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Old 01-09-2011, 07:01 PM   #1
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OK, the backstory is that Atlanta is getting blasted by a winter storm. All the snow is north of here. My neck of the woods is getting sleet and freezing rain. This glazes the roads and brings tree limbs down on the power lines.

So out to the camper to prepare for a possible power outage (which is really about the worst thing that could happen)

Portable LP heater
Flashlights and batteries
battery powered alarm clock (doesn't need AC power)
a couple more blankets

We have a gas water heater and stove in the house, so that's not a problem, and a gas space heater in the basement, plus a fireplace.

Charge up the cell phone and stand your vehicle windshield wipers "up on their ends" so you won't have to dig them out.

What else is in your camper that's good for weathering out the winter storms?
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:02 PM   #2
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We have a winter storm watch in our area Wade. I guess yours is a warning. I never thought about that with the windshield wipers. Interesting.

Glad we are not about to endure anything like that. The hot water heater, all the water lines and tanks have been drained on the 5er here. I did not worry to blow the lines out with air.

46 degrees here right now, huminity is 48%. Wind from the north at 4mph. It's suppose to go down to freezing. Good luck to you in the frozen participation.



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Haven't yet needed anything in the way of emergency gear, as the power is still on. The roads have all turned into skating rinks. Not expected to get above freezing tonight, so tomorrow will be even slicker than today.

Might go back out to the camper and get the dominoes...
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It didn't freeze here last night I don't think. The wind is cold and out of the east. 43 degrees here. Humidity 90% very overcast.

Maybe it will not get as bad as thought Wade.



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I sure wish those dang Yankees would keep that cold Yankee weather up north were it belongs...

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Old 01-10-2011, 08:18 PM   #6
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Deng Yankees???? I don't think that's the correct spelling.
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we have a 7500 watt onan diesel genny for the entire house, except the a/c. i plan to rig up a cable to let the 4kw onan in the rv power the a/c in case we need it in the summer.
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:21 PM   #8
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Well.. I wired my house with a proper generator transfer panel and inlet so I could power needed hardware (TV's. Food storage, Furnace) off the Motor home's Onan... However before that.. Long before that.. I recall one power fail.. The weather was far nicer so we were not freezing our ... ahem's off.. but it was dark, and Darling Daughter needed to finish her homework.. So shortly after I got home, headed out to the trailer we had back than and pulled a container labeled LIGHTS out of the thing... Cars would go down the street, you'd hear the screech of brakes, and the sound of a car in reverse. Why.. Well, our house was lit up all nice and cherry..... It was the only house in the neighborhood so lit.

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Good story about Coleman John. I enjoyed that. It's 34 here right now. The humidity is so high it's a bone chilling cold outside. I just came in from letting "The Boyz" do their thing. Needless to say, they did not terry, but got back into the house fairly quickly..




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That is one nice thing about house trained cats.. I don't have to take 'em outside . We still have snow on the ground here in SC, Folks are telling me that this is the worst snow they have seen in 22 years.

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