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Old 02-10-2011, 06:36 PM   #29
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:23 PM   #30
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I vote on Albuquerque! Been there three times for the Balloon Fiesta, almost didn't come home. Also close to most of the state. Here has been lots of snow, cold as can be. we actually broke 32 today. First time since ???? Global warming my a$$.
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:40 PM   #31
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Here has been lots of snow, cold as can be. we actually broke 32 today. First time since ???? Global warming my a$$.
There's a difference between climate and weather. Climate is long term, weather today, this week. Climate change does not mean it'll never be cold or snow—well, maybe in 100 years (wanna bet on the climate in 2111?).

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Old 02-10-2011, 08:47 PM   #32
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Could be Polar Shift causing more storms and junk.

The movement of the magnetic poles has recently accelerated to 40 km per year.

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Old 02-10-2011, 10:22 PM   #33
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That must have been a long time ago. Albuquerque is now typified by sprawl and stretches a gazillion miles in every direction (overstatement alert).

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I was in Albuquerque in 1994 during the summer on motorcycle. I spent most of a week there. I enjoyed it a lot. I was last there in 2003 in January. That was the trip where I hooked up with the fine food and had the fantasy romance with the cook. For me, no amount of advertising for a city or a state can make a better promotion for a location than friendly people, good service, and great food. I found all that in New Mexico.

I also found those same things in Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Arizona. I even got a waitress to smile at me in Fargo once.

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Old 02-10-2011, 10:25 PM   #34
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Are you guys living in your Airstreams? We are living in our '88 Avion. Last week we had a blizzard and 8" of snow. It was almost all melted then Tuesday night / Wednesday morning we had 17" of snow and then last night ( Wednesday night) it got down to -24 degrees. Yes that was negative! The coldest I've ever had in the trailer. Our water is still unfrozen but our son who lives next to us in an 5th wheel has been frozen for days. We are using 2 space heaters but used 20lbs. of propane last night. Our son's LP tank regulator froze up on one side. I'm ready to move to the equator!
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Springfield, MO - and we're fighting the same battle. You guys did get it worse than we did with this last round.

We're in a '90 Excella 100 34 - and we do good until we drop below zero - and the tanks switch - then we get Mercam sooting on the ignitor and burner and the furnace has to be cleaned out (soot) - then we relight and start all over. I'll be grateful for nights where it stays above zero.......teens seems to work ok. New furnace is definitely in the agenda this summer (don't want to do this next year but am trying to get through this winter).

We only froze partially once......lastnight. I turned off the water trickle and the kitchen faucet stopped - but all I had to do was open the cabinet door and open the other faucets - only took about 2 minutes. Water has been running ever since. Do you have your lines heat taped/insulated?

Good news - weather is going to be better this weekend and next week!!!

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Hopefully this will be our last cold night for a while. Next week we're supposed to see 40s, 50s, and 60s (I'll be grilling outside)!!! Really losing my sense of humor with this weather -

Didn't know a regulator could 'freeze'.......but everything else has.........

Next summer we're updating the furnace - the only old parts left are the burner, ignitor, and circuit board. Its been in/out a bunch of times now - . When the temps get zero or below, the furnace cycles - but won't lite. That means, out of bed in the middle of the night to take off the door and clean the Mercam off the burner and ignitor. Sometimes it tries to lite, then just blows cold air - which means getting up, turning it off, and letting it try to lite again - which is more annoying than anything else. So far it has restarted - but I think I'm acquiring a habit of sleeping with one eye open - and cruising the internet all night.............seems to mainly act up in the middle of the night.........

So, new furnace is on the agenda - just trying to hold out this winter.......and hopefully they'll go on sale and we'll save a little bit too -

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There's a difference between climate and weather. Climate is long term, weather today, this week. Climate change does not mean it'll never be cold or snow—well, maybe in 100 years (wanna bet on the climate in 2111?).

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Ill let you know. Sal.
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Could be Polar Shift causing more storms and junk.

The movement of the magnetic poles has recently accelerated to 40 km per year.

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Thanks for the link. It was very interesting reading.
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It's warming up here too . . .

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Yep, this is Global Warming. Warmer air holds more moisture, more moisture produces more rain and snow. Ocean currents change due to warmer waters and this changes pressure systems throughout the globe. Different pressure systems change normal air stream patterns. The normal jet stream in North America this time of year generally blows from west to east. This year it has taken a big dip in the central part of the nation allowing cold air from the north to pool down as far as New Mexico.

Just because it is cold at your place doesn't mean we are not dealing with the global warming phenomenon. Oh, and more moisture in the atmosphere also produces stronger storms like hurricanes and tornadoes. We are going to be looking at this for a long time.
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Yes both trailers have the water lines heat taped and covered with foam pipe insulation. My son's trailer thawed out today. He has water lines under his floor and it is not heated. All our water lines are above the floor and the holding tanks are forced-air heated. We had a similar problem with our furnace last winter. It wouldn't light when it got in the teens because it couldn't draw enough DC power to open the sail switch. Between a new circuit board and a new converter it has worked fine. I know about the half sleeping with one ear cocked to hear the furnace ignite.
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