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Old 01-22-2014, 07:02 PM   #1
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Weather observations

Well we got around 9" snow yesterday and today the high was 15 degrees above with a wind chill of -10(F). I just made my way out to BlackJack, it was 42 inside and it is currently 9 degrees outside. The minimum last night inside BlackJack was 35 degrees according to my min/max thermometer. I have a 500 watt oil type radiator heater on low setting, about 4 amps of draw about 50% time.

By the way, an observation for those thinking about getting the stainless steel exhaust hood, magnets will not stick to them, but will stick to the black/white models.
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:59 PM   #2
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What's up with this weather? It was minus 18 last night with the wind chill of minus 30! Spent the morning melting the ice from the condensation off the windows of the house.

Jon V. is basking in the AZ sun missing it all!

Ideas of becoming a snowbird may be a reality!
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Hey, it only got up to 73°F today. I did drive down to Quartzite to see the Big Tent show. Interesting, but once is enough. I did get a chance to walk through a couple of new Olivers.
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I did get a chance to walk through a couple of new Olivers.
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:24 PM   #5
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By the way, an observation for those thinking about getting the stainless steel exhaust hood, magnets will not stick to them, but will stick to the black/white models.
Sounds like they use a good quality stainless steel in the hood. Lower grades of stainless steel will support a magnet, a better grade will not.
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I stuck a couple of photos on today's Journal. They are a nice looking trailer, but, like the egg, the white fiberglass interior is too cold for me. I know there are many that appreciate the clean (and easy to clean) lines, but boy is there a lot of "white". Overall, I'll stick with the Escapes!
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Oliver has done a lot of nice things with their build. But I agree with Jon. The idea of sleeping inside a "refrigerator" doesn't appeal to me. It's the lack of coziness that I find off-putting. YMMV
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This year we are dry in the Pacific Northwest. This is not normal for us.
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This is the coldest year we can remember in our 37 years here on the gulf coast; numerous nights below freezing and no end in sight. Some years we never even see freezing. Our "normal" high for this week is 61, but we've only seen that once or twice in the last few weeks. This isn't what we came to Florida for!
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I stuck a couple of photos on today's Journal. They are a nice looking trailer, but, like the egg, the white fiberglass interior is too cold for me. I know there are many that appreciate the clean (and easy to clean) lines, but boy is there a lot of "white". Overall, I'll stick with the Escapes!
That is a lot of white.....not homey at all!
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