Well it’s been a real long time and I think I will pick this back up again for fun.
Since my last post we have been on the road and are now quite used to the fulltime RV lifestyle. Some quick thoughts:
-Read park reviews…
This is something we didn’t do for a recent two week stay to visit my sister’s place in New Hampshire. Place was such a dump we wouldn’t let anyone over to see RV or visit, lol
-RVs are built out of balsa wood (or lighter and cheaper)
Expect to make many repairs and “improvements”. Cabinets, vents, doors, door handles, etc. Rumbling down the road as much as we do tends to shake things up and loose. A screwdriver will quickly become your best friend, tho the funky phillips/robertson screws that are used throughout our RV are of a size that I have to pull out the big toolset for a robertson bit and another set for a bit driver (annoying). Trying to use the philips is an exersize in futility cause those damn things strip like crazy (especially if they are the phillips/robertson combo types).
-Space is tight
Even in our big 5th wheel (413 sq ft) space is at a premium. Our business does take up some room, but things you never thought were big take up a remarkable amount of space. One of the rules we have loosely adopted is if you haven’t used it in six months you really don’t need it.
-Have a spotter outside when manuvering.
Seems like a simple idea, but I of course got overconfident when pulling the rig into a narrow driveway and put the passenger side trailer wheels into the ditch (destroying our set of rear stairs). Lesson learned and it was an expensive one $300 tow truck bill to get it out (and we still haven’t replaced the stairs). Having your wife outside telling you what to do helps a lot when trying to manuver a 40 foot trailer (There is so much to say on this point, but all of it will land me in the doghouse, so I will leave it at that)
I think that’s enough random thoughts for now, future posts will include pics (some from the phone and some from the kick-ass canon).