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Old 09-08-2014, 07:10 PM   #21
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Hmmm. The current fantasy is that we pick up the new trailer on Sept. 25, spend a couple of days @ Cultus Lake provincial park, then head over to the Okenagan valley before going to Banff before coming back to the US through Glacier - Waterton parks.

But if the weather is getting cold early we may have to revise our plans...
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:41 PM   #22
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What better way to test out a new furnace??
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:41 PM   #23
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Hmmm. The current fantasy is that we pick up the new trailer on Sept. 25, spend a couple of days @ Cultus Lake provincial park, then head over to the Okenagan valley before going to Banff before coming back to the US through Glacier - Waterton parks.

But if the weather is getting cold early we may have to revise our plans...
The lower Fraser valley (e.g. Chillwack) and the Okanagan have quite different weather from mountain destinations. If any of this route is a concern for cold weather, I think it would be the Banff and Glacier-Waterton parks.
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:52 PM   #24
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:54 PM   #25
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The lower Fraser valley (e.g. Chillwack) and the Okanagan have quite different weather from mountain destinations. If any of this route is a concern for cold weather, I think it would be the Banff and Glacier-Waterton parks.
Totally. Here in Calgary we're on the other (*ahem* wrong) side if the mountains, close enough to be affected by the Rocky Mountain weather, but far enough away for boring motorcycle roads...
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:56 PM   #26
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The lower Fraser valley (e.g. Chillwack) and the Okanagan have quite different weather from mountain destinations. If any of this route is a concern for cold weather, I think it would be the Banff and Glacier-Waterton parks.
Well, that means that at the very least we can do the Okanagan. We had dinner with some friends a few weeks ago and they served some port from a winery in the Okanagan that was very nice.

I guess we will just keep an eye on the weather --- as we would have anyhow.
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Grooooaaannn..........it has hit the south of Calgary as well......
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:39 PM   #28
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Hmmm. The current fantasy is that we pick up the new trailer on Sept. 25, spend a couple of days @ Cultus Lake provincial park, then head over to the Okenagan valley before going to Banff before coming back to the US through Glacier - Waterton parks.

But if the weather is getting cold early we may have to revise our plans...
I would not change my plans so far in advance. Any snow falling this week is not likely to stay around for more than a few hours. It is actually not that unusual to get snow at this time of year. The forecast suggests that it should warm up and be nice again in coming weeks.
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We pick up our 21 in mid November and are going to be spending at least one night in on the way home. I suspect the furnace may get a solid test that night , it will be winterized and don't plan on using any plumbing though.
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This is our backyard a while ago. 5" on the picnic table. A friend that lives 10 minutes away sent me a photo, and they have over 8" at their place. Still snowing too. Lots of broken branches around, as the leaves are holding the heavy wet snow.

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We pick up our 21 in mid November and are going to be spending at least one night in on the way home. I suspect the furnace may get a solid test that night , it will be winterized and don't plan on using any plumbing though.
You should make sure to confirm with Escape that it is winterized when you pick it up. When we picked ours up in April, the good folks at Escape had put water in the fresh water tank for us for the trip home. In hind site, iI
I would have asked them not to do it as the gate valve to the black water tank froze up on the way home in Jasper. Not a huge issue, as it had thawed by time we got home and were able to dump at home. However, November could be very cold already.
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I would not change my plans so far in advance. Any snow falling this week is not likely to stay around for more than a few hours. It is actually not that unusual to get snow at this time of year. The forecast suggests that it should warm up and be nice again in coming weeks.
Thanks Dave. That makes me feel more optimistic
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We are currently in on Vancouver Island. Likely heading for home in a couple days and then heading for the interior. We will likely head to Kettle Provincial Park, which is about an hour from Osoyoos and in a valley. Alternative would be Kane Lakes which is at 3500 feet elevation. Makes a huge difference in daytime and nighttime temps.
Last time we were at the Kettle this time of year, the park was full of seniors, taking advantage of lower park fees and frying in the daytime temps. We were irked that web sites indicated parks were closed Sept. 30 when they were not.
You should be just fine.
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