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Old 10-08-2016, 06:28 PM   #61
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Put the awning out give it a drain tilt and sit out and njoy.

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Old 10-08-2016, 08:24 PM   #62
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Setting around the campfire in the rain is the pits.


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Old 10-10-2016, 08:59 PM   #63
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I've never cancelled due to weather or any other factor except when my TT was stolen. Other than that, I camp mid-May through October in Michigan, which can require the need for anything from an electric blanket on the bed and heat in the camper to the need for A/C 24/7 or not opening the awning because it is too windy to pouring rain (I, too, have a good rain suit). We certainly can experience tornadoes in MI and that would definitely deter me, but otherwise it is all systems GO!
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Old 10-11-2016, 06:02 AM   #64
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We do not usually cancel for rain. During the recent flood we did cancel, mid trip though. We left home on Thursday intending to come back on Monday. It rained all day Friday at Palmetto Island State Park.

We woke up to water flowing On Top of the hill. When we drove down to check the roads into the park we found water flowing over the roadway carrying with it small logs.

We packed up, hooked up and drove home. What is usually a 30 minute trip took 1.5 hours doe to the flooded streets on the highways and in Abbeville. If we had not left when we did we would have been trapped there for nearly the next week.

This was a very unusual event but it did cancel our trip this ONE time!
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Old 10-11-2016, 12:32 PM   #65
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Almost every camping trip we have left on has involved us towing in the rain and often camping in the rain.

Our last major trip was almost 2 weeks long in the end of August and was planned to ATV as much as possible. We got rained on every day we ATV'd and even got hit with light snow once on the way from Lake City, CO to Silverton. We still had fun though we did get cold a couple of times.

I'm used to the rain though I don't necessarily like it. We had a saying in the Army, "If it ain't raining, we ain't training" and I guess that followed me into my civilian recreational life too ;-(
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Old 10-11-2016, 12:45 PM   #66
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Never cancelled yet, sun, rain and even snow. Wife didn't like us driving in the snow but i was getting there one way or another.

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Old 10-11-2016, 01:06 PM   #67
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^^ beat me to it.

With a hybrid or popup I might cancel if we were just doing a weekend, but if we were going for the week I wouldn't cancel. I enjoyed sleeping under the canvas in a light rain - just didn't like packing it up in the rain.

With the TT we don't have to pack wet canvas so a little rain is no problem.

If the forecast is for severe weather, I'd stay home regardless of what we're camping in.

My sentiments exactly!

A little rain is good. A lot or rain and we are reconsidering other plans. Being spontaneous can be great, and sometimes even more rewarding than your original plans. We can always make time for another outing.
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Old 10-11-2016, 01:47 PM   #68
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Having a seasonal site, you can change plans due to weather, if you are just going for the weekend. Too rainy or way too hot will make us stay home and start planning for the next weekend. No fun spending an entire day or weekend in the camper because of the temperature or rain.
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Old 10-11-2016, 02:12 PM   #69
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No fun spending an entire day or weekend in the camper because of the temperature or rain.
Maybe you need a different camping companion.
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Old 10-11-2016, 04:24 PM   #70
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Rain or shine we go. Our first trip in our pop up we set up in a downpour. Days are short and we're not promised tomorrow. Throw on a rain poncho (or garbage bag) and have fun. Its easier now with the tt, we can snuggle under a blanket with the dogs and watch a movie while munching snacks or just go sightseeing from the car windows. Our plans may change a little with the weather but not our determination to go! Cincia

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