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Old 07-19-2015, 06:49 PM   #1
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What to do when it rains.. really pours.?????

So our first weekend out it poured. Seriously inches of rain. We are in Central Florida so this is pretty normal this time of year...But with that said, what do you do?
We arrived about 7:30pm Friday night, rain pouring down. I still setup. Rain stopped about 9pm, we took a walk around, short stop at the tiki bar then back.
Saturday morning was great, enjoyed the day but again poured in the afternoon. Our spot was a swamp.

So how do others handle weekends like this? We had a great time getting away but it really sucked that it was so bad.

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Old 07-19-2015, 07:01 PM   #2
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Napping with rain on the roof is pretty hard to beat.


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Old 07-19-2015, 07:14 PM   #3
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We went to Trout Pond WV state park Friday and had a wonderful time. It rained really hard that night and all we heard was the wonderful sounds of nature. The canopy did what it was designed and dumped the water and nothing got tore up! The best sleeping weather God ever created!
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Old 07-19-2015, 07:32 PM   #4
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What is this "rain" you speak of? We are in central California and have not had any real rain in a long time.
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Old 07-19-2015, 08:20 PM   #5
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What is this "rain" you speak of? We are in central California and have not had any real rain in a long time.

What are you talking about? I'm in Modesto and I saw rain today...on the news.
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Old 07-19-2015, 09:20 PM   #6
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Right now there's a rain delay for the Red Sox vs. Angels game on ESPN!

Just sayin'....
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Old 07-19-2015, 09:26 PM   #7
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If it is raining hard when we roll in, I just park it "good enough" and sit back and relax inside the HTT. Have dinner a drink, and chill out. When it lets up, then go out and level, unhook, and fully setup.

In general when it is raining, we may read books, nap, talk, play games, etc. If it is not raining hard, we actually go out and walk the trails in the SPs. I figure we have a nice dry place to go back to, that has AC or heat, so I do not mind getting wet.
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Old 07-19-2015, 09:48 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by notaz3 View Post
What is this "rain" you speak of? We are in central California and have not had any real rain in a long time.
It has rained all weekend here in SoCal. Very unusual in July especially!

Btw, our trailer is at dealership getting couple minor fixes. This will be it's first rain!! Need to call them to check inside for leaks. Maybe I should ask them to extend slide if it is still raining in morning?

Sorry, can't help you with question as we haven't camped in rain yet with a trailer anyways but I can tell you it's miserable in a tent!
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Old 07-19-2015, 11:01 PM   #9
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If I'm not talking to Tunces I'll give her a big bone and I'll read the night away and listen to that beautiful rain. Maybe clean up a little bit too.
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Old 07-19-2015, 11:37 PM   #10
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Rain means family time!

Depends on who your travel companions are. But for us rain has always meant some of the best family time you can ask for. By the looks of your trailer you will have a full size kitchen table... Time to dust off the Monopoly and remind the kids why Daddy is King of the World!!! We travel with several board games, a couple decks of cards and a set of poker chips. Years ago we won a little pewter goose as a prize at Bingo. That statue became the family gaming trophy and we routinely compete for bragging rights and ownership of the Griswald Family Trophy.

Set up and tear down are a different issue when the heavens open up... Then I am usually on my own by mutual agreement. I recall one particular arrival at an overnight stop where the rain was so heavy you could swim in it. I backed the TT in as best I could and told the family to hang tight. When next they saw me I was exiting the TT and streaking around in my bathing suit and crocs to get the truck unhitched. I extended the awning so my wife could drive the truck underneath. I dried off, got dressed and climbed back into the truck under cover of the awning and we headed off for Pizza.

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