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Old 10-05-2013, 06:27 AM   #1
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Caught in snow

Just wondering if anyone is caught up in the snow storm out west. I know Bdaball was heading to Yellowstone and was out there someplace in the snow,anybody else, heard there was a blizzard warning out. Jim

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Old 10-05-2013, 06:32 AM   #2
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I was in pigeon forge tenn one year and got up to everything covered in snow,that's the only time it is was scary driving.

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Old 10-07-2013, 09:36 AM   #3
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ive gotten caught in blizzards several times. just find a good place to park and sit it out. i was stranded in holbrook az for four days till the interstate was reopened. its not bad as long as you have adequate food water, and fuel. the campground ended up full, and the cg owner tried to raise our rent the second day, i paid by credit card, and protested the charge before we left. the card company fixed the problem.
ive also got caught on the road in a storm west of flagstaff az. no warning, with flurries at the time, i ran into blinding snow immediately after cresting a hill. i found a exit, and parked way off the road on the ramp, as far off as i dared. just had to wait till it stopped. its not fun, but it can be endured if you plan for winter situations. you need to have full propane tanks, lots of food, and full fuel tanks. a half tank of fresh water will last several days with a little conservation.
just use the old boy scout motto, "be prepared"
if you plan for bad situations, they commonly wont happen or wont be as bad as you thought.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:23 AM   #4
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As a second thought. For those with tag axels, when accelerating from a stop in snow, I alway raise the tag axel which transfers more weight to the drive wheels and helps with traction, and can get you rolling easier. However I prefer not to drive in snow to start with.
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The Weather Channel had a clip on yesterday and showed some people holding up in their Airstream trailer.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:20 PM   #6
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We got out of Hill City just a week ago, to me that was cutting it too close. We went there after the rally then I got sick with a cold and had to stay some extra days.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:33 PM   #7
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After the iRV2 2013 Rally we went up to Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, back to Sioux Falls, down to Lincoln NE, down to TN and back to NC. Missed all the bad weather, both from the gulf and from Washington DC (ooooh)....
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Got caught in the biggest snow storm in many years in central Arkansas last Dec. 26. Stuck overnight in Little Rock.
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Originally Posted by Tha_Rooster View Post
I was in pigeon forge tenn one year and got up to everything covered in snow,that's the only time it is was scary driving.

god i love it up there down 441

but i have lived in FL all my life i want to get out in the sown

so when every one trys to run down here i want to go up

but cant still getting the Rv ready for the road
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Several years ago we were at a cat show as vendors, as we packed to leave the snow started. By the time we got packed it was snowing hard so I went to the nearest station with propane since we were low. Only one person on duty so they couldn't do propane. Headed north to the next interchange and watched several cars go into the ditch in front of us. Got propane and headed home (south), decided to stop at the interchange where we headed north from as there was a Wal*Mart there. Parked and went in to call the DOT (I retired from the DOT). As we were there Wal*Mart announced that the State Patrol had closed the freeway to all travel. Stayed the night and drove home the next day, and again trucks and cars were sliding into the ditches in front of us. We had no problem at all.
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I normally don't drive the RV when its snowing, however late last April, while returning to Montana in the motorhome from a visit to California, I did encounter snow on I-90. It was very early in the A.M. while crossing Lookout Pass just inside Montana, eastbound. I thought it was just a small flurry, but it got heavier as I went further up the pass. Luckily traffic was light, almost nil, and the snow was the powdery type, so no problems with sliding or spinning tires. Definitely a white knuckle experience for this old man though.
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As a Canadian, driving in snow and ice is second nature to us, but that doesn't mean we do it if we don't have to. As others have said, full propane, fuel, groceries and water. Lots of blankets and pull over and stop for the night (or two as the case may be). We generally leave Alberta in October and return in April, so we do hit a bit of early and late winter weather. Never been a problem for us. Last winter we ran into snow in Texas and Nebraska where we saw several vehicles in the ditches. We just pulled into the nearest Walmart, put up the dish, turned on the furnace, started a crock-pot of chili and cuddled up on the couch watching movies. We are not in any hurry and would rather get where we are going in one piece.
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The Weather Channel had a clip on yesterday and showed some people holding up in their Airstream trailer.
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