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Old 06-25-2015, 09:46 AM   #1
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Big rain....

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?
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Old 06-25-2015, 10:08 AM   #2
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your call.... if you have a pop up or Hybrid having to pack up wet canvas may play a role in your decision.

Otherwise, i say go. What's the worst thing that happen, you have to spend time with the DW in the camper?

FYi, Nothing is better to sleep to then rain on the roof of the camper
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Just came back ,2 weeks ago, from 3 rainy days in Maine. Sitting there reading a Jack reacher novel listening to the wind and rain, drinking a fresh pot of coffee, furnace set at 70- yup thats camping
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Old 06-25-2015, 11:04 AM   #5
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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!
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Old 06-25-2015, 11:10 AM   #6
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We used to camp with a pop up. We spent many rainy days camping including packing it up in the rain. It sucks, but when we got home I would open everything up and put an industrial fan in for a day to dry everything well before permanently packing it up. You really don't want any moisture before packing it up due to mildew growth. Living in BC if we were to only camp in the rain we would never get out.
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Old 06-25-2015, 11:10 AM   #7
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since when have weathermen been right?
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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?
Go. IMO, having the right gear...make that rain gear...makes setup and take down manageable. Not sure what you have for a camper, just plan accordingly regarding meals, activities, etc. It'll be good training, right? You will however, have more post clean up once back at home.

And make it easy for DW.

After all, there is no such thing as a bad day off. It's just some are better than others
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Old 06-26-2015, 09:19 AM   #10
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I would go. Plan for the rain. Unhitch , Level, jacks down, elect ect connected, slide out. Enjoy. Plan food you can prepare inside, bring books or games. Get a set of "Frogg Toggs" breathable light weight rain gear. I put them in TV when rain expected. We went camping fo 4 days last week with 100% chance of rain every day. Rained for 1.5 hours after we ate dinner first night. That was it. Turned out to be a great trip.

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