Just wanted to report in and share my first solo trip in my new Roadtrek.
I headed for New Holland in Lancaster County, PA on Saturday. It was a gorgeous day in the 90's, but was stifling hot and humid. So needless to say, I sat inside after hooking up my water hose and electrical cable. The AC works great!
After the sun went down, I practiced putting out the awning and got a chair out for some pleasant manual reading. I couldn't figure out why I wasn't getting any hot water after turning on the water heater. I finally discovered that the propane needed to be on. Duh!
I also switched the refridgerator over to propane opposed to electric and that got much colder as well. Using propane scares me a little due to the flammability of it, but I guess I will just have to get over it.
Come night fall, I could hear thunder in the distance and they were calling for scattered storms, so I put in the awning and closed up the windows just in time. I slept pretty well, despite the thunder and plunking of walnuts from the tree above dropping on the roof. I sure hope they didn't cause any dents, but I was not about to climb up there to find out and there was nothing I could do about it anyway.
I tested all the systems except the generator and everything appears to work well. The park I was in prides itself on quiet solitude with no scheduled activities. I think they would have frowned on me firing up the Onan on a peaceful Sunday morning ;)I'll save that for the next trip out.
My last feat was to empty the holding tank. Mine only has one 22 gallon tank for both the gray and black water. It comes with an automatic macerator, so all I had to do was push a button and it was done.
So now, I feel pretty confident with how everything works. It was a great practice session. I checked out on Sunday because I needed to be back for an interview this morning.
My plan is to go back to the OR for a year of current experience and then do some traveling nursing come next October. There's not much demand for a Detox Nurse to sustain continuous assignments to make a living.
My next trip out is a weekend in the Poconos in two weeks. I joined the Mid-Atlantic chapter of RVing Women and they are having a rally there with the Northeast Network. It should be a fun time and maybe I'll actually look like I know what I'm doing. LOL
2007 RoadTrek SS-Agile