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specta

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Posted: 12/09/21 06:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I've been using my camper for work. I stay in it about 10 -11 nights every month. I work 4 days one week and 3 the next.

It a 270 mile round tri to my job.

Every other week the truck and camper come in and get a good going over and a good detailing on the inside of the camper.


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Tomorrow morning I head out to work. I've never driven my truck with the camper on it in the snow. I doubt that there will be much anyway.

Temps are going to dip into the teens and low 20s at night with daytime highs in the 40s.

Should be a fun weekend. [emoticon]


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Posted: 12/09/21 07:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Putting cardboard over the windows help keep the cold out.

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Take extra propane for those REALLY cold nights.

specta

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Thank you.

I will be plugged into 110v and have a pretty good space heater.

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A friend just posted this picture. Its the route I take to work. I'm sure it should all be cleared by the time I leave for work in the morning.

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Posted: 12/09/21 08:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Traction-wise, you may not need 4WD. When I had mine, I only needed 4 when in really nasty stuff. Having the front drive wheel does help sometime with steering, but if you keep a safe pace you will be OK.

I would recommend to account for more distance between you and the vehicle in front because stopping will be perhaps the biggest concern (difference) when driving in snow. Allow for more travel time so you do not need to feel rushed.

Be safe and enjoy the journey.

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4x4 gets you going, chains or winter tires (snowflake rated) give you braking and steering


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Posted: 12/09/21 08:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm not too worried, I actually enjoy driving in the snow.
I have new snowflake rated tires and a set of v-bar tire chains.
I plan on the chains staying new in the bag forever. [emoticon]

I appreciate everyone's input.

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Be sure to protect the fridge. There is a great sticky thread on winter camping in the full time forum. Have fun and be safe!


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Posted: 12/09/21 09:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pianotuna wrote:

Be sure to protect the fridge. There is a great sticky thread on winter camping in the full time forum. Have fun and be safe!


Thank you.

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Posted: 12/09/21 09:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your camper looks similar to our 1996 Lance. Keep an eye on your 12V converter if its a Magnetech. They were a crappy design and prone to cooking batteries........among other things. We kept our 96 Lance 23 years.


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