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Old 03-31-2016, 01:48 PM   #1
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Unhappy Must be going soft - cancelled camping trip

For the first time in 30+ years of camping I cancelled a trip today...due to wind! We have sustained winds of 30 mph and gusts to 40 mph. Wife and I went to hookup the TT in the storage lot and I could hardly get the gate open against the wind. I decided it wasn't worth towing a 35' sail on the highway. Waiting for CG manager to call me back to see if I can reschedule.
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Old 03-31-2016, 01:59 PM   #2
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Good decision, not worth the anxiety. Better days are ahead.
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Old 03-31-2016, 01:59 PM   #3
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I think that's pretty smart. We had a lot of wind on our trip back on TN and it was a bit unsettling. Good luck on the re-schedule!
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Old 03-31-2016, 03:53 PM   #4
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Big thanks to Drummer Boy campground in Gettysburg for allowing us to move our trip out 2 weeks!
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Old 03-31-2016, 04:42 PM   #5
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Not sure what you mean by going soft. Is it because you camp in a campground? Not towing in heavy winds is wisdom and not "softness". We have tractor trailer's flip on their sides here quite regularly and they weigh a bit more than our RV campers.

Come West and we'll tow your camper over the Continental Divide on a narrow switchback dirt road to some of the most beautiful boondock camping areas you can't even imagine. Give yourself an extra day for the trip so I can install a lift kit onto your camper.

I'd only tow in heavy winds if I needed a new camper or wife-both of which are highly insured.
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Old 03-31-2016, 05:12 PM   #6
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TonyD, maybe I should have said wiser. Many years ago I would have hooked up and driven through a hurricane. Smarter now.
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Old 03-31-2016, 05:29 PM   #7
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Many of our favorite campsites require crossing Chesapeake Bay Bridge. High wind closings have kept us home and at the campground several times for a day or so. Not fun towing in high winds. Good decision.
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Old 03-31-2016, 06:05 PM   #8
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Smart move! My wife and I went on our first trip on Easter Weekend. No rain but some significant cold weather and wind. The water supply briefly froze in the am the morning we were leaving. And we also ran out of propane for the furnace. at about 3am. Thank goodness for the electric fireplace and some small electric space heaters that I keep in the cabinets if needed. They were needed! But as everyone says, better weather just around the corner!
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Old 03-31-2016, 07:35 PM   #9
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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.
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