They say New Zealand is a campervanner's paradise. Want proof? We refer you to exhibit A: this photo from Lake Ohau by @art_green. It really, truly doesn't get much better than this! 🖼️ #mauimotorhomes#gobycamper#legs
Favorite thing about Hearst Castle. The man would only entertain surrounded by priceless European tapestries and under antique Renaissance oak ceilings in a castle on top of some of California’s most beautiful coastline. But there must be ketchup and mustard on the table at all meals, cause that’s how he’s keeping it real with his childhood love for camping. #parksonwheels
We haven’t had a lot of insta-worthy days lately, it’s just been filled with work and long travel days to get back to GA.
We will be dropping off our RV tomorrow for a week at the dealer for some warranty work, it has us in a packing frenzy! I haven’t had to pack a bag for an overnight in months- I love having our house with us everywhere we go (even on vacation!) Now I have to pack for all of us for a week! We also have take all our Christmas items with us (just in case the dealer doesn’t finish in time) and Jeff has to take all his computer stuff to keep working. Plus, we have to empty out the fridge and freezer and get it defrosted.
What a To-Do list!
Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.
Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road.
Move In Day! Well, the first of many. I’m so glad we are able take our time over the month and get things exactly how we want them before we launch after the new year. I see a big trip to Ikea in our near future. 😬 #happyloudlife
Constant vigilance... must be the watch phrase for RV ownership. Coming back to the RV after walking around town, I saw a small puddle under the coach. I knew there was no rain last night so this had to come from around the coach.
My first worry was the kitchen sink area which is directly above this location. I just removed and capped the old questionable water filter and capped the old non-functional needle valve that supplied it. That was alright, but an elbow on the sink supply was dripping slightly, most likely from the poor location of the pull out faucet hose snagging and tugging on the elbow. There was a small puddle, maybe a couple table spoons worth of water, no way it got under the RV.
That drip fixed I went under the coach to investigate further. There I spotted dampness on the small drain nipple on the outside of a storage bin, then a line of wet plastic above that inside the bin, then a single small drop of water on the water pump. With a single loose screw that seamed to be allowing a drop of water to escape ever so slowly.
So the moral of this long story is: always look out for anything slightly out of the ordinary, and even if an easy solution presents itself search through and verify the whole system is a-okay. Because it's an RV and there are always at least 8 things broken or failing at any given time, if you don't believe me you aren't looking hard enough and doing your maintenance and inspections.
A #flashbackfriday to when we were installing the reclaimed wood panels for our ceiling and figuring out where to place the lights. We still remember all of the small successes throughout our building process and even though it was hours of dedication and work, the freedom we have gained in return makes it all worth while.