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Surviving the Arctic Blast

Among the reasons I was anxious to return to my recreational vehicle after the holiday break was the upcoming frigid weather.  We are expecting temps  in the low teens the next few nights here just north of Newton,TX.

A frosty January morning in East Texas

Back in the day, I drove an 18 wheeler for many years.  Never was there a more naive country boy, let me tell ya!  One of the things I learned was the difference in the weather up North.  Being from the Southern United States, winter weather was something I had never dealt with previously.   Somewhere around

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Winter Heating for Your Recreational Vehicle

Fulltimers don’t winterize so I am going to tell you how I cope with moderate winter weather here in Texas. Heating your recreational vehicle economically and efficiently can be a challenge. The RV furnace is a noisy propane hog and most full time RV residents do not rely on it as a primary source of heat. The onboard RV furnace can also be a bit temperamental at times. It utilizes a sail switch which makes sure the fan is running full speed before it allows propane to flow to the furnace. A low battery, a defective switch, dirt dauber nests and a variety of other things can contribute to problems with the RV furnace. If you are boondocking during winter months, the battery drain of your recreational vehicle furnace can deplete a battery bank quickly. Some full timers rely on electric heaters and some use auxiliary propane heaters like a Buddy Heater. Some lucky ones with high end coaches have hot water heating systems like an Aqua

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Running the Traps -

Here are my top 3 RV sites in order from last to first with my thoughts on each. Maybe you value my opinion and maybe you don’t but it is still a good read

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Fulltiming thoughts

So I guess by now you are wondering what the point of this post is? I have been thinking lately about what I would like to change on the Old Girl and the stuff I would never change. My situation is fairly unique I guess and I have specific from my recreational vehicle. I vary seldom have guests so sleeping space is not an issue. I cook on the stove very little but the microwave does get a workout. So as I voice my thoughts here please keep in mind YMMV (your mileage may vary 🙂

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