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Old 07-06-2014, 02:12 AM   #1
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Our first real "TRIP" Coming Up

We have been living in our RW Since June 4th. Everything is going GREAT! The only travelling we have done is from the dealership home, and from home to here (which is only a mile from home!)

On July 12th we head out, on a 3 hour drive east on the Columbia River Gorge (I-84) and will "Camp" at our annual shindig with about 20 other families, which we have been doing for many, many years.

It will be a good test for a few of the systems: For one thing, the water filtration. This park, much as I love it, tastes like someone dropped a skunk in the water tower. I am not exagerating! You can SMELL it! YUCK.

The gorge has some challenging wind MOST of the time, so we will see how she handles in WIND.

This area is HOTTT all the time (that's why we go there). 90's is a cold snap. One year it was in the 110+ every one of the 10 days. SO we will check that cooling system too!

I'll keep you all posted, you know I will!!!
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Old 07-06-2014, 02:40 PM   #2
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I can only hope you enjoy pulling yours cross country as much as I do mine. We're loading back up and heading to Maine in the morning and I can't hardly wait.
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:25 PM   #3
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Enjoy the trip, bet you won't even notice she is still behind the truck. We also are getting packed up and checking everything prior to departure July 18th for the Rally.

Can't wait to get back on the road again.

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Old 07-10-2014, 04:25 AM   #4
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If it was me (and my DW) we would probably not hook up to their water supply.

Given the short pull into the park, I'd have enough on board water for showers and use bottled drinking water from your local grocery store. Try to avoid dish washer (i.e. paper plates) if possible.....

Then you can avoid their poor water supply all together.

Maybe that's just me though...

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Old 07-10-2014, 04:28 PM   #5
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In years past our water filter took care of it. I am sure it will this time too. We always bring bottled water for drinking. Hate to travel with full freshwater if we don't have to.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:32 PM   #6
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Carol and I just got back from an 1,800 mile trip to the Lake of the Ozarks. Very hot and humid there compared to Colorado. The 38 GK pulled very well and no problems the entire trip. Make sure your tires are aired up since the temp will make the highways very hot. We had a great time with family on the lake.
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Old 07-11-2014, 03:02 PM   #7
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This problem is exactly why I installed a whole house RO system. My water always taste great and the ice is crystal clear. It is funny though as some locations will turn the first filter brown in a matter of days (it has a clear housing). It really drives home the point of how water quality varies dramatically from location to location, and eve depends on the age of the RV Parks pipes.
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