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« on: October 01, 2013, 03:07:07 PM »

We are talking and thinking we might try to winter in Vermont.  We have children and a grandson in Rutland.  If you know of a place in Vermont where we could plug into a simple 20A extension cord we could be happy.  Access to water spigot would be a huge plus, but we can manage without. 

We are good workers if work is needed but we are willing to pay.

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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 03:36:39 PM »

I would go for 50 amp service to stay warm a very nice place and weather from May to the first of Nov it gets cold there Lips Sealed
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013, 03:57:00 PM »

Clifford got there first, Vermont is real winter, I would have a serious heating plan in place.  Water spigots don't work past November.  Neither do sewage dumps.  Campsites close October 15th...  You can sometimes get big propane tanks delivered if you have a propane furnace.

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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2013, 04:03:00 PM »

I would go for 50 amp service to stay warm a very nice place and weather from May to the first of Nov it gets cold there Lips Sealed

We have lived our whole life in Northern Michigan.  Actually Rutland runs about 10+ degrees warmer than our home.

Dump could be the biggest issue.  Frost free water spigots are on most homes.

This can be done, if we can find a place.
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013, 04:05:52 PM »

Yea but you were not living in a bus  Lips Sealed in Michigan when we there it was cold for a AZ person then I about passed out when I had to pay 4 bucks a gal for propane it was double in price from the AZ propane price FL would be better for me  

You and my friend Cole are the only 2 I know with a bus that goes North in winter he heads to Vermont every winter with his grandkids to ski 

I don't know you but he is crazy to leave Houston with 80+ degree weather and go to Vermont but a grand kid is worth it we go every where to see ours  
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2013, 04:27:25 PM »

I've taken our 4106 to Mt Tremblant twice for a Christmas vacation. It was cold.  Very.
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2013, 04:34:58 PM »

Clifford, I can't imagine considering human life in Texas, Arizona, etc during July.  I'd be dead in an hour.

You might be right about the cold, but we're just weighing options.
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2013, 04:58:38 PM »

The good thing about Mt Tremblant is, once you get on the road out you have 50 miles to bump-start the bus before you hit Montreal...   Grin
We used to race cars at Tremblant every summer, great town for having fun.

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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2013, 05:09:13 PM »

This was the first time we stayed at home in July and Aug trust me 120+ degrees sucks big time but we usually just get that a couple of weeks in July and Aug  

105 is not bad it makes one want a sweat shirt lol today is it is the 90's just beautiful weather it drops down in the 50's at night with a gradual warm up till about 4 p.m then it starts dropping again

I can handle 2 months of the heat with the AC for 10 months of great weather it really a good place to live for weather a 2 hr trip we can go from 120 to 80 degree weather in Aug     
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2013, 05:10:58 PM »

If I had to winter in Vermont in my bus I would look for a heated garage to park in.
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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2013, 07:25:49 PM »

Meh. We've done a winter already up here in Michigan. About to do another one. Just keep water tank bays heated and run heat tape on your water hose and insulate with hose foam. That being said, it can be cozy in a bus in the winter. Don't you guys remember my pics from this past winter?



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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2013, 09:03:26 PM »

Cool bus photo Scott. I hope I never have one like it. Being from Wisconsin when we started this bus thing, we like to be south. The little of cold weather Iv'e experienced in the bus was not fun. Craig
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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2013, 06:38:53 AM »

Unfortunately my bus is not parked on my own land, if it was I would gladly offer you a parking spot, but their is no type of hookups, not even 20 amp.  I tried to run my new AC last summer but the 15 amp outlet was not enough.  Everyone is right about Vermont, but is sounds like you are experienced with cold weather living.  The worst I remember is -40, we dont see that often, but -20 for a couple of weeks is something you can count on.  Last winter we had the regular couple of weeks of -20 and the rest was mostly in the teens.  I can relate to this little clip- enjoy!

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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2013, 06:51:21 AM »

You have a bus, you have the freedom to go anywhere you want, so the only question is ......why?
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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2013, 07:01:39 AM »

Dump could be the biggest issue.  

We stayed in Montana in a 27' fifth wheel trailer one winter many years ago. We used heat tape on water system outside. Most of the system was inside the trailer. The gray water went strait to the sewer and we held the black tank and dumped as needed. I used rock salt to keep it from freezing. The temperature made it well below -20 deg. f. We used the factory forced air heater and two milk house heaters to heat. I'm not sure I would want to do it again but we made through. Our bus would be better for this type of living. I did have one freeze up caused by sewer hose being knocked off my board and causing a trap that froze. The result was a 30 gallon block of ice in my gray tank but that is a different story LOL.

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