STRANDED IN A SNOWSTORM with my Aliner!

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Slim Potatohead : NOTE FROM SLIM POTATOHEAD: I've had a lot of questions about the electric blanket. The one I have runs on 12Volts, 2.5 Amps (Measured, not rated amps). It is powered by the two 12V batteries I keep in my trailer. These are charged by my solar panels. Being low current, it is just enough to keep me warm under my sleeping bag in below freezing temperatures. As it is low current, it does not drain my battery significantly overnight. I put a link to a similar blanket on Amazon (see video description). Hope this helps. Thanks! SP UPDATE Nov 22: The electric blanket I linked keeps getting SWITCHED by Amazon as sellers sell out! Not the same as I originally recommended, and I can't control this. Just make sure you know the WATTAGE before you purchase. Thanks! SP

Gary Miller : man I am so jealous. Stranded in the snow, in your lil pop-up, the only thing youre missing is a friendly canine.

Greg Appelgren : Sir. If you do not have one install a CB radio with the long whip antennas. Not a small hand-held as they are not good on the range. Truckers are your best source for asking about road conditions...”West bound can you please let me know how the roads are looking behind you”? That sort of thing without even leaving the truck stop yet. I was over the road for 9-10 years and learned just how good the network with the truckers is. Safe travels.

Informed citizen : Glad you made it home safe. Driving in snow can be treacherous. Here in Westchester N.Y. drivers were stranded on roads over night in only six inches of snow. It pays to be prepared.

Freedom Cobra : Had to sleep in my car because I was evacuated due to the CA fires. Barley slept any and was freezing the whole time. I’ve been watching videos like this and urban camping. I think having a cheap little camping trailer or mobile home really makes sense in cases of emergencies.

Randy Miller : Truck stop... warm so called food, liquids, showers. Your safe

Stacy Hackney : Sweet of you to help the trucker.

KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid : My Wife found your channel just by browsing the tube so we both subbed. We spend our time mostly making long hauls on I-80 from east to west. We both found your channel interesting as we are both well prepared also for most anything. But our w900 KW has a good size sleeper that is our home away from home for 3 weeks out of each month and than 1 week at home. I fail to see why anyone in their right minds would give you issues so you would need to clean them from your channel. We both feel really bad for you as you don't deserve it at all. Thanks For a Very Nice interesting video, Cheers

cynthia king : Lay your pants out on your bed under that electric blanket and in the morning they'll be nice and warm😎

Stevie McSchneive : If you keep your clothes under your blanket with you they will stay warm.

Clayton Pope : As a trucker I have learned to be prepared for every weather extreme first make sure your common sense is aboard for every trip be sure your vehicle is in top shape to make the trip tires spares fluids all checked then I keep 3sleeping bags of various temp ratings can be put inside each other a couple of good sweat suits heavy coats with layerable wardrobe then a small propane cook stove I also have a lunch box electric 12volt model less than $40 at truck stops very good to heat up and actually cook in with tinfoil linners no clean up a couple of sharp knives for slicing bread meats cheeses Supply of plastic forks spoons and various canned and packaged goods don't forget a quality can opener several styles of battery powered lights for moving around in the dark two battery powered strobe lights to put on my trailer rear to warn others I'm there hopefully not getting rear-ended that way if I lose power of the trucks supply I'm still visable to traffic way to much paperwork anymore for any kind of accident then there's the outdoor equipment chains/tow straps shovel heavy duty jumper cables And the knowledge to stop if it gets out of your comfort zone many people don't realize their own/ equipment limits till to late

Ashurii : WOW Slim, when your driving on roads like that, you should have chains. I see so many people who drive on our town roads in snow and ice, and they don't even have studded tires on. Most people are clueless when it comes to wheel traction. I literally watched a car sliding all over the road unable to get traction, until a 4 by 4 truck came up behind him, and gave him a gentle push against his bumper, to get his car rolling. This was a great video, showing a bit of life at a truck stop. One thing that I don't notice that you have on your trailer, is reflective tape. If you were to put DOT approved reflective tape on your trailer, people can see you parked there a lot easier. Would personally give me more piece of mind if I was trying to sleep in there, knowing a big rig won't slam into me lol.

Joyce Barnett : When the roads are that bad I would not have left the truck stop. There are so many dangerous drivers on icy roads. Glad that it worked out for you. Thanks for sharing

B Outthere : Slim you are one of the most intelligent you tubers I follow from your natural intuitive Macgyverness to knowing when to call it a day it's a pleasure to watch how you roll with it.

CRS 777 888 : Looks very spacious in there & cozy at the same time.

Steve Ontiveros : Thanks for the video Slim . I just retired last week @66 . Will be making my way from California to the Springfield,Missouri area where I bought a nice farm there . I’m leaving right after I spend Thanksgiving with my son and his family here . I’ll be pulling a 10 ft utility trailer with a F-150 4x4 . This time I’ll pack along a set of snow chains just in case ,one set for the truck and one for the trailer to keep it in line . I’ve driven in snow before many times( 43 yrs driving truck cross country) but still respect the ice and snow . You did right calling it quits before it got dark , glad everything went alright and you made it home safely !

Mike Y. : The dollar tree has moisture absorbing packages. I picked up three and tried them out in my pop-up. Outside temp. was 18 and warmed it up with a propane heater to 60. The next morning no condensation at all. They work well for three bucks.

Sean _reviews : 4:41 of course it’s a swift driver 😂

DID YOU SEE THAT : Glad to see you made it alright. If you're gonna get stranded pays to have one of those cool little camper thingy's. I'm living in BC these days, back when, just after the Gulf War, (I think in terms of events not years) I was back in Alberta shoveling out my truck, and cursing nature. The remainder of my family had all moved out to Vancouver BC some years before. Anyway, I call my brother up had a nice conversation but said he had to go and mow the lawn before he lost the daylight. They hadn't had any serious snow in years. I hung up said screw it and packed up deciding it was time I moved out to the coast. I slugged through Calgary and over top the Coquihalla highway, got down the other side and saw my first lush greenery in weeks. Clear roads and green fields. As I approached Vancouver it began to snow, which turned into the worst snowstorm they had had in decades. I was crawling along the highway literally the only vehicle. Luckily I had a tricked out Toyota 4X4, that thing was like a tank in any conditions. By the time I reached my parents house there was over 4 feet of snow and still coming down in blankets. Gotta love mummy nature. 😁

William Branham : I have watched most if not all of your videos (I think). Would you purchase another Aliner? What do you like most about yours? The least. Can you post a link to a source for your heating blanket or describe the volts/ amps/ watts. Thanks

GateCrasher : Seems a lot easier to keep warm, than it is to keep cool. I much prefer the cold weather... Makes you feel alive, rapping up warm in the freezing cold

Sue G : Those heated blankets are great. I'm glad you made it home safely.

Peter Dunne : I am yet to even see snow,Perth Western Australia.

Bmountain Jimmy : Good video thank you,. Some helpful tips through there, nice to see a traveling, camping budget I can relate to.

Jeremy Holovacs : An RV furnace should not increase humidity in your camper. The moisture is ejected in the exhaust.

Wendy Mathews : I had to chuckle a bit when you said it was freezing temps inside your trailer, but you weren’t going to use your heater. If there was a woman with you, you would have been most definitely using that heater!! (I of course am speaking only for myself; I’m sure there are a lot of women who would have been just fine without the heater!) I do love winter camping; and being by the coast, I used to really enjoy camping at the beach in the state park where there are full hookups so I could use the trailer heater. One time there was a pretty good storm blowing through, & it was so cozy & warm in the trailer; with my dog for company it was a great camping trip. I love your videos Slim! Thank you for sharing your adventures!

Jack Emblem : This was a brilliant YT production. Informative, real and inspiring with a creator that is so genuine.

mrouterrim : I thought the a frames were better about leaks . Condensation I understand

Donald Mach : Goes to prove you can never be over prepared! Not only did I admire your tenacity by continuing on, but to help that trucker ( when you have problems of your own), tells me that you are one hell of a good dude! 👍 Nice video and thanks!

TheRetiredtrucker : .......figures SWIFT got stuck

B Brower : Your better then TV anytime...glad you made it home safe.

How To Get Out Of Babylon : Bad comments? Trolls. Don't Feed The Trolls!!! DFTT!!!

Danny Coe : Hey truck stop works just fine you can go in and have coffee or make your own!!!! I was coming back from lake Havasu City Arizona I've been over to the jet ski world finals!!! And driving back hit a snowstorm going through Flagstaff. 85, to 90 degrees in lake Havasu!!!! Like 25 going through Flagstaff. .

That Guys Camper : 2:11 Man I hate driving like that, it is so slick, you can lose it at any second. I was going south, from Edmonton to Red Deer, and lost is south of Leduc in weather like that. And in your case there is no where to pull off.

Danny Coe : You need a little Mister heater I think it's called My Buddy!!! this is like the middle one pound propane bottles and can go up to 4 hours. I have a 12 volt electric blanket that I use in my truck. 12 volt coffee maker and 12 volt crock pot!!!! Most truck stops have just about all of the 12-volt things you'll ever need.

Margaret Davis : You are good at making interesting films!

Danny Coe : I've seen it snow here 8 to 10 in on Easter Sunday???? I've also seen it snow here 8 to 10 in in the middle of May????? One year we've had so much snow that the mountain here was still quite on 4th of July!!!!. You need to find a rest area at pull over and just wait.

PDB Long : My Aliner was leaking like a sieve; got rid of it after one season. Upgraded to a Casita and never looked back!

Rio : Man Slim, get you some gloves!

john king : Be careful. I lived in a motorhome while going to school. I had an electric blanket that had been washed many times. I woke one morning toasty and warm and wiggled my toes. I saw flashes of light in the blanket. Tossed it. Do not wash electric blankets in a machine. Thank you. Much love from SoCal.

Del Stanley : "Oh, the weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful and since we've no place to go let it snow, let it snow, let it snow..." From a Xmas song we'll be hearing in the coming weeks.

Ken Elliott : LIVE YEAR ROUND IN CAMPER IN MAINE 14 DEG THIS AM...BRR BUT NOT BAD

Dan Zykam : 4:40 damn swift truck. he wouldn’t know how to put the chains on if you showed him 🤣🤣🤣🤣. Here’s a little trick to help them guys out, tell them to put it in fifth or sixth gear when they’re trying to rock out of snow, their habit will put them in a lower gear and It’ll just put torque on the wheels, go for a high gear and take the torque out.

Dave M : you need a telescoping handle on your squeegie!

gaskan666 : My dad said if you want warm close in the morning put them under your sleeping bag or inside the bag at your feet. I have done this and it keeps them warm and dry. no damp pants when sleeping in the camper or tent and the are toasty warm.

편의점 상어덮밥 : I've always wondered how you would fold the Aliner after it snowed, and now I've seen how it's done. lol

AZ Claimjumper : FWIW, Slim; I prefer a polypropylene balaclava on my head when I crawl into bed in my insulated Cargo Van because & keeps my head & neck warm + it stays on my head no matter how many times I twist/turn while sleeping.

MaggieTrudeau : if you bring your pants under the blanket with you for a little while, they will warm up without turning on a furnace.

GatewayGamer : Sometimes I wish everyone knew how living in a small town in the mid prairies was. Roads only get plowed by the vehicles that drive over them.

Three Dogs and a Camper : Cool video, actually cold video...☃️.