Saturday, January 15, 2011

In Red Bluff, Ca - Washed the rig

Early morning photo @ 7 Feathers prior to departure
We met some very nice folks @ 7 Feathers RV Resort.  Once couple in a beautiful Monaco motorhome - who farm between Abbotsord and Chilliwack (back home in British Columbia), another couple in an awesome Fleetwood motorhome - from Vancouver Island, and another couple - also in a beautiful Monaco motorhome - from Cold Lake, Alberta.  These folks invited us to the next stop on our collective southern drive.  We were told that we could wash our rigs - on site - at the Durango RV Resort in Red Bluff, Ca.  We bit into that.  Our rig needed a good wash after the wet weather in Oregon and Washington states.

Driving by the Shasta Lakes in northern California
 If was a nice drive through the Siskiyou Pass but - unlike Rick and Paulette   Rick & Paulette's RV Travel - who took great shots of Mt. Shasta - our drive through found the mountain half covered in fog and clouds.   Still a nice drive through with negligeable rain.

Stopped for a much needed diesel drink in Redding, Ca.

It was a short 25 minute drive to the Durango RV Resort.

Durango RV Resort - Red Bluff, Ca
After a relatively quick set up - on a long and level concrete site - Jeanette and I got busy and washed the truck, rig and motorcycle.  

A lot of road grime
A much needed cleaning following a few days of rain and road grit while on the Washington and Oregon freeways.

Nice evening - temperatures in the low 60's

More than half way through washing the rig

 Amost done.  Just the motorcycle left to wash.
As the sun set, we completed our wash and put everything away.  We went for a walk, found a food store close by, purchased some vegetables and other necessities, then headed back home.  After dinner we walked around the resort and chatted with other snowbirders heading south.

Today we will head south of Sacramento and, when the time feels right, we'll pick an RV site for an overnight before heading for Orange Grove RV in the Bakersfield area.  We've been told that this is a great RV place.  We'll check that out. we go.  

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Wow the rig is sharp now, I always worry about finding a place other than home to wash my rig,,most state parks say no, and private campgrounds as well, I wouldn't mind paying a fee, but really how much water do you use , I keep mine turned off unless actually rinsing, and wash with a big bucket and a brush.Anyway Glad to see you found a way. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

  2. nice looking rig you got there! it is all nice and clean!..have a safe trip as you head further nice that you have met other Canadians to travel along with!

  3. Glad to see you had a nice drive over the Siskiyou's even if it was a bit cloudy and foggy! Thanks for the shout out too!

    Nothing like a nice clean rig to make it run better - at least it seems to, don't know why.

    Have a safe trip down to Bakersfield.

  4. Looking good with that fresh wash job, now if it just doesn't rain on you for the rest of the way.