Frank’s RV Newsletter Fall 2017

Now is the time to explore with an RV!

I thought it was about time I got out an article for 2017, as it has been a while.   

How about an opening picture take from the my RV?

Willamette Valley Blacktail deer in velvet during early August 2017. He has disappeared from the scene as of August 19th.. He will show up after the season for more pictures.

First note of the day is that I believe ground is finally moving up in Woodland, Washington on the new B Young RV Dealership.   Taken a while to get the permits and of course get the complex plans all put together and signed off.   The complex is going to be quite the RV Dealership and it will be great for our Washington customers, making it much easier getting their RV’s service and buying an RV.   Of course our staff that lives in Washington will get an automatic pay raise in having not to pay the Oregon Income Tax for working in Oregon.

B Young RV just got done with the second Tiffin Rally in 7 years.  This Rally was held in Salem, Oregon and was a very successful Rally for B Young RV, Tiffin RV, Sales Staff and that of the customers that drove away after a couple of days in their new Tiffin RV.

Since my last article B Young RV has added a couple more Sprinter chassis based motorhome companies, that being Winnebago with the Navion (Class B+) and Regency RV with the Exalta (Class B).  Both companies are highly regarded in the industry.

2018 Winnebago Navion 24V at Gold Beach, Oregon

Tiffin has come out with the Wayfarer Sprinter chassis Class B Motorhome.  My feelings are that the Wayfarer is right up at the top.   One of the standards from Tiffin is the diesel generator and solid hardwood cabinetry.  The Chafee style door makes it easier for seniors to put their cargo in the holds.

Business wise at B Young RV, another recorded breaking year for the company, it is simply amazing how much traffic and the number of RV’s heading to destinations all over North America.

About 4 months ago I traded in my 3rd RV bought from B Young RV for another.  Seems when they are about 1 ½ years old with 35K on them, it is time.  As you all know it is all about the floorplan and the floorplans changed all the time.   This one might have to last a while…  It is the first one with a solar panel, factory installed inverter and the TUMA hot water heater system.  My wife said she loves this RV and has done some interior decor, styled to the beach, this being the first time in any of our RVs’…

TUMA  system is easy to use and get hot water on demand.

It is a phenomenon to see what is happening with Grand Design RV and the popularity of the many products they make with the Imagine, Reflection, Solitude and Momentum.  Inventory is tough to keep and the factory is making more plants to keep up with the demand.  Recently my neighbor, who has been looking for a travel trailer, bought an Imagine and did not mind waiting for a factory order.

The fall season camping season is about to start and many of the camp grounds now have openings.  So many times the weather in the valley can be bad, and trying to go east can be tough with the weather in the mountains, but the Oregon or California coast can be great.  The parks this summer were tough to get in with no or little openings, even during the middle of the week.  Have you ever thought how lucky we are to have a coastline that we can see the ocean and get to the beach fairly easy?

Roosevelt Elk are something to look for during a trip to the coast or along the coast. This is an Oregon bull, but California on the Northern Hwy 101 is the spot to catch them…
Picture take 10-13-17 

Oregonians are very privileged to have so many Oregon State Parks to use.   RVers’ come from all over North America to see and camp in Oregon, thus you’ll see many using these parks.   The Californians come in groves during the fishing season using all the parks on the Oregon Coast. 

I have seen during our travels south to the border that many of the State Parks are going through upgrades, such newly installed septic hookups at most campsite and best of all the clearing of the plants and brush in the campsites.   This allows larger RV’s to use the sites.  It is always said, “If it fits, then it is your campsite” FRB  

This Whale was very close to the rocks. One has to be on the ready to get the shots.

There still are Whales working up the Oregon Coast as of this past week.  To be truthful, almost every spot one could pull alongside the road, you could see Whales breaching.  At Whales Cove, there were Cow’s with Calves working the bay.   There is a trail that you can get close, but be careful about putting your weight on the tree on the edge overlooking the bay.  It is a long ways down to the rocks below…

This Whale and others near Boiler Bay, Oregon

For all of B Young RV Customers and those that read this have a great fall and winter.  Those heading south to AZ and S.E. California, have a great and safe trip.

Frank Biggs 503-737-9595

B Young RV – frankb@byoungrv.com

 

One thought on “Frank’s RV Newsletter Fall 2017”

  1. Frank!

    It has been a while since you sent out an RV News Letter. Not to bad Sir. Some great pictures you have inserted. I find it interesting about the Tuma hot water heater. I have heard that some of the demand hot water heaters do not work very well. The Tuma has some great reviews.
    Keep up the news to your followers and I do believe you have had a lot of Motorhomes!
    George R.

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