RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-02-2019, 11:04 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: NW Montana
Posts: 34
Weather down South?

1 week to go before we start our 1st RV adventure! We fly out to Florida next week to take possession of a new to us truck and travel trailer. We'll have 5 days to get used to the trailer (set up, tear down, all the systems, backing up, towing, etc) before we make the long drive back to Montana. We've been watching what seems like an endless line of thunderstorms roll from Texas over to the East Coast for the last month. Tentative plan is to drive along the Gulf to Mobile, AL, then start NW towards Texarkana and North from there. We'll be stopping in Vicksburg, AL (recently hit with flooding and tornado) and maybe Crater of Diamonds in Arkansas. Is anybody in the area now, or been thru recently? Kinda worried about parks being flooded or just plain mushy. I'll call ahead when we're a couple days out to make sure, but just curious if anybody has first hand knowledge in the last week or so.

LPVagabonds is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-03-2019, 06:16 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: AL
Posts: 109
The weather in Mobile was nowhere near as bad as places west and north of Mobile. Most of those storms strarted moving northeast when passing through MS.

We were in Gulf Shores last weekend and the weather was perfect. But it's starting to get warmer this week! The daily highs are climbing.

I would be concerned as well about the northern part of the trip but if your only spending a few days in each place it should be easy to adjust the plans.

2018 Thor Freedom Elite 26HE
Brad2018 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2019, 08:44 AM   #3
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: NW Montana
Posts: 34
Thanks for the report Brad2018. Unfortunately (fortunately?) we're only spending 1 night at each location, except 3 nights in Fort Collins area. We're pretty flexible on our route and can hopefully detour around bad weather systems.
LPVagabonds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2019, 08:03 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Rossville, TN
Posts: 106
I use Storm radar app when traveling to see whats coming my way, and has helped me avoid high winds, and hail.
Last year in a SD campground, I had to use my patio mat to cover my truck for protection from hail, and it worked.
Garyp4951 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2019, 01:01 PM   #5
Senior Member
Teamfoxy's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 560
Florida itself is not bad right now as the fronts are dying out as they get to the FL line. Currently 84 degrees in Crystal River, north of Tampa. We are generally traveling along 98 to Pensacola and then on to Natchez MI where we will pick up the Natchez Trace Parkway to Nashville. We are hoping at least that the worst of the bad weather will give way to just the normal afternoon thunderstorms.
What you may encounter in FL is a deluge of love bugs. We had to stop 3 times to clean the windsheild while traveling across Rt. 60. They usually only last for 2-3 weeks so may be gone by the time you make your trip.
TeamFoxy ~ Sebastian, FL
2011 Coachmen Mirada 32DS
2005 Itasca Spirit 324V
Teamfoxy is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ambient Weather Smart WiFi Weather Station NealC Newmar Owner's Forum 8 12-26-2018 08:18 AM
Best route from South Jersey to South Vermont? MuckSavage Navigation, Routes & Roads 6 07-20-2014 10:13 PM
Bad Weather in the South - April 28 2014 cucotx Just Conversation 5 04-29-2014 08:42 PM
I love to travel south of the border/ to Central & South America. SoAmerRVer Truck Camper Discussion 31 05-05-2013 12:54 AM
Cold Weather Camping.....No, Really Cold Weather Camping arkaussie Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 14 03-08-2007 02:44 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.