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Old 08-21-2015, 06:42 PM   #41
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Yes we'd go. Hurricane or ice would be the only exceptions.

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Old 08-21-2015, 07:00 PM   #42
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We stay out of FL and the immediate Atlantic coast during hurricane season, but other than that, we go rain or shine, hot or cold. Life is too short to wait for perfect weather.

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Old 08-21-2015, 07:56 PM   #43
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Bad Weather

The worst bad weather is when you arrive at a camp ground and the weather arrives unannounced and not forecast. Happened to us in Texas. Stayed in a camp ground and got hailed on. Two days later we moved to a different location 150 miles away and got hailed on again from a different storm that was only forecast the day before. Result was damage to the RV roof ($7000 repair bill) and a dimpled toad. RV roof repaired, bought a new toad and invested in a hail cover for the toad. At least now I can protect something if we run into the unexpected again. BTW I always check weather forecasts for our intended visit area before I make any campground booking. Trouble is the longer the trip the bigger the forecast problem. Some areas can't seem to forecast three days ahead. Now we check ahead and go, if bad weather hits we save what we can. Worrying about every possible pitfall (blown tires, bad weather, engine problems , etc) before a trip spoils the whole idea of going in the first place. Prepare the best you can and stop worrying.
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Old 08-21-2015, 08:10 PM   #44
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We were in Maine when Hurricane Sandy hit. We left a day early to beat the brunt of the storm. Quite a wild ride through the squalls on the Mass Turnpike. That was one big storm!
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Old 08-22-2015, 04:22 PM   #45
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Our first trip in the spring to the Talladega National Forest, Lake Coleman, it rained for four days. We still had a ball, played in the rain and hiked. At night warmed up by the fireplace watching movies. We actually got a fire going on our last day, albeit was big but sure did smoke and the boys got to roast marshmallows.
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Old 08-24-2015, 09:32 PM   #46
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:52 PM   #47
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We would go. Rainy days are made for exploring in the truck. And, for napping

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Old 08-24-2015, 11:35 PM   #48
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Ok 5 pages of replies and nobody has said it yet.... A bad day camping us still better than a good day working. Yes we would go. Camping in rain can be fun. We curl up by the fire place and watch the weather, let the little one play in the puddles etc. An ice storm has stopped us because it wasn't safe to tow and there were a ton of downed trees around here. As others have said extreme weather is what would stop us (ie things that are unsafe to tow in). We have even camped in 30 degree weather just because we wanted to get away from the house.
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Old 08-25-2015, 02:35 AM   #49
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My only real concern is that there is about 30 miles of gravel that will turn to slop if it rains. Oh well, that's what soap is for.
Been there, done that but you're right, that prairie gumbo does wash off. Just hit it and...

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Ok 5 pages of replies and nobody has said it yet.... A bad day camping us still better than a good day working.
Better believe that! Here in FL, only a tropical storm (or worse) would stop us. B/c our camper is small, and usually our rainy weather is also hot and mosquito laden, consecutive rainy days can get a bit tedious, but that's rare.

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