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VA Trip Days 3-10

Posted 12-13-2019 at 05:54 PM by MEWright

11/24/2019
Day 3

Well I called it pretty spot on in the last blog. We got out at 9am not 10 as predicted. Hit the road with absolutely no intentions of stopping other than to pee. We have to stop since I am the only driver. Drove straight into VA without incident until…… The traffic in this state is ridiculous and the drivers are bizarre. We got stuck in 3, no lie, 3, count them 1 , 2 , 3 wrecks that caused the entire freeway to be SHUT DOWN. Seriously I lost my mind at the...
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Thanksgiving Trip to VA 2019 days 1 and 2

Posted 11-23-2019 at 10:07 PM by MEWright

11/22/2019
Trip to Winchester VA

Night before we leave;
This will be the longest trip we have taken. We have the puppies with friends, so it is just us. Leaving the house around 9am, daughter gets counted as present in school at 9am so we take her out and leave at 9:15..Not sure of the weather so what do we take? It’s a 40G, take everything plan for all weather patterns short of blizzard. If we see a blizzard coming, we will Tac and head to FL.
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Jellystone Park, Kerrville Texas

Posted 10-16-2019 at 09:30 AM by MEWright

Trip to Jellystone Park in Kerrville Texas for a 4-day weekend.

The kids had a 4-day weekend, so we ran about 2 hours south to Kerrville Texas to stay at Jellystone Park on the Guadalupe River. We have stayed at this park before, but they have added a lot of stuff, increased the size, water slides, more cabins more park.
My daughter invited her friend to come with us and this was the first trip with a friend to join. My wife and I, 2 kids, 2 dogs meant a full bus. The trip...
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Pacebend Park, Spicewood Texas (outside of Austin)

Posted 09-29-2019 at 08:18 PM by MEWright

This was a great trip for us. Pacebend is about 10 minutes from our house but it was the first time we have ever taken the coach there. A friend has a yearly party that is over a long weekend and they all have rental units delivered. We decided to take the coach instead of just running home each night. Turned out this was a great way to play.

I drove to the park several months prior to the event to make sure our 40G would fit in the spots.

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Medina Highpoint in Median TX (quick weekend trip)

Posted 07-21-2019 at 10:16 PM by MEWright

Trip to Medina Highpoint.

We left last Thursday for a quick weekend to Medina Highpoint RV park in Medina, Texas. Medina is between Kerrville Texas and Bandera Texas smack in the middle of the Texas hill country. 1 hour west of Fredericksburg for the wine drinkers, 1 hours SW of San Antonio, 2 hours from Austin, 45 minutes off I10 from Kerrville.

Medina Highpoint is part of the Katherines Landing RV Park Group. We have stayed at the Katherines Landing in ARK and...
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New Puppy Blues ---- continued

Posted 06-17-2019 at 10:05 PM by MEWright

We have a new (1-year-old) Brittany Spaniel. Being a puppy, she does what puppies do, chew on everything, furniture, windowsills, toys, and BUS WIRRING…

We came home a few weeks ago to find a small section of wring harness on our back porch, OOOHHH CRAP...

Steep learning curves ahead…New lessons to start, in 3-2-1..

Slide under the coach and spot 3 sets of wires chewed through, connectors missing. Get...
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Trip to Fort Collins

Posted 05-29-2019 at 04:47 PM by MEWright

We left Austin with no major issues headed to Amarillo TX. Made it away from the house without forgetting anything. Planed on boondocking in a Walmart in Amarillo TX. My brother and I switching drivers, wife and daughter riding shotgun and co-co pilot respectively. About an hour out of Amarillo, my lead co pilot informs us that “we” have located a RV park on I40 that had after hours check in, spots open and we would not be boondocking at Walmart, rather we would be at Oasis RV Park for 59ish dollars...
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Its time to hit the road, making last minute repairs/service

Posted 05-12-2019 at 11:35 AM by MEWright
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Last year before we put her away for the season we had a few items that needed repairs and in true fashion, I put the off until 2 days before we leave for Colorado for a week.
1. Level jack alarm would sound when turning ,,, Low fluid easy fix. Check and done
2. On the way home on our last trip we drug the front nose on a low driveway. No body damage but we broke the gennie latch clean off.

After looking into many different options I decided...
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Decision to NOT take the coach!

Posted 02-20-2019 at 08:45 AM by MEWright

We planned a trip for the presidents day weekend to run up to Durango Colorado and get some skiing in. Nice long weekend, great for a quick trip.

Dilema;
Take the coach or drive and get a hotel each way???

16 Hours drive in my truck 18 in the coach.
75-85mph in the truck, 65-70mph in the coach
12.8 MPG in the truck - 8MPG in the coach
Additional fuel over hotel costs???
Weather????

We decided to drive my truck and...
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First winter, first time to winterize

Posted 01-27-2019 at 08:39 PM by MEWright

Well its wintertime in Texas. For those elsewhere that means we will have days like today at 70F then in a week it will be in the Teens.

About a month ago I drained everything thinking (100% incorrectly ) that this would be enough to get us through the winter if I kept the heat on. We had a pretty good freeze early.

Pretty sure this is why the HWH bypass valve failed.

Replaced the HTH Bypass valve then went online and bought some stuff on Amazon..I...
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Holy c*%p the learning curve is getting steep

Posted 12-30-2018 at 08:51 PM by MEWright

When we got the coach a few months ago we did the usual walk through "Tour" then we were waved goodbye.

I had a pretty good idea of the depth of the pool I had just jumped in, I knew the water temp and thought I could recognize the hazards..

I remember this like it was yesterday, (For those with a Fleetwood Discovery you may want to take notice here),

During the new owner walk through, I was shown how to open the pull out for the generator....
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First 'on the road" breakdown...and other stuff

Posted 12-26-2018 at 09:34 PM by MEWright

We left Austin for the coast this morning with 1/8th tank of fuel. Waiting for the cheapest diesel I could find I put myself in a position to buy the most expensive..

Also the pumps machines were down so you had to go inside. While waiting to pay with the other 5 truckers, a few other "truckers" came in bitching loudly about the pump blocking RV driver ME,,,, I spun around and told them very loudly that I was in line to pay just like the other...
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What we did around the house for the coach

Posted 12-19-2018 at 09:57 PM by MEWright
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Well, I think there are different types of MH families;
1. FT'ers
2. Store at CG (part time'ers - Weekend'ers)
3. Store off Site 'ers
4. Store at Home 'ers

We are Home'ers; DOOOH

Once we decided to get a coach (cant call my coach a motor home, sounds to much like mobile home ) I knew I did not want to store it off site. Out of site out of mind. The more I see it the more I want to use it. Our neighborhood has no restrictions...
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Its getting cold in TX so its time to drain everything

Posted 12-19-2018 at 08:05 PM by MEWright

Its early December in Texas and starting to get cold (for us). I decided to go ahead and drain everything. We did not have a trip planned for a few weeks and I was concerned we might really drop in temp. I did not want to do this procedure for the first time at night when a norther was blowing in, freezing my butt off outside hopping I did it all correctly.

I opened the door of the wet bay and followed the directions to the letter. Step by step winterizing directions are on a sticker...
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Days 3-4-5 of the trip to Hot Springs AR

Posted 11-23-2018 at 08:53 PM by MEWright

Day 3 we spent in Hot Springs shopping and walking around the town center. Cute little stores but nothing really special. We found some Christmas presents and did a lot of walking. It was still pretty cold so we ducked into every open store. Had great pizza at Grateful Head. This was a very good pizza, loaded very fresh topping and an awesome crust. Highly recommend going here. They also have homemade root-beer for the kids. Their 14” large was way more than enough for me and my wife. Daughter had...
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