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Old 08-13-2014, 07:45 PM   #155
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Ditto.
And, I thought politics was not a topic for discussion on the forum. Nor religion. Not sure which ban Rand fits best.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:47 PM   #156
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Never heard of him/her.
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:24 PM   #157
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Lets move on.

For most of us our FRVs are is worth it. The cost is a choice and varies widely, related to initial investment and camping style. It varies from person to person and the cost is very often a function of the amount of usage.

All costs and choices vary by person, resources and personal freedom.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:49 PM   #158
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:54 AM   #159
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Norm,
I agree with you! The individual person does make a difference. Especially, in the TV and camper that we choose. Politics and taxes play a big part in these two items! Because the more taxes I have to pay into Uncle Sam and less amount of disposable income we have to spend on TV, camper and fuel, etc. I believe that the individual can manage their money better than the government. I would love to own a new Escape camper, (like Ms. Donna's) that is one beautiful camper! So, my option is to purchase a nice used camper. Unless, I can hit the lottery!
Bottom line is we don't have to agree on politics, but let's agree that camping is fun and we can all enjoy being outside!
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Carl, Your quote is worthy of extended thought, not for the smile it brings bur for the reality of its meaning..

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else! Yogi Berra

It's certainly good to get the trailer you think you need, unfortunately what you need can changes with time for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes it's better to keep and enjoy what you have. Ginny reminds me of that.
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Carl, Your quote is worthy of extended thought, not for the smile it brings bur for the reality of its meaning..

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else! Yogi Berra

It's certainly good to get the trailer you think you need, unfortunately what you need can changes with time for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes it's better to keep and enjoy what you have. Ginny reminds me of that.
Norm,
May, I give you some friendly advise? If it came down to a choice between your trailer and Ginny? I believe you should keep Ginny! ;-)
You are so correct it is better to keep and enjoy what you have! As my old Daddy use to say, sometimes the grass is not greener on the other side of the fence!
Keep Smiling!
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:39 AM   #162
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Maybe early color this year.

It's been amazingly cool for August, 69 projected high for Wednesday. There has not been a single heat wave this year, (3 days above 90). Of course the weatherman speak about pleasant weather and it is but quite different from prior predictions of warming.
I'm in the SF Bay Area of Northern California. The meteorologists here commented that this is the warmest year on record for California. I've lived here since 1978. (I grew up on the Delaware River in SE PA with four seasons)

This summer has been balmy every single day. It reminds me of late spring early summer back east. Usually the fog rolls in and provides us with natural A/C not this year. Although the coast had it's share of foggy days the wind hasn't been there to move it along. We've had low pressure troughs stuck due to high pressure sitting in the Sierra's.

Much like the Great Lake region, we have the San Francisco Bay that I live a half mile from. The heat has been warming the Bay and Ocean to create steam or a balmy effect. It's highly unusual to be able to sleep with all the windows open or walk outside at night without a jacket. Yet that's what it's been like here...much warmer...very noticeable every single day since March!

I noticed the weather shift here started in 2000. The meteorologists say it ramped up in the 90's. We are expecting an El Nino this winter...usually that will bring rain, but with these unpredictable High Pressure systems that sit along the Sierra's blowing their winds towards the west...it may continue to bring warmer temps to us here in the West, lengthening the Fire Season.

At some point, I think we're going to have to consider collecting all the rain in parts of the country that experience ever increased precipitation and funneling it to the parched areas. A sort of national irrigation system. I do think that water is going to be more valuable than oil sooner than we think.

Just a thin'in ...

The upside is it makes for great camping along the Coast especially further North this summer. I just got back from stuffing myself with local Oysters, Salmon, Tuna and even Abalone prepared by some amazing Chef's in our seaside towns here.
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:42 AM   #163
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Ginny is certainly number one with me.

I've always felt we could get back to where we are with things very quickly, particularly now that we're into 'small'.

Ginny has a philosophy, (oops is that an unholy (oops) word), that I am number one over every thing and every one in her life that includes our wonderful children. It's sort of interesting to think about but she has thought about it.

She is fortunate that she grew up with well grounded parents who transferred a lot of good thoughts to their children. I probably loved Ginny's mother before I loved Ginny.
Her father was good to everyone.

I always say and think that if you can't live with Ginny you can't live with anyone. To have a trailer that's easy to travel in requires effort, it's similar with people. Maybe you have to change yourself, or slowly help another change or reach their goals. Working together, become one can be fun. It's not that you have to dissolve who you are.

I'm so glad we travel in a trailer together, we have become closer because of it.
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Old 08-14-2014, 09:05 AM   #164
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Vanessa,

Since October of 2013 75% of the country has been below normal by 2 F. The west coast states are the primary exception. Many eastern states are experiencing record cool temperatures though comfortable, For example in North Carolina normally 70% of the days in August exceed 90F, this year it was 3% of the days in August.

Our lawns in NH are usually brown in August, though there's plenty of water here people rarely water their lawns, this year that are a deep green.

For campers I think this may be a cold year. As we traveled across the country last year, hugging the Mexican border we had freezing weather every night, no exceptions. We had friends who were camped near Houston in mid March and had their fifth wheel's water freeze, recognized when he went to flush in the middle of the night.

I would not be surprised for more of last year, sun spot activity is now at historical lows and has been for some time compared to the 90's when it was at historical highs.

As to El Nino they have backed off a little on that prediction but certainly it will return sometime.

Wishing you well
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Old 08-14-2014, 09:44 AM   #165
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Is it worth it? I didn't used to think so. My inlaws had a trailer. I dismissed the idea as expensive compared to motels. Back then we always had someone to take care of the dog. The year there wasn't someone, we boarded the dog. On our return it was obvious the dog have spent the entire two weeks in a cage. Never again. We got our RV so we could bring the dog along. Now I get it. Dog or not I wouldn't travel any other way. Raz
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Unseasonably cool and wet in Tulsa this summer, too.

Is it worth it? Everyone needs something fun to do in their spare time. For folks on this forum, obviously one of those fun things is camping. When something is important to a person, then yes, having the 'tools' to do that important something is definitely worthwhile. To another person with other priorities, the answer will be different.

If all I could have was a tent, the tent would be worth it. But I can have a trailer to camp in, and a trailer is better than a tent, so the trailer is worth it and the gas used is worth it and the campground fees are worth it.

Looking at it another way, everyone must eat food to survive but we could get by on the least expensive foods (beans, rice, etc) and drinks (tap water). However, we all choose to buy more expensive foods for flavor, variety, and perhaps convenience. Is the extra money spent worth it? Of course it is, or we wouldn't be spending it.
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Old 08-14-2014, 02:12 PM   #167
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Norm,

When I was in school in the late 60's we were told to expect an Ice Age return...after the last couple of winters and now this cooler summer the rest of the country experiences.. My science teacher may well have called it!

I enjoy the cooler temps, and am enjoying what's here now.

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Old 08-14-2014, 02:35 PM   #168
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You're right Vanessa there was a cool period that extended for a few decades, big news in the 70s. Many of the same people touting global warming touted a coming ice age.

The reality is that there has been no warming for 18 years and no one knows why. No matter what, hot or cold, we'll still be out there camping. We try to avoid the extremes though we did get snowed on in NL this spring.

Like you everyone's enjoying the cooler summer temperatures.
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