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Old 02-23-2016, 03:52 PM   #11
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Fairenatic,

Elkhart County currently has a Winter Storm Watch From 10:00am EST, Wed Feb 24 until 4:00pm EST, Thu Feb 25.
The week-end forecast currently looks ok for you, but that can change between now and this week-end depending if the storm track changes.

Safe travels and enjoy your new trailer.
Hope everything goes smoothly for you.
Thanks for the heads up and the kind words. I am going to drive up Sunday and Monday, maybe Saturday too if the weather holds up just to get the proper rest. Driving up does not bother me. Its the drive back in bad weather that I will not be comfortable with. High winds and slick roads do not mix and a 39+ foot TT is just one big wind sail, no matter how big the TV.

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I live about an hour west of Middlebury. Tomorrow (Wednesday) we are supposed to have 5-8" of snow. Then on Thursday another inch. Yesterday morning they where predicting we would only get 3-4" and last night on the weather they where saying 10". It really depends on where and how the wind comes off of Lake Michigan as to how much snow we get. 5-8" isn't too big of an issue and will be cleaned up pretty quickly. However on Saturday it supposed to get up to 46 and Sunday 48.
I really appreciate a local giving a weather report. I read a bunch on the internet but sometimes it is so general, you might as well just draw straws. I am going to try to sneak in on Monday so hopefully the roads will be cleared and the weather will be more civil for towing a very large TT. I will either take my time going home or get the hell our of Northern Indiana to warmer areas to break in the TT. I am hoping to sort out any problems at Elkhart so I can go back for service. Like you and others have said, the weather will really dictate my strategy so trying to stay flexible.

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Good luck with your new TT! I will be heading back up to Jayco to pick up my 35UN on 3/24, Having some warranty work done and replacing an accordion door with a sliding door that goes to the bedroom. I am hoping the weather gets a tad bit better, When I dropped her off 2 weeks ago the weather was crazy cold and snowy, We stayed overnight at the Hampton Inn. The folks at Jayco were awesome! Cannot wait to go pick her up! Safe Travels!
I have been waiting since Jan. 19th for the weather to get better. I really do not want to wait any longer but I will if I really have to. Hope they get your door upgraded in a timely manner and without causing more harm. I always cringe when someone else is working on my stuff. I prefer to do things myself.

Thanks again and please provide updates if things get really nasty Sunday or Monday.
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Old 02-23-2016, 05:54 PM   #12
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So far the bulk of the storm is supposed to be wed into thur. I talked with fred in the service dept there today and he said right now they could get 10 to 11 inches but even so I would think it would be fine by sunday. Don't know about the campground though
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Old 02-24-2016, 07:58 AM   #13
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Well as of 8:00AM this morning we have a Blizzard warning in effect for the South Bend area for today, with a prediction of 8-12 inches of heavy wet snow. Snow is supposed to end Thursday by dinner.
You can look at our weather at any of the local TV stations, as you see they are all different predictions:
http://www.wsbt.com/weather
http://www.fox28.com/weather
http://www.abc57.com/weather
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Old 02-24-2016, 01:23 PM   #14
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Well as of 8:00AM this morning we have a Blizzard warning in effect for the South Bend area for today, with a prediction of 8-12 inches of heavy wet snow. Snow is supposed to end Thursday by dinner.
You can look at our weather at any of the local TV stations, as you see they are all different predictions:
Local Weather for South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart, and Benton Harbor | WSBT.com
WEATHER - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports
http://www.abc57.com/weather
Bookmarked. Thanks everyone.

Just bought new tires, as well.
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Old 02-24-2016, 09:53 PM   #15
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Middlebury is just getting a glancing blow this time. We are in the middle of it and it is horrible. In a couple of days, the snow will be gone again, though. Enjoy your time in Indiana.
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:27 PM   #16
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Middlebury is just getting a glancing blow this time. We are in the middle of it and it is horrible. In a couple of days, the snow will be gone again, though. Enjoy your time in Indiana.
I can not thank you all enough for the updates. Hope everyone is hunkered down and staying inside.

I will keep my fingers crossed it clears up and it will be safe to travel Monday.
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:41 AM   #17
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"Authorities declared a State of Emergency in: Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton Counties. Officials warn that travel should be restricted to emergency management workers only."

All the snow ended up right on I-65 corridor, they got up to 15 inches. So places like Gary, Chesterton, Porter, Valparaiso, Merriville, Crown Point, Lowell and Hebron is where all the snow is. I would suspect it should be cleaned up by later today or tomorrow morning at the worst. I-80/I-94 is open.

LaPorte and South Bend got maybe 5-6 inches, there is a couple of inches of heavy wet slush on the side roads, the main roads are clear.

Here are the road conditions/closures:
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"Authorities declared a State of Emergency in: Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton Counties. Officials warn that travel should be restricted to emergency management workers only."

All the snow ended up right on I-65 corridor, they got up to 15 inches. So places like Gary, Chesterton, Porter, Valparaiso, Merriville, Crown Point, Lowell and Hebron is where all the snow is. I would suspect it should be cleaned up by later today or tomorrow morning at the worst. I-80/I-94 is open.

LaPorte and South Bend got maybe 5-6 inches, there is a couple of inches of heavy wet slush on the side roads, the main roads are clear.

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So, based on your info. and what Mapquest says is the quickest route, any reasons why I should not come up 35 through Plymouth?
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I would come up US-31 before US-35. Once you get north of Indy, 31 is a 4 lane divided hwy with limited access. They rerouted it around most of the towns so it's like being on the interstate. 35 is 2 lane and goes through a lot of little towns.
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I would come up US-31 before US-35. Once you get north of Indy, 31 is a 4 lane divided hwy with limited access. They rerouted it around most of the towns so it's like being on the interstate. 35 is 2 lane and goes through a lot of little towns.
Sorry, I meant US 31

MapQuest drew a line right over the 31 numbers and I saw 35 right next to them on the wider view.

Thanks a bunch. Just one last question. Are there any real elevation changes\differences among these routes? Not too concerned heading up but coming back. Especially if the weather turns nasty again or there is ice.
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