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Old 08-28-2016, 03:24 PM   #1
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Calgary to NY in December

I am planning a reposition of my motor home from Calgary to NY in December. I concerns with the roads and RV site availability. I plan to drive south from Calgary to avoid Worst of road conditions. The RV does not have winter tyers but I hope I can get chains. I only intend to drive on good days and avoid any marginal weather..
Are Rv sites available this time of year?
Is it reasonable to make this trip or should it be left to next summer?
Appreciate any advice or comments.
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Old 08-29-2016, 03:58 PM   #2
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Unless you can get south fast that is not a trip that I would want to make. RV parks that are open that time of year may be few and far between. Good Luck
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Old 08-29-2016, 06:32 PM   #3
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As already stated, you probably won't find any open campgrounds open that late in the year that far north. Roads should not be a problem as long as you can wait out any big storms. Options for lodging, bring a good sleeping bag and stay in the RV at truck stops. Or stay in motels near the highway so you get a warm bed and a hot shower (maybe alternate between truck stops and motels). Probably not the answer you're looking for but I would keep the RV winterized so nothing freezes while you're driving down the road.
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Find a site BEFORE you leave!

Buy good chains, not the cheap ones.

Run it with no water in the tank.

Use the bathroom only when no others are available, flush with RV antifreeze if you do use it.

Pack easy to prepare food incase you get held up due to bad roads.

Keep the gas tank at least half full, same for the propane.

Carry extra window washing fluid and a couple bags of cheap cat litter.

A long handled shovel.

Make sure your auto club membership is paid.

Myself I would leave within the next month or wait till may next year.
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Old 08-30-2016, 12:58 AM   #5
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Thanks. That was what I was expecting.
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:01 AM   #6
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Sounds like good advice. Thanks
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:15 AM   #7
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How far south would I need to go before safe?
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I know that you don't want to hear this but to be completely
safe from the weather you would need to go almost to the southern border
on IH 10! Even then in December near Deming, NM I was in a unexpected snow storm.
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I know that you don't want to hear this but to be completely
safe from the weather you would need to go almost to the southern border
on IH 10! Even then in December near Deming, NM I was in a unexpected snow storm.
Good Luck
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Old 08-30-2016, 03:59 PM   #10
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When we travel from Northern Ontario to Florida we leave the motorhome winterized and stay in motels/hotels. We try to wait for a clear patch between heavy weather and make a run for it.
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