RV Season – Ready Or Not!

Someone STOP me! I’m obsessing over the rather chilly 🥶🥶 forecast for the NACSW K9 Nose Work trial that starts in 4 days.

My RV, Roada, is finally de-winterized … and I’m sort of wondering if that was a mistake. This (below) is the forecast for the trial location as of this afternoon. I’ll be arriving on Thursday and staying until the following Monday afternoon.

TODAY, the forecast shows less actual snow falling than it did a few day ago (yay?), but overnight temps will still be in the low 20s. Filling my rig’s water tanks might not be the best idea.

Honestly, as long as the temps pop up above freezing every day (at least a little), and I keep my propane heater running, my pipes shouldn’t freeze. Or, I could just not risk it, leave the tanks dry and use my handy little Home Depot potty bucket for this trip. It’s not a big deal and I’d probably stress less. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Now, on to my next concern. Although it’s important to be fully prepared for cold weather, the huge pile of blankets, quilts, coats (yes, including multiple doggy coats), snow boots, etc. are growing at an alarming rate. Do I need all this stuff?

I have a good propane furnace. As long as it works efficiently (and in six years, it’s yet to let me down), do I really need a heavy down bed comforter as well as regular blankets and bedspread?

Is the added coziness worth the risk that Rhonda will decide to intentionally hide a toy beneath the covers and then joyfully dig and chew her way through this new-to-her fabric obstacle to find it? Keep in mind, she and Baxter will be left unsupervised in the RV quite a bit between runs.

I envision returning to the RV, opening the door and having a flood of soft, downy feathers ploof out the door towards me. I think I’ll leave it home.

So, on to doggy coats. Obviously, I’ll need their heavy, felted polar fleece coats. Maybe two winter coats each, in case they get wet? I’ve also packed lighter wool coats, rain gear and light, pullover sweaters. Yes, for the dogs. Too much? The dogs draw the line at fleece-lined booties.

Rhonda says, “Can we just GO already?”.

Hmm. Maybe I need a bigger motor home.

OK, OK … all joking AND serious concerns aside, it’s time to hit the road. The 2023 RV season, along with its counterpart, the 2023 Dog Sports season – is here! Let the weather do what it will. I’m outa here!

Published by 2dachsnite

I’m a RV Sometimer (less than full time, but more than a weekend warrior) living in Alaska, with dreams of seeing the country in my RV. I am 70 years old and married, but my husband isn’t a fan of RV travel, so my journeys are mostly solo except for my navigators; dachshunds Baxter & Rhonda. I’m also a spinner of tales - and a spinner of yarn (my other passion). My spinning wheel, along with the dogs, go along on all my travels. I look forward to sharing my stories, including photos and videos, with you.

3 thoughts on “RV Season – Ready Or Not!

  1. I’m hoping all the best for your first journey of the year! Don’t like the forecast for snow! Be safe, girlfriend, and hope all goes well!


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