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Old 08-08-2011, 09:13 AM   #1
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Question Canadians who head south in winter

Hi I would like very much to spend x mas in disney with family but are worried about towing the first leg of journey in snowy weather. We will be storing trailer at in laws cottage near minden on. and heading south appx Dec 22. any suggestions on places that will be open in North Virginia? Any heads up on readying the trailer. Thanks

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Old 08-08-2011, 09:36 AM   #2
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I have not done that trek yet but friends of mine that go to Florida every winter head down via I75 instead of going through the mountains. Apparently it's a little more sheltered than going down Through New York. They also spend the first leg of the trip in a motel to avoid the cold.

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Old 08-10-2011, 10:26 AM   #3
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Just take it slow

Hi Scoutsmom, I would be just taking it slow for the first leg....not trying to break any land speed records. Once you're in a warmer climate, you should be good to go for the the TT use. I would think that a concern would be upon return. You got the TT out of where it was kept, but can you get it back in, especailly if there are winter storms while you're away.

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Old 08-10-2011, 10:50 AM   #4
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I-75 is pretty well kept---------------

I-75 is pretty well kept open and clean of snow. No bad mountains to contend with to speak of.

Make two trips, come on down in Sept/Oct stay a week or so, store your RV, drive back to that great "SNOW COUNTRY" then come back down at Christmas time to where you have your RV stored (plenty of places). Hook to it, off the Mickey Mouse Land. You might like it so much that you will stay a couple of months with us. You see, when you come down the first time you can make reservations for your second trip outside of Disney for your extended stay. Will give you plenty of time to get a good winter time tan!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:43 PM   #5
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My parents leave every December 26th from Winnipeg. We get forty below here regular... So it is as cold as can be for a starting place.
They always drive to about sous falls south Dakota the first night and they hotel it. By he second night they can use a camp ground. They leave their antifreeze etc. In the system and then they just get a full service site and flush everything out on that second night.
They are careful about the weather when leaving, and always willing to stop and hotel it due to storms. So far they have been fine.
Lots of campgrounds etc are open, you will have no trouble there, and they are less crowded during the winter.

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Old 10-09-2011, 07:57 AM   #6
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Just make sure your trailer brakes are set slightly higher so they start braking a milisecond before the truck does. This will keep your trailer straight on poor road conditions.

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