Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-22-2015, 03:22 AM   #31
Casino Camper
 
jughrad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: St Helens, Oregon
Posts: 144
Quote:
Originally Posted by youroo View Post
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!!
I now see that in the floorplan. Strange that it said the shower skylight was an option but that does not show up in the floorplan. Also we have a skylight about three feet starboard from the optional dinette skylight position although I think that was standard equipment.

So far we love the floorplan. We had a hard time deciding between 'Rear Lounge' and 'Rear Kitchen'. I think we made the right decision since the rear window has been my main observation point for storm watching. I turn the recliner around and look out the window. With the rear kitchen I would have been staring at another camper.
__________________

__________________
2016 Cherokee 264L (Rear Living)
2013 GMC Sierra Denali
EAZ Lift 1000 WDH w/Sway Control
2017 Nights Camped: 36 Campgrounds: 11
2016 Nights Camped: 24 Campgrounds: 8
jughrad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2015, 06:34 AM   #32
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Waynesville
Posts: 12,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by jughrad View Post
I now see that in the floorplan. Strange that it said the shower skylight was an option but that does not show up in the floorplan. Also we have a skylight about three feet starboard from the optional dinette skylight position although I think that was standard equipment.

So far we love the floorplan. We had a hard time deciding between 'Rear Lounge' and 'Rear Kitchen'. I think we made the right decision since the rear window has been my main observation point for storm watching. I turn the recliner around and look out the window. With the rear kitchen I would have been staring at another camper.
Jughrad,it all depends (Where you Camp/Park) as to what your View will be! From different Window Locations! Here is a example of a Front Kit Windjammer that was (Placed by a Mule) so they could have a Gulf Coast View! Youroo!! The Front of the V-Nose was only 6' from the Rock retaining wall!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF4671.jpg
Views:	56
Size:	427.2 KB
ID:	96611  
__________________

__________________
youroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2015, 09:30 AM   #33
jkoenig24
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Box Elder, SD (formerly NY)
Posts: 377
Glad to hear all went well. May you have many successful RV adventures in the years to come!
__________________
jkoenig24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2015, 10:03 AM   #34
Pickin' & Campin'
 
5picker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South Western PA
Posts: 5,002
Quote:
Originally Posted by jughrad View Post
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.
Frosting on a skylight is done for more than one reason.

1. Privacy.
Obviously, being on the ceiling, the probability of someone looking down through the skylights is slim so frosting it for privacy doesn't apply here.

2. Diffusion.
The kitchen skylight is frosted (actually diffused) to soften the bright sunlight and disperse it over a wider area.

Diffused lenses are often used for lighting that is placed above areas where tedious work is being performed.
Better coverage, no bright spots and easier on the eyes.
__________________
_________________________________________
2016 Flagstaff 8529IKBS Diamond Package 5th Wheel
2017 Ford F-Series SCREW 4x4
TST Tire Monitor w/Repeater - Sinemate 3500w Gen.
Days Camped: '15=22 '16=46 '17=30
5picker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2015, 02:38 AM   #35
Casino Camper
 
jughrad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: St Helens, Oregon
Posts: 144
Final Chapter

We had a great trip. No major issues despite Mother Nature. As mentioned previously, the trip from Astoria to Lincoln City was during a significant 'High Wind Warning" and although the 'Durango Tango' was exciting it was uneventful. After two days in Lincoln City (Avoid Logan Rd RV Park & Lincoln City KOA, go to Devil's Lake RV Park) we woke to news of snow in the Coastal Range. A car did spin out in the slush and cross into our lane heading straight for us but he got control just in time. My collision avoidance maneuver did not cause any issues, the trailer followed me just fine. I had one hard braking event and we stopped on a dime.

In summary, the trailer functioned perfectly and has only very minor cosmetic cabinet flaws. The Durango exceeded all expectations; nothing but praise for old Nellie after I adjusted the WDH and added the sway control. Camping World sent me out squatting with a 2.5 inch rise in the front and no sway control for a 31 foot trailer with a short wheel base SUV TV. I didn't make any newbie mistakes that caused damage, however, I did embarras myself by setting up then realizing my slide went over the line into my neighbors site and The whole park was out in force catching the 'qtear down and setup again' show.
__________________
2016 Cherokee 264L (Rear Living)
2013 GMC Sierra Denali
EAZ Lift 1000 WDH w/Sway Control
2017 Nights Camped: 36 Campgrounds: 11
2016 Nights Camped: 24 Campgrounds: 8
jughrad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2015, 04:21 PM   #36
Senior Member
 
Night Stone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Forest Grove, Oregon
Posts: 585
Quote:
Originally Posted by jughrad View Post
We had a great trip. No major issues despite Mother Nature. As mentioned previously, the trip from Astoria to Lincoln City was during a significant 'High Wind Warning" and although the 'Durango Tango' was exciting it was uneventful. After two days in Lincoln City (Avoid Logan Rd RV Park & Lincoln City KOA, go to Devil's Lake RV Park) we woke to news of snow in the Coastal Range. A car did spin out in the slush and cross into our lane heading straight for us but he got control just in time. My collision avoidance maneuver did not cause any issues, the trailer followed me just fine. I had one hard braking event and we stopped on a dime.
Just for future reference if you do come out to the coast at this time of year, invest in a portable electric heater, saves a lot of propane, we have this one, Heat Wave Blythe Tabletop Infrared Quartz Heater, 1400 watts and 15amps.

Also invest in a few damp rids, a lot of rain and moisture this time of year in Oregon.
__________________
98 Chevy Silverado C3500 crewcab, 454 cu in & 2013 Salem Cruise-Lite 181BHXL
FRF and FROG member
Days camped in 2012 (3), 2013 (3), 2014 (6)
Days camped in 2015, 0 Days so far (0)
This Space for Rent
Night Stone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2015, 04:27 PM   #37
Left Coast
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: vancouver,washington
Posts: 15,649
Send a message via Yahoo to bob caldwell
And, if you decided to travel East dur'n summer, there's a lot to add/change.........only take 1 trip to figure it out!! ( very hot/ humid)
__________________
bob caldwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2015, 04:47 PM   #38
Senior Member
 
Ford Idaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,840
Welcome to the forums from SW Idaho.

Spent some time in Seaside, Astoria area in June this year it was a great time.

Lewis and Clark site, the Peter Iredale shipwreck and a few other places.

Did a little walkthrough of Ape Cave some time back, had a great time there.
__________________

__________________
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho 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



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:52 PM.