Sunday, March 20, 2011

Road Trip Day 2: Spokane, WA


We arrived in Spokane, WA, the final destination after our first full day on the road, shortly after 16:00. At Trailer Inns RV Park, the sites were the shortest we encountered during our entire road trip. The total length of our GMC Yukon XL Denali and Keystone Premier 31BHPR travel trailer is about 55' long (the ProPride 3P hitch adds an extra foot), longer than the available pull-through sites, but the manager was friendly and helpful in guiding us into our spot. This is an urban RV park but there was a nice playground for the kids to play while we setup for the night.

One item of RV gear we discovered that we needed was a water filter. Living in Metro Vancouver, we were not used to the hard water we found in Spokane and luckily we had enough fresh water in our tank to last the evening. I picked up a disposable water filter at our next Walmart stop and it worked well for the rest of the trip.


When we pulled in to our site, our Keystone Premier attracted attention and questions from fellow RVers right away...
...a trend that continues even now each weekend we're out RVing. The Premier's full-body paint definitely makes a difference, but the outside kitchen is what most people want to see and ask questions about. It was fun chatting with people across the country about how we used the setup with the outdoor grill and sink. Most appreciated the fridge and many were surprised to see the swing-out TV. Although the outdoor kitchen was not a selling point for us when we bought our RV, it has grown into one of my most favorite features.

Our full-body paint, however, paled in comparison to what pulled into the RV park later that evening. This Jelly Belly combo was probably the most colourful rig combination we saw :o)


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