certainly be resetting circuit breakers.
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:59 AM   #29
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I didn't know a skylight in the slide was an option. There is one over the galley and one over the shower. I think it is funny that the kitchen skylight is frosted and the shower has clear plastic.
There are MORE options on a Cherokee than other Brands of F/R units,maybe because there are lots of Standard Options,(Whatever in the Hell that Is) on other F/R Brands! They show the (Optional Skylight) in the 264L Floorplan ad! Youroo!!
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Old 12-22-2015, 03:12 AM   #30
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Oregon Coast Update

We made it to Astoria and stayed 2 nights at KOA. I absolutely love this stormy coastal weather. I bought some Frog Toggs rain gear and good rain boots so I stayed dry as a British man's humor from the unhitching, leveling and hookup. Enjoyed the indoor pool and spa and went to see the sights in Astoria including a climb to the top of the Astoria Column where the wind was so strong I could hardly open my eyes.

We then headed south to Lincoln City during a "High Wind Advisory". I can't believe how well the Durango hauls an 11ft tall, 31ft long trailer. I was getting moved around a bit but never felt any loss of steering and stayed inside the lines. My only trouble was in a tunnel. I had to power all the way up to counter the head wind, air was whistling through every crevice of the SUV and making the windows pulsate. It felt almost as if I had lost my engine or tranny but as soon as I exited the tunnel we gained our speed back.

We have to get back before Christmas so we can't go for anymore adventures after leave Lincoln City on Wednesday. I feel the next trip will involve a little more rustic atmosphere now that I have all the necessary supplies and have an idea what level of use my holding tanks and fresh water supply can support. Additionally, my backing skills are improving so I don't think we are limited to pull-thru sites.

I will give a final update after we make it home in one piece on Wednesday.
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