I don’t know if Biz is back luck or what, but things are starting to break down on our RV! In this video the mattress fails, the steps get worse, the fridge continues to act up and the shower falls off of for the last time! When we get to Bellingham, WA I take the shower out and install a shower curtain setup. Thus far, I much prefer the shower curtain!
After a morning working at the truck stop we head West towards Utah. As I had hoped, the weather decided to cooperate and and we get some great views through Wyoming. Then, after hanging out with some friends in Salt Lake G heads home and Kobuk and I head to the mountains of Utah. I make a small mistake by ONLY looking at the current weather. I had no idea that it had dumped feet of snow earlier
It turns out the 100w light was just not enough for the extreme cold that was heading our way. This time, it appeared as though the water pump itself froze up. We then head into Morgan, UT to pick up some new gear in hopes of preventing this from happening again. Then G gets the RV ready for Christmas time!
I have noticed a lot of comments mentioning the pro’s and con’s of flat towing vs dolly towing. It seems as though people have their camp and are sticking with it. The one thing that influenced me was someone in the industry rv trying to set a tow dolly and laughing when I said some people say tow dollies are easier. He was red faced and sweaty and looked at me and said they had no idea what they were talking about. I, for one, have had no problems with my 4 on the floor setup. Backing up has not been a problem but binding has been…that is because I have a cheaper tow bar. Anyway…we head into Bend. And no, we did not go rock climbing. Exploring and relaxing took priority. Then I discuss how going with the flow in regards to eating is key for my sanity and end the day with a supply run and a “good” rating for our cranking battery.
If you are considering getting a tow car for your RV this may be a worthwhile video. Looking back, investing in another tow car was just not an option. However, you may not be in that situation. Not only was G’s car older, we also had to do a very specific sequence to tow it. If the sequence is done wrong then we destroy the transmission. Before taking it to the shop I changed the plugs, wires, cap, rotor and ignition coil. But, alas, we make it out of Anchorage.
If we do happen to boondock in Anchorage we always stay at the local Cabela’s. The lot is large, clean and safe. After a morning at Cabela’s we head to the shopping area of Anchorage and notice the roof leaking. A quick repair job was done and then we head back tot he RV to cook an amazing Pizza!
After some morning chores we finally hit the road in our RV. We are joined by Biz, who you will be seeing a lot of, and Jarod. We then drop off G’s car and then head to pick up some food for the road. Lastly, we end our day in the Cabela’s parking lot and cook an awesome salmon dinner!
When we boondocked we just happened to be next to a Home Depot. Being I had a shopping list of things I needed to get I stopped by and picked up some gear. I replace the aerator with a .5 gallon per minute unit and try silicone grease to fix our RV toilet. Then when trying to leave town we have to turn around the winds are so bad!
G returns and we spend 4 nights boondocking in Coeur D’Alene and get a lot of things done! We set up an appointment at a local transmission shop for our 30,000 mile maintenance.
We awoke to our full-time RV fridge beeping at us. We have had a decent amount of trouble with the NorCold fridge. I feel as though it has caused us the most trouble in our time int he RV thus far. Later we head down a beautiful road towards what we hope is better road conditions.