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Old 02-26-2016, 04:18 PM   #1
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Finally...winter is leaving !!!

Sometimes I envy people who lives down south....they go camping anytime they want.

We bought a Roo 23ws and got it shipped in November. All we did is put a cover on it and ........wait !!! Camping season is short here in Maine....about 5 months (maybe six) , and all we could do is look at that hybrid through the living room window.

All winter long, we made a list of things we need for that camper and bought them. I also made a list of mods I have to do when spring arrives.

Finally......Winter is on the way out, and I might remove the cover from it this coming week end.....YAHOO !!! This for us is a big event!

Also this week end is an opening house at Lee's Family campers sales and service with raffles and prizes, and the next opening house will be at Seacoast RV ....We look forward to those. I feel everything regarding camping is big here in Maine.

Maybe I shouldn't be envying people from down south.....I don't think it's as special for them as it is for us !
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Old 02-26-2016, 04:34 PM   #2
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It's funny living here in Southern CA and hearing about having to wait for Winter to end to go camping....For the DW and myself we like to plan more local trips during the Winter here when it isn't so warm and when Summer does come we like to head north along the coast where it is cooler...I was hoping to run into some cooler weather during Presidents Day weekend when we took a trip up to Pismo Beach about 100 miles North of Santa Barbara and low and behold it was in the 80's all weekend...Geez I didn't even get a chance to wear a pair of long pants
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Old 02-26-2016, 04:52 PM   #3
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Winter is like boomerang kids!

Never over!

I will wait till the end of next month, most of the snow will be gone up north.
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Old 02-26-2016, 05:46 PM   #4
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I can't even understand how people in the colder areas, can stand such short camping seasons.

When we lived in California, we mainly camped spring and fall. NEVER camped in the summer since campgrounds were packed during then.
We often also camped in the winter.
Even now, living in Washington, we can still camp at least 9 months out of the year.
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I can't even understand how people in the colder areas, can stand such short camping seasons.

When we lived in California, we mainly camped spring and fall. NEVER camped in the summer since campgrounds were packed during then.
We often also camped in the winter.
Even now, living in Washington, we can still camp at least 9 months out of the year.
believe me Dan, we do appreciate every moment of this short season
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believe me Dan, we do appreciate every moment of this short season
X2...
trailer's been sleeping in the shed since mid October,get it out early May for camping season opening on Victoria day weekend.
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Old 02-27-2016, 01:40 PM   #7
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Still in the 50's here....but we are starting to get close...my wife was just asking this morning if we would get another cold blast down to -30 before spring hits...we have snow sometimes in April or May...I just don't know yet if I can get excited...seems risky
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Old 02-27-2016, 02:32 PM   #8
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Well...enjoy taking your cover off in Maine...we just got socked with 10 inches of snow this week in central Michigan. Don't think my cover is coming off until April!
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I love winter. School is in session and few vacation. The only challenge is snowbirding in FL during Jan/Feb/Mar. Spring and fall school is also in session and few vacation ~~ greatest time to go. Once school is out most are filling campgrounds so the 5er is stored and the boat is out on the Atlantic chasing fish!
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Well down here in Massachusetts it was a whopping 38 degrees today, snow maybe gone but I'm not taking the cover off until at least the end of March. We only got out once last year due husband's surgery in the beginning of summer, is been a long year and we plan on making up this year. Spring can't come soon enough.

We have our summer vacation planned for Old Orchard KOA in Maine, is great camping up there!
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