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Posted: 01/23/16 04:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well I was finally able to get all the stars aligned and get the family out for a quick camping outing this weekend to RMNP! This has been an on going challenge between basketball, sickness, church activities and weather! Anyway, with a slight warming trend that brought night time temps out of the single digits we ventured off into the moutains for a quick get away of s'more over an open fire, surrounded by the elk of RMNP and its snow covered peaks. Best of all Moraine Park Campground was deserted except for one other van camper when we got there....other than that we had the place to ourselves (minus the elk) which is the complete opposite come warmer weather when that place fills up with hundreds of people...which is when we go looking for other more remote places to camp!

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We hope to do this again soon, and hopefully this time we'll go for more than just an overnight adventure. This time we went without adding water to the system and just used bottle water to drink, wash dishes and brush teeth. As easy as it is to winterize these new campers and as warm as the compartments are (I opened the control panel door that contains the black/grey tank pull valves and it was actually toasty in there) I wouldn't be concerned with adding water to the system the next time and just re-treating the system. Anyway...hope you enjoyed!!!


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Posted: 01/23/16 05:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Love the post, and the TC setup.


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Posted: 01/23/16 05:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice! Thanks for posting that!


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Looks like a great time!


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Posted: 01/23/16 06:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks to me like you and your family had a great time even if it was for a short time. Thanks for sharing your pics.


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Posted: 01/23/16 07:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very nice! Thanks for sharing. I can't believe how much snow is in your pictures. I just dug my camper out of the back yard last week under almost 2 feet of snow. Hopefully I'll be getting out real soon too.

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If you bring enough propane to keep the furnace going you won't freeze the pipes even if it gets down around zero. If it's going to be below 0 though I just sit at home by the fireplace cause it's too cold for me to play anyway. I'm fine if it gets down around zero at night but returns to at least the 20's during the day.

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Nice to see a fellow TC'er who's not afraid to get out in the white stuff. I am really digging your Lance 1172. It's gotta be a heavy S.O.B., but the floor plan and amenities are awesome.

Thanks for the pics. Love the blaze orange hat, BTW. My 4 year old son is totally into those, too.

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Posted: 01/24/16 06:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice pics, thanks for posting. Did you have TV, and or cell reception out there?


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Nice pix of your outing. Love seeing the elk and happy campers. Nothing wrong with using water jugs for such a short outing. I'm surprised at how little snow there is on the ground there. Particularly funny since I'm looking out at a solid cover of snow here in TN. We got about 8" on Friday, a lot for this area.


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Posted: 01/24/16 09:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for posting this reminder that TC owners can make a weekend trip with the kids, easily. Hope to hear more from others, doing the same thing during the winter season.

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