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Old 09-25-2013, 06:57 PM   #1
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Off the road?

Getting close to October in New England. I'm not camping this weekend or next and have our last trip planned for the following weekend.

I'm bummed already.

What do you do when you're "off the road" for an extended period of time?



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Old 09-25-2013, 07:01 PM   #2
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Tonight is our first night in our Airstream in months! Our Bambi is used spring fall and during February in Florida when it is too cold to sail! Camping season hasn't got to be over, even here in New England!
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:12 PM   #3
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We're going to our first rally of the season down here. In the summer it's so hot all we can do is go North.

Everyone has a cross to bare.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:55 PM   #4
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Winterize and DRY camp. As long as there is no snow, you can do this.

Drinking water - comes in bottles.
Bathing - sponge bath only.
Bathroom - porta potty or drywall bucket and kitty litter.

Fall and winter camping can be beautiful, but watch the weather forecast before straying far from main roads.

OR - just bring your camper to Virginia Beach or further south - and fly/drive to visit it on weekends.

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Old 09-26-2013, 02:49 AM   #5
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When northern areas are shoveling snow, in southwest deserts, we're enjoying the outdoors. Typical winter temperatures in non-mountainous areas are 60-70 degrees during the day and 35-45 at night. And, regarding winterizing -- what's that?

However, we get our paybacks in the summer with most days over 110 and nights around 95-100; and a few days will approach 120. That's when we come and visit you guys!
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:04 AM   #6
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What do you do when you're "off the road" for an extended period of time?
Go stir crazy!
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:23 AM   #7
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Finally do the homestead work I've ignored for 7 months. Trim trees, shrubs, seal the deck, apply finish to the windows I had installed last spring..........
Hard to get motivated for the non-AS stuff though.
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:37 AM   #8
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Two more trips to go and then she'll be going into storage for winter.

We thought about renting a space in a park in SV, but with three kids flying down there is just as expensive as getting a package that includes flying down there and staying in a nice hotel.

And that doesn't include the trip to deliver her and pick her up. Well just start planning madly, after Christmas. Also, I think we'll be living through Pharmgeek
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What I doo.....

I'm a very good mope'r.

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Old 09-26-2013, 06:51 AM   #10
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Be a snow bird and head south. We need a Co-Op where the Yankees come south in the winter and camp with us souther rednecks and in the summer us rednecks come up there and show ya'll how to make some good moonshine.

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Getting close to October in New England. I'm not camping this weekend or next and have our last trip planned for the following weekend.

I'm bummed already.

What do you do when you're "off the road" for an extended period of time?



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Old 09-26-2013, 07:00 AM   #11
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I start planning trips for the next season! I usually have the whole camp season planned and on the calendar by the end of January! Then make a big pot of chili and hunker down
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What do you do when you're "off the road" for an extended period of time?
What do you consider an extended period of time? Living on the Gulf coast, year-round camping is possible. Being a working stiff, I can only go camping when I can wrangle time off from work. Since I go camping for every Federal holiday plus Mardi Gras, my longest stretch without camping is Mardi Gras to Memorial Day, which can be anywhere from 2½ to 3½ months depending on when Mardi Gras falls in any given year. Though this year I managed to get time off in April to attend a rally, so it wasn't so bad.

In a long stretch of no camping, I try to schedule any major maintenance items that my Airstream will require, so I'm still doing something related to camping, even if I'm not at a campsite.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:17 AM   #13
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On a good year, our long stretch at home is from around the third week of October until the second week of January, through the major holidays and a grandbaby birthday Jan 8.

We spend time with the kids/grands, tidy up the yard/shrubs/flower garden, rake leaves, cook, bake a bit, spend time with the kids/grands, host Thanksgiving and Christmas, have the grands sans parents for a week over school break........and, very loosely plan the following year.

We very much enjoy being home in our little stick house, but also love and appreciate being able to see and experience this beautiful country.

Life is good.


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Old 09-26-2013, 08:19 AM   #14
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We head down island and put the sailboat back in the water. Retired and doing 6 months Streamin' and 6 on the water. Similar space and systems. Optimizing sunrise and sunset views and temperature. Life is good.
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