Getting Ready for Winter in Northern Nevada

Extend-A-Stay

I moved from Deming, NM up to the Enchanted Trails RV Park just west of Albuquerque, NM on I 40.  The main reason I stopped there was to get an Extend-A-Stay propane connection installed.  I wanted to be able to hook-up my propane barbeque and also be able to attach an extra propane bottle (5 or 10 gallon) to give me more propane in the winter months.  I will especially need it this winter when I am workamping at Amazon which is in Fernley, NV.  It has been known to snow there but I am sure it will be rather cold.

I always go to R&L Enterprises that is located within the park at Enchanted Trails RV Park.  Ask for Randy and you will get someone who not only knows all about propane but doesn’t charge much for his labor.  He only charged me $20 to install all the parts and I had the gas lines made to my specs.  He is located in the trailer on the right as you enter the Enchanted Trails RV Park.  This is a couple of pics of the installed parts.  It is the gold tee.

Barbeque Hook-up

I can now hook up a external propane tank and I can also run my barbeque directly off of it, thus elemenating the need to purchase the small propane tanks I was presently using.  This shows the barbeque already hooked up to the propane tank.  Those propane tanks cost about $5.12 for two tanks and they did not last very long.

Pelonis Heater – Model HF-0003

On the way to Albuquerque I stopped at the Ace Hardware Store in Socorro, NM where I purchased 2 Pelonis Electric Heaters Model HF-0003.  They are on sale for $12.99 thru Oct 30.  They are very portable and extremely easy to operate.  I heard about these thru the lifewithalazydazerv yahoo group.   At $12.99 each I decided to purchase 2 of them as I will be in cold weather this winter as I previously mentioned.  I will place one in the front of the rig and one in the rear.  It has 3 power settings of 600, 900, 1500 watts.  There is also a fan setting that runs with the heat off.  This heater has a thermostat control knob which can be adjusted anywhere from minimum to maximum.  I tested mine on the 900 watts setting with about medium heat.  It takes about 8 amps for that setting.  I was amazed at the amount of heat it produces.  It almost got too hot.  The nice thing is that it is extremely quiet.  Here is a pic of one.

Although I am not looking forward to cold weather I feel I am prepared for it and hopefully will be very comfortable inside my home on wheels no matter what the temperature is outside.

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6 thoughts on “Getting Ready for Winter in Northern Nevada

  1. Now you should stay nice and warm! We have family who live in Reno, and have visited them over the years in many types of weather. It does get cold there! We’ll have to look you up in Fernley if we’re over that way while you’re there. How long are you going to be there?

    • I would love to see you if you happen to be in the area. I am staying at the Desert Rose RV park and will be there from 10/28 – 12/23.

  2. Russ and I stayed at the Desert Rose RV park last year. It’s a nice place and so CLEAN. Hope you enjoy your stay and your job at Amazon. If we get over to see my brother, we’ll be sure and stop by.

  3. Hi Jim – Fellow Lazy Daze owner here . . . Just want to give you this link to the blog of a couple of young people who worked at Amazon in the capacity that you are signed up for

    http://www.technomadia.com/2010/02/workamping-at-amazon-com-was-it-worth-it/

    so that you can read about their experiences before you start your tenure there.

    Best of luck – am enjoying your prose and photos in the blog.

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie Ashford
    Lazy Daze List Co-Moderator

  4. A great tip on the electric heater; it appears to be a nice fit for a small RV. I got one even though it will be a year before I go full-time. I’m gradually picking up items I will likely need. The posts about how you live on the road are my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Pingback: Heating and Cooling the RV | Plein Air Journey

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