Tuesday 1 October 2019

Winterizing Wanda

Okay, now let me tell you how the winterizing of Wanda went. 

On Friday afternoon, after checking my mail, I drove up and parked outside of the RV Dealership. I did this so as to avoid the snow that was predicted to fall on Friday night.

Well, the snow didn’t fall, but it’s better safe than sorry. 

The next morning, while I was having my breakfast the next morning (about two hours before the RV Dealership opened) the gates to the RV Dealership opened.

I was content staying outside until the proper time, but if they’re going to open early, okay, sure, that works too.

A few other RVs decided to drive in, and I was wondering what to do. I decided that I was not in all that much of a hurry, so I finished my breakfast first.

Then, I hopped in my truck and drove into the RV Dealership’s lot, thinking that I might as well go get in line as well.

Yet, as I was sitting in the truck, waiting in line, about an hour before the RV Dealership was set to open, an employee snarkily said to me “This doesn’t start for another hour, you know!”

All I thought was, “You guys opened the gate, what did you expect?” It’s not like any of us blew the gates and stormed the compound.

Anyways, about twenty minutes later I was direct to move to get in line as they were getting started early. 

I did what I was told and registered inside the Dealership itself. 

I looked around at the various RV’s there had coffee and a doughnut while doing so. 

It always makes me chuckle and shake my head that a camper that goes inside the back of a truck is $10K more than an RV Travel Trailer that is a little longer than Wanda!

Anyways, since Wanda was the first RV winterized, she was the first one done. So, I paid and was on my way to my Western Home, just before the time that the RV Dealership was set to open!

Yet I spent most of Saturday and Sunday climbing up my ladder to brush snow off of my solar panels.

On that note, I popped back to Wanda over my lunch break to find that all of the ice had melted and was water. 

I made sure to brush/push all of the water off of the panels, lest they freeze back into ice overnight and I have the problem of ice obscuring the solar panels the next day.

Remember, the less light that hits the solar panels means the less electricity that they generate. Which is why keeping them uncovered and out of the shade is a good thing.

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

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