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Old 07-19-2012, 01:42 PM   #11
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Heading to Destin this weekend. Drinking some cool ones to stay cool.

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Old 07-19-2012, 07:24 PM   #12
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At the KOA 1000 Islands in Mallorytown. It is hot but the owners are having wagon rides. They recommend that you wear a bathing suit and bring your water gun. Everyone is getting wet and having fun getting that way.

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Old 07-19-2012, 07:45 PM   #13
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Is anyone camping in this hot weather? What are you doing to keep cool, and where are you going? The A frame just sits in our drive way, and we don't feel like going anywhere.

My wife and I made a commitment when we decided to buy our A-Frame to go camping year round. To date, we have camped almost every weekend since purchasing it late April. I know that it is a bit much, but it is very addictive.

Here in South Alabama, we try to select campsites in the shade and on the water (lakes and rivers) for the breeze. We bought a inexpensive large fan to use outside to keep the air moving if needed.

We've camped in 100+ degree weather several weekends, and we are wearing the "cool-cat" out. Its worth it.

In past summers, we couldn't "tent" camp in this part of the country. Our trailer has allowed us to enjoy the outdoors despite the heat.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:32 PM   #14
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Heading out this weekend for Current River in southern Missouri. Getting the boat out and hitting the river, In more ways than one. Good a/c in the TT so comfy.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:01 PM   #15
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Camped at our usual place in harrisville, pa. Lost the power there on one super hot day, that when I took the dog for a walk, I noticed three different campers sitting in their vehicles with ac running. It was a scorcher, but do not think I would go that far
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:59 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by f1100turbo View Post
Been camping last 4 weekends in a row.
Dropped camper off this am for another weekend.
Next week camping at the dells in Wisconsin.
Week after heading to our cabin in northern Wisconsin for9 days.
Been in the 90's and 100's for weeks on end now.
Turbo you coming up by me???? Let me know
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:48 AM   #17
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Is anyone camping in this hot weather? What are you doing to keep cool, and where are you going? The A frame just sits in our drive way, and we don't feel like going anywhere.
Well you live in Iowa so I would head somewhere like North Dakota or Wyoming.

We just finished a match at the end of June in Cheyenne (its 64 there right now) and though it was 90s during the day it dropped into the 60s every night. At 6,500' you have to keep drinking because the air is so dry you don't realize you are sweating.

The Black Hills near Rapid City is a lot of fun. I don't know if you can get into places around Deadwood since the Sturgis Harley Rally ought to be ramping up. South of there is Lake Sylvan(?) and it is remarkably pretty.

When we headed to Cheyenne, we went through Iowa. Man there was a lot of corn. BTW, did I tell you we saw a lot of corn in Iowa?
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:15 PM   #18
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Last July while camping with the N.E. Oklahoma FROGS temps got up to 105. Most of us ended up going home a day early. So we're not even thinking about it in this heat.

I took this pic today around 2pm. Our outdoor sensor is located under our patio cover on the east side of our house. About an hour or so latter we topped off at 110.5.

To make things worse, here at the house we haven't had a good rain in over a month even thought thee has been some storms close by. Close enough to hear the thunder, feel a breeze from the storm and smell the rain.
My lawn is brown and crunchy, so at least I don't have to mow. I'm watering some of our trees hoping to save them. We lost 6 last year due to the heat and lack of rain.

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Old 07-20-2012, 09:22 PM   #19
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Any mountains in your neck of the woods? We head up to the. White Mountains 7000 ft higher. & 25 or so degrees cooler
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:39 PM   #20
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3 Ac's lots of cold ones and ice cream and anything to do with water!!!! Man has it ever been hot this summer!! I hope it cools off just a tad for us campers

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