Our first trip was from PA to SC fr a visit with family over Thanksgiving. Had a blast being able to 'boondock' at their place like Cousin Eddie Johnson and the Griswolds!
Anyway, these are some of the things I learned quickly and will be paying attention to in the future (there are a lot more of them too).
60-65mph at bottom of large hill = 50 at the top.
70-75mph at bottom of large hill = 68-70 at the top.
Fuel stops = hitch drag (really need to watch road and transition surfaces).
DW filled galley = DH can’t find a thing.
5 birds (2 parrots & 3 tiels) = it works but takes a lot of room.
Traveling with parrots = the carpet has to go.
Trying to conserve water & battery = small paranoia.
Folks merging onto highway less than speed limit = idiot getting a horn blasted into their driver’s side window!
Idiot car drivers = idiot truck drivers…..there’s too many of both.
Older vehicle = older/less electronics (I enjoy having a compass and outside temp on the rearview mirror.
Road bumps = things on dash shelves bouncing all over. Need to work on bracing.
Using the furnace when 23 degrees out = warm feet while walking through motorhome.
All in all a wonderful trip = DW was happy and already talking about another destination for early 2015. Investigating replacing the carpet for now!