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Old 10-26-2017, 12:26 AM   #1
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Default Time to put away the trailer

I really wanted to go camping one last time, but because I'm in the middle of a room remodel, I don't think it will happen. So I think this weekend I'm going to winterize and cover up the trailer.
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May be doing the same this weekend with our trailer.
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Mine is already winterized and stored away for the winter.

Oh, there is the possibility of snow flurries this evening too.

I do love the changing seasons....fall, winter, spring and summer. It's mother natures way of eliminating boredom.
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We did ours yesterday. We cancelled our last trip last Tuesday. It rained for several days. Then we had two good days and rain again for this next week. I removed everything with a battery and took the batteries out and any bathroom or other items that could freeze. It’s really sad that it will probably be six months of no camping. But we did Camp twelve different places this year with our three Old dogs. Can’t complain. The new to us camper performed like a dream.
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We put the "elephant" cover on ours shortly after Labor Day. (Grandkids thought the grey cover over the ff made it look like an elephant!). Hope to be able to camp more this summer, but it'll depend on me convincing DH!
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We put the "elephant" cover on ours shortly after Labor Day. (Grandkids thought the grey cover over the ff made it look like an elephant!). Hope to be able to camp more this summer, but it'll depend on me convincing DH!
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kansas newbie, what are DH's concerns about camping? Maybe start a new thread on "how to persuade a reluctant spouse to go camping?" I bet there are lots of us with tips and tricks that have worked in the past. For example, my DW did not want to boondock, so I had to ease her mind about that (by starting small, with just an overnight). Now, she is a dedicated boondocker.
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No concerns. With him teaching school and my full-time job, we just can't find the time to get away during the fall and winter (of course, winter camping in Kansas is not ideal with wind, snow and ice storms!). Late spring is much easier for us to get away. Once we are both retired, we may be able to be snowbirds occasionally but until then it's summer camping only for us!
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Perfectly understandable. Some of us are retired and forget happily forget how hard it was to get away on a trip while working. Family obligations can also make it difficult. With us it’s the three cats we must leave at home. It’s always something isn’t it?
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We would do a lot more camping trips if the wife wasn't still working as will be a few more years before she can retire. I already am so have time to get the camper ready to roll out on Friday evening when she gets home.

My biggest issue is the travel distance to get anywhere that is different from here as there isn't much within a 200 miles radius ... just more farmland and fields.
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Say good night for the winter my little fun finder.
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Good night Elle.

We have just gotten into our favorite camping season although we haven't been able to go anywhere yet. It's getting harder because we have to reserve state parks and COE's so far in advance now. I hope we can become sunbirds when dh retires so we can enjoy some summer camping.
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I put mine to bed a few weeks ago ... rented inside storage at the local fairgrounds. The cost is about the same as fenced outdoor storage yards cost so it was a 'no brainer' IMO.

I've no idea how those covers would stand up here in the upper Great Plains where a 40-50 MPH breeze is not uncommon with higher gusts, particularly during a good winter blizzard with 30/40 below zero temperatures. Add in the wind chill factor and it's on the rather cool side.

BTW ~ we already had snow yesterday. Not alot, only about an inch but there will be more on the way for sure.
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I put mine to bed a few weeks ago ... rented inside storage at the local fairgrounds. The cost is about the same as fenced outdoor storage yards cost so it was a 'no brainer' IMO.

I've no idea how those covers would stand up here in the upper Great Plains where a 40-50 MPH breeze is not uncommon with higher gusts, particularly during a good winter blizzard with 30/40 below zero temperatures. Add in the wind chill factor and it's on the rather cool side.

BTW ~ we already had snow yesterday. Not alot, only about an inch but there will be more on the way for sure.
This is the second year I have used this cover and it held up pretty good the first year. However, it probably would not hold up as well if it were facing 40-50 mph winds for weeks or months on end. But it works for my situation and it only cost about $150. So if it holds up for 2 or 3 years, it will definitely be worth it. And besides, its next to my house so I always have immediate access if I need to check something.
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BTW ~ we already had snow yesterday. Not alot, only about an inch but there will be more on the way for sure.
An inch is a big snow here. lol
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An inch is a big snow here. lol
An inch is nothing as we average about 40" a year but some years it's been near 100" like the winter '96-'97 when on days it didn't snow the wind created blizzard conditions with poor to near zero visibility and 80+ below wind chill conditions.

Still, I drove the 10 miles to and from work every day, never missing a day of work in a '94 Dodge Ram w/V-10 engine parked outside, started every time.
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I put mine to bed a few weeks ago ... rented inside storage at the local fairgrounds. The cost is about the same as fenced outdoor storage yards cost so it was a 'no brainer' IMO.

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Same thing we did. Horse barn (with no horses) at our local county fairgrounds. First time the camper has been stored indoors since we bought it. Now just a long wait until April.
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An inch is a big snow here. lol
C&P for giggles: Until we changed our state motto to the "Mount Rushmore State" in 1992, snowy South Dakota was known as America's "Sunshine State." It was on our state flag. It was a major state selling point. We took pride in sunshine. It's sunny, sure, but it's also freaking *cold.* Was this hilarious misnomer a ploy to attract new tax-paying citizens? Looks like it didn't work -- I think most of them went to Florida, the buggy, swampy retirement community that still probably has a better claim on that nickname.

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The winter of 2013-2014 we had 191 inches of snow. That was a record snowfall for us. The Great Lakes froze over and we had a good amount of sun. The last two winters have been warmer and less snowy and cloudier. We love the snow but I really have a hard time with the cloudiness. That’s the price we pay for living in a state surrounded by large bodies of water I guess.
We’ve had maybe 4” of snow so far and as of today it’s all gone. It was a beautiful autumn.
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Well familiar with the lake effect snow in MI having lived/worked in Saginaw, MI for a year in the late 70's or early 80's.
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