Art and Connie's 2008-2011 Adventures travel blog

We left Baker City and headed fifty miles back to La Grande, Oregon for our appointment with Northwood (our fifth-wheel manufacture). What better place to get our warranty work done then the actual manufacture.

While here, we took a tour of the plant to see how the rig was made. Wow…lots of manual steps involved in the entire process. Unlike some of the other RV manufacturers like Winnebago, Northwood is a small outfit with only one manufacturing plant. They employ about 400 people. They own all of the 40 acres and are financially stable.

After picking up the RV, we headed sixteen miles to Cove where we are spending a relaxing weekend. We’re staying on Bob and Betsy’s property. They are having a party all weekend. We made a post for help with directions while in Oregon and they responded by inviting us to their place while passing by. They are gracious hosts and have made us feel at home. We are enjoying our time with them and meeting their many friends and family.

After our visit here we will be heading for Tualatin, Oregon which is a suburb of Portland. We have accepted our first “workamping” position for six weeks at a private RV park. For those of you not familiar with the term workamping, it is the agreement to work a set number of hours in exchange for a site with full hookups. In our case, we will be working 20 hours total – each of us works two five-hour days - and then we have five days off. We’ll have a chance to not only explore the Portland area but to see if Workamping is something we want to pursue further. We’ll let you know how it goes.

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