Location, Location, Location, is everything. We hhave been RV'ers for a bit over 45+ years now. And we have used our RV's On/Off all year long.
Thats part of the beauty of owning a fully self contained RV in the first place.
Over the years, I have worked every shift there is. And we still managed to get away when ever possible. Its all about choices. If you want something bad enough, you will also find a way to do it.
We agress with what northmeck0355 says, about when to use your RV. For use, it sure isn't durnning the hottest part of the summer, and when school is out. We to, enjoy the cooler weather. For us, Winter time is some of the best Boon-Docking times there are.
We have been retired for some time now, which does make it a lot easier to choose when to go traveling. In the very warm weather, we just go higher and higher up, where it is cooler. We are set up pretty darn well for winter time also.
We are lucky though, as we live in a Location, where everything is very close to us. But its your choice to stay home or get out and use that RV.
We've not camped since Easter weekend...I work at a school, too and after the end of school, it's just too hot (98-107) to enjoy, but I told DH that he needs to be prepared to go somewhere this fall...Hurry up October! We don't have any holidays in October but I usually take a personal day or two...
We used to be on the quarter system, so school started mid September. This year, we are on semester system, so we start mid August. I have to remind myself that means we will get out mid May instead of mid June so pretty spring camping weather is in the future.
Laura, Rodney, and Elfie the Schnoodle
2012 Dutchmen 814RB; 2011 Dodge 1500 Hemi; 2012 Sun Dolphin Sportsman; 2003 Tracker Targa V-18
If the kids are old enough, Grab the towed and visit the visitor's center, Get the audio tape or CD (Depending on which it is) Go to the starting place and press PLAY on whichever player you have.
Do the self--guided tour.. Very interesting, Learned from it I did. So did my daughter.. When she got to studying that part of history it really helped that she could say "Been there" as it were.
Between RVing (We had a PUP back then) and computers (Compuserve Information Service back before Internet) Darling Daughter had a serious edge in school in a few topics.
Had to do some serious programming to get the job done (Heck, I enjoied the job) but when she was studying the weather I was able to print out graphs and charts of both the "Expected" and the "What happened" and give them to her to give to the teacher.. Teacher found it very interesting and helpful.
(I had to write the printer driver for my old Commodore computer).
Amazing what one can do with a hundred dollar box.
Nothin adds excitment like something that is none of your business
Kenwood TS-2000 housed in a 2005 Damon Intruder 377
In Texas, it is sort of the opposite. It is just too darn hot to be camping in a TT (even doing a fast time hitching and unhitching in 110+ degree weather is no fun), so when the heat breaks (usually September, perhaps as late as November), that is when to haul the rig out.
Generally, winter camping in Texas is fun, with temperatures dipping to the low 30s at night... but there is always the chance of an ice storm, which means you are stuck for 1-2 days. Probably nowhere near as bad as blizzards, but one needs to be prepared with ample food/water/LP gas/beer if it happens.
Well, pa weather is kind of unpredictable sometimes. Last year at Halloween, we had 6 inches of snow - giant snowman with a pumpkin head was made. I don't evn want to get stuck pulling a camper in that. Sigh, I need to move lol
Whew... if you've been in the Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas area where it's been in the 100's much of the time since late June... it has not been nice camping. Looking forward to October, even November.
"The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance." Benjamin Franklin
Dave and Missy Boliek
Roxeanne and Maggie Moo Pie
2000 Winnebago Chieftain
2007 Saturn Aura
My husband works 3rd shift. so we would go Saturday and leave the campground Sunday, for school on Monday. Sometimes that is a bit much. I'm starting to go through the school yr calendar for sept and oct ... for days off.