WHERE to full time in winter in Toronto/Barrie area? Or in areas with no campgrounds?
I may sound like a sucker for punishment, choosing to camp in winter in the freezing cold snow belt. But... due to my elderly parents' failing health, I'm being forced to once again go back to southern Ontario. My mother is in a nursing home and when my father gets out of the hospital, he'll probably be in a nursing home too, so I can't stay with them anymore. I'm leaving the west coast soon (but not forever, I'll be back as soon as I can), and most likely taking my 25' 1990 Airstream Excella with me. Due to the longer, colder and snowy winters in the areas north of Toronto (namely Barrie), the campgrounds are generally open from May 1 to some time in October. Soon winter will be over and I'll be able to go to a local campground there.
But if I have to stay past October... what to do? Hopefully I won't have to endure another Barrie winter, but if I do, should I look for a short term rental apartment? Or stick it out in my Airstream? The campgrounds will be closed. The nearest year round campground is in Milton, which is much too far away when I need to be in Barrie every day.
Where do people stay in winter if there are no campgrounds open? Put up an ad on Craigslist or Kijiji to see if someone with a farm wants to rent me a space and provide shore power for electricity? And let me get a large propane tank delivered to run the furnace so my pipes don't freeze? Propane would probably cost me a fortune. And I'd need to find a place to dump the gray and black water tanks.
Hopefully I won't need to spend the winter in the snow belt, but I'm just thinking a few steps ahead, in case I have to be there for the winter. Thank you in advance for any suggestions! Sorry if this has already been answered. So far most of the winter questions have been on winterizing or dealing with freezing pipes, not really about finding a place to park for the winter.
1990 Airstream Excella 25 Double
2012 Chrysler Town & Country Touring-L with the Can-Am Special Hitch