Birthdays – Tulips – Lots of Firsts (for us!)

After having several upgrades and changes made to our rig in anticipation of becoming Full-timers next year, we were anxious to hit the road and try out our new things while at the same time celebrating both of our Birthdays (6 days apart).

So off to Holland, Michigan to join in on the Tulip Time festival.
First, let’s talk about the firsts!In the past month or so we had the following items installed in our rig.1.A Residential Refrigerator, 2.Easy Start units on both A/Cs. 3. JT Strong Arm stabilizers, 4. Splendide Combination Washer/Dryer, 5. Custom built shelving in the front Master Bedroom Closet, 6. A Berkey Water Filter, 7. Battery Operated Motion Sensing Lights for the inside stairs and ½ bath, and 8.LCI SolidStep entry stairs.Everything worked well and we are glad we made the choices.

With both of us being Taurus’s we were looking for a trip not too far from home where we could camp and enjoy an area we hadn’t been to before (well, I was here about 55 years ago).I had been thi…
Our First trip, New truck, well new to us, and our new RV.   Within about 2 hours into our trip my husband announces the RV is coming apart.  Well the thoughts that go through your head at the point were really out there. To my great relief, it was only the bottom half of one of our RV panels that was coming off and almost dragging on the ground, not the entire RV that I was expecting to see on the ground behind us on the highway.  We did not panic. I saw part of the panel come off of the large panel and walked back to get it just as it got run over by a car.  We were not able to recover the parts as the were gone with the wind. I walked back to the RV and truck and we limped down the highway with flashers on going about 20 miles an hour to try and get off the exit. 
Thank goodness for the cell phones. I looked up trailer parts and repair centers and found this great place that was open for another 1 1/2 hours. I called  and they agreed to look at it and see if they could put it back o…