I sure do care about traveling cross-country in our trusty truck. You would suppose that I would choose the milder times of year to go exploring the country, although I tend to do the opposite. Call myself and others weird, although I care about exploring the deserts when it’s the hottest & the mountains when it’s the coldest. I suppose I am an severe kind of guy. Last winter, I took a trek through an expansive & beautiful mountain range in the Northeast. It was a recognizably cold & snowy Winter and, although the weather was often inhospitable, the beautiful, snowy winterscape made it worth it to me! I would stop in the fatigued mountain villages where people seem to take beautiful vistas for granted. I suppose if I saw as much snow as they did every year, after that I would not be quite as enthusiastic. But, it’s not care about I care about chilly to death during such trips. I have a top-of-the-line heating program in our truck. Making sure that our heating program is int genuinely working order is just as important as making sure our truck is fully capable of taking these trips. The health of the truck is as important as the health of the driver & I have no intention of chilly to death on a mountain, because I was careless about getting our furnace checked… Having relaxing heating in your automobile in these conditions is of the utmost importance, & I also carry a survival bag with myself and others & other helpful items. That being said, I respectfully stick to the road & don’t travel too far off the beaten path, but it pays to be prepared.