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Reader letter: Thankful for RV during wildfire crisis

Received Nov. 2, 2019

Hi Chuck,
We keep our motorhome on our property in Moorpark, California, close to the Reagan Library, which was threatened with fire. Our power gets shut off during Red Flag and Santa Anna wind conditions.

This week in particular we had frequent shut-offs. We are very blessed that we can resort to our Class A motorhome to watch TV and cook. Sometimes the living conditions were tight when the winds reached 70 mph and we kept the slides in for fear of tearing canopies.

I have a feeling this will be the norm for California, so we will keep the motorhome close by (ready, set, go), filled with water and supplies. This picture is our dog Divot and hubby during a blackout while enjoying a little happy hour — a cheese stick and wine! Our outages lasted four days. We escaped evacuations a couple of times.

We are so fortunate to have a second home to resort to.

Mary Schultz

We welcome comments and emails from other readers affected by the recent wildfires and evacuations. Submit below or here.

Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodbury
I'm the founder and publisher of I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.



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Donald N Wright (@guest_56892)
4 years ago

the former editor of Popup Times Magazine used to call his
aliner his “life boat”, it was fully stocked just in case he and his family needed to get out of
california in a hurry.

William Crowley (@guest_56889)
4 years ago

We own a 2017 north point 5th wheel equipped with a tankless water. besides putting up with cold water shower It is forever not coming on when needed. when we bought this trailer the hot water comes on when you flush the main water closet . dealer never fixed this problem. Anyone else having this problem??

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