Thursday, April 25, 2019

Wayne and Margy's New RV Trip Log 3

Trip Log Part 3
Coburg's Armitage County Park

We left Corvallis for 38-mile drive to Coburg, Oregon, just north of Eugene. We stopped at the Shell station. Here in Oregon they pump gas for you. It isn't full service like the old days. Tell them what you want and stay in your vehicle. This station has propane if needed and there's a mini-mart, but no fresh foods.

Site #32 at Armitage Park Campground.

We stayed at Armitage Park on our RV Rental Adventure because it was recommended by a fellow camper in Bellingham, and because we wanted to check it out as a place to stay during sports events at the University of Oregon. That's why we are here this trip, women's softball.

Fixing a steak dinner on a nice evening outdoors.

The sites are well spaced, with many private ones among the trees. In January the maples were bare. Now they are leafing out and green. The grass areas now have lots of tiny daisy-like flowers and bright yellow dandelions that the bumblebees love to visit.

An after dinner fire to enjoy the evening outdoors.

There are full hookups, tables and firepits. A laundry, bathroom and shower facility is available. In January, reservations weren't needed. Now the park is full almost every night. The Lane County Park system has an easy to use online reservation system for their five campgrounds. Online reservations must be made three days in advance or call the park office at (541) 357-5481. The fee is $30 a night with an extra $10 per stay if you reserve a spot online.

Spring on the trail alongside the MacKenzie River.

We stayed two nights. The first we relaxed, BBQed steak and corn for dinner and had a fire with wood purchased at the camp office. The next day we walked the McKenzie River trail next to the park. The water is much higher and faster now, snow melt and rain runoff. Next we headed into Eugene for the softball game.

Sunseeker 2250SLE Sleeping Accommodations

Sunseeker 2250 diagram from the Forest River website.
We chose the Forest River Sunseeker 2250SLE model because it has a short 24' 4" overall length and because it has a slide out for a queen-size bed.

Our rental RV had a corner bed that was difficult to get into, out of and make. We were leery of getting a slide, but the ability to have a walk-around bed swayed us.

The Sunseeker 2250 is rated to sleep six, two in the queen bed, two on a bunk over the cab and two in the convertible dinette.

The dinette table drops down and the cushions become a mattress. Two can sleep here, but in my opinion small children would fit best. We don't use our dinette for sleeping, but we do appreciate the large table for eating, writing, reading and watching TV.

There's ample room in the over-cab bunk for two. A removable section allows for easy access to the front seats while driving, then it can be fitted into place for sleeping. We use our space for storing large items such as coats and backpacks.

The slide-out queen is our bed. We have large windows, storage and overhead lights.

To bring the slide in for driving, the covers from the bottom of the split mattress are released but not removed. The top half is pulled back to clear the area for the slide to be retracted. Putting the bed together goes in reverse. This small inconvenience is offset by the convenience of walk-around bed access.

Have you been thinking about getting an RV? I highly recommend renting one of the style you think is best, a Class C motorhome like ours, a van style Class B, a bus style Class A, a truck camper, a 5th-wheel trailer or a travel trailer. RVs come in many styles, shapes and sizes.

Thanks for visiting part of my world this week. For more great posts from Our World Tuesday, click here.

Also a meme called Through My Lens by Mersad.

A meme I enjoy is All Seasons. Stop by and take a look.

And a Wednesday Linkup My Corner of the World at Photographing New Zealand. -- Margy


  1. Wandering with a camper like this is something Hubby and I talk about a lot. Maybe some day :) Thanks for the update and info, too.
    Your link is a great addition to the 'My Corner of the World' link up!

    1. Thanks. I love sharing our stories and reading what everyone else is doing. - Margy

  2. Hi Margy! This looks like so much fun! My parents have an RV and they love going on trips. Hubby and I have talked about doing this someday...but I think it may be a few years before we have time. :)

    1. We are starting into RV much later in life than some. We've always been tent campers, and still are when we are up in BC. - Margy


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