Welcome to 'Chinookers Journey', a chronicle of our travels, our RV ownership experience, and our journey through life.

Up until his retirement in 2013 Andrew maintained a separate blog (Framing Techniques by Andrew) providing design ideas, construction methods, and other thoughts related to custom framing.

Prior to owning and operating his custom framing business Andrew held progressively responsible accounting and information systems positions within three different industries (oilfield services, environmental testing, and consumer products), culminating in an international role as Vice President of a power tools company.

Andrew & Jane
plus furry friends Joanie & Dexter


  1. Nice Site...Love the pictures. I own a '95 Chinook Concourse and absolutely love it. Been all the way from the great California National parks to around the entire state of Florida and up to Montana. Best trips ever! Hope you keep enjoying your Chinook. Perhaps I'll see you on the road.
    -Rick Blauw

  2. Hope you feel better soon. Really enjoy your blog.

    John and Pat
    RV Newbies
    2004 Chinook Concourse

  3. I'm new to the blog but had a '99 Premier and loved it. I'm now considering buying a used 2005 Chinook Eagle on a V-10 but can't find any information about the Eagle model. Is it a lesser version of the Premier? Interested in any info you might have so that I can make the right decision. Would love to get back into the Chinook world but like to know what I'm buying. Thanks in advance, Marsh

    1. In the last year or so, before closing its doors toward the end of 2005, Trail Wagons, Inc./Chinook RV also introduced two new “entry level” models to their lineup: the Chinook Eagle 2100 and the Chinook Maverick 2400. The Eagle was a 21 foot, rear-door unit that utilized the same fiberglass shell design as the Chinook Premier. The Maverick was a 24 foot, side-door unit that shared roughly the same fiberglass shell lineage as the Chinook Cascade, making the Chinook brand a full-line Class C manufacturer. The Eagle and Maverick were marketed as lower cost products that complimented the company's traditional high end offerings, giving dealers and customers a choice in price and value. According to company representatives, Chinook management felt compelled to add these new models in order to compete with a growing market of Class B+ and Class C RVs that included Coach House, R-Vision Trail-lite, Kodiak, Forest River and Winnebago Aspect.

      There are probably other Eagle owners you could talk with for more information about fit and finish if you join the Chinook Owners Forum:

      Hope this helps, and thanks for reading my blog. We'll be heading out on our next odyssey very soon, so stay tuned! Current thinking for the trip can be found at:

    2. P.S. Check out NADA pricing for an Eagle at:

  4. Hi! I'm a Sequim local. I met Jane and toy poodle at the John Wayne Marina, and we had a lovely talk about life on the Peninsula. So glad you are visiting and even happier to know you plan to come back next year. It's a great place! Have a really good time. Alice McCracken alysblugwn@gmail.com

    1. Alice

      Thanks for the comment and for making us feel welcome here in beautiful Sequim. We are having a great time.

  5. I'm interested in purchasing a lower mileage Chinook, please contact me @ dave.adams6612@gmail.com


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