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Old 10-07-2015, 06:58 AM   #1
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Winter destination help.

This is our first year with our rv and we're thinking of taking a little 2 week vacation this winter. We live near Winnipeg Manitoba so our winters are cold. When discussing where to go I suggested just driving south till it was warm. DW thinks we should have a better plan than that (don't you hate when they make sense). How far south would we have to go to get daytime highs at least in the mid 50s? For now just a state will do. Arizona and Florida are both around 2000 miles and Texas is around 1600. Since it's only 2 weeks that's a bit further than I would like to drive. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-07-2015, 08:03 AM   #2
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Lot depends on the month you are planing to leave to head south. Even mid GA gets down into 30s. Lower part of OKL or AR would be in the ball park. Later RJD
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Old 10-07-2015, 08:16 AM   #3
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Probably January. Leaving from central Canada going down through the Dakotas.
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are you pulling a trailer or motorhome?
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:21 AM   #6
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Sorry but the only place that u can get great weather in the middle of winter is south Florida, below Palm Beach, or parts of AZ, maybe, a lot of people found out two winters ago that it can get cool in AZ sometimes. Good Luck
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Old 10-07-2015, 11:06 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:18 PM   #8
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Probably January. Leaving from central Canada going down through the Dakotas.
Larry....also hailing from Manitoba and having driven down to AZ and CA several times in January I have seen both cases. Left Manitoba and by end of first day had decent temps. On the other hand have also seen where we were in freezing temps till we were almost in AZ. Very unpredictable in Jan...you could have snow, sleet, freezing rain as far south as Texas. Personally, for me, 2 weeks isn't enough time to haul an RV down there. You are looking at 3 days each way leaving you a week. And that's with dry roads, throw a storm in there and you are hooped. Winter is far too unpredictable, especially in Jan. You won't be able to de-winterize till probably your 3rd day and you will have to winterize it down south before you head home cause you could be in freezing temps your first night heading back.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:26 PM   #9
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Larry,,,re-read your post and saw.."Any suggestions?"
Hop on a plane and spend your full 2 weeks down there, then it will be a vacation! Leave the RV at home for that short a stay...that's what we will be doing! Not worth hauling the trailer for that short a time.
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Check out a cruise leaving from New Orleans or Galveston. Head down in the vehicle or fly, take a week and go to the Caribbean where you will be in 80 or above weather. We do one the last week of January or the first week of February every year and we don't get nearly as cold as your weather.
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