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Old 05-21-2024, 08:40 PM   #1
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New Member Taking my Biggest Road Trip Yet

Howdy Y'all,
I'm new here. I'm from Seattle WA and bought a 2005 27ft Minnie Winnie in 2017 and then a 2011 Honda Fit to follow along behind in 2019. Added the Blue Ox tow brackets a couple months later. The Winnie only had 10,000 miles when we got her, she's been amazing, and of course the Honda is a Honda (55K when we got her). We quickly realized that just bringing bikes along didn't cut it... having the toad is really nice.

So far, our trips have been pretty much local. Washington has a ton of beautiful places to camp. The farthest from home we've been is Bend, Oregon. Next month (June) we are hopefully going to take the rig all the way to Southern Cal to visit friends and relatives. I've been going crazy trying to fix every little thing and get everything perfect for the long trip. Maybe going too crazy. Installed a dash cam, a new TPMS system, and tapped all the power from the fuse box to clean up all the cables while we're driving.

One thing I did that I'm really happy with is I bought a complete set of Ford wiring diagrams and workshop manuals for the 2005 E-Series. I found the set on eBay for about $100. I've also learned so much from YouTube, LOL.

We've had many fun years with this rig so I'm eager to support this community. Hopeful that I can help somebody just starting out with some of the questions I had back in 2017. Take care!

2005 Minnie Winnie 427P
2011 Honda Fit Flat Toad
Blue Ox Tow Gear, RVi2 Brake System
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Old 05-21-2024, 10:47 PM   #2
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Hi Pete,
Sounds like a great trip! I like going southbound on US 101 for the trip down, as that way all turn-offs for scenic views are right-hand turns. Oregon and California have wonderful ocean views.
I also like McCloud RV Park, which is south of Mt. Shasta. It would be a good spot to spend a night or two on the way back home.
Have fun!
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Old 05-22-2024, 08:12 AM   #3
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So many great places ---but SO FAR !
We have a son in Huntington Beach, which gave us excuses to go that far West but once that was done, the trip North just never really got done well enough!
If I were in Seattle, it might take a decade to get it done well enough to look further out!

Welcome to the group and hope it can help both sides!
Why no RV year, make and floorplan on MY signature as we suggest for others?
I currently DO NOT have one!
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