Winter RV Woes


I’m now convinced that I have a bit of a sadomasochistic streak. This past week has presented my first set of real winter RVing challenges. Although I’m still scrambling for solutions, I’m actually excited by the challenges presented. Who thinks this way, but a glutton for punishment?

First, I discovered a roof leak. Nothing major — a trip to Home Depot for silicone and roof repair tape and a call to my ex-husband promptly took care of that!

Next, extremely low temperatures caused the water lines to freeze. I took a leisurely hour and a half drive, and voila — running water! I now just allow the faucet to slowly drip, and I’ve had no more issues.

The major issue for me now is a frozen valve and the need to empty my tanks. I’ve used RV antifreeze in the tanks, so the contents aren’t frozen, but when I pull the valves…nothing. This is a problem that needs to be promptly obliterated. Today, I’m snowed in, but as soon as things clear, I’ll make my way to Target for a hair dryer. I’m hoping that heating the valves will do the trick.

For now, I’ll stay inside, continue writing, sipping my fresh brewed caramel cinnamon coffee and watching the beauty of the first snowfall of the season.




8 thoughts on “Winter RV Woes

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  2. Oh, my goodness! We haven’t talked in a long time – I’d love to learn how you came to be full time RV-er. My husband and I want to buy an RV and travel the first year of retirement. Tell me everything – we’ve never really camped in an RV before – always tented, and then had a small pop-up camper. All advice would be appreciated, and may God bless this part of your life’s journey!

    • So good to hear from you! I documented everything here in this blog from the time I started selling things and before I even bought the first RV. I had never stayed in an RV before I bought mine, but I knew it was what I needed to do. I absolutely love it! If you go to the first entry here and just start reading the RV related posts, it should answer a number of your questions!

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