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Old 08-22-2013, 03:27 PM   #1
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Year round in St. Paul?

Well looks like I will be moving to the St. Paul, MN area soon and I would like to spend the next year or so living in our RV. Just my wife and I plus 2 golden retrievers.

Does anyone have a recommendation for an RV park? I have tried Treasure Island and Hay CreeK Valley. They are both a little to far from St. Paul (about an hours drive to work everyday!) and they are both full due to some construction at a nearby plant.

I've looked north, south, east, and west and I can't seem to find any parks that stay open during the winter.

Any suggestions?

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Old 08-22-2013, 04:11 PM   #2
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I found this. You can adjust your search to other cities.

http://www.exploreminnesota.com/plac...nds/index.aspx

This may also help you.
https://www.google.com/search?q=mn+c...&client=safari

Best of luck!

Bring or buy good snow shovel, electric socks/gloves, and mukluks, etc. and plan on buying much propane. BRRRRR!!!
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:36 PM   #3
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I used to live near St. Paul. I can't advise you where to find a campground, but I do have some advice for you. Your biggest problem living there year-round in an RV is going to be water and sewer. You will have to find some way to keep those lines warm. The ground there freezes, sometimes as far as 6 feet down. At the very least, put bales of hay or straw around the base of your rv to keep the cold air from getting underneath or you will have frozen pipes.

St. Paul is a really nice city, and I enjoyed living there except for one thing. It is COLD.
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We enjoyed staying at the Dakota County Fair Grounds near Farmington. They have lots of buildings; perhaps you could rent one for winter. Public transportation within 5 miles if I remember. Good luck.
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What it will cost you to keep your RV warm and keep the pipes and tanks from freezing, you would probably do better to rent a small apartment and store the RV.
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Below zero for several days in a row in a RV? And I'm talking 20 below or more. As a former Minnasotan I can say I wouldn't wanna try it. Very few RVs are rated for occupancy at those temps.

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As a former Minnesotan I would not ever try to live in an RV through winter. You "may be" ok up till December but then the hammer and temperature drops. Weeks of below zero weather are common and everything is frozen solid. I would also suggest finding storage for the RV and find an apartment to rent.
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Its not like he is going to live by the falls (International Falls, 55 miles from home, and generally 5 deg warmer)......


Minimum, four season camper, hay bales, foam board the compartment doors, 100 gal propane tank....... then get ready to be cold.
I, personally, would find a home to rent.
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ID:	44632[ATTACH]We did it for a year in North Dakota with all the other oil people. There is a knack to doing it in the winter. But people out there have been doing it for years. In the Oil Patch, this is a cheap solution to overpriced housing. In Minnesota, live in it summer into fall then move indoors.
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What it will cost you to keep your RV warm and keep the pipes and tanks from freezing, you would probably do better to rent a small apartment and store the RV.
I agree. Being from southern Florida, I don't think you have a clue as to what you're in for. It would be a MAJOR challenge to keep an RV warm and fully functional through a Minnesota winter.

There's a reason you can't find an RV park that's open over the winter.
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I agree. Being from southern Florida, I don't think you have a clue as to what you're in for. It would be a MAJOR challenge to keep an RV warm and fully functional through a Minnesota winter.

There's a reason you can't find an RV park that's open over the winter.
I replied to the OP yesterday but forgot to hit the button...
You are correct but there are a few that do stay open. Grand Casino Hinckly (sp) is one of them. I see in my catalog that there is one in Apple Valley, I think its about a 20 min or less drive to St.Paul.
Did you join somewhere that gives or you pay for a catalog that tell you about camp sites thru out the States open year round or not open year round..
It can be really pretty around Christmas... Nothing like a White Christmas.
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