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Old 12-31-2010, 06:35 PM   #1
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Camped In The Snow

For the past few years, my wife and I have left northeast Florida and gone camping and celebrated Christmas in our Jayco. This year we made reservations at Cherokee KOA in North Carolina. Got there with 2 inches of snow on the ground and temps in the 20's, all of which we expected. Then came the weather forecast about the big storm coming across from the west. We had planned on going to Richmond, VA after 6 nights in Cherokee and camp in my sister's driveway, but decided to leave Cherokee two days early and beat the storm. We didn't beat it by much, as it started snowing shortly after we arrived. By Christmas day we were camping in 8 inches of snow. My sister only had a 15 amp outlet available and her voltage was low, so we fired up our Honda EU3000 and it ran for 6 days non-stop until we left. A 100 watt light bulb close to the gray and black water slide valves took care of the plumbing for the 22 degree nights. The only problem encountered was having to get up on the trailer roof to sweep the snow off the slide out awning before it would roll up. If you haven't camped in the snow it's a new experience, although pulling a 10,000 lb 30 foot trailer in snow and/or ice is not recommended. We waited until the roads were dry before leaving. 1650 miles round trip with a white Christmas.
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When I was a kid my grandmother Mary would frequently invoke the memory of "Wrong Way Corrigan" when (re)telling a tale about something my brother or I had chosen to do.

I think it applies here.

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Old 01-01-2011, 09:06 PM   #3
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I may be in this situation tomorrow. They are calling for snow here in the Upper Mojave Desert tonite and tomorrow morning. Nice thing here is it normally melts the same day.
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I am very familiar with the camping in the snow and cold. I left Campbeelsville, Ky the morning of Christmas Eve. We had a couple of 2-3" snow mornings with a couple of weeks worth of 20's. I was so thankful to leave and head down near Mobile, Al. though Christmas day I arrived around 1PM and it was drizzle, in the 30's with a stiff breeze.It has been better since temps in low 60's and mid 30's night. Soon will have to find a puddle to cool off in, or reverse the trip Guees I wll have to get a higher paying job as the price of fuel is gonna hurt the travels. Irover
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Woke up yesterday morning to about 5 inches here in the RV park. By the time I got home from work at 4:30pm it was gone. But the lows of low 20's remain BRRRR.
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CorsairIIAT... are you by chance over in Pahrump?
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Nope Ridgecrest, Ca. A couple of hours west of Pahrump.
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