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Old 01-05-2015, 09:42 PM   #71
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We got out of Iowa in the nick of time, 6 inches of snow dumped right behind us. It's 23 degrees outside and we're very worm and comfortable. Plan to run the generator 4 hours then give it a break a few hours before running it again. 23 is a world of difference from the 0 this morning.

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Old 01-05-2015, 09:46 PM   #72
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I said Columbia but meant Cameron, wow, how'd I do that?
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Old 01-05-2015, 09:57 PM   #73
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Trust me you don't need to give the generator a break. The FEMA generators run 24/7 until they are due for service. Then they shut it down just long enough to perform the service and it's back running again.

If YOU need a break from the generator running then that's a different story.

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Old 01-05-2015, 10:31 PM   #74
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If you are going to Belle Vista, AR, Columbia will be out of your way. I assume you are coming south on I-35 and continuing south on I-49. Check this place out, I have never stayed there but should provide you the power etc and it is right along the highway.

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Been by that place... if you like being close neighbors... it always has folks there. Robbie... If ya get stuck or have a problem in the KC area... I know some great Mobile RV fixit fellas....they have their shop out here in Paola.. South of the metro area.
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Now that I know your route I can help you with at least one leg. After you stay at bella vista. I assume you will probably go one of two ways. Either I49 ( was I 540 a few months ago you will probably see both on maps) then from there to I 40 and south to Memphis. How far are you going per day. Bella Vista to little rock is probably close to 5 hours. I imagine too short a time to stop. Memphis has several campgrounds. They have one right next to the Elvis pressley museum that is a good campground but really bad internet. If you can drive a bit further go to tunica there are at least 5 casinos with campgrounds ranging in price from 7 to 15 per night when I was there last year. Between LIttle Rock and Memphis is kind of slim pickings for campgrounds. If you are not staying in bella vista for the night then there are a couple of campgrounds on the way. Lake fort Smith state park is around a little town called Mountainburg is a fairly new park. I would make sure it was open but I think most Arkansas state parks are open in the winter. If you want to just spend the night. Crabtree RV sales in alma has camping it is literally right where I49 and I40 cross.
Actually at lake fort smith or Crabtree motors you will be about ten miles from my house. If you have any questions or problems let me know I am home for the rest of the week.
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Been by that place... if you like being close neighbors... it always has folks there. Robbie... If ya get stuck or have a problem in the KC area... I know some great Mobile RV fixit fellas....they have their shop out here in Paola.. South of the metro area.

I stopped there on my way to Iowa. It is a very nice RV Park.
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For a few minutes, I was thinking I am the only person here that has run his genset for 4 days non stop. I have a genturi for the "close quarters" operations when needed.

You are not, I ran ours for 3 days coming back from California one year. Warmest it got was 3 below 0, had cube heaters running in the basement. Heat lamp in the wet bay and both furnaces on the inside. The old Fleetwood did just fine.

Now our Dutch Star with hydronic heat, I just run the genny to keep the block heater going all night. Wet bay never got below 48, love having the Oasis.
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Gemini, thanks my good man for you input. We'll be leaving Bella Vista around 10 this morning so 7-8 hours will be alI I want. There's just no good way to Florida from AR but till I know more, Memphis looks like the destination or direction today.

We're doing great. Used a lot of propane Monday, We decided to close off the bedroom and sleep in the living room. The ducked heat vents come out under the couch so we're very confertable. Also learned to park with the wind to the back of the motorhome. Bracing for the next cold wave coming today but happy not to be home in Iowa where -13 is forecasted.

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Gemini, thanks my good man for you input. We'll be leaving Bella Vista around 10 this morning so 7-8 hours will be alI I want. There's just no good way to Florida from AR but till I know more, Memphis looks like the destination or direction today.

We're doing great. Used a lot of propane Monday, We decided to close off the bedroom and sleep in the living room. The ducked heat vents come out under the couch so we're very confertable. Also learned to park with the wind to the back of the motorhome. Bracing for the next cold wave coming today but happy not to be home in Iowa where -13 is forecasted.

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Good to see you working your way out of the weather. Concerning Memphis,
1. Fuel Stops/Truck stops are west of town on 55.
2. Stay west of town in Arkansas, or drive through to Mississippi. If nothing else avoid the staying the Southwest/Central portion of Memphis.

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I do not think you will be able to use 2 6volt batteries to run the furnace. Not enough amp hours since it is basically the equivalent of one 12volt battery for amp hours. I am going to be kinda blunt. One nights campground fees will cost you about the same as 80 miles of diesel fuel. Or to translate the 30.00 or so a campground cost is not anything compared to the cost of fuel for the trip. Your motorhome will not handle 15 degrees very well. If you are insistent on wally world camping you are going to be running your generator all night. there is a post about someone on the east coast sometime around Feb 2014 They had 4 6v batteries and they went down, the people got very cold and had all kinds of problems. I really think that it is foolish to boondock in Walmart to save what is really an insignificant sum of money.
X2 $30. To be completely comfortable is money well spent. Enjoy the trip
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FWIW, we used to leave WI in Jan with full water and de-winterized. I had sprayed the under side of our 03 Phaeton with 2" of urathane, added a 12 volt heater to the wet bay and a small electric heater in the basement. The basement and wet bay never got below 40*. One time, it was -17* when we left at 5:00 am. I had let the engine run all night at a high idle to keep the fuel from gelling. I ran the generator for two days without shutting off. The water lines were just fine and other than being a little chilly the first morning and using a bunch of propane, all was well. Cold weather is very manageable, but proper preparation is required. We have since solved the cold problem, as we leave WI in Oct and return in May.
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The thread probably needs to be re-titled to boondocking at 40 below.
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Boondocking 15 degrees any advice.

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The thread probably needs to be re-titled to boondocking at 40 below.

That's for sure, single digits in north Georgia tonight, wind chills below zero. Wind is howling.
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