Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Surprise! - It's Spring!

    I had it all scheduled out. Removing the cover, checking the systems, prepping the interior and exterior. I was ready. Then Murphy stepped in. Seems that over the winter, the massive tree next to the RV had been hit by lightning and was in pretty bad shape besides. I was told to move my RV...NOW! So they could cut down the already falling branches and begin to remove the tree piece by piece.

So....mad scramble to get the cover off and get the RV to the relative safety of the other end of the driveway. I checked the battery fluids, the oil and coolant. Held my breath and turned the key. Started right up. Now, of course, I didn't remove all the interior thermal window covers...why should I? I was only driving 50 feet or so, with a little bit of a tight turn, but I could see out of the windshield and a couple of front-side windows. Worked for the moment. We were safe. Tree got sawed, chopped and re-configured. Not completely, but enough that it looked safe enough to come back. Then I realized it wasn't going to be as easy to back down the driveway without being able to see out the windows!

 Have I mentioned I'd been sick with the flu for the past week and a half? A pretty good recipe for disaster. I had a couple of people outside and the backup camera works quite well. It was cold. I didn't want to be outside any more. Off we went. SLOWLY, backing down the driveway and making the tight turn back to where I was. So, do I get to count this as my "first trip of the season?" I hope not! Well now I guess I have to begin the actual "de-winterization" process. That let's me get my hands (and eyes) on every little piece of the RV and check the systems thoroughly. If the weather is cooperative, a full cleaning is in order.

Should be "fun!" Depending on what your definition of "fun" is.

I am so ready to be on my way, down the road, this season. Lot's of great trips planned to some very cool places. I'll get to fully test out some of the more recent gizmos and gadgets purchased and make sure my Solar charging system is performing as it should. if you see my on the road, say "hello!"

Be Seeing You...Down the Road,

Rich "The Wanderman"


  1. Before we became fulltimers. I can remember the excitement to get on the road again. After being parked in one place for a while, still get that bug. That bug, mind you, is MUCH better than the flu. Be well!

  2. Phyllis,
    So right you are!! I'm feeling a bit better, and am eager to get on the road already! See you there!!

    Rich "The Wanderman"


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