On Saturday, May 20th, we hit the road in our RV to live the full time RV lifestyle!
Okay, I know it was a day late, but we have a really good reason! First of all, we got a new windshield! The rig arrived with a crack in the windshield and we decided to have it repaired before we hit the road.
Then, we were all ready to go and running a few last minute errands (which did NOT include grocery shopping) when Kevin did a pre-trip check of everything. During this check he noticed that one of our tires was FLAT. Not low. FLAT!
We called Coach Net and they arranged for Les Schwab to come out and fix it between 3:00 and 4:00 pm. At that point, we decided it was probably a good idea to contact the state park we had reservations at and let them know that we would be arriving the next day. (Thanks for the expert advice Amy!!)
The crazy thing is, they couldn’t find anything wrong with the tire! We could either pay $500 to have a new tire put on, or put air in the tire and see how things looked in the morning. Believe it or not, we took a chance and luckily, the tire has been performing very well – so far, so good (ugh, I hope I didn’t just jinx it!).
While we were getting ready Friday night to leave Saturday morning, we decided to fill the fresh water tank. I was watching the monitor inside, while Kevin was playing with Kenzie outside. Long story short, it said we were 2/3 full one second, and FULL then next. We had a little overflow before Kevin shut off the hose, and then . . . a LEAK in the fresh water tank!
Needless to say, Kevin was a little pissed off. Why is everything going wrong when we’re trying to hit the road?
We decided to empty the tank since we were heading to a state park with full hook ups and deal with it later (and after Kevin talked to his dad who had been in the RV business for years!) We’ll just call him our RV Hotline. He’s always available to talk Kevin off the ledge 🙂
As we were getting ready to hit the road Saturday morning we noticed the latch on the screen door was broken. Obviously, the Universe was playing some kind of silly joke on us. But we hit the road as planned.
Our amazing neighbors sold their house very soon after we did, but moved out a couple of weeks before us. They were gracious enough to allow us to park in their driveway while we were loading. Prior to that, another amazing couple that we have been friends with for years allowed us to park the rig at their house. We feel pretty blessed to have so many amazing people in our lives willing to help us make this all happen. Thank you Bill & Pam and Ken & Candi for being the most amazing friends anyone could ask for!!
The great news is, we had a great ride to La Pine, Oregon where we are staying for 9 days. The park is beautiful and the weather has been fantastic. So far, we love our new home. We’re still working out our cell phone booster and our connectivity issues, since both of us will be working from the road, but all in all – we are SO HAPPY we made this decision. We love our rig, the animals are all adjusting well (thank you Hemp Oil!) and we are excited for all the experiences that are to come.
Thank you for joining us on our adventure – there is more to come!!