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Old 10-31-2015, 02:06 AM   #1
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While some are Hunkering Down for the Season...

We are just getting started.

Booked 4 trips between now and May. Excited to finally get 'er out! Picked up trailer in July after waiting 15 weeks from ordering and only camped once in it!

One of the few benefits of living on the West Coast.
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Old 10-31-2015, 06:07 AM   #2
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We've never shut down either. 365 a year, rain or shine, 110 deg or below freezing, we're gone. A lot of times we're traveling to places where people have theirs winterized or put away. I'll never understand why, but everyone has their reasons. There are ways around it. Even where we live, we have to take precautions in below freezing temps, and it's more things to do after each trip, but well worth it. Maybe should start a thread, why you shut down in the winter. I can understand 6-8' of snow, but other than that...
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Old 10-31-2015, 07:53 AM   #3
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Old 10-31-2015, 09:22 AM   #4
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Just finished a week in Yosemite - fall colors still not very vibrant, after this weekend all the campgrounds except one (with the dump station) close for the season for those who love camping in snow. Direct sunlight from 10am-2pm, coooolllllddddd nights and limited generator hours (7-9, 12-2, 5-7), showers in Curry Village only [valley is dry camping; absolutely no water/elec/sewer hook-ups]. BUT we had a great time hiking and biking, and although one day was consumed with a heavy thunder/rain storm ~ followed by a rock slide, it was enough (combined with a tad of high country snow) to start the waterfalls! For those of you who want to make this trip, reserve far in advance and take highway 140 (120 has higher elevation and steeper grades, 41 is very twisty) and enjoy the drive.
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Old 10-31-2015, 09:44 AM   #5
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Living in Alaska we winterize our TT, but that doesn't mean it just sits all winter. There are Caribou hunts to be had in December. We simply adjust to using a portable 35 gallon water tank with a hand pump which we put in the shower. Then if the temps are going to be above zero, we utilize water softener salt in the drains and black tank to lower the freezing point of the water and pour a cup of RV antifreeze down the drain every morning. If below zero we double up on the RV antifreeze.
Of course it has not happened in my current rig YET!!! but in a previous rig, we have been out for a week and half and the temperature never got above 25 below, and the coldest we hit was 37 below. It was a successful Caribou hunt though....
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Old 11-02-2015, 10:42 AM   #6
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We do most of our travel Jan- Jun The next two months I am slammed busy with Christmas based business and then off for two months of travel and fun. We do have a 4 day trip this week crabbing on the coast. Then its time to get busy
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Just booked a weekend from 12/3-12/7 in N. Ga. mountains. We just never know if it will be sunny and in the 50's or rainy and cold. I LOVE being out in the winter down here, sometimes its as nice as spring through fall days where I grew up in NY.
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