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Old 10-14-2012, 05:07 PM   #1
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Sad Day in the Trailer Hood

Well thats wraps up this years camping season The Rockwood is cleaned out and winterized and tilted back for the end of the season. Only 181 days unitl camping season starts again. Man this is going to be a long long long winter.On the bright side this was one of the best summers of my entire life and I was luckyenough to shared it with all my new friends who I have come to know and love.



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Old 10-14-2012, 05:37 PM   #2
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I have to agree this has been one of my best summers also. We bought a new toy hauler this year and used it 10 weekend trips. We loved being able to our quads with us every where we went. We can't wait till next year also.

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Old 10-14-2012, 10:06 PM   #3
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Same story here brought the camper home from a weekend of use and winterized it. No question one of the best summers ever. 42 days of camping this year and I cant wait until the spring!
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:02 AM   #4
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We only get in about 20 days on the road a year and a few weekend campouts on our acerage but we love every minute as well. THis summer was probably the best as we went to the FROG rally in Goshen Indiana and we met a bunch of amazing people and look forward to doing it all over next year..

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Old 10-15-2012, 07:04 AM   #5
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How depressing. I guess I should be happy to live in south Louisiana where hurricanes wreak havoc on us and the temps very seldom dip below freezing for long periods of time. We really enjoy camping 13 months a year!!!
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:18 AM   #6
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Years back, I would take my camper out all through the winter. I would winterize as usual but when I took the camper out it would just be one of the area lakes for the weekend. I would carry five gallons of water in a container and use it for cooking and flushing the toilet. I never had a problem with the waste tanks freezing.

Sometimes I would go when there was a light snow on the ground and the lakes frozen solid except where the geese and ducks congregated. By four in the afternoon the sun would be going down and the temperature dropping. It was during these times that the great solitude would set in and I would not see another living soul. My only company through the night was the honking and quacking of the geese and ducks. It was very cozy sitting in the camper and looking out at the frozen world. Perhaps I'll try it again this winter.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:25 AM   #7
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X2 on the best summer. Having retired I've been able to add about 20 days camping this year, not so for my DW though. She still works so I'll go to the campground a couple days earlier and get a good site and take it easy till she gets here for the long weekends. Like now I'm setting at our home campground and she'll come up this wekend because it's the campground Halloween weekend.

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Old 10-15-2012, 09:45 AM   #8
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Just returned from our last trip. We plan to winterize sometime this week. Temps are expected to be in the 60's during the day and 40's at night, so we have a bit of time.

We may try some winter camping in Jan or Feb if mother nature cooperates.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:27 AM   #9
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All good things must come to an end
Driver39 and I are going to winterize our TT today , heart says no don't, want to go out camping more.
How far do others go on emptying the cupboards> IE: cans, bottles, boxed goods, cleaning supplies? Also how much anti -freeze do others put in each tank?
Had a very mild winter last year so didn't worry to much. Expect a very LONG AND HARD SNOW this year.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:54 AM   #10
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We were going to go camping again in November and decided to wait until after the holidays. We'll probably do a 3 day weekend in January again. I winterized it the other day just in-case. It rarely gets cold enough here to harm anything, but there is always a chance.

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