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Old 05-05-2015, 06:02 AM   #1
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Some people check the weather, some people check the stock market, daily I check the Sunspot number. The number of sunspots is an indicator of future weather and events of the last two decades have correlated with decreasing sunspots.

Of course the weather is nothing I can do anything about except choose to be where the weather is better. Our camping will generally be southern in the winter saving the northern climes for summer travel. Our three most populous states, CA, TX and FL are southern states.

Here's a short article on Sunspots that explains a little about sunspots and weather.

8:45 AM | The sun is now virtually blank during the weakest solar cycle in more than a century « Vencore Weather
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Old 05-05-2015, 07:54 AM   #2
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Gee, we used to have a Sunspot (made by Sunline)! Sorry to be silly here, but I miss that little guy!

For some reason, I can't get that link to open. I know what you mean about sunspots affecting our weather though, it is the kind of thing I watch all the time.

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Mike I just clicked on it and it opened. By the way we had a Sunline as well, my favorite trailer so far.
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Isn't that interesting?!? Now i click on it and it works! Thanks for thiose magical fingers!

Yes, you folks have a 1550 right? We did too, but the Sunspot was "way cool" or "sick" as my children would say...

I prefer my egg!

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WE had a 1550 as well. The layout was far superior to our Scamp 16. Of course I like the shell of the Scamp better and the Scamp's aerodynamic shape but the Sunline was lighter, had way more storage capacity and larger tanks of all types. It was easily capable f sleeping four and I even added a dry shower to ours. I don't think even the large Escapes have a dry shower.
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What I liked about our 1550 was it had compartments with outside access. I miss that. On the other hand, we have an incredible amount of inside storage now.

I don't know what a dry shower is.

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A wet shower is usually, in a trailer, a small room with a toilet where everything gets wet went you take a shower. Our Sunline trailer had a separate traditional, small, shower.
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I hear after April Arizona gets pretty hot. Just built me another kind of cooler camping. Got ice?
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I'm not sure about this blank sun. According to solar ham there's still sunspot activity even though it past the peak sun spot cycle. Also I turned on my ham radio and propagation wasn't too bad, indicating there must still be some sun spot activity.
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I must ask... Is this a dry shower?
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I'm not sure about this blank sun. According to solar ham there's still sunspot activity even though it past the peak sun spot cycle. Also I turned on my ham radio and propagation wasn't too bad, indicating there must still be some sun spot activity.
There's usually some activity but it's definitely reduced. The reduction of the Sun's protective magnetic field increases the ability of cosmic rays to reach the earth, increasing cloud production. Generally cooler weather parallels low sunspot count. Two of the coldest periods were at the time of greatly reduced sunspots.
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I must ask... Is this a dry shower?
The answer is no if the toilet paper needs to be covered.
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