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My RV has turned into an igloo

| Updated Dec 16, 2013

This is only temporary. That's what I keep telling myself when I look out in in my snowy Michigan driveway and instead of seeing our Roadtrek eTrek out there, we only see an igloo.

Look for yourself at the accompanying photos.

We got our first big snow over the weekend and while it indeed is looking a lot like Christmas, it just seems, well, wrong, to see the RV covered under all that white stuff.

I snowblowed the driveway and then took some photos before I removed as much of the snow as I could. The top solar panels are covered in snow, so I doubt they are trickle charging. I will get up there with a ladder today and get them cleared off.


I also went through the Radtrek and brought anything with a battery – like my clock and my outdoor/indoor thermometer and my walkie talkies – inside, where the cold won't drain the batteries.

Somehow, even with all that snow, I found beauty in the Roadtrek's lines.


I started the engine and the heater, warmed it up good and hung out in it for a few minutes.


Soon, loyal eTrek, as soon as Christmas is over, we will hit the road to warmer climes.


I promise.


Mike Wendland

Published on 2013-12-16

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

29 Responses to “My RV has turned into an igloo”

November 02, 2014at7:36 am, Roger Boucher said:

Since we’ve decided not to travel to Southern US states (Texas, NM, Arizona, California) this winter, my RV will look like a snow ball.

November 02, 2014at7:07 am, Sal Pena said:

Cool never seen that.

November 02, 2014at7:04 am, Angie Hogan said:

Would be bizzare to wake up in it like that.

October 17, 2014at1:26 pm, Ginny Dugan Evans said:

I was taken back till I saw the date! Whew!

October 16, 2014at11:54 pm, Marjorie Stewart said:

Get out the blower and find that thang !!!! /*

October 16, 2014at11:50 pm, Barbara Shepherd said:

We own 2 RV s ( both class A )
What is the difference between a class B & a class C??

October 16, 2014at7:09 pm, Debbi Horseman Powers said:

This was Dec 2013, as stated on his article.

October 16, 2014at12:19 pm, Elise Lonsdale said:

Can`t help but giggle, hehe, I live in Calgary AB, and thankfully no snow here, beautiful weather! Love following Road Trek adventures!

October 16, 2014at9:31 am, Richard Weber said:

WOW! Skiing anyone?

October 16, 2014at7:17 am, Kirsty Halliday said:

They’d better start working on more RV parks in the Pacific NW and Alaska for the future!

October 16, 2014at7:02 am, Brenda Adcock said:

Had a Roadtrek a few years ago. Wish I could afford another one. I agree with Patti. Why are they so expensive? Need models for those of us who aren’t made of money, but would like to travel safely. Just a thought.

October 16, 2014at6:58 am, Myrna Bowman said:

Where are you?

October 16, 2014at8:09 am, Pat Mesic said:

In Penticton, BC.

October 16, 2014at6:32 am, Pat Mesic said:

And you Americans thought all the igloos were in Canada. Ha ha ha! It is warm and sunny here with some showers in beautiful BC. You should head here if you want a warmer climate. 🙂

October 16, 2014at5:28 am, Janis Balzano said:

Not this year…

October 16, 2014at5:22 am, Patti Meyers said:

I like class B RVs and wish I had one. But why are they all so expensive? I’ve had 2 class C RVs. There should be more basic models in the class B models. At my age I don’t need all those bells and whistles. We aren’t all rich and able bodied.

October 07, 2014at7:10 pm, Scot Johnson said:

Winter of 2013 – 2014 OUCH ……………….

October 07, 2014at7:09 pm, Pat Mesic said:

Ha Ha Ha! We are having a heat wave here in Canada.

October 07, 2014at7:09 pm, Grace Chura said:

Looks too much like winter!

October 07, 2014at6:15 pm, Jane Dunphy said:

Last December! whew!

October 07, 2014at6:04 pm, Jane Dunphy said:

eeeew! When and where is this?

October 07, 2014at6:13 pm, Speedy Bear said:

still in the 90’s in California 🙂

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