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Bordercollie

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Posted: 07/24/21 04:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Somebody must have knocked down a power pole nearby when power went out about 3 PM . Edison estimated power would be back on in four hours, it finally came back on at around 2:30 AM. Luckily our motorhome had a full propane tank. When I returned from Ralphs grocery pickup, I put all the frozen and non-frozen perishables in the RV fridge and brought non-perishables into the house.

This is one more example of how a motorhome comes in handy for other than camping our touring, if parked in your driveway. Now I gotta transfer stuff from the motorhome fridge to the kitchen fridge.

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Posted: 07/24/21 04:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Living in the southeast, near the coast, hurricanes give you those reminders annually.

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Posted: 07/24/21 05:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree that RV's has useful functions other than camping LOL.

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We just run an extension cord from our rig to the freezer and refrigerator in the house and move to the rig for AC until the outage is over.

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May not be the best bug out vehicle but will come in handy when the power is out. Take good care of the generator., it saved us especially during Hurricane Sandy, no power for 2 weeks. Hope people learned a valuable lesson from Covid, be prepared.

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Posted: 07/24/21 06:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Whenever there is a power outage after dark, we head to the Moho and fire up the genset. Watch TV and since the summer storms are usually the culprit, the AC too. Note we always park with a full tank so with care could run a week or maybe 2 on that fuel.


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Several years ago had massive fire that knocked down PG&E lines and we had no power for 4 days. That's when I had eu3k Honda that I hooked up an extension cord to the house for the Fridge, lamps and TV. Since then I installed a transfer switch and replaced the Honda with a Predator. Fortunately I haven't had power outage since but am ready.

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Posted: 07/24/21 08:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is exactly why I refill gas & propane tanks when we return from a trip.


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I planned to use previous rvs to do the same but during a multi month rv repair we lost power for a few days. Had to run a generator ext cord thru a window.
Another time while our daughters were home and we were away in the rv , a storm knocked out the power. I figured it was time do try plan B.

I just had my electrician install an interlock switch on my house panel and an outside 240 outlet . My Honda 7000IS plugs into the 240 receptacle and powers up my entire house. I just bought a plastic shed to house the Honda during rain storms. I plan to cut screened vents into it and install a box fan to circulate air. If im home, i will let a neighbor use the rv Onan if they need it.

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Many years ago we lost power for 4 days after an ice storm. I kept the house warm and lit by running a cord inside from the motorhome generator. I spliced a 3 prong plug into the natural gas furnace so it would run from the generator. Probably not code legal but it worked!

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