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The RVs of readers and how they use them

Issue 77; Posted Apr. 29, 2017

Kenny and Becky Goss, Winterville, North Carolina

Camp Lejeune Campground, Onslow Beach, NC

We have a 2015 Cherokee Grey Wolf 23BD and pull it with our 2013 Ram 1500 Laramie pickup truck. The only things we don’t like about our camper is the storage area isn’t a through storage. The only access door is on the passenger side. Also, there is no light inside the storage area. Other than that we absolutely love it.

We camp mostly local (New Bern KOA and Camp Lejeune) because of our work schedules. We recently went to Myrtle Beach KOA so I could run the marathon there. We look to travel further and more often as our schedule allows.

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John and Mary Lynn Morgan, Keizer, Oregon

Our 2007 Winnebago Access 31C (which we bought new) is the ultimate ski-in/ski-out ski chalet. It spends many winter weekends in the parking lot at Hoodoo Ski Bowl on the Santiam Pass in Oregon, where I am a ski instructor. Hoodoo has 36 electric and cable only spots very near the lodge, plus dry-camping spaces a little farther away. The lodge is designed so access to the bathrooms, which include showers, is available even after the main doors to the lodge are locked at night.

Our RV stays super cozy with an electric space heater keeping it warm with a little help from the furnace on really cold nights. Toyo Open Country studless snow tires have carried us through the fiercest of blizzards without ever chaining up. We have developed routines for keeping snowy and wet boots clustered near the steps minimizing the water on the floor, and we have created spaces for drying out gloves, etc. The dehumidifier bags work overtime.

There’s ample room in the rear storage area to carry all the ski gear, though it does get a little cluttered inside when our two grown children accompany us. Lots of games and DVD’s after night skiing is over at 9:00 — that is, if we aren’t socializing with the other overnighters. We camp dry, with no water in the pipes or tank, taking up jugs of water for cooking and washing but primarily using the lodge bathrooms and often eating meals in the lodge. However, we do allow limited use of the RV toilet for pressing got-to-go moments when there isn’t time to get dressed for the 300-foot walk to the bathroom. This winter, snowy, skiing, outdoor, gloriously beautiful setting, experience is blissful and special.

Steve and Barb Larson, Florida

Near Thompson Pass, north of Valdez, AK

We happily have seen 48 states (missing Hawaii and Nebraska) since we retired in 2013. We bought our 2000 Newmar Kountry Star new in January 2000, and have seen a huge portion of our beautiful country as well as a large portion of the Maritime Provinces and Alberta and British Columbia in Canada. We travel during the summer and spend winters at our home in Florida. This is our 4th Class A MH since 1980 and our 7th toad, first with a dolly, and we had been flat towing since 1998.

We went to Alaska with a caravan of 23 other couples in 2014, putting 17,000 miles on our camper and an additional 17,000 miles on our 2008 Chevy HHR in 6 months. We have been keeping a blog since 2014 and have posted 1000s of pictures; it is all on the internet if anyone wants to read it. It can be found at A little hint: the pictures are like a thumbnail — click on them to see them full size.

We have had an amazing 37 years of RVing from the Florida Keys to Denali National Park and from the Pacific south of San Diego to the northern reaches of Cape Breton Island of Nova Scotia — and a whole lot in between. Spending two months to drive from Idaho to Alaska and back to Washington was one amazing journey.

Our RV currently has 73,000 miles on it and our toad has 193,000. So it is easy to see, we have not been sitting still very much. We stay in a wide variety of RV parks, some commercial parks, but mostly State, National and Army Corps of Engineers RV parks whenever possible. The ACE Parks are our favorites. We are set to leave for another adventure that will take us to International Falls, Minnesota, and a winding journey via Canada and back to Florida. Come, follow along.

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linda irons
5 years ago

Where do I email my story and picture of my RV.

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