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Old 09-16-2015, 06:49 PM   #1
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Cool Headed north during winter, what should we expect

We are planning our first long trip for the week after Christmas. We are headed from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Seabrook, New Hampshire, we want to go see our son who is serving in the USCG. We would like to know if we are setting ourselves up for disappointment? What can we expect from the Interstates? We lived in Alaska for four winters, but it was a dry snow and they kept the roads clear. Should we get snow chains? Do they still make them? We will be going threw Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, New York and New Hampshire.

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Old 09-16-2015, 07:01 PM   #2
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Don't think snow chains are legal anymore
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:28 PM   #3
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Toddupton, Thanks
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:41 PM   #4
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Hmm, not sure if you mean towing? New Hampshire winter can,be surprising as well as MA.
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:55 PM   #5
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Don't think snow chains are legal anymore
In Colorado and many western states, not only are chains legal, they are required at times.
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:56 PM   #6
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What months are you traveling to the north Dec, Jan and Feb? Most camp grounds are closed in the late fall to early spring. Usually closing around Oct 15 or so right after Columbus weekend and opening again in mid March or early April. Check ahead before you go and make sure that they will be open.

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you will have a very hard time finding an open campground. Expect frozen pipes unless you do lots of insulating and prep. Research/plan this well
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A lot of good information thanks. Jim we are planning to go December 28-January2. I have checked to make sure that I know were open campsites are at all along our way. CTGREG we will not be towing, we are going in our A Class Motor Home with out a car behind it. Our daughter who will be with us lived in Boston for school for 5 years, but she did come home for most Christmas holidays. I know that the weather can change, but does it change quickly? davel1971 "frozen pipes" are you saying that the Motorhome pipes may freeze, or the pipes of the camp?
Our Motor home has an Arctic Pack, I am not sure but I think this is to keep our tanks from freezing. Has anyone used theirs and did it work?
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Weather during this time period is a Crap Shoot! This will effect C/G being Open? Very Cold could help you find the Weak Spot in your Plumbing system! Good Luck! And like you posted I dont think you will be Disappointed to visit your Son who is in the USCG! Youroo!!
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What should you expect? Some "closed for the season" camp grounds, lots of traffic headed south, beautiful scenery, friendly folks, smaller crowds and peaceful times. We love winter travel. Easier to heat the rv than to cool it in 100+ heat.
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