Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-04-2014, 06:16 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Seann45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Saskatoon Sask Canada
Posts: 10,689
Read, clean, nap, EAT. Go for a walk in the rain. Check for water leaks...
__________________
Seann
2004 Chev Silverado Duramax optioned past the max. 2009 Jayco Eagle 308 RLS 900watts of solar, Lithium batteries (400amp hour), 2000 watt (4000 surge) whole house inverter.
91 days boondockinig in 2022/89 2021
93/2020,157/2019219/2018 206/2017,215/2016, 211/2015, 196/14, 247/13, 193/12

Seann45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 08:04 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
Camper_bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: South Texas
Posts: 6,946
Quote:
Originally Posted by Threebutchers View Post
^^^ LOL ^^^

We saw one couple spend an entire weekend in their SUV.
Hey, I've done that. Long story, but we got soaked to the bone while away from camp, it was COLD and GF (now DW) was shivering something fierce. The tent offered little comfort, so we folded all the seats down in the Suburban (1988 4x4) and hunkered down until the rain stopped. Went to the local laundromat and got dried out as they were locking the doors for the weekend. The rest of the weekend was spent trying to avoid some of the mud.

Since then (about 15 yrs ago), virtually EVERY camping trip has involved rain of varying intensities, we have a curse or something. Last straw was a backpacking trip (actually 2 in a row) where DW got heat stroke, it thunder stormed all night and we ended up making an emergency trip to Dairy Queen. That was the day DW fell off the edge and cleared me to buy a TT. She said "I'm not going camping ever again unless I have a place where I can be cool/warm and dry, with a bathroom and shower, and I can lock the door". I said "well, I guess we're getting a trailer, because I'm not going to NOT go camping."

Nowadays, in the camper, we like to nap during the rain. Ironically, this is a lot of napping; we've only had ONE trip since we bought our TT that it DIDN'T rain! We also enjoy "Simpson's Monopoly", card games, and DVDs. If the rain is gentle enough, we'll sit out under the awning and listen to the rain.

We're expecting a boy in October, DW says I can take him backpacking, she'll wait for us in the trailer!!
__________________

-2018 Greyhawk 29MV
-2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (JLU) (Primary Toad)
-1994 Jeep Wrangler YJ (Secondary Toad)
-2014 Jay Flight 28BHBE & Ram 2500 6.4L CC 4x4 (sold)
Camper_bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 04:12 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
spoon059's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 1,650
We were at one of our favorite campgrounds this weekend. Sunday we had 2 fierce bands of rain come through. First one caught us by surprise. We went inside, the bride read a book, I watched an episode of The Pacific (HBO miniseries, fantastic, though not as great as Band of Brothers...!) and our 21 month old daughter played in her pack-n-play.

Second band we played Disney Apples to Apples under my buddies canopy with some of the kid sin the group.

In 4 years camping with my bride, this is the first rain we have encountered. We don't have a TV in our current camper. We don't have any phone or internet access at the campground we were at (one of the perks!!!). We didn't have our awning out because the high winds off the lake had started to pull the spline out at the roller.
spoon059 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 04:53 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
3'senough's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 2,210
For those of you who like mexican train or dominos check out Quirkle. That has become one of our favs rain or shine. We are always being tugged for a board game with my son. He loves board games and as a result we have a minimum of 10 on hand.

Another recent acquisition is Rack O for those "boomers" out there! I find I drink more playing board games than if it was sunny! Sitting watching the others "deal with the rain" is always fun too...

Nap...what is that???? Oh yeah that's when you close your eyes for 2 seconds and all hell breaks loose...
__________________

2014 375 BHFS Eagle Premier
2014 Ram 3500 Longhorn DRW CC
6.7 CTD, Aisin, 4.10's
Yamaha EF3000iSEB
3'senough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 07:33 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Ustabslim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Spicewood, Texas
Posts: 913
Sex
__________________
2015 338RETS Eagle Premier gloss sides., king.
2012 Ram 3500, crew cab 4x4 duelly Deleted
16k miles, 530HP, 1000 +torque.
Ustabslim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 07:56 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: VA
Posts: 394
Quote:
Originally Posted by Texashighsheriff View Post
Sex
That's great! But if its raining for an hour, then I need something else to pass time for the other 55 minutes.
__________________
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 5.7 HEMI
2̶0̶1̶4̶ ̶J̶a̶y̶ ̶F̶e̶a̶t̶h̶e̶r̶ ̶X̶1̶9̶H̶
howie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 08:09 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Ustabslim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Spicewood, Texas
Posts: 913
I pretty happy for a good snooze afterwards......you prolly have more stamina than me...I'm 3 min tops...
__________________
2015 338RETS Eagle Premier gloss sides., king.
2012 Ram 3500, crew cab 4x4 duelly Deleted
16k miles, 530HP, 1000 +torque.
Ustabslim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 08:22 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
SmokerBill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: PNW
Posts: 4,480
Books are a great rainy day diversion, as are naps, beers, indoor TT maintenance chores, cooking special meals, calling an old friend on the phone, or even just zoning out watching the boob tube.

Or you could put on a rain coat and check out nature during the rainstorm. Things out there look different when sopping wet with water, and are worth seeing when in that state.
__________________
Bill
2011 Dodge Ram 1500 HEMI Quad Cab
2011 Jay Flight 26BH
SmokerBill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2014, 05:19 AM   #29
Senior Member
 
edatlanta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Maplesville - Home Base
Posts: 3,059
Rain on the roof means turn on TV to the History Channel (low volume) and take a nice nap.
__________________
Ed
KM4STL

2006 GMC 2500HD CCSB 4x4 Duramax/Allison, Titan 52 gallon fuel tank, Prodigy Controller, B&W Companion Hitch
2010 Jayco Designer 35RLTS, Cummins/Onan RV QG 5500 EVAP, Progressive Industries EMS-PT50X, TST Systems 507 TPMS, RV Flex Armor Roof
edatlanta is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Jayco, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.