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Survey: impact of weather and fires

magnusfide
Explorer II
Explorer II
A quick survey.
Have the wildfires and extreme temperatures caused you to change or cancel your RV trip plans?
"The only time you should fear cast iron is if your wife is fixin' to hit you with it."-Kent Rollins
First law of science: don't spit into the wind.

Magnus
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Deb_and_Ed_M
Explorer
Explorer
We try to be flexible in planning a trip, because yes, forest fires, tropical storms, and floods have changed our intended routes. I think it was in late summer 2016, there were so many fires between Michigan and Portland OR, that we just headed for the Pacific Coast and drove north from N California, staying upwind from the smoke....
Ed, Deb, and 2 dogs
Looking for a small Class C!

Cptnvideo
Traveler
Traveler
We have changed plans 3 or 4 times this year but not due to fires or high temperatures. But we have tended to sit at higher elevations in Arizona due to the heat.
Bill & Linda, 2019 Ram Laramie 3500 dually 4x4 diesel, Hensley BD5 hitch, 2022 Grand Design Solitude 378MBS, 1600 watts solar, Victron 150/100 MPPT controller, GoPower 3kw inverter/charger, 5 SOK 206AH LFP batteries for 1030 ah

Tvov
Explorer
Explorer
In New England, this has been one of the coolest and wettest summers in decades. So no camping changes here.
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2021 F150 2.7
2004 21' Forest River Surveyor

BB_TX
Traveler
Traveler
Been a few years, but we had to evacuate south central Colorado one year when a huge fire erupted near the Wolf Creek Pass area.

Thom02099
Explorer
Explorer
Not this season, but a few seasons back, the Cameron Peak fire (the largest ever in Colorado), changed our plans for the latter part of the season since it burned in and around several favourite USFS campgrounds, and routes. It was a massive fire and the burn scars are a permanent part of the landscape of the Poudre Canyon northwest of Fort Collins.

We had a reservation at a campground on the eastern plains of Colorado, around Fort Morgan, about 75 miles from the closest part of the fire. Even that far out, there was a very heavy, eerie smoke in the campground (at Jackson Lake SP). It was so ominous to experience that forest fire that far away.

A new respect of what mother nature can throw at you.
2007 GMC Sierra SLE 3500HD Dually
2016 Coachmen Catalina Legacy Edition 243RBS
2007 Keystone Outback 25RSS - R.I.P.

bgum
Explorer
Explorer
Extreme temps have. With most days over 100 Fahrenheit and high humidity we just don't enjoy the great outdoors. We will wait until it cools down some. Until then the camper will remain parked.

Fizz
Explorer
Explorer
Since we retired 20 yrs ago we spend every Summer at our cottage. This has been the worst year ever.
I poured rain at least three times a week. We had four power outages that last a few days. Three times we were driven back to the city due to thick wildfire smoke. Took the boat out twice.
Summer's are short here so it's basically over.

Horsedoc
Explorer
Explorer
Heat caused us to set a road trip southeast to the coast. Now we have a hurricane forming to wash the area down. No hurry however
horsedoc
2008 Damon Essence
2013 Jeep Sahara Unlimited
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