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Posted: 10/27/20 02:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know there is a group for people who RV in the South to avoid the harsh winters up North, but what about those of us who want to escape the hot an humid summers in the South / Southeast / Southwest? Are we Sunrunners? I would like to know how many of us there are and what tips we could share to enhance our "summer escapes". Do you have a regular destination, like Snowbirds in RGV or Florida? What are your target months to be up North? Or maybe you don't go up North, and you go to higher elevations in Colorado? Maybe there's already a group and I am just unaware??


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It's no good to head north in the summer. The only sure thing is to go up, up into the mountains and even then it can be warm there. Not a whole lot of places to go to escape the heat and humidity except up. In Arizona we go to the White Mountains. We've also been to Utah and Colorado mountains to cool off. I've roasted in Idaho, Montana, Michigan on other occasions. The only sure bet, though, is San Diego on the beach. Just my opinion.


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We "Summerize" ours and use it in the winter. Our camping season starts in September


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We like Canada in the summer.


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Snowbirds are just like real birds, south for the winter north for the summer. Follow the geese and you will be good.


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2112 wrote:

We "Summerize" ours and use it in the winter. Our camping season starts in September


We try to camp "off season" too in the summertime, but our real season kicks off every year in November, usually for Veterans Day.


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snowbirds go south. Sunbirds go north. It ain't rocket science


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In general terms, you are still snowbirding since you head south before the snow arrives

The only difference is I presume you are implying you have a house in the south vs those who have a house in the north or people who just travel full time. But regardless, you are traveling at the same time and same direction as the other snowbirds.

When full time snowbirds head north in the summer, they tend to disperse over a wider area rather than concentrate in a few small areas. In the winter they tend to concentrate because there are a limited number of areas with suitable warm weather...typically southern florida, rio grande valley in texas and southern arizona (bleeding over a bit into california and New Mexico).


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When its hot, we like Lake Superior, Rockies, and The Beach.

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