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Old 08-21-2015, 01:51 PM   #21
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We plan and make our trips. We go. You just take your chances on the weather. Later RJD
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Old 08-21-2015, 01:58 PM   #22
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We've gone with our pop-up no matter what the weather is doing--except snow! Our latest PUP may eliminate that hesitancy, though. It is equipped with heated mattresses, and a gas heater. All of that plus sleeping bags and we could probably be cozy even in a snowstorm. Rain was a problem in our little Skamper--hardly room to turn around, let alone being enough to set up the table and play indoor games. Our FR Flagstaff is much bigger, and for three of us plenty of room to enjoy a rainy day inside, unless we go for a soggy hike under the canopy of trees.
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Old 08-21-2015, 01:59 PM   #23
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I go every time, I have gone in bad weather and it was still a good time. I hunt out of mine too, so those cold, dark and drizzly days are some of the best.
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:05 PM   #24
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The weather forecast never stops us. More of the time, it changes. And even if the forecast doesn't change, you still might not get rained on.

Yes, we've had to set up and break down in the rain, but rain on a camping trip is better than rain at home.
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:23 PM   #25
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"Bad weather" in Virginia falls into two categories, in my opinion. Obviously, the aforementioned hurricanes and Nor'easters. Add to that high heat with humidity. DW says if she is going to be trapped inside from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., she'll stay at home in her sewing room.
We have made plans a month out only to reschedule when the forecast was a long stretch of 98 days with overnight lows in the middle 70s and 80% humidity. Ya can't git nekkid enough for that kind of heat.
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:35 PM   #26
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I've been a bunch of times up to the Sand hills by a reservoir up there,we knew it might be so so and only had to pack in a hurry once to get the heck out of there. Some places the weather is just unpredictable and no it does not stop us since we found a pan that fits under the corner of our STILL LEAKY BEDROOM SLIDE aaaargh!!!!
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:42 PM   #27
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Well...yeah, why not?

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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?
Setting aside the inaccuracy of a forecast 30 + days, I would go and have gone in the past. Have the right gear for the time you have to be outside setting up to stay dry and presuming you're not in a tent, should be just fine inside. If it isn't a wind driven rain that's coming sideways.....throw on a fleece, grab a beverage, start a fire and enjoy from underneath the awning.

No idea where you're heading, but here in Maine, the end of September offers some of the best camping weather, foliage, quiet campgrounds, no biting flies. And.....its only snowed once on one of my trips into the western mountains
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Old 08-21-2015, 04:19 PM   #28
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Yes, a week away is better than a week home. You may have to fill your time with other activities but you can't let mother nature win. September trips can go either way and change in a minute's notice, enjoy what you can of the season.
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Old 08-21-2015, 04:40 PM   #29
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Except for hurricanes and extreme weather conditions, we never plan according to the weather forecast, especially 30 days out. They can't even predict the upcoming weekend accuratley. I find the forecast calendars very discouraging. If there is as low as a 30% chance of rain they use a rain / shower icon for the day. What about the other 70%? If you really want to be entertained check that forecast every couple of days and watch how it changes. It will be amazing how much it changes from now until the actual dates.
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Old 08-21-2015, 04:41 PM   #30
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It is important to use your head. I would not go if they were predicting a hurricane or the remnants of one passing through. Camping in the rain is never fun and with high winds can be dangerous with falling limbs and trees.

Cold is nothing. RV's have heat for that. Rain is the biggest problem because being outside in the rain is less than perfect.
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