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Old 10-23-2003, 09:25 AM   #1
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How camping season ends in Vermont

Ah, those of you who are still enjoying the camping season in southern states, you don't know how lucky you are.

See the attached picture, taken today (10/21/03). I winterized last week and not a moment too soon!

Yes, the white stuff on the trailer and floating down through the air is s--w. (Can't bring myself to type that word before Halloween, but you know the fluffy white stuff I'm talking about.)

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Old 10-23-2003, 02:43 PM   #2
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you know what they say:

VT: 10 months of winter; 2 months of damn poor sledding.....

Say, there's an idea! Rig that thing up with some skis, and pull it with a snow-mobile!!
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Old 10-23-2003, 02:49 PM   #3
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How camping season ends in Vermont

And here I sit planning a camping trip for mid-November. The temps will be highs in the 60's, lows in the 50's--just right for a big roaring bonfire to sit around at night! Great hiking weather too!
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Old 10-23-2003, 02:51 PM   #4
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Rluhr -- I hear you! I actually winterized my trailer last night, after I heard about the impending storm. I supposed I could have just turned the furnace on but the cold snap and the threat of snow gave me the incentive I needed to winterize. It only took an hour (in the dark, with a flashlight) so it wasn't too painful. And it didn't start to rain until the last 15 minutes but by then I was working inside the trailer. I woke up this morning to an inch of snow on my lawn (I live in Northern Massachusetts).
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Old 10-23-2003, 03:11 PM   #5
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That's really strange...there wasn't any snow at my house thismorning, and I'm not 10 miles from you! you might be a little farther inland, but not by much

we've had colder nights than last night, though. below freezing. still haven't winterized yet. maybe this weekend.
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I'm shivering today!

We broke a record at 96 degrees yesterday and it was all the way down to 90 today. Cold front Saturday is expected to top out at 76.

I leave with the new trailer 11/1 for 10 days on the road. My wife will be in Europe, so it is me and the two cats on this trip.
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Old 10-23-2003, 04:57 PM   #7
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That's really strange...there wasn't any snow at my house thismorning, and I'm not 10 miles from you! you might be a little farther inland, but not by much

we've had colder nights than last night, though. below freezing. still haven't winterized yet. maybe this weekend.
Keep in mind, I live north of 495. If you remember from past winters, areas north of 495 get hit harder by winter storms.
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I winterized this afternoon. I opened all the windows in the trailer and let the 80 degree, no humidity breezes of fall flow through!

Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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Old 10-23-2003, 06:11 PM   #9
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>How camping season ends in Vermont
And here I sit planning a camping trip for mid-November. The temps will be highs in the 60's, lows in the 50's--just right for a big roaring bonfire to sit around at night! Great hiking weather too!


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Kathy, we just got back from spending a week just outside Chatanooga. Highs were in the high 70's, and lows in the low 60's, perfect fall weather for someone used to 95+ degree days.
The morning we left (10-16) it was 38.
We had a great time, no problems with the trailer, except the dummy that works at the Georgia welcome station told us it would be better to take S.R. 136 from Dalton to Trenton...Talk about Mr. Toad's wild ride...
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I put mine in storage two days prior to the snow we got here in southern Vermont.

Not a bad deal. The Rutland Fair Grounds offers covered storage for $10.00 per foot for the entire winter. They didn't include the A-Frame so the total cost was $200.00 for my 22' AS.

Can't wait for April...
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I'm a California boy and not really sure what winterizing encompasses... Draining tanks? Closing windows? Not meant to be sarcastic, really just curious. A neighbor of mine with an 83 International had it here in the neighborhood for about a week last month - he said he was winterizing it.... what sort of things would you need to do in a mild climate like San Jose????
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Toddster,

Go camping with it it as much as you can...that's all.

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Rlhurl,

don't feel bad, we're south of you and winterized last monday...sigh! Hope March comes soon!

At least you guys have the snow! We're just getting wet with rain and annoying wind.

We have quite a few projects for our Titan. This will be a busy winter for us. If all goes well, he'll come out of hybernation loaded with special touches and interesting personalizations.
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SR 136????

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They did lead you on a far and snakie route! I bet you thought you were going nowhere! Had you gone the I-75, it would have been about 55 miles and probably have taken about 1 hr, 15 min. Hope 136 was shorter!

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