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Old 10-08-2015, 10:23 PM   #11
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Listen to WFD! Your time is not long enough to make that drive and enjoy yourself.
We had ice in Mesa, AZ two years ago! Florida below Ocala is SOLD OUT and has been for 6 months! Repeat Canadian Snowbirds!
You will be having a miserable 2 week vacation.
Fly; rent a car and a condo, or take a cruise. All the same $$$$, just spent in a different way. 12-14 days with toes in the sand beats foot on the pedal!! TIKI BAR or Pilot truck stop with stinky diesel fuel and bad food!!
Give your RV the sleep time it deserves!!
BTW, a dirt spot in the Keys goes for $100+ a night!
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:56 PM   #12
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Larry...I have driven on ice on the I-40 in New Mexico between Tucumcari and Albuquerque in Jan...not fun...and that's quite a ways South of us already, and have also heard of folks being stuck in one spot for a couple days due to a passing snowstorm. And further North from there is even more of a possibility of running into that. Not so bad if you are headed down there for a couple months...you just get off the road and wait it out, not so bad, but when on a tight schedule...thats no vacation...If you leave Canada in Jan and its in the -20's, you won't be staying in your RV the first night or 2, you will be staying in a hotel, and possibly same coming back home.
You could luck out and hit great weather and warm enough to use it but in Jan that's a crapshoot!
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Old 10-12-2015, 05:34 PM   #13
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Thanks for the replies. We will have to re-think the idea.
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Old 10-12-2015, 05:50 PM   #14
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Thanks for the replies. We will have to re-think the idea.
Good idea about flying down south, with luck a one day trip down and one back home.

Pulling a FW thru the Dakotas in January will likely not be any fun.
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Old 10-12-2015, 05:59 PM   #15
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I agree with the previous post. The Florida Keys are great, but that's a really long haul for only 2 weeks. We spent 2 weeks in Destin, FL over last Christmas and had only 1 really warm day. Oddly enough, here at home the weather was exactly the same as that for which we drove 1000 miles.
We've spent the last 6 yrs from late Nov until mid to late Feb in the Orlando area and the weather is great!
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:44 PM   #16
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We went from Upper Michigan to Arizona last February and it took us 10 days to Sedona, Az. Twice we had to stay put a few days because of the weather (high winds). If I were going for a warm RV trip it would be 3-4 weeks to enjoy a week or two of sunshine. We also had a snow day in Flagstaff in the end of April.
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:27 PM   #17
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Book a 7 day cruise, the most relaxing time you will ever have. Meals (eat anytime as much as you want) and lodging all paid for. See some of the world you never saw before. Meet lots of new people, make new friends, ENJOY! In early January the prices are still good. Go down to the port a few days early and do a little local sightseeing or spend a few days before you return and you will eat up the two weeks of fun.
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Old 10-18-2015, 11:48 PM   #18
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I'd say...west coast would be San Diego, CA or east coast Orlando,Fl or below there. We're headed to the championship NASCAR race in Homestead, Fl in five weeks then on to Key West! We live in SC and try stay warm whenever possible. Come on down out of Canada and escape the frozen tundra!
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