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Over the past week we have had really cold weather (last night it was down to 20 degrees) and some snow. The cold weather affected our heater (among other things). Our front a/c heater unit on top went out. Heat pumps are not the way to go in cold weather. So we are using a lot of propane for the heater and hot water.
On Saturday we called around and decided that on Monday we were going to fill up with propane. Uh--it was snowing pretty good on Monday. We decided to pack up and go get the propane tank filled anyway.
This is one thing I have feared and avoided for 18 months: Driving in the snow. The whole idea freaks me out a bit.
We packed up and headed out. It took us about 30 minutes to unhook everything and put everything away.
I found out the snow we were dealing with wasn't all that bad. It was like driving in rain and I kept the speed down. My issue isn't really the snow, it is my fear is ice of black ice. The thought of skidding and sliding around in my one and only home does not appeal to me.
I think it is more about nerve...like learning to drive these big RVs for the first time. The main thing about getting confidence is thinking about the right things. ~ Like where I want to put the left wheel as I go down the road. Or watching my mirrors and going slowly through tight places. Not thinking about what could happen or oncoming traffic or who knows what else...
As I said, I took it fairly slow and we waited until about 1030 AM to get going, so it was warming up a bit. It was probably about 35 or 36 degrees by that time. (This is Virginia Beach?)
That was interesting!.... all these months and now we can say we have driven in snow. Instead of dreading the thought, now I know we can do it if we have to. (But I know this is not real snow, like what they are going through in Canada near Marg and Bill's, or in Buffalo, NY near Jon and Barb's.) But that is fine with me -- I have no intention of ever needing to drive in the real snow, an inch or a light dusting is enough for me.
Later that day, we decided to see if we could do something about our a/c heat pump unit. We found Meyer's RV Service which is a mobile service. He came to our campsite yesterday.
He called the company, set us up and got registered, then replaced a component on the back side of the refrigerator.
It has been an interesting time the last few days, but we have added to our RV full-time adventures with some cold weather experience.
Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles! I hope you are warm were you are and enjoying the holiday season!