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Old 12-09-2008, 03:17 PM   #1
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Well, we finally did it. Drove the rig in the snow. We took a jaunt accross the state of Pa. into New Castle, Western Pa. last week end. Lake effect snow storm with 6" expected. We arrived Sat. morning and as I watched the weather channel in dis-belief, we made our plans to visit and go out to dinner any way. That all worked out just Great. But the snow kept comming. We pulled out of the WalMart parking lot at about 6;30 PM. The rig drove great in the conditions but I was having a problem with the driver side window freezing and fogging up. That was a drag. I found that if we kept the window open about 1" then if would not fog and freeze up. It was 18 degrees F. on the drive out so the window would actually freeze up. On the way home it was in the 30 s so the window would just fog up. Opening it solved the problem. Just keep the motor-aid cranking and staying warm. Then came the washing of the coach in the cold, windy afternoon when we got home. Boy was that fun! The rig performed rather well in the conditions and we had no trouble with the water lines freezing up at all. Just my right foot on the gas pedal.
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:17 PM   #2
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Well, we finally did it. Drove the rig in the snow. We took a jaunt accross the state of Pa. into New Castle, Western Pa. last week end. Lake effect snow storm with 6" expected. We arrived Sat. morning and as I watched the weather channel in dis-belief, we made our plans to visit and go out to dinner any way. That all worked out just Great. But the snow kept comming. We pulled out of the WalMart parking lot at about 6;30 PM. The rig drove great in the conditions but I was having a problem with the driver side window freezing and fogging up. That was a drag. I found that if we kept the window open about 1" then if would not fog and freeze up. It was 18 degrees F. on the drive out so the window would actually freeze up. On the way home it was in the 30 s so the window would just fog up. Opening it solved the problem. Just keep the motor-aid cranking and staying warm. Then came the washing of the coach in the cold, windy afternoon when we got home. Boy was that fun! The rig performed rather well in the conditions and we had no trouble with the water lines freezing up at all. Just my right foot on the gas pedal.
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Old 12-09-2008, 04:57 PM   #3
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Good luck! Last February we got a snow/ice storm the day we bought our coach. Got stuck in Dayton, OH for 3 days. Best thing is, the family and I don't mind camping in the snow at all... just seems natural.
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:46 AM   #4
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If PA uses salt to clear the roads make sure you rinse everything ASAP. We got caught in a major snowstorm on our way to FL last year from MI and I can't believe how much rust developed on the frame and basement compartment frames. Even the outer panel above the steps rusted.
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:54 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advise Curt I have already rinsed the frame area as best as possible and also washed her down. I didn't plan on driving in the snow, but things happen. And yes PA uses salt on the roads for the snow and ice. Not much you can do but not drive in the winter. You can't beat the price of gas nowadays though. 143 a gallon. Fill "R" up.
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Old 12-10-2008, 05:23 PM   #6
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You might want to put a lawn sprinkler under the coach and move back and forth with the hose and a rope attached to pull both ways.
Let it run and wash the undercarriage.
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:39 AM   #7
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I use the sprinkler trick on my cars two or three times a winter if I remember it. Good idea with the ropes.
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Old 12-11-2008, 03:36 AM   #8
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I have been doing the sweep style lawn sprinkler under my coach after every winter run and it has worked really well for over 10 years now.
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Old 12-11-2008, 03:45 AM   #9
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You folks that drive on the salt might want to look at This Product and keep a supply on hand for your clean up work.

My old '86 HR had been on the salt in its lifetime and all the raw metal underneath the house was a mess----

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