We love our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage. It’s roomy and comfortable, the floor plan fits us perfectly, there is lots of storage inside and in our bays down below, and its 350 horsepower Cummins diesel engine will climb any grade we want to go up. But the one area where it doesn’t measure up to our old MCI bus conversion is in insulation.
When we built the bus, we put in several layers of insulation, including some state of the art stuff designed for the aircraft industry. On the hottest summer days we could usually get by fine with the windows open and the three roof vent fans on to create an airflow. We had one rooftop air conditioner, and if needed, it cooled us down even further. We didn’t install a furnace and never needed one. In cold weather, and we were in a couple of places where it got down into the teens over the years, our Olympian Wave propane catalytic heater or a couple of small electric cube heaters kept it toasty warm inside no matter how nasty it was outside.
Not so with our Winnebago. While you can hang meat in here on the hottest summer days with the basement air conditioner, it doesn’t warm up nearly as well with the heat pump or its two gas furnaces. So my main goal yesterday was staying warm. I donned a set of sweats, parked myself at my desk in front of a cube heater and sat there all day. Even with the electric cube heater on heat, the heat pump ran most of the evening. Miss Terry called me a wimp and said it wasn’t that cold, but she has reached the stage in life where she has a built in heating system.
I got off to a slow start yesterday, goofing around on the internet and joining in a couple of conversations in a Facebook authors group I belong to. But when I finally did get going, I did over 4,400 words in my new book in the Big Lake series.
While I was busy with that, Terry was setting up her loom and getting ready to work on her first project with it.
For those of you who have been through the whole Norcold recall issue a time or two, or three like we have been, you might be interested in this article from RV Business about a class action lawsuit. Sometimes the only way to get some big corporations’ attention is to hit them in the pocketbook.
Today will probably be a repeat of yesterday. I’ll write, Terry will weave, I’ll snivel, she’ll ignore me, I’ll shiver and whimper, she’ll grin and take off another layer of clothes. Not because she’s that warm, or because she’s trying to titillate me. She’s just mean like that sometimes.
Thought For The Day – Count your blessings, not your problems.