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Old 08-31-2015, 11:26 AM   #31
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Snow camping

True story - good friends unexpectedly learned they were pregnant with their first and mentioned to their doctor that this probably ended their annual Christmas snow-camping (tent) trips. He asked why, since so long as the infant and mother are clean, warm, and fed ... no worries AND babies are adaptable and "don't break" so there was no reason to abandon their lifestyle just because they started a family. Sure enough, from 6 weeks on that baby was a snow camper, among other adventures!

If THEY could do it with a tent, then it should be a piece-of-cake with an RV (so long as the roads cooperate). California is experiencing a multi-year drought but my B-I-L would pull his RV into Yosemite (they lived only an hour away in Coarsegold) in early December ~ one year the roads closed and delayed his departure a few days until the plows cleared the drifts. We'll be there in late October, maybe we'll be lucky!
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October is about the latest in the year I've ever camped. I may need to broaden my horizons! Hopefully, the Glacier Package will help out!
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Enjoy it - we try to get somewhere at least once a month year around ... winter weekends are often at the beach where it can be quite cold and wet (fog, dew, or rain) but there are blue-sky days that are crisp and beautiful. Relatives have enjoyed holiday camping during the off-season ... Halloween seems to be one of the highlights in many parks. http://halloweencamping.com/
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Enjoy it - we try to get somewhere at least once a month year around ... winter weekends are often at the beach where it can be quite cold and wet (fog, dew, or rain) but there are blue-sky days that are crisp and beautiful. Relatives have enjoyed holiday camping during the off-season ... Halloween seems to be one of the highlights in many parks. Halloween Camping
How does this affect winterizing? I thought about us going once a month or so year round too. But, being new to this I don't know how that affects winterizing. Do you just do it every time you get back through the colder months? From what I've read, it's not really that much work but I'm not sure.
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How does this affect winterizing? I thought about us going once a month or so year round too. But, being new to this I don't know how that affects winterizing. Do you just do it every time you get back through the colder months? From what I've read, it's not really that much work but I'm not sure.
We live in the SF Bay Area where freezing temperatures seldom bother us. The storage lot is near the bay itself where the water temp never drops below 55 degrees - impacting the air temp; therefore, winterizing is not an issue nor a chore we have to tackle. When camping, of course, the furnace is blasting!
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Enjoy it - we try to get somewhere at least once a month year around ... winter weekends are often at the beach where it can be quite cold and wet (fog, dew, or rain) but there are blue-sky days that are crisp and beautiful. Relatives have enjoyed holiday camping during the off-season ... Halloween seems to be one of the highlights in many parks. Halloween Camping

Yeah..Halloween is my fave! KOA - Harpers Ferry
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How does this affect winterizing? I thought about us going once a month or so year round too. But, being new to this I don't know how that affects winterizing. Do you just do it every time you get back through the colder months? From what I've read, it's not really that much work but I'm not sure.
We go year-round. In fact some of our best camping (IMO) is in the winter when the days can be bright and crisp and the nights are downright chilly. Sometimes it's even foggy, drizzly and COLD and windy, doesn't stop us most of the time.

As for winterization, your original question, we do it every time we're out in the winter when we get home. In fact, I've started basically winterizing the trailer ALL THE TIME; even in the summer. I use compressed air, so it's not that big a deal. The only difference in the winter for me is that I add antifreeze to the pea traps and COMPLETELY drain the waste tanks. Beyond that, it's basically the same process for me every time, and it's really not a big deal.

All that being said, if it's going to be down below freezing during the day when we're out, I might change my tune. I'm not necessarily equipped to winterize the trailer during use, but I guess it could be done...
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We go year-round. In fact some of our best camping (IMO) is in the winter when the days can be bright and crisp and the nights are downright chilly. Sometimes it's even foggy, drizzly and COLD and windy, doesn't stop us most of the time.

As for winterization, your original question, we do it every time we're out in the winter when we get home. In fact, I've started basically winterizing the trailer ALL THE TIME; even in the summer. I use compressed air, so it's not that big a deal. The only difference in the winter for me is that I add antifreeze to the pea traps and COMPLETELY drain the waste tanks. Beyond that, it's basically the same process for me every time, and it's really not a big deal.

All that being said, if it's going to be down below freezing during the day when we're out, I might change my tune. I'm not necessarily equipped to winterize the trailer during use, but I guess it could be done...
Good info! Thanks.
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