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Old 06-01-2012, 03:16 PM   #1
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First trip in the new camper..

Well we are suppose to be leaving tomorrow for our first trip of the season. It's just for a few days but of course its suppose to rain most of the day tomorrow, be cloudy Sunday with showers later in the afternoon and showers Monday. This STINKS!!!! Should i just scrap this weekend and lose my deposit or go and try and make the best of it??
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:21 PM   #2
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Man, you gotta go! With that nice new rig and all of that room?
Camping in the rain and playing scrabble inside is always better than being home- IMHO

The DW says it's a good way to check for leaks
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:40 PM   #3
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Go!!!! You can not only test for leaks... You can test the "stuck-in-the-camper-loungability" of your new RV! In my opinion, that's the most important part of any floor plan.
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:55 PM   #4
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Camping when it's raining? It's all part of the RV learning curve - at least where I live. I think I know what you are thinking..... why spend the weekend holed up in our RV when we can do the same thing at home? Negative thinking. Go. Enjoy some "IN" days in your new camper and who knows.... the rain will stop, the sun will make an appearance and the world will be good. The "IN" days will become "OUT" days.
Don't fret or spend a lot of time looking for leaks. There will be none. The weather forecast is wrong! Go.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:24 PM   #5
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Man, you gotta go! With that nice new rig and all of that room?
Camping in the rain and playing scrabble inside is always better than being home- IMHO

The DW says it's a good way to check for leaks
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Camping when it's raining? It's all part of the RV learning curve - at least where I live. I think I know what you are thinking..... why spend the weekend holed up in our RV when we can do the same thing at home? Negative thinking. Go. Enjoy some "IN" days in your new camper and who knows.... the rain will stop, the sun will make an appearance and the world will be good. The "IN" days will become "OUT" days.
Don't fret or spend a lot of time looking for leaks. There will be none. The weather forecast is wrong! Go.
^^^^ I Agree^^^^

Isn't that why you don't have a tent?

We don 't let weather stops, four season campers, have headed out over the coast range, knowing it was snowing at the higher elevations. We were not alone at the camp ground! Most had also come over the pass.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:59 PM   #6
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Go enjoy the new toy, learn everything about the inside. Bring plenty of books, games, and movies. Jay
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:17 PM   #7
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Go, the experience gained from camping in the rain will be invaluable
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:44 PM   #8
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Go enjoy. You know the weather man are paid to be wrong.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:30 PM   #9
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Agreed... GO! Enjoy! It's part of the adventure! We love being outside in our lounge chairs, under
the awning during a rain shower - as long as it's not lightening, of course!

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Old 06-01-2012, 07:52 PM   #10
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Go!

Raining cats and dogs here in SE PA. Coleman rain gear works well. Lesson learned: bring spare sneaks when it's raining. Oooops!

Supposed to be nice tomorrow....we will see.

GO! Given it is almost midnight....I hope u went!
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:34 AM   #11
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It rained the first two times we took our other camper out 3 inches the first time and 4 inches the second time. The only thing sitting out of the water was the camper. THe girls had a ball playing in the water. Okay I did a little maybe. I wouldn't have changed a thing. There is not doubt about it anytime is a good time to go camping period. Go far it you may just have the time of your life. Living is what is all about!!!!!!
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:05 AM   #12
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It seems like it only rained when we camped the first two years we had a camper. I did not know what nice weather was. But I was glad I had a camper to be in.. Enjoy its part of the plan. The running joke at work is if I am camping you can expect bad weather. rain, high winds, hurricanes, tornado. If seems we have all these somewhere near us when we camp. But it could be the time of year too.
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The 1st trip out when we bought our camper it rained the whole week. We let the kids go outside in bathing suits and play. They rode their bikes, they stood under the end of the awing where the rain water was running off. They had a blast. Now when ever it rains and where camping that's what they want to do.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:12 AM   #14
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Thanks guys!! We ended up going and i'm glad we did. Spending some quality time with the family is what it's all about! I'm just about to play a classic game of battle ship with my 7 yr old son right now! Thanks again! Kevin
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:26 AM   #15
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Hope the sun came out for you today. Here in NJ we have partly cloudy skies. We were to pickup our trailer this weekend but had to put it off till next week.

The family is very excited, it will be our first TT, can't wait.

Happy Camping!!!
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:44 AM   #16
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Glad you went and had a good time. Arainy day camping is better than a sunny day working!!
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:49 AM   #17
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Glad you decided to go!
Hope everything went well with that nice looking new rig
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:34 AM   #18
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Glad to hear you went! Last year evey camping trip we had big rain...and we were in a pop-up! Now I'm actually looking forward to a week-end rainy camping trip!
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Glad to hear you went! Best choice you could have made! Hope you enjoyed the time with the family!
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:14 PM   #20
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I did a 1-nighter on my shakedown cruise last week. Going this weekend even though we're supposed get some rain. I go, you go!
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