My Life on the Road: Headed for Texas, crazy cold in Claresholm


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/09/my-life-on-the-road-headed-fo.html


#2

How do you keep the fresh water tank from freezing at -17?


#3

I miss Texas, but one piece of advice, don’t talk about politics. Enjoy the bbq and music.


#4

While I understand the costs of diesel and propane to keep warm, the biggest reason we bought a MH (ours is a gasser) was to avoid sleeping in someone else’s dirt. I’ll gladly pay the fuel costs to avoid 85 bucks for a 2 star motel? Yikes.

p.s. we rarely travel in freezing weather but would rather boondock than pay for a motel,


#5

I also wondered about the water and other systems that might freeze. I also wondered why they didn’t park the RV at the motel since they were guests there?


#6

Good writing. Also, hello, fellow Weather Underground user!


#7

Higher end RV’s have ‘basement heaters’ that can be set to a particular temp.
So the heating system also heats the ‘basement’ and in better systems it is also a circulating floor heater.
These aren’t just a Winnebago for a Disney Weekend, they’re high tech ‘spaceships’ on wheels…that can also cost about 250-400 k or more new. These are homes, not just RV’s. And like anything on wheels…buying used is smart


#8

Looking forward to this trip.


#9

I’m sorry, but -7 is not crazy cold, regardless of what it feels like.
You did pick a good time to leave, however, Calgary is getting the freezing rain this morning.
Enjoy your trip!


#10

This thread’s makin’ me feel better about my carbon footprint.


#11

Low tonight in Texas hill country will be around 40f. Come on down.


#12

You stopped in Claresholm and didn’t have any fried chicken??? Hang your head in shame, young man!


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