Tuesday 27 March 2018

The Cold Dip-Down

So, the weather is getting colder . . . again. This is not really a problem, but it does mean that I will have to change what I am doing, out of precaution.

I have switched to Spring/Fall Mode, which means that I have been using my sinks and toilet again. 

That has been nice, but it also means that I have to watch the temperatures, specifically the overnight lows.

With the temps dropping down to the negative double-digits, edging towards the -20C, this is a cause for concern. 

The first thing that I am doing is drawing down on the water in my blue jug. I have recently started using my 6 gallon water jug to store and dispense fresh water.

This is nice, but it will also freeze up into a solid block of ice that takes much longer to thaw than it does to freeze (trust me). It can also crack that jug, turning it into garbage (trust me again).

So, I will be switching back to my multiple 2 litre bottles for the weekend, as I know how to keep them warm enough to stay liquid (put them under the covers).

I will also be dumping my tanks before the weekend, as I don’t want to risk my grey or black water tanks freezing solid. The three dollars I pay to dump is worth the peace of mind. 

This also means that I will have to go back to not using my sinks and toilets until the weather warms up again.

This is just part of life when you live in an RV and are going through Spring/Fall. I am always changing what I am doing in reaction to the weather and temperatures. 

This too shall pass. 

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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