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Old 01-13-2018, 04:49 PM   #1
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Winter Travels

Departed our home in SW CO in a mild (for 7600' in CO) snowstorm with a fully functional coach. Stopped in Aztec NM to wait out the high winds down to ABQ. Traveling with the furnace set at 55, the coach warms up quickly whenever we stop for a break or overnight. Now in Port Allen, LA and the nights are still in the 20's! Three little 'personal' electric heaters relieve the furnace to keep the coach toasty. One in the bow, one in the stern, one in the pump compartment. No problems with water system, refilling and dumping at each overnight stop. RV Parks are uncrowded, no problem pulling in at sunset. 2/3 of the way to our sailboat in FL, we'll visit family in MS and then hopefully enjoy warmer weather for the last third of the journey. It's how we enjoy travel, and our Airstream.
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:34 PM   #2
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One week and 2200 miles later we're in The Big Bend of FL and still having nights in the low 20's! I-20 was very salty, so stopped to use a car wash asap. Left Ocean Springs MS after a light snow! Icy I-10 to Pensacola required special caution. Traveled the entire way with the furnace set to 55, and have enjoyed a warm coach every night. Still on the first tank of propane, thanks to using the electric heaters at night. No water system issues other than not being able to dump and refill a few mornings. Turning south tomorrow for warmer weather and the move aboard our sailboat in Punta Gorda.

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Old 01-19-2018, 01:22 AM   #3
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In the Twilight Zone, Wednesday morning at 9:00am, the temperature in New Orleans was colder than at the North Pole! At least according to the WDSU-TV meteorologists.

Of course the polar temperature was unseasonably warm (30°F; thank you global warming!) and the temperature in New Orleans was a record cold (20°F, beating the previous January 17th record set in 1977 by 3°F).

Compared to many places in the US, 20°F may not seem very cold. But to us semi-tropical Gulf Coasters, it's been very cold indeed!
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Old 01-19-2018, 06:37 AM   #4
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On the lower left coast, anything below about 60 degrees calls for parkas, and complaints of ‘bone chilling cold’

Weather wimps all...
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