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View Poll Results: What makes you pull off the road?
Torrential Downpours 14 23.33%
Snow 22 36.67%
Wind in excess of 20 MPH gusts 1 1.67%
Wind in excess of 30 mph gusts 4 6.67%
Wind in Excess of 40 MPH gusts 15 25.00%
Baskin Robbins Ice Cream stores 4 6.67%
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:18 PM   #1
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At least some of you got home after Quartzsite.

I am stuck in Blythe, Ca. The wind is very bad on the 10 and it's just not safe to tow. You could see the dust cloud blowing over the freeway when coming down out of AZ.

It's under 20 miles from the rally, but I was getting whipped very hard and just did not feel safe going any farther! The signs are flipped down on the freeway advising that campers stay put.. so.. I did :-P

Fred and Robert made it as far as Palm Springs then they gave up the fight. Everyone will be calling in tomorrow!

I am in a NICE KOA on the Colorado River. If I waded out a few feet, I would be an hour behind myself LOL! Or is that ahead???

40-50 mph gusts stop me cold. Rain doesn't bother me, nor does a *Little* snow on mostly cleared roads, but I take exception to unplanned lane changes.

What stops you guys?
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:24 PM   #2
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Nothing stops us-----We just stay home in winter
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:51 PM   #3
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If you got home you would just be facing SNOW, RAIN, & SLEET! Anyway, you don't want to mess with that wind on I10. It blew my 8 ton bus clear across the freeway once. Been snowing all day here and the electricity was out a good part of the day all over the mountain. So, enjoy yourself for some more desert fun, 'cause the mountain fun isn't. Call me if you need anything
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:57 PM   #4
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I am going back to Oregon where the weather is better.
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:58 PM   #5
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Fred and Robert made it as far as Palm Springs then they gave up the fight. Everyone will be calling in tomorrow!
The wind was constant, but nobody gave the Highway "Campers: Delay Advised" signs a second look.
We had the criuse control set at 55 mph, everyone was passing us. We made it to our friends RV Park in Palm Springs (actually, Cathedral City), and the 4 of us went to lunch at The Rock Garden Cafe. While enjoying lunch, the power went off 4 times. The doors were blown open, and visibility went to zero from the dust in the air outside. Palm fronds were piling up on the streets.

We drove around all the debris in the road and checked in at the RV Park - free for the night.
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:12 PM   #6
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You got a better price than I did LOL!
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:20 PM   #7
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I am going back to Oregon where the weather is better.
In Oregon the Mountain passes have been closed on and off several times because of the snow. Snow pack 150% of normal. Chains are required during the un-closed times. ODOT is telling everybody to stay outta the mountains, the ski resorts are telling everybody that they've got the best skiing in 20 years.

So I guess up in God's country, you need to stay on one side or the other of the mountains. Did I mention that some of the cost range roads have also been closed by snow, mud slides, and falling trees.

In the valley we've had over 5" more rain than normal this winter. 15" is normal.

Yup, come on back to the good weater.
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At least some of you got home after Quartzsite.

I am stuck in Blythe, Ca. The wind is very bad on the 10 and it's just not safe to tow. You could see the dust cloud blowing over the freeway when coming down out of AZ.

It's under 20 miles from the rally, but I was getting whipped very hard and just did not feel safe going any farther! The signs are flipped down on the freeway advising that campers stay put.. so.. I did :-P

Fred and Robert made it as far as Palm Springs then they gave up the fight. Everyone will be calling in tomorrow!

I am in a NICE KOA on the Colorado River. If I waded out a few feet, I would be an hour behind myself LOL! Or is that ahead???

40-50 mph gusts stop me cold. Rain doesn't bother me, nor does a *Little* snow on mostly cleared roads, but I take exception to unplanned lane changes.

What stops you guys?
Wow, sorry to hear it was bad going West. Glad you, Frederick and Robert stopped and didn't keep driving. We left eastbound and deviated onto 60 to Wickenburg and stayed right in front of it all the way in. As we pulled in the garage the rain broke loose. We had large wind gusts most of the way but it was on our tail and not broadside like it would have been if we'd stayed on I-10. Dalton and Kate said they miss Wilson.....
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Old 02-04-2008, 07:48 AM   #9
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I took the 10 into Phoenix.......it was windy, but here again thank goodness for a 13' Scamp, not as much to catch the wind. The wind died down the closer in to Phoenix anyway, and traffic wasn't too bad either. Fuel economy on the other hand! Glad to hear that everyone is safe and sound. Chris
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Old 02-04-2008, 03:44 PM   #10
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You guys need to move to the midwest where the winters are normal.
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You guys need to move to the midwest where the winters are normal.
Yeah, but you guys in the midwest are always talking about how you are going to keep your trailer safe and dry in storage somewhere until spring when you can use it again!

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Just heard from fiends on the panhandle in FL.....really sunny, cool in the 50's, slight breeze and people wonder why Im moving there??
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Just heard from fiends on the panhandle in FL.....really sunny, cool in the 50's, slight breeze and people wonder why Im moving there??
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That sounds nice about now. But, summer?, august? Wind storm season? To each their own.
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yep, some of us midwesterners only get to use our eggs 3 months of the year. During that time we have to also take care of the yard, the garden, any outside house repairs, paint, fix and whatever else we can not do the other 8 or 9 months of the year. I would personally like out of the midwest for 8 months of the year.
I still can't figure out why my grandparents settled here. Thinking maybe they were snowbound so long they just never felt they had time to move to another area.
Can you tell I am not fond of snow and cold!
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