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While RVers don’t usually plan on camping during bad or dangerous weather, it is important to keep informed about dangerous situations, whether driving or in the campground. RVers frequently cover several hundred miles a day. While RVers don’t usually plan on camping during bad weather, it is important to keep informed about dangerous situations. Here are RV safety checklists for traveling in dangerous conditions.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(603) 431-8036
The Crossings at Fox Run
Portsmouth, NH
 
Kittery Trading Post
(207) 439-2700
301 U.S. Route One
Kittery, ME
 
Barrington Shores Campground
(603) 664-9333
Barrington, NH
Campground Availability
Mid May thru Mid Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump
Policies
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Old Stage Campground
(603) 742-4050
Madbury, NH
Campground Availability
Mid Apr thru Mid Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump
Policies
Control Access Gate, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, River Fishing, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Mi-Te-Jo Campground
(603) 652-9022
Milton, NH
Campground Availability
May 15-Columbus Day
Services
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby
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Portsmouth Rent and Ride
(603) 433-6777
958 Sagamore Ave
Portsmouth, NH
 
Portsmouth Kayak Adventures
(603) 559-1000
185 Wentworth Road
Portsmouth, NH
 
Ayers Lake Farm Campground*
(866) 335-1110
557 Rte 202
Barrington, NH
Campground Availability
May 20-Sep 20
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Play Equipment, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby

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Crown Point Campground
(603) 332-0405
Strafford, NH
Campground Availability
15-May thru Columbus Day
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Canoeing, Kayaking, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Basketball, Golf Nearby

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Salmon Falls River RV Resort & Family Campground*
(207) 339-8888
44 Natural High Rd
Lebanon, ME
Campground Availability
May 01-Oct 31
Services
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries, Bottle Exchange
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Canoeing, River Fishing, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby
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Camping in Bad Weather Conditions

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RV Safety Checklists for Camping in Bad Weather Conditions


By Alan Lidstone

While RVers don’t usually plan on camping during bad or dangerous weather, it is important to keep informed about dangerous situations, whether driving or in the campground. RVers frequently cover several hundred miles a day. You can start out on a mild, clear day and possibly encounter heavy rains, tornados, high winds or hurricanes, fire conditions, snow, and icing conditions along your route or at your destination.

Disastrous storms hit Volusia County, Florida in February 2007 damaging more than 1500 homes with approximately 21 fatalities and an even larger set of storms that ranged east on a rampage as far north as Wisconsin and as far south as Louisiana, causing fatalities and extensive damage in Missouri, Georgia and Alabama in early March.

RVers traveling or staying at RV resorts or campgrounds near the coast from Texas to New England need to monitor the hurricane season that runs from the 1st of June through the end of November. While people in proximity to the coastline have the most danger from hurricane-force winds, it is possible for extensive flooding, high winds, and widespread utility outages to extend hundreds miles or more inland.

Keeping Informed – RVs on the road can cover several hundred miles a day and RVers have a number of ways to keep aware of weather conditions, including:

  • Select a mobile wireless phone and service that provides weather information

  • Use one of the buttons on your radio to set the Road Information station posted on selected high traffic Interstate roads (they advise drivers of road closures, delays, and construction)

  • Always travel with an emergency radio that has the 7 NOAA weather channels. Keep the radio turned on at all times, whether driving or parked.

  • Stay at RV resorts and campgrounds that have cable-TV with the Weather Channel even if you have a satellite dish because trees or heavy clouds may prevent getting an adequate satellite-TV signal

  • RVers with satellite dishes should monitor weather conditions along their route, stopping points, and destination on the Weather Channel. In-motion satellite dishes enable a passenger to check the Weather Channel while the RV is traveling

  • RVers with satellite radio can check weather conditions from the appropriate news and weather stations

  • Bring your laptop computer and accessories (telephone cord, modem, Wi-Fi card, etc.) for Internet access at RV resorts, campgrounds, and hot-spots, such as Flying J, to check weather along your route and sending/receiving E-mail.

Being Prepared - We suggest the following suggestions to help RVers handle delays or being temporarily stranded while roads are cleared and utility services restored:

  • Travel with a wireless mobile phone and charger.

  • Carry adequate maps and a good road atlas to find alternate routes.

  • Use a GPS navigation system. RVers that travel with a computer should ...

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