It feels good to get back on the road again!
Yesterday I managed to get all the stuff done that I needed to do to the motorhome to get it back on the road. The very first thing I did was power up my TST Model 507 and check all the pressures. It’s been cold here mostly in the 40s so the air was a bit down. I wanted to get on the road with good pressures and that’s what I did. The front wheel covers have to come off since I need to unscrew the sensor to add air. The backs are a piece of cake and out in the open.
About the TST, I was sent a new sensor for our car because the one I had was DOA. Stuff happens. I got the new sensor and I had to program it. I lost the durn book. I called TST and they sent me a “Quick Start” (QS) document in eMail. Let me tell you, the Quick Start was very well written. The process to program a new sensor was exceptionally easy and the directions were spot on. It only took less than 30 seconds to program a sensor and save the settings. The QS has you programming the sensor right on the valve stem with the display unit in battery mode. It worked great.
All set the air is just right! Next thing on the agenda was to charge the water system. I hooked up the hose and charged the system. All the valves were pre-set in the correct direction to fill the water heater. I came inside and operated the water valve checked the washer for leaks and not seeing any leaks, drips, or errors we were good to go. Packing the rig is pretty easy now days since it’s next to the house but still why does it take so many trips and why do I bring so much stuff ???
Roxy was of course all excited because anytime I get near the motorhome she sets off to barking and wants to be in the rig and on the road …. almost all the time. The reasons why she loves to RV is all about the food. When we visit folks with dogs or cats, Roxy is into those food bowls in a heartbeat. She must have a fooddar or something like that (dog esp) because she does not have to search, her nose points in the direction of the food. Her vet just told us that she’s OK but I have to cut her chow down by 25%. Boy is she pissed! Now I have to cut her food down by 1/4 of a cup but I feed her 3 times a day instead of 2 times a day. I also have to give her 1 less snack. Lunch eliminates 1 snack so that’s good. The Vet told me “again” about her weight and what doxie spines look like. He does not like her to be 14 pounds. 12 would be better.
I hooked up the car and got on the road and life is good. We stopped at the rest stop in Santee for lunch. I got to run the generator and the heat pump & microwave ran fine. Water pump is also working just fine. So far day 1 has been a good day!
1st stop is at Golder Isles Park here in Brunswick, GA. I can’t believe it but Col said she only paid ~$18.00 for a 50A pull thru. That’s great! It looks like it’s going to rain this evening and it may rain tomorrow but it looks like good weather is coming no later than Monday it’ll be in the 70s.
Cruising today I ran at 2200 RPM, 62 MPH, and I was looking at MPGs from 7.8 to 8.3. Not too shabby for an old rig of some 89,000+ miles. I just took my time and wasn’t in a hurry to get anywhere. We fueled up at the Hook at Exit 29, gas was priced at 3.05. Seen worse than that already for Cash.
I saw Robbie Gordon’s hauler today, going southbound and a few others. Can you believe it, the Daytona 500 is only a couple of weeks away
This park has got cable so I hope to watch a new favorite show at 10 called Blue Bloods.
Tomorrow its onto Manatee Hammock (MH) in Titusville. It’s going to be a short run just about 200 miles or so. Can you believe it, we’ve never been to MH Park in all the times that we came to FL. Went by it a lot of times but never stopped.