Having said goodbye to Joe on Monday of Thanksgiving week, we re-positioned our RV to another site at the park. This was our first time moving the RV with the new truck. We learned more about the truck’s trailering features, including camera views that aid in hooking up and maneuvering the trailer. The truck’s software also tracks the miles specific to trailering, which would prove useful. We would pull out again on Friday after Thanksgiving to move to Emporia for three nights. Then we would head out to Jacksonville on Monday. At least that was the plan.
Our new Silverado had just under 1000 miles, but more importantly, it had no towing miles. The owner’s manual requires that the first 500 miles towing should be less than 50mph. That is most of the distance to Florida from Pocahontas. Since we didn’t want to travel that speed on I95, we mapped out a route that took us off the interstate. And no matter what Google Maps says, our average speed on these routes was going to be less than 50, meaning this was going to be a slow trip.
Before all of the drama of Covid and our trip south, we spent a nice Thanksgiving Day with Bonnie’s family. The food and the company were great. Troy smoked a delicious turkey and there lots of delicious sides to go with it.
After moving the RV, we returned the next day to help install panels on one open end of an shed. While Troy and Troy had already installed most of the frame by the time we arrived, we managed to lend some hand to install the highest of the long panels that would enclose the space. Luckily, the next panels went in without our help the next day because we weren’t in a good position to help once Cathy tested positive.