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Winter Site

Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:22 pm

Last night I moved the trailer to around the rear of the shop, the back yard. Set it up for the winter months. I will probably skirt the trailer too. I am running on water from the fresh water tank and transfering the water via the tow vehicle. I don't really want to run a water line to the trailer, the fresh water on board tank holds 85 gallons and that is good for two or three days with conservative use.

Running the Honda for power right now, I have 6 deep cycle batteries on board and run partially some 120 volt items on inverter power. We usually run the Honda a couple to three hours per day Run the Honda all day for laundry day.

All of this up in the cold north. Ontario Canada.
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Re: Winter Site

Unread postby catmom on Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:06 pm

Wow, guess I didn't realize you are a fulltimer, without being a snowbird! You're a brave soul. :)
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Re: Winter Site

Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:12 pm

Over ten years now, with a little prepwork, winter rv living is no problem.
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Re: Winter Site

Unread postby wintek on Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:17 am

Big Rig Guy wrote:Over ten years now, with a little prepwork, winter rv living is no problem.


I'm guessing that empty case of Coors Lite by the door is part of the prep-work?
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Re: Winter Site

Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:04 am

I did not drink for 6 years and this past summer I decided to start drinking beer again.
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Re: Winter Site

Unread postby Little Kopit on Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:24 am

Bravo BRG,

A true 4 seasons person.

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Re: Winter Site

Unread postby PrivatePilot on Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:24 pm

So, you interested in coming up to MacGregor point provincial park for new years with us?

It's looking like that's a go... reserving our site today - only three left!
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Re: Winter Site

Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:32 pm

I met a fellow rver on line last winter that was camping there with his wife, older retired couple. He was at my shop in Milton in the spring for some welding work. He camps there all winter long, no water and no sewers. Just yourself going, family etc etc. How long are you planning to go for???? planning any activities?????????
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Re: Winter Site

Unread postby PrivatePilot on Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:42 pm

Big Rig Guy wrote:I met a fellow rver on line last winter that was camping there with his wife, older retired couple. He was at my shop in Milton in the spring for some welding work. He camps there all winter long, no water and no sewers.


That's probably Frank & Lucy. I follow their blog: http://flspence.blogspot.com/

I found their blog while investigating winter camping in Ontario, actually.

It's looking like it'll be my entire family - 4 of us. I'm not planning to unwinterize our fiver as we don't have heated tanks, but the comfort station in the loop of the park that is open is fully serviced and heated, so that's fine with us. The dump station is open for those with the luxury of heated tanks who can unwinterize and use everything full force, but we'll opt against it rather then freeze things.

30A hookups are up and running, and by the sounds of it there's going to be lots of people there for the Christmas to New Years period.
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Re: Winter Site

Unread postby PrivatePilot on Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:48 pm

For your info, we booked - Arriving December 30th through to January 3rd. We might depart a day early if we've had enough, but that's the tentative booking at this point.

There's only two sites left if you are interested - we booked 67 - 63 and 59 are the only ones left (contrary to what the Ontario Parks website says, so disregard the "availability" listings).

59 will be too small for you, so that leaves 63.

Like I said, it sounds like it's going to be hopping up there - the entire loop is almost booked and based on what I've heard lots of people are going to be there celebrating the new year.
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Re: Winter Site

Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:27 pm

Yes Frank and Lucy, they hold a seminar in north in the summer, I had wanted to attend but time limitations. If I have to book a site now, I will have to pass, as I have not figured out the plans for the holidays, meaning have not talked with the better half and what my son is doing.
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Re: Winter Site

Unread postby PrivatePilot on Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:02 pm

Well, no rush, just no guarantee that there will be any sites left if and when you book. Talk it over and if you decide your interested then check for availability again - call the park directly and they'll help you out, that's what I did...then just go to the Ontario Parks website and reserve online.
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Re: Winter Site

Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:07 pm

The family has not said anything re the holidays except for my son might fly out to Calgary to see his uncle. I will see what happens.
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