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Old 01-15-2007, 10:12 AM   #1
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News from the frozen southwest

Yes, I know that all or you northern types were worried... Coldest day in 16 years here in Phoenix (18 degrees in the back yard). We're fine. Even in the land of not winterizing, the superior design of the camper makes it easy to deal with brief cold snaps. Water lines, waste lines, holding tanks and forced air furnace occupy the same cavaties. Setting the thermostat on its lowest setting keeps the vulnaribilities toasty!

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Old 01-15-2007, 10:23 AM   #2
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Well 120 miles west of you in Parker it only got to 27 degrees. Took the city water hose in, had plenty of water on board and stayed cozy.
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:49 AM   #3
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Water lines, waste lines, holding tanks and forced air furnace occupy the same cavaties. Setting the thermostat on its lowest setting keeps the vulnaribilities toasty!

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Except, not all the early models have forced air furnaces with thermostats. Our CA '64 has a heater, no t-stat and no ducts. Our water lines are mostly above the floor, but our black tank is below. The fresh water tank is under the gaucho, but there are not "vents" to it for the heat to adequately circulate unless the bed is proped up or the matreass removed.

It's much easier to winterize - even if only for an occasional cold-snap, than deal with all that & wonder until the first outing...unless of course it's only once every 18 years.

Enjoy your winter ~

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Old 01-15-2007, 12:28 PM   #4
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It's been below 0 here in Estancia, which is smack dab in the center of NM.
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:23 PM   #5
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When my trucks temp gage said 24 this morning at 7:30am I started thinking...hmm maybe I should have winterized the Tin Cabin..... hope she's OK...... Its never been this cold in Phoenix.........Good excuse to put on the big fuzz cashmere sweater and start a fire....
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:33 PM   #6
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Brrrr... and to think I took the hard top off my Cadillac Allante' today. It was mid 70's in Central SC today! Go figure. I know it will warm up shortly down there. Enjoy the PERSPECTIVE.
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:49 PM   #7
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If you think it was cold in Phoenix, you should have been camping at 29 Palms. The water valve out of the ground did not work untill around 9am everyday.
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:00 PM   #8
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Anybody care even to think about the -26 degrees that we had here in Angel Fire this morning? It was cooooooooold!

Now if we can finished scraping up the foot of snow that the last little storm left on us, we'll be in good shape.


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Old 01-15-2007, 04:43 PM   #9
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Gee, it was 84 and bright sunshine here today... Maybe I should rethink wanting to move North...
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Old 01-15-2007, 05:08 PM   #10
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Yes, I know that all or you northern types were worried... Coldest day in 16 years here in Phoenix (18 degrees in the back yard). We're fine. Even in the land of not winterizing, the superior design of the camper makes it easy to deal with brief cold snaps. Water lines, waste lines, holding tanks and forced air furnace occupy the same cavaties. Setting the thermostat on its lowest setting keeps the vulnaribilities toasty!

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Old 01-15-2007, 05:32 PM   #11
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Al Gore says all this is caused by global warming, and he is making a movie of it..
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Old 01-15-2007, 06:35 PM   #12
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Its still warm in this part of Florida but the cold is on the way. The last time it dropped below freezing I "winterized" the Globetrotter by leaving the 4 lightbulbs on. That kept the trailer 10 degrees warmer as recorded by my thermometer with a min record feature.
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:58 AM   #13
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And I sit and look out my window at the heavy snow coming down, our 15th storm so far this season (late fall and what winter we've had). More snow and wind storms than I've seen here in 18 years. Mind you, I do tell our friends and relatives who live mid continent that we are really enjoying the chance to see some snow again up close rather than on the news about their weather but I'm also darned glad I popped the FC into the shop this year. Enjoy your plus 80 degree weather while we are out shovelling snow , drinking hot drinks, reading good books, and just busting to get out camping once again.

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Old 01-16-2007, 10:26 AM   #14
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Yes, I know that all or you northern types were worried... Coldest day in 16 years here in Phoenix (18 degrees in the back yard). We're fine. Even in the land of not winterizing, the superior design of the camper makes it easy to deal with brief cold snaps. Water lines, waste lines, holding tanks and forced air furnace occupy the same cavaties. Setting the thermostat on its lowest setting keeps the vulnaribilities toasty!

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Not to be confused with Donna and Mike Lewis who came to the other Donna and Mike's state to get warm !!!!! We're in Dateland some 100 miles south and west of you--much warmer --26 degrees here --- Donna and Mike
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:10 AM   #15
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Al Gore says all this is caused by global warming, and he is making a movie of it..
He has already made the movie and it is scary.
We here in the upper Midwest have finally cooled off, tonight will be in the single digits. Sadly, my spring flowering bushes have all budded out and my mums have started to grow with the fifty degree temps we have had up to now. With little to no snow cover there is also no insulation for them so they Will probably die off. The forecasts do call for another warm up starting next week. This is not winter it is abnormal.
I feel bad for you in the SW and California who are now getting the unusually cold weather since this is something you are not prepared for.
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Old 01-16-2007, 01:18 PM   #16
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It is starting to warm up here some, a few mornings ago it was 13 degrees, it's only getting down into the 20s now. Much better, fewer broken water pipes.
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84 here again today. FWIW, that is 10-12 degrees above normal for this time of year. I can hardly wait for August...
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Old 01-16-2007, 02:36 PM   #18
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67 at 7 pm last night, 52 at midnight and a minute later the high for the day. The temps have slowly drooped throughout the day, but they increased the predicted low to 32 and no froozen rain. Typical winter near Atlanta.

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It's 11 degrees and 5:30 P.M. here in central Maine. Nothing unusual for us - and we're happy to have it. We should drop below "0" before morning. I worry more about it being too warm and not having any snow - since we need both the cold and the snow to make everything work right environmentally, as well as economically. I do sympathize with those areas of the country that are getting hit with temperatures much lower than they're use to.
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Old 01-16-2007, 04:53 PM   #20
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The weather guy says snow Friday, snow Saturday and more snow Sunday here in New Mexico. I say it's all Arizona's fault.
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