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September at the Oregon Coast

by John Clarke on 09/03/14

Most people view September as the end of Summer, the time to put the toys away and get ready for the Oregon rain. Really, September is when the Oregon coast is in it's prime! the weather is perfect and the fog doesn't linger, but more than anything the traffic is low!
    Since so many people don't think of September as a good time for camping, they just simply don't go. The beaches have far less traffic in September compared to August or July, which means more open space for you and your family! It's much easier to get that perfect camping spot you want, since most of the camps are seeing far less traffic.
    The weather is actually better during September than any other time of the year on the Oregon coast. According to weather.com there's far less wind, it's warmer and the fog doesn't linger. Compared to the rest of the northwest, the coast is kind of on it's own schedule and generally is a month behind the rest of the northwest.
    So come explore the Oregon Coast this September. With the kids in school, and the wind at bay, you won't be disappointed!

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Dunefest 2014!

by John Clarke on 07/05/14

2014 will be year five of Oregon West RV sponsoring the great event Dunefest! Dunefest is a large family friendly motorsports event that takes place in Winchester Bay Oregon on the beautiful Umpqua Dunes. With everything from monster truck rides to music performances, from drag races to Show N shine events, there’s something for everyone. There’s a wide variety of food, clothes, ATV parts and other goodies on vendor’s row from a large assortment of vendors and sponsors. Polaris, Yamaha and Arctic Cat all have full show room tents and offer test drives of new models like the new Polaris  RZR 1000XP, the Yamaha Rhino 700r and the Arctic Cat Wild Cat 1000. Dunefest also offers events for kids like the Treasure hunt where kids and parents can participate in a wild goose chase to win all kinds of prizes! Also there is a drive in movie night and drag races for children 12 and under!

                Dunefest starts on July 30th and runs through August 3rd. Stop by, grab a chicken wrap from vendors row and watch some drag races! Climb Oregon’s most famous hills, like Banshee Hill and the Widow Maker, or go and hit some jumps! For more information check out the Dunefest 2014’s website: http://dunefest.com/ .Winchester Bay’s 1040 acres are open for you to explore so pack up your toy hauler and head out to Dunefest this august!


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A sky view of dunefest 2013!

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Vendor's row during the day!

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A drag racer doing what he does best on the drag strip!

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The guys over at Elka Suspension hooking up a sweet YFZ!

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UTV underground representing for Dunefest!

Check Out Team 71 On Race Day!

by John Clarke on 06/27/14

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                Hedge Carter’s 71 sprint car team from Cottage Grove Oregon is getting after it this year! They have 2 sprint cars racing this season driven by Colby Carter and Collin Baker! Collin drives a 360 sprint with 2 main events won, he’s first at the Cottage Grove Speedway and 2nd overall in points for the ASCS northwest.  Colby is having a very strong first year in the 71jr limited sprint car with a total of four races, a heat race win, and a 6th place in a main with the 360 sprints. Oregon West RV sponsors the team in every way we possibly can and all of us here at Oregon West RV are rooting for Collin, Colby and the whole team! We are so excited for team 71, good driving guys and we hope you do well coming into the second half of the season!

                The team is from Cottage Grove, and Hedge is a known native to the city of Cottage Grove and a veteran of the Cottage Grove Speedway. The Cottage Grove Speedway’s track is located on 2150 North Douglas Street, and has a very welcoming staff and a huge selection of concessions; we recommend the chili cheese fries! Come out to the track this Saturday to watch the cars tear up the dirt and watch the 71 team do their thing! It’s a good, fun and exciting way for family and friends to spend their Saturday night! We hope to see you there!


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Team 71 headquarters


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Colby and Collin tearing it up.


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Collin after his first win of the season.


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The cars right before their heat races

Oregon RV Travel Tip: Wild Life Safari RV Park

by John Clarke on 05/03/14

The Wildlife Safari in Winston Oregon is one of the few places you can get really up close and personal with animals and see critters from all over the world from right outside your car window! They include a zoo style walking area with many great features and interactive activities as well as a drive through experience that takes you from continent to continent showing you animals from all around the world! Our family has been going to the Wildlife Safari since we moved to Oregon! From the bear pins to the Ostriches pecking at your windows, there's never a dull moment. We've made many great memories at The Wildlife Safari, and so can you and your family! 

The Wildlife Safari  has an RV park! Their park features 15 sites and is only a 1/4 mile from the safari it's self! They also offer close encounters with Lions and bears! Oh my! The Wild Life Safari is a great, exciting and fun experience for the whole family and there's something for everyone in the Park. If You're taking your RV out for a camping adventure this is definitely a must go spot!

Check out their website at this link:

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Camping Tip: Winter Camping in Oregon

by John Clarke on 02/12/14

Do not miss out on all the beauty that Oregon has to offer even in winter. Camping in winter can be just as fun as any other time of year. Many campgrounds are very peaceful this time of year, and offer great off season discounts. Our family's favorite spot for winter visits is on the McKenzie River. The evergreen forests are beautiful in winter, and the hiking is phenomenal. Definitely prioritize a stop at beautiful Sahalie Falls. There is a beautiful well kept trail there that leads you down to Sahalie Falls and further down to Koosah Falls. Also when you are staying on the McKenzie, snow is a short drive away. So you can have a snow day, and then come home to the warm camper. Though there are many beautiful places to stay, we would recommend camping at Belknap Hotsprings Lodge and Gardens. They have full service sites and partial service sites. Many of their RV sites back onto the river with a breathtaking view. However the best part of Belknap is the large pool of water that is from the natural hot springs on the property. The springs have a long history of providing visitors with rest and relaxation. The pool is located right next to the river. However there are many places to stay in the area, and if you chose to camp elsewhere Belknap Hotsprings Lodge offers day passes to the pool. So you can stop in and walk the beautiful gardens, they are serene even in winter (do not miss searching for the secret garden). Another great campground in the area is Holiday Farm RV Resort. It is a beautiful campground with many private wooded RV sites. There is so much to do and explore along the McKenzie river. In the Summer there is great fishing, boating, hiking, rafting.................... however don't miss out on all it has to offer in the winter months as well. Below are links to the places mentioned above and more. Simply copy the website address and paste it into your browser to view these webpages.


Belknap Hotsprings Lodge and Gardens

Holiday Farm RV Resort

Sahalie Falls and Koosah Falls trail information

Takoda's Restaurant

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