4 of us were camping last weekend in the rain. It rained all of Friday and most of Saturday. We spent almost all the time outside. Walks around the campground (Forestry site, no hook-ups etc), sitting under the pop up awning, drinking, talking eating etc.
Yes there was mud, the floors got dirty, but it is easy to clean them and rinse off the owning mat.
Rving in the rain is much nicer than tenting in the rain.
what do you do when it rains. We were at this ocean last week and for 2 days it rained, and one of the two it poured most of the day. We watched a lot of TV but that got really old. So what do you do when it rains.
We just grabbed the dogs....put rain gear on and walked the beach in the pouring down rain.
Interesting question from someone that lives in the Pacific Northwest.
We go on with whatever just like what we do when we are at home. Walk the dogs, go explore the surrounding area, take a day trip drive, walk on the beach, go into town and have a latte, we read a lot, (we don't have a tv.)I enjoy photography and a rainy day often offers some interesting shoots.
Now, don't get me wrong. We prefer to camp when it's not raining, but it is the Northwest.
(...sorry. I just finished watching Blazing Saddles, again. )
2005 Cruise America 28R (Four Winds 28R) on a 2004 Ford E450 SD 6.8L V10 4R100
2009 smart fortwo Passion with Roadmaster "Falcon 2" towbar & tail light kit - pictures
I hate it when it rains when at the beach. Don't mind the nightly showers, but a rain all day long gets old quick. We have gone to the marine science museum, sat around under the awning chatting and listening to music, and reading, if it isn't raining too hard for that. Take a nap somewhere along the way, which is torture, since we are not the napping type. lol
If I am west of the Cascade Mountains (e.g.: Puget Sound or the Coast of OR, WA, BC) I put on a wool shirt and wool pants and just go out and do stuff. If I am east of the Cascades (the desert of OR, WA and BC) I wait an hour.
Otherwise, I read a book, watch TV, do ham radio stuff, play a board game or take a nice nap.
I assume the OP means "what do you do when it rains" while camping in your RV, or perhaps "what do you do when it rains" when you're camping in your RV and don't have a toad and/or don't want to leave your camp spot.
The ocean can be a very cozy place to be when camping there in the rain. In general, we try to camp in beautiful enough spots so that if it rains we find something to do inside the RV or outside the RV in the rain rather than leave, usually.
Inside the RV, we always carry enough books so we can catch up on our reading. Since our RV is a mobile hotspot, we can also spend hours on the Internet researching or reading interesting things or sending emails via the laptop. We can also watch DVD movies which we always bring along, watch Netflix offerings via our Internet connection, play games on the laptop or play table games, or process trip photos on the laptop.
If it's not too windy, we can sit under the awning and BBQ. We also like to walk in the rain with umbrellas. We often travel with another couple and sometimes they pull out their Dutch Oven and we help them set this up and then sit around together under their awning and talk while watching it cook a great hot meal or desert.
However, sometimes we will leave the campsite in our Class C and travel a short distance to a nearby small town to browse antique or thrift shops.
Rain can be a wonderful time to be camping. However, I draw the line at camping in the snow ... had enough of snow as a kid.
Depending on the trip, we either take rain gear and keep going. I also have rainy-day activities stashed in the trailer. Since we have two young kids, I keep some games hidden so they are new when it rains. Also crayons/scissors/glue for impromptu art projects. This season we were tired of our DVD collection so I bought a couple new ones, they are stashed in the trailer for a rainy day. Puddle boots are kept in the trailer and I will take our son out to play in the rain and run through the puddles. There are also books and magazines for all in the trailer so we can curl up and read as well.
Good Sam Life Members. Camping with two young children in a 2007 Pilgrim fifth wheel (278BHSS) pulled with a 2002 F350.