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Old 02-18-2021, 07:25 PM   #21
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20 days and we take our first trip of the year ! I can't wait !
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Old 02-18-2021, 07:44 PM   #22
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Who's ready for winter to be done?

I’m ready for winter to end, but in the same way I often want hot, humid summers to end. We probably camp more nights in the winter season than in the summer season. Most of our camping is done in spring and autumn.

We’re heading out this weekend for some much anticipated camping.
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Old 02-18-2021, 07:53 PM   #23
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We are hoping for our 1st trip to start mid march, if I can get the 5thwheel out of the snowbank! Also way too much snow on the roof for travel. Oh well we will see
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Old 02-18-2021, 08:42 PM   #24
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Oh boy! Are we ever ready!
Just went through about 3+ weeks of extreme cold. We had some days with HIGHS in the -30 C range. ( about -22 F ). Throw in some wind and you werenít anxious to be outside for long. Unfortunately, the Columbus is on a permanent site that does not open until
May 1. And canít be sure when we can get the little one through the snowbanks & out of the field.

Sympathies to those down south US / Texas and suffering through their cold spell.
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Old 02-18-2021, 09:25 PM   #25
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I find it amusing that people rely on a groundhog to tell them when spring is coming. If you looked at the calendar on February 2nd it's easy to figure out that it is 6 weeks plus 4 days til the first day of spring (March 20th, 5:37 A.M. EDT).

The first day of spring on any given year is 3 to 6 days more than 6 weeks from February 2nd.


Ever wonder why many farmers consider groundhogs as pests?
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almost winter
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Old 02-18-2021, 09:50 PM   #26
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Only 10 days till we head out for coastal southern Georgia for a week, with overnight stops in SC going down and coming back!
Right now the covered trailer is covered in ice, but the forecast looks favorable for getting it uncovered and ready to go next week.
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Old 02-19-2021, 10:19 AM   #27
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We're not doing our PDI on the new unit until early March. The dealer said they had no problem keeping it stored until spring. We really want to get it home, you know how it is.

So, I guess I'd better start clearing out the camper parking spot! (yep, tired of winter)
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Old 02-19-2021, 01:34 PM   #28
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We've been preparing for a trip in May to Utah parks. Some full hookup, some boondocks. I've spent the winter doing upgrades on my Fifth Wheel and my older Chevy Duramax. Installed Battleborns, 2000 watt inverter, 20 amp DC to DC charger, Renogy 500 watt voltmeter, Morryde CRE 3000, wet bolt kit, one XFactor cross member, (have 2 more in the box ready for the weather to improve), on the Fifth Wheel.
I installed new transmission cooler lines, power steering/hydroboost lines, flushed brake fluid, new Michelin Agilis Tires, over sized Defiant Transmission cooler, pulled the pan on the tranny and replaced the internal filter on the Allison, and replaced the spin on and magnet, reinstalled Transynd Allsion transmission fluid, drained and refilled rear differential fluid with Valvoline Synthetic fluid, replaced the upholstery for the front seats, and new foam for the driver's seat from the Seat Shop, also replaced the passenger side seat belt so my wife can quit fighting with the old one. Given all that we are ready to go, and were just waiting on the Covid Vaccine. Got our first shot 2 days ago, so should be good to go when the time comes.
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Old 02-19-2021, 01:36 PM   #29
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Here's the new electrical setup, minus the Battleborns. Actually this is a before picture. I increased the gauge on the wire feeding the inverter, I eliminated the circuit breaker and put in an ANS fuse as the breaker kept tripping under heavier load, and the picture doesn't show the Renogy DC to DC charger. I also purchased a Renogy 200 watt suitcase solar setup to go along with these modifications. Should be a big improvement over my old 75 watt system.
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Old 02-19-2021, 10:51 PM   #30
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Optimistically have several in-state camping trips scheduled this year. Remember, when ever you feel you have it bad.... it could be worse. Just prepare for the worst, multiplied by about 10, then hope for the best and you will be okay. A good day is when you can find your car after it snows. A bad day is when you can't see it and you forget where in the yard you parked.



I keep counting the weeks until spring.
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we are hoping for our 1st trip to start mid march, if i can get the 5thwheel out of the snowbank! Also way too much snow on the roof for travel. Oh well we will see
it will blow off
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it will blow off
I used to think that with my cars and trucks.

What really happens is that the heat from the vehicle melts the ice that's holding to the roof and when you come to a stop the WHOLE mess ends up covering your windshield.

Maybe not on a TT but it may take a trip to somewhere warm (right now that might be a lot closer to the equator than is practical to drive) to get it off short of using a shovel/broom.

Just thought of it. Perhaps a hose hooked to the hot water heater and "rinse" it off
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Old 02-21-2021, 01:15 PM   #35
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it will crack the window glass
Maybe in theory but it hasn't yet in all the times I've used hot water to wash my vehicle during winter months.

By the time any hot water is mixed with snow and does run down over any glass it's cold again.
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Old 02-21-2021, 01:43 PM   #36
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Normally pull trailer out of storage in late March . Anxious to bring it home and install some updates I had purchased to at least think about camping. No first trip planned yet but this is about the time winter really starts working on me.
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Old 02-21-2021, 03:27 PM   #37
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Normally pull trailer out of storage in late March . Anxious to bring it home and install some updates I had purchased to at least think about camping. No first trip planned yet but this is about the time winter really starts working on me.
My rig taunts me from the driveway everyday..it's not very nice!
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Can't wait for the weather to break. Have 2 weekends of upgrades to install, so bored all I do is keep browsing camping sites and end up buying something or get ideas for something I didn't know I wanted.
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I'm in count down mode for the first trip of the season - T minus 35 days here! Who else is already set for their first tow of the season? Where are you going? Heading to the Eastern Shore of Maryland here!
Well, I tell you, in Nova Scotia winter is a given, but this stupid on and off weather is really starting to get to me. I can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can get our 5th wheel ready for summer. The forecast is for another 2.5 to 5 inches of snow tomorrow followed by rain again. I got a new Omni directional TV antenna to install, can't wait to see how well it's going to work. No more cranking up and down or turning, that's history, just got to make sure I install it right for zero leak.
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Have you actually had this happen to you? I havenít.
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