TheSkoolieLife.com Episode 29:
Christmas of 2022 has been memorable in our household, as it
was spent without electricity for the furnace or lights. A snow
storm hit our community so hard that a state of emergency was
declared. My Coleman camp stove, the Ecoflow power station
and a gas fireplace got us through those four days without
power. As the ice cream started to melt, the front porch became
our freezer and the garage our fridge. We even had neighbors
over for treats on Christmas day, with the battery-powered
entertainment center I made in episode 22 providing the
I kicked myself for not bringing the generator home from the bus
before roads became impassable. The roads were plowed
enough two days later for me to attempt it. The volume of snow
I found inside the bus, and the unlikely locations, amazed me.
That’s the main point of the three minute video linked to below.
Skoolie owners should be aware of the potential for snow to
intrude into your bus when the winds are blowing snow
Perversely enough, much of the snow that fell melted within
days. Before temperatures climbed above freezing, I made a
point of clearing snow off any electronics to avoid damage to
them. I’m glad I got the starter battery kill switch installed (as
shown in Episode 28) so no current was flowing through any
circuits while they were heaped with snow.
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