I love going camping....I love that we take 6 or 7 weekend trips a year and wish we could take more, but with jobs, other things to do and a somewhat short season in Wisconsin, it's hard. As much as I love it, and I wanna take as many trips as our schedule permits before Winter shows its ugly face.....I can't wait for this year to be over....The 2016 season has kicked my butt!
In 2014 and 2015, we had a new camper each year...and camped our share of weekends. We had very few problems with our units, and I'm not sure we had more than a night or two of rain in those two years.....and I don't think we barely ever ran the heat!
Fast forward to 2016! Problems started when the snow finally melted enough that I could get into our camper to give it a once around.....We had water inside! Got that problem fixed, and found MORE water in the Underbelly in an unrelated issue! Then we found more damage from the first water issue, along with a laundry list of other minor problems that just won't stop. On top of all the things that seem to have kept me busy during the week when we're at home, we can't seem to find nice weather anymore. It's gorgeous during the week....highs in the 80's and little to no rain....then we go try to have a nice weekend! We schedule places that have nice kiddie areas so we can wear out our 1 year old!
Our first weekend out in June, we almost got blown off the map 2 hours after we arrived....
Our week long trip to Branson, it POURED most of the first 3 days we were there, and then was 96 degrees until we left.
Since then, we've had 3 trips, and every one of them has been COLD or Rainy and COLD!
We went to the Wisconsin Dells at the end of July, and it didn't top 75 degrees! Not exactly great swimming weather with toddler. Lows were OK in the 60's
2 weeks ago, we were out and I set the camper up in 2 inches of water because a monsoon parked over the western half of Wisconsin! Lows again were in 60's
Last weekend, not only did it rain most of the weekend, but it was a balmy 65 degrees on Saturday....FOR A HIGH! Lows were in the low 50's!
This weekend we're not camping, but going up North to a friends lake house....where it will be raining yet again and will maybe reach 70!
Our Labor Day trip looks much like our trip last weekend with rain everyday (high percentages) and high temps barely breaking 70....
Not to mention, almost every campground around here requires a 2 night minimum, and has a cancellation policy of at least 2 weeks or they keep your whole deposit! Unfortunately for us, our last 4 trips they've required the entire amount of the stay as the deposit, so we can't even cancel without taking it to the shorts!
Plus we've paid out the ears for these places because they have better pools that we haven't even used!
Thanks for letting me vent AND Happy Camping.....I hope!