Our First Trip in the RV – Part Two

We woke up the next morning very cold.  The front A/C did a good job cooling the RV off overnight.  The kids noticed there was water leaking out of the RV from the water fill spout.  I looked and the fresh water tank was full, even though we weren’t trying to fill it.  I figured out how to drain the tank and decided to watch it going forward.  The cool air in the RV didn’t last long and we were quickly getting overheated again.  We decided to go out to lunch and stop by the house for some more fans.  We enjoyed lunch mostly because the pizza place was air conditioned.  We stopped by the house and got two more fans, we enjoyed the air conditioning at home and pet the cats for a little while before heading back.  On our way back we decided to drive around the campground and if we found a more shaded site we might switch.  There wasn’t a better spot so we stayed where we were. Continue Reading →

Our First Trip in the RV – Part One

This weekend we are traveling to Taylorsville Lake for two nights.  This will allow us to figure out the RV and really test the different systems.  Taylorsville Lake is not too far from our house so if necessary we could easily travel back home.  We left Sunday afternoon around 1:30pm, we needed to stop at a fueling station to fill up the RV.  Since the RV is a diesel, I found a station where pulling in and out should be easy.  There aren’t any tight turns, and the pumps face North to South allowing easy access. Continue Reading →

What Did I Get Stuck On and Moving the RV

Today I emptied the RV after returning home with the RV from the dealership.  There wasn’t much in there since we only packed for 3 days.  I also wanted to figure out what the RV was stuck on when we tried pulling in last night.I started to walk down the driveway to the street to analyze the area and determine where we got stuck.  As soon as I started down the driveway I could tell we didn’t exactly get stuck the way I thought.  I figured we went off the driveway, but that wasn’t the case. Continue Reading →

The ride home from the dealer

This was my first time really driving an RV, while I drove it on the test drive we were going to travel around 300 miles back home.  I was certainly nervous and hoped everything would go alright.  I intended to take my time and not rush.  This is also the first time my daughter would be driving this far, as she would be following in our van.  We were supposed to leave around 10am it was now 3:30pm.  We wouldn’t arrive home until after 9pm at best. Continue Reading →

RV Purchase Part 4

We spent the night in the RV for the first time.  We had the A/C turned really low due to the high heat during the day.  I woke up at 4am freezing, the RV had really cooled off over night.  I couldn’t get to the thermostat since my son’s bed blocked my path.  It was really cold and all of us were feeling it.  I finally got up and took my shower only to find there really wasn’t any hot water.  I could feel a slight heat to the water but it was definitely not right.   Continue Reading →