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Old 05-18-2011, 03:23 PM   #11
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If tornado's are a high possibility I'd make other plans. We try to go rain or shine but with 4 kids (w/ twins that are 1.5 years) we have cut trips short if bad weather persists. They get a little stir crazy stuck inside (so do the parents) but when they are older we'd probably just stay. Play board games or do other indoor activities.

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Old 05-18-2011, 03:29 PM   #12
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Living in Florida there is ALWAYS a chance of rain, our rule is if two or more of the camping days each have a forecast of 60% or more chance of rain for most of the day (vs. only morning or afternoon/night) then we cancel, otherwise we go. There is too much guessing in weather forecasting so only an almost absolute certainty of rain/bad weather will keep us home.

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Old 05-18-2011, 08:25 PM   #13
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:37 PM   #14
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We are making our first trip out with the new trailer this weekend and they are calling for rain here as well. I am going to make sure everything works and I guess I'll find out if I have any leaks as well. Will be doing a lot of reading through all the manuals that came with the trailer too.

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Old 05-18-2011, 09:45 PM   #15
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Tornados or hail stones = stay home. Anything other than that, we would probably go. If it rains hard there's nothing wrong with a good read, a nap, some time on the computer, a card game, etc... point is your gonna be camping and not workin! One thing I learned in a rainstorm about a year ago was I needed a bigger trailer...
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:04 PM   #16
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:07 PM   #17
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We deciding to go , 40% chance of rain from 80%. I told wife we needed time away from the blurs in life and to slow down. We got fishing and beer so far planned, lol.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:30 PM   #18
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This weekend suppose to down pour. I already have camping reservations. Do I go and if I do what do I do while there?
Are you reconsidering due to not being very comfortable driving in heavy down pour or the possiblity of severe weather? If you are not comfortable about going for whatever reason I would recommend rescheduling. If severe weather is expected I would stay home.

I dread the thought of driving in heavy rain towing the trailer. I'm also not crazy about getting up camp in the rain either but afterwards sounds a little exciting since I like the sound of rain. My plan would go something like: Put some cinnamon rolls in the over to bake, take a quick a warm shower, pop in a movie and just relax for a bit. A little later pause the movie and maybe wander over to a neighbor with a plate of warm cinnamon rolls and chat for a few minutes before heading back. Then turn on the slow cooker let the trailer fill with the yummy smell of dinner cooking while watching the end of the movie.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:10 AM   #19
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Weather around here (Toronto area) has been miserable for the last little while, and the forecast: rain, rain, rain for the next week or so.

We made our reservations at Sandbanks PP a long time ago (January) and we're going, long weekend for us, Victoria Day.

Hoodie, warm pants and socks and a Bailey spiked hot cocoa, under the awning with my gal - what else could a guy need ?

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Old 05-19-2011, 06:35 AM   #20
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It seems to rain with the majority of our camping trips. We are used to it. No big deal. Only hope for no rain when breaking camp.

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