Friday, December 25, 2020

Day 12 - Merry Christmas!

It was a nice, quiet relaxing day. I think cooking is a hobby as I enjoy preparing food more than eating it these days. For me, that’s a good thing.

We had dinner with a young family here at the RV park. We had initially met them last year in Phoenix and then a couple more times around the country. They have a YouTube channel, Diary of a Family, as well as a new RV repair business. Garrett is the one who worked on the RV here at the park and is a newly certified RV technician. They teach the classes and offer the certification exams here at the park.

Short post today. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas in spite of all of the restrictions.

Later that evening
 - Around 8:30pm, I was wondering why the heat pump wasn’t able to warm the RV. It had dropped to 66°F. It turns out that I had forgotten to close the ceiling vent. This isn’t the first time this has happened. It’s only 41°F outside. The heat pump usually works just fine down into the mid-30s. I think the overnight low is forecast to be 36°F. Much warmer than last nights 28°F. I’m glad I picked up the heated water hose...


  1. Merry Christmas, Richard. I am pretty sure that everyone around you will enjoy your hobby ;-)

  2. Leaving a window open is a challenge for a heat pump in an RV I guess. It's 17F here right now and our Sanyo heat pump is pouring out heat at the moment. It's nice to feel warm on a cold day.

    Merry Christmas Richard to you and your wife. Stay safe on your journeys and best wishes for a better year to come!

    1. The heat pump isn’t really sized to heat a very large volume. And with the poor insulation, it barely keeps up at best.

      Merry Christmas!