Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > COMMUNITY FORUMS > General Discussion
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 02-26-2010, 10:19 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 4
Has Anyone done the Polar Bear Plunge?

Hi, I'm a writer doing an article for FMCA magazine on taking the Polar Bear Plunge (which I have done). I'd like to interview other RVers who have done it too. Especially if you drove there in your RV. If you are interested, please contact me at (There is no compensation - just 15 minutes of fame). Thank you. Terri
Terri B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free! 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 02-27-2010, 04:41 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Southern NJ
Posts: 9

I live across the street from the beach and we have several plunges every year. I have not engaged in such behavior, despite the layer of fat I have built up over my 56 years. I think due to the shock, I might succumb to a heart attack, not the manner I would like to exit.

Good for those who are younger at heart than I.. Best to you and your research!!

1979 MCI 5C Bus Conversion 35' Detroit Diesel 6V92TA, 644 MT Allison Trans.
Gary MCI 5C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2010, 04:56 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 4
56 is not too old. Take a look at the people who are doing it. Many of them are older than you think. I did it for my big 5-0 and no heart attack, just really really c-c-cold! Thanks for your input. Anyone else out there who may have done it? Am I the only one? Clearly it is an exclusive club.
Terri B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2010, 09:35 PM   #4
Senior Member
Hooligan's Avatar
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Pensacola
Posts: 2,728
Terri: I was stationed in Port Clarence, Alaska (80 miles NW of Nome) in 1962. We went out on the ice to open water and swam in The Bering Sea. Don't need to do it again, I got the patch. ...Enjoy..

Hooligan, Pensacola, Fl -U.S. Coast Guard 1956-1985
2016 Thor Siesta Sprinter 24ST diesel -1972 Moto Guzzi
2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara TOAD
Hooligan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2010, 09:48 PM   #5
Senior Member
TW's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,003
Post The Plunge

we had such a lovely winter here in Vancouver, BC. I love watching those people on the news at 6... I rather plunge in our Motorhome now and stay there...Did lots of crazy stuff as a kid.... no more.

TW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 09:53 AM   #6
Senior Member
Teach's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southwest Missouri
Posts: 485
I take a plunge only when the pool is heated and indoors.
Happy Trails, Gary
2020 Sunseeker LE
2010 Honda Fit and Buster, the wonder dog
Teach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 11:57 AM   #7
Senior Member
RedneckExpress's Avatar
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Sauvie Island, OR
Posts: 2,596
Done 40 degree water a great number of times, including floating around in it on inner tube. Haven't tried anything colder, yet. Didn't do it with a group, usually by myself.
'92 Dodge W250 "Dually" Power Wagon
KIT 1106 Kamper Slide-in Truck Camper
'06 Heartland Bighorn 3400RL Fifth wheel
Follow along with me in the The Journey of
RedneckExpress is offline   Reply With Quote

article, bear, magazine, plunge, polar

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
Bear Spray Glen Taylor Jr. RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 0 07-13-2009 07:07 PM
Ready to take the plunge! PeakFinder Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 8 04-21-2009 10:14 PM
Our beloved Bear is very sick.... smlranger RV'ing with Pets 27 07-26-2008 08:55 AM
Took the "plunge" and the water's GREAT! tiniree Class A Motorhome Discussions 3 05-07-2006 09:22 AM
Took the plunge Barbaraok Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 4 10-23-2005 07:36 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:58 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.