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Old 07-27-2013, 10:36 PM   #1
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Talking breaking camp in the rain

OK, the first few years we used the MH in sunny weather, but this year we seem to be starting, finishing, of traveling in the rain.

So far the only thing I know to do is to have a set of grubby wet-able clothes to wear while I put away the sewer, water and electrical hook-ups, put away the 2X10s under the jack pads, and load the car on the dolly. Oh yea - check the oil level, the air pressure in the tires (including the tow dolly) and probably one or two other things I've forgotten.

By the time I'm done I look like I've been swimming with my clothes on.

Does anyone have any ideas or tips to lessen the water-world exposuer?
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Poncho with hat. rubber boots
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:41 PM   #3
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Rain Gear

A postmans poncho work well for me.

Or even a big trash bag if you don't mind making a fashion statement. Good part is that you can wad it up & throw it away.
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:55 PM   #4
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In cases like you referenced the choices are limited. When I am exposed to those occasions when breaking camp, I either
1. i try to do as many things I can before the next mornings departure date, and use rain gear with hood and boots to avoid tracking into the RV.
2. Delay the departure date till there is an opening in the in climate weather.

When arriving in the rain, you don't have many options other than pull into the site and relax and delay set-up until there is any sort of break in the weather.

When I travel, I try to keep a close eye on the weather maps and forecasts and try to plan activities around the weather patterns, although sometime, there adversities are unavoidable.

Good Luck and Happy RV'g.

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rain poncho and hat. Better, enjoy an adult breverage and wait for it to stop raining.
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Wear clothes you can get wet. Take them off in the shower. Warm up with a quick warm shower if desired. Dry off, put on dry clothes, and then you will feel real cozy as you start to drive! ...while you feel sorry for wet car drivers who don't have a warm shower and a dry set of clothes in their car.
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I vote for the response by vsheetz....in particular the second half
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I vote for the response by vsheetz....in particular the second half
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Remind yourself you're in a MH and the tent campers are a whole lot more miserable than you are.
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I'll get as much of that done as possible the day before, including unhooking and stowing the water and sewer lines, checking oil and tire pressure, etc. We'll "overnight" just using the on-board water tank. If on a pull through site I'll even have the toad hooked up the night before. All I'll have to do outside in the morning is unhook the electric.

That said, being retired we're also flexible. We can adjust our departure time either forward or back to avoid at least the worst of the weather.
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Remind yourself you're in a MH and the tent campers are a whole lot more miserable than you are.
That's funny but only somewhat true. I did a lot of tent camping in my youth and rain never bothered me. Still doesn't really. I would much rather set up or break down in a little rain than in 100+ degree heat or bitter cold. Our travel is generally away from hot or cold and I live with the rain. Mountain areas often have afternoon showers. Timing is everything and as previously posted - keep up with the weather. Weather radio is your friend. Call me all wet - but it beats sweat.
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That's funny but only somewhat true. I did a lot of tent camping in my youth and rain never bothered me. Still doesn't really. I would much rather set up or break down in a little rain than in 100+ degree heat or bitter cold. Our travel is generally away from hot or cold and I live with the rain. Mountain areas often have afternoon showers. Timing is everything and as previously posted - keep up with the weather. Weather radio is your friend. Call me all wet - but it beats sweat.
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Yes, I agree. Some of the happiest folks I've ran across had the most reasons to not be, we all have our perspectives.
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Yes, I agree. Some of the happiest folks I've ran across had the most reasons to not be, we all have our perspectives.
A most excellent observation!
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If raining lightly, I'll hold an umbrella. I'm very ambidextrous when it comes to large items like that.

If it's raining heavily, I'll say to DW, "Come hold the umbrella for me."

Or, as in most times, i just get wet. My only fear is that I'll melt, being made of sugar.
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