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Old 08-23-2015, 11:57 AM   #1
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Relocating to Vancouver, WA

It's looking like we will be relocating to Vancouver, Washington in the near future. I'm looking for advice from forum members in that area on the following:

1. Recommendations for storage facilities: Our AS has been stored under cover or indoors since we bought it new. Can you recommend any similar storage facilities in Vancouver or Portland?

2. Winterizing: Our AS has enjoyed a mild climate in CA its entire life. We've never needed to winterize it. If you're in the Vancouver area, do you winterize your AS? Has it been necessary to winterize?

3. Favorite campgrounds: We're looking forward to exploring the area in our AS. If you live in the area, what are your favorite campgrounds?

Thanks for your input!

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Old 08-23-2015, 12:30 PM   #2
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Hi Scott,

Welcome to WA. I live about 200miles North of Vancouver so I can't contribute to Q#1.

Q#2. YES, you will need to winterize.

Q#3. Right off the bat there are probably 10 great coastal state campgrounds along the Northern Oregon/Southern Washington Coast. Heading East through mountains and waterfalls gets you to the dry country. Any environment you want! Check out Ft Steven in OR and Grayland in WA. From Grayland you'll want to (leave the trailer) drive to the fishing village of Westport WA. Oh, and in season you can do whale watching from the jetty at the north end of Ft Stevens (mouth of the Columbia). Its fun to see whales within 100 yards.


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Old 08-23-2015, 12:56 PM   #3
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John, Thanks! I'm starting a list of must see destinations. And, fortunately there are great tips on winterizing here on the forums. I love this site!
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