Ski Bum Truck V2.0, F450 Rough Road RV

Fatboyz

Observer
I hear ya. We have even less solar up here. I haven't been using much power in a day though, just a couple led lights. With my little wood stove the furnace only runs about a half hour a day. Fridge and stove are on propane. I only have 300w of solar and was only making 70 watts yesterday, charging at 2.0 amps but it's keeping up.
 

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java

Expedition Leader
What a nutty weekend. Headed out late on Friday, with a big storm coming in.

Did not make it very far.... Highway closed. Tree fell and a car hit it. But they cleared in about an hour.


Made it to the pass as it was nuking snow. Parked finally.


Get up early! We got 4th chair Sat and 6th Sunday. Line gets big!


It didn't stop snowing..... This was Sunday 7am


So much snow :D



And then this..... Pass closed in all directions. I guess we are spending another night..... At least we have a nice spot to sleep, unlike the employees.... WSDOT did take a group down Eastbound, but quite a few slept in the lodge.


We moved to a different spot, and got a bunch more snow. This was Monday morning now. Luckily I just had to shovel the windshield and hood, and was able to pull right out of that spot. 4x4 low ******! Waited for a couple hours in the morning, hoping they would open the road, but after talking to a truck that had run the West side it wasn't happening. Trees down, lots more threatening to fall. A car hit by a tree. Semi truck out of gas, no power, no gas. They did open East, so we started the long trip home.... Big loop with two more passes, but it was the only real option. Pass is still closed.


Stopped to shovel the roof off. The truck felt REALLY heavy with that up there.



Made it home finally. Truck is filthy from all the road grime.... Long trip, but great skiing!
 
Ain't over yet for the east side. Leavenworth is getting it now, imagine the pass will be getting a lot more over the next few days

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Ain't over yet for the east side. Leavenworth is getting it now, imagine the pass will be getting a lot more over the next few days

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And US-2 from Goldbar to the summit is still closed until further notice with no power, water, internet, and limited supplies for all the residents. As of early this morning, troopers were doing limited escorts, but that may have changed as more snow falls.


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Since Saturday 1/10/20
(according to WSDOT)

Stephens has 86" of snowfall, snow pack of 85" and 238" fallen for the season

Snoqualmie has 102" of snowfall, 77" of snow pack, and 181" fallen for the season

Lots of wet sloppy stuff
 

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java

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Since Saturday 1/10/20
(according to WSDOT)

Stephens has 86" of snowfall, snow pack of 85" and 238" fallen for the season

Snoqualmie has 102" of snowfall, 77" of snow pack, and 181" fallen for the season

Lots of wet sloppy stuff
It was really light at the pass over the weekend, but I can imagine it got a lot sloppier as the elevation dropped

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java

Expedition Leader
Ok batteries are real tired.....

Pulled 101ah out. Was sitting at 12.2v with minimal load, and dropped to 11.9 anytime a decent load (heater or fridge) was applied.

Victron gauge is funky. 101ah pulled out, but was saying 86% bank left? I only have 500ah total.




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