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Old 08-18-2015, 02:33 PM   #31
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Guess I'm just a bit of a wuss when it comes to a lot of rain.

After 4 days of rain on the ME coast hanging out in a damp trailer, wet clothes hanging anywhere they could, and the bed feeling like a damp towel, we headed home 3 days early.

3 days of heavy rain at a state park in mid TN left everything damp again. Had power at this CG but even running the A/C wouldn't dry it out. Found warm damp was better then cold damp.

I've also found putting on wet rain gear to go out fishing in yet more rain, puts a damper on things.

These were pre Escape days, haven't hit much rain as yet with the Escape. Had a few days of snow in WY which didn't bother us.
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:18 PM   #32
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Sometimes it probably makes sense to just go home. So far we've been so far from home that it wasn't an option --
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:41 PM   #33
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Hi: rbryan4... Wow... The more I know... The more I know... I don't know.
It hasn't rained here in a few weeks. That's because I haven't washed the trailer!!! Alf
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Alf don't worry it will rain when you go camping on the 29th the trailer will get its rainwater wash. I alone or we have had eight nights in the trailer this summer on four trips and the only rain was at night so don't know what we would do during the day in the rain.

We leave here next Tuesday for southern ON, a wedding then visiting around then off to your rally then the first Mississippi one. Hope you keep the nice dry weather around.

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Old 08-18-2015, 04:43 PM   #34
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A rainy day in Iowa

What do I do on a rainy day? The same thing I do every day at 2:00.
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:50 PM   #35
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We just upsized from a Boler 13 to an Escape 17 specifically to accommodate inclement weather camping, not just rain -- the Boler was just too small to effectively hang and dry either our clothes or ourselves, either after coming back from a wet-weather outing or to sit things out if it was really ugly out.

Since it's just the two of us, lots of two-person games, Scrabble, crib, Yahtzee, lots of reading or, in my case, audiobooks.

And my other new retirement hobby -- learning to watercolour paint!

That, and the awning sure beats the tarp we used to hang when we Bolered -- great tarp but often a nuisance, or worse, to put up.
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:51 PM   #36
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After this previous summer I would change the question to ask, "What do you do when it's too hot to move and you're not camping at the beach?"
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Here is a solution we have used: https://www.flickr.com/photos/brian_...ll/9367758608/

More photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/brian_...7634796081040/

We were camped in an unserviced campsite in Tumalo State Park near Bend Oregon in July 2013 with temperatures near 90 deg. F. We used:
  • Shelters to keep out the sun
  • Maxx fan to keep air moving powered by our solar panel
  • Drank lots of water
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:18 PM   #37
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Something I had forgotten about.

After the last time we got washed out, 3 or 4 years ago, we decided in the future we'd just go find a nice hotel if it got to the point where we wanted to head home. We think a day to dry up would restore the spirit. Especially relevant now that we are taking long cross country trips.
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:01 PM   #38
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How come nobody mentioned a bit of hanky panky to pass the time away? Beats reading or movies. Not so great with kids and grandkids around though.

Kidding aside, if it is daytime, we are outside doing something, whether under the protection of the awning, donning rain gear and exploring, or going for a drive. Always something to do.

I have set up many, many tents in the pouring rain. Not something I like to do, but it can be done.

Around here, one would never go camping at all, if you didn't go when the weather was forecast to be off.
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:42 PM   #39
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Lol....your post reminded me of the lyrics to "Raining on Sunday" Jim.

'Pray that its raining on Sunday
Stormin like crazy
And we'll hide under the covers all afternoon
Baby whatever comes Monday
Can take care of itself cuz
We got better things we can do
When its raining on Sunday...'
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Lol....your post reminded me of the lyrics to "Raining on Sunday" Jim.

'Pray that its raining on Sunday
Stormin like crazy
And we'll hide under the covers all afternoon
Baby whatever comes Monday
Can take care of itself cuz
We got better things we can do
When its raining on Sunday...'
Or John Prine's, "Dear Abby."

"Dear Abby, dear Abby, who'd ever thought ... "
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