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Old 08-29-2017, 08:45 PM   #1
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Southbound from Calgary, Alberta - Winter 2017

Looking through the many threads here there seems to be lots of great advice and experience to draw on.

My wife and I are contemplating taking our MH south this winter instead of winterizing it and putting it to bed for 4-5 months over the winter. We are both still working but have managed to get December and possibly part of November and a week or so into January as a combination of vacation and banked time.

The problem we have is we have to get the MH far enough south before the snow flies to stay out of freezing temperatures and winter road conditions. I have no interest in driving the MH on snowy roads.

I know Salt Lake City definitely gets winter, both temperatures and road conditions. Do I have to go as far south as Las Vegas to be fairly sure of not encountering winter?

Once I figure out the logistics of escaping winter I will be picking brains for touring and accommodation ideas in the Southwest.

Any help and/or advice appreciated.

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Old 08-30-2017, 01:14 AM   #2
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Hello Dave ; I've been driving the route south through MT, Utah and Nevada for 10 years. Seems like every year no matter how early I leave , I find snow somewhere. I usually try to arrive south by Nov. first.
Vegas is a safe bet for no snow 99% of the time in Nov. ; but I've got into a
snow storm in Searchlight NV. in Dec. But considering it was -23f that day when I left Ontario Oregon , a skiff of snow was the least of my worries.
Put on 750 miles, that day trying to stay ahead of the storm.
I consider my coach a 28,000 lb snow magnet.

No matter what the Vegas and Phoenix , chamber of commerce say , there can be cold in the desert south west , we usually get a 3/4 day stretch of overnight frost in Jan. around Lake Havasu City , and you should hear the whining.
Once in a while there are even reports of frost in Yuma.
BTW; I prefer the route south through Nevada to avoid SLC and the 80 mph speed limits on the freeways.

EDIT: If you only have 6 or 7 weeks to spend south , I'd try to get last week of Jan , Feb. and first week of march .
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