We did drive over to Junction City Oregon and bought a replacement Motorhome for the return trip. The newer one has many amenities to get used to. The higher torque engine and five speed Allison transmission along with the automatic 1500 Watt inverter are the most important from my perspective. Jack Lewis, and his crew are great at Guaranty RV sales. I highly recomend them for anyone buying a replacement travel home.
We returned to Newport Oregon to complete the trip. An interesting side trip to a bay north of Newport, showed us the fantastic antics of surfers using parasails for wind power. Fascinating show of endurance and control over those big kites pulling the surfers out to sea, jumping the waves with lots of 'air' beneath the surfboard and doing this repeatedly over a long time span.