Tags : winter camping

Camping fun in the snow

We had a ball camping in the snow in the rugged Upper Peninsula of Michigan at our annual winter campout this year. Twenty inches were on the ground, but the Michigan DNR folks had all our spots plowed out for us. Each site had electricity and everyone slept warm and cozy. Outside, we had a […]Read More

Winter Camping Fun in the Upper Peninsula

Our annual winter campout at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula drew its best crowd yet, some 60 RVers from as far away as Florida. We had folks in fifth wheels, Roadtreks, Pleasure-Ways, Advanced RVs, home made converted vans and two tents equipped with wood burning stoves. We cross country skied, snow shoed, […]Read More

Winter Campout Dates – Jan 11 -13, 2019

Looking for adventure? Then come join us for our annual Winter Campout at Tahquamenon Falls in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, January 11-13, 2019. Jennifer and I have been doing this now every year since 2013. Once we started inviting people to join us up there that weekend, more and more folks from all across North American […]Read More

From the 2018 Roadtreking Winter Campout

This year's annual winter campout at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula has brought dozens of campers from all across the country to0 a winter wonderland of beautiful forests blanketed in over two feet of snow. Although the event was scheduled just from Friday through Sunday, most arrived early. Pretty much the […]Read More

Taking a Break at Gamble Rogers

Sharon, Fiona and I have been back from Europe since mid-October, and have been reunited with our Roadtrek since mid-November, but driveway camping gets old in a hurry for us. The satisfaction of being back in our Roadtrek wore off, and it began to feel like a grind. Actually, it WAS a grind – my […]Read More

Time to reserve your spot for our annual winter campout

The time is here to reserve your space for our 4th annual Tahquamenon Falls winter campout, to be held the weekend of January 19-21, 2018 in Michigan's rugged Upper Peninsula. This event is handled a little differently than our other gatherings. You make your reservation directly with the Michigan DNR site and pick your site […]Read More

A Video Recap of our Annual Winter Campout

The weather was unseasonably warm for Michigan's Upper Peninsula but that didn't stop more than 50 Roadtrekers from taking dog sled rides, snowshoeing, hiking, socializing and playing outdoors during our third annual January campout. The daytime temperatures reached 37 degrees and the near three feet of snow on the ground was a bit slushy but […]Read More

Our 3rd Annual Roadtreking Winter Campout, Day One

Here we are back at the beautiful Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula once again – our third winter campout and out most active yet. There are about 60 of us here in 35 RVs, from across the five different states and Ontario. Some, hooked on winter camping from previous gatherings up here, […]Read More

Tahquamenon Falls Winter Campout Photos

Ever wondered what it's like camping in the winter? What you'd do? Want to try it? You can.  Our 3rd annual January Freezeout event is right around the corner – January 20-22. A few spots remain. Here's a recap of one of our days at last year's winter campout at Tahquamenon Falls in Michigan's Upper Peninsula […]Read More

Meals & Cleanup in a Winterized RV

Many people park their motorhomes in the winter. And of those that still use them, many do not cook in them except for perhaps using the microwave.  This is understandable since cleaning up is more of a challenge without running water, using the gray tank and having an operating water heater, but it is not […]Read More

RT72 Conversations around a winter campfire

I am amazed at how many RVers are content to put their RV in storage for the season and never think of using it for winter camping. In this week's podcast, you meet a group of hearty winter campers who participated in our annual Winter Campout at Tahquamenon Falls in Michigan's snow-covered Upper Peninsula this past […]Read More

Photos from the Tahquamenon Falls Winter Campout

It's been a blast at our annual Tahquamenon Falls Winter Campout watching folks get acquainted and reacquainted and, like a bunch of kids on a snow day, head off for winter fun. There's about 20 inches or snow on the level ground, plenty for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. And pretty much that's what everyone […]Read More

Extra Power for your Laptop while RVing

We have an older Class B motorhome with a single group 24 deep cycle coach battery.  We have learned how to boondock successfully with a mere 75-80 amp hours and stay within our power limits (see article here).  But where we have to be careful is our laptop computers.  Since we mostly use them after […]Read More

A Little Extra Help in Staying Warm in your RV

Since we've been talking a lot lately about winter camping, let's talk about staying warm. Sometimes, when it’s cold outside, you need a little extra help for those cold nights. The solution for us was to pick up a small ceramic heater. The one we have is the Lasko Model 5307 Oscillating Ceramic Tower Heater. […]Read More

Four Season Bedding for your Class B

When we got our Class B motorhome in 2009 we already were experienced bicycle tent campers and had a variety of sleeping bags. We had several weights of mostly backpacking type down mummy bags. But RV camping was not roughing it, and we were ready for something more home-like.  We played with the idea of […]Read More

Winter Roadtreking: Warm Floors

As the temperature drops, are you envious when reading about heated floors in newer Class Bs? If so, there are plenty of ways to improve your comfort in your not-as-fancy motorhome. We are extremely satisfied with our older Roadtrek.  It is perfect for us.  But cold floors in the wintertime are uncomfortable.  Our Suburban furnace […]Read More

Winter finally arrives

It's snowing out. A lot. As I write this on a Sunday morning, the abnormally warm and rainy winter weather we have been experiencing in Michigan has given way to very cold, windy and snowy weather. The roads are a mess. My motorhome, parked in the drive, has a thick coating of snow and ice. […]Read More

Winter Camping: Here We Come!

Spots are rapidly disappearing for our second annual Winter Freezeout Camping Adventure at the spectacular Tahquamenon Falls State ark in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We had about 14 RVs and about 25 people last year. This year, with little publicity but word of mouth, we have already exceeded that. The event is totally free. You have to […]Read More