Wow! This is a tough winter for many of you folks! So we’ve covered taking care of yourself in winter. And I shared some winter Customer Comfort Tips to help prevent those last minute (and much hated) “bad weather cancellations”. I also feared…
Shivering through way too many pre-dawn Colorado winter mornings desperately trying to thaw out my truck mount, wands and chemicals! And even worse…
I dreaded all those sleepless nights fretting about the frozen nightmare facing me upon waking! So let me help you sleep like a baby!
To keep your van warm install a remote “Freeze Alarm” inside your van to automatically phone you if temps fall to dangerous levels.
Here’s some more “keep your van warm” tips:
1. Avoid plugging into a “GFI” outside plug. These are notorious for easily tripping their breaker. You need a standard plug protected by at least a 20 amp breaker.
2. Use a heavy duty extension cord. At least 14 gauge and 12 gauge is better for longer runs.
3. Consider running two heaters. (On two different circuits.)
4. Insulate your truck. This will keep your van warm, help prevent freeze-ups and cut your electric bill!
And finally moving into a heated warehouse with 12′ garage doors and room for all my truck mounts transformed my life! Winters were (almost) fun again!
NOTE: Just to be safe bring your chemicals that are not “freeze-thaw stable” (such as Scotchgard) inside with you at night? (Don’t ask me how I learned this one!)
Keep your van warm and keep safe out there!