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Posted: 09/03/20 10:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

memtb wrote:

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garyp4951 wrote:

I'm moving to Wyoming. lol

I tried that in 1987. Town was 7,200 feet. YOu can plant tomatoes in late June. The aspens start to turn in the third week in August. You have to like winter, since it is most of the year.

It was minus 38 degrees F in my driveway. Not the wind chill, the temperature. It is the windiest state. It is much colder in the nearby mountains.


We like it this way!! Helps keep the population under control. We need a few good, cold winters to drive out a couple hundred thousand folks.....it’s getting too crowded! memtb


How about the opposite ... heat... like from open flames? Maybe CA's recent fires will drive out a few here, too.

We did move our RV, temporarily, to another place in case we had to evac, but thankfully it wasn't necessary. My favorite Native American chant is now "stay away iona"! [emoticon]

P.S.: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iona,_South_Dakota


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Posted: 09/03/20 10:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are supposed to be in Estes Park, Co next Tuesday. The Weather Channel says a high of 31 and a low of 23 with 70% chance of snow. I may push it back a day.


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Posted: 09/04/20 07:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pnichols wrote:

memtb wrote:

ppine wrote:

garyp4951 wrote:

I'm moving to Wyoming. lol

I tried that in 1987. Town was 7,200 feet. YOu can plant tomatoes in late June. The aspens start to turn in the third week in August. You have to like winter, since it is most of the year.

It was minus 38 degrees F in my driveway. Not the wind chill, the temperature. It is the windiest state. It is much colder in the nearby mountains.


We like it this way!! Helps keep the population under control. We need a few good, cold winters to drive out a couple hundred thousand folks.....it’s getting too crowded! memtb


How about the opposite ... heat... like from open flames? Maybe CA's recent fires will drive out a few here, too.

We did move our RV, temporarily, to another place in case we had to evac, but thankfully it wasn't necessary. My favorite Native American chant is now "stay away iona"! [emoticon]

P.S.: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iona,_South_Dakota



pnichols, Heat, that’s a real problem! I can put on more clothes for the cold.....but, to remain legal......I can only remove part of my clothing! memtb


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Posted: 09/04/20 07:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JTrac wrote:

We are supposed to be in Estes Park, Co next Tuesday. The Weather Channel says a high of 31 and a low of 23 with 70% chance of snow. I may push it back a day.


Estes Park should be getting beautiful, and as a plus, the elk should be going into full rut soon! A great time to be in the Rockies! memtb

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The elk rut gets serious in a couple of weeks.
After you see the Park, try some of the areas around it, which will be nice and quiet in comparison.

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JTrac wrote:

We are supposed to be in Estes Park, Co next Tuesday. The Weather Channel says a high of 31 and a low of 23 with 70% chance of snow. I may push it back a day.


KSL Weather (Salt Lake), forecast says 89 today, 92 tomorrow then a high of 44 for Tuesday, low 27. That’s for my town in WY. After a record hot, dry August I’m ready for the first September snow.

Since I’d never done it to the new 5’er, I loaded up my generator and compressor. Headed to the storage lot and blew out the plumbing, low pressure air, of course. Learned a few more things about the new camper.

We’re hoping the summer camping crowds will be gone after Labor Day. Looking forward to the September and October boondocks trips. The new 5’er needs a cold weather test [emoticon]


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JTrac wrote:

We are supposed to be in Estes Park, Co next Tuesday. The Weather Channel says a high of 31 and a low of 23 with 70% chance of snow. I may push it back a day.


Yup and the day before it's going to be nearly 100. That's Rocky Mountain weather for ya! It will be warmer up in WY where we are going than down here at home!


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richclover wrote:

JTrac wrote:

We are supposed to be in Estes Park, Co next Tuesday. The Weather Channel says a high of 31 and a low of 23 with 70% chance of snow. I may push it back a day.


KSL Weather (Salt Lake), forecast says 89 today, 92 tomorrow then a high of 44 for Tuesday, low 27. That’s for my town in WY. After a record hot, dry August I’m ready for the first September snow.

Since I’d never done it to the new 5’er, I loaded up my generator and compressor. Headed to the storage lot and blew out the plumbing, low pressure air, of course. Learned a few more things about the new camper.

We’re hoping the summer camping crowds will be gone after Labor Day. Looking forward to the September and October boondocks trips. The new 5’er needs a cold weather test [emoticon]


Being in SW WY you're probably familiar with where we are going, the Upper Green. I use the weather.com app on my phone and pull up the weather for Cora and it's now saying on Tuesday a high of 48 and a low of 19! I guess we will get to test out the tank heaters after all. I'll take cooler weather like this over it being hot any day though. We've had enough of that this year. May skip the RZR riding that day though. Rest of the week looks gorgeous!

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JTrac wrote:

We are supposed to be in Estes Park, Co next Tuesday. The Weather Channel says a high of 31 and a low of 23 with 70% chance of snow. I may push it back a day.


Forecast is for 6-13" of snow in RMNP Monday thru Tuesday. Good luck!!

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Your most vulnerable points on the RV are (likely), in this order:

1. Low point drains or valves that are exposed
2. Lines
3. Tanks

The tanks are the safest even with just an occasional run of the heat.

When we had our TT, we always wrapped the low points with towels and bungie cords. We got down to upper 20's a few times and even those didn't freeze.

Your mileage may vary.


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