Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
I know this trip was a great learning experience for me. I have some things to think about but I'll take a couple more trips before making a decision. The most surprising is that I don't think Olivia is big enough. I also don't care for the sleeping accommodations and I would prefer to have a dedicated sleeping space and not over the cab. I had no trouble driving her and that's really important. I would have liked to have a vehicle to drive around once I arrived in Clarkston or anywhere else I go. If I were going to be there longer I would have rented a car. If I were to full-time, I don't believe there's enough outside storage. I took hardly anything this trip because it was so short so storage wasn't an issue. I need to figure out how to get my dog inside so that we can take off whenever I want, or full-time if I decide that's the way to go. I don't want to have to arrange dog sitting when I want to take off...I want to take off. I think can hear the road calling me.
If I were to replace Olivia I'm thinking a fifth-wheel. I think they're the most livable and then I'd have a running around vehicle. I towed one to Tucson back in '93 and lived in it for two years, without any slideouts. The ones I looked at before I bought Olivia are pretty impressive.
I have lots to think about.
Missing the sun and warmth,
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
One thing I determined in my reading is that I need to have a surge protector when I plug into the shore line...
My two choices at Camping World were affordable or not affordable, so I went with affordable.
You know how it goes at Camping World...there's always something else to buy that catches your eye, and I wasn't immune to that today. I've been checking Olivia out and I really don't have a lot of storage on the outside. One of the things I need to do when I get to Clarkston, if it's possible, is wash Olivia. When I saw this bucket that folds down to about three inches...
and then expands to a workable size, I decided I needed it. Right now it's out in the garage because the plastic smell is overpowering and I had to get it out of the house. Speaking of washing, where/how do those of you who are like me and can't park their RV at their home do it? Or you full-timers? Where do you wash your RVs?
Since the Camping World closest to me is not that close, I decided to go ahead and purchase a wand for cleaning the holding tanks because I figure I'll have to do that someday.
What's a "Maiden Voyage" without the celebratory bottle of wine...
I think I'm ready. Not true. I still need to load everything onto her tomorrow, then I'm ready. I'm not taking too much stuff because I won't need that much for four days.
I believe that once I'm on the road I'll be ok. It's taking too long to get going and I've had to much time to think. Plus dealing with the sadness and disappointment that I can't take my dog, but I'm dealing with it and I'll be fine. I said on a previous post that it will never be as difficult as the first time. This is the first time. After this, a piece of cake.
Heading for the sunshine,
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
I'm thinking I'm going to have to get one of these and see if it will help my dog up my motorhome steps. If you want more info the website is:
www.discountramps.com/bottoms_up_leash_htm. I found the leash on another website but this one doesn't charge shipping and handling and is $2 cheaper. It costs $32.99. They can be returned if they don't work out, which works for me.
Almost on the road,
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
|Kill A Watt|
|Gloves for sewer connection|
|For the small stuff|
It would probably help if I were at Olivia looking at all this, but I'm not so this will have to do.
Before I sign off I'd like to welcome two new followers: Rian who doesn't appear to have a blog and Sheryl from "ain't for city gals." Thanks for joining me on my journey to RVing. Hang on...it truly starts on the road Monday, June 20th!!
I'm tired of the 60s...degrees that is,