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Old 01-10-2015, 08:00 AM   #71
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Besides, if we never did anything, especially camping, due to the weather, we would likely be sitting at home almost all the time.
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Old 01-10-2015, 02:14 PM   #72
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Do you use this same car to pull your trailer too?
Of course not. But very little of the use of 4x4 trucks in Alberta is to tow trailers... and all those people we were talking about in the ditches aren't towing.

This is one of the big challenges of vehicles: finding the right compromise between all of the different road conditions and uses. As the tire discussion shows, the same compromise challenge extends to every component of the vehicle as well.
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Old 01-19-2015, 12:38 PM   #73
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YES! The daffodils are up about four inches and the blueberry buds are starting to swell! A high temperature today of around 65F. I just hope we don't have any more nights below freezing. Sometimes I think my brother was wise when he retired, (in Illinois), and said he didn't want to move to Pensacola because it was "too cold" here - he moved to Bonita Springs where he was sure to be out of any more freezing weather - and he says he's never missed it for a moment.
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:14 PM   #74
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Besides, if we never did anything, especially camping, due to the weather, we would likely be sitting at home almost all the time.
I have a cure for that Jim. We have a 12 month camping season.

I know, I know, your skin would melt.
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:45 PM   #75
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I have a cure for that Jim. We have a 12 month camping season.

I know, I know, your skin would melt.
My skin only melts in your summers.

But, we have 12 months of camping too. In winter the trailer just gets traded for skis and a tent.
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:22 AM   #76
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My skin only melts in your summers.

But, we have 12 months of camping too. In winter the trailer just gets traded for skis and a tent.
And there are no Dometic fridge cooling issues, you don't need to worry whether the food will stay cold, it does whether you like it or not.
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:34 AM   #77
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And there are no Dometic fridge cooling issues, you don't need to worry whether the food will stay cold, it does whether you like it or not.
Yeah, but I have been out camping at near -40° a couple times. The rum was very hard slush (sure glad it was in a wide-mouth Nalgene bottle a spoon could get in), the apples shattered when hit with a machete, wood split super easy, and by far the toughest material at that temp, is cheddar cheese. Even the machete hardly put a mark on it. This is when I learned to pre-slice the cheese before leaving on a winter trek.
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You take a machete camping ?
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You take a machete camping ?
LOL, who doesn't !
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We just take a good knife ...and a sharpener !
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