In anticipation of being on the road and not plugged in for days at a time, we wanted to ensure we could make good use of 12V power to charge devices, such as tablets and phones. David had installed a set of 12V outlets in the main living area, but we wanted to install some additional outlets on either side of the bed for convenience. To do this, we needed to run wires from the batteries under the bed to a fuse block and then to the new outlets.
We couldn’t ignore the truck in all this prep. Dave made sure it had an inspection, rotated the tires, changed the oil, and installed new batteries.
Now, with our work done on the truck and the RV, we were ready to leave Hampton and make our way further north.
We returned to Outdoor Express RV in WV, where we bought our fifth wheel to have some warranty work done. Some cabinet doors needed adjusting, the day/night shade in the rear window wasn’t staying up, the spring that helps the table raise up had broken (again), and the holding tank sensors weren’t reading right. When we arrived early on a rainy Thursday morning, the service team set to work on the RV. In addition to the warranty work, we had them re-pack the wheel bearings. Most of the items were done within a couple of hours of our arrival. We would have to make a return trip in the fall to finish up since parts would have to be ordered. However, we were grateful for the good service and a welcome offer to let us leave the fifth wheel there over the weekend so we could visit Dave’s mom.
We can only hope it goes smoothly from here on out.
We enjoyed a rare opportunity to have all the grandkids and Bonnie and Adam together for a picnic the Saturday before we left Hampton. What a treat to spend time with all of them. We even got to help Alexis celebrate her 10th birthday. The next weekend, we enjoyed the company of Dave’s mom and sister Diane and friend Pam. It was good to see them doing well.
And so it begins.