My father recently passed. I wrote a few words of remembrance.
My RV is equipped with air brakes. One of the differences between air brakes and hydraulic automotive brakes is how the parking brake is actuated. Most cars have a lever in the passenger compartment attached to a cable that attaches to the rear brakes. Air brake systems use air (or the lack of it) to set the parking brake.
Storing the RV between trips can be expensive if you have to park at a storage facility. Additionally, I prefer to have the RV where I can see it on a daily basis.
The wife and I attended the inaugural RVillage Rally in Elkhart, Indiana on March 17th to the 20th. This was our first rally.
Recently, I switched from towing a Rav4 with a tow dolly to flat towing a Honda Fit. Flat towing is expensive compared to the tow dolly but boy, it sure is convenient.
Many RV websites recommend the Accutire Tire Pressure Gauge. I found it to be lacking. Cheap plastic, poor ergonomics, and odd-ball replacement batteries make this a poor choice for RV tires.
One of the things we enjoy about RVing is experiencing new and interesting places. But that doesn’t mean you can’t discover fun experiences nearby. The Old Road Dinner Train in Blissfield Michigan is less than an hour from our home and it has only taken us 25 years to “discover” it.
So what do you do when you get a new RV? Why take it on a 6,000 mile trip out West of course. I won’t bore you with the travel log. Here’s a photo album with maps and pictures if you’re interested.
I was over at Midway RV the other day. The 2018 New Aire is a model that was not available last year. Good thing. I probably would have spent a lot more money.