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Month: June 2016

Water Problem…Warranty Coverage

Water Problem…Warranty Coverage

One issue that surfaced soon after we got the RV was the washer only worked once, the second time we tried it, we got a H2O error on the washer. Now with my ability to operate nuclear power plants, this seems like an easy problem to diagnose.  Tested all different combinations on washer, both hot and cold water, no luck.  So is it the washer or the supply, simple test is to remove the hoses from the back of the…

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Stuff I use and recommend

Stuff I use and recommend

Some folks have asked about stuff I have been getting for the RV that I sometimes talk about in a post such as the HDMI switch.  I actually bought one that did not work and had to buy another one to finally get one to meet my needs and actually works.  So I have added a new top menu item labeled appropriately “STUFF” where I will try to add links to stuff I have found that meets my needs.  If…

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Boy this RV thing is really tall….

Boy this RV thing is really tall….

So, just how do I get on top of this thing?  I did not get the built in ladder in an effort to keep the clean look and I thought the quality of the installed ladder was lacking considering the 200+ lbs it would suffer with me using it.  So after a few searches I found a few neat ladders others had used: First was a standard A frame ladder but it folds up into a nice neat square: Revolutionary…

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2nd Amendment Noise…

2nd Amendment Noise…

We decided to spend the weekend in Centerville at Bull Run Regional Park, Cathy was going to our daughter’s wedding shower nearby and I needed some time to work on the RV.  So on Friday I went and picked up the RV from storage, got it to the campsite and Cathy met me there.  It was a nice pull through spot, but the one thing I learned when I opened the door was:  The shooting range was nearby, mostly for…

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Parking lot camping

Parking lot camping

We were able to get permission and pay ($25 per day) to bring the rig into National Harbor and park it close to the house to do some outfitting and some tours to the neighbors who wanted to see it.  Here are a few pictures of what we did…. Sunset over National Harbor, watching the baseball game with neighboor’s Then I decided in the morning to take it to the local gas station to fill up with Diesel, wanting to…

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RV Local Shakedown Operations….pre deployment

RV Local Shakedown Operations….pre deployment

Plans for some local DC area trips so we can load more stuff from house and get some re organization done.  Fist up was to remove some of the pillows that made the bed nice to look at but was totally in the way when trying to sleep in the bed.  Plan is to put them in storage.  I got some storage bags with vacuum seals to compress the pillows. And here is the results for the three very large…

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Satellite TV and other creature comforts…

Satellite TV and other creature comforts…

So for the past decade or more we have gotten into the bad habit of not watching live TV other than sports..and it has to be in High Definition. All of the stuff we like to watch gets recorded on our DVR and we purposely watch things later in the evening or the next day so we don’t have to sit through commercials.  So what are we to do with the RV and how is that going to work out?…

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Our first real RV park…

Our first real RV park…

So after a few hours at the Tiffin Service Center getting the Cruise Control working, we hit the road to just outside of Knoxville, TN and stopped at Anchor Down RV resort that is right on a lake.  It was a six hour drive and about 300 miles from Red Bay.  Lot of firsts on this leg, first time pulling the Jeep, getting lunch on the highway while underway, kind of like eating on watch, we never did that in…

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Post from the road

Post from the road

Going to see how working on the cell phone works to update the blog… So we spent a full day going over the RV and 1/2 on loading up and minor repairs and adjustments.  We left Sherman RV and drive to Red Bay to Custom RV to get some work done. 1st up was a dash mat and entry carpet… Next up Satellite and jeep work