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Old 08-21-2015, 06:06 AM   #11
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All but once, yes. I didn't go on a trip last summer on the 4th of July. We were having torrential rains and it stayed that way all weekend. I was really glad I didn't go. But for the normal rainy forecast, yes, I go. As others mentioned, there are usually breaks in the rain when you can get outside.

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Old 08-21-2015, 06:16 AM   #12
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When at Home and the % for Rain is High, No we don't go! On our Long Trips we are Captured!Youroo!!

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Old 08-21-2015, 06:21 AM   #13
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We have delayed our departure for snow and ice (high winds as well); rain will depend on how bad - like no to severe thunderstorms forcast.

I have found that if you are not moving; neither is anyone else and the campgrounds are very willing to accommodate changes due to your planned site still being filled.

We still will go just to get out of the bad weather "footprint".
It is sunny and warm somewhere!

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Old 08-21-2015, 06:29 AM   #14
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We generally don't put much stock in the weather forecast. Here they can't seem to get it right 2 days out much less a month out. Every time I look at the 10 day forecast it says rain on day 8 & 9. My grass looks like crap from all the rain that we don't get. My joints are a much better indication of what the weather is going to do.
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:07 AM   #15
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We have only needed to cancel one trip due to a blizzard coming through... Otherwise we will go no regardless. It is funny, when we tent camped never rained. In both our travel trailers it rained once in a while, no biggie. When we had the popup it rained every day for setup and break down of camp.. Rest of the trip would be fine. I swear it was like clock work!

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Old 08-21-2015, 10:26 AM   #16
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You can't predict how the weather will be where you a going. i/e. yesterday it was pouring down buckets at my house when I got into the truck and drove 1/2 of a mile and it was dry and there was bright sunshine.
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:31 AM   #17
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We go from mid March through late November. Living in the Northwest that means rain about 50% of the time. Still rather be camping...
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:54 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by larryo View Post
We have a trip planned for the last week of September. It is to our favorite spot and would be our last trip of the season. The long range forecast is for cool, cloudy, rainy weather for the whole week. Would you still go?
1st, any forecast beyond the next 48 hours is a guess.
2nd, You miss some of the most beautiful sky's, sunsets, clouds and lighting effects. That's why we have a hard side TT.

Photographers actually look forward to storms. They add interest to what are normally nice but minimally interesting landscapes.

So we say GO, Enjoy and
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Old 08-21-2015, 12:18 PM   #19
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X2 ...heading to Maine (OOB) this weekend and the weather forecast is Rain and thunderstorms for the next 5 days. Looked at DW, and she said "they have malls in Maine too". So, I guess we're definitely going.
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Old 08-21-2015, 12:33 PM   #20
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Since we live on the east coast I will keep a check on the tropical forecast for hurricanes and north Easters especially in Sept. I love the Outer banks that time of year but you sure don't want to get stuck there during evacuation because of an up coming storm. Other than that lately the forecasts have not even been close, calling for rain all week I have counted about 3 drops.

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