I have been traveling in my Roadtrek for about 2 weeks. I want to remind you that I have never driven or been in an RV before in my life, I am learning quite a bit about this temporary lifestyle.
I am not living in this full time. I am on a journey and the purpose of this journey is to meet friends now and old and thank them for the support they have given me and my husband over the past 3 years. When I stop to visit friends I am usually staying in their homes, which are delightfully air conditioned. Sweet!!!
Ihave spent 3 nights in Fernadina Beach, Florida visiting my sister and brother-in-law. While I was there they sold their house in St Augustine. This is another reminder for me that life moves on. We had a marvelous visit and I also had a great opportunity to know my brother-in-law, Joe.
I have since traveled north spending 2 nights outside of Macon, Georgia with Ange, another dear friend. I met Hazel a true southern bell and her mother-in-law. Southern hospitality is alive and well, trust me.
I have begun to have a relationship with my Roadtrek. Every time I drive it or stay in it I learn something new. I continue to explore the parts of this delightful vehicle And myself. Here is what I have learned so far.
- Leave the inverter off unless you need it. (It still confounds me)
- Pack light. I have not done this and I know I will do this the next time.
- Keep everything in it's place. If you use it put it back.
- The pump only needs to be on when not hooked up to shore power. And, yes I found the switch.
- The bed in my RT is too soft. I bought a 4 inch memory foam and it was still soft. Off I went to Home Depot and talked to one of my adopted salesmen. I now have 6 boards that I put in between a quilt, they act like bed slats.. My memory foam lies on top and I sleep like baby. When I get to northern NJ I am going to make a Bag for them.
- I don't seriously think I can parallel park.
- Figure out the GPS before you leave home and know it is not always correct.
- Secure everything before you take off and stop often until you can find out where that last rattle is coming from.
- Lastly, when you see a scorpion in the shower at a campground use the shower in your RT.
I am staying with good friends outside of Asheville, NC for a week. I who am not a church goer, went to church today. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?