One of the best things about the Pacific Northwest is that it seems to stay green all year round. Even in the winter, the moss and the trees are a vibrant green. It’s also one of the few places in the United States where you can surf and snowboard in the same day—how cool is that? There are so many outdoor activities available. If you want to rock climb, you can do that. If you want to hike to a waterfall, you can do that. You can fish in the rivers and go crabbing in the oceans. There is truly something for everyone in the Pacific Northwest.
Why We RV Out Of Our Comfort Zoneswith Chelsea Wilde and Layla Anane
Chelsea Wilde and Layla Anane
What makes RVing in the Pacific Northwest so special?
How does having an RV add to your outdoor experience?
Having an RV just makes everything feel more like home. The bed is comfortable, so you can get a good night’s sleep, and wake up feeling rested, recouped and ready to take on the adventures of the day. An RV puts you closer to the activities and adventures you love. You can pull up right to the beach or park at the bottom of the lift, and have all of your gear there with you. It quickly gets you to the places you want to be, and allows you to stay there for as long as you want. An RV also allows you to have more space—space for your equipment, space for your friends, space to cook. There is a lot of convenience with an RV, and that frees up space for you to really enjoy the moment that you’re in.
What are some of your favorite features in the Tiffin Wayfarer?
We absolutely love having a full bathroom. If you wake up in the middle of the night, or need to stop during a long drive, you don’t have to go searching for a restroom because you have one five feet away. It’s also amazing to be able to take a hot shower—and the water gets really hot! After a long day of surfing or snowboarding, there’s nothing better than taking a hot shower. And we can use the outdoor shower to rinse off our boards. It makes everything so easy and convenient when it’s all right there. Also, the back-up camera on the Wayfarer is really clear and simple to navigate, which makes parking the RV much easier.
What advice would you give someone who is new to RVing and the outdoors?
Start small. You don’t have to take a cross-country trip or climb a mountain. You can visit a local park or camp in your driveway for the night—ease your way into the experience. It also helps to talk to other people and learn from their experiences. You can find local groups or online communities and hear their personal stories, and then decide for yourself what sounds the most appealing. There will be challenges and learning curves. You will get dirty and things might get messy, but that’s all part of the experience and the fun. If you don’t push yourself a little bit, it’s hard to know what you’re capable of.
Class Cs are recognizable by their over-cab sleeping/storage areas which provide additional living space for families of all sizes. Offering much of the craftsmanship of Class As, Class Cs are smaller in size and offer a wide range of features.
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