We are still docked in our daughter’s driveway and will be here for Thanksgiving. We have a really cushy spot: 50 Amp Service, lots of room and the neighbors are terrific! This has been our first Motor Home experience with really cold temperatures. A couple of nights were well below freezing but we have been really comfortable in our new Ventana and have not had any unforseen issues.
Our gas furnace in the motor home also heats the “basement” area so we don’t have to worry about frozen pipes as long as the furnace runs. We did unhook the hose to the house because that hose can and did freeze. Not a problem since our onboard fresh water tank holds 100-gallons. Condensation inside the motor home walls can be an issue in cold weather so we alway run our Fantastic brand exhaust fans when we cook and shower to minimize excess moisture…. a tip we learned on the Spartan Chassis RV website.
Yesterday, the famous Thanksgiving East Coast storm front made it to the Connecticut coastline and we had really strong winds with gusts up to 50 mph. We weren’t too worried because last fall, we were here in our old motor home when Hurricane Sandy hit this area so we knew that we’d be ok in yesterday’s winds. We did drop our satellite dish and bring in our slides because we didn’t want the wind to rip the slide awnings (covers that go across the top of the slides to keep debris out). Not a problem because everything works just the same with the slides in…..only difference is that space is tighter.
It is good to know that our new home can stand up to cold weather. Hopefully, we will NOT be giving you a report on camping in the snow.
Tomorrow I am the head chef here at the Jenkins campground. We are keeping things small…just the immediate family because we are also celebrating an early Christmas with our granddaughters since we will not be here when Santa comes.
Thanks For Riding Along,