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Old 11-22-2010, 04:52 PM   #1
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Cool Southward bound...did we wait a week too long?

G'day Everyone...

We will be departing Prince Edward Island (Canada) December 1 and heading south 'til we hit warmer temps and open campgrounds...then west to Tucson, AZ. The snow started falling here four days ago and temps are forecast to be around the freezing mark for the next week or so. I usually try to stay west of I-95 after we skirt around Boston on I-495...may go as far west as I-81. Does anyone have any pointers/advice/suggestions....particularly on places we can stop in our Georgetown motorhome at night?? Any open-year-round campgrounds where we can at least get 110v AC along the way? Or should we be looking for motels? I will keep the water system winterized until I think it's safe to drain the antifreeze...but the rest of the rig is built for winter camping, and we have winter-camped in Colorado before. Thanks for your replies!
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:26 PM   #2
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That's a long trip. I suggest you go here: RV Park Reviews :: Home

Plan your route, about how many miles you can make in a day, then do a search by city for a campground. Look at possible campgrounds for electric and Big Rig friendly. Many have websites. Make a list, email them ahead, make reservations, etc.
Hope you have a safe trip, and find warmer weather.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:53 PM   #3
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Try the woodall site and look for campgrounds that are open all year. We used this site for our trip from Ont. to BC. Many northern campground are open all year but do not offer water in the off season. They allow you to fill your fresh tanks form an inside tap. You are able to dump your holding tanks. Have a safe trip south.
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:55 PM   #4
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Try the woodall site and look for campgrounds that are open all year. We used this site for our trip from Ont. to BC. Many northern campground are open all year but do not offer water in the off season. They allow you to fill your fresh tanks form an inside tap. You are able to dump your holding tanks. Have a safe trip south.
Thanks, Caper...just what I was looking for! The RV Park Review staff said they couldn't add another search category for "open all year", but it looks like Woodall's has. Now to do the homework!
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:55 PM   #5
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PLENTY of warmth here! Just lounging around in shorts and no shirt and flip flops here in 80 degree daytime highs, thru thanksgiving day, mid 60's at night. aaaah, good ole' Jacksonville Florida! Going camping Dec. 10th at Ft. Clinch state park in Fernandina beach. Can't wait! Randy
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At 4:00 this morning, it was 39 degrees here in Tucson...I'm cold.
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A nice balmy -22c (-7.6f) here this morning, I can hardly wait till it gets real cold... Nottt
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lol shhhhh thesasks!! its cold enough! need to finish my skirting still!
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It's 11:25 AM here, and I'm sunning in a lawn chair on my pool deck, slathered down with 30 spf lotion, 80 deg. right now, using my laptop. I despise cold weather! Randy
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Well, looking at your map, I think you need to cut across Ohio, Indy, and ILL. You might even pick up Iowa if the weather holds. Right now we're 48 F with no snow and after the next cold spell it should be warmed up about the time you'd pass thru. Lake Erie does keep us a bit warmer than the rest of the state, as long as we don't get a lake effect storm, I90 to I271 is a good route.

Ohio state parks are very nice and most stay open year round [they may lack fresh water already]. I can recommend Punderson and Saltfork, Guilford Lake is nice smaller park but it may be a bit out of your way and difficult for bigger units. Ohio State Parks - Campgrounds Also check the park at Geneva on the Lake, should be nice, just off I90.

We will be on the road due south next Monday...

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G'day Everyone...

We will be departing Prince Edward Island (Canada) December 1 and heading south 'til we hit warmer temps and open campgrounds...then west to Tucson, AZ. The snow started falling here four days ago and temps are forecast to be around the freezing mark for the next week or so. I usually try to stay west of I-95 after we skirt around Boston on I-495...may go as far west as I-81. Does anyone have any pointers/advice/suggestions....particularly on places we can stop in our Georgetown motorhome at night?? Any open-year-round campgrounds where we can at least get 110v AC along the way? Or should we be looking for motels? I will keep the water system winterized until I think it's safe to drain the antifreeze...but the rest of the rig is built for winter camping, and we have winter-camped in Colorado before. Thanks for your replies!
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