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Old 10-23-2009, 08:30 AM   #1
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sorry to say the season had come to an end

Well folks, dont know where all of you are from, but our season has come to an end,,we are on a permanent site in Ohio and they closed for the season last weekend,,what a miserable week we had trying to close,,seemed like everytime we got the raindrops dry enough to cover up, here it came again...Hope that all of you that still have some camping left, have a great time and for the rest of us, we now sit and wait the next 6 months out...very impatiently I may add....
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:55 AM   #2
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Well folks, dont know where all of you are from, but our season has come to an end,,we are on a permanent site in Ohio and they closed for the season last weekend,,what a miserable week we had trying to close,,seemed like everytime we got the raindrops dry enough to cover up, here it came again...Hope that all of you that still have some camping left, have a great time and for the rest of us, we now sit and wait the next 6 months out...very impatiently I may add....
We are on a seasonal site as well, but our last week is Holloween. As of November 1st the water and electric will be turned off. I can leave my rig on the site all Winter but I am going back up on the 6th of November to pull it off and bring It home. We are already thinking about Spring and I have some new mods for the camper so that will help time go by faster.
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:41 PM   #3
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Just this weekend and the next. We are also an a seasonal thet closes Nov.1.
We will winterize next weekend. But the good news is we will be back the end of March 2010. This is a sad time for us because we look forward to the the weekend get away and will miss our friends who live to far away to visit.

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Old 10-23-2009, 03:49 PM   #4
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I just winterized this week.
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:32 PM   #5
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I REFUSE to call it a season!!!... oh wait, i'm lucky enough to be in FL.

But then again, the kids and school events are killin me... Just can't seem to get any free weekends!
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:52 PM   #6
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Darn season is too short May till October for us but sure beats boating season or pool season here in Ontario. At least we can fully use our rig from May till October and when retirement comes along even better as it will last all year.
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Old 10-24-2009, 08:37 AM   #7
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Our seasonal site also shuts off electric and water on closing weekend..We are 2+ hrs away so covering the camper gives us a bit of added comfort, we arent always able to make the trip in the winter to check things out, so this works for us...Seasonal has its pros and cons as anything else..Never ready to close that final weekend though...We too are needing some mods, so the winter spell will be a nice time to plan and be ready in the spring...Wishing all of you a safe and happy holiday...Oh ya, and to all of you that can still camp,,,have a great time..
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:08 PM   #8
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I just one more time out in my bird.
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:05 PM   #9
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We will go 1 more time and then shut it down. We keep ours in the driveway so I can work on it at any time or hide from the world which ever is most important.
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:17 AM   #10
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We are also fortunate to live in sunny Florida and refuse to stop for the season. However the rig is on it's way back to Indy for some major repairs under warranty (will post in another thread soon). When it arrives home we plan on using it as much as we have so far this year. We use ours a bit differently then most. We have a Wildwood XL Sport so it's sometimes a toyhauler but even then we use it to camp in once on location. We use it for regular trips with the Granddaughter and sometimes it's used to go to the motorcycle shows we promote and host/emcee. So our season here in FL is never done. We sometimes forget that everyone else has to stop riding their bikes and stop using their campers.
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:15 AM   #11
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We will go over Halloween weekend and maybe again the week after
if weather is not too rainy.
We also try to get out once in the winter.
Some years we get a weekend with sun and Hi in the 50s we will
take off.
Hoosier National forest has a couple nice camp grounds with the
electric on all winter. We've been there in February when there
were only 1 or 2 other trailers in the entire place.
VERY peaceful!!
Only 1 1/2 hours from our house.

Hoosier National Forest Twin Lakes area Feb 5
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:59 AM   #12
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It makes me sad to put antifreeze in the lines but since our camper is on property we own we do tend to go all year around. But I did put antifreeze in the lines this past weekend. And for you Floridians... the stuff on the ground are leaves!

The second picture is from an overview in Southern Missouri called Tip Top from this past Saturday.
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:55 PM   #13
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Hey now... We have leaves too! They just stay on the trees!
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:22 PM   #14
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We are going to try to get one more weekend before I have to drain lines. Hurry up spring!!!!!
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:28 PM   #15
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We "dry camp" in winter.
If the weather is not going to be below freezing at night
we can pee in the potty and flush with water from a milk jug
that sits in the bathtub.
If it's going to be below freezing at night I can empty the little
bit in the holding tanks into a bucket and pour it down the vault toilets
in the CG.

Even in winter the vault toilets are open!
Nothing like parking your butt on a 35 degree toilet seat!
We wash dishes if necessary and heat water in the coffee pot on
the stove top.
Hey, it's CAMPING!!
You want hot showers go to a motel!
Happy camping!!
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:53 PM   #16
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Hey, thats a good idea with the water in a milk jug... we have a septic system (just put it in this year!) and its open year round!
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Old 10-27-2009, 06:49 AM   #17
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When we winter camp we use milk jugs to flush and also for
water to brush teeth, wash hands and dishes.
We also have 2 different size blue drinking water jugs that we
can choose depending on the length of the stay.
I know it's not exactly "green" but we try to use more paper products
in winter so there are less dishes to wash.
You can't fry sausage and eggs in a paper plate so there are always
a few to wash.
Nothing like fresh baked biscuits to warm your belly and the gas
oven does a nice job of taking off the chill.
If it's a short trip we might just bring the dishes home to wash.

Just remember to be sure the holding tanks are empty and pour
a dab of pink stuff down any drains you used.

We've had winter trips where the wind blew and it was cloudy
and we huddled by the camp fire and wondered if we should have
stayed home.
We've also had several winter weekends where the sun came out
and the hiking was positively serene. No sight or sound of man
for hours, just the crunch of dry leaves under our boots.
It's not unusual for the temps to hit 50 on a sunny mid winter day
around here.
One of our favorite winter spots now leaves the electricity on all
year so our little electric heater keeps us warm and saves LP.
They also have a frost proof spigot in each loop that is always on.

Just writing about it make me want to go now!!
Happy Camping!
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:14 AM   #18
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We also want to camp this winter, even though I want to keep all of the tanks and lines winterized. We plan on getting a porta-potty for our required business, and just set it on top of the Surveyor toilet, with maybe a step stool to make the climb comfortable. The porta potty tank will be taken to the vault toilets, or dump stations. Dish and personal washing will be done in small tubs, with water from milk jugs. Water heated on the stove will suffice for the hot water heater. A blue tote can transfer the gray water to a dump station, or add a gallon of RV antifreeze to keep it from freezing until we get home. Lots of options.

We can have some great weekends in the middle of winter. A couple of years ago the missus and I celebrated New Year's Eve camping in our pop-up. Temps in the upper 60s during the day, and upper 40s at nite.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:16 AM   #19
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Ah, now I am really jealous, we always seem to get some great indian summer weekends AFTER we close up and I must say it kills me..Oh well, cant do anything about it, wishing all of you that do have that luxury a great time and enjoy,,,,
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We had to cancel our weekend trip for this friday. The kids are down with The crud that is going through the school. So we will be putting the pink stuff in it and calling it a year. Hope the winter goes fast cause I am ready to go again already.
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