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Old 06-23-2004, 10:55 AM   #15
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Suffice it to say that we live in Missouri and as soon as the sweltering days of July and August hit, we head out for northern Minnesota or the Rockies! Now that we have an Airstream and its AC to enjoy, it's a little different. We will summer camp in clear cool stream areas in Missouri such as Roaring River or Bennett Spring, but shade, please, shade and moving spring-cold water! And we still prefer spring and fall for local camping. Just know and come prepared. With all these warnings, wouldn't you know that right now we are in the middle of what looks like a week of "Rocky Mountain High" beautiful weather-what a break for us. 50's at night, low 80's in the daytime, bright sun, low humidity. Come and enjoy it-this doesn't happen often around here in the summer!
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Old 06-23-2004, 07:15 PM   #16
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From Northern Minnesota---weather forecasters have a frost warning for tonight. No need for the ac, just blankets.
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Old 06-23-2004, 10:44 PM   #17
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Caravel is in great shape. New Axel, new 3 way fridge, new fabric, new curtains, new foam, took apart and cleaned heater, ect. The overland is the travel trailer project. Will be better than a new one
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Old 06-24-2004, 01:00 AM   #18
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The comments about temps / weather at International rallies prompts me to report something I discovered at the 2001 rally, in Soiux Falls, and also applied at the 2002 one, at Rapid City.
I found that, with the lenghty 'daisy-chain' water system, if I took my shower around 4 or 5 pm; I never had to light the water heater. There was plenty of hot water, directly from the showerhead, for a reasonably long and comfortably warm shower.
'Never lit the water heater at either rally (and I stayed clean enough that nobody turned blue from holding their breath while down-wind of me.)
Anyway, I suspect this may be the case at Springfield, too.
I recall some of the 'old-time' WBCCI members telling of inflating a child's wadding pool, filling it with water, and leaving it in the trailer while they spent the day at activities. Then, bathing in the warm water in the evening, when they returned to the trailer.
So...there is one small benefit to hot, sunny weather during a rally.
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Old 06-24-2004, 06:25 AM   #19
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There is only one logical place to have lunch while you are in Springfield next summer. This is located eight miles north of the rally site in Fair Grove, Mo.

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Old 06-24-2004, 08:32 AM   #20
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The comments about temps / weather at International rallies prompts me to report something I discovered at the 2001 rally, in Soiux Falls, and also applied at the 2002 one, at Rapid City.
I found that, with the lenghty 'daisy-chain' water system, if I took my shower around 4 or 5 pm; I never had to light the water heater. There was plenty of hot water, directly from the showerhead, for a reasonably long and comfortably warm shower.
So...there is one small benefit to hot, sunny weather during a rally.
Hmm....nothing like going for a glass of water to drink and finding it hot. I hear they are dealing with mud this year. Supposedly for some sites the ground is so soft that the units are being towed into place by tractors....and they have even bigger tractors standing by to get the tractors that get stuck, out of the mud.

You know the whole event starts to remind me of some type of endurance marathon. Ungodly heat, followed up by hail and rain, mud, and water supplies hot enough to shower with. Lord this looks like so much fun!

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Old 06-24-2004, 09:15 AM   #21
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Rain, rain, and more rain

That whole part of the country is soaked. At my sister-in-laws in Milan, MI, I had to go to a local RV park rather than park in their yard as planned. Even that RV park couldn't use many of their sites because of mud. At Kewanee, near Door County, at least half the sites were unusable because of water.

They had to use tractors to tow some of the units in during the Homecoming, as well. I was able to get to my site without assistance,although I had to keep my 2wd diesel moving all the way.

A local farmer brought 3 tractors; one was a real brute used to move the motorhomes. By a day or two later, everything had dried up enough that I was able to get in and out with no trouble and everyone seemed to leave wthout trouble.
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I just checked out the radar at 11:55 CDT and looks like a cold front will be bearing down on Central Michigan soon. Keep those boots out, you may be needing them!

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