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Old 04-23-2015, 09:07 PM   #11
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You know what we say here in Texas,
You dont like the weather forecast just change the channel. Lol Good luck to you and hope you get to go.

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Old 04-23-2015, 09:11 PM   #12
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From what i see for the weather near Dallas tomorrow, the worst of the storm is predicted for the early afternoon, then later in the evening (5pm) scattered clouds at 3500 ft, and (9pm) improving to a clear sky, this being reported from Dallas airport, then Saturday and Sunday should be sunny.

personally I would keep a close eye on it, and when the storm starts to break, I would head out, but you have to use your own judgement

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Old 04-24-2015, 06:18 AM   #13
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With A pop up we cancelled...no question...no thanks!!
But now with a large tt, flatscreen TV's, if its a close location we will roll the dice.
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:52 AM   #14
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I have had a second "shake down" trip planned for the last month set for this weekend. Now the weatherman has predicted strong to severe thunderstorms Friday night.

At what point do YOU cancel the trip that's been planned for a month? Night before? Day of? Brave it and roll the dice?!?
T-Storms are never fun in any structure. Since you are going to be inside anyway I would either go out early AM on Sat or check the weather right before your anticipated departure. Eat at home then go if it's moved through. Worst case you just unhook and sleep, then go about your day on Sat.

I am all for camping rain or shine, just don't like severe weather as your stressed and not relaxed waiting it out.

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Old 04-24-2015, 09:37 AM   #15
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Cancelled. DW just doesn't want to risk it. Big trip planned for June, maybe we'll try again in a few weeks with the Thousand Trails thing.
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:44 AM   #16
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We cancelled a trip a while back because of the threat of significant wind. It happens, it stinks, but then there's always next weekend.

Rain and thunderstorms usually won't push us over the edge, but wind is another story. It always rains on us anyway...

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Old 04-27-2015, 01:17 PM   #17
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Round here, we go "weather" or not. There has been too many weekends where the cg was booked full, but due to the forecast, it was half empty all weekend and the forecast fell through.
Last labor day weekend, you couldn't find a park that wasnt booked full. Well, the weather man said cold, wind and rain. The park we were at, was only about half full and the weather was perfect.
Last year spring and fall, we were supposed to go to Cedar Point, but when we found out we were pregnet, we cancelled those reservations, since the wife couldnt ride the rides. Instead, we went to Ludington state park. THE WEATHER WAS COLD WET AND WINDY. We did spend a fair amount of time in the campers, but it was still nice to have that family time.
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Old 04-27-2015, 01:23 PM   #18
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I usually won't cancel unless they're calling for rain and wind for the entire duration. Other than that..we go. That's why I bought a TT afterall.
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Old 04-27-2015, 01:39 PM   #19
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I do not think we have ever cancelled a trip due to weather. We have been in some big storms, never been an issue yet. I always look for safe places to take cover, and if it starts to sound/look really bad, I will check in with the front office or CG host about safe places to take shelter. I have had to take shelter about 4 times over the years.

The hardest part about a shakedown trip is not having a routine, but that is ok too. We have parked in our site, and gone into the trailer, and sat out a storm before setting up. I actually find it very relaxing after a long drive.
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Old 04-27-2015, 02:16 PM   #20
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We were supposed to go camping this past weekend as well but cancelled. I'm actually glad we did after watching the storms just north of us. (Dallas)

I can deal with the rain... but 70+ mph wind and softball size hail are not my kind of camping trip.

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