Driving RV On Beach & Dogsitting

Driving RV On Beach & Dogsitting

well good afternoon everybody you knew I
had to bring Miranda down here because this particular spot has a lot of
memories every RV I’ve had has Park right here in this spot with this view
of the Wishkah River out here and not necessarily good memories but not bad
memories either things were not always as comfortable and easy for me living on
the road certainly prior to YouTube so i will say this spot does not have signage
that says no overnight parking anymore so as far as I know it’s still city of
Aberdeen and still 72 hours tops or just one night if you’re like me because
we’re leaving today and it’s gonna be a rare day here in
western Washington we’re gonna hit 80 in June so I say we go to the ocean yeah
right I do have the leveling jacks up on this side because it slopes so much so
it’s kind of cool to get level on the curb still can’t get jacks to come
outside here his his memories are a little different than mine poor guy
hey let’s go to the ocean it’s gonna be a nice day at the ocean and there we go
welcome to the city of Ocean Shores Washington which only comes alive when
it’s crazy hot and Olympia Tacoma in Seattle and everybody comes here
now they do more or less have one of the shortest windows of being open for
season in the entire country hey I’ve been to three oceans in the
last year Pacific Ocean yeah I’ve been to all three this year Wow well in the
last year I’ve been escaping the heat my whole life by coming to Ocean Shores
this McDonald’s off to the right dad used to take us there back in the day
when you could get orange sherbert ice cream on a cone remember the old orange
ice cream soft-serve on a cone then we switched to chocolate dip cones yep
there certainly aren’t too many beaches that you can literally drive your
vehicle or your RV up onto in the country Ocean Shores is one of them we
got some gravel right now and then it kind of morphs into this
sandy mix of soft and hard and you just got to be careful
you just got to be careful I like to stay on the dark brown wets and I
actually don’t like this soft step that I’m going through right now so don’t
slow down in this at all don’t even take your foot off the gas until you get to
the other side here okay now I will turn this way this is the sand I like this
dark stuff is safe that light stuff off to the right not so much okay look out little seagull I’m gonna park
right here for a little bit we should be safe and yes is crazy windy and chilly
and I regret wearing a sleeveless shirt right now but it’s the ocean
welcome to Ocean Shores so because of the blowing wind and sand and salt in
the air I’m not gonna pop the slides out today just to kind of keep the the
motors and track clean but yep this is what we’re driving on you know it’s it’s
pretty hard pack as long as it stays moist from the tides coming in and out
everybody’s over there in long pants and Seahawks jackets I’m out here in a
sleeveless shirt and shorts yeah ah Pacific Ocean all kinds of shells that’s
that’s a crab leg there oh and there’s the rest of mr. crabby dude what
happened oh okay oh my gosh I’m so cold that windchill 84 degrees an hour away
in Olympia 53 degrees here at Ocean Shores I’m going to turn the heater on legals like lying around there we go
we’re on the beach oh yeah you excited to go play in the sand jacks man yeah
okay we will first off I’m not gonna turn the heater on I preheated the oven
and I’m gonna put a health pie in the oven
that way it’ll kind of help keep us warm through the vents you wanna go outside
okay let’s put your harness on all right buddy where’s your harness what do you
mean you know no show me what do you think is it too windy you could try it
you gotta try everything once buddy you can’t always be a sourpuss Jack’s you
got to get your paws in the sand I know it’s cold I know man but it’s sand I’ll
try it I’m gonna flop in it and get all dirty
paste flop good flapjacks good flop oh man get all dirty in this sand you look
at those bars are so dirty oh yeah yeah yeah no no see I knew you’d like it
you just like the water and the wind but the sands cool you funny boy you funny
boy want to come inside get some treats yeah you’re hungry come and get some
treats all right buddy oh yeah ocean pizzas the best kind of pizza pie we also still a little warm yep yep
actually I’m gonna eat inside you know the ocean shores here though one thing
and I think I mentioned this before you can’t stay here overnight unless you are
awake all night so that’s why they say you know camping but if you’re awake
outside if State Patrol rolls by and they see a campfire on the beach right
here or something and they see you outside or they can see you through the
window with the light on you can stay here overnight at the beach as well you
know just got to be mindful and that’s why that rules there’s a Titan come in
and people don’t pay attention they put tents out here and everything and it’s
for safety after I eat and after Jackson I hang out with a little bit for a
little bit I will show you what we’ll do for the night but I do want to test out
these meaty tires on the bike you know it’s windy let me first get
back to you this is what it looks like in here without the slide out Jax’s got
his seat we got some Netflix going on I’m on season three of Breaking Bad and
I did close all the curtains just to make it a little more dark in here so
that I can see the screen better but I would be outside if it were nice and
sunny and warm and not so windy and cold so we’ll do this instead and then we’ll
hop on the bike all right buddy I’m gonna go ride around you’d be good keep
an eye on the rvk don’t we put some birds on the screen for you all right
have fun I’ll be back people are starting to
leave I’m not sure if they know something I don’t know but yeah it’s got
my hat cinch dog we’re switched to super wide just so I can capture a little more
of this excited to try the bike hour it won’t be like I’m gonna film all the
time while I’m riding this thing cuz it’s a little more work to carry the
camera and I kind of want to hands-on on the handlebars all the time but you know
what she feels really good on the sand I mean really good wow she likes the
sand if I lose my hat out here it’s gonna
blow away somewhere for sure whoa awesome Mike is ridiculously fun maybe I
need to invest in a kite perhaps I do go to a lot of windy places excuse me what
are you doing you’re not batting the TV are you no you
need to keep your little paws ease off the TV though okay Oh butts so I have no
intention of staying awake all night at the beach I’m gonna head on over to the
Quinault Beach Resort and Casino over here because they have overnight parking
with some perks they made some changes that used to be free in the offseason
and then $10 on season and now I believe it’s $10 just flat rate weekdays any
time of the year and $15 a night on the weekends to dry camp on the beach
but like I said there are some other perks you get to stay in Ocean Shores so
that’s cool so I head over there alright and here’s
the entrance to the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino / RV park they do
still offer the $2.99 Olympics special early bird eggs breakfast I may try that
in the moanin all right now I won’t get parked and get comfortable I got a lot
of editing to do I still have not edited the wynoochee stuff the video that you
will have already seen by now basically yeah speed limit 21 get it cuz blackjack
yeah not too busy at all it is tough to get level here you can see you can you
can kind of see what’s going on that slopes to the middle here kind of like
one of the worst RV parks ever I’m gonna back in because these sites over here a
little more level then I’m gonna unhook the ebike again then I got to go to the
office and pay and I will let you know how that goes actually walked up there
to register it I’m not going to take the ebike off this time
yeah so $15 and this is what you get I know a lot of people have been griping
about it a lot lately but it’s a secure approved spot to park put your thing up
in the window and then this is what you get but it’s better than you might think
we actually have our own private access to the beach down here it’s about a 1/2
mile trail through here sorry just realized I still had it on
super why you’re getting part of the microphone in my previous shots that’s
funny so you know the sand and everything caked and covered in the RV
that’s all just extras just part of the experience I didn’t bring an extra
battery anyway go spend a little more time with the beach they’ll be back in
the RV tonight and good morning I slept super super well last night I’m
surprised maybe the sound of the wind and the waves just reminded
so much at home that I slept like a baby just fed Jax I haven’t even made any
coffee yet I’m gonna walk up to the casino restaurant up here make sure they
still got the Olympics special going on cuz I’m sterve and starving mmm
what a deal right man yeah time to leave Grays Harbor County you do get sunshine
and solar here like I was getting like 40 amps of solar in this overcast
because the sun’s there it’s very very filtered so I do have to get back into
Thurston County tomorrow for an important appointment but I want to
check out this one DNR campsite recreation area before and
spend the night there because I can’t boondock in the city
right okay we’ll get out of here it’s starting to
clear up it gets really congested and Hoquiam in Aberdeen just like
bottlenecks but now it’s opening up two lanes highway 8 going east here we go
yeah I’ve been here before it’s been a few years but I have I’ve never actually
tried to overnight park here at this little area you do need a Discover Pass
it’s a fee area but it doesn’t say you can’t overnight it doesn’t say it’s only
day use so in this case I’m I’m gonna give it a shot it is right next to the
highway but I can’t park in any other Walmart’s nearby and actually it
probably is mostly just day use because of the boat launch into the SATs op
River which is quite low the boat launch ends here the waters yeah yeesh
somebody got scary right out of their sandals Hey these parts here in
Washington State mostly got to worry about mountain lions there can be
Cougars and bears out here especially along the river those are those are the
things I worry about some of the reasons why I don’t wear headphones when I’m
near a nice river or something I’ve got all my videos edited just need to get
them uploaded today you’re taking this pretty well Jax what do you think you
think it’s okay what’s going on are we are we dog sitting Oh timber what’d you
think of my big kitty hims a big boy huh yeah you pretty chill with this puppy
okay you guys just keep your distance and everybody’s cool okay what a kook
girl can I have this we’re using that Kinect I have it you weren’t using it
well you wanted that one actually oh yeah okay I’ll keep it let’s see if Jax
wants it it smells like do gee dad it smells like no I don’t want it guess what everybody wouldn’t be honest
with you it was not a good idea to attempt to overnight at that location
even though it doesn’t say no overnight parking my instinct was right it is a
day use area and I had a sheriff come by to remind me even though it’s fish and
wildlife a great Harbor sheriff came by it’s he told me it’s his job to notify
people so he does this a lot he comes to that place at night and tells people you
got to move on you got to get out of here he woke me up I was like man it’s
gonna take me about an hour to have a cup of coffee and put all the slides in
and get ready to go he’s like yeah that’s ok manage letting you know so I
am passing that information on to you that little spot and SATs ought Brady
yeah it’s not good for overnight so many of you have noticed and pointed out the
blank spot where I ever move decals on parts of the RV and you probably want to
know more about that and I’m gonna leave you in suspense you don’t have to wait
long check out my very next video also I gave
the other ebike to a friend who could use it and I’m gonna keep the folding
bike that I like back here so that is my duties for the day I’m gonna be editing
here and I’m dog sitting for some friends who were watching a movie over
here and Lacey look at this – didn’t she cute she’s a
precious and Jackson likes ya yeah you know you gotta stay in though I can’t
lose you I’ll get in big trouble so guys uh I take care and I shall see you very
soon bad

100 thoughts on “Driving RV On Beach & Dogsitting”

  • Craig's RV & Ebay On The Road says:

    Ocean Shores is one of our favorite places.. last month when we were there we saw three dead whales on the beach.. so sad for them and don't know what happened for them to die.. Ok I have wondered if we were allowed to camp at that spot by the river.. ha now I know not to stay there. That puppy is so cute

  • Lori's RV Life - Making Fun More Fun! says:

    Nice video, loved the driving on the beach part. "Treats"? Jax —> Zoom.. hahaha Thanks for sharing, Lo πŸ™‚

  • ThoseBackPages says:

    JAXMAN FTMFW!!!! With Father's Day tomorrow (its Saturday here in NY as i type this), it was real nice to hear you talk about your trip to that McDonald's with him πŸ™‚ Be Well Brother.

  • Douglas Counts says:

    Your parking is only safe if you park at high tide, otherwise the tide will come in and your RV will sink into the wet sand.

  • William Brawner says:

    after watching all your videos about the Lincoln Highway and Route 66 there is one popular Highway that you might consider doing in the future that I imagine a lot of other people would love to see myself included and that is the Blue Ridge Parkway,

    Thanks Eric love your videos

  • Brenn Williams says:


  • Never ever drive a vehicle onto a salty beach , you'll never get all the sea salt out of the undercarriage an as all of us that live in the salt belt know things rust faster .

  • Dr. David Patterson says:

    Suggest you use the brand name of the Ebike to give the manufacturer the mileage out of their gift to you.

  • Eric you are so good at this format, we really enjoy your videos. Thanks Buddy. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž

  • Warning: Beach visit in windy conditions could result in unplanned dental visit – lol.
    Thanks for sharing the beach scenes again and the trips down memory lane!
    Happy trails Eric!

  • I wanna see more videos of some urban boondocking in the Class A. Isn't Portland open season right now on RV living??

  • RV with Tito DIY says:

    The casino gets crazy on the fourth of July which is the busiest weekend of the year for Ocean Shores. I don't go there as much now that they charge $$$. It's still a decent and safe spot though. Have a good one.

  • I figured that place on the side of the Mirada you would be putting a new Logo. That's where I would be putting it. Can't wait to see how it looks. Safe travels

  • Hi there! Cute dog! Thanks for the longer video, and thanks for showing Jax more than once throughout the video. I sure enjoyed It!

  • GREAT video as ALWAYS Eric!! Love you both!! That Puppy was so CUTE!! I take your gonna put Nomatic Fanatic logo on your RV!!! LOVES/HUGS!!!

  • Thanks, Eric. Love your beach adventures. Jax was very cool for having a puppy around. He’s a good kitty and knows all about β€œtreats β€œ. RV Art? Can’t wait. Keep having fun. Be safe. πŸ˜ŽπŸ€—β˜˜οΈ

  • Livin a DREAM Awesome Brother. Broke down in the Poconos with my C Class. I think ,I'm Done ! Building a Caboose ! F*CK IT !

  • 3 oceans? If you mean the Gulf of Mexico as one IT'S NOT AN OCEAN! (I'll spare you further thoughts on adult intelligence – or lack of). I tuned in after a long time not viewing just to see ifΒ "things" have changed. Answer: No. And those arm pits – please Eric.

  • Just Jenkin' Around says:

    Thoroughly enjoy your videos and keep up the great work. I’d like to ask a question though if I may? What camera and mic were you using on the beach, in the wind, LOL and were still able to get great audio and video? I’m super impressed.

  • Thank you I have been watching your videos for awhile now and I am now collecting magnets when we take the RV on trips. Our first one was from the st. Louis arch. Thinks again something new to collect.

  • Bob_at WestMI_FL_US says:

    Just curious, I am very surprised to see you haul ebikes uncovered. I have 2 ebikes I haul on the back of my 5th wheel. Mine are required to be kept dry. The display and the control board down by the sprocket have to be kept dray. I see you haul yours with no covers on them at all. Can those bikes survive rain water with no issue? BTW I do agree the bikes are a lot of fun with the fat tires to trail and beach ride.

  • Wild West Unlimited says:

    Dang dood… I wanna be your BEST friend! You give EVERYTHING away….. and it's all cool stuff. Another great vid!

  • Dave Sutherland says:

    When you were at the old Breakwater Seafoods plant in Aberdeen, you didn't stop at the Breakwater Restaurant at the other end of the field you were filming and walking in. If you''d only turned your camera 180 degrees, you would have seen it. That restaurant has the best fish and chips on the coast. Sorry you missed it. You should go out of your way to eat there next time you are in Aberdeen. I promise it is worth stopping.

  • Aberdeen. A tough go this town. Well all coastal towns economically. Wash away beach and Ocean Shores. Was there last year. Clouding and cold. Grey. Brave since your Long Beach getting stuck in RV.

  • Boots Langley says:

    Yo Eric & JAX,
    great videos lately/as always. I'm jazzed to see you riding an eBike. It's always been one of my thoughts (and suggestions) that it's the ideal way to get around when you are RVing.
    I'm jealous you have x2 of the latest eBikes out there.
    Law or no law, you do still need to wear a helmet though. It's easy to get overconfident, and as a solo rider/RVer, the last thing you need is to get hurt.
    Remember, all the fools on the road still don't see you!!
    I'm not trying to nag or be a Safety Nazi. It's just I've ridden motorcycles for 40+ years and would hate to see a small lapse of judgement turn into something serious.
    My moto has always been; "better a little sweat than a lot of blood". Kapish?
    Ride safe and have fun.
    Boots Langley
    La Mesa, ca

  • Try camping Bay Center KOA. My house was a few streets down on the beach. But Califronia dreaming now. Much better for retirement.

  • Wow, those are all the same places I've been too. At Quinalt we had the frog legs for dinner. At Satsop, we salmon fished, and it was way up, enough to launch your boat. Yes when it was hot inland we would head for Ocean Shores and spend time on the beach, thanks for the memories.

  • hello did you get the RC bronco out and drive on the beach? jaxs was playing with TV screen chasing birds he was.

  • I've said it before I'll say it again Jax is the "FINEST" fat kitty. I love the improvements you have made to your coach.

  • Stingrayshark says:

    You are feeding your cat too many treats, by doing so you are shortening its life. Also, can cat food will cause tooth decay faster because it sticks to their teeth & cause bacteria growth. You should feed Jax a quality dry cat food like Orijen.

  • Susan Strickland says:

    Lol, don't be a sour puss. Burr, the beach is a little chilly, even with fur. Beautiful area. Thanks for taking us along. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

  • ROFL! Jax the fat cat (said lovingly) cracks me up. ONE mention of the word "treats" and he's off like a shot into the RV. hahahahah (Gotta love Jax!) I just saw that, as of now, you had 169 thumbs down on this video. I really do not understand these people. I was raised to not say anything if I don't have anything good to say. That's the way I treat the rating system. I'll rate the videos I enjoy with a thumbs up but I seldom (if ever) give a thumbs down. ONLY time I've ever rated down a video was when a channel just became so very negative that I couldn't stand it any longer (there's two channels I no longer subscribe to or watch for that reason). Your channel has, for the most part, always been positive and entertaining. I think I've only ever made one comment that was negative here. (And while that comment was, imo, justified it came on the heels of having viewed other videos from other channels that had been whining about similar such situations so I sort of was at the end of my patience that day. LOL. Enjoyed this video… Travel safely.

  • Heather Hinrichs says:

    Have you ever checked out Damon Point Ocean Shores to sleep over at? I stayed there a night. No signs that say you cant. There is parking alongside the beach. Great views. Also, when you were asked to move from Satsop boat launch where did you go from there to finish the mornings sleep?

  • Didn't you get stuck the last time you did this? Wasn't the tide coming in? And didn't you say that was the last time you would ever drive on the beach? Lol, what we do for our fans!!

  • VANquished Dude says:

    went to Oregon(from TN) for a week and traveled in a Uhaul van. First beach I saw I drove down on and promptly got stuck.

  • Backwoods Northwest says:

    Awesome vlog, love all the videos. It was awesome to see you go to a bunch of places I go too. I love your setup, you have everything you need in there! πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • The Michael Vortex says:

    Great to see you both living the life and enjoying the road Eric and Jax. Safe travels. Thank you.πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ€˜πŸΌπŸ˜Ž

  • Stuff stuff and More stuff says:

    Why don’t you just keep the e bike in the cabin? It’s folds up so it’ll be easier to just grab compared to it being on the back

  • livinincalifornia says:

    I think you do best in cities and near population centers, where there's a lot going on and things to do.

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