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Old 02-11-2012, 09:42 AM   #15
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Just do it, it's no big deal really. Thinking about it is worse than the drive. Basic rules are to not get close to anyone, don't let anyone get close to you, drive slower than normal, and don't jam on your brakes. That's all! Ed
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:58 AM   #16
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:35 AM   #17
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We drove on ice and snow for about 20 years until early 1990s. We were active downhill skiers in western NY, VT, and Colorado during that time. We drove thousands of miles in motorhomes and had few problems. I always felt more secure in a motorhome than a car, better traction, vision, and control. We always carried chains, but never had to use them. We've been driving motorhomes for over 40 years and look fondly back on our skiing days.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:51 AM   #18
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I have been forced to drive my motor home in snow twice. Once due to a family illness and once due a family death.
It may have just been my bad luck but both times blowing snow caused an ice build up on the wipers causing them to be almost useless.

I had the heater on high in the defrost mode with the two windshield fans going and still could not get the windshield warm enough to keep the wipers from icing up.

Both times I was on a two lane road and finding a place to pull over and clean the wipers was very difficult and somewhat dangerous in my opinion.
Because of this I have vowed to never drive in snowy weather again.
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I would just wait a day or two to go. You could be dealing with slick roads, white out conditions and strong winds and to me it is not worth wrecking an RV you paid good money for.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:11 PM   #20
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But why take a chance at all? Surely it can wait a couple days til the roads clear?

Good question...it's not worth it.
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:17 PM   #21
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Storm never really materialized. We're home safe and sound ... and salt free.


We did lose the water heater exterior door. Thoughts as to where I can get another one? I've done a quick online check and haven't found anything just yet. I'll keep looking but I'm hoping someone else has some leads for me.
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We didn't get anything either glad you had no problem.
As to a door try one of our vendors.
Enjoy your coach and safe travels.
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That's great! let us know about the new MH!
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Storm never really materialized. We're home safe and sound ... and salt free.
Thank you for the update.
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My personal rule is: "If it's snowin', we ain't goin'". Do what you want, if it were me, I'd wait for the spring thaw.
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As to a [B][URL="http://www.rvupgradestore.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=water+heater+door&Submit. x=51&Submit.y=19
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That's great! let us know about the new MH!
It is a new (TO ME) rig. Got some years on it but in real nice shape. It's a '93 Bounder 31K. 46K miles on it and drives so much nicer than our old class "C". Maintenance records dating back to '97. I think we're gonna enjoy class "A"

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My personal rule is: "If it's snowin', we ain't goin'". Do what you want, if it were me, I'd wait for the spring thaw.
I elected to not wait until spring. Often spring doesn't arrive in VT until August !!!
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