The last few days, actually since Tuesday have been extremely cold and windy with temps in the 30's during the day and below freezing at night. Our water spicket in the campsite has been frozen since Tuesday. Fortunately, I have water in our Cameo's tank. However, the tank was only a third full. So we've been rationing the water use. Last night Joyce spent the night at our daughter and son-in-law's home which would help in conserving the water. I wanted to stay with the rig to monitor and address any freezing concerns.
Overnight we had freezing "wintery mix". I stayed in the campground in our Cameo with Maggie and Rico and we awoke this morning at 7:30 to ice on the windows. We have dual pane windows and I feel they are worth the extra weight and expense. We've never experienced a condensation issue and they seem well insulated in comparison to other rigs I've been inside.
In fact, as I took the dogs outside we discovered ice all over the side of our rig and the ground!
We've been running a ceramic heater in the living room and one in the bedroom along with the furnace to stay warm. The ceramic heaters supplement the furnace enough that it doesn't have to run very often. But I need to make sure the furnace runs periodically to warm the basement and the holding tanks. I have a thermometer transmitter in the basement so that I'm able to monitor the temperature of the basement to ensure it doesn't reach freezing temps. I've been maintaining it at 40-50 degrees.
From what I can see the roads here on base are iced over and I've seen only a couple of official vehicles on the streets with the exception of a pickup I saw purposefully sliding on the roads.
The sun is supposed to come out today around noon and break up this winter blast. The high should be in the mid 40's which will be a vast improvement. Tomorrow should be even better. Let's hope so, as we have to move to yet another site Saturday morning.