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Our Start to 2018 in Red Bay

Our Start to 2018 in Red Bay

Our start to 2018 included a trip to the home of Tiffin Motor Homes, in Red Bay, Alabama.  We needed to get some body work done on the front end of the RV due to a little mishap.  There are several local businesses run by former employee’s of Tiffin to do work outside of the very busy service center.  I chose McKinney Motor Home Repair (256-356-8634) which is right behind the main manufacturing plant.  It is run by Daniel McKinney…

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Monterey

Monterey

We spent a week in Monterey and had a great time, with so much to see I need to break up this post into two parts.  First up is the Monterey Aquarium: Next was a tour along the coast down to pebble beach.  Talk about drop dead type of scenery, it was breathtaking….   We also had to deal with a major plumbing issue, the fancy motorized toilet had a malfunction and the ball valve would not open which required…

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Solar Install

Solar Install

In a previous post I discussed the design of the solar system I was going to put into the RV.  This is our Christmas present for the RV this year.The work was done by Greg who runs RV Solar Solutions.  We agreed to meet at Lazy L&L campground near Canyon Lake,  which is north of San Antonio, just in the start of Texas Hill Country.  The closest town is New Braunfels, Tx.  The campground sits right on the Guadalupe River and…

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Tiffin Service Center

Tiffin Service Center

Once you need service or repairs, you can take the RV to a Tiffin dealer or you can make the trip to Red Bay, Alabama where Tiffin’s are manufactured.  Near the Manufacturing Facility is the Tiffin Service Center and Campground. Here is what the service center and campground looks like.   All in all, we had to wait three days to get into the Express bay and were in for about 4 hours do to the side seal taking longer…

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Putting stuff in storage….

Putting stuff in storage….

Well, the amount of boxes were starting to take over the office so I decided it was time to get a storage unit to start putting stuff we have to keep in it.  I have a fair amount of model train stuff and we have photo albums, some electronics, my navy stuff, kids stuff that we want to save.  I expect it will only take up a small space as we are not keeping any furniture. All I think I…

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Some maintenance and coach upgrades

Some maintenance and coach upgrades

While working and waiting until November to finally retire and get on with the full time RV life, I needed to attend to some simple maintenance items.  First up was the generator needed its first oil change.  The Onan 10KW generator is a three cylinder diesel engine and required a oil change after the first 50 hours.  After the weekends at National Harbor I had racked up about 53 hours so I figured I might was well do this simple…

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