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Old 06-26-2015, 08:31 AM   #11
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I would go, acquired a Army poncho from someplace which I would wear when setting up or breaking camp, changing a flat or laying on.

It was handy last year in Rapid City, SD.

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Old 06-26-2015, 09:04 AM   #12
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We have reservations in a state park this weekend and they're calling for 2 inches of rain on Saturday. It's just me and DW... not sure what to do.

I'm kinda new at this, should I go anyway and hope the forecast is wrong, or cancel??? It's supposed to rain on Sunday, too, so we'll have to pack up wet and in the rain.

I'm leaning towards going, but what would you do?

I guess the $1000 dollar question is do you enjoy getting WET?
To some folks the rain is a mere distraction, to others they hate it, in any way, shape, or form.

Been there, done that too many times to mention when we were tent campers. But also being as we were kids then it didn't bother us getting drenched in the rain. It was just a fun day in the rain. Nowadays, it's a different story. A little rain is okay. 2" as you indicate, that's a bit much. And another factor is that you don't know if it's going to be 2" of downpour or a steady rain. As others have said be prepared for what comes.

On a good note, this would give you a chance to check out the camper for any signs of leaks, etc.

When we are planning an outing and the weatherman is forecasting rain, we keep an eye on the percentages. When usually under or about 50%, we are going. Weatherman so often gets it wrong! AND then again, sometimes not!

Our motto is, if we can't go this weekend we will go next weekend. We too have had to cancel our prepaid reservations due to the weather, that we were so looking forward to. But to me, the days of getting caught in any substantial amount of rain ( if I can help it ) are over. As I say, a little rain is good, but a lot of rain.....and we are diverting our plans. And having a pet along ( big pet ) is another factor for us.

Keep tabs on that forecast. Maybe the weatherman will come through for you.

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Old 06-26-2015, 09:15 AM   #13
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We carry rain gear, winter clothing and summer clothing. Used them all where we go. When our bunch was much younger, the ladies would head inside and us MEN would stand out by the fire in our rain suits and keep the fire going. Whatever rings your bells. Dry camping is our usual way of camping although in a week or so we will be going up to the UP of Michigan for 2 weeks in a campground with full hook up.
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Old 06-26-2015, 02:40 PM   #14
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LOL You must be coming to Ohio this weekend! The rain is a great way to explore the area, visit a couple wineries or something along those lines. Spend some quality time together, just you and DW. Go find someplace you've never been before, you may find it unique!
Either-way fun is what you make it out to be.....
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Old 06-26-2015, 02:49 PM   #15
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Luckily, we are familiar with the park and reserved a good spot for heavy rain. Not sure I can deal with DW in the rain with no internet. Internet for her, not me!

If you NOT want to hear from the DW tell her you like to do some of the things you used to do when you were dating!!! While it raining!! Good chance you not hear no more from her. ?? I could be wrong but for sure it work that way in my coach!!!

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Old 06-26-2015, 05:09 PM   #16
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Thanks all!

The forecast degraded even more since I posted. It's now 2-3 inches of rain, 40 mph gusts and a high of 62.

We bagged it.... I'm already mad at myself. The weather had better be as bad as they say it will be. It's sunny right now.... grrrr.
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Old 06-27-2015, 04:34 PM   #17
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We were in the same boat. Had a great site in a SP , right by a beautiful creek. We were still going to go but the flood warnings convinced us otherwise. Still got out though to a CG in Gettysburg. Bummed that we missed the great SP site but so far we have has a great weekend despite the rain.

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Old 06-27-2015, 04:49 PM   #18
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We are camping at our seasonal site and have heavy rain and flood warnings all around. Enjoy the weekend. We are.
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Could be worse. We left Casa Grande, Az. at 80+ degrees and three days later at Williams, Az. we had to wait till 11:00 for the 2" of snow to melt off the sliders to pack up.
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It was the right call... what a lousy day today. At least I got stuff done around the house, I can play some other day.

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