Almost ready...

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Yup, almost ready to leave the Tra-Tel RV Park. I've been here a month+ and although it has its positive sides, I am SO ready to move. Big move tomorrow.....NOT! Sigh....just headed down the road to Camping World where they will take a look at my air bag and see what needs to be done to fix it. Keeping my fingers crossed that it will be a quick fix AND under warranty.

Today I caught up on laundry, washed all my throw rugs, mopped floors, dusted, put stuff away to get ready for travel AND (drum roll, please) hooked up the car to the motorhome, set up the Brake Buddy and went for a test drive. I learned two things....the motorhome definitely knows it's pulling something twice the weight of the trailer and motorcycle and that it is going to take some getting used to stopping this thing. The Brake Buddy needs tweaking....talking with some folks that have the same setup and that should help me fine tune it.

All in all, the test drive went well....and I did all the hookup stuff myself. Got a lot of things to add to my checklists now. LOL! Side benefit, got my generator monthly hour long run taken care of...good for another month.

Of course with the good there always seems to be a little bad.... First was when I pulled the 12 volt plug for the Brake Buddy out of the socket. One of the little spring clips that put tension on it popped out. mobile mechanic is going to fix it in the morning....I will contact Brake Buddy for a longer term fix. Second, my HWH levelers have gotten flakier...or maybe it's the operator. I managed to get them all down but by the time I visually confirmed they were down, they retracted. After 5 or 6 times in and out, I said screw's only one night. I'll worry about that later...probably user error...oh well.

Till next time - keep on rollin',


  1. It seems that nothing is ever simple! I feel for you having to cope with all these things on your own but you seem to be able to handle it. I think I'd be absolutely useless on my own on the road!

  2. Re. the Brake Buddy, our practise is to set it at a lower sensitivity, so it activates only in a panic stop; otherwise, we let the motorhome brakes do the work. We left it at the factory defalt setting the first year we owned it, and wore out the brakes on the toad.

    Best of luck in your future travels.


  3. I don't know how old your HWH leveling jacks are, but whenever we had a problem with ours (back in our motorhome days) HWH always saw that they were repaired properly at no charge. Great folks.


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