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Old 10-10-2016, 06:53 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by sgtlm17 View Post
I have been tinkering and enjoying the RV in my driveway now that my season is over. I need to winterize probably next week. I hope to move south in a year or so this way I will never need to winterize and my RV season will be 12 months a year.

SSHHHh !!!! You are making a great decision but don't give too many ideas. It is beginning to get crowded down here from so many boomers retiring and coming down. Please expand on the virtues of living north of the Mason-Dixon line to your neighbors. All those great things like freezing winters and ridiculously high taxes just to name two.

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Old 10-10-2016, 06:57 PM   #32
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Traverse City area is great, haven't been up there in a few years. Been going to Mackinaw City last few years. In fact spent 4 days in the middle of sept at the bridge, then down to Standish for 2 weeks or so. Now we're done. Hoping to get it cleaned inside and out then winterized by the weekend. Then needs to go in for a couple small warranty issues.
Last year I never winterized until Jan. Remodeled a bathroom so used trailer for restroom and sleeping while the contractors worked (work nights). Good thing our Michigan winter didn't start until mid Jan last year!

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Old 10-10-2016, 07:05 PM   #33
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no such thing as end of season, just AC or heater .... and at the blues music festival in 2 weeks bonfires will be all night long ...with lots of music to go round. Love living in Florida (& for anyone down here wanting a great laid back time punch in Camping with the Blues at the Sertoma Youth Ranch its 3rd year of award winning musicians playing at a laid back site just outside of Tampa ....)
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:56 PM   #34
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Just came back today from our last trip of the season...Thanksgiving weekend.
By next Saturday Big Berth (our trailer) will be sleeping in the machinery shed for the winter 'till May.
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:44 PM   #35
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We have been from Ohio to South Dakota. Now in Illinois saying good bye to the kids/G kids then it's to Texas for the winter. Our camping is just a picture/campground around the corner. We are so blessed.
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Old 10-11-2016, 12:47 AM   #36
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Camping season officially over.

We will be beach camping here in So. CA for a few more months. Sometime after Christmas we will be taking a trip to AZ to visit a few friends and family. No winterizing here. Carpe diem!

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Old 10-11-2016, 07:04 AM   #37
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Will camp one more weekend at end of month. Then will run down to LA for a week in Feb. a week trip to FL is not off table, depends on how bad the cabin fever gets!
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Old 10-11-2016, 07:26 AM   #38
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Originally Posted by AquaMan View Post
Even here in OH I camp through most of Nov. Most campgrounds are closed, but we have private land and do still travel some. As long as the weather holds out, we camp! I don't winterize until the temps drop into the 20's.

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AEP Lands near McConnelsville, Ohio is open year round and is free. That is where we have been camping this fall. Plenty of lakes for small boat or bank fishing and the colors of the leaves are gorgeous on the lakes - have not quite turned at the campsites. Pic taken Columbus Day weekend.
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Old 10-11-2016, 08:11 AM   #39
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Unfortunately we're done. Trailer was winterized last weekend. Now we get to stare at it till May.
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Old 10-11-2016, 08:30 AM   #40
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Our season ended on Sept 12th, the day we returned from a 3 month vacation in Alberta. 7100 miles, 2 new axles, bonding with the grandsons and camping with our 2 kids who live out there. The 5er got cleaned inside and out, waxed and then winterized and is in storage. We didn't care to keep it going until our Thanksgiving, which was this past weekend. Always good to be home. I forgot to say that they had enough snow in Edmonton to make snowmen and build a fort, last week ans more in Calgary. Siorry for their luck.......

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