Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-01-2016, 11:47 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Witch Doctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Clarksville Va.
Posts: 7,630
Quote:
Originally Posted by CWSWine View Post
We spent two days in camp grounds in New Mexico the 22nd and 23rd because of winds of 35 to 45 mph i think the gust were much higher. We saw two TT off the road and guy at the KOA said that in Gallup a TT pulled over to the side the road and turned over while he was stopped. There was times we were down to 45 mph trying to find a camp grounds. The news was showing houses with tumble weed covering the entire house and there was solid stream of them blowing across the road. Just not worth taking that kind of risk.
Smart, I don't care what anyone says. This has to be the weirdest weather that I can remember. You can blame El-nino or a warming climate or anything people can think of, but if your smart you try to avoid these problems. Pretty soon we all need weather fax's from NOAH so we can go camping, I do not believe what any weather person predicts any more... Stay safe and alive..
__________________

__________________
Rockwood #8289 WS 2012
F250 6.0 / Husky 16k
With 4 point leveling system
Witch Doctor is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 03:04 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 287
Did you look what's coming up the coast April 1 - 5? Good time to figure how to anchor your (my) 5r down. Somewhere I thought I saw a manufacture had included storm straps for anchoring. Retired don't hafta be anywhere on time (except when she who has to be obeyed).
__________________

__________________
DJsFolly
D. J. Schuler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 03:12 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
ryand's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Metro St. Louis Area
Posts: 1,193
We have delayed trips a day or so due to the threat of weather. You made the right choice....its the 1st of April. Plenty of camping left this season.
__________________
2011 Coachmen Catalina 28DDS
2015 Ram Bighorn 2500 6.4L
http://www.ryandethrow.wordpress.com
Nights Camped 2016: 32
ryand is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 03:23 PM   #14
Site Team
 
Terier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 9,616
I also agree that it was a smart choice. My maiden voyage was delayed to high winds with 60+ mph gusts. Since then I have cancelled a few other trips due to high wind.
__________________
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

2011 Salem Cruise Lite 20RBXL & 2011 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab
Camping History: 45 Trips / 133 Nights / 3736 Miles
FRF Social Group: Campers of the West
Terier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 09:16 PM   #15
World Wide Wanderer
 
wahoonc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Sprung Leak, NC
Posts: 1,232
Won't get any grief from me!

I was a dedicated tent camper for years. Only canceled one canoe trip due to a late season ice storm rolling in... my daughter won't let me forget it either...20 years later! We camp to enjoy ourselves not battle the weather. Discretion is the better part of valor. Being holed up in the camper for an entire weekend because of crappy weather is not my idea of fun.

Aaron
__________________
Aaron & Rhonda
wahoonc & Airangel60

2016 Coachmen Concord 300DS
2015 Fusion Hybrid following along
wahoonc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 11:03 PM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 65
All very wise decisions. There is just no way to predict what a gust of wind or a passing truck will do to you.
__________________
Las Cruces is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2016, 05:08 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Witch Doctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Clarksville Va.
Posts: 7,630
Quote:
Originally Posted by Las Cruces View Post
All very wise decisions. There is just no way to predict what a gust of wind or a passing truck will do to you.
Las Cruces, I question for you speaking of weather. Was this a normal winter down there, we changed from going down there and to florida instead, but even Florida had very weird weather this year, and I was even as far south as Miami, seemed like the weather break line was Palm Beach....
__________________
Rockwood #8289 WS 2012
F250 6.0 / Husky 16k
With 4 point leveling system
Witch Doctor is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2016, 07:14 AM   #18
Don't Camp Enough
 
DSMURPHY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 138
Good choice! We camp for outdoor experience, not the white knuckles.
__________________
'2016 Rockwood 8288WSA
'2010 Tundra

DSMURPHY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2016, 08:37 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,429
Horrible decision to stay home. You simply point the rig the direction the wind is blowing and head that way. Get the DW on the phone looking up campsites that are that direction as you travel. You'll get the best fuel mileage you've ever gotten while towing. You can then post that on all forums you are active in and pretend that's normal for your TV.
__________________
dustman_stx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2016, 08:42 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Sterling, VA
Posts: 898
Quote:
Originally Posted by dustman_stx View Post
Horrible decision to stay home. You simply point the rig the direction the wind is blowing and head that way. Get the DW on the phone looking up campsites that are that direction as you travel. You'll get the best fuel mileage you've ever gotten while towing. You can then post that on all forums you are active in and pretend that's normal for your TV.
__________________

__________________
Lee and Anne

2016 F250 2WD CC SB XLT 6.2 3.73 3,295 lb payload cap.
2014 Salem Hemisphere 282RK 8k lbs loaded, Equal-i-zer WDH, TST 507 TPMS
2017: 4 nights camped, 12 booked
Teamfour is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
camping, led

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:38 AM.