My RV has turned into an igloo

 My RV has turned into an igloo

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

Mike Wendland is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, travels North America in a small motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and adventure of RV life on the road at He and Jennifer also host the weekly RV Podcast and do twice-weekly videos on the YouTube RV Lifestyle Channel. They have written 10 books on RV travel.


  • yikes

  • eeeew! When and where is this?

    • last dec 16

    • still in the 90’s in California 🙂

  • Awwww….

  • Last December! whew!

  • Looks too much like winter!

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

  • Winter of 2013 – 2014 OUCH ……………….

  • 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.

  • Not this year…

  • 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. 🙂

  • Where are you?

    • In Penticton, BC.

  • 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.

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

  • WOW! Skiing anyone?

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

  • This was Dec 2013, as stated on his article.

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

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

  • No way

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

  • where is this

  • Oh NO!!!!

  • Would be bizzare to wake up in it like that.

  • Cool never seen that.

  • Where r u at

  • 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.

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