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Old 09-12-2015, 05:40 AM   #1
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Fall RVing

Now that summer is almost over (for those of us not in the sunny palm-treed south) how many go RVing in the fall? I think it would be gorgeous to travel/sit in beautifully fall coloured settings! Any suggetions, comments, tips? We have enjoyed our motorhome this summer, but looking to making at least one more trip before winterizing.
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We camp year round try to at least go one time a month, but agree fall is my favorite it is beautiful cooler and less crowded
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We camp mostly in the fall, and early spring. The campgrounds are not as busy and far more peaceful and quiet at night. The campfires seem more inviting in the cooler evenings than in the hot summer. I winterize when I am completely sure I done with the coach. Go for it. Fall is beautiful. Safe travels.
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Old 09-12-2015, 06:47 AM   #4
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It is so miserable down here during the summer, we don't even go out. Fall is like a breath of fresh air and unless it's really cold we can camp most of the winter.
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We camp all the way through mid November. Then head south after Christmas until spring and start back home and do the cycle all over again.
You will enjoy the camp fires much more in the fall!
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We have always enjoyed fall camping for reasons already mentioned. To conserve propane we use an electric blanket and sleep in a very cool coach. Then in the mornings when it's cold we supplement the furnace heat with a small ceramic electric heater.

I cook on a 1300 watt induction cooktop and use a crockpot sometimes. Only fire up the oven if I make a casserole or biscuits. (We have a convection-microwave, but the convection fan is bent or something and makes a horrible racket if I run the convection oven. So, I don't.)

No real secret to fall camping, except to be prepared for unexpected temp drops. Enjoy the beautiful fall sites and crisp air!
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We camp mostly in the fall, and early spring. The campgrounds are not as busy and far more peaceful and quiet at night. The campfires seem more inviting in the cooler evenings than in the hot summer. I winterize when I am completely sure I done with the coach. Go for it. Fall is beautiful. Safe travels.
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Fall is the best time to camp with a nice campfire at night. The stars seem brighter in the nice crisp air.
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Fall camping is the best, kids back at school, your pick of campsites. Don't count out Winter camping too! Here in B.C. I camp year round. Simply winterize, use bottled water and the campground Facility's. It's awesome.
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Fall camping is the best! We live in Alabama and there are so many reasons: fall colors are gorgeous in the eastern US, football games are a ton of fun, beach visits are less traffic, much cooler weather to enjoy places we have never visited. I just love the fall!

We also have mild winters most of the time and I find that is a great time to go also. Nothing better than a sitting around a campfire talking with folks.
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Fall and spring camping is the best. I prepared yesterday and bought a couple of flannel shirts.
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Oh man...I should have never read this post! Now that we have our MH, this is something I have wanted to do, but have yet to make the time. With temps still hitting triple digits, and will continue for the foreseeable future, I'm just struggling to get the coach out and prepped. But, it's coming....rest assured about that!!
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Oh man...I should have never read this post! Now that we have our MH, this is something I have wanted to do, but have yet to make the time. With temps still hitting triple digits, and will continue for the foreseeable future, I'm just struggling to get the coach out and prepped. But, it's coming....rest assured about that!!
Just do it and it'll become some of the best camping you've had. I've met some really great people in the fall, their just enjoying what I love peace and quite. I have friends that I have met from Nova Scotia in the fall camping, and now they visit us every fall at my S&B, I have dumping and power as well as water and Wi Fi. We have a great time. I'm heading out in Oct for a week and can't wait.
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Let me point out a couple of tips for camping in the winter or late fall if you are somewhere that it gets cold early.

1. Most class A MH heats their water tanks and valve area with a line from one of the propane heaters. If you use electric heaters then you are not heating that area. I use a small manual thermostat/ control heater. PUt it in the wet bay area with the temp turned as low as possible. It will keep your wetbay area from freezing and you do not have to run the propane heater just to heat the wet bay area. This is of course provided you are hooked to shore power or are running your generator.

2. When it gets below freezing unless you have a heated hose the hose and the shore water are subject to freezing. If the campground has a frost free spicot that will not work with a hose attached to it. When the temp is going to be below freezing make sure your fresh water tank has water in it then disconnect and drain your fresh water hose before going to bed at night.
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